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                      If I Had It All - Dave Matthews Band
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Tabbed by: M Silvey
E-mail: ATiger579304@gmail.com

It's much better to have the lyrics included.  
If you aren't singing as you play, then you should be!!!!  

I decided to change the G on Riif 1.
I prefer doubling up the B on the G string(3).
Try to let the A at the end of Riff 1 ring, and slide into the start.
Let the vocals decide.

Lyrics on top, and Guide on the bottom.

Tuning: Standard (E B G D A E)



Intro

e|---------5-7------7------------------|
B|-------7--------5-----5\3-5--5h7--5--|
G|--/6-7-------------------------------|
D|------------------------5----7-------|
A|--------------7----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
    /2 3  3  1  3 1 4   1 3  4 3 4  1   
                              
         
Riff 1 - Verse 1

  Sometimes I can't move my feet it seems
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------0--0-0-0----2--|
G|-----------2-4------------4--4-4-x----4--4-4-4----2--|
D|--------4-----------------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3  2  1 3            Esus2       G(-5)       A

As if I'm stuck in the ground somehow, like a tree
As if I can't even breath
My screams just come whispering out
As if nobody can even see me
Like a ghost! Sometimes I can't see myself sometimes
Then again

Transition to  Chorus

                 If I were a king?         If I had everything?
e|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
B|-------------1-----------------------|--0----------------------|
G|--2-0--------0-----------------------|--0----------------------|
D|------4-2-0--2-----------------------|--2----------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------|--2----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
    1   3 1    C   Strumming..........    Em   Strumming........

      If I had you,     and I could         give you your dreams. 
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--2----------------------------------|--1----------------------|
G|--2----------------------------------|--2----------------------|
D|--2----------------------------------|--2----------------------|
A|--0----------------------------------|--0----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
    A   Strumming......                   Am   Strumming........
        
  If I were giant-sized,                 on top of it all. 
e|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
B|----------1--------------------------|--0----------------------|
G|----------0--------------------------|--0----------------------|
D|----------2--------------------------|--2----------------------|
A|----------3--------------------------|--2----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
            C   Strumming.......          Em   Strumming........

        Then tell me what in the world would I sing for 
e|-------------------2-------------------------------|
B|-------------------3-------------------------------|
G|-------------------2-------------------------------|
D|-------------------0-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
                     D   Strumming...   {let fade}

  If I had it all.
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------2-4------4--------------|
D|-------4----------2--------------|
A|--/4-5------------2--------------|
E|------------------0--------------|
  Short Riff 1          {let ring}    

Verse 2
Riff 1

  Sometimes I feel lost
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------0--0-0-0----2--|
G|-----------2-4------4--4-4-x----4--4-4-4----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3        
         
As I pull you out like strings of memories
Wish I could weave them into you
Then I could figure the whole damn puzzle out
But, then again

Transition to Chorus
Chorus 2 (only last line is different)
C Em A Am
C Em D

If I were a king? If I had everything?
If I had you, and I could give you your dreams?
If I were giant-sized, on top of it all
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for.
If I had it all.

Transition back to Riff 1
Half Verse 3 - Transition to Bridge

     I could take anything
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------0--0-0-0----2--|
G|-----------2-4------4--4-4-x----4--4-4-4----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3

If I had no greed too big
Only the poison that's tainting the clean

Oh, then again......
e|---------------------|
B|--2------------------|
G|--2------------------|
D|--2------------------|
A|--0------------------|
E|---------------------|
    A

Bridge  (Chords relative to lyrics)

              Remembering times        much younger than me now.
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--4---------4-5--4--7---6---------|--6----7----5---4---5--4-------------|
D|--x---------x-x--x--x---x---------|--x----x----x---x---x--x-------------|
A|--2---------2-3--2--5---4---------|--4----5----3---2---3--2-------------|
E|--3---------3-5--3--7---5---------|--5----7----5---3---5--3-------------|
    Strum-in                                                Strum-out

    When my breath was light     when the world raised me up kind.
e|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--4----5--4------7---6-------|--6-------7-----5------4--5--4-------|
D|--x----x--x------x---x-------|--x-------x-----x------x--x--x-------|
A|--2----3--2------5---4-------|--4-------5-----3------2--3--2-------|
E|--3----5--3------7---5-------|--5-------7-----5------3--5--3-------|
   
And here mother comforts child, Every moment waking up
But now I've grown tired.    Yeah! {Dave scream}
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--4----5--4------7---9--------------------4--|
D|--x----x--x------x---x--------------------2--|
A|--2----3--2------5---7--------------------2--|
E|--3----5--3------7---9--------------------0--|
                       Strum it out, then fade     

  If I had it all.                      
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------0--0-0-0----2--|
G|-----------2-4------4--4-4-x----4--4-4-4----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----x--x-x-x----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3                                A

You know I'd f___ it up.   If I were a king?    
         e|-------------------------------------|
         B|-------------1-----------------------|
         G|--2-0--------0-----------------------|
         D|------4-2-0--2-----------------------|
         A|-------------3-----------------------|
         E|-------------------------------------|
                        C
Chorus
C Em A Am
C Em D
                                          
If I had everything
If I had you, and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized.  On top of it all.
Then tell me what in the world would I sing for......Ohhhhh

{Bring it home - last Chorus}

If I were a king? If I had everything
Piece by piece, if I had you, and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized.  On top of it all.
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for.                                         
        
  If I had it all.  {do this twice)
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------0--0-0-0----2--|
G|-----------2-4------4--4-4-x----4--4-4-4----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3  2  1 3                              A  

{End on this.}
  If I had it all.
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2-4---|
D|--------4--------|
A|--/4-5-----------|
E|-----------------|
     2 3  2  1 3      
         
         
         
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| x   Mute note

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musicaster71 43 Oct 23, 2015 01:35 PM

Excellent. Great Tab!

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