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                             If I loved You - Delta Rae
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Tabbed by:Adam Shiltz
E-mail: a2z_247@yahoo.com

Tuning: STD 
capo 5

I absolutely fell in love with this song, so I've decided to do a full tutorial 
on playing it to the high guitar sound of Lindsey Buckingham. 
The Key is in G, but tabbed relative to capo. 

The most important aspect of playing this song well is being precise on the high (e) string,
this is really where the whole song gets its feel. Soft in the verses and a bang 
in the chorus. Enjoy!

D    : xx0232           G  : 320033 
Dsus4: xx0233           G6 : 320030
Dsus2: xx0230           Em7: 022030
D5   : xx023x           Bm : xx4432

INTRO / Verse 1 / Verse 3

    D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D
e|--2---2-2-2---2-2h3-3-3-3-3---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-2---------------0------------|
B|--3---3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-3---3-3-3-3-3---------------3------------|
G|--2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---x-x-2---2-2-2-2-2---------------2------------|
D|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-0---------------0------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D
e|--2---2-2-2---2-2h3-3-3-3-3---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-2----------------------------|
B|--3---3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-3---3-3-3-3-3----------------------------|
G|--2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---x-x-2---2-2-2-2-2----------------------------|
D|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-0----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2
Notice how the high (e) string is identical to the intro, imperative that you maintain that feel

    D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D
e|--2---2-2-2---2-2-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-2---------------0------------|
B|--3---3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-3---3-3-3-3-3---------------3------------|
G|--2---2-2-2---2-2-0-0-0-0-0---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-2---------------2------------|
D|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---x-x-2---2-2-2-2-0---------------0------------|
A|------------------2-2-2-2-2---x-x-2---2-2-2-2------------------------------|
E|------------------3-3-3-3-3---x-x-0---0-0-0-0------------------------------|


    D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D
e|--2---2-2-2---2-2-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-2----------------------------|
B|--3---3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-3---3-3-3-3-3----------------------------|
G|--2---2-2-2---2-2-0-0-0-0-0---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-2----------------------------|
D|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---x-x-2---2-2-2-2-0----------------------------|
A|------------------2-2-2-2-2---x-x-2---2-2-2-2------------------------------|
E|------------------3-3-3-3-3---x-x-0---0-0-0-0------------------------------|

Chorus
-I like to change in between the big G and the G6 for the chorus for the best sound. 
Every other time pull of the pinky on your normal G

-You don't need the slap in the second half, 
just play G6 like the Big G, just depends on the time of the song.
-The first 2 D's are played hard and go with "Love You" "With You" etc… quick chord change to Bm
   
     D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D
e|-------2---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---x-x-3---3-3-3-3-2---------------------------|
B|-------3---3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-3---3-3-3-3-3-----Have Fun With your D--|
G|-------2---2---2-2-4-4-4-4-4---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-2---------------------------|
D|-------0---0---0-0-4-4-4-4-4---x-x-0---0-0-0-0-0---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------x-x-2---2-2-2-2-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------x-x-3---3-3-3-3-----------------------------|

     D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D
e|-------2---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---x-x-0---0--slap-x---------------------------|
B|-------3---3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---x-x-3---3--slap-3-----Have Fun With your D--|
G|-------2---2---2-2-4-4-4-4-4---x-x-0---0--slap-2---------------------------|
D|-------0---0---0-0-4-4-4-4-4---x-x-0---0--slap-0---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------x-x-2---2--slap-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------x-x-3---3--slap-----------------------------|


Bridge

Pretty easy 
G (320033), A

D, C (x32013), G (320003) x2 then end on A

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     D    Dsus4 Dsus2         D     Dsus2    
If I loved you, life would be easy
           D       Dsus4 Dsus2         D 
There'd be no truth that I'd be scared of
        D      Dsus4 Dsus2 D       Dsus2
I could walk through every valley
          D       Dsus4 Dsus2         D 
And you'd light me with all of your love


            D     Bm  G          D
But I don't love you, not like I want to
            D    Bm  G6            D5
I don't love you and that makes it hard
          D      Bm  G           D
And every morning, I see how you watch me
         D                Bm             G6               D5
And each night I know you feel it and it just breaks your heart

                D    G    Em7         D   Dsus2
You'd make good money and come home early
          D      G    Em7          D 
And you'd kiss me and hold me each night
              D      G                Em7   D    
We would have children and they would be so beautiful
         D        G     Em7          D   
And we'd raise them and all would be right


            D      Bm G            D
But I don't love you, not like you need it
        D      Bm G6          D5
I don't love you, good as you are
           D      Bm   G                 D
And when I kiss you, I know that you can feel it
      D              Bm           G6             D5
And I see it in your eyes, and it just breaks my heart


G                       A
I wish to God I could change it, darling
      D    C       G
Could make you the one
G             D
I will always have these regrets and wonder
D           C          G       A
What else I could have done, I will


            D    Dsus4 Dsus2      D     Dsus2
'Cause if I loved you, I could be happy
        D      Dsus4 Dsus2       D 
I would make you the light of my world
           D      Dsus4    Dsus2     D     Dsus2   
I wouldn't wait, love, I'd marry you tomorrow
         D      Dsus4  Dsus2       D 
And we'd make love and I'd be your girl


            D      Bm G         D
But I don't love you, much as I want to
        D       Bm        G6        D
I don't love you, no, it would be a lie
          D         Bm       G             D
And you deserve love, you're better than a good day
           D      Bm     G6        D5
And you'll find it, just not in my eyes
                D       Bm G      D
'Cause it ain't here love, no
                D       Bm G6     D
'Cause it ain't here love, no
                D       Bm G      D
'Cause it ain't here love, no
                D        Bm       G6             D5
'Cause it ain't here love, and it just breaks my heart

            
            
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a2z_247 86 Apr 24, 2013 09:22 PM

My bad, but the second D in the Bridge should be an A! oops

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