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After You've Gone - Fiona Apple
(Henry Creamer & Turner Layton) tab by metonymo 

Based on different live version by Fiona Apple's (which has much in common with Bessie Smith's version)

Posted some variations for the chords. Apple's guitarist varies between barre and open chords.
Most of the embellishments are easy, and chords like D9 can be replaced by D7 etc.

C      x32010/x35553/
C/g    332010/335553
C7     X32310/X35353
F#7    242322
D7     xx0212/x57575/x5453x
D7/f#  2x0212
D9     x5455x/x54555 (or D7 xx0212/x5453x)
G7     320001/353433
G13    xx3455/3x3455
E7     022130/020100/x79797/x7675x
A7     x02020/575655
F      133211
Fm     133111/x.
Dm     xx0231/x57765
Cdim   xx4545/xx1212/

(Stars * and letters (a), (b), (c), etc. point to embellishments in the tab)


 C  .G7 F#7 G7


C(/g)           .D9      G7  *                          (a)
Now listen honey while I say
C                                .D7     G7  *          (b)
How could you tell me that you're going away
E7            .Am  E7  Am *                             (c)
Don't say that we must part
D7            .G7 D7  G7   *                            (d)
Don't break my aching heart

C                               .D7    G7  *            (d)
You know I've loved you true for many years
C(7)                  .F  *                             (e)
Loved you night and day
F             Fm                 .C
How could you leave me, can't you see my tears
    D7     G7     .C    (C7) *                          (f)
Now listen while I say


   F                .Fm
   After you've gone, and left me cryin'
   C                * .A7                               (g)
   After you've gone,    there's no denyin'
   D9           .G7            *                        (d)
   You feel blue, you feel sad
   C/g * -   -   -   - . -   -   -   -   C7             (h)
   You miss the bestest pal you ever had
      F                   .Fm
      There'll come a time, now don't forget it
      C                   * .A7                         (g)
      There'll come a time,    when you'll regret it
      Dm  A7  .Dm           Fm
      Someday when you grow lonely
      C               E7                 .Am             Cdim
      Your heart will break like mine and you'll want me only
      C               * .G7                .C      C7     (i)
      After you've gone,  after you've gone away

   After you've gone, after the break up
   After you've gone, you are gonna wake up
   And you will find that you were blind
   To let somebody come and change your mind

      After the years that we've been together
      The joy and all the tears, in all types of weather
      Someday when you're down-hearted
      You'll long to be with me right back where we started
      After you've gone, after you've gone away

      Oh babe think what you're doin'
      You know my love for you will drive me to ruin
      After you've gone, after you've gone away


  a)                        b)
      D9     G13  G7         G7           E7
e|------------5---3----     --1-----------0--|
B|----5-------5---3----     --0-----------3--|
G|----5-------4---4----     --0-----------1--|
D|----4-------3---3----     --0-----------2--|
A|----5-----------5----     --2--2--1--0--2--|
E|-----------(3)--3----     --3-----------0--|
while i say

  c)                                  d)
    Am   E   Am          D7(/f#)        G7          C
e|--5----4----0----------2-------     --1-----------0--|
B|--5----5----1----------1-------     --0-----------1--|
G|--5----4----2----------2-------     --0-----------0--|
D|-(5)--(6)---2----------0-------     --0-----------2--|
A|-(0)--------0------------------     --2--2--0-----3--|
E|----------------4-3-2-(2)------     --3--------3-----|
 we  must part

  First strum down F, then pick (3-3-2-1),
  strum up (11), and strum down (3321)          f)
         F                                        C                 F
e|-------1---------------1-----------------     --0-----------------1----|
B|-------1-----------1---1---1-------------     --1-----------------1----|
G|-------2----------2--------2-------------     --0-----------------2----|
D|-------3---------3---------3-------------     --2-----------------3----|
A|-------3--------3----------3-------------     --3-----3-2---1-0---3----|
E|-------1---------------------------------     --------------------1----|
and day                    How could...

    C            A7

Strum down the chord C/g once, and stop strumming, just tap the rhythm on the top
of the guitar (for two or three beats), and then strum C7.

    C/g            G7


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dougislegend 10 Feb 11, 2014 06:47 PM

Great job!

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armadillo33 10 Apr 23, 2017 02:05 PM

Thank you very much for the complete lyrics and correct chords. Hard to find for this song.

Can you please have the chords appear in a logical place in rekation to the lyrics they apply to and render them in blue and not plain-text black? As they are formatted, they are not usable on the spot.

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antonella.mour 10 Sep 20, 2017 10:18 PM

Thank you! I've been looking a lot for this.

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