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                        Falling Away by Good Charlotte
                               Tabbed by Yahiko

Feel free to send me questions or comments at gothegoatee@sbcglobal.net
Tuning: 1/8 step above standard tuning
Key: C#

I have two versions of the intro. They both sound the same, the fingering is the only
difference. So whichever one works better for you is just fine, they are interchangeable.

Intro (version 1) Play this two times
Only play the (4) on the repeat
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|--6-8-9-8-6-8--6-8-9-8-6-4---6-8-9-8-6-9--8-6-4-3-(4)-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

or you can use...

Intro (version 2) Play this two times
Only play the (9) on the repeat
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|--6-8-9-8-6-8--6-8-9-8-6----6-8-9-8-6-9--8-6----------|
E|-------------------------9-------------------9-8-(9)--|

You can decide for yourself where you want to put the slides/hammer-ons/pull-offs in
the intro, it really doesn't matter that much.

Chorus:
For the melody guitar, just play the intro over the vocals, you can hear where it goes.

As for the chords...

       I feel you falling away,            I feel you falling away,
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-6-------------------------------4--------------------------------|
A|-4-------------------------------4--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------2--------------------------------|

       I feel you falling away from me again...
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-6------------------------------------------|
D|-6-------------------------------6----------|
A|-4-------------------------------6----------|
E|---------------------------------4----------|

Part just after 2nd chorus run: (1:56 - 2:10) Melody
                    
                 If we can make this...               Then we can break it...
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8-6-4-6-8--6---------------------------8-6-4-6-8--4-----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

                  If we can build it...           Then we can burn it down...
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8-6-4-6-8--6---------------------8-6-4-6-8--4-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chords to this part:
                If we can make this...               Then we can break it...
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8\6\4/6-8--6---------------------------8\6\4/6-8--4-----------------|
A|--8\6\4/6-8--6---------------------------8\6\4/6-8--4-----------------|
E|--x\x\x/x-x--x---------------------------x\x\x/x-x--x-----------------|

The above chords part gets played two times through obviously. Just follow the lead
guitar with it and you'll be good to go. You don't have to mute the low E string if
you don't want. In that case you could use the standard power chords, Drop-D power
chords, or you could even tune the low E-string 1/8 step above C# and have a nice
low root bass always there. I'd recommend the third out of those three, then for the
rest of the chords in the song you could just leave the low E string open and explore
some different chord voicings.


Chorus at key change: (Key is now a full step up to D#)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8-10-11-10-8-10--8-10-11-10-8----8-10-11-10-8-11--10-8--------------|
E|-------------------------------11-----------------------11-10-(11)----|

Obviusly you'd just play the same chords for the chorus as before, just two frets up
then before.


Since a synthesizer or something like that backs the verses and not guitar, you really
can't do much guitar over them anyway except for once you hear them come in with the
guitars themselves. Here's the best I've got so far...

Verse 1:

  And tonight we burn down everything,     We worked so hard to build...
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------6---------------------|
D|------4------------------6------------------6---------------------|
A|------4------------------6------------------4---------------------|
E|------2------------------4----------------------------------------|
  
  The ashes will rain down on me, memories   set aflame    sail away...
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----6---------------------------------------------------------------6-|
D|----6---------------------------------4---------------6-------------6-|
A|----4---------------------------------4---------------6-------------4-|
E|--------------------------------------2---------------4---------------|

 What we said, if we can make this, than we can break this into two memories
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------6--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------6-----------------------------------------------------4------6-|
A|-----------4-----------------------------------------------------4------6-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------2------4-|

All of the verses follow that same formula so that covers all the verses. I tried to
line up the syllables with the timing, but ultimately you're better off listening to
them for yourself. Same with the chords, I only put where the chord change goes because
I don't want to put a gazillion chords to confuse you when you'll just have to end up
figuring it out yourself anyway. I would probably use either a light palm muted strum
or a harmonic melody in an alternate tuning when the synthesizer takes over and I'd
recommend a combination of reverb, delay, and no distortion.

Hopefully I'll have the full plain chord version of this song up soon ^_^

            
            
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GuitarAmp58 104 Apr 10, 2005 08:00 PM

This Tab is good, It helped me alot, but I think the Intro sounds better if it is played like this.
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-10-11-10-8-10--8-10-11-10-8-6---8-10-11-10-8-11-10-8-6-5-|
D|-x--x--x--x-x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x---x--x--x--x-x--x--x-x-x-x-|
A|-6--8--9--8-6--8--6--8--9--8-6-4---6--8--9--8-6--9--8-6-4-3-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

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benji rocks 10 Sep 05, 2005 08:00 PM

this is a great song

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LesPaul_93 31 Jan 14, 2006 10:21 AM

Has aAnybody Else Noticed that at 3.01 in falling away, tehre is anotehr 5 mins of silence, not true! at 5.30 theres is a secret song!

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