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I Still Can't Say Goodbye
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cover by Tommy Emmanuel & Chet Atkins
Tab submitted by: Harold Schaefer
Email: schaefeh_19440@yahoo.com

Most of the song just goes off the G, C, and D chords. I added tabs for song as well. Chet and 
Tommy add some interesting accents.

It's not 100% exact, but it's close. Listen to Tommy and/or Chet play it on YouTube. Add your
own hammer-ons and pull-offs on the D chord. 

Capo 2th fret.

Tab Notes:
Tuning: Standard
h = hammer on
P = pull off
/ = slide
Capital 'M' = major, CM7 = Cmaj7

The lyrics and chords are below the tabs.

4/4 time.
Slowly, with feeling.

Song Format:
Intro
Verse 1
Verse 2
Chorus
Verse 3
Bridge
Verse 4
Chorus
Outro


INTRO riff:

    G                   CM7   D    
||-----------------|--3-----2--|
||------------0----|--0-----3--|
||-----0---0h2--0--|--0-----2--|  (2x)
||-------4---------|--2-----0--|
||---2-------------|--3--------|
||--3--------------|-----------|


Verse 1, 2 & 3

    G   D     C   D         
||--3---2--|--0---0h2--|
||--0---3--|--1---3----|
||--0---2--|--0---2----| 
||--0---0--|--2---0----|
||--2------|--3--------|
||--3------|-----------|


    G   D     Em  C         
||--3---2--|--0------------|
||--0---3--|--0-----3p1h3--|
||--0---2--|--0------------|  
||--0---0--|--2---2--------|
||--2------|--2---3--------|
||--3------|---------------|


    G   D       C   Dsus4  D         
||--3---0h2--|--0---3------2--|
||--0---3----|--1---3------3--|
||--0---2----|--0---2------2--| 
||--0---0----|--2---0------0--|
||--2--------|--3-------------|
||--3--------|----------------|


    Em  D/F#    G            
||--0--------|--------------|--------------|
||--0---3----|----------0---|---------0----|
||--0---2----|-----0-0h2-0--|-----0-0h2-0--|  
||--2---0----|------4-------|------4-------|
||--2---0----|---2----------|---2----------|
||--0---2----|--3-----------|--3-----------|


Chorus

    D       C   G         
||--0h2--|--0---3---|
||--3----|--1---0---|
||--2----|--0---0---|  (2x) 
||--0----|--2---0---|
||-------|--3---2---|
||-------|------3---|


    D       Em  Em/D  Em/C#         
||--0h2--|---0---0-----0---|
||--3----|---0---0-----0---|
||--2----|---0---0-----0---|   
||--0----|---2---0-----2---|
||-------|---2---------4---|
||-------|---0-------------|


    C   D       C               Em  D/F# 
||--0---0h2--|-----0-----0---|--0-------|
||--1---3----|------3p1h3-1--|--0---3---|
||--0---2----|---------------|--0---2---|  
||--2---0----|---2-----------|--2---0---|
||--3--------|--3------------|--2---0---|
||-----------|---------------|--0---2---|


    G                 CM7   D    
||-----------------|--3-----2--|
||------------0----|--0-----3--|
||-----0---0h2--0--|--0-----2--|  (2x)
||-------4---------|--2-----0--|
||---2-------------|--3--------|
||--3--------------|-----------|


Verse 2

Bridge

    C   D       Em   Em/D 
||--0---0h2--|--0-----0----|
||--1---3----|--0-----0----|
||--0---2----|--0-----0----|  
||--2---0----|--2-----0----|
||--3--------|--2----------|
||-----------|--0----------|


    C   D       GM7 
||--0---0h2--|--2-p0-----|
||--1---3----|-------3---|
||--0---2----|-----------|  
||--2---0----|--0--------|
||--3--------|--2--------|
||-----------|--3--------|


    C   D       Em   Em/D 
||--0---0h2--|--0-----0----|
||--1---3----|--0-----0----|
||--0---2----|--0-----0----|  
||--2---0----|--2-----0----|
||--3--------|--2----------|
||-----------|--0----------|


    Em/C#   C      Dsus4  D 
||--0-----|--0--|---3-----2--|
||--0-----|--1--|---3-----3--|
||--0-----|--0--|---2-----2--|  
||--2-----|--2--|---0-----0--|
||--4-----|--3--|------------|
||--------|-----|------------|


Verse 3


Chorus & Outro

    D       C   G         
||--0h2--|--0---3---|
||--3----|--1---0---|
||--2----|--0---0---|  (2x) 
||--0----|--2---0---|
||-------|--3---2---|
||-------|------3---|


    D       Em  Em/D  Em/C#         
||--0h2--|---0---0-----0---|
||--3----|---0---0-----0---|
||--2----|---0---0-----0---|   
||--0----|---2---0-----2---|
||-------|---2---------4---|
||-------|---0-------------|


    C   D     C               Em  D/F# 
||--0---2--|-----0-----0---|--0-------|
||--1---3--|------3p1h3-1--|--0---3---|
||--0---2--|---------------|--0---2---|  
||--2---0--|---2-----------|--2---0---|
||--3------|--3------------|--2---0---|
||---------|---------------|--0---2---|


Outro 1

    G                                 G    
||------------------|--------------|-------3--|
||------------0--3--|--7--5--3--1--|------0---|
||-----0---0h2------|--------------|-----0----| 
||-------4-------4--|--7--5--4--2--|----0-----|
||---2--------------|--------------|---2------|
||--3---------------|--------------|--3-------|


Outro 2 (alternate ending)

    G                                 G    
||------------------|--------------|-------3--|
||------------0--3--|--7--5--3--1--|------0---|
||-----0---0h2------|--------------|-----0----| 
||-------4-------4--|--7--5--1--0--|----0-----|
||---2--------------|--------------|---2------|
||--3---------------|--------------|--3-------|



I Still Can’t Say Goodbye

"You know, every time I look in the mirror I see my Dad.
I think that's why this song means so much to me."

Capo II

Intro: G C D, G C D


Verse 1
G          D         C         D   G       D            Em      C    
When I was young, my Dad would say Come on Son let's go out and play 
G            D          C     Dsus4 D , Em D/F# G C D
Sometimes it seems like yesterday     


Verse 2
G             D      C      D     G    D         Em    C    
And I'd climb up the closet shelf When I was all by my-self 
G            D       C     Dsus4 D Em         D/F#     G   
Grab his hat and fix the brim      Pretending I    was him 


Chorus
D             C      G
No matter how hard I try
D                  C       G
No matter how many tears I cry
D                  Em    Em/D  Em/C#
No matter how many years go    by
  C           D        C Em D/F# G CM7 D G CM7 D  G CM7 D
I still can't say good-bye


Verse 3
G              D       C       D   G        D          Em        C    
He always took care of Mom and me.   We all cut down a Christmas tree 
G          D        C        Dsus4 D , Em D/F# G C D
 He always had some time for me      


Bridge
C      D                 Em    Em/D
  Wind blows through the trees
C                   D           Gmaj7
Street lights, they still shine bright
C      D              Em   Em/D
  Most things are the same
      Em/C#          C      Dsus4 D 
but I miss my Dad to-night


Verse 4
G              D       C       D   G        D          Em        C    
I walked by a Salvation Army store Saw a hat like my daddy wore       
G          D        C     Dsus4 D Em                  D/F#    G   
Tried it on when I walked in          Still trying to be like him 


Chorus
D             C      G
No matter how hard I try
D                  C       G
No matter how many years go by
D                  Em    D  Em/C#
No matter how many tears I cry
  C           D        C Em D/F# G C D G
I still can't say good-bye


            
            
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