Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

The Promise tab

64,967 views 66 this week
7 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 24
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Promise - WHEN IN ROME
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tabbed by:  Kevin Buzby - 1 Feb 2005
E-Mail:  kjlee@bu.edu
AIM SN:  kjlee2112

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chord Key:(relative to tuning)
  C/G   F   Am/E    G
|-0-----1----0-----3---|
|-1-----1----1-----3---|
|-0-----2----2-----0---|
|-2-----3----2-----0---|
|-3-----3----0-----2---|
|-3-----1----0-----3---|


Intro:
Piano tabbed for guitar
  C                               Am                     F                      G
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|------6--5--—--5~~-|-----6-5-----5~------|------6-5---------|-----6-5----5~----8~-|
|-5-7--------7------|-5h7------7-----5~---|-5-7-------7------|-5h7------7----5~----|
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|------------(0)------|--------------8~~-|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|


Piano Break/Solo:               v--------v----------------|subtlely played
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|----5-4~--5-----7~-5-4~--5------5-5-4-4-5~--5-9-7-5-5~---|
|-5~---------5~-------------5~--5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------1-----------|
|---------8-----------------------1---1---------|
|-------9---9-------------------2-------2-------|
|----10-------10--------------3-----------3-----|
|-10-------------10~------------------------3~--|
|-----------------------------------------------|

Verses/Refrains all same chords
--The bass notes of G, E, C, G are just the 3rd note of that chord's scale being played under
In the song, that note is being played by a synth so you can choose to play it or not,
up to you.  If you listen to the song, you'll hear the synth with that beat.  Again, if
have a question or are confused just shoot me an email.

Verse 1:
                   C/G                  Am/E
If you need a friend, don't look to a stranger,
                F                   C
You know in the end, I'll always be there.
                   C                         Am
And when you're in doubt, and when you're in danger,
                F                   C
Take a look all around, and I'll be there.

Chorus 1:
C
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.
Am
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.
F
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,
    C             Am    G   C
I promise, I promise you I will.

Verse 2:
When your day is through, and so is your temper,
You know what to do, I'm gonna always be there.
Sometimes if I shout, it's not what's intended.
These words just come out, with no gripe to bear.
Chorus 2:
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise, I promise you...

Chorus 3:

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise you, I promise you I will.
Bridge/Interlude:

I gotta tell you, need to tell ya I gotta tell you, i've gotta tell ya
Chorus 4:

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise, I promise you...
Chorus 5/Outro:

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(i promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(i promise you)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you I will.
I will. I will.


--I love this song from the '80s.  I heard it again in Napoleon Dynamite so I looked for
on the internet, but to no avail so I decided to tab it myself.  Hope you enjoy.  Great 
 Thanks for the comment on the chorus chords--I was indeed incorrect.  Thanks!!

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
7 comments total. Showing first comments.
+4 reply
LostSoulBand 10 Aug 16, 2005 08:00 PM

Good job dude, this is a great song, and I am thinking of doing it during our shows. Only thing is at the end of the chorus, it should be C Am G C, instead of C G F C.

+1 reply
jleex3 60 May 04, 2008 05:06 PM

if anyone is interested in a different take on this song, anberlin does a great cover of this song

+1 reply
barfrog 195 May 26, 2009 01:50 PM

Good song, nice tab :-)

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction