A Great Big World - Say Something Chords & Tabs

 

Say Something Chords & Tabs

A Great Big World Chords & Tabs

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Say Something Tab

   
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                      SAY SOMETHING - A Great Big World
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Tabbed by: Michael Gilbert
E-Mail: mjgj96@aim.com

Tuning: Drop D (lowest pitch to highest: DADGBe)
Tune so that the following two notes sound the same:

e|---|
B|---|
G|---|
D|---|
A|-0-|
D|-7-|

It's a very simplistic song, adding more to the message that it has. Personally, I think
the duet with Christina Aguilera diminishes the impact of the song concerning its
message in comparison to the original with one vocalist, but that's just one person's opinion.

To help sing along with the song while playing, think of the beats between each strum of
D on the B-string (3rd fret) in 3/4 time, with emphasis on the first beat. I'll give an
example using tildes and (beat #s) to signify the beats of the imaginary 3/4 time within 
the real time signature (if that makes no sense, just disregard the numbers in parenthesis):

   (1)   (2)   (3)   (1)   (2)   (3)   (1)   (2)   (3)   (1)   (2)   (3)    (1)   (2)..
                      Say   some- thing I'm   giv - ing   up    on    you           ...
e|--~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~---|--~-----~...
B|--3-----~-----~-----3-----~-----~-----3-----~-----~-----3-----~-----~---|--3-----~...
G|--~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~---|--~-----~...
D|--~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~---|--~-----~...
A|--2-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~---|--~-----~...
D|--~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~-----5-----~-----~-----~-----~-----~---|--0-----~...

It should be relatively easy to incorporate the "imaginary 3/4 time" with the real time
signature as the song's bpm (beats per minute) < 60.  For those who don't like the D
droning the whole time, you can throw in a C# or E just before the next beat of the 
droning D if you want a bit of a change without losing the effectiveness of the song.


Intro:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/a/a_great_big_world/say_something_tab_ver_3.html ]
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----3-----3-----3-----3-|--3-3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|----2-------------------|----------------0-------|
D|------------------------|----------------5-------|----0-------------------|


Chorus:
            Say...
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|----2-------------------|----------------0-------|
D|----------------5-------|----0-------------------|


Verse:

e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|----5-------------------|----4-------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|


e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|----------------0-------|
D|----5-------------------|----0-------------------|


Outro:

e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|----2-------------------|----------------0-------|
D|----------------5-------|----0-------------------|

e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----3-----3-----3----3--|----3-------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|----0-------------------|
A|----2-------------------|------------------------|
D|----------------5-------|----0-------------------|


Intro
Chorus
Verse x2
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Outro


If there is enough demand, I will edit so that the whole tab includes words on top of
the tabbing, like in the example at the top but without the beat indicators.
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