Apple Fiona - Never Is A Promise Chords & Tabs

 

Never Is A Promise Chords & Tabs

Apple Fiona Chords & Tabs

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Never Is A Promise Tab

   
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Date: Friday, November 9, 2:30am EST
From: Joe Allen  (MetronomeJ@aol.com) 
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/metronomej/
To: Guitar Tab Universe
Subj: Tab interpretation for Fiona Apple's "Never is a Promise"

Notes:  The verse section is based on her exact phrasings in the first
verse only.  In subsequent verses, the chords remain the same, but she 
freely changes the order and voicing of the exact notes.  I transcribed this
from listening to a poor MP3 version through crappy speakers, so there
might be a few mistakes, but overall it sounds as good on guitar as it
does on piano.

Play the diads shown in each chord slightly louder and sharper.

Hammer-on  : h
Pull-off   : p
Arpeggio   : {
Pianissimo : ()
Vibrato    : ~
Triplets   : ^

P.S.  High-school music theory was 10 years ago, so I kinda improvised
      the chord names.

(Finger-picked)

Fiona Apple, Tidal
Never is a Promise:

Intro

  Am      G       F       C       Gm      F       C
---------|--------------------------------------------------------|
--1-----1|0-----0---------------1-----3---1-------1-------------1-|
------2--|----0---2-------0-------3---3---2-------0---------------|
----2----|--0---------3---0h2-----------------3-0-----------0-2---|
--0------|----------3---3-----3-----5-------3-----3-------3-------|
---------|3-------1---------------3-------1-------------3---------|

  Am        G       F       C2       Gm      F       C
------------------3-------1-----------------------------------------|
--1-----0h1-3---0-3-------1-------1------3---1-------1-------------1|
------2---------0-----------0--------3---3---2---2---0--------------|
----2---------0---------3-----0----------------3---0-2---------0-2--|
--0-------------------3---------3------5-------------3-------3------|
------------3-------1----------------3-------1-------------3--------|

   C 
-----------------|
--1---------1----|
-----------------|
--------0-2-----0|
------3-------3--|
----3------------|

Verse
*1   You'll ne-ver see ....
*2   You'll ne-ver touch ....
*3   You'll ne-ver live ....
  Gmadd7          F               Gmadd7        F          
--------------------------1----------------^-^-----------------|
----------6-----6-1-----1-1---------------6-6-6-1--------------|
--3-----3-3-----3-2-----2-------2-3-----3-3-3-3-2-----2-2-----2|
------5-------5-------3-------3-------5-------------3-------3--|
----5-------5-------3-------3-------5-------------3-------3----|
--3---------------1---------------3-------------1--------------|

  It's...             
  The...              
  I'll...            
  Gm              F               Gm            F 
-------------------------------------------^-^-----------------|
--3-------3-------1-------1-------3-------6-3---1-------1------|
--3-------3-----3-2-----2-2-----2-3-----3-3-3-3-2-----2-2-----2|
------5-5-----5-------3-------3-------5-------5-----3-----3----|
----5-------5-------3-------3-------5-------------3---------3--|
--3---------------1---------------3-------------1--------------|

  I'll never glow....
  End verse2  *[2]
  End verse3  *[3]
  E             Dm              E             Dm
-----------^-^---------------------------^-^-----------------|
--0-------0-0-0-3-------3-----3-0-------0-0-0-3-------3-----3|
--1-----1-1-1-1-2-------2-----2-1-----1-1-1-1-2-------2-----2|
------2-2-2-2-2-0---0-3---0-3-------2-2-2-2-2-0---0-3---0-3--|
----2-------------0---------------2-------------0------------|
--0-----------------------------0----------------------------|

   Your presence...
 Gm             F              E               Dm
-----------^-^---------1------------------------------------|
--3-------3-3-3-1------1-------0-----0-0-----0-3------------|   
--3-------3-3-3-2-----2------2-1-----1-1-----1-2-----------2|
------5-5-----------3----3---------2-----2-----3---------3--|
----5-------------3--------3-----2---------2---5-------5----|
--3-------------1--------------0---------------------5------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/a/apple_fiona/never_is_a_promise_tab.html ]
Bridge
       But as the scenery......
  Amsus2          Gsus2add6       Fsus4add7       C           G/b
--0-------0---------------0---------------0----------------------|
--0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----1-----------1----|
------2-2---2---2-----0-2---0---2-------2-------2----------------|
----2---------2-----0---------0-------3-----3-----------0-2-----0|
--0---------------------------------3---------3---3---3-------2--|
------------------3---------------1-----------------3------------|

  Amsus2          Gsus2add6       Fsus4add7       C           G/b
----------0---------------0---------------0----------------------|
--------0-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------------1----|
------2-----2---2-----0-2---0---2-------2-------2----------------|
----2---------2-----0---------0-------3-----3-----------0-2-----0|
--0---------------------------------3---------3---3---3-------2--|
------------------3---------------1-----------------3------------|

  Amsus2          Gsus2add6       Fsus4add7       C           G/b
----------0-------0-------0---------------0-----0----------------|
--------0-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----0-----------1----|
------2-----2---2-----0-2---0---2-------2-----2------------------|
----2---------2-----0---------0-------3-----3-----------0-2-----0|
--0---------------------------------3-------------3---3-------2--|
------------------3---------------1-----------------3------------|

        I understand... 
  *[2]  My fever...
  *[3]You'll say... (repeat bridge)
        I realize...
  Fsus2           Emadd6          Dmsus4          Fm+sus2
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
--1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1------------1------|
--0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0--------|
------3-3---3---3-----2-3---2---3-0---0-3---0---3----------3---------3|
----3---------3-----2---------2-----0---------0---4------4---------4--|
--1---------------0---------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
      
 1,2,3 You say...
  *[4]I don't...
  C               F               Am              G
--------------------------1---------------5----------------------|
--1-------1-------1-----1-1---------------5----------------------|
--0-------0-----0-2-----2-------2-5-----5-------5-4-----4-4-----4|
--2-----2-----2-------3-----3---------7-----7---------5-----5----|
--3---3-----3-------3---------3-----7---------7-----5---------5--|
----3-------------1---------------5---------------3--------------|

  
  Third time repeat chorus *[4]
                                                          But *[5]
  C               F               Am              G
--------------------------1---------------5----------------------|
--------{--1--------------1---------------5----------------------|
--------{-0-----0-2-----2-2-----2-5-----5-5-----5-4-------4-----4|
--2-----{2----2-------3-----3---------7-----7---------5-5-----5--|
------3-------------3---------3-----7---------7-----5------------|
----3-------------1---------------5---------------3--------------|

                                                  (repeat intro)
  Am              F               Am      G       Am   .....
----------0--------------------------------------|----------
--1-----1-------1-------------------------0-----0|1---------
------2-------2---2-------2-------2-----2-----0--|----2-----
----2-------2-----------3-----0-3-----2-----0----|--2-------
--0-----------------0-3-------------3------------|0---------
------------------1---------------5-------3------|----------


*[5](Outro)
  ne - - - ver  ....
  F               Dm7             Am              G
----------1-------1-----------------------5----------------------|
----------1-------1---1-------------------5---5---3--------------|
--------2-2-----2-2---2---2---2---5-----5-----5---4-------------4|
------3-----3-------0-----3---0-------7-----7---------5----------|
----3---------3---------------------7---------------5------------|
--1-------------------------------5---------------3--------------|

                       ...a       lie.
  F               G               Am      G       F       Em
----------1---------------3--------------------------------------|
--1-------1-------3---------------1-----1-0-----0----------------|
--------2-------2-4-----4-------------2-------0---2-----2-0-----0|
------3-----3---------5-------5-----2-------0---------3-------2--|
----3---------3-----5-------------0-----------------3-------2----|
--1---------------3-----------------------3-------1-------0------|


  C       B   Dm  Am
------------------0--------------------------(5)-----------------|
--------------3---1--------------------------(5)-----------------|
--0-------4---2---2---------(9p8~~~~)----------------------------|
--2-----2-1---3---2---------(9~~~~~~)--------(7)-----------------|
--3---3---2---5---0--------------------------(0)-----------------|
----3------------------------------------------------------------|



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