Fleetwood Mac - The Chain Chords & Tabs

 

The Chain Chords & Tabs

Fleetwood Mac Chords & Tabs

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The Chain Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 17:07:05 -0600
From: mleague@mindspring.com
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB: The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

The Chain
by: Fleetwood Mac
originally from the album: Rumours 1977
this version from: The Dance 1997
transcribed by: Kevin League (mleague@mindspring.com)

Lindsey Buckingham plays this song in DADGBD tuning using his trademark 
Travis picking style.  I'll try to tab this song as close as possible, 
but I'm no Lindsey Buckingham and I sure can't Travis pick like he can.  

chords used:
A5: 555XXX
D5: X577XX
Bb5: X133XX
C5: X355XX

Intro: (Travis picked)
b=bend f&r=full and release
1/2=half bend
(riff 1)
D----------------0-0-0-
B------3---------3-3-3-
G-----2---------------- (play this 4x)
D---0------------------
A---------3b(1/2)------
D-0--------------0---0-

Then:
(riff 2)
D----------0-0---------0-0---------0-0---5b(f&r)-3---5b(f&r)-3---------
B--1---1---3-3--1--1---3-3-1---1---3-3-------------3-----------3-------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0---0---------0-0---------0-------

First riff 3x, then:
(riff 3)
D----------------------------------
B----------------------------------
G----------------------------------
D-3--2--0--------------0-----------
A----------3-----------0-----------
D-------------3b(1/2)--0-----------


Verse 1
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/f/fleetwood_mac/the_chain_tab_ver_2.html ]
D------------0-0-0-----------------5------3-----------3-----3-|
B----3-------3-3-3--------------------------------------------|
G---2-----------------------------0------0-----------0-----0--|cont'd->
D--0----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----3b(1/2)---------------------------------------3-----1---|
D-0----------0-0-0--------------5------3----------------------|


D-------------0--0--0--0-
B-------------3--3--3--3-
G------------------------  then play riff 3 once and go into 
D------------------------  chorus
A------------------------
D-3b(1/2)--0--0--0--0--0-


Chorus, then:

D-------------------2--2----------
B-----3--------------3--3---------
G---------------2-3---3--3--------
D---0-----------------------------
A-------3b(1/2)-------------------
D-0-------------------------------

Then comes the bass part.  I'll transpose it to guitar just for fun.  
G--------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------
D-5--5--7-6-7-5-3-5-7-0----------------

The end of the song's guitar part is VERY easy, so I'll just transpose 
parts of it to get you started.  You'll be able to figure out the rest

D-------0--------------12-12-10-12-Then there's:15-12-15-12------------
B-3-3-1-3-Then there's:------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------

Lindsey plays that very last lead part throughout the rest of the song 
while they're singing "The chain will keep us together".  That's about it 
for the song.  The timing isn't perfect, so listen to the album to get it 
right.  Once you master that Travis picking, the song will come 
together fast.  Have fun with this one.  It took me forever to tab it.


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