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Submitted by: Al_of_Rugby

Third Day - Nothing Compares
words by Mac Powell/ music by Third Day
2001 New Spring Publishing, Inc./ Vandura 2500 Songs / ASCAP.
All rights administered by Brentwood Benson Music Publishing Inc.

This is the album version, the live version ends differently, far
too fast at points for me to work out, Iím not up to shredding yet
Iím afraid! I wish good luck to anyone who feels up to tabbing it!
I reckon if you can play that fast you wonít need tabs to follow...

Also, as Iíve worked it out straight from the CD, not the DVD, it might be
slightly wrong in which string is played and that kind of thing. And there
may be some notes I couldnít quite pick out but I reckon itís close enough.
Sounds good when I play along anyhow. Enjoy!

Chords:                             Tab notation:
A   Ė x02220    D   - xx0232        ^ - bend up     h Ė hammer on
E   Ė 022100    Bm  - x24432        / - slide up    p Ė pull off
F#m Ė 244222                        \ - slide down    - beginning and
                                                         end of phrase

Rhythm Guitar:
clean for first verse, then adding gain:

Verse:     Chorus:              Bridge:
A E F#m  A E F#m D A E F#m  Bm E Bm E
                                Bm A E G


Lead Guitar:
slight touch of wah:
almost certainly uses a slide. Itís only the times when 2 notes are played at
once that makes me doubt, which may mean itís in different tuning (DADF#AD?):

Chorus 1: Same throughout except second time through from the high D (10 on e)
e---------------9---10-9-10-/12------9----------------9---10-9-10-/12------9-
B----10--------------------------9\7-7-----10--------------------------9\7-7-
G-/9-----/9-11--------------------------/9-----/9-11-------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  A       E F#m   D          A   E F#m  A      E  F#m     D     A      E F#m 


Verse 2: come in on the second bar of F#m each line
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------/11-9--------9--------------------------------
D-----------7h9-/11p9-7-------------9h11----11---------7h9-/11-11-9-7-----
A-------7h9----------------------------------------7h9--------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
  A E F#m             A E F#m               A E F#m               A  E F#m


Chorus 2, second time through variation:
e---------------9---10-9--------------
B----10------------------9h10---9-7---
G-/9-----/9-11------------------------
D-------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------
  A      E  F#m     D     A      E F#m


Bridge (almost certainly using a slide, if youíve not
        got one just slide up and down the notes lots):
e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-/12---/14-12-10--10/12------9/10-/12---/14-12-10----------------
G--------------------------------------------------11-11-9---9-11-
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------
  Bm                E               Bm             E              

e----------------------------------------------------12---14^-14^-
B-/12---/14-12-10-/12-10-9----------------12-14---15--------------
G----------------------------11---9-12-14-------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------
  Bm                E    A        G                               


Chorus 3: same as chorus 2 except adds high C# (9 on e) as with 1st chorus.


Outro: same structure as chorus
e---------------9---10-9-10-/12---14-12-9-10------------
B----10----------------------------------------12/14\12-
G-/9-----/9-11------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------
  A       E F#m           D  A    E       F#m           

e-9-------------------------9-------10-9-10/12-
B---12-10-9----10-9-----------12-10------------
G-----------9--------11-9----------------------
D----------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------
  A         E  F#m    D     A       E      F#m 

e-12----12----12----12------14-12-10-9-10-10-9------
B----10----10----10----10----------------------10---
G---------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------
  A     E     F#m    D       A     E      F#m       

Follow last bar (5th and 1st notes) until fade
out, improvising from the high F# (14 on e).

Comments about this tab

Ssehdrab123 - 2004-07-24

hey it looks good...there are a few little spots at the end of the chorus that are missing but they're minor...thanks! -brad


Frank S. - 2004-09-24

Very good tab! The only thing missing is the riff right after the first verse @.56 of the song, but it wasn't too hard to figure out something close.


dan r - 2004-12-31

In this song Mark lee, one of the guitarists from Third Day, uses a slide! Hey man... great job!


sixstringes777 - 2005-01-22

is this from the CD 'offerings 2' or 'Come Together'


Tribal_Warrior - 2005-02-26

this song is on offerrings 2


Jam'n4Christ - 2005-10-17

This song is on both 'offerings 2' and 'come together'


Third_Day_Rocks - 2006-06-16

I saw Mark Lee playing with a slide on the Come Together DVD. I think his guitar is tuned to: DADGAd. He plays the Chorus like this:

d|------7-----------11--11/12\11--12-12/14------------11-|
A|-5/7-----7/9-9/11-------------------------11/13-11-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|


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