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Submitted by: bhslauson

BEAUTIFUL
Shawn McDonald
From the 2004 Album SIMPLY NOTHING
Sparrow Records
Words & Music by Shawn McDonald
Transcribed by Ben Slauson

**I've tried to tab every note as Shawn plays it on the SIMPLY NOTHING album.**

Capo 5th (all fingering is relative to capo)

Intro:
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E Q  S S E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E
|--------------|-----------------|--------------|----------------|
|-------1------|---------------1-|-------1----1-|--------------1-|
|------------0-|------0----------|-------0------|------0---------|
|----2-----2---|----0------0h2---|----2-----2---|----0-------0---|
|-3------------|-3------2--------|-0------------|-0------0h2-----|
|--------------|-----------------|--------------|----------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E E E S S E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E
|--------------|------------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-------1----1-|----------------1-|-------1----1-|--------------1--|
|-------0------|------0-----------|-------0------|------0----------|
|----2-----2---|----0-------0h2---|----2-----2---|----0-------0----|
|-3------------|-3------0h2-------|-0------------|-0------0h2------|
|--------------|------------------|--------------|-----------------|

Verse 1:
    H    Q  E E   Q E E Q  S S E   H    Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   7x
||--------------|----------------|-------------|------------------||
||o------1----1-|-----1--------1-|------1----1-|------1-------1--o||
||-------0----0-|-----0--------0-|------0------|------0-------0---||
||----------2---|---0------0h2---|---------2---|----0-------0-----||
||o-3-----------|-3-----2--------|-0-----------|-0------0h2------o||
||--------------|----------------|-------------|------------------||


  H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  S S E   H    Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E
|-------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|------1----1-|------1--------1-|------1----1-|--------1p0------|
|------0----0-|------0--------0-|------0------|------0----------|
|---------2---|----0------0h2---|---------2---|----2---------3--|
|-3-----------|-3------2--------|-0-----------|-0----------3----|
|-------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|

Chorus:
  H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  Q   H    Q  E E   Q  E E  Q E E
|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|
|------0------|-------------|-------------|---------0---1--|
|------0----0-|--------0----|------0----0-|----------------|
|------3------|------3-3----|------5----5-|------5----0----|
|---------3---|----3------5-|---------5---|----5-----------|
|-1-----------|-1-----------|-3-----------|-3--------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q E E
|-------0------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1------|-------1------|
|--------------|-------0------|-------0----0-|-------0------|
|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2----2h3--|
|-0------------|-0------------|-3------------|-3------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------0--0h1-|
|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0--0-0-|
|-------3------|-------3------|-------5------|--------------|
|----3-----3---|----3-----3---|----5-----5---|----5---------|
|-1------------|-1------------|-3------------|-3------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------0----1-|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1------|
|-------0------|--------------|-------0------|-------0------|
|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2-3-|
|-0------------|-0------------|-3------------|-3------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   W
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|------|
|-------3------|-------3------|-------5------|------|
|----3-----3---|----3-----3---|----5-----5---|------|
|-1------------|-1------------|-3------------|-3----|

Verse 2 intro:
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  S S E Q  S S E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|----------------|-------------------|--------------|---------------|
|-1------1-----1-|-------------------|-------1----1-|-------------1-|
|-0----0---0-----|--------0--------0-|-------0----0-|------0------0-|
|----2-------2---|----0h2------0h2---|----2-----2---|----0------0---|
|-3--------------|-3--------2--------|-0------------|-0------2------|
|----------------|-------------------|--------------|---------------|

Verse 2:
  H    Q  E E   Q  E E E E E S S   H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-------------|------------------|-------------|----------------|
|------1----1-|------------------|------1----1-|------1------1--|
|------0----0-|------0-------0---|------0------|------0------0--|
|---------2---|----0-------0---0-|---------2---|----0------0----|
|-3-----------|-3------0h2-------|-0-----------|-0------2-------|
|-------------|------------------|-------------|----------------|


  H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  S S E   H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-------------|-----------------|-------------|----------------|
|------1----1-|------1--------1-|------1----1-|-------------1--|
|------0----0-|-----------------|------0------|------0---------|
|---------2---|----0------0h2---|---------2---|----0------0----|
|-3-----------|-3------2--------|-0-----------|-0------2-------|
|-------------|-----------------|-------------|----------------|


  H    Q  E E   Q  S S E Q  S S E   H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-------------|-------------------|-------------|---------------|
|------1----1-|-------------------|------1----1-|-------------1-|
|------0------|--------0--------0-|------0------|------0------0-|
|---------2---|----0h2------0h2---|---------2---|----0------0---|
|-3-----------|-3--------2--------|-0-----------|-0------2------|
|-------------|-------------------|-------------|---------------|


  H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
|------1----1-|------1------1-|------1----1-|------1------1---|
|------0------|-------------0-|------0------|------0------0---|
|---------2---|----0------0---|---------2---|----0------0-----|
|-3-----------|-3------2------|-0-----------|-0------2--------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|


  H    Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
|------1----1-|------1------1-|-------1----1-|-------------1-|
|------0------|------0------0-|-------0------|------0------0-|
|---------2---|----0------0---|----2-----2---|----0------0---|
|-3-----------|-3------2------|-0------------|-0------2------|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E Q  S S E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E
|--------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-------1----1-|------1----------|-------1----1-|------1-------1--|
|-------0------|------0--------0-|-------0------|------0---0---0--|
|----2-----2---|----0------0h2---|----2-----2---|----0-------0----|
|-3------------|-3------2--------|-0------------|-0------2--------|
|--------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q S S E Q  S S E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|--------------|------------------|--------------|----------------|
|-------1----1-|------------------|-------1----1-|-------------1--|
|-------0------|-------0--------0-|-------0------|------0------0--|
|----2-----2---|---0h2------0h2---|----2-----2---|----0------0----|
|-3------------|-3-------2--------|-0------------|-0------2-------|
|--------------|------------------|--------------|----------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  S S E Q  S S E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E
|--------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-------1------|-----------------1-|-------1----1-|-------1p0-------|
|-------0----0-|--------0--------0-|-------0------|-----------------|
|----2-----2---|----0h2------0h2---|----2-----2---|----2--------3---|
|-3------------|-3--------2--------|-0------------|-0---------3-----|
|--------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|

Chorus:
  Q  Q  E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|---------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
|---------------|-------------|--------------|-------0----1-|
|---------0---0-|-------0--0--|-------0----0-|-------0------|
|-------3-------|-------3-----|-------5----5-|----------0---|
|----3------3---|----3--------|----5-----5---|----5---------|
|-1-------------|-1-----------|-3------------|-3------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|-------0------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1------|-------1------|
|--------------|-------0------|-------0----0-|-------0------|
|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-------3-|
|-0------------|-0------------|-3------------|-3--------3---|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------0----1-|
|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0--0---|
|-------3------|-------3------|-------5------|--------------|
|----3-----3---|----3-----3---|----5-----5---|----5---------|
|-1------------|-1------------|-3------------|-3------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
|-------0----1-|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1p0-----|
|-------0------|--------------|-------0------|---------------|
|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2------2h3-|
|-0------------|-0------------|-3------------|-3-------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E Q
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------0---1--|
|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0------|
|-------3------|-------3------|-------5------|---------0----|
|----3-----3---|----3-----3---|----5-----5---|----5---------|
|-1------------|-1------------|-3------------|-3------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1p0-----|
|-------0------|-------0------|-------0------|---------------|
|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2------2h3-|
|-0------------|-0------------|-3------------|-3-------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------0----0-|--------------|--------------|-------0----1-|
|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0------|
|-------3------|-------3------|-------5------|-------0--0---|
|----3-----3---|----3-----3---|----5-----5---|----5---------|
|-1------------|-1------------|-3------------|-3------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1----1-|-------1------|
|-------0------|-------0------|-------0------|-------0----0-|
|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|
|-0------------|-0------------|-3------------|-3------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|
|-------0----0-|------0-----0---|-----0---------0-|-------0-----0---|
|-------3----3-|------3-----3-0-|-----5-----5---5-|-----5---5-----2-|
|----3-----3---|----3-----3-----|---5---5-----5---|---5-------5-----|
|-1------------|-1------1-------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
  "Oho oho ....."	

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------1-----1-|-------1-----1---|-------1-----1-|-------1---------|
|-----0-----0-----|-----0---0-----0-|----0----0-----|-----0-----------|
|---2---2-----2---|---2-------2-----|-----------2---|---2-----2---3---|
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-3-------------|-3---------3---3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|


  E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|
|---------0----0-|-------0---------|---------0-----0-|-----------------|
|-----3---3----3-|-----3-3-3---3---|-----5---5-----5-|-----5---5---5---|
|---3---3----3---|---3-------3---5-|---5---5---5-5---|---5-------5---5-|
|-1--------------|-1---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------1-----1-|-------1-----1---|---------1-----1-|-------1---------|
|-----0-----0---0-|-----0---0-----0-|-----0---0-0-----|-----0-----------|
|---2---2-----2---|---2-------2-----|---2---2-----2---|---2-----2---3---|
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-3---------------|-3---------3---3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Ending:
  H   Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
|------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
|-----0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0------|-------0----0--|
|-----3----3-|-------3------|-------5----5-|-------5-------|
|--------3---|----3-----3---|----5-----5---|----5-----3----|
|-1----------|-1------------|-3------------|-3-------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   H    Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   H    Q  E E
|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
|-------0------|------0----0-|-------0----0-|------0------|
|-------3----3-|------3------|-------5----5-|------5----3-|
|----3-----3---|---------3---|----5-----5---|---------3---|
|-1------------|-1-----------|-3------------|-3-----------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   H    Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------0------|------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|
|-------3----3-|------3------|-------5----5-|-------5------|
|----3-----3---|---------3---|----5-----5---|----5-----3---|
|-1------------|-1-----------|-3------------|-3------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   W
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|-------0----0-|-------0----0-|-------0------|------|
|-------3------|-------3------|-------5----5-|------|
|----3-----3---|----3-----3---|----5-----5---|------|
|-1------------|-1------------|-3------------|-3----|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  S S E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|--------1-----1-|------1--------1-|----------1----|
|------0---0-----|------0----------|-------0-------|
|----2-------2---|----0------0h2---|----2----------|
|-3--------------|-3------2--------|-3-------------|
|----------------|-----------------|---------------|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th

Comments about this tab

bhslauson - 2005-05-10

I did this song in Power Tab. If anyone wants the Power Tab file, send me an email and I'll get it to you. (bhslauson@yahoo.com)


wlcfaith - 2005-06-03

This is the best version of Beautiful I have EVER tried to play! Bravo to the transcriber! God BLess!


YESILOVEMYJESUS - 2005-08-10

excellent tab


rohne - 2006-01-04

I to feel I must leave a message commending you on this tab. Well done. If you have any other tabs you have done I would love to see them.thanks


cjval09 - 2006-04-26

Great Tab, looks like a lot of hard work, great job, but it just sounds like the verse is still a little off, I havent yet to find a perfect beautiful tab, something just doesn't sound right to me, I dont know maybe its just me.


cjval09 - 2006-09-29

I take it back, the tab seems to be almost 100 percent correct, I stand corrected, great tab. By the way, does anyone have the tab for My Salvation, the intro is pretty much the same as open me from his first album, but I just need the chords. If anyone has it could you please email it to me cjval09@snet.net. Thanks God Bless!


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