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Submitted by: frankolio

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.


Chords:                             Tab notation:
A   – x02220    D   - xx0232        ^ - bend up     h – hammer on
E   – 022100    Bm  - x24432        / - slide up    p – pull off
F#m – 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. It’s only the times when 2 notes are played at
once that makes me doubt, which may mean it’s 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--------------------------97-7-----10--------------------------97-7-
G-/9-----/9-11--------------------------/9-----/9-11-------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  A       E F#m              A   E F#m  A      E  F#m           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   Bm     D     A      E  Bm


Bridge (almost certainly using a slide, if youve 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             D       A   E            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----------------------------------------12/1412-
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).

I was shocked to see that this beautiful song which has been veiwed 17,000
times here has a slightly wrong chord structure.  Perhaps the original tab guy
was more interested in the lead parts.  I have copied/pasted his original work
below with the corrected structures.  I have not looked at the leads, I assume
he got that right.  Thanks, Frank Springman Oct 15, 2006

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

Also, as Ive 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 couldnt quite pick out but I reckon its close enough.
Sounds good when I play along anyhow. Enjoy!

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