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THE CHAIN written by Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood performed by Fleetwood Mac originally from the album Rumours this version from The Dance transcribed by Joshua Shank extra note from the transcriber: learn this one before the Rumours version if you havenít already. It makes it a lot easier. That version is tabbed out after this one. Tuning=DADGBe (drop D) chords used: A5: 555xxx D5: x577xx Bb5: x133xx C5: x355xx key: b&r=bend quarter step and release b=bend up to a certain note /=slide h=hammer (the bigger part of the song is made up of variations of this riff) |-------------------|------------------------| |-----3---3---------|-------3------3---------| |-------------------|---2--------------------| |---0-----0---0---0-|-----0--------0---0---0-| |-------3-----------|---------3b&r-----------| |-0---------0---0---|-0--------------0---0---| (Lindsey does this part with the two D strings alternating) |-------------------------------5b6-3-1---6-1---| |-1-1-1-3-3-1-1-1-3-3-1-1-1-3-3---------3-----3-| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| (the notes in italics are the accented notes) |---------------| |---------------| |---------------| |-3-2-0-0ó-0--0-| |-0-0-0-3--0--0-| |-0-0-0-0--3b-0-| (this is the riff that Lindsey goes into after the chorus that repeats 3 times) |-----------0-----0-----| |-3-----3-----3-----3---| |-2---2---3-----3-----3-| (repeat 3 times) |-0-0-------------------| |-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-------0-----0-----0-----| |-3-------3-----3-----3-3-| |-2---3-----3-----3-----2-| (then to the bass run} |-0-0-------------------0-| |-------------------------| |-------------------------| (bass solo tabbed for regular guitar) |-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-------0-1-0-------0---| |-0/5-5-------5-3-5---0-| Chorus: A5 And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again. D5 Bb5 C5 I can still hear you sayin' you would never break the chain. A5 And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again. D5 Bb5 C5 I can still hear you sayin' you would never break the chain. Verse 2(use the same progression as verse 1): Listen to the wind blow Down comes the night Runnin' in the shadows Damn your love Damn your lies Break the silence Damn the dark Damn the light (the solo at the end is really easy, Iíll just show you the notes to hit and youíll be able to figure it out from there.) |-----|-10-8-|-13-10-|-17-15-13-10-| |-1-3-|------|-------|-------------| |-----|------|-------|-------------| |-----|------|-------|-------------| |-----|------|-------|-------------| |-----|------|-------|-------------| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Now for the other version) THE CHAIN this version from the album Rumours transcribed by Josh Shank The ONLY difference between the two versions is that the Rumours one is capoed on the second fret and has a different intro.) (that intro goes like this. There are different variations of this riff.) Tuning=DADGBe capo on second fret |-------------0---------| |-------1---------------| |---2-------2-----------| |-----0-------0---0---0-| |---------3-------------| |-0-------------0---0---| |-------------------| |-------1-----1-1h3-| |---2-------2-------| |-----0-------0-----| |---------3---------| |-0-------------0---| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- bass tabs transcribed by Pete White There is no bass for about the first minute of the song. Then, at: "And if you don't love me now..." G:|-----------------|----------------------------| D:|-----------------|----------------------------| A:|-----------------|----------------------------| E:|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5/12-12-10-8-8-8-10-10-10.... Then it repeats itself once, and then the bass cuts out again. Later, it does basically the same thing, with a couple little frills, like some 5-3-5 bits in the first part. Then the end part goes like this: G:|---------------------| D:|---------------------| A:|-0-0-2-3-2-0---0-2---| E:|-------------3-----0-| It repeats itself over and over, with a few slides and such thrown in for fun.