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I Still Cant Say Goodbye Tab
I Still Can't Say Goodbye
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Cover by Tommy Emmanuel & Chet Atkins
Tab submitted by: Harold Schaefer
Email: schaefeh_19440@yahoo.com

Most of the song just goes off the G, C, and D chords. I added tabs for song as well. Chet and 
Tommy add some interesting accents.

It's not 100% exact, but it's close. Listen to Tommy and/or Chet play it on YouTube. Add your
own hammer-ons and pull-offs on the D chord. 

Capo 2th fret.

Tab Notes:
Tuning: Standard
h = hammer on
P = pull off
/ = slide
Capital 'M' = major, CM7 = Cmaj7

The lyrics and chords are below the tabs.

4/4 time.
Slowly, with feeling.

Song Format:
Intro
Verse 1
Verse 2
Chorus
Verse 3
Bridge
Verse 4
Chorus
Outro


INTRO riff:

    G                   CM7   D    
||-----------------|--3-----2--|
||------------0----|--0-----3--|
||-----0---0h2--0--|--0-----2--|  (2x)
||-------4---------|--2-----0--|
||---2-------------|--3--------|
||--3--------------|-----------|


Verse 1, 2 & 3

    G   D     C   D         
||--3---2--|--0---0h2--|
||--0---3--|--1---3----|
||--0---2--|--0---2----| 
||--0---0--|--2---0----|
||--2------|--3--------|
||--3------|-----------|


    G   D     Em  C         
||--3---2--|--0------------|
||--0---3--|--0-----3p1h3--|
||--0---2--|--0------------|  
||--0---0--|--2---2--------|
||--2------|--2---3--------|
||--3------|---------------|


    G   D       C   Dsus4  D         
||--3---0h2--|--0---3------2--|
||--0---3----|--1---3------3--|
||--0---2----|--0---2------2--| 
||--0---0----|--2---0------0--|
||--2--------|--3-------------|
||--3--------|----------------|


    Em  D/F#    G            
||--0--------|--------------|--------------|
||--0---3----|----------0---|---------0----|
||--0---2----|-----0-0h2-0--|-----0-0h2-0--|  
||--2---0----|------4-------|------4-------|
||--2---0----|---2----------|---2----------|
||--0---2----|--3-----------|--3-----------|


Chorus

    D       C   G         
||--0h2--|--0---3---|
||--3----|--1---0---|
||--2----|--0---0---|  (2x) 
||--0----|--2---0---|
||-------|--3---2---|
||-------|------3---|


    D       Em  Em/D  Em/C#         
||--0h2--|---0---0-----0---|
||--3----|---0---0-----0---|
||--2----|---0---0-----0---|   
||--0----|---2---0-----2---|
||-------|---2---------4---|
||-------|---0-------------|


    C   D       C               Em  D/F# 
||--0---0h2--|-----0-----0---|--0-------|
||--1---3----|------3p1h3-1--|--0---3---|
||--0---2----|---------------|--0---2---|  
||--2---0----|---2-----------|--2---0---|
||--3--------|--3------------|--2---0---|
||-----------|---------------|--0---2---|


    G                 CM7   D    
||-----------------|--3-----2--|
||------------0----|--0-----3--|
||-----0---0h2--0--|--0-----2--|  (2x)
||-------4---------|--2-----0--|
||---2-------------|--3--------|
||--3--------------|-----------|


Verse 2

Bridge

    C   D       Em   Em/D 
||--0---0h2--|--0-----0----|
||--1---3----|--0-----0----|
||--0---2----|--0-----0----|  
||--2---0----|--2-----0----|
||--3--------|--2----------|
||-----------|--0----------|


    C   D       GM7 
||--0---0h2--|--2-p0-----|
||--1---3----|-------3---|
||--0---2----|-----------|  
||--2---0----|--0--------|
||--3--------|--2--------|
||-----------|--3--------|


    C   D       Em   Em/D 
||--0---0h2--|--0-----0----|
||--1---3----|--0-----0----|
||--0---2----|--0-----0----|  
||--2---0----|--2-----0----|
||--3--------|--2----------|
||-----------|--0----------|


    Em/C#   C      Dsus4  D 
||--0-----|--0--|---3-----2--|
||--0-----|--1--|---3-----3--|
||--0-----|--0--|---2-----2--|  
||--2-----|--2--|---0-----0--|
||--4-----|--3--|------------|
||--------|-----|------------|


Verse 3


Chorus & Outro

    D       C   G         
||--0h2--|--0---3---|
||--3----|--1---0---|
||--2----|--0---0---|  (2x) 
||--0----|--2---0---|
||-------|--3---2---|
||-------|------3---|


    D       Em  Em/D  Em/C#         
||--0h2--|---0---0-----0---|
||--3----|---0---0-----0---|
||--2----|---0---0-----0---|   
||--0----|---2---0-----2---|
||-------|---2---------4---|
||-------|---0-------------|


    C   D     C               Em  D/F# 
||--0---2--|-----0-----0---|--0-------|
||--1---3--|------3p1h3-1--|--0---3---|
||--0---2--|---------------|--0---2---|  
||--2---0--|---2-----------|--2---0---|
||--3------|--3------------|--2---0---|
||---------|---------------|--0---2---|


Outro 1

    G                                 G    
||------------------|--------------|-------3--|
||------------0--3--|--7--5--3--1--|------0---|
||-----0---0h2------|--------------|-----0----| 
||-------4-------4--|--7--5--4--2--|----0-----|
||---2--------------|--------------|---2------|
||--3---------------|--------------|--3-------|


Outro 2 (alternate ending)

    G                                 G    
||------------------|--------------|-------3--|
||------------0--3--|--7--5--3--1--|------0---|
||-----0---0h2------|--------------|-----0----| 
||-------4-------4--|--7--5--1--0--|----0-----|
||---2--------------|--------------|---2------|
||--3---------------|--------------|--3-------|



I Still Can't Say Goodbye

"You know, every time I look in the mirror I see my Dad.
I think that's why this song means so much to me."

Capo II

Intro: G C D, G C D


Verse 1
G          D         C         D   G       D            Em      C    
When I was young, my Dad would say Come on Son let's go out and play 
G            D          C     Dsus4 D , Em D/F# G C D
Sometimes it seems like yesterday     


Verse 2
G             D      C      D     G    D         Em    C    
And I'd climb up the closet shelf When I was all by my-self 
G            D       C     Dsus4 D Em         D/F#     G   
Grab his hat and fix the brim      Pretending I    was him 


Chorus
D             C      G
No matter how hard I try
D                  C       G
No matter how many tears I cry
D                  Em    Em/D  Em/C#
No matter how many years go    by
  C           D        C Em D/F# G CM7 D G CM7 D  G CM7 D
I still can't say good-bye


Verse 3
G              D       C       D   G        D          Em        C    
He always took care of Mom and me.   We all cut down a Christmas tree 
G          D        C        Dsus4 D , Em D/F# G C D
 He always had some time for me      


Bridge
C      D                 Em    Em/D
  Wind blows through the trees
C                   D           Gmaj7
Street lights, they still shine bright
C      D              Em   Em/D
  Most things are the same
      Em/C#          C      Dsus4 D 
but I miss my Dad to-night


Verse 4
G              D       C       D   G        D          Em        C    
I walked by a Salvation Army store Saw a hat like my daddy wore       
G          D        C     Dsus4 D Em                  D/F#    G   
Tried it on when I walked in          Still trying to be like him 


Chorus
D             C      G
No matter how hard I try
D                  C       G
No matter how many years go by
D                  Em    D  Em/C#
No matter how many tears I cry
  C           D        C Em D/F# G C D G
I still can't say good-bye




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About the artist behind I Still Cant Say Goodbye Tab:

Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer.

His picking style, inspired by Merle Travis, Django Reinhardt, George Barnes and Les Paul, brought him admirers both within and outside the country scene, both in the U.S.A. and internationally. Atkins produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, Jerry Reed, Skeeter Davis, Connie Smith, Waylon Jennings, and others.

He created, along with Owen Bradley, the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music's appeal to include adult pop music fans as well.

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