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Back And Forth
Foo Fighters - 'Back & Forth'
From 'Wasting Light'
Standard Tuning
Tabbed by jjhand, thanks to epiphoneconnal as well

Intro - Heavy Guitar 1
e-----------------|
B-----------------|
G-----------------|
D------4/5-----7--|
A--4/5-2/3-6/7-5--|
E--2/3-2/3-4/5-5--|



(0:02) Verse Riff 1 - Guitar 2, W/ Palm Mutes, played 2x

A5*
E------------------|------------------|     Guitar 1 plays A5
B------------------|------------------|     here and as vocals start
G------------------|------------------|
D--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
A--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
E------------------|------------------|





A5*
E------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|
D--7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-|-4-4-4-2-2-2-2----|
A--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--|
E------------------|------------------|

"Once upon a time I was somebody else"

Verse Riff 2 (0:08) - Guitar 2 (Palm mutes)

e------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D--5-5-5-5-4-4-4---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-|
E----------------0-|---------------3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
 "In another life, I saw myself       Way back then, back when I was you"

e------------------|-----------------|
B------------------|-----------------|
G------------------|-----------------|
D--4-4-4-4-5-5-5-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E------------------|-----------------|



Uptempo Verse:

e------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D--7---7-7-6-6-6-6-|-4-4-4-2-2-2-5-|-5---5-5-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-4-4-4-4---|
A--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|
E------------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------3-|
   A5                            C5  C5                              G5
1. "Somewhere down the line I started to slip Years gone by, biting my lip"
2. ""Now your on your own, one for the pages Over the hill and through the ages" 
3. "Out beneath the cracks & coming in waves Rolling like an earthquake under the pavement



e------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
B------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
G------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
D------------------|/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-7-|-7- play Intro
A--2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-|/5-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|---
   G5  G5                              D5 D5 D5

1. "All the while, all this time I knew"
2. "Does my heaven burn like hell on you?"
3. "Heavy now, tell me Mr.Truth        You got a lot of"





Pre Chorus

play this 2x
e------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|
G------0-------0---|-----0-------0----|
D------0-------0---|-----0-------0----|
A------------------|------------------|
E--5~----4-4~----3-|-3~----4-4~----5--|
"Nerve"

ending
e------------------|-----------------|
B------------------|-----------------|
G------------------|-----------------|
D--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

"Now show a little backbone why don't you"



Chorus - pt 1
 play 2x
e--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--------------------------|

1. "I'm lookin' for some back and forth with you"
2. "Are you feeling the same as I do"

ending
e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-------------------------|
1.  "now         and        now       and       then?"
2.  "Down        and        out"

Repeat Chorus

End with Intro Chords



Verse 2 - Play Uptempo Verse

Lyrics:

"Holding my breath I waited & waited 
How'd the simple life get so complicated?
Shoes to fill, secrets to spill down you"

"Deer in the headlights, spoke in the wheel
You want pretend I need for real
I'm taking it back, all my IOU's"



Verse Ending - let off palm mutes, get louder
e------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|
D--4-4-4-4-5-5-5-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E------------------|------------------|
                      "You got a lot of nerve"

Repeat Pre-Chorus

Repeat Chorus





Solo Section - With Verse Guitar part added (guitar 2)

Guitar 1 - pick each note multiple times if shown
   4x    3x      3x          4x    3x    3x    3x 
e--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
B--10----9-----|-7----5----|-8-----7----|-5----7----|
G--12b---11b---|-9b---7b---|-10b---9b---|-7b---9b---|
D--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
A--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
E--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

4x    4x      4x            4x    3x        3x  2x  2x
e--7-----8-----|-10----12----|---------------|---------------|
B--10b---11b---|-13b---15b---|-7-----8---10--|-7----8---9----|
G--------------|-------------|-9b----10b-12b-|-9b---10b-11b--|
D--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
A--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
E--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

Solo pt 2:

Guitar 1
    4x    3x      3x          4x    3x    3x    3x 
e|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
B|--10----9-----|-7----5----|-8-----7----|-5----7----|
G|--12b---11b---|-9b---7b---|-10b---9b---|-7b---9b---|
D|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
A|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
E|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
 |
 |Guitar 3 comes in (same rhythm as above part)
e|--9-----7-----|-5----5----|-12----10---|-8----10---|
B|--12b---10b---|-8b---8b---|-15b---13b--|-11b--13b--|
G|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
D|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
A|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
E|--------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

Guitar 1
    4x    4x      4x            4x    3x        
e|--7-----8-----|-10----12----|---------------|---------------|
B|--10b---11b---|-13b---15b---|-7-----8-------|-10--10--10~~--|
G|--------------|-------------|-9b----10b-----|-12b-12b-12b~--|
D|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
A|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
E|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
 |
 | Guitar 3
e|--12----13----|-15----15----|---------------|-10--10--10~~--|
B|--15b---16b---|-18b---18b---|-10-----12-----|-13b-13b-13b~--|
G|--------------|-------------|-12b----14b----|---------------|
D|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
A|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
E|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|



Repeat Pre-Chorus

Repeat Chorus (3x through this time)

Key -

b  bend
~  vibrato
/  slide


 
 
Foo Fighters - Back And Forth :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Back And Forth tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Back And Forth:

Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995.[1] Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band Nirvana in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), and Pat Smear (guitar) to complete the group. Goldsmith and Smear left after the recording of the group's second album The Colour and the Shape (1997). They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left prior to the recording of the group's third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999).

Chris Shiflett joined as the band's second guitarist after the completion of There is Nothing Left to Lose. The band released its fourth album One by One in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and harder-rocking material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007. Over the course of the band's career, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated for Grammys.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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