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The One I Love   R.E.M



Song: The One I Love
Artist: R.E.M.
Album: Document

This song is really fun to play on a 6-string, even though it's really a 12-string song.

Gtr. 1: Rickenbacker 360/12, moderately distorted
Gtr. 2: acoustic

The acoustic guitar just plays chords so I'll just put that.

The tab:

Gtr. 1 intro, chorus (Riff 1):
e|--------------0--0-0------0--0-0-----|
B|--------------5--3/5--0---5--3/5---0-|
G|----------------------4------------4-|
D|----------0--------------------------| Play 2x
A|--------0----------------------------|
E|-0--0-3------------------------------|
  "Fire..............................."

Gtr. 2 intro, verse part 1, chorus

   Em           D       Em

Gtr. 1 verse part 1 (Riff 2):
e|---0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0----0---0---0---|
B|-----3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3----3---3-----|
G|-4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4----------4-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------| Play 2x
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
  "This one goes out to the one I love....."
  "This one goes out to the one I left behind......"
Gtr. 1 verse part 2 (Riff 3):
e|--------3-3--2-2-2-3-2---0--0-----0-0-|
B|-------3--3--3-3-3-3-3---1--1-----0-0-|
G|------0---0--2-2-2-2-2---0--0-----0-0-|
D|-----0----0--0-0-0-0-0---2--2-----2-2-| Play once
A|----2-----2------------3-3--3-----2-2-|
E|-3-3------3--------------------0--0-0-|
  "A simple prop       to occupy my time"
Gtr. 2 verse part 2:
     G         D           C        Em

Then repeat verse part 1 once.

Then the intro...
I'll explain the structure later.

Gtr. 1 solo:
e|----0-----0-0-----0---0-0--0---0---0-0-0-0-----------------------------|
B|-0--3--0--5-3--0--3-0-5-3--5-0-3-0-5-3-5-3-0-------------------0-------|
G|-4-----4-------4----4--------4---4---------4-2-0-------0---0-2-4-2-0---|
D|-------------------------------------------------2-0-2---2-----------2-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------0-|
B|------------------0-|
G|-2-0--------------0-|
D|-----2-0-2--------2-|
A|-----------0------2-|
E|-------------3--0-0-|

The solo is played over an Em-D-Em progression on Gtr. 2.

The structure:

Intro (Riff 1 2x)
Verse (Riff 2 2x, Riff 3 1x, Riff 2 1x)
Chorus (Riff 1 2x)
Verse
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Solo
Chorus 2x

Then:

e|------------------|
B|------------3-4-5-|
G|------------2-3-4-|
D|----------0-0-1-2-|
A|--------0---------|
E|-0--0-3-----------|



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