Ill stick around

Foo Fighters

'll Stick Around - by the FOO FIGHTERS
TAB by Jeff Aldrich (
This song is another fine example of how damned good this album is. I wrote down all the parts, I think you can figure out where everything goes. If not, please feel free to E-Mail me, and please write me with comments about the tab, or any other FOO related comments. Enjoy!
Intro/Chorus: (The words aren't sung until the chorus.)
e:----------------------------| B:----------------------------| G:------------8---8-------5---| D:-5---5------8---8---8---5---| A:-5---5------6---6---8---3---| E:-3---3--------------6-------| I don't owe you...

e:----------------------------------------------------------------| B:----------------------------------------------------------------| G:---------------------------------5---5---5---5------------------| D:-5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--| A:-5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5--| E:-3---3---3---3---1---1---1---1-------------------3---3---3---3--| I thought I knew what it took to bother you
e:-----------------------------------------------| B:-----------------------------------------------| G:-----------------5---5---5---5-----------------| D:-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-| E:-1---1---1---1-------------------3---3---3---3-| Every word I said was true Natural "C"
e:------------------------------------------------------| B:------------------------------------------------------| G:----------------------------------5---5---5---5---5~~-| D:-8---8---8---8---5---5---5----5---5---5---5---5---5~~-| A:-8---8---8---8---5---5---5----5---3---3---3---3---3~~-| E:-6---6---6---6---3---3---3----3-----------------------| I'm taking all of that and more...
e:------------------------------------------------------------------------ --| B:------------------------------------------------------------------------ --| G:8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7 -7| D:8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7 -7| A:6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5 -5| E:------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------- --| I'll stick around, I'll stick around...
Hope you enjoy the TAB!
The other version of this song is fine except for one thing. You may notice on the video that Dave's hand isn't moving that much. If you tune your guitar up one half-step or use a capo on the first fret, the song is way easier to play. Note: The song "Butterflies" is also in this tuning.
I'll Stick Around
Foo Fighters
Intro/Pre-Chorus (with guitar tuned one half-step up) F# D B E|------------------------------|---- B|-------X-X--3--3--3-----------|---- Repeat...many times G|-------X-X--2--2--2-----4--4--|---- D|4--4---X-X--0--0--0--0--4--4--|---- A|4--4---X-X-----------0--2--2--|---- E|2--2--------------------------|---- I don't owe you ....
Verse F# E Eb E|--------------|--------------|--------------|---- B|--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--|--4--4--4--4--|---- Repeat for a little while G|--X--X--X--X--|--X--X--X--X--|--X--X--X--X--|---- D|--8--8--9--8--|--6--6--6--6--|--5--5--5--5--|---- A|--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--|--6--6--6--6--|---- E|--------------|--------------|--------------|----
I thought i knew all it took to bother...
Interlude A F# B7 E|--------------|--------------|--2--2--2--2--|-- B|--------------|--------------|--0--0--0--0--|-- Repeat once G|--2--2--2--2--|--------------|--2--2--2--2--|-- D|--2--2--2--2--|--4--4--4--4--|--1--1--1--1--|-- A|--0--0--0--0--|--4--4--4--4--|--2--2--2--2--|-- E|--------------|--2--2--2--2--|--------------|--
I've taken all and I've endured ....
Chorus D E F# C# E|--------------|--0--0--0--0--|--------------|--------------|-- B|--3--3--3--3--|--0--0--0--0--|--------------|--------------|-- Repeat... G|--2--2--2--2--|--1--1--1--1--|--------------|--6--6--6--6--|-- D|--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--2--2--|--4--4--4--4--|--6--6--6--6--|-- A|--------------|--2--2--2--2--|--4--4--4--4--|--4--4--4--4--|-- E|--------------|--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--2--2--|--------------|--
I'll stick around...
Send comments and/or praises to: Special thanks to: David Grohl & Chris Alcorta
"I'll Stick Around" by Foo Fighters Music & Lyrics by Dave Grohl >From the album "Foo Fighters" on Roswell/Capitol Records
It is possible to play the Beginning/Chorus part of the song using normal tuning. Unfortunately, it's going to require a long stretch for the D#/Eb. It would look something like this:
G5 D# Bb5 C5 N.C. 1:------3-3----------- 2:------4-4----------- 3:------3-3--3---5--0- 4:-5-5--1-1--3---5--0- 5:-5-5--1-1--1---3--0- 6:-3-3--------------0-
The last strum of open zeros can also be played as just another C5. You can also get rid of that long D# stretch for the 1's by just playing (xxx343). Also, Dave plays the verse like the second tab posted here, but it sounds pretty bad on an acoustic. To make it easier, you can just play this progression:
G7 F7 C 1:-3---1----- 2:-3---1---5- 3:-4---2---5- 4:-3---1---5- 5:-5---3---3- 6:-3---1-----
It's not perfect, and it's not how I think they play the song, but it sounds decent. Finally, somewhere I saw it posted this way for the pre-chorus, and it's definitely right. The secret is that the last chord played is a C9, an uncommon chord. It goes something like this:
A#5/F G C9 1:--------------3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0- 2:--------------3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3- 3:-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3- 4:-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2- 5:-1-1-1-1-1-1--2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3- 6:-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------------
Hope this helps. Comments to:
-- Michael Slusarz ( -- University of Colorado, Boulder

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