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I Can't Live With You  Queen

[1991]     A great song by Queen and I found only one tab for it and since it
was incomplete I'm trying to finish it now.
I used Persechini Bruno's version as a starting point.
I decided to cut the guitar parts into riffs so it is
easier to follow. (At least I hope so...) Anyway, here you go:
Standard tuning (EADGBE)
Notes: Chord formations:
/ - slide up E (079997)
\ - slide down A (x02220) or (577655)
h - hammer-on Am (x02210) or (577555)
p - pull-off B (x24442) or (799877)
b - bend string C (x35553)
r - release G (355433)
~ - vibrato D (x57775)
Riff 1 (in chorus)[F#m7] [244252]
E-----------------------------|
B--9-9--9--9--9\--(2)---------|
G--9-9--9--9--9\--(2)---------| (I can't live with you...)
D--9-9--9--9--9\--(2)---------|
A--7-7--7--7--7\--(0)---------|
E-----------------------------|

Riff 2 (in verse)
E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------| (I'm having a hard time...)
D----4----2/3/4----2/3/4------|
A----4----2/3/4----2/3/4------|
E----2----0/1/2----0/1/2------|

Riff 3 (in verse)
E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------| (You may think that I don't care...)
D-----------------------------|
A---1-/2-/3-/4---7p4----------|
E---------------------4-------|

Riff 4 (in verse)
E-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-6-----------------------------------------| (I travelled a long...)
D-7---7--7----5/6/7---7--7----5/6/7---7--7--|
A-7---7--7----5/6/7---7--7----5/6/7---7--7--|
E-5-----------3/4/5-----------3/4/5---------|

Riff 5 (in verse)
E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------| (But nothing's what it seems...)
D----------------------7------|
A--/4-/5-/6-/7---10p7--7------|
E-----------------------------|

And so the song goes like this:
[INTRO] at 0:01
Riff 1 (2x)
[CBORUS] at 0:06
Riff 1 A B
Riff 1 A B
[D]Riff [A]1  (2x)
[VERSE 1] at 0:26
Riff 2
Riff 3
Riff 4
Riff 5
[PRE-CBORUS] at 0:47
C - G | C - G | C - G | D (2x)
Love is say-ing ba-by...
C - G | C  -  G | C - G | D - A | D - A | D - A

Lo-ver turns to ha-ter...
[CBORUS] at 01:03
(Riff 1 1x at the end!)
[VERSE 2] at 01:21
(Same as VERSE 1)
[PRE-CBORUS] at 01:42
C - G | C - G | C - G | D (2x)
Hold on baby...
 C - G  | C  -  G | C - G | D - A | D - A | D - A | B

Passions screaming hotter... ...gotta do...
[BRIDGE] at 2:03 (I'm not sure about this part...)
[E]     [A]      [Am]     [G]  [B]     [A]     [F#m7]       [B]  [SOLO] at 2:18
[E]     [A]    [B]     [E]                  [A]          [B]                            
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------12--10p9---------------------------------|
G---7b9~~~---------------9------------------------------|
D--------------------------9---9b11~~9--7--6------------|
A----------------------------------------------9--------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|

    [E]                      [A]              [B]                               
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------11b13r11p9-----9-13b14r13--11----------|
D------------9---------------11-------------------------|
A---7---9h11--------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|

    [E]            [D]           [G]           [B]                                 
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------/12------------|
G---9----9---9--14~~-12p11h12~~-11p9h11-----------------|
D----------9--------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|

[CBORUS] at 2:39
(this guitar part at 2:50)
     [D]                  [A]                                                
E---------------------/9---/10--/11--/12--15b16----|
B---/7--/9--/10--/12--/10--/12--/13--/14--16b17----|
G---/7--/9--/11--/13-------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

(I think it's actually played by two guitars, one starting from
the G string going to the B, the other is from B to E...)
[CBORUS] at 2:50
[OUTRO] at 3:15
Riff 1 A B to fade
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Well that's it, not 100% precise but that's the way we play it and
I think it's fairly close. At least it sounds OK.
There are many guitar fills in the song that I haven't
transcribed so you gotta figure them out for yourselves.
If you have any comments, suggestions or corrections please
send it to me: halmaig@hotmail.com

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