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Promises  The Cranberries

STANDARD TUNING
Chord Used in the Song:
[Em] [Bm] (playe[D]d barred) (no[D]rmal) [C]
 
 e |--0--| |--2--| |--2--| |--2--| |--0--|
 B |--0--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--1--|
 G |--0--| |--4--| |--2--| |--2--| |--0--|
 D |--2--| |--4--| |--4--| |--0--| |--2--|
 A |--2--| |--2--| |--5--| |-----| |--3--|
 E |--0--| |--2--| |--2--| |-----| |-----|

NOTE: I think that Cranberries used the D barred but the song sound better also
with D played normal so...you can use one or the other!!!
In my opinion the song sound better with D barred but...it's my opinion...
Intro Riff:
[Em] [Bm] [D] [C]  
 
 |-0-0-0-0--2-2-2--------2-2-2-2--0-0-0---|
 |-0-0-0-0--3-3-3--------3-3-3-3--1-1-1---|
 |-0-0-0-0--4-4-4--------2-2-2-2--0-0-0---|
 |-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-----------------2-2-2---|
 |-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-----------------3-3-3---|
 |-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-------------------------|

Use D Barred or normal...in the riff the D it's Normal!
Play the Intro riff 2 TIMES CLEAN
and after 2 TIMES DISTORTED
The second Guitar play this riff, repeat over and over in the song,
in the background but only when the first guitar play the Bm and D chord.
[Bm] [D]  
 
 |---2------2------2-----2------2------3--2--0---|
 |-----3------3------------3------3--------------|
 |-4-----4------4-----2------2------2------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------|

and then start to sing:
[Em]You better believe i'm coming,
[Bm]You better believe what i say,
[D]You better hold on to your promises,
[C]Because you bet, you get what you deserve,
[Em]She's going to leave him over,
[Bm]She's gonna take her love away,
[D]So much for you eternal vows, well
[C]It does not matter anyway.
[Em]Why can't you stay here [Bm]awhile,
Stay here a[D]while,
Stay with [C]me
Solo Riff:
 
 |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5---0----7-7-7-7-7-7------7-7-7-7-7-7-5-----8-8-8-8-8-8-7-5-0--|
 |-----------------8------------------8-7----------------8-7--------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Em]Ohhh, [Bm]all the promises we made,
All the [D]meaningless and empty words,
I [C]prayed, prayed, prayed,
[Em]Ohhh, [Bm]all the promises we broke,
All the [D]meaningless and empty words,
I [C]spoke, spoke, spoke
[Em]What all the things that you taught me,
[Bm]What of all the things that you'd say,
[D]What of all you prophetic preaching,
[C]You're just throwing it all away,
[Em]Maybe you should burn the house down,
[Bm]Have ourselves another fight,
[D]Leave the cobwebs in the closet,
[C]Cos learning them out is just not right.
[Em]Why can't you stay here [Bm]awhile,
Stay here a[D]while,
Stay with [C]me
[Em]Ohhh, [Bm]all the promises we made,
All the [D]meaningless and empty words,
I [C]prayed, prayed, prayed,
[Em]Ohhh, [Bm]all the promises we broke,
All the [D]meaningless and empty words,
I [C]spoke, spoke, spoke
[Em]Ohhh, [Bm]all the promises we made,
All the [D]meaningless and empty words,
I [C]prayed, prayed, prayed,
[Em]Ohhh, [Bm]all the promises we broke,
All the [D]meaningless and empty words,
I [C]spoke, spoke, spoke
Solo at the end of the song riff:
 
 |-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-8--8-8-8-7-7-5-5-0---|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-----8-8-8-8-8-8-7-5-0----|
 |---------------8-7-------------8-7----------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------|

That it's all.
Black River Forever!!!
If you have some correction or you have any question conctact me at:

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