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Give It Away  George Strait

GIVE IT AWAY
Written by Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, and Jamey Johnson
The E-chord should be played without the third to support
both the major melody and the minor (dorian) fills.
A good way to match the sound of the recording is to use
Double-Drop-D tuning with a capo at the third fret.
See chord voicings below as an alternative to the pop-ups.
4 beats per chord
` = 2 beats
(capo at first fret)
INTRO:
LICK E E
NARRATION-LONG:
[E] She was stormin' through the house that day and
[E]I could tell she was leavin' and I thought ah she'll be
[E]Back till she turned around and pointed at the
[E]Wall and said that
VERSE:
[E]Picture from our honeymoon that [E]night in Frisco Bay just give it a-
[A]way she said give it a-[E]way and that
[E]Big four-poster king-size bed where [E]so much love was made just give it a-
[A]way she said just give it a-[E]way just give it a-
CHORUS:
[A]way there ain't [A]nothin' in this house worth fightin'
[E]Over oh and [B7]we're both tired of fightin' any-
`A `A7 E E
way just give it a-way
NARRATION:
[E]So I tried to move on but I found that each
[E]Woman I held just reminded me of that day
[E] Hmm when that
VERSE:
[E]Front door swung wide open she [E]flung her diamond ring said give it a-
[A]way just give it a-[E]way I said now
[E]Honey don't you even want your [E]half of everything she said give it a-
[A]way just give it a-[E7]way just give it a-
CHORUS-SHORT:
[A]way there ain't [A]nothin' in this house worth fightin'
[E]Over oh and [B7]we're both tired of fightin' any-
`A `A7 E7
way just give it a-way
SOLO-CHORUS:
[A] [A]  
[E] [B7]  
[A7] [E] [E]  
NARRATION:
[E] So I'm still right here where she left me
[E]Along with all the other things she don't care about anymore
[E] Mmm like that
VERSE:
[E]Picture from our honeymoon that [E]night in Frisco Bay she said give it a-
[A]way well I can't give it a-[E]way and that
[E]Big four-poster king-size bed where [E]all our love was made she said give it a-
[A]way well I can't give it a-[E]way I've got a
CODA: (slower)
[E]Furnished house a diamond ring and a [E]lonely broken heart full of
[A]Love and I can't even give it away[E]__
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TUNING: 6 5 4 3 2 1 CAPO: Fret-3 for recorded key
[D] [A] [D] [G] [B] [D]  
CHORDS: RHYTHM:
E A B7 A7 E7 -chart label Slow four with a sixteenth note feel
D5 G A7 G7 D7(-3) 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
 
 D|--0---5---2---3----0---| D|-----0-------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|
 B|--3---0---2---0----1---| B|-----3-------3-3-----3-3-----3-3-|
 G|--2---0---0---0----2---| G|-----2-------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-|
 D|--0---0---2---0----0---| D|-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-----0-0-|
 A|--0-------0--------0---| A|-0-------0-------0-------0h2-----|
 D|--0---5-------5----0---| D|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|

INTRO-LICK:[d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u]
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
 
 D+3|-2h3p2----------------------------| Acoustic - left channel
 B+3|------3-1-------------------------|
 G+3|----------2-1-0-------------------| h = hammer on
 D+3|----------------3p0---3---0-------| p = pull off
 A+3|--------------------3---3---0-----| d = down strum
 D+3|------------------------------3---| u = up strum

| |
 
 E|----------------------------------| Electric
 B|------------------------------11\4|

| |
 
 D|-1h3----3-----3-------3-----------| Acoustic - right channel
 A|----------------------------------| (standard tuning no capo)
 E|----------------------------4-4---|

FILLS:
Mess around with the notes of the dorian mode
particularly the 7th and 3rd and open strings.
 
 D|---|-*-|-3-|---|---|---|
 B|-7-|---|-*-|---|---|-3-|
 G|---|-*-|---|---|-7-|---|
 D|---|-*-|-3-|---|---|---|
 A|---|-*-|-7-|---|---|---|
 D|---|-*-|-3-|---|---|---|

Fret-1 2 3 4 5 6
Examples show how licks can be played within the strum
or even substitute full chords to mimic the sound.
End chorus-1: Bar-3 verse-2: Bar-4 verse-3:
[D5]1 + 2 + 3 +a4e+ [G]1 + 2 e + a 3 e + 4 + [D7(-3)]1 2 [Dm]3 4
 
 D|-----------------||-----5-----------------------5---||-0-------0-------|
 B|---6---3---------||-----0-----0-----------------0---||-1-------3-------|
 G|---5---2---4-2---||-----0---3-------------------0---||-2-------2-------|
 D|-0---0---0--4-3--||-0-----------0-3---0-3-----------||-0-------3-------|
 A|-0---0---0-------||---------------------------------||-0-------0-------|
 D|-0---0---0-------||-5---------------5-------5-------||-0-------0-------|

Waynus Of Uranus
July 2006

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