"Come Back To Me" by Big Country
From the Album "BBC Live In Concert"

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - April 2005

Comments and corrections welcome!

For more information about Big Country, visit www.bigcountry.co.uk

I decided to tab the live solo accoustic version of "Come Back To Me"
from the BBC Live In Concert CD as it's so much better than Steve Lilywhite's
overproduced version on the Steeltown album IMO.

This recording is one of my favourite songs of all time. Absolutely superb!
It's all played on one acoustic guitar with no backing vocals.

h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

Intro;

You can play this by picking less strings than I've indicated but the way I've
tabbed it works quite well.

  Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

 

  D        Em   C             G        D    C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|0-0000-0-0000-3-3333-3-3333---------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

 

  D        Em   C             Baug          Baug/G Baug/F#
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-----------------|
G|2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000----0------0-----|
D|0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-1-1111-1-1111---1------1------|
A|0-0000-0-0000-3-3333-3-3333-2-2222-2-2222--2------2-------|
E|------------------------------------------3------2--------|

 

Verse 1;

    Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|--2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|--2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
The day they had a party        right out in the street

 

  Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
  Flags and flowers and singing for the homecome hero痴 treat

 

  D        Em   C             G        D    C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|0-0000-0-0000-3-3333-3-3333---------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
  I sat in the kitchen     Without a fire on the range

 

  D        Em   C             Baug        
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-1-1111-1-1111-1-1111-1-1111-|
A|0-0000-0-0000-3-3333-3-3333-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
I knew this house had lost the cause to ever make me warm again

 

Chorus:

  Em     CM7    G                           Em
E|-------------------------------------------------0------|
B|0-0000-1-11-0------------------------------------0------|
G|0-0000-0-00-0-4-4444-4-4444-0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-22-0-5-5555-5-5555-0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-2-22---5-5555-5-5555-2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|--------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0-0000-|
  Come back to me           days are all too long

 

  Em     CM7   G                           Em
E|------------------------------------------------0------|
B|------------------------------------------------0------|
G|0-0000-0--0--4-4444-4-4444-0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2--0--5-5555-5-5555-0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|-------------5-5555-5-5555-2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|-------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0-0000-|
  Come back to me         You never should have gone

 

  C          D  G             D          Em C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------0-0000-0-0000-----------------------------|
G|0-0000--0--2--0-0000-0-0000-2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000--0--2--2-2222-2-2222-|
A|3-3333--3---------------------------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
I was so young and full of pride and you were wild and strong

 

  Baug          Baug/G Baug/F#
E|----------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|1-1111-1-1111-1-1111-1-1111-|
A|2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|--------------3-3333-2-2222-|
I never knew how weak I was

 

Verse 2;

    Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|--2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|--2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
I watched them gather round him when he stepped down from the car

 

  Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
While tears fell on my cigarette he handed out cigars

 

  D        Em   C             G        D    C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|0-0000-0-0000-3-3333-3-3333---------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
I have your child inside me but you will never know

 

  D        Em   C             Baug           
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-1-1111-1-1111-2-1111-4-1111-|
A|0-0000-0-0000-3-3333-3-3333-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
I never will forget you while I watch that child grow

 

Chorus:

  Em     CM7   G                           Em
E|------------------------------------------------0------|
B|------------------------------------------------0------|
G|0-0000-0--0--4-4444-4-4444-0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2--0--5-5555-5-5555-0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|-------------5-5555-5-5555-2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|-------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0-0000-|
I said come back to me        days are all too long

 

  Em     CM7   G                           Em
E|------------------------------------------------0------|
B|------------------------------------------------0------|
G|0-0000-0--0--4-4444-4-4444-0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2--0--5-5555-5-5555-0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|-------------5-5555-5-5555-2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|-------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0-0000-|
  Come back to me         You never should have gone

 

  C          D  G             D          Em C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------0-0000-0-0000-----------------------------|
G|0-0000--0--2--0-0000-0-0000-2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000--0--2--2-2222-2-2222-|
A|3-3333--3---------------------------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
I was so young and full of pride and you were wild and strong

 

  Baug          Baug/G Baug/F#
E|----------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|1-1111-1-1111-1-1111-1-1111-|
A|2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|--------------3-3333-2-2222-|
I never knew how weak I was

 

Guitar;

  Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

 

  C          D  G             D          Em C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------0-0000-0-0000-----------------------------|
G|0-0000--0--2--0-0000-0-0000-2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000--0--2--2-2222-2-2222-|
A|3-3333--3---------------------------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
I was so young and full of pride and you were wild and strong

 

  Baug          Baug/G  Baug/F#
E|------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-----------------|
G|0-0000-0-0000-------0-------0-|
D|1-1111-1-1111-----1-------1---|
A|2-2222-2-2222---2-------2-----|
E|--------------3-------2-------|
I never knew how weak I was

 

Verse 3;

  (no guitar)
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
  I will always be here, fading by the day

 

  Em     C      G             D        Em   C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-2-2222-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-3-3333---------------0-0000-0------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
And I will wash the bloody hands and cast the bowl away

 

  D       Em   C             G        D    C
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|2-2-2-2-4-4--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-2222-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|0-0-0-0-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--0-0-0--0-0000-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3--3-3-3----------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
  As the years hang on me you will always be young

 

  D        Em   C             Baug          
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|2-2222-2-4444-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|0-0000-0-2222-2-2222-2-2222-1-1111-1-1111-2-1111-4-1111-|
A|0-0000-0-0000-3-3333-3-3333-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
  And one day I will lie down where the rose was flung

 

Chorus:

  Em     CM7   G                           Em
E|0-----------------------------------------------0------|
B|0-----------------------------------------------0------|
G|0------------0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2------------0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2------------2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|0------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0-0000-|
I said come back to me           days are all too long

 

  Em     CM7   G                           Em
E|0-----------------------------------------------0------|
B|0-----------------------------------------------0------|
G|0------------0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2------------0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2------------2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|0------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0-0000-|
  Come back to me           You never should have gone

 

  C          D  G             D          Em C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------0-0000-0-0000-----------------------------|
G|0-0000--0--2--0-0000-0-0000-2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000--0--2--2-2222-2-2222-|
A|3-3333--3---------------------------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
I was so young and full of pride and you were wild and strong

 

  Baug         
E|----------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
G|0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|1-1111-1-1111-2-1111-4-1111-|
A|2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|----------------------------|
I never knew how weak I was

 

Chorus:

  Em     CM7   G                          Em
E|0---------------------------------------0-0000-0-0-0--|
B|0---------------------------------------0-0000-0-0-0--|
G|0------------4-44-44-4-4--0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0-0-0--|
D|2------------5-55-55-5-5--0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2-2-2--|
A|2------------5-55-55-5-5--2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2-2-2--|
E|0------------3-33-33-3-3--3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0-0-0--|
I said come back to me           days are all too long

 

  Em     CM7   G                          Em
E|0----------------------------------------------0rrrr--|
B|0----------------------------------------------0rrrr--|
G|0------------4-44-44-4-4--0-0000-0-00-0-0-0000-0rrrr--|
D|2------------5-55-55-5-5--0-0000-0-00-0-2-2222-2rrrr--|
A|2------------5-55-55-5-5--2-2222-2-22-0-2-2222-2rrrr--|
E|0------------3-33-33-3-3--3-3333-3-33---0-0000-0rrrr--|
  Come back to me         You never should have gone

 

  C          D  G             D          Em C
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------0-0000-0-0000-----------------------------|
G|0-0000--0--2--0-0000-0-0000-2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222--2--4--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000--0--2--2-2222-2-2222-|
A|3-3333--3---------------------------------3-3333-3-3333-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
And I was so young and full of pride and you were wild and strong

 

  Baug          Baug/G  Baug/F#    Em
E|------------------------------|
B|0-0000-0-0000-----------------|
G|0-0000-0-0000-------0-------0-|
D|1-1111-1-1111-----1-------1---|
A|2-2222-2-2222---2-------2-----|
E|--------------3-------2-------|
I never knew how weak I was

 

Here's an alternative way to play the instrumental/chorus bit from
the Final Fling version, played on electric guitar;

Guitar;

  Em     CM7   G                          Em
E|-----------------------------------------------0------|
B|0-0000-0-0-0-----------------------------------0------|
G|0-0000-0-0-0-4-4444-4-4444-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-5-2-0-5-5555-5-5555-0-0000-0-0-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-2-2-0-5-5555-5-5555-2-2222-5-2-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|-------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-0-0000-0-0000-|

  Em     CM7   G                          Em
E|-----------------------------------------------0------|
B|0-0000-0-0-0-----------------------------------0------|
G|0-0000-0-0-0-4-4444-4-4444-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|2-2222-5-2-0-5-5555-5-5555-0-0000-0-0-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
A|2-2222-2-2-0-5-5555-5-5555-2-2222-5-2-0-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|-------------3-3333-3-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-0-0000-0-0000-|

 

Chords:

CHORD     | E A D G B E
Baug      | x 2 1 0 0 3
Baug/G    | 3 2 1 0 0 3
Baug/F#   | 2 2 1 0 0 x
C         | 3 3 2 0 1 0
CM7       | 3 2 2 0 1 0
D         | 2 0 0 2 3 2
Em        | 0 2 2 0 0 0
G         | 3 2 0 0 0 3