"The One I Love" by Big Country
from the album "The Buffalo Skinners"

Tab by Colin Dawson; colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com
Created November 2004. Updated April 2005

All corrections and updates welcome!

 

To make the intro easier to tab I've used the following code;
X = tenth fre
E = Eleventh fret
T = twelfth fret

h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
rrr = let ring (sustain)

Intro;

  D   Dsus  G  A    Bm       G   D  Dsus
e|-2--3-2-0-7--9--0-X--T-X---7---2--3-2-0-|
B|--3----3---8--X----T----T---8---3----3--|
G|---2--------7--9-E--E----E---7---2------|
D|0--------0----------------0---0---------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

  D   Dsus  G  A    Bm       G   D  Dsus
e|-2--3-2-0-7--9--0-X--T-X---7---2--3-2-0-|
B|--3----3---8--X----T----T---8---3----3--|
G|---2--------7--9-E--E----E---7---2------|
D|0--------0----------------0---0---------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

 

  Em     G        D         A       Em     G        D        A
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------2-2---2-|
D|2--2-4-2-------2h4-2--------------2--2-4-2-------2h4-----4---|
A|---------5-2-5-------5-2-2h4-2-------------5-2-5-------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------------------------|

 

  Em     G        D         A       Em     G        D    A  
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----4-4-7-4-----------------------------------------------|
D|4h7---------7-5-5h7-4s2-------2-2-4-2-------2h4-2---------|
A|------------------------5-2h5---------5-2-5-------5-2-2h5-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Em             G                     Bm
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------7-9b11b9p7--7----------------|
D|-------7h9-----------9---9--7h9p7---7h9-|
A|0rrrr-----------------------------9-----|
E|----------------------------------------|

 

Verse 1;

  Bm              A       G
E|------------------------3-------|
B|--3-----5-3---3---2-------3---3-|
G|----4-------4-------2-------4---|repeat  4 times
D|4-----4---------2-----2---------|over the following lyrics
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|
      

Bm            A       G
   There were you and me

           Bm                 A    G
Seems like twenty five years ago

 

Bm                   A         G
   This old city was different then

 

Bm               A     G
  How were we to know

 

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| repeat  4 times
D|----7-----7---------7-----7-----| over the following lyrics
A|4h5---4h5---4h5-4h5---4h5---4h5-|
E|--------------------------------|

 

            D             A   Bm
I致e got to live my life

     D             A   Bm
In a simple way

       D            A   Bm
Got to live it all

     G             Bm     A
In a single day, a single day

 

         G   D           A     D                G  D          A     D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9--9h11-9h11p9-----7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12-----------12--------------------12------------12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in   you   And the one I want is in there too

 

         G    D           A  D
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12------------12-|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in you

 

Em                      G
   But I don稚 have the time that I used to

 

  Em     G        D         A       Em     G        D        A
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------2-2---2-|
D|2--2-4-2-------2h4-2--------------2--2-4-2-------2h4-----4---|
A|---------5-2-5-------5-2-2h4-2-------------5-2-5-------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------------------------|

 

  Em     G        D         A       Em     G        D    A  
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----4-4-7-4-----------------------------------------------|
D|4h7---------7-5-5h7-4s2-------2-2-4-2-------2h4-2---------|
A|------------------------5-2h5---------5-2-5-------5-2-2h5-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Em             G                     Bm
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------7-9b11b9p7--7----------------|
D|-------7h9-----------9---9--7h9p7---7h9-|
A|0rrrr-----------------------------9-----|
E|----------------------------------------|

 

Verse 2;

  Bm              A       G
E|------------------------3-------|
B|--3-----5-3---3---2-------3---3-|
G|----4-------4-------2-------4---|repeat  4 times
D|4-----4---------2-----2---------|over the following lyrics
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

 

Bm               A       G
   I can be your miracle man

Bm              A       G
  Maybe it痴 my day

Bm             A     G
I was always a lucky man

Bm             A     G
Teach me how to pray

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| repeat  4 times
D|----7-----7---------7-----7-----| over the following lyrics
A|4h5---4h5---4h5-4h5---4h5---4h5-|
E|--------------------------------|

    D             A   Bm
I believe in you

    D             A   Bm
You know it too

        D             A   Bm
You can leave me out

     G           Bm     A
But what I do is what I do

 

         G   D           A     D                G  D          A     D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9--9h11-9h11p9-----7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12-----------12--------------------12------------12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in   you   And the one I want is in there too

 

         G    D           A  D
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12------------12-|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in you

 

Em                   G
    I don稚 have the time that I used to

 

         G   D           A     D                G  D          A     D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9--9h11-9h11p9-----7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12-----------12--------------------12------------12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in   you   And the one I want is in there too

 

         G    D           A  D
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12------------12-|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in you

 

Em                   G
    I don稚 have the time that I used to

 

(same as intro);

  D   Dsus  G  A    Bm       G   D  Dsus
e|-2--3-2-0-7--9--0-X--T-X---7---2--3-2-0-|
B|--3----3---8--X----T----T---8---3----3--|
G|---2--------7--9-E--E----E---7---2------|
D|0--------0----------------0---0---------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
                         The one I love

 

  D   Dsus  G  A    Bm       G   D  Dsus
e|-2--3-2-0-7--9--0-X--T-X---7---2--3-2-0-|
B|--3----3---8--X----T----T---8---3----3--|
G|---2--------7--9-E--E----E---7---2------|
D|0--------0----------------0---0---------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
                        The one I want

   D                   D               D                     D
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|777h9-7-9s11-9h11p9--9h11-9h11p9-----777h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-------------------12-----------12----------------------12------------12-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

   D                    D             D                   D
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------888h10s12-10------------------------|
G|777h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9----------------9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-------------------12------------12--------------------12------------12-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The one I love

 

   D                    D             D                   D
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------888h10s12-10------------------------|
G|777h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9----------------9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-------------------12------------12--------------------12------------12-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The one I want

 

         G   D           A   D                G  D         A      D
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9s7-----7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9s7-|
D|-----------------12-------------------------------12----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in you   And the one I want is in there too

 

         G    D           A  D
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9s7--|
D|-----------------12-----------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in you

 

Em                       G
    But I don稚 have the time that I used to

 

         G   D           A     D                G  D          A     D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9--9h11-9h11p9-----7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12-----------12--------------------12------------12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in   you   And the one I want is in there too

 

         G    D           A  D
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|7h9-7-9s11-9h11p9---9h11-9h11p9---|
D|-----------------12------------12-|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
  The one I love is still in you

 

Em                       G
    But I don稚 have the time that I used to

 

  Em     G        D         A       Em     G        D        A
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------2-2---2-|
D|2--2-4-2-------2h4-2--------------2--2-4-2-------2h4-----4---|
A|---------5-2-5-------5-2-2h4-2-------------5-2-5-------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------------------------|

 

  Em     G        D         A       Em     G        D    A  
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----4-4-7-4-----------------------------------------------|
D|4h7---------7-5-5h7-4s2-------2-2-4-2-------2h4-2---------|
A|------------------------5-2h5---------5-2-5-------5-2-2h5-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Em             G                     Bm
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------7-9b11b9p7--7----------------|
D|-------7h9-----------9---9--7h9p7---7h9-|
A|0rrrr-----------------------------9-----|
E|----------------------------------------|

 

  Bm
e|10h12-10-9h10p9--9---------------------------|
B|---------------12-10-------------------------|
G|--------------------11-----------------------|
D|----------------------12-9rrrrrrrrrsss4rrrrr-|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|