"Save Me" by Big Country
From the album "Through A Big Country: Greatest Hits"

 

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

Comments and corrections welcome!

 

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

Into: unaccompanied

E|---0r-5p3p0--0-3-0h3-0h3p0rrrr-----0rr-5p3p0--0-----------|
B|4b5rr------3--------------------4b5rr-------3-------------|
G|------------------------------------------------4b5--2rrr-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|---0r-5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3----5--3--------------------|
B|4b5rr----5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3------8b10b8p5-5---------|
G|--------------------------------------------------7-7b9b7-5rr|
D|---------------------------------------------------------7---|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|----------------------------------------|
B|---------------5--------------5---------|
G|-----5-7b9b7p5---7rrr-7b9b7p5---7rrrrrr-|
D|5-5h7---------7--------------7----------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

 

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---2-5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---4b5-2rrrrr-|
D|2h5-----5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2-----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|0h2p0----------------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0---0h1p0---0h1p0---0h1p0---0h1p0-----------|
A|--------3p0-----3p0-----3p0-----3p0-----2b3--------|
E|-------------------------------------------5rrrrrsd|

 

Add bass;
                           Am
E|---0r-5p3p0--0-3-0h3-0h3p0rrrr-----0rr-5p3p0--0-----------|
B|4b5rr------3--------------------4b5rr-------3-------------|
G|------------------------------------------------4b5--2rrr-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

 

                 Dm                                   Am
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------5-------------------------------------------------|
G|---5-7b9b7p5--7rrrrr-7b9rrrb7p5-5h7rrr----2-5p2---5-2rrrrrrrrr-|
D|5h7---------7------------------7-------2h5-----5p2-------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Add drums;
     G                 Am  G  F                 C     Cmaj7 Am
E|---0r-5p3p0--0-3-0h3p0rrrrrrr----0rr-5p3p0--0----------------|
B|4b5rr------3------------------4b5rr-------3------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------4b5--2rrrrrrrrr|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Am             Dm               C   F
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------5--------------------------------|
G|---5-7b9b7p5--7rrrrr-----2-5p2---5-2rrrrrrrrr-|
D|5h7---------7---------2h5-----5p2-------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

 

                         
     G                 Am  G  F                 C     Cmaj7 Am
E|---0r-5p3p0--0-3-0h3p0rrrrrrr----0rr-5p3p0--0----------------|
B|4b5rr------3------------------4b5rr-------3------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------4b5--2rrrrrrrrr|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Am             Dm               C   F
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------5--------------------------------|
G|---5-7b9b7p5--7rrrrr-----2-5p2---5-2rrrrrrrrr-|
D|5h7---------7---------2h5-----5p2-------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

 

VERSE 1
  G          Am                G          Am
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0h3p0-3p0--------------------0h3p0-3p0--------------------|
E|0h3-----3--------------------0h3-----3-----------------------|
                No turning back             No looking around

 

  C          Dm                    G          Am
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0h2p0-2p0---------------------------------------------------|
A|0h3-----3---------------------------0h3p0-3p0------------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3---------------------|
               I wasn't searching               See what I found

 

  C              F                 C         Dm
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-----2--------------------------0-----------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0--------------------------0h2-2p0-2p0----------------|
A|3-------3------------------------3-------3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
                Inside the spaces               Inside of me

 

  C          Em                      G          Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---2------------------------------------------------------|
A|3--------3-----------------------------0h3p0-3p0------------------|
E|------------------------------------0h3-----3---------------------|
                If there's a reason                What will it be

CHORUS:
  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Come on and save me   Come on and save me

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-3p0--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I want to know if you're the one that's gonna to change me

 

  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Go on and change me   Hey rearrange me

 

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-0h3--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I need to know if you're the one that's gonna to save me

 

     G                 Am  G  F                 C     Cmaj7 Am
E|---0r-5p3p0--0-3-0h3p0rrrrrrr----0rr-5p3p0--0----------------|
B|4b5rr------3------------------4b5rr-------3------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------4b5--2rrrrrrrrr|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Am             Dm               C   F
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------5--------------------------------|
G|---5-7b9b7p5--7rrrrr-----2-5p2---5-2rrrrrrrrr-|
D|5h7---------7---------2h5-----5p2-------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

 

VERSE 2
  G          Am                G          Am
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0h3p0-3p0--------------------0h3p0-3p0--------------------|
E|0h3-----3--------------------0h3-----3-----------------------|
                I thought I knew              I had my hope

 

  C          Dm                    G          Am
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0h2p0-2p0---------------------------------------------------|
A|0h3-----3---------------------------0h3p0-3p0------------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3---------------------|
               Swing in the changes              Ring out the old

 

  C              F                 C         Dm
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-----2--------------------------0---------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0--------------------------0h2-2p0-2p0--------------------|
A|3-------3------------------------3-------3-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                I'm happy chasing               What I can't reach

 

  C          Em                      G          Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---2------------------------------------------------------|
A|3--------3-----------------------------0h3p0-3p0------------------|
E|------------------------------------0h3-----3---------------------|
                I'm still embracing                 Secrets I meet

CHORUS:
  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Come on and save me   Come on and save me

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-3p0--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I want to know if you池e the one that's gonna to change me

 

  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Go on and change me   Hey rearrange me

 

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-0h3--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I need to know if you池e the one that's gonna to save me

 

GUITAR SOLO;

     G                 Am                  
E|---0r-5p3p0--0-3-0h3p0rrrrrrr----0rr-5p3p0--0--------------------|
B|4b5rr------3------------------4b5rr-------3----------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------7b9b7rr-7p5---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------7rrrr----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

There's two ways to play the next bit - pick whichever is easiest for you.
Personally, I find version 2 easier;

Vesrion 1;

                      Dm                                                       Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7-9p7----9p7----9p7----9p7----9p7----9p7----9p7----9p7----9p7----9p7-----9------|
D|7h10-----10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---7rrr-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Version 2;
                   Dm                                               Am
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3---5p3----5------|
G|2h5-----5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---2rrr-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                        
     G                    Am     G        F                 C     Cmaj7   Am
E|---0r-5p3p0--0-3-0h3-0h3p0-3-0h3p0-3-0h3p0-8-5h8p5--------------------------|
B|4b5rr------3--------------------------------------8-5h8-5h8p5---------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------7-5h7p5--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------7-5h7p5-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

                Dm                          C
E|-----8--8---10p8-12p8-13p8-12p8-10p8-12p8-13p8-12-|
B|----8--8--8-----8----8----8----8----8----8----8---|
G|7b9-----------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

  F                                 G                          Am
E|15p13p12-13p12--12--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------15--15p13-12-13p12--13p12--13p12----------------------|
G|--------------------------------14-----12-------14p12--14p12-14rrrr-|
D|----------------------------------------------15-----14-------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

VERSE 3
  G          Am                G          Am
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0h3p0-3p0--------------------0h3p0-3p0--------------------|
E|0h3-----3--------------------0h3-----3-----------------------|
                I wasted time                That wasn't mine

 

  C          Dm                    G          Am
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0h2p0-2p0---------------------------------------------------|
A|0h3-----3---------------------------0h3p0-3p0------------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3---------------------|
               I hung the jury                   I fled the crime

 

  C              F                 C         Dm
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-----2--------------------------0---------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0--------------------------0h2-2p0-2p0--------------------|
A|3-------3------------------------3-------3-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                Shake off tomorrow               Break off the past

 

  C          Em                      G          Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---2------------------------------------------------------|
A|3--------3-----------------------------0h3p0-3p0------------------|
E|------------------------------------0h3-----3---------------------|
                I know that sorrow                   It never lasts

CHORUS:
  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Come on and save me   Come on and save me

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-3p0--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I want to know if you're the one that's gonna to change me

 

  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Go on and change me   Just rearrange me

 

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-0h3--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I need to know if you're the one that's gonna to save me

 

 

CHORUS:
  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Come on and save me   Come on and save me

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-3p0--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I want to know if you're the one that's gonna to change me

 

  G        C            G        Am
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----0----0^^^^------------0----------------|
D|-0h2-2p0---------------0h2-2p0-2-----------|
A|3-------3-------------3-------3------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
  Go on and change me   Hey rearrange me

 

  G        Dm                      G          Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2-2p0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------------------0h3p0-0h3--------------|
E|---------------------------------0h3-----3-----------------|
  I need to know if you're the one that's gonna to save me