"Wildland In My Heart" by Big Country
From the Album "Why The Long Face"

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - November 2004

Comments and corrections welcome!

For info about Big Country visit www.bigcountry.co.uk

 

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

Intro;

  A       D      E     A         D      E     A
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------2--2-------------------2--2-------------|
D|2-2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-|
A|0-0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-|
E|-------------------4----------------------4-----|

 

  A     D      E     A         D      E     A
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|------2--2-------------------2--2-------------|
D|2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-|
A|0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-|
E|-----------------4----------------------4-----|

Verse 1;

  A          F#m      D      A              F#m           D  A
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------2-----------------------------------2--------------|
D|--------------------0------2----------------------------0--2-----------|
A|0--------------------------0------0------------------------0-----------|
E|---4---3---2------------------------4--3---2---------------------------|
  Cathy came home and no one cared. Even her friends were unaware.

  A             D       E         F#m    A       F#m      D          A
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------2-----------------------------------------2----------------|
D|--------------0-------2---------4-----------------------0----------2----2|
A|0-----2----4----------2---------4------0---------------------------0----0|
E|-----------------------------------------4-3----2------------------------|
  That’s how it is when they lose track. I always say hey don’t look back.

 

Guitar 1;

  A     D      E     A         D      E     A
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|------2--2-------------------2--2-------------|
D|2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-|
A|0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-|
E|-----------------4----------------------4-----|

 

Guitar 2;

  A   D        E              A       D           E             A
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------17------------------------------17-14-17b19b17---------|
G|-----16b18---16b18b16-14-16b18-------16b18--------------16b18-14-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2;

A          F#m       D       A                F#m  D   A
Lassie got loose and made it home. No one had even telephoned.

 

A             D      E      F#m   A        F#m     D          A
That’s how it is out of the pack. I always say you don’t look back

 

Chorus;

          D              Bm                  A          G      F#m
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------7-------6------4--------6----------2----------4------9-----|
D|------2-0----------------------------------------------------------|
A|0-2-4--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
             Sometimes I think of how things were right at the start

   D               E             A
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-7------------6--4--------------------|
D|-------------------------------2--2---|
A|-------------------------------0--0---|
E|--------------------------------------|
  When she made a wildland in my heart

 

Guitar 1;

  A     D      E     A         D      E     A
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|------2--2-------------------2--2-------------|
D|2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-2-----0--0---2-2---2-2-|
A|0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-0-2-4------4-2-2---0-0-|
E|-----------------4----------------------4-----|

 

Guitar 2;

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------17-14-17b19b17---------------------17-------------------|
G|-----16b18---------------16-16b18-------16b18---16b18b16-14-13s14-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3;

A           F#m        D      A              
The seven returned and no one cheered

                         F#m       D     A
We don’t think you’re magnificent ’round here

A       D        E        F#m    A             F#m       D          A
Even if you look great in black, I should have told them don’t look back

 

Chorus;

          D              Bm                  A          G      F#m
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------7-------6------4--------6----------2----------4------9-----|
D|------2-0----------------------------------------------------------|
A|0-2-4--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
             Sometimes I think of how things were right at the start

   D               E             A
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-7------------6--4-------6------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
  When she made a wildland in my heart

 

  F#m   A     F#m       A    F#m           A             Bm
E|5p0---------5p0------------5p0-----------------------------------------|
B|----4b6b4-2-------4b6b4-2----------------4b6b4-2-------4---------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  I was young, I didn’t care. I would have followed them anywhere

 

           F#m   A     F#m       A    F#m           A             E
E|---------5p0---------5p0------------5p0--------------------------------|
B|-------------4b6b4-2-------4b6b4-2----------------4b6b4-2-------4------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  You know I was young, I didn’t care. I would have followed you anywhere

 

Verse 4;

A             F#m     D      A              F#m     D        A
The Ranger is finally on his own, Tonto got married and went home

A             D            E            F#m   
That’s how it is when your first name’s Lone

A           F#m        D          A
Keep on the track, hey don’t look back

D              E          A       
  You know you don’t look back

D     E          A    D          E          A
  You don’t look back,  I say you don’t look back

  D              E
E|---------------------------|
B|-----------17--------------|
G|-----16b18----16b18b16-14--|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

 

Chorus;

    D              Bm                  A          G      F#m
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7-------6------4--------6----------2----------4------9-----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
      Sometimes I think of how things were right at the start

   D               E             A
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-7------------6--4-------6------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
  When you made a wildland in my heart

D              E          A
  You know you don’t look back

 

Chorus;

    D              Bm                  A          G      F#m
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7-------6------4--------6----------2----------4------9-----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
      Sometimes I think of how things were right at the start

   D               E             A
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-7------------6--4-------6------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
  When you made a wildland in my heart

D               E          A
   You know you don’t look back

D      E          A      D     E          A
   You don’t look back,    you don’t look back

D               E          A
   You know you don’t look back

D      E          A      D     E          A
   You don’t look back,    you don’t look back

D               E          A
   You know you don’t look back

D      E          A      D     E          A
   You don’t look back,    you don’t look back

 

 

Chords:

CHORD  | E A D G B E
A      | 0 0 2 2 2 0
A      | 5 7 7 6 5 5
Bm     | 2 2 4 4 3 2
D      | 2 0 0 2 3 2
D      | 5 5 7 7 7 5
E      | 0 2 2 1 0 0 
F#m    | 2 4 4 2 2 2
G      | 3 5 5 4 3 3