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Plain White Ts

A Lonely September
A Lonely September by Plain White Ts






      A Lonely September






Standard Tuning 

(0:00)Intro:(clean acoustic gtr.)
  * 
e-0------:
B-2------:
G-2------:
D-2------:
A-0------:
E-0------:
 *stroke up once, then let ring

(0:03),(1:05),(2:46)Riff 1:

e------------2------0------0------:
B------------3------2------0------:
G------------2------2------1------:
D-----4------0------2------2------:
A-----4-------------0------2------:
E-00-02--------------------0------:

(0:36),(1:37),(3:05)Riff 2:

e-2------0------0------0------:  
B-3------0------2------2------:  
G-2------1------2------2------:  
D-0------2------2------2------:
A--------2------0------0------:  
E--------0--------------------:  

(0:50),Riff 2a:
                                                  *
e-2------0-------------------2------0------0------0------:
B-3------0-------------------3------0------2------2------:
G-2------1-------------------2------1------2------2------:
D-0------2------4------------0------2------2------2------:
A--------2------4-------------------2------0------0------:
E--------0------2-------------------0--------------------:
 *Let last chord ring

(1:53),(3:20)Riff 2b:

e-2------0-------------------2------0------0------:
B-3------0-------------------3------0------2------:  
G-2------1-------------------2------1------2------:
D-0------2------4------------0------2------2------:
A--------2------4-------------------2------0------:
E--------0------2-------------------0-------------:

(2:04)Riff 2c:repeat Riff 2b except for last chord

(2:33)Riff 3:(I improvised)

e--------------2------------------------:
B----------------3-------2--------------:
G-----------------2--------2-------1----:
D-----4-----0---------------2--------2--:
A-------4-------------0---------------2-:
E-02----------------------------0-------:

(2:16)Riff 4:

 Gtr. 1(clean acoustic gtr.) 

e--------2------0------0:
B--------3------2------0:
G--------2------2------1:
D-4------0------2------2:
A-4-------------0------2:
E-2--------------------0:

 Gtr. 2(very slight distortion electric gtr.)

e-----------------------:
B-----------------------:
G----1-2----1-2----1-2--:
D--------0-------------2:
A---------------0-------:
E-2---------------------:
 let each note ring

(3:32)Riff 5a:

 Gtr.1

e-2------0------0------0------:
B-3------0------2------2------:
G-2------1------2------2------:
D-0------2------2------2------:
A--------2------0------0------:
E--------0--------------------:

 Gtr. 2

e-----------------------------:
B-----------------------------:
G----1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-:
D-0------2--------------------:
A---------------0------0------:
E-----------------------------:

(3:47)Riff 5b:

 Gtr. 1

e-2------0--------------------:
B-3------0--------------------:
G-2------1--------------------:
D-0------2------4------4------:
A--------2------4------4------:
E--------0------2------2------:
 
 Gtr. 2

e-----------------------------:
B-----------------------------:
G----1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-:
D-0------2--------------------:
A-----------------------------:
E---------------2------2------:
 let all notes ring

(4:10)Riff 5c:

 Gtr. 1
                       *
e-2------0------0------0------:
B-3------0------2------2------:
G-2------1------2------2------:
D-0------2------2------2------:
A--------2------0------0------:
E--------0--------------------:
 *let chord ring
 
 Gtr. 2
                       *
e-----------------------------:
B-----------------------------:
G----1-2----1-2----1-2--------:
D-0------2--------------------:
A---------------0------0------:
E-----------------------------:
 *let note ring

How to play song in order of Riffs:

Riff 1  x4
Riff 2  x2
Riff 2a
Riff 1  x4
Riff 2  x2
Riff 2b
Riff 2c
Riff 4
Riff 3  x2
Riff 1  x4
Riff 2  x2
Riff 2b
Riff 5a x2
Riff 5b x3
Riff 5c



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version 2




Chords used

Gbm |244222|
D   |xx0232|
A   |x02220|
E   |022100|

Intro

Gbm


VERSE

Gbm	           D
I'm sittin' here all by myself
       A		            E
Just tryin' to think of something to do
Gbm		              D
Tryin' to think of something, anything
	A		          E
Just to keep me from thinking of you
Gbm		       D
But you know it's not working out
              A		          E
'cause you're all that's on my mind
Gbm		       D
One thought of you is all it takes
           A		           E
To leave the rest of the world behind


CHORUS

D		E	       A
Well I didn't mean for this to go as far as it did
D		E	     A
And I didn't mean to get so close and share what we did
D		E	      Gbm
And I didn't mean to fall in love, but I did
D		               E	            A
And you didn't mean to love me back but I know you did


VERSE

Gbm				D
I'm sittin' here tryin' to convince myself
A		E
That you're not the one for me
Gbm			D
But the more I think, the less I believe it
A			      	E
And the more I want you here with me
Gbm			D
You know the holidays are coming up
A				E
I don't want to spend them alone
Gbm			D
Memories of Christmas time with you
A				E
Will just kill me if I'm on my own

CHORUS

D		E	       A
Well I didn't mean for this to go as far as it did
D		E	     A
And I didn't mean to get so close and share what we did
D		E	      Gbm
And I didn't mean to fall in love, but I did
D		               E	            
And you didn't mean to love me back 

BRIDGE


D				E	
I know it's not the smartest thing to do
Gbm					
we just can't seem to get it right
D			E					
But what I wouldn't give to have one more chance tonight


Gbm	D	A	E	(x2)


Guitar 2 (with a bit of distortion

e-----------------------:
B-----------------------:
G----1-2----1-2----1-2--:
D--------0-------------2:
A---------------0-------:
E-2---------------------:


VERSE 

(soft)

Gbm			D		A			E
I'm sittin' here tryin' to entertain myself with this old guitar
Gbm			D		A			E
But with all my inspiration goneit's not getting me very far


(normal)

Gbm			D		A			E
I look around my room and everything I see reminds me of you
Gbm			D
Oh please, baby won't you take my hand
A		E
we've got nothing left to prove


CHORUS

D		E	       A
Well I didn't mean for this to go as far as it did
D		E	     A
And I didn't mean to get so close and share what we did
D		E	      Gbm
And I didn't mean to fall in love, but I did
D		               E	            A
And you didn't mean to love me back but I know you did 


END CHORUS

D			E				A
And I didn't mean to meet you then we were just kids
D			E			A
And I didn't mean to give you chills the way that I kiss
D		E			Gbm
And I didn't mean to fall in love, but I did
D			E			Gbm
And you didn't mean to love me back but I know you did
D			E				Gbm
Don't say you didn't love me back 'cause you know you did
D			E				A*
No, you didn't mean to love me back but you did

Guitar 2

e-----------------------------:
B-----------------------------:
G----1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-:
D-0------2--------------------:
A-----------------------------:
E---------------2------2------:

(x3) Then
                       *
e-----------------------------:
B-----------------------------:
G----1-2----1-2----1-2--------:
D-0------2--------------------:
A---------------0------0------:
E-----------------------------:

 *let last note ring



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