Acquiesce - Oasis
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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Acquiesce (live) - Oasis
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Tabbed by: Paul Flounders
Email: paulflounders@hotmail.com

This is a live version of the song that I have learnt by ear, listening to various oasis
in which they have played the tune.

When I play the A in the opening verses, I play it as a bar chord and bounce it a bit
at the start to give it a rocking sound!

Any questions, please email me!!!

Tuning: Normal guitar tuning required

Lead Guitar tabs:

e|--5---5-5-5-5s1---------------5---5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
B|--5---5-5-5-5s1---------------5---5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
G|--5h6-6-6-5-6s2---------------5h6-6-6-5-6-5-7b7-------------|
D|--5h7-7-7-5-7s3---------------5h7-7-7-5-7-5-7b7-------------|
A|--5h7-7-7-5-7s3---------------5h7-7-7-5-7-5-----------------|
E|--5---5-5-5-5s1---------------5---5-5-5-5-5-----------------|

e|--5---5-5-5-5s1---------------5---5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
B|--5---5-5-5-5s1---------------5---5-5-5-5-5-7b7-------------|
G|--5h6-6-6-5-6s2---------------5h6-6-6-5-6-5-7b7-------------|
D|--5h7-7-7-5-7s3---------------5h7-7-7-5-7-5-----------------|
A|--5h7-7-7-5-7s3---------------5h7-7-7-5-7-5-----------------|
E|--5---5-5-5-5s1---------------5---5-5-5-5-5-----------------|

A D G A
e|--------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------|
B|--------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------|
G|--7b7-5---5---------6-6-5-6-6-5-----------------------------|
D|--------7---7-5-7---7-7-5-7-7-5-----------------------5-7---|
A|--------------------7-7-5-7-7-5---6-5-----0-3-0-------------|
E|--------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-------0-3-------------------|
D G A D G A D G
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7----------------------------------|
A|--0-6-5-----0-3-0-----------0-6-5-----0-3-0-----------------|
E|--------0-3-----------------------0-3-----------------------|

[Verse]
A D G
I don't know what it is that makes me feel alive
A D G
I don't know how to wake the things that sleep inside
A D G A D G
I only wanna see the light that shines behind your eyes

A D G
I hope that I can say the things I wish I'd said
A D G
To sing my soul to sleep and take me back to bed
A D G A G D Fmaj7 E
Wants to be alone when we can feel alive instead

[Chorus]
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
Because we need each other, We believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
And I know we're going to uncover, What's sleeping in our soul
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
Because we need each other, We believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
And I know we're going to uncover, What's sleeping in our soul
A G D Fmaj7 E
What's sleeping in our soooooooooooooouuul

[Verse]
A D G
There are many things that i would like to know
A D G
And there are many places that i wish to go
A D G
But everything's depending on the way the wind may blow
A D G
I dont know what it is that makes me feel alive
A D G
I dont know how to wake the things that sleep inside
A A G D Fmaj7 E
I only wanna see the light that shines behind your eyes

[Chorus]
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
Because we need each other we believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
And I know we're going to uncover what's sleepin' in our soul
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
Because we need each other we believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G Fmaj7 C G
And I know we're going to uncover what's sleepin' in our soul
Fmaj7 C G
Sleeping in our soul
Fmaj7 C G
Sleeping in our soul
Fmaj7 C G
Sleeping in our soul
Fmaj7 C G
Sleeping in our soul
Fmaj7 C G
Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G
Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G
Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G
Cause we believe

[Outro]

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----1-----1-----1---1-----1-----1---1-----1-----1-----------|
G|------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------------|
D|--3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2---1-----1-----1-------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
C G
e|-------------------2----------------------------------------|
B|----------1--------2----------------------------------------|
G|------0-----0------0----------------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----2----0----------------------------------------|
A|--3-------------0--2----------------------------------------|
E|-------------------3----------------------------------------|



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| h Hammer-on
| b Bend

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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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Acquiesce - Oasis
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A side: Some Might Say

Chart position: #1

Recorded: February 1995

Released: 24th April 1995

Written by: Noel Gallagher

Produced by: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher

Tabbed by: Thomas Dunn

Tuning: E STANDARD (Note: like many of the songs recorded by Oasis around the time of "(What's The Story)
Morning Glory?" the song was tuned slightly sharp of E standard, I've found tuning
around 450hz/A450 works best.)

Email: thomas_w_dunn@yahoo.co.uk

You'll reach me quicker through my Twitter: @Thomas__Dunn

Note: This tab is split into two sections, Noel's chords/riffs and Bonehead's chords so both parts are
covered. (In case you couldn't tell, the Noel parts are mainly lead while Bonehead's are rhythm.)
I've tried to cover as much as I can as it is a very busy mix, because of this I have been
adding a lot to the tab over time, and may continue to do so.

Also I have provided chord diagrams below if you are only interested in playing rhythm/acoustically.

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Noel chord diagrams:

E A D G B e
A: 5 7 7 6 5 5

Am: X 0 2 2 1 X

D: X X 0 2 3 2

G6: 3 2 0 0 3 X

Fmaj7: X 3 3 2 1 X

C: X 3 2 0 1 X

A5: X 0 2 2 X X

D/F#: 2 X 0 2 3 X

E: 0 2 2 1 0 X

C/G: 3 3 2 0 1 X

D#: X X X 3 4 3


Bonehead chord diagrams:

E A D G B e
A5 5 7 7 X X X

D5 10 12 12 X X X

G5 3 5 5 X X X

F#5 2 4 4 X X X

F5 1 3 3 X X X

E5 0 2 2 X X X

C5 8 10 10 X X X

D#5: X 4 6 6 X X

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| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| - Mute note
| b Bend
| pb Pre-bend
| br Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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Intro chords/riff:
A A Asus4
e|---555-5-5-5-5\1r----------555-5-5-5-5-5-------|
B|---555-5-5-5-5\1r----------555-5-5-5-5-5-------|
G|---556-5-6-5-6\2r----------556-5-6-5-6-5-7~...-|
D|---557-5-7-5-7\3r----------557-5-7-5-7-5-7~...-|(x2)
A|---557-5-7-5-7\3r----------557-5-7-5-7-5-------|
E|---555-5-5-5-5\1r----------555-5-5-5-5-5-------|

Before playing the following riff you can either play:

e|----5----12----10----8-----7-----5----|
B|----5----15b17-13b15-12b14-10b12-8b10-|
G|-...5-7~------------------------------|
D|-...5-7~------------------------------|
A|----5---------------------------------|
E|----5---------------------------------|

***OR***

e|----5-----------------------|
B|----5-----------------------|
G|-...5-7~----7b9-5---5-------|
D|-...5-7~----------7---7-5-7-|(Noel tends to play this or something similar live)
A|----5-----------------------|
E|----5-----------------------|

Then either of the previous parts leads into the main riff of the intro/verse:

Am D G6
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---7---5-7-------------------|(x4)
A|-0---0------0-6-5------0-3-0-|
E|------------------0-3--------|

There is also an alternative riff to play instead; I don't know if it's actually in the song and I can't
remember where I seen it, but I thought I'd add it in anyway because it couldn't hurt.

Am D G6
e|-----------------------------|
B|-------3---1-----------------|
G|---------0---0-----------0---|
D|---2-4---------2p0-----0---0-|(x4)
A|-0-----------------3---------|
E|---------------------3-------|


Instead of playing the riff a fourth time, on the last go you could play this (and I believe Noel has played
live):
Am D G6 Am
e|-------------2-2------------|--...|
B|---5---7--0--3-3-0-3--3-3-0-|-1...|
G|----------0--2-2-0-0--0-0-0-|-2...|
D|-5---7----0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|-2...|
A|-------------------2--2-2---|-0...|
E|-------------------3--3-3---|--...|

Or you could play this, which Noel plays live at Maine Road '96:

Am D G6 Am
e|-------------------2-----------|--...-|
B|-------3-----------3---3-3-3-3-|-1...-|
G|-------------------2---0-0-0-0-|-2...-|
D|---2-4---4-2-2-2-0---0-0-0-0-0-|-2...-|
A|-0---------------------2-2-2-2-|-0...-|
E|-----------------------3-3-3-3-|--...-|
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Intro chords/verse (Noel):

Am D G6
e|------------2-2-0--------|
B|----1--0-1--3-3-03-3-33--|
G|-2-220-2-20-2-2-00-0-000-|
D|-2-220-2-20-0-0--0-0-000-|
A|-0-000-0-00------2-2-220-|
E|-----------------3-3-33--|

End of verse/bridge chords:

A5 G6D/F# FM7E
e|---------------------|
B|---------3---3---1-0-|
G|-----2---0---2---2-1-|
D|-----2---0---0-3-3-2-|
A|---0-0---2-X-X-3-3-2-|
E|-------3-3-2-2-----0-|
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Intro chords/verse (Bonehead):

A5 D5 G5
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-77-7-7-770-12-12-120-5-5-550-|
A|-7-77-7-7-770-12-12-120-5-5-550-|
E|-5-55-5-5-550-10-10-100-3-3-330-|

End of verse/bridge chords:

A5 G5 F#5 F5E5
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-----7---5---4---3-2-|
A|-----7---5---4---3-2-|
E|---5-5-3-3-2-2-1-1-0-|
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Chorus chords (Noel):

Fmaj7 C G6
e|----------------------| e|---|
B|-1-1--1-1-3-33-3-3-3--| B|-1-|
G|-2-2-00-000-00-0-0-00-| Note: 'C' can G|-0-|
D|-3-3-02-200-00-0-0-00-| also be played D|-2-|
A|-3-3-03-302-22-2-2-20-| as C/G: A|-3-|
E|----------3-33-3-3-3--| E|-3-|


'Chorus riff' that repeats throughout the chorus:
(this was quite hard to hear due to the rather dense 'brickwalling', however I could pick
it out in the mix. This can also be a little tricky to get the hang of, so I've done my best to tab it to
the first few lines of lyrics as well as the chords; I should think as long as you can match the bend to
'each other', 'one another', 'going to uncover' (etc...) then the rest should fall into place)

Fmaj7 C G6
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------5-----------|
G|--------------------5--7b8-7-----5-|
D|----------------5-7----------5-7---|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

Because we need each other|Because we believe in one ano-ther --etc...
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------5--------------------------------5-----|
G|---------------------5--7b8-7------------5-----------5---7b8-7-|
D|-----------------5h7-----------------5h7---------5h7-----------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

There is also a second riff that is played during the chorus:

Fmaj7 C G6
e|--------------------------------|
B|-----1-------1------1-------1---|
G|---0---0---0---0--0---0---0---0-|
D|-3-------2--------------0-------|(Repeats until end of chorus)
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|
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Chorus chords (Bonehead):

F5 C5 G5
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-3-3-010-10-05-55-5-5-50-|
A|-3-3-010-10-05-55-5-5-50-|
E|-1-1--8--8---3-33-3-3-30-|
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Outro chords/riff (Noel):

Fmaj7 C D# C G6
e|-----------------3-3-3-3-------------------|
B|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-|
G|-2-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-|
E|-----------------------------------------3-|

Fmaj7 C D# C G6
e|--------------------------------------------------------------3-----|
B|-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-3-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---------0-1-3--0-1-3---3---|
G|-----------------------------------------0------------------------0-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------2-3--5-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro riff Noel plays at Maine Road '96 (which I have been told is riff from 'Sally Cinnamon' by The
Stone Roses. Credit to user pete2ndbest):

e|-----------------------------|
B|----3-----1--0-1-0-1-0-1-0---|
G|-0-----0-------------------2~|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
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Outro chords (Bonehead):

F5 C5 D#5 C5 G5
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
D|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|
E|-1-1-1-1---------------------------------3-|

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Lyrics with acoustic/Noel chords:

Am
I don't know what it is
D G6
That makes me feel alive
Am
I don't know how to wake
D G6
The things that sleep inside
Am
I only wanna see the light
D G6 Am D G6
That shines behind your eyes

Am
I hope that I can say
D G6
The things I wish I'd said
Am
To sing my soul to sleep
D G6
And take me back to bed
Am
You want to be alone
D G6 A5 G6 D/F# Fmaj7 E
When we could be alive instead



Fmaj7 C G6
Because we need each other
Fmaj7 C G6
We believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G6
And I know we're going to uncover
Fmaj7 C G6
What's sleepin' in our soul


Fmaj7 C G6
Because we need each other
Fmaj7 C G6
We believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G6
(And) I know we're going to uncover
Fmaj7 C G6
What's sleepin' in our soul
A5 G6 D/F# Fmaj7 E
What's sleepin' in our soul



Am
There are many things
D G6
That I would like to know
Am
And there are many places
D G6
That I wish to go
Am
But everything's depending
D G6 Am D G6
On the way the wind may blow
Am
I don't know what it is
D G6
That makes me feel alive
Am
I don't know how to wake
D G6
The things that sleep inside
Am
I only wanna see the light
D G6 A5 G6 D/F# Fmaj7 E
That shines behind your eyes



Fmaj7 C G6
Because we need each other
Fmaj7 C G6
We believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G6
And I know we're going to uncover
Fmaj7 C G6
What's sleepin' in our soul


Fmaj7 C G6
Because we need each other
Fmaj7 C G6
We believe in one another
Fmaj7 C G6
(And) I know we're going to uncover
Fmaj7 C G6
What's sleepin' in our soul
Fmaj7 C G6
What's sleepin' in our soul
Fmaj7 C G6
What's sleepin' in our soul
Fmaj7 C G6
What's sleepin' in our soul
Fmaj7 C G6
'Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G6
'Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G6
Yeah, we believe
Fmaj7 C G6
'Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G6
'Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G6
'Cause we believe
Fmaj7 C G6
Because we need
Fmaj7 C G6
Because we need

Fmaj7 C D# C G6

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Oasis
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