Waiting For Somebody

WAITING FOR SOMEBODY (CFMT version)

I always loved the riff in this song, so I finally got down to learning this today. I picked up a guitar that was in open G tuning, mistakenly thinking that the song was in this tuning. I was using the version on the CFMT DVD to help me out. There isn’t too much footage of his hand, but I could see a little hammer-on part on the B string, which let me know that the tuning I had was a bit off. After a bit more experimenting, I finally figured it out. For such a simple sounding song, this one took awhile to figure out.

Tuning (low to high) = D, G, C, F, A, D or (E, A, D, G, B, E for the studio version of the song)

INTRO:

D---3---3---3--------------------------------3---
A---1---1---1--------0---1---0---1---0---0---0---
F---0---0---0--------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---
C---3---3---3--------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---
G---3---3---3--------x---x---x---x---x---x---x---
D--------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---

MAIN RIFF:

D--------------------------------------
A---1---3---3---0-h-1----1---1---1-----
F---x---x---0---2--------0---2---0-----
C---3---3---x---2--------3---3---3-----
G---3---3---3---0----------------------
D-----------3--------------------------


D-------------------------------------
A---1---3---3---0-h-1----1------------
F---x---x---0---2--------0------------
C---3---3---x---2--------3------------
G---3---3---3---0--------3------------
D-----------3-------------------------

………….I’ve been waiting for the day

D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------------
F---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---
C---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2---
G---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x----x-x-x-x--
D---------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---


D-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-3---
A---1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---------------------------------0-0---
F---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---
C---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0---0-0---
G---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-- x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x---x-x---
D-------------------------------------------3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3---


….somebody….somebody…..

D--------------------0------------0--------
A---1---3---3---------1------------1-------
F---x---x---0------------2------------0----
C---3---3---x---2-------------3------------
G---3---3---3---0--------------------------
D-----------3------------------------------

I think this should cover the basics of the song. Feel free to make any additions or corrections.

GtrPlyr

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