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The Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


I Can't Tell You Why
The Eagles


Here is the tablature for the Eagle's "I Can't Tell You Why" Or at least as
close as I could get it. If anyone finds any errors in this, please email
me and let me know.I've found that this is a really good song to do not only
"electrified" as it was originally done, but also as an "unplugged" version.
The possibilities are endless.


This is the lead part that Don plays in the middle of the song.


|------------|-7-7-5-|------------|-7-7-5-----------|--------------------------|
|------------|-7-7-5-|------------|-7-7-5-----------|--------------------------|
|------------|-7-7-6-|------------|-7-7-6-----------|--------------------------|
|------------|-9-9-7-|------------|-9-9-7-----------|7-h9-p7-h9----------------|
|--------7---|-9-9-7-|--------7---|-9-9-7--------7-9|-----------7-h9-9>5-7-----|
|-7-9-10---7-|-7-7-5-|-7-9-10---7-|-7-7-5-7-9-10----|-----------------------5-7|

|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------>12-12-P10-------------------|-->12-12-P10-------------------|
|----------7-------------11-11---11--9--7-|-------------11-11---11--9--7--|
|------7-9--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-7-H9------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

|-----10----------------|-------------------------------|
|->12----12-P10---------|-------------------------------|
|---------------11-9-7--|---7-9-(9)-7-(9-(9)-7-P9-7-----|
|-----------------------|-9--------------------------9--|
|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------------|






And this is the lead part that Don plays at the end of the song...

|------------------------|------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|----------------->12-|
|-------------7-9->11-7--|-------------7-9->11-7--|-------------7-9-----|
|------7-7-H9------------|------7-7-H9------------|------7-7-H9---------|
|-7-H9-------------------|-7-H9-------------------|-7-H9----------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|---------------------|


|--------------------|--------------------------------|-----(10----------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------------|--------10-12-12--10-12-|
|-7-7-H9-7-7-9->11---|---7->12->12-7-7-H9-7-7-9->11---|---7--------------------|
|------------------7-|-9----------------------------7-|-9----------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------------|------------------------|

|-(10---------------(10---------------(12-(12----|-------(10---------------|
|----10-12-12-10-12----10-12-12-10-12---------10-|-10-12----10-12-12-10-12-|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|

|-(10---------------(10-(10---(10-(10---(10-(10---------------|---------------|
|----10-12-12-10-12--------10--------10---------12-10-H12-10>-|---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|-7-9-7---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------9->11-7-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|---------------|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------------------|
|-------------10-|---------------|-------------10-|----------------------8-P7--|
|-7-9-7----------|-7-9-7---------|-7-9-7----------|-5>7-7>9>7---5>7-7-H9-7---7-|
|-------9->11----|-------9->11-7-|-------9->11----|-5>7-7>9>7---5>7-7-H9-----7-|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------------------|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------------------|

|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------8-P7---|---------------------8-P7---|
|-5>7-7>9>7--5>7-7-H9-7---7--|-5>7-7>9>7--5>7-7-H9-7----7-|
|-5>7-7>9>7--5>7-7-H9-----7--|-5>7-7>9>7--5>7-7-H9------7-|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|

In the original studio recording, it just keeps repaeating the last few bars
and fades out. However, on the Eagle's live album and on "Hell Freezes Over,"
the song ends with a little ditty like this at the end...




|-7-7-----------10-|
|-8-7-7--------7---|
|-----7-7-7---7----|
|-------7-9--9-----|
|------------------|
|------------------|


Legend:

N  = Slide to the Nth fret
N>  = Slide from the Nth fret down
(N  = Bend string up at the Nth fret
N)  = Bend string at the Nth fret, pick and release bend
(N) = Bend and release string at the Nth fret
HN  = Hammer on at Nth fret
PN  = Pull off at Nth fret


Tabbed by: John McDermott
johnmc@nccunix1.nccnet.com



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