• Song:

    Never Had

  • Artist:

    Oscar Isaac

Never Had
by Oscar Isaac
http://oscar-isaac.com/

from the "Ten Years" movie soundtrack



Capo 6

There are only four chords in this song.
Other than the intro and outro, the entire song is just two chord progressions, one for 
the verse and one for the chorus.


The chords are:
Fmaj7  C   G   Am
  0    0   3   0
  1    1   0   1
  2    0   0   2
  3    2   0   2
  x    3   x   0
  x    x   3   x



4/4 time

Intro (the "|" below the chords indicates down beats)

   Fmaj7            C               G               Am       G
   |  |   |   |     |  |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |    |   |   |
e|----0-3---0-0-0------0-3---0-0-0---------------------0-0-0----------|
B|----1-1---1-1-1------1-1---1-1-1----0-0-0---0-0-0^1--1-1-0---0-0-0--|
G|----2-2---2-2-2------0-0---0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0^2--2-2-0---0-0-0--|
D|-3------3------------2-----2-2-2----0-0-0---0-0-0^2-(2)------0-0-0--|
A|------------------3------3------------------------0-----------------|
E|----------------------------------3-------3----------------3--------|



   F               Am               G   (This G chord lick is used throughout the song 
multiple times)
   |  |    |   |   |  |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|----1--1---3---0-------------------------------------------------|
B|----1--1---1---1----1-------0-0-----0-0-0---0-0-1-------3--------|
G|----2--2---2---0----2-------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0--|
D|-3-------3---3------0^2---0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0--|
A|-----------------0------0----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------3-------3-------3-------3------|


As you can see, he plays the bass note for the chord before strumming the rest of the 
strings. Also he uses lots of hammer ons for the Am and C chords throughout the rest of 
the song. For example, when you see a C or Am chord you can play them like this:

|-----------0-0-|    |-----------0-0-|
|-----------1-1-|    |-----1-----1-1-|
|-----0~----0-0-|    |-----0^2~--2-2-|
|-----0^2~------|    |-----0^2~------|
|--3------------|    |--0------------|
|---------------|    |---------------|




VERSE:



Fmaj7          Am     C    Fmaj7
    I've been gone for so long now

Fmaj7       Am                 G
    Chasing everything that?s new

(**from here the chord progression simply repeats until the CHORUS**)


Fmaj7    Am    C       Fmaj7
  I've forgotten how I got here

Fmaj7    Am             G
  I have not forgotten you

Fmaj7       Am         C            Fmaj7
  We were just children but our eyes opened and

Fmaj7      Am                G
  You were all that i could see

Fmaj7      Am           C            Fmaj7
   You came close enough to know my heart beat but

Fmaj7        Am               G
  Still not close enough for me



CHORUS: (chord progression changes)

            Fmaj7               C
Through the good times and the bad

              G            Am G
You were the best I never had

    Fmaj7         C              G
The only chance I wish I had to take

(**this chord progression repeats for the second half of CHORUS**)

                  Fmaj7          C
But there was no writing on the wall

    G                Am G
No warning signs to follow

  Fmaj7        C               G
I know now and I just can't forget

G                        Fmaj7
You?re the best I never had

Fmaj7   C     G Am    G
Nana    nana na


(continue with VERSE chord progression)

Fmaj7    Am
In this motel

C              Fmaj7
  Well passed midnight

Fmaj7       Am             G
   When I?m bluer than a bruise

Fmaj7      Am          C             Fmaj7
   You come drifting in through the half light

Fmaj7       Am              G
     In your funny yellow shoes

Fmaj7        Am                  C       Fmaj7
   And I hope that?s you standing at my doorway

Fmaj7         Am                  G
   That?s the scratching of your key

Fmaj7       Am                    C
  And I hope this song I?m singing

         Fmaj7
Someday finds you

Fmaj7  Am            G
   Wherever you may be...



CHORUS(same as before)

            Fmaj7               C
Through the good times and the bad

              G            Am G
You were the best I never had

    Fmaj7         C              G
The only chance I wish I had to take


                  Fmaj7          C
But there was no writing on the wall

    G                Am G
No warning signs to follow

  Fmaj7        C               G
I know now and I just can't forget

G                        Fmaj7
You?re the best I never had

OUTRO:

Fmaj7   C     G
 Nana    nanana

 Am     G
Best I never had

Fmaj7  Am  G

Fmaj7
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