ACOUSTIC TAB: COME PICK ME UP
Grab your guitar, capo and box of tissues for Ryan Adams’ country-tinged heartbreaker
This track from Ryan Adam’s 2000 debut solo album Heartbreaker has a lazy feel, best achieved with a relaxed strumming motion. Copy the song’s shuffle groove simply by making your downward strums last twice as long as the upstrokes.
If your hand isn’t quite strong enough to play barre chords for the entire song then a capo can be a real lifesaver. This essential tool allows you to use familiar open chords transposed and given a new lease of life higher up the fretboard. For CPMU clamp your capo across the 3rd fret and kick things off with an open G shape. Thanks to the capo the chord looks and feels just like a
Bb regular G but now sounds a pitch.
It’s fine to think of it as G if that is easier for you but we’ve written the chords on our chart at their actual pitch so that you can jam along capo-free if you need to.