Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Last Christmas

It's finally up! Decided not to wait for my fingernails to grow, since it'd take too long. That way, I'd be able to put up more videos faster anyway. So here it is, Last Christmas, originally performed by George Michael, guitar rendition by Kotaro Oshio. Spent a long time learning and tabbing the song cause it's really long. Almost all 8 verses are played differently! Hope you like it and hope the tabs help :P





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LAST CHRISTMAS – Kotaro Oshio
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: D A D G B d

Intro:
D Dsus7 D7 G
d|-12-------12-11------11-------------------------5-------5-----------
B|-10----10----10---10----10-12-12/13-13-10h12-10-3-----3-------------
G|-11-11-------9--9-------11-12-12/14-14-12----11-4---4---------------
D|-0-----------0----------------------------------0-0-----------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

Em D Bm Em A
d|---7-7h9-----12-11\7-9-7-----------7h9-7----------------------------
B|-8-7-8-----8-0--10\7-7---8-7-8-----7h8---7+----5-3-2----------------
G|-9---9---9---0--0--7-8-------7---7----------7+-6--------------------
D|-------------------0---------9-9---------------7--------------------
A|-----7-----------------------7-----------------0--------------------
D|---------------------9----------------------------------------------

Verse 1:
D Bm
d|-----------------2/4---------2h4------------------------------------
B|-3/5-5\3-3-3/5-5-----3---5-5-----3-3-2-3-2--------------------------
G|-----------------------2---------4---------4-----4------------------
D|-0---------0---------0-------------------------4--------------------
A|-------------------------2-------------------2----------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

Em A
d|-4-----2-----0-4-5-4-2-----0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------
B|-----0-----0-------------0-----0-0-0-0-1/2-------2------------------
G|---0-----0-------------0-----------------------2--------------------
D|-2-------------2-----2-----------------------2----------------------
A|-----------------------------0-------------0------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

D Bm
d|-2---2-----2-2-2h4-------2-2-2h4------------------------------------
B|-2---2-3---2-2-2h3-3-----2-2-2h3-3-----3-2-3-2----------------------
G|-2-2---2-2-2-------2---2-2-------2---2---2-----4--------------------
D|-------4-----------4-4-----------4-4-----4---------0----------------
A|-------------------------2-------2-------2-------4---4-2------------
D|-0---------0-------0------------------------------------------------

Em A
d|-4-----2-----0-4-5-4-2-----0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------
B|-0---0-----0---0-----0---0---0-0-0-0-0-1/2-------------2-0----------
G|-0-0-----0-----0-----0-0-----2---------2-------2-----2-2-2----------
D|---------------------------------------------2-----2----------------
A|-----------------------------0-------------0-----0------------------
D|-2-------------2-----2----------------------------------------------

Verse 2:
D Bm
d|-2-----/7-7-----------------------2-----------------7---------------
B|-2---2-/7-------2-----2-------2-3-----3-2-------------7-------------
G|-2-2---/7-----2-----2---2-2-4-------2-----4-4-----4-----9-7---------
D|------------0-------------------------------4---4-------------------
A|----------------------------------2---------2-2---------------------
D|-0----------------0-------------------------------------------------

Em A
d|---------0-----0-------0-9-------------0----------------------------
B|-------0-----0-------0-----8-------0-------0------------------------
G|-0---0-----0-------0---------9-6-6---6---6-----6-6-6-6--------------
D|-2-2-----------------------------7-----------7-7-7-7-7--------------
A|-2-------------------------------0-------------0-0-0-0--------------
D|-2---------------2--------------------------------------------------

D Bm
d|---2-2---7---|-------0---------------9-9-9-----|--------------------
B|---2-2-3-7-7-|-5h7-5-0---5-5-5-5-3-----------7-|--------------------
G|---2-2-2-7-7-|-6h7-6-----2-2-2-2-2-------------|-9-7----------------
D|-------4-----|-0-------------------------------|--------------------
A|-------------|---------2-----2-2---------------|--------------------
D|-0-------0---|-----------------------------9---|--------------------

Em A
d|-----4---------------4-------------0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------
B|-----0-0-3-5---0-----0-0-3-5---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-2-0------------------
G|---0---0-0---0-----0---0-0---0-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2----------------
D|-----------------------------------------------2-0-2----------------
A|---------------------------------0-----------0-----0----------------
D|-2---------------2--------------------------------------------------

Verse 3:
D Bm
d|-----7+-|---|---|---|---|-----------|-2h4-|-------------------------
B|-----7+-|---|---|---|---|-5-3---2-3-|-3---|-------3-----------------
G|-----7+-|-2-|-4-|-6-|-7-|-2-2---2-2-|-2---|-----2-------------------
D|---0----|-4-|-5-|-7-|-7-|-4---------|-----|---4---------------------
A|--------|---|---|---|---|-2---2-----|-2---|-2-----------------------
D|-0------|---|---|---|---|-----------|-----|-------------------------

Em A
d|-4-----0-0-----4-----0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------------
B|-0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0--------------------
G|-0-0-------0---0-0-------0---0-0-------0-6-6-6-6--------------------
D|-----------------------------------------7-7-7-7--------------------
A|-----------------------------------------0-0-0-0--------------------
D|-2-------------2-------------7---7-7-7------------------------------

Verse 4:
D Bm
d|-2-|-2---|---2-2-2h4---|---2-2-2h4---|----------------------------
B|-2-|-2-3-|---2-2-2h3-3-|-3-2-2-2h3-3-|-3-3-2-3-2------------------
G|-2-|-2-2-|-2-2-------2-|-2-2-------2-|-----------4-----4----------
D|---|---4-|-----------4-|-4---------4-|---------------4------------
A|---|-----|-------------|-0-2-------2-|---2-2-------2--------------
D|-0-|-0---|---0-------0-|-0-----------|----------------------------

Em A
d|-4-|-2-----0-4-5-4-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0--------------------
B|-0-|-0---0---0-----0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|-1/2-2-2-2-2--------------------
G|-0-|-0-0-----0-----0-0---2-2-------|-2---2-2-2-2--------------------
D|---|-------------------------------|-----2-2-2-2--------------------
A|---|---------------------0---0-0-0-|--------------------------------
D|-2-|-2-------2-----2---------------|--------------------------------

Verse 4

Verse 5:
D
d|----------0------------11----11h12-11-------------------------------
B|-10h12-10-10-----10-12-10----10----10----10-------------------------
G|-------11-11-----11-11-11-11----------11----------------------------
D|-------12-12--------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-------0-----0-0-------0--------------------------------------------

Bm
d|-12----11-----------------------------------------------------------
B|-10-----------10----------10----------------------------------------
G|-11--------------11-------11----------------------------------------
D|-----9------------------9-------------------------------------------
A|---9--------9---------9---------------------------------------------
D|-9--------9---------9-----------------------------------------------

Em
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-7-8-8h10-----------7-8-8h10----------------------------------------
G|--------------7-7h9--------------7-7h9------------------------------
D|------------9------------------9---------9--------------------------
A|----------7------------------7---------7----------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

A
d|-------------|-----|-5-7/9------------------------------------------
B|-------------|-5-7-|------------------------------------------------
G|-9\7-7-7-6-7-|-----|------------------------------------------------
D|-9\7-7-7-7---|-----|------------------------------------------------
A|-----0---0---|-0-0-|-0-0--------------------------------------------
D|-------------|-----|------------------------------------------------

D Bm
d|-------------11/14-14\11-11-|--------|-2---------|-2h4-|-4-----|----
B|-10-------10-10/14-14\10-10-|-10\7-7-|-2-3---2-3-|-3---|-3---3-|----
G|-11----11-------------------|-11\7-7-|-2-2---2-2-|-----|-----2-|----
D|-12-12----------------------|--------|-----------|-----|-------|----
A|----------------------------|--------|-2---2-----|-2---|-2-2---|----
D|-0-----------------0--------|-0------|-----------|-----|-------|----

Em A
d|-0-0-------|-0-0-0+14-0-0-0-----------------------------------------
B|-0-0-------|-0-0-0+14-0-0-0-----------------------------------------
G|-0-0-------|-0-0-0+14-0-2-0-0---------------------------------------
D|---2-----2-|---2-2+14-2-2---7---------------------------------------
A|-------2---|-----2+14---0---7---------------------------------------
D|-2---2-----|-2---2+14-------7---------------------------------------

d|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+17-0+19-0+19-0+19------------------
B|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+17-0+19-0+19-0+19------------------
G|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+17-0+19-0+19-0+19------------------
D|-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+17-7+19-7+19-7+19------------------
A|-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+17-7+19-7+19-7+19------------------
D|-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+17-7+19-7+19-7+19------------------

Verse 6:
D Bm
d|-2---------|---2---------|-2---------|---2---------|----------------
B|-2-3---2-3-|---3-3---3-3-|-2-3---2-3-|---2-3---3-3-|----------------
G|-2-2---2-2-|-2-2---2-2-2-|-2-2---2-2-|-2-2---2-2-2-|----------------
D|---4---0-4-|---------4-4-|---4---2-4-|---------4-4-|----------------
A|-----------|-------------|-2---2-----|---2-----2---|----------------
D|-0---0-----|---0-----0---|-----------|-------------|----------------

Em A
d|-4-----0-----4-----0-0-----0-0-0------------------------------------
B|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0-----0-0-0------------------------------------
G|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-------0-0-0------------------------------------
D|---------------------------7----------------------------------------
A|---------------------------7----------------------------------------
D|-2-----2-----2-----2---2/7-7----------------------------------------

d|-0+12-0+12-0+19-0+19-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12------------------
B|-0+12-0+12-0+19-0+19-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12------------------
G|-0+12-0+12-0+19-0+19-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12------------------
D|-7+12-7+12-7+19-7+19-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12------------------
A|-7+12-7+12-7+19-7+19-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12------------------
D|-7+12-7+12-7+19-7+19-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12------------------

Verse 7:
D Bm
d|-2-|-2---|---2-2-2h4---|---2-2-2h4----------------------------------
B|-2-|-2-3-|---2-2-2h3-3-|---2-2-2h3-3---3-2-3-2----------------------
G|-2-|-2-2-|-2-2-------2-|-2-2-------2-----------4-----4--------------
D|---|---4-|-----------4-|-----------4-4-------------4----------------
A|---|-----|-------------|---2-------2-----2-------2------------------
D|-0-|-0---|---0-------0-|--------------------------------------------

Em A
d|-4-|-2-----0-4-5-4-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------
B|-0-|-0---0---0-----0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------
G|-0-|-0-0-----0-----0-0---2-2-2-0-0-0-0------------------------------
D|---|---------------------------7------------------------------------
A|---|---------------------0-----7------------------------------------
D|-2-|-2-------2-----2-----------7------------------------------------

d|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12----------------------------
B|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12----------------------------
G|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12----------------------------
D|-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12----------------------------
A|-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12----------------------------
D|-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12-7+12----------------------------

D Bm
d|-2-|-2---|---2-2-2h4---|---2-2-2h4---|------------------------------
B|-2-|-2-3-|---2-2-2h3-3-|---2-2-2h3-3-|-3-3-2-3-2--------------------
G|-2-|-2-2-|-2-2-------2-|-2-2-------2-|-----------4-----4------------
D|---|---4-|-----------4-|-----------4-|---------------4--------------
A|---|-----|-------------|---2-------2-|---2-2-------2----------------
D|-0-|-0---|---0-------0-|-------------|------------------------------

Em A
d|-4-|-2-----0-4-5-4-2-2-0-0-0-0--------------------------------------
B|-0-|-0---0---0-----0-0---0-0-0--------------------------------------
G|-0-|-0-0-----0-----0-0---2-2-2--------------------------------------
D|---|----------------------------------------------------------------
A|---|---------------------0------------------------------------------
D|-2-|-2-------2-----2------------------------------------------------

d|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12------------------
B|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12------------------
G|-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12------------------
D|-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12------------------
A|-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12------------------
D|-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12------------------

d|-0+19-0+19-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12--------------------------------------
B|-0+19-0+19-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12--------------------------------------
G|-2+19-2+19-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12--------------------------------------
D|-2+19-2+19-2+12-2+12-2+12-2+12--------------------------------------
A|-0+19-0+19-0+12-0+12-0+12-0+12--------------------------------------
D|-x+19-x+19-x+12-x+12-x+12-x+12--------------------------------------

Verse 8:
D Bm
d|-----------------2/4---------2h4------------------------------------
B|-3/5-5\3-3-3/5-5-----3---5-5-----3-3-2-3-2--------------------------
G|-----------------------2---------4---------4-----4------------------
D|-0---------0---------0-------------------------4--------------------
A|-------------------------2-------------------2----------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

Em A
d|-4-----2-----0-4-5-4-2-----0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------
B|-----0-----0-------------0-----0-0-0-0-1/2-------2------------------
G|---0-----0-------------0-----------------------2--------------------
D|-2-------------2-----2-----------------------2----------------------
A|-----------------------------0-------------0------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

D Bm
d|-2---2-----2-2-2h4-------2-2-2h4------------------------------------
B|-2---2-3---2-2-2h3-3-----2-2-2h3-3-----3-2-3-2----------------------
G|-2-2---2-2-2-------2---2-2-------2---2---2-----4-----4--------------
D|-------4-----------4-4-----------4-4-----4---------4----------------
A|-------------------------2-------2-------2-------2------------------
D|-0---------0-------0------------------------------------------------

Em A
d|-4-----2-----0-4-5-4-2-----0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------
B|-----0-----0-------------0-----0-0-0-0-1/2-------2------------------
G|---0-----0-------------0-----------------------2--------------------
D|-2-------------2-----2-----------------------2----------------------
A|-----------------------------0-------------0------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

D Bm
d|-2---2-----2-2-2h4-------2-2-2h4------------------------------------
B|-2---2-3---2-2-2h3-3-----2-2-2h3-3-----3-2-3-2----------------------
G|-2-2---2-2-2-------2---2-2-------2---2---2-----4-----4--------------
D|-------4-----------4-4-----------4-4-----4---------4----------------
A|-------------------------2-------2-------2-------2------------------
D|-0---------0-------0------------------------------------------------

Em A
d|-4-----2-----0-4-5-4-2-----0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------
B|-----0-----0-------------0-----0-0-0-0-1/2-------2------------------
G|---0-----0-------------0-----------------------2--------------------
D|-2-------------2-----2-----------------------2----------------------
A|-----------------------------0-------------0------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------

| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
| | Muted slap

12 comments:

JtcK said...

Very nice Graham! Found an old guitar which i use for this song now ( Too lazy to tune it back to standard and forth everytime). But can't figure the tapping/strumming/muting yet. Well good luck for me i guess?

JtcK said...

What do you mean with those +? Harmonic?

Graham Choo said...

The "+" means harmonics. If i put 7+, that means playing a harmonic (place your left hand over the string lightly) on the 7th fret. If it's 7+12, it means you press the 7th fret and slap the 12th fret ie. slap harmonics

Daniel HAU said...

May you send the Word Format of this tab to me plz?

I learnt guitar myself, so sometimes I think it is hard to improve. Do you think that playing guitar can be leant by oneself and play well? ^_^

My E-mail: rancehau@hotmail.com

Rich said...

omg... you are unbelievable man... I'm just new to the guitar but i've transcribed music to piano before so i was attempting to do this but it was so hard i gave up... and then i come across your site and you have like everything i've been looking for tabbed out... props and many thanks to you man

Anonymous said...

Can "Last Christmas" be written and played with standard tuning without the alternate tuning?

If so, Can you try to write a tab on that?

Graham Choo said...

Hey, the reason why the original composer played the song in alternate tuning is because it's easier to play it like that. To play it on a standard tuned guitar would be too hard, in terms of stretching.

I don't think it can be done. Sorry

Misaki said...

Thanks for the instructional on Last Christmas. Presently, learning the 2nd verse. But try as I might, it soumds different from your playing. Are you playing it differently from the tabs that you have provided.

Misaki said...

Thanks for the instructional on Last Christmas. Presently, learning the 2nd verse. But try as I might, it soumds different from your playing. Are you playing it differently from the tabs that you have provided.

Graham Choo said...

Hey Misaki, how I learnt the song was that I listened to Kotaro's video, tabbed it out, and then practiced with the tabs I wrote.

It could be that there are some parts that I might have played differently because there are just so many verses and they're all played differently. However, if you follow the tabs, the song should still sound alright.

RYUGI TAKASU said...

can you make the chords of it...
please.

i want to learn how to play this song...

Graham Choo said...

Hey Ryugi, I've placed the chords above the tabs. It's mostly D, Bm, Em, A.
Hope that helps! Happy learning :)