Never Going Back Guitar Again Tab

Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac – Guitar Lesson (TABS)

  • 17th January 2019
  • Songs

Never Going Back Again was written by Lindsey Buckingham in 1976 for Fleetwood Mac's hugely successful album 'Rumours'. The song is well-known across the globe but is a particular favourite amongst fingerpickers like you and I. 

Buckingham has an incredible righthand picking technique that really takes some work to get comfortable with. If you've not played this style of fingerpicking before you may struggle to get it up to speed, therefore I strongly recommend going very slowly and gradually increasing the tempo. 

Never Going Back Again is no. 51 on my Top 60 Fingerpicking Songs of ALL TIME list. If you've not seen the list be sure to check it out and sign up to my weekly email lesson. That way you won't miss learning any of these great fingerstyle songs.

Never Going Back Again Song Details:

  • Tuning - drop D (D, A, D, G, B, E)
  • Capo - 4th
  • Tempo - 88 bpm
  • Key - F# major
  • Difficulty - advanced

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Part 1 

As you can see from looking at the tab, there's a lot going on here. You're going to want to break it down into manageable pieces first.

Perhaps learn the chord shapes first, then maybe try just the bass notes (E, A and D strings), then just the higher strings (G, B and D). Once you can do all of those three things comfortably, slowly start putting it all together.

Never Going Back Again Guitar Tab

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Part 2

Take the same approach to learning this section as you did for the previous part. 

Never Going Back Again Guitar Tab

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I hope you've found this lesson useful and thank you for reading.

  1. Pierre left a comment on 3rd May 2019 at 5:06 pm


    Your lessons, including this one are great! Thank you for including the tabs.
    I have been working on Never Going Back Again for several weeks and despite my diligence and best efforts, I am unable to accomplish the stretch after the pull-off in bar #2 while keeping my index finger parallel on fret #2. What is your secret? Do you have extra long/ mobile fingers?

    Thank you,

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 5th May 2019 at 11:15 am

      Hey Pierre, thanks for your comment.

      The secret, I’m sorry to say, is practice. My fingers are pretty long but I still struggled with it just as much as anyone else, It’s really hard. Just keep going and I assure you that you will get it.

      Thanks a lot.

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