First of all let me say that Chordie offers two versions of songs...one is lyrics and chords, which is what you wanted, and the other is "tabbed" songs. Before I talk about tabs, let me give you a link to a chord/lyrics song:
When you look at it you'll find the chords and lyrics and over to the right is the transpose function I told you about. So the song is in the key of "F" but if you want to play it in "E" or if you want to chord in "E" but capo to the frist fret so you are playing in "F" you just click the button to transpose -1 semitone...
Below that is the tuning function...it defaults to "guitar" but if you click the drop down menu it will allow you to see the chords for various instruments! All this and it's free!
Here's the link to the Hootie songs:
There were four versions of your songs "TIME"...two tab and two chords...here's your Hootie song in chord form:
Now, on to tabs. The tab grid you see represents the six strings of the guitar...so each line is a string with the low "E" on the bottom and the high "E" on the top. The number represents the fret you finger for that note and the little "h" you see between two numbers represents a "Hammer-on." there are various other symbols too. It's a way to be able to "read" and play notes without learning to read music. A lot of people call it cheating, but I am 53 years old, have been playing the guitar by ear for 30 years and ain't about to learn music notation now! I hope this helps! Let me know what you think! Edward