Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Hands On A Grain Of Sand Chords

ver2
ver2

Whole song

More versions @911Tabs.com
1,804 views 30 this week
2 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 4
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Difficulty
novice
Hey! There's an official Ultimate Guitar app which is ideal
for learning songs when you're away from computer. Get the app
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
Hands on a Grain of Sand
by Amelia Curran

This isn't quite complete. 
There are a few chords missing that 
I can not quite nail down, but it is playable as written,
and I believe this is more accurate than the existing 
version that is floating around right now. 

Capo 6

Intro: Em, G, C

Em                   G    C
Hounds are broodin' in my bones
  C                                  G
But I'm a good dog runnin' halfway home
D                    C
Hear the lonely promenade
        G                    D
Come to nurse the tender terrways

CHORUS:
Em             G        C
All hands on a grain of sand
     G                              D
Half smallest things are the high demand
D            C
I can only serenade
    G                      Em 
And wait my turn to burn or fade

Em,G,C

Em              G      C
All the colours you can see
 C                           G
Cover the borders of a masterpiece
D                          C
Time can paint the best of me
         G                 D
Over the unclear eyes of memory

CHORUS
Em,G,C

D                    C
Cover love from sympathy
G                   D
Be my maker, set me free
Am                       C
Truer hearts could not contain
      G                         D
How I cover love but I have not changed

Em           G      C
If I had the past undone
       C                               G
Then I would give my heart to everyone
D                             C
Hounds are turnin', doves have flown
 C                          G          D
But I am a good dog runnin' halfway home

CHORUS
Outro: Em, G, C
comments
print report bad tab
2 comments total.
0 reply
Captaingiggles wrote on June 19 2014, 04:45 am

Thank you for laying out the guidelines for this song! I heard it off a Pandora station and instantly loved it.

After listening/watching to her "Fog Bus" video on Youtube, I heard some notes (chords) played that were not included in this tab.

*Note: I do not have all the Chords(Bass notes) she is playing(hitting), but here are some 'additions' to this already [near]complete tab:

( ) = Bass Note to be hit with *thumb

Capo 6

Intro: Em, G, C

Em (F#) G C
Hounds are broodin' in my bones
C Am Em7 C G
But I'm a good dog runnin' halfway home
D (A) (D) C (G) (C) (G)
Hear the lonely promenade
G D (A) (D) (A)
Come to nurse the tender terrways

CHORUS:
Em (F#) G C
All hands on a grain of sand
G (B) (G) D (A) (D) (A)
Half smallest things are the high demand
Am (B) C (G) (C)
I can only serenade
G (B) (G) Em
And wait my turn to burn or fade

Em,G,C

And so on... The rest of the song follows the same progression of chords through Verse & Chorus.

There are multiple Hammer-Ons (mostly on the A string), listen to the track to find proper locations.

Hope this helps get closer to the original recording :)

0 reply
Captaingiggles wrote on June 19 2014, 04:50 am

Not sure why the comment above moved the position of the Chords(Notes) above the lyrics [I tried to keep the right Chord(Note) played above the corresponding lyric], but it messed up the actual placement, so use the 'main tab' on this page to see actual Chord(Note) placement.

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!