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Song: No Sunlight
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Album: Narrow Stairs
Difficulty: average

Tabbed by: 8bitjosh

This is a truly fantastic song to learn to play. It is a little simpler than some 
of the other songs that they have done. It may seem cheery at first, but the song 
is actually very sad. Excellent song to learn if you are new to Death Cab. I would 
using a looping station if you intend to play the album version because the little 
piano parts are also played by Gibbard.

Guitar 1: Chris Walla: Standard tuning

Guitar 2: Benjamin Gibbard: Standard tuning

Info:
This song is in 4/4 time
-: 1/16 note
4 of -: 1 beat

Chords used: the p means power chord
A:x02220
A*:xx222x
Bp:x24xxx
B5:x244xx
C#p:x46xxx
Dp:x57xxx
D5:x577xx
E5(low):022xxx
E5(high):x799xx

Legend:
PM: Palm Mute
~: Tremolo pick
S: Staccato pick
B: bend
/: slide up
\: slide down
---/ or ---\: Hold note, then slide
H: Hammer on
P: Pull off
#: Natural harmonic
*: Harp harmonic, AKA artificial harmonic
!: Pinch harmonic
[--]: indicates length of instructions like PM, 2x (two times), etc.

Intro:

Guitar 1: Plays eighth notes
                                             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 [-----------PM-----------------------------]
 [-------8x-------][Note that there is no guitar 2 here]
Guitar 2: Cuts for last two measures of intro
e|-|----------------|-|--------------------------------|
B|-|----------------|-|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|
G|-|----------------|-|-----4----------4---4-------2---|
D|-|----------------|-|--------------------------------|
A|-|---------4P0---0|-|--------------------------------|
E|-|-------------4--|-|--------------------------------|
 [---------2x---------] on second repeat, instead of final measure, 
launch into the tag line
Piano part
e|---9---7--------|----------------|
B|-----------10---|---7---9---10---|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|



Verse 1

Guitar 1: Exactly the same as the intro
                                             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 [-----------PM-----------------------------]
 [-------86x-------]
Guitar 2: Instead of the tag line, guitar 2 plays ...
e|-|----------------|-|----------------|
B|-|----------------|-|----------------|
G|-|----------------|-|----------------|
D|-|----------------|-|----------------|
A|-|---------4P0---0|-|---------4-4-5/7|
E|-|-------------4--|-|----------------|

e|-|----------------|-|----------------|
B|-|----------------|-|----------------|
G|-|----------------|-|----------------|
D|-|----------------|-|----------------|
A|-|---------4P0---0|-|---------4-4-2-0|
E|-|-------------4--|-|----------------|
 Guitar 2 plays the last 2 measures of Guitar 1 during the piano part

When I was young
Lying in the grass
I felt so safe
In the warming bask
Of sunlight, Of sunlight

Verse 2 and 3:

Guitar 1: Exactly the same as verse 1
                                             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 [-----------PM-----------------------------]
 [-------86x-------]

Guitar 2: Here’s where it gets interesting. The riffs here sound a little 
difficult on the CD, but the lower note is from guitar one. Listen to the CD or 
the timing on the slide.
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|---2--/4--/6-/11|--11--11--11--11|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
Vast open sky (with every year)

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|-------2---3---2|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|---2--/4--/6--/2|---2------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
Could do no harm (That came to pass)

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|---2--/4--/6-/11|--11--14--11--14|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
Like an embrace (More clouds appeared)

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|---2--/4--/6--/7|---7-------7----|
A|----------------|-------7-------7|
E|----------------|----------------|
From Mother’s arms (‘Till the sky went black)

e|----------------|----------------|
B|---2---0--------|----------------|
G|-----------2----|----------------|
D|----------------|---4---6---7----|
A|----------------|-----------5----|
E|----------------|----------------|
In sunlight, In sunlight (and there was no sun light, no sunlight anymore)

Chorus:
Guitar 1: Same as last time, Surprise surprise

                                             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 [-----------PM-----------------------------]
 [-------86x-------]


Guitar 2:
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|-------7-------7|-------7-------7|
A|---7-------7----|---7-------7----|
E|----------------|----------------|

                              Dp
e|----------------|----------------|
B|---2---0--------|----------------|
G|-----------2----|----------------|
D|----------------|---4---6---7----|
A|----------------|-----------5----|
E|----------------|----------------|
In sunlight in sunlight (No sunlight, no sunlight)

E|--------------------------------|
B|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|
G|-----4----------4---4-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|
                              Dp
e|----------------|----------------|
B|---2---0--------|----------------|
G|-----------2----|----------------|
D|----------------|---4---6---7----|
A|----------------|-----------5----|
E|----------------|----------------|
In sunlight in sunlight (No sunlight, no sunlight)

Then verse three

Bridge

Guitar 1 and 2 play the same thing
     B5               E5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|---4---4---4---4|----------------|
D|---4---4---4---4|---2---2---2----|
A|---2---2---2---2|---2---2---2----|
E|----------------|---0---0---0----|
It disappeared at the same speed
As the idealistic things I believed

     B5              E5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|---4---4---4---4|---9---9---9----|
D|---4---4---4---4|---9---9---9----|
A|---2---2---2---2|---7---7---7----|
E|----------------|----------------|
The optimist died inside of me

Interlude 1:
Guitar 1:
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

Guitar 2
             A*             C#p Bp
e|----------------|-|----------------|
B|-----------2----|-|----------------|
G|-----------2----|-|-------6---4----|
D|-----------2----|-|-------4---2----|
A|----------------|-|----------------|
E|----------------|-|----------------|

                              Dp
e|----------------|----------------|
B|---2---0--------|----------------|
G|-----------2----|----------------|
D|----------------|---4---6---7----|
A|----------------|-----------5----|
E|----------------|----------------|
No sunlight no sunlight

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|---2--/4--/6-/11|--11--11--11--11|
E|----------------|----------------|

Then the bridge again

Then interlude 2:
Guitar 1: Little bit of Tremolo picking here. Can’t quite hear it. Come in on the 
sliding lick of Guitar 2

Guitar 2: This one was tough. I may have messed up here
e|---9---12-------|---7---12--5----|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

e|---7---9-/-12---|---7---9-/-12---|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

Then Chorus/Outro

Guitar 1 and 2

   E5               D5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
E|----------------|----------------|

E|--------------------------------|
B|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|
G|-----4----------4---4-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

   E5               D5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
E|----------------|----------------|
  No sunlight      No sunlight

E|--------------------------------|
B|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|
G|-----4----------4---4-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|
   E5               D5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
E|----------------|----------------|
  No sunlight      No sunlight

   D5               B5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
E|----------------|----------------|
  No sunlight      No sunlight

     B5               E5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|---4---4---4---4|---9---9--------|
D|---4---4---4---4|---9---9--------|
A|---2---2---2---2|---7---7--------|
E|----------------|----------------|
 No sunlight
             A
e|-----------0----|
B|-----------2----|
G|-----------2----|
D|-----------2----|
A|-----------0----|
E|----------------|
  Anymore
 Hold the A


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