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Sim Sala Bim Tab

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                             Sim Sala Bim - Fleet Foxes
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Tabbed by: Jason (Autopoietic Boy)
Email: Jonah.Paszek@gmail.com

Tuning: CGCCGA#

Cappo on 5th fret

I originally started notating the song in open C when I realized he plays
the A# (the highest note in the into) on the 12th fret, which changes the
rest of the tuning.  Also I have a feeling instead of an E for the G string
as in open C tuning, he probably tunes to another C.  There's no name for
this tuning really, but strummed open its a C7 chord.  Open C7 tuning if you like.  
Thanks to Travmann777 for the helpful advice.  Let me know how
this sounds and if there's any corrections you think could be made.


Intro 4x

e|12---9-(9)p5--7---7-------|
B|---0--h10-------0---0-----|
G|5----5--------5---5-------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|


Verse

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|7--------7-----------7--------7-----------------|
G|----7----------7---------7--------7-------------|
D|--7----7----7-----7----7---7----7----7----------|
A|5---5----5-----5-----5---5----5---5-------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

He was so kind such a gentleman tied to the



[repeat measure]

e|12---9-(9)p5--7---7-------|
B|---0--h10-------0---0-----|
G|5----5--------5---5-------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
  oceanside



e|------------------------------------------------|
B|7--------7-----------7--------7-----------------|
G|----7----------7---------7--------7-------------|
D|--7----7----7-----7----7---7----7----7----------|
A|5---5----5-----5-----5---5----5---5-------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

  Lighting a match on the suitcase's latch in the


[repeat measure]

e|12---9-(9)p5--7---7-------|
B|---0--h10-------0---0-----|
G|5----5--------5---5-------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

fading of      night



e|---------------------7---7---7---7---7----|
B|8---8----8---8---8-----5---5---5---5------|
G|--7----7---7---7---7----------------------|
D|7----7---7---7---7---5----5--5---5---5----|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

Ruffle the fur of the collie 'neath the table


e|--------------------------7---7---7---7---|
B|8---8----8---8---8---8------5---5---5-----|
G|--7----7---7---7---7---7------------------|
D|7----7---7---7---7---7----5---5---5---5---|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
  Ran out the door through the dark


e|--------------------------------12---9-(9)p5--7---7-------|
B|8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8------5--h10-------5---5-----|
G|--7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----5----5--------5---5-------|
D|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
  Carved out his initials in the bark


e|12---9-(9)p5--7---7-------|
B|---5--h10-------5---5-----|
G|5----5--------5---5-------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

                                                          [repeat measure]
e|9-------------------------------------------------------12-9--p0-7-7|
B|7-------------------------------------------------------5--h10---5-5|
G|7-------------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
D|7-------------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
A|5-------------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
E|--------------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
 Then the earth shook that was all that it took for the dream to break

                                                     [repeat measure]
e|9--------------------------------------------------12-9- p0-7-7|
B|7--------------------------------------------------5--h10---5-5|
G|7--------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
D|7--------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
A|5--------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
E|---------------------------------------------------5--5-----5-5|
 All the loose ends would surround me again in the shape of your face

e|9------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
B|7------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
G|7------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
D|7------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
A|5------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
 What makes me love you despite the reservations?


e|9------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
B|7------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
G|7------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
D|7------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
A|5------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
   What do I see in your eyes?




e|9------------------------------12-9--p0-7-7--12-9--p0-7-7---|
B|7------------------------------5--5-10--5-5--5--5-10--5-5---|
G|7------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5---|
D|7------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5---|
A|5------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5---|
E|-------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5---|
  Besides my reflection hanging high


e|-------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
B|7------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
G|7------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
D|7------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
A|5------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
  Are you off somewhere    reciting incantations

e|-------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
B|7------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
G|7------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
D|7------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
A|5------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------5--------------------------------------------|
 Sim sala bim on your    tongue

                                   [repeat last two measures]
e|9--------------------------------12-9--p0-7-7--12-9--p0-7-7-|
B|7--------------------------------5--5-10--5-5--5--5-10--5-5-|
G|7--------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5-|
D|7--------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5-|
A|5--------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5-|
E|---------------------------------5--5-----5-5--5--5-----5-5-|

Carving off the hair of someone's young



[let the open C7 ring out]

   Remember when you had me cut

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|8----8----8----8----7----7----5----5-------5----5----7---5--|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------5----5----7--------|
A|---8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8---------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------5----|

   your           hair                    Call me Delilah


e|---------------------------------|
B|8----8----8----8----7----7----5--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---8----8----8----8----8----8----|
E|---------------------------------|

then I wouldn't care




Solo Interlude

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------5------------------5---------------------------|
G|----------------------5------------------5----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|8---7h5------5------8---7h5------5------8---7h5------5----------------|
E|--------10-9---7-5----------10-9---7-5----------10-9---7-5------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5----------------5-----------------5--------------------------------|
G|-5----------------5-----------------5---------------------------------|
D|8--7h5---5-------8--7h5---5-----5-------------------------------------|
A|-------8--7-8-5---------8---7-8----8---7h5------5---------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------10-9---7-5-----------------|



Repeat Measure 4x [parenthetical notes are a solo played while strumming the
open C

Part A

e|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
B|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
G|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
D|-(5)--(5)-(8)p(7)p(5)-5-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5(8)-5-(7)-(8)-(5)-|
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|

He then does some variations high up on the neck.  This is close, but it's
difficult to isolate Pecknold's exact playing with the electric guitar and
mandolin playing similar but different and louder variations over him.

Part B

e|14--17-16-14-12-14-11-12---------------|
B|-------------------------10------------|
G|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
D|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|

He strumms out this chord for several measures before returning to Part A
and then Part B again

Part C

e|12-------------------------------------|
B|14-------------------------------------|
G|5--------------------------------------|
D|5--------------------------------------|
A|5--------------------------------------|
E|5--------------------------------------|

I tabbed this from a live version so between parts A, B and C he switches
several times, which may vary from show to show or on the record.  Whichever
version you're listening to just listen for the changes.



************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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Travmann777 wrote on June 24 2011, 09:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9JZCeJ6D3M

Here's a cover where robin pecknold commented on tuning.
He said,
"The tuning I used was something like CGCGBC, which makes the riff easier, if you play it like 7-5-0-3 on the 'B' string"

So if you want try another tab in that tuning

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Autopoietic Boy wrote on June 25 2011, 02:37 am

Interesting. That makes sense since he's got the cappo on the 5th fret and is able to play the low f note, which in open C tuning the 5th fret (open E string w/cappo) is an f. I knew it was an alt. tuning, but didn't have the energy to experiment at the time, though with all the open C chords I supposed I should have known. Meh, oh well. I'll re-tab it. Thanks, Travmann777. Appreciate it.

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iatethesmiths wrote on June 26 2011, 10:27 am

For the intro riff, if there's a capo on 5 do you mean play the open string instead of 5? Also the verse riff is deffinitely wrong and I'm not sure about some of the chord shapes. There's also a second part to the solo but good try, been said but deffinitely not played in standard live.

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