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ONCE - Laura Marling
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Basic tab (& lyrics) based on Southbank Centre performance:
http://youtu.be/Vu68C4sjsfk

Tuning: Open G (DGDGBD)
Capo 1

INTRO:
D|----------------------------------------------------0-----------|
G|---0---1---3---5---3---1---3---1---0-------0---1---0------------|
D|---0---2---4---5---4---2---4---2---0-------0---2---0------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------0-----------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---0------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------0-----------|

VERSE:

In the land I now know to be mine,

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---1---3---5---3---1---3---1---0-------0---1---0-----------|
D|---0---2---4---5---4---2---4---2---0-------0---2---0-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---0-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

There the heart’s so dark it’s near blind.

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---1---3---5---3---1---3---1---0-------0---1---0-----------|
D|---0---2---4---5---4---2---4---2---0-------0---2---0-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---0-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

When I think about the life I’ve left behind,

D|---5---4---2-------4---5---7---9-------------------------------|
G|---5---3---1-------3---5---7---8-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0-------0---0---0---0-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

I still raise no praise to the sky.

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---3---1---3---1---0-------1-------0-----------------------|
D|---5---4---2---4---2---0-------2-------0-----------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0-------0-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

VERSE:

With my eyes on the prize of your bed,

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---1---3---5---3---1---3---1---0-------0---1---0-----------|
D|---0---2---4---5---4---2---4---2---0-------0---2---0-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---0-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

When all that’s needed saying has been said.

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---1---3---5---3---1---3---1---0-------0---1---0-----------|
D|---0---2---4---5---4---2---4---2---0-------0---2---0-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---0-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

When I think about the life that I have lead,

D|---5---4---2-------4---5---7---9-------------------------------|
G|---5---3---1-------3---5---7---8-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0-------0---0---0---0-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

I laid down to the sound of the the (wise/why?).

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---3---1---3---1---0-------1-------0-----------------------|
D|---5---4---2---4---2---0-------2-------0-----------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0-------0-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS:

Once, once is enough to break you,

D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
G|---5-------5---6---7---6-------3-------1---0--------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5-------4-------2---0--------------------|
G|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------5---5---5---5-------0-------0---0--------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|

Once, once is enough to make you think twice,

D|---5-------5---5---5---5-----------5----------------------------|
G|---5-------5---6---7---6-------3---3----------------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5-------4---4----------------------------|
G|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------5---5---5---5-------0---0----------------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|

About laying your love out on the line.

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7-------5----------0-1---1-------0-1---1-------0-1---1-------|
D|----------------------0-2---2-------0-2---2-------0-2---2-------|
G|---7-------5----------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-------5------0-------------0-------------0-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

VERSE:

Laid with all I now know to be true,

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---1---3---5---3---1---3---1---0-------0---1---0-----------|
D|---0---2---4---5---4---2---4---2---0-------0---2---0-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---0-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

And all I’ve figured out about you.

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---1---3---5---3---1---3---1---0-------0---1---0-----------|
D|---0---2---4---5---4---2---4---2---0-------0---2---0-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---0-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

All the crazy things a mind can do,

D|---5---4---2-------4---5---7---9-------------------------------|
G|---5---3---1-------3---5---7---8-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0-------0---0---0---0-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

I laid down to the sound of the truth.

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---3---1---3---1---0-------1-------------------------------|
D|---5---4---2---4---2---0-------2-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

And it’s not you.

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-1---1-------0-1---1-----------------------------------|
D|-------0-2---2-------0-2---2-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0-------------0---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS:

Once, once is enough to break you,

D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
G|---5-------5---6---7---6-------3-------1---0--------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5-------4-------2---0--------------------|
G|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------5---5---5---5-------0-------0---0--------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|

Once, once is enough to make you think twice,

D|---5-------5---5---5---5-----------5----------------------------|
G|---5-------5---6---7---6-------3---3----------------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5-------4---4----------------------------|
G|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------5---5---5---5-------0---0----------------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|

About laying your love out on the line.

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7-------5----------0-1---1-------0-1---1-------0-1---1-------|
D|----------------------0-2---2-------0-2---2-------0-2---2-------|
G|---7-------5----------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-------5------0-------------0-------------0-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

BRIDGE:

Oh, I was a child once.

D|---7-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7-----------0-1---1-------0-1---1---------------------------|
D|---7-----------0-2---2-------0-2---2---------------------------|
G|---7-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-------0-------------0-------------------------------------|
D|---7-----------------------------------------------------------|

Oh, oh, I was happy young.

D|---7-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7-----------0-1---1-------0-1---1---------------------------|
D|---7-----------0-2---2-------0-2---2---------------------------|
G|---7-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-------0-------------0-------------------------------------|
D|---7-----------------------------------------------------------|

When all I didn’t know needed doing, had been done.

D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7-------5----------0-1---1-------0-1---1-------0-1---1------|
D|----------------------0-2---2-------0-2---2-------0-2---2------|
G|---7-------5----------------------------------0----------------|
B|---7-------5------0-------------0------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS:

Once, once is enough to break you,

D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
G|---5-------5---6---7---6-------3-------1---0--------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5-------4-------2---0--------------------|
G|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------5---5---5---5-------0-------0---0--------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|

Once, once is enough to make you think twice,

D|---5-------5---5---5---5-----------5----------------------------|
G|---5-------5---6---7---6-------3---3----------------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5-------4---4----------------------------|
G|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------5---5---5---5-------0---0----------------------------|
D|---5-------5---5---5---5----------------------------------------|

About laying your little love out on the line.

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7-------5----------0-1---1-------0-1---1-------0-1---1---0---|
D|----------------------0-2---2-------0-2---2-------0-2---2---0---|
G|---7-------5----------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-------5------0-------------0-------------0-------------0---|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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GraceDaisie wrote on April 2 2012, 03:08 pm

i've been waiting for this since the video came up. brilliant, brilliant tab. thank you thank you thank you!

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hannahmarie wrote on June 18 2012, 02:23 pm

wonderful tab! my only adjustment [taken from the live version at southbank] would be in the chorus:


d: ------------------
b: --------0---------
g: ------5---5-------
d: ----7-------7---7-
g: --7-----------7---
d: ------------------

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meltheresa wrote on June 4 2013, 06:38 pm

If you want to play along with the recording, take off the capo.

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