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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Wed, 31 May 1995 17:21:14 +0100 (BST)
From: R P Kent <R.P.Kent@durham.ac.uk>

A Most Peculiar Man
-------------------
Words and Music by Paul Simon
As perormed by Simon and Garfunkel off Sounds of Silence...

Tabbed and transcribed by Rich Kent r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk

All strings down half a tone to match the recording.

Verse 1
----- -
  D(sort of)
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|-------4---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|
|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                               He was a
                                      D
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|-------4---------|-------4---------|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|
|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-------0---------|-------0---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  most                         peculiar man

  Em                                                    A
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
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|-------2---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----------0---|
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           That's what Mrs Reirdon said and she should know  she lived up

  D                                   G                A
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|-------0---------|-------0---------|-----------------|-0---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----------3---|-----------------|
  stairs from him                         she said he was a most peculiar man

 Verse 2
 ----- -
  D
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|-------4---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|
|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                               He was a
                                      D
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|-------4---------|-------4---------|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|
|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-------0---------|-------0---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  most                         peculiar man

  Em
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
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|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
|-------2---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|
           He lived        all alone   within a house   within a room

  A      (triplets) D                         G                A
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|---2-----2--3----|-----3---3-------|---------0-------|---2-----3-------|
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|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----------3---|-----------------|
          within himself                               a most peculiar man

  Verse 3 is the same as verse 2...

  He had no friends he seldom spoke,
  And no one in turn ever spoke to him,
 'Cause he wasn't friendly and he didn't care
  And he wasn't like them.
  Oh, no! he was a most peculiar man

  Verse 4
  ----- -

  D
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|-------4---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|
|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                             He died last
                                      D
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                        Saturday

  Em (Strum)
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
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|-2-----2---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|
|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|
  He turned on the gas    with the   windows closed so he'd never wake up

    Em                                (strum)           (strum)
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|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|
|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|
  To his silent world and his tiny room and Mrs Reirdon says he has a
  brother somewhere

  A                                   D
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|-----2-----2---2-|-----2-----2---2-|-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2---2-|
|-------2---------|-------2---------|-0---------------|-0-----------0---|
|-0-----------0---|-0-----------0---|-------0---------|-------0---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   Who should        be               notified soon                 and

  G       A         D       Bm                          G
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|-0-------2-------|-2-------4-------|-----------------|-----0-----0---0-|
|-0-------2-------|-0-------4-------|-----------------|-------0---------|
|-2-------0-------|---------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----------3---|
  all the people said 'What a shame that he's dead but wasn't he a

   D
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
|-------------0---|---5---------5---|---0---------0---|---5---------5---|
|---2-----3-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|
|-----2-----2---2-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
|-------2---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|-------4---------|
|-0-----------0---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|-5-----------5---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  most peculiar     man                                  Fade Out.....

************************************************************************
*  Rich Kent; email r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk ;  http://www.dur.ac.uk/~d213ga *
************************************************************************
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