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Artist: Yo la Tengo
Album: Summer Sun (release date: April 8, 2003)
Song: Tiny Birds

Best song off of Summer Sun, played rather rarely by YLT.

Tuning: BADGBe (I believe it is called Drop B?)

The first minute or so of the song consists of this riff:

|e-----------------|
|B-------------0---|
|G---------2-------|
|D---4-4-----------|  x13
|A-----------------|
|B-----------------|

Here is the melody which is played throughout most of the song:

|e-----------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|  x4
|A-----------------------------------|
|B-----------------------------------|

|e---------------------------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|
|G---------------------------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0---2-------2---------2-------2---------|
|A-------------------------4-4-----4-4-------2-2-----2-2---|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|

Verse:

|e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2-----------------------2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------------------------------|

     I will go if you say you'll go, do you wanna go?
     I won't talk at all, but we'll go for a ride

|e-------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------|
|G-------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0-2-------2---------|
|A-----------------------4-4-----4-4---|
|B-------------------------------------|

     I will go if you just let go, do you wanna go?

|e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2-----------------------2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Is it all because of the time I took your advice?
     I will go if you still wanna go, do you wanna go?


|e---------------------------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|
|G---------------------------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0---2-------2---------2-------2---------|
|A-------------------------4-4-----4-4-------2-2-----2-2---|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|

     And I will show what you want me to show, do you wanna know?
     Till there's nothing left in the world to show you

|e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2-----------------------2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------------------------------|

     On we go, but where I don't know, do you wanna go?
     You don't talk it all, but it's all right

|e-------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------|
|G-------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0-2-------2---------|
|A-----------------------4-4-----4-4---|
|B-------------------------------------|

     Feeling old, but your nose is cold and it's made of snow

|e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2-----------------------2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Is it all because of the time you took my advice?

|B---------------------------------------------------------|
|G---------------------------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0---2-------2---------2-------2---------|
|A-------------------------4-4-----4-4-------2-2-----2-2---|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|

     If you put your hand in my part, I won't let go
     Till there's nothing left in the world to make me...

|e-------------------------|
|B-------------------------|
|G-------------------------|
|D-------------------------|
|A---4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---|
|B-------------------------|

Here is where the different tuning comes in. The deep riff that occurs in the middle of 
the song is as follows:

|e---------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------|
|G---------------------------------------|
|D---------------------------------------|  x3
|A-----2-0-----------------2-0---0-------|
|B---0-----7-5-3-3-0-----0-----7---3-0---|

|e-------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------|
|G-------------------------------------------|
|D-----------------0-----2-0---0-----2-0-----|
|A-----2-0---0-2-4-----------4-----------4---|
|B---0-----7---------------------------------|

And back on the main melody:

|e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2-----------------------2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------------------------------|


     Summer stinks and summer say stays too long
     Autumn comes and all of a sudden it's gone

|e---------------------------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|
|G---------------------------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0---2-------2---------2-------2---------|
|A-------------------------4-4-----4-4-------2-2-----2-2---|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|

     Tiny birds in fish paint, side by side on a wire

|e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2-----------------------2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Darker days and leaves in shapes so true
     Wind unfolds in skies so black they're blue

|e---------------------------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|
|G---------------------------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0---2-------2---------2-------2---------|
|A-------------------------4-4-----4-4-------2-2-----2-2---|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|

     Tiny birds fly silently, side by side in the sky

|e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B---0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
|G-----2-2---2-2-----------------------2-2---2-2---------------------|
|D---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---------------4---4-4-6---6-4-4---|
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B-------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Don't be sad when it's time to say good night
     I'll be there to make sure that you sleep tight

|e---------------------------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|
|G---------------------------------------------------------|
|D---2---0-0-2---0-0---2-------2---------2-------2---------|
|A-------------------------4-4-----4-4-------2-2-----2-2---|
|B---------------------------------------------------------|

     I'm your friend when you need a friend
     Till there's nothing left in the world to make you cry

And, lastly, here is the last little quick riff played:

|e---------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------|
|G-------------------2-0-----0-----------|
|D---0-2-4-2-0-----3-----------2-0---4---|
|A---------------------------------------|
|B---------------------------------------|

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geotolkachev wrote on April 29 2013, 11:22 am

Sorry, I guess the tuning isn't called Drop B.
Just follow what it says in the tab itself: BADGBe

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