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Giant Of Illinois Tab

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2nd fret
Andrew Bird Giant of Illinois Tab

Standard Tuning, Capo 2nd Fret

   FM7                     G            Am

e------------0----------------------------0--0-----------|
B---------1----------------0----------1---------1--0-----|
G------2----------------0---------2-------------------0--|
D---3----------------0--------2--------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------3--------------------------------------|

   FM7          G                 C

e-----------0--------------------------------------------|
B--------1--------------0--1-------1-------1-------------|
G-----2--------------0--------0------0--------0----------|
D--3--------------0--------------2------2----------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------3-----------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G----3----5----7---------3----5----5---------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

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

(This bit twice)
e----5--3-3---1-0-0---------------------5--3-3--1-0-0-<3-|
B---------------------3-1-1--0---------------------------|
G--------------------------------2-2---------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

Or, alternatively, you could play it like this:

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B---10-8-------------------10-8-------8------------------|
G---------10-9--7-5--4-2-------10-9----------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

    C      G     Am
The giant of Illinois
F            C              G
 Died from a blister on his toe

      C           G               Am             F
After walking all day through the first winter's snow

C        G             Am
Throwing bits of stale bread
F         C           G
 To the last speckled doves
  C           G        Am           F
He never even felt his shoe full of blood

  C            G                 Am             F
Delirious with pain, his bedroom walls began to glow
      C             G       Am                 F
And he felt himself soaring up through falling snow


    C             G       Am
And the sky was a woman's arms
    C         G       C
The sky was a woman's arms

  C        G      Am
A boy with a club foot
F          C            G
 Had sat next to him in school
 C          G                      Am                    F
Once upon a summer's day they went wandering through the woods

     C         G        Am
They spotted a sleeping swan
       F    C           G
On the banks of a muddy stream
         C               G             Am               F
And they stormed it with rocks till it collapsed in the reeds

     C            G                  Am            F
They lay out on a green lawn full of chocolate and lemonade
    C         G             Am        F
But under the blue bowl the giant was afraid

            C         G       Am
Because the sky was a woman's arms
    C         G       C
The sky was a woman's arms

Tabbed By Josh C
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atomiclobsters 21 wrote on May 10 2009, 09:09 pm

the intro is pretty obviously not right if you listen to the song.

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rigoletto 244 wrote on August 7 2009, 10:40 am

shit, i wanted to tab this

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rigoletto 244 wrote on August 7 2009, 10:41 am

oh actually i still can, this is shit

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