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Giant Of Illinois Tab

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                 The Giant of Illinois – Andrew Bird version
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Tabbed by: Dave 
Email:ob1cannoie@gmail.com
I know its not perfect but its the best tab out there. Hope this helps!

Tuning: standard
Arranged for acoustic


e|-------3-------5-------7-10-9-7--------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-------5-------7----------10-----------------------------------------|
G|---4-------6-------7-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-------7-------9---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Then G1 and G2 play together

Guitar part 1 (1)

e|-------3-------5----------------- ------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-------5---7-----------7---------------------------------------------|
G|---4-------6-------7-----------7-------------------------------------------|
D|-5-------7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar part (2)

e|---------------------5-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------5-------8-7-5-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----4-------6---7-----------7---------------------------------------------|
D|---5-------7-------7-----------7-------------------------------------------|
A|-5-------7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(1)

e|-------3-------5-------7-10-9-7--------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-------5-------7----------10-----------------------------------------|
G|---4-------6-------7-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-------7-------9---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2)

e|-----------------------------14--------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------5-------15-17----17-15-14-----------------------------------|
G|-----4-------6------14-----------------------------------------------------|
D|---5-------7-----16--------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-------7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(1)
e|-------3-------5-14----------10--------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-------5------15----------10-----------------------------------------|
G|---4-------6-----------14-----------11-------------------------------------|
D|-5-------7----------------16------------12---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(2)
e|-------------------------5-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------5-----7-----8-7---------------------------------------------|
G|-----4-------6---7-----7---------------------------------------------------|
D|---5-------7-------7-----------7-------------------------------------------|
A|-5-------7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat above

Electric part (Best with u-vibe effect)
Guitar part 1 (1)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------10---------10--------7----7---------3------3-----------5------------|
G|----11----------9---------7----7---------4------2-----------6--------------|
D|-12-------12-11------11-9----9-----9\7-5----5-4-----4-----7---------7------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------7---------7--------|
E|------------------------------------------------------5---------5----------|

Guitar part 2 (2)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------4--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5----------------4----------4\---2----------2--------4---------5/7--------|
E|-------------5----------2-------------5---3-----2--5--5--------------5-----|

(1)

e|-------------------------------3-------3--3--------------------------------|
B|-------7---------------5-----3-------3----3--------------------------------|
G|-----7---------6-----6-----4-------4------4--------------------------------|
D|---7---------7-----8-----5-------5--------5--------------------------------|
A|-5---------7---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------5-------6---------------------------------------------------------|

(2)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------2---------------0-------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-------4-------1-------2-------2--------2--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------3--------3--------------------------------|


 D(Dmaj 2nd inv) A   Bm
The giant of Illinois
G            D              A
 Died from a blister on his toe

      D           A               F#maj           G
After walking all day through the first winter's snow

D        A             Bm
Throwing bits of stale bread
G         D           A
 To the last speckled doves
  D           A        F#maj            G
He never even felt his shoe full of blood

  Bm                              F#m             
Delirious with pain, his bedroom walls began to glow
      A                     Em                 
And he felt himself soaring up through falling snow


    G             A       Bm
And the sky was a woman's arms
    G         A       D
The sky was a woman's arms

Mmm mmm mmm oh oh oh etc
  
A boy with a club foot
Had sat next to him in school
Once upon a summer's day they went wandering through the woods
They spotted a sleeping swan
On the banks of a muddy stream

And they stormed it with rocks till it collapsed in the reeds

They lay out on a green lawn full of chocolate and lemonade
But underneath it all the giant was afraid

And the sky was a woman's arms
And the sky was a woman's arms


Play this when I die
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Wandering Eyes 275 wrote on July 18 2010, 04:05 pm

The only error I see is in the electric part, the second piece of guitar 1, the '6x865' is off

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