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james4 1,118
5th fret
I found a video on youtube of Daniel and Ian playing this song after a show,
and I've been wanting to learn this amazing song for quite a while
so I decided to tab it out from the video.
well..Daniel's part at least

the version in the video's tuned to drop D, with a capo on 5
if you want to play in the same key as the studio version, the capo goes on 4 and
it's still in drop D

heres the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1rYqBCog0o

hopefully my way of writing it out is understandable :p
I couldn't really think of how else to write it out without it looking even more cluttered,
but heres what it's made up of


The main riff is played through the intro and most of the verse..
e|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|----------------0---------------|
D|--0---2---4---7---4---4-0-2---2-0-|0---2---4---7---7-6-2-0-2---2---|
A|--0---0---0---0---5---5---2---2---|0---0---0---0---x---x---2---4---|
D|--0---0---0---0---5---5---2---2---|0---0---0---0---5---5---2---2---|


aside from that, the chords used in the verse are some sort of E7, what I think is GM7 
and Bm
in drop D and in the context of the song, they look like this:

    E7  G7  Bm
e|----------2--|
B|----------3--|
G|----------4--|
D|--0---4---4--|
A|--2---5---2--|
D|--2---5---0--|

The chorus uses a bunch more chords..the names may not be proper, but..you get the idea 
least


  A/F#  G7  D   C   G5
e|----------2---0-------|
B|--2-------3---1-------|
G|--2---2---2---0-------|
D|--2---4---0---2---0---|
A|--4---5---0---3---5---|
D|--4---5---0-------5---|


For the part where it's just the riff, I'll just put 'riff'..
theres a '*' in there, where I'm not really 100% sure about what's going on..but I think 
close..

anyway, here goes-


(riff)
If you hated music


would you be a mother with a family?

(riff)
if your songs weren't written

                                    E7
would I still get shivers from your silence

G7              Bm        G7       (riff)
until tears are welled up in my eyelids?

(riff)
if your duty wasn't earthly


would you understand it's beauty?

A/F#                       G7
please do these things for me

A/F#                      G7                D      E7              C     G5
please know that you have held one thousand years (by one thousand fingertips)

(riff)

(riff)
if your words weren't charming


would they still sit on fences in my eardrums?

(riff)
if your voice was harmful


would it be a stormcloud

      *E7     G7     Bm       G7       (riff)
on the golden bay of summer's starting?

(riff)
if I didn't know you


I would not be nearly as inspired

A/F#                       G7
please do these things for me

A/F#                      G7                D      E7              C     G5      C G5
please know that you have held one thousand years (by one thousand fingertips)

enjoy! :)
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bucho82 11 wrote on September 29 2012, 07:46 pm

The capo is on the fourth

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GhostsIV 92 wrote on September 15 2013, 07:15 pm

The main riff should be played like this
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--0---2---4---7---4---4-0-2---2-0-|0---2---4---7---5--4--2--0--2--2--|
A|--0---0---0---0---5---5---2---2---|0---0---0---0---x--x--x--x--2--5--|
D|--0---0---0---0---5---5---2---2---|0---0---0---0---5--5--5--5--2--2--|

There is a C played in this progression
G7 Bm C G7 (riff)
until tears are welled up in my eyelids

The lead played after the chorus is
e|---------------2---------------5---2-----------|
B|---3---5---3-------3---5---3-----------5---3---|
G|-----------------------------------------------| x3

e-------------------------------------|
B---2---5---2-------------------------|
G---------------2---6\4---2-----------|
D-----------------------------4\2\0---|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

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