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Lump Sum Tab

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The trickiest part of this song is tuning. I believe this song (and other songs on the 
are played in Open D tuning. This is tabbed from a live version.


Tuning: Open D   (D A D F# A D)


Verse

d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3----3----3-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2----2----2--------(repeat x 3)-----------------------------------------|
A|---0----0----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---x----x----x-------------------------------------------------------------|

    Sold my cold...

d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3----3----3-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2----2----2--------(repeat x 3)-----------------------------------------|
A|---0----0----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4----4----4-------------------------------------------------------------|

    knot, a heavy...

d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3----3----3----------------------------2----2----2----------------------|
D|---2----2----2--------(repeat x 3)--------2----2----2---(repeat x 3)-------|
A|---0----0----0----------------------------0----0----0----------------------|
D|---2----2----2----------------------------2----2----2----------------------|

     stone...


d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3----3----3-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2----2----2--------(repeat x 3)-----------------------------------------|
A|---0----0----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---x----x----x-------------------------------------------------------------|

    Sold my red horse...

d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3----3----3-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2----2----2--------(repeat x 3)-----------------------------------------|
A|---0----0----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4----4----4-------------------------------------------------------------|

    for a venture...

d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3----3----3----------------------------2----2----2----------------------|
D|---2----2----2--------(repeat x 3)--------2----2----2---(repeat x 3)-------|
A|---0----0----0----------------------------0----0----0----------------------|
D|---2----2----2----------------------------2----2----2----------------------|

    home. To vanish...                ...on the bow. Settling...

Chorus

d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--7----7----7--------------------------8-----8-----8----------------------|
D|---7----7----7--------(repeat x 3)------7-----7-----7-----(repeat x 3)-----|
A|---0----0----0--------------------------0-----0-----0----------------------|
D|---0----0----0--------------------------0-----0-----0----------------------|

 ...slow. Fit it all...               Fit it in the doldrums...


d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--7----7----7-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---6----6----6--------(repeat x 7)-----------------------------------------|
A|---4----4----4-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4----4----4-------------------------------------------------------------|

  Or so the story goes...


d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--7----7----7--------------------------8-----8-----8----------------------|
D|---7----7----7--------(repeat x 3)------7-----7-----7-----(repeat x 3)-----|
A|---0----0----0--------------------------0-----0-----0----------------------|
D|---0----0----0--------------------------0-----0-----0----------------------|

    Color the era...                     ...Film it its historic-


d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--7----7----7---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---6----6----6--------(repeat x 3)--------2-----------0----------------------|
A|---4----4----4----------------------------2-(pause)---0--(repeat x 7)--------|
D|---4----4----4----------------------------2-----------0----------------------|

     -al...                                 Ah...

The second half of the song has the same structure.

Lyrics:

Verse 1
Sold my cold knot
A heavy stone
Sold my red horse for a venture home
To vanish on the bow
Settling slow

Chorus 1
Fit it all, fit it in the doldrums
Or so the story goes
Color the era
Film it its historical

Verse 2
My mile could not
Pump the plumb
In my arbor 'til my ardor trumped
every inner inertia
lump sum

Chorus 2
All at once
Rushing from the sump-pump
Or so the story goes
Balance we won't know
We will see when it gets warm


Feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
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hcmarvel10 wrote on May 27 2012, 09:34 am

Hi there,

I believe that the everything is in open D except the high e string stays at e. This helps with the suspended second sonority throughout. Enjoy!

Heath

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