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Cannonball Tab

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Band: Damien Rice (http://www.damienrice.com/)
Song: Cannonball
Tabber: Andrew Biles

This is my favourite off the album by a long way, and it's such great guitar work, and
pretty simple to play as the whole song's based mainly around about 4/5 chords and only
two parts (which are slightly different each time, but I've left it the same because it still sounds good).
The tab is all in relation to the capo, you have to listen out for the timing a bit
harder in this song than others as there's a couple of guitars going at the same time.
Standard tuning with CAPO 6TH FRET

Intro/verse
|-------------------------------------------
|---------------------------3-3-3-3-3-------
|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-2-2-0h2p0-0-
|----5-5-5-5-4-2-0h2p0------0-0-0-0-0-----2-
|----2-2-2-2-2-3-3-----0h2--2-2-x-x-x-----2-
|-0--------------------3----3---2-2-2-----0- x2

|---------------------------------------0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3-3-3-3-3-3---3/5-0-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-
|-4-4-4-4-4h5-4-0h2p0-0-0-0-2-2-2p0-2/4-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0---0-----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
|-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-----2-2-2-x-x-x---------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
|---------------------3-3---2-2-2--------------------------

-----------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-----------1/3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
---------0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-----0h2---2/4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
-0h3-------3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
---------------------2-2-2-2-|

 Chorus
|-----------------------------
|-3----------------------3----
|-0----------------------2----
|-0----------------------0----
|-2----------------------x----
|-3----------------------2----
    Stones, taught me to fly
    Love, taught me  to  lie
    Life, taught me  to  die

|--------------0-----------0-------------------------------0--------
|--------------0-----------3-------------------------------3--------
|--------------0-----------0------------------------0--0---0--------
|--------------2-----------2-------------------0h2-----2/4-4--------
|--------------3-----------3-------------0h3-----------3/5-5--------
|---------------------------------------------------------------0---
  And it's not hard to fall     When you float like a    cannonball

The chorus lyrics are slightly changed towards the end and he plays the second line of it
3 times at the end, so you'll have to work out the timing for the extra lyrics, but it's
pretty basic.  There's a couple of rests thrown in there, just play it a few times and
you'll see what I mean.  After that, just play the intro/verse part over, it's slightly
different again, but not by much.

Any questions? andrewbiles@hotmail.com
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Lyrics (www.sing365.com):

Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
Still a little hard to say what's going on

Still a little bit of your ghost your witness
Still a little BIT of your face I haven't kissed
You step a little closer EACH DAY
THAT I can't SAY what's going on

Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to lie
Life taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannonball

Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer TO ME
So close that I can't see what's going on

Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to lie
Life taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannon

Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to cry
So come on courage!
Teach me to be shy
'Cause it's not hard to fall
And I don't WANNA scare her
It's not hard to fall
And I don't wanna lose
It's not hard to grow
When you know that you just don't know
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aust1nz wrote on May 10 2004, 12:00 am

is this finger-picked?

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andrewbiles wrote on May 10 2004, 12:00 am

Personally I strum it, I find it easier, and as far as I know, Damien does too.

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~fRanGa~ wrote on May 25 2004, 12:00 am

Nope, just watched the film clip and it's mostly fingerpicked with some light strumming

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