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Dimming Of The Day Tab

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Here is Richard Thomson's "Dimming of the Day" as played by David Gilmour.

Learn tabbed parts by heart and it will flow.


Intro Part 1:
e  |  ------------------2-2h0------------2h0--0--2--3------------  |  
B  |  ---------3-------------3---------3----3--------------------  |  
G  |  ------2-----2------------------2---------------------------  |  
D  |  --0------------0-----------0-------------------------------  |  
A  |  -----------------------------------------------------------  |  
E  |  -----------------------------------------------------------  |  

     
e  |  -----------------------------------------------------------  |  
B  |  -2------------3---------5-----5-7-5-5--2-------------------  |  ending
G  |  --2---------------------------4-4-4-4--2-------------------  |  section
D  |  ---2-----2/4-------4/5----5---5-5-5-5--2-------------------  |    of
A  |  -0----0---------0------------------------------------------  |  Part A
E  |  -----------------------------------------------------------  |


Intro Part 2:
e  |  ------------2-0h2p0----2h0-------3---2h0---0--2------------  |  
B  |  ---------3---------3------3-------------3--------3---------  |  
G  |  ------2------------------------2---------------------------  |  
D  |  --0-------------------------0------------------------------  |  
A  |  -----------------------------------------------------------  |  
E  |  -----------------------------------------------------------  |  


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



Play Intro Part 1 and Part 2 straight one after the other.

Now the lyrics start and we will use only Part 1 (this is why I broke them down.)


(Intro Part 1)                                                                         
This old house is falling down around my ears

    G             D             A    (repeat only ending section of Part 1)
I'm drowning in a river of my tears

(Intro Part 1)
When all my will is gone you hold me sway

  G               D       A       D
I need you at the dimming of the day



e|------------2-----------------------|  
B|-0--2--3/5-----3--------------------|     let's call this
G|---------------2--------------------|        "Part 3"
D|------------0-----0---0-------------|  
A|----0--2-------------4-2-0----------|  
D|-3----------------------------------| 



A                                      E
You pull me like the moon pulls on the tide

A                                    E
You know just where I keep my better side

A   D   G
uuu uuu uuu


(Intro Part 1)
What days have come to keep us far apart

G                D               A    (repeat only ending section of Part 1)
A broken promise or a broken heart

(Intro Part 1)
Now all the bonnie birds have wheeled away

  G               D       A       D    (repeat Part 3)
I need you at the dimming of the day


A                                 E
Come the night you're only what I want

A                                   E
Come the night you could be my confidant


A   D   G
uuu uuu uuu



(Intro Part 1)
I see you on the street in company

G                 D               A    (repeat only ending section of Part 1)
Why don't you come and ease your mind with me


(Intro Part A)
I'm living for the night we steal away

  G               D       A       D    (repeat Part 3)
I need you at the dimming of the day

  G               D       A       D    
I need you at the dimming of the day  


e|------------2-----------------------|  
B|-0--2--3/5--------------------------|     
G|------------------------------------|      Ending Part    
D|------------0-----------------------|  
A|----0--2----------------------------|  
D|-3----------------------------------|


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lewismcgoog 10 Jul 09, 2013 03:48 AM

Fantastic, thank you

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stephen.ynwa.co 10 Aug 11, 2013 01:27 PM

is this done in standard tuning? no dropping of the D?

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dcpaulson 10 Aug 21, 2015 06:26 PM

I used drop down D (as Gilmour does). It sounds much better.

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