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Empty chairs            Don McLean
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Note: The 1st, 2nd and 3rd chorus and verse are not identical.

[Intro]
e|---2p0--------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------3-1p0-1s3-5s7----5s7----5s7----------------------------------|
g|-------------2s4-5s7----5s7----5s7----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------0---------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[1st verse]
I feel the trembling tingle of the sleepless night...
e|--------------0-------0----------0-----------0-2--------------------|
b|--0---0---3-------------0--0h1-------------------------0-1---0------|
g|--0---0-----0-------2-----2----2-----0-----2---------0-0-0---0------|
D|----0---0---------2----------------2-----0---------0-------0--------|
A|----------------0----------------3----------------------------------|
E|--3-------3--------------------------------------3------------------|

e|-3---2---0-------------0------------0----------0-2------------------|
b|-------------3-----------0---0h1-------------------------0-1---0----|
g|---------------------2-----2-----2------0----2---------0-0-0---0----|
D|---0---0---0---0---2------------------2----0---------0-------0------|
A|-----------------0------------------3-------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3-------------------------------------3----------------|

[1st Chorus]
      And I wonder if you know...
e|---------2p0-----0---------------0-2---2---2---2---------3----------|
b|-------0-----3-1-------0-0h1---3-------1-------1---0-------0-----0--|
g|-----0---------------2-------2-------2---2---2---2-----0-------0----|
D|---0---------------2---------------0-------0---------0-------0------|
A|-----------------0--------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------------------------3-------2--------|
                           Until you did...
e|-0-------------------0-------------------------2--------------------|
b|---------1---3-1-------------------------------1--------------------|
g|-------0---0-------0---------0---------------2---2------------------|
D|-----2-----------2---------2---------------0------------------------|
A|---2-----------0---------3------------------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------------------------------------------|
  would...
e|-3-------2---0---------------0-----2p0------------------------------|
b|-----0-----------1-----1-3-------------3-1p0-1s3-5s7--5s7--5s7------|
g|-------0---0---0-----0-----0-----2-----------2s4-5s7--5s7--5s7------|
D|---0---------------2-----------0----------------------------------0-|
A|-----------------0-------0------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------3----------------------------------------------------------|

[2nd verse]
Moonlight used to bath the contors of your face...
e|--------------0-------0----------0-----------0-2--------------------|
b|--0---0---3-------------0--0h1-------------------------0-1---0------|
g|--0---0-----0-------2-----2----2-----0-----2---------0-0-0---0------|
D|----0---0---------2----------------2-----0---------0-------0--------|
A|----------------0----------------3----------------------------------|
E|--3-------3--------------------------------------3------------------|

e|-3---2---0---------------------------0---------2--------------------|
b|-------------3---1---0-----------1-----1-----1---------0-1---0------|
g|-------------------------2---0-----0-------2---------0-0-0---0------|
D|---0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2---------0---------0-------0--------|
A|-----------------0---0---0---0---3----------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------3------------------|

[2nd Chorus]
      And I wonder if you know...
e|---------2p0-----0---------------0-2---2---2---2---------3----------|
b|-------0-----3-1-------0-0h1---3-------1-------1---0-------0-----0--|
g|-----0---------------2-------2-------2---2---2---2-----0-------0----|
D|---0---------------2---------------0-------0---------0-------0------|
A|-----------------0--------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------------------------3-------2--------|
                           Until you did...
e|-0-------------------0-------------------------2--------------------|
b|---------1---3-1-------------------------------1--------------------|
g|-------0---0-------0---------0---------------2---2------------------|
D|-----2-----------2---------2---------------0------------------------|
A|---2-----------0---------3------------------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------------------------------------------|
  would...               Never thought...
e|-3-------2---0-------0----------------------------------------------|
b|-----0-----------3-------------3----------------------1-------0-----|
g|-------0---0---0---0---0-----2-------0----------------0-------0-----|
D|---0-----------------------0---------2--------------2---2---2---2---|
A|-----------------------------------2---------0h2--0-----------------|
E|-3-------3-------3-------2-------0-----0h2h3--------------3---------|

e|-------------------------------------------------0------------------|
b|-------0-0h1---1---0-------0-------0-----0-1---3---1-------1------1-|
g|-----2-------2---2-----0-------0-------0-----0-----0----2--0----0---|
D|---0-----------------0---0---0---0---2-------------2--2----2--2-----|
A|---------------------------------------------------0-------3--------|
E|-2-----------------3-------2-------0--------------------------------|

e|-------0-0h2---------3-------2---0---------------0----2-2s0-0-------|
b|-----1---------1---------0-----------1-----1-3--------3-3s1-1-3-3s1-|
g|---2---------2---0---------0---0---0-----0-----0--------------4-4s2-|
D|-0-------0-------------0---------------2-----------0----------------|
A|-------------------------------------0-------0----------------------|
E|---------------------3-------3--------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-1-3----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-2-4----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------0-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[3rd verse]
Morning comes and morning goes ...
e|--------------0-------0----------0-------------2--------------------|
b|--0---0---3-------------0--0h1---------------1---------0-1---0------|
g|--0---0-----0-------2-----2----2-----0-----2---------0-0-0---0------|
D|----0---0---------2----------------2-----0---------0-------0--------|
A|----------------0----------------3----------------------------------|
E|--3-------2--------------------------------------3------------------|

e|-3---2---0---------------------------0-------0-2--------------------|
b|-------------3---1---0-------0---1-----1-----1-----------0-1---0----|
g|-------------------------2---------0-------2-----2-----0-0-0---0----|
D|---0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2---------0-----------0-------0------|
A|-----------------0---0---0---0---3----------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3-------------------------------------3----------------|

[3rd Chorus]
      And I wonder if you know...
e|---------2p0-----0---------------0-2---2---2---2---------3----------|
b|-------0-----3-1-------0-0h1---3-------1-------1---0-------0-----0--|
g|-----0---------------2-------2-------2---2---2---2-----0-------0----|
D|---0---------------2---------------0-------0---------0-------0------|
A|-----------------0--------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------------------------3-------2--------|
                           Until you did...
e|-0-------------------0-------------------------2--------------------|
b|---------1---3-1-------------------------------1--------------------|
g|-------0---0-------0---------0---------------2---2------------------|
D|-----2-----------2---------2---------------0------------------------|
A|---2-----------0---------3------------------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------------------------------------------|
  would...
e|-3-------2---0---------------0-----2p0------------------------------|
b|-----0-----------1-----1-3-------------3-1p0-1s3-5s7--5s7--5s7------|
g|-------0---0---0-----0-----0-----2-----------2s4-5s7--5s7--5s7------|
D|---0---------------2-----------0------------------------------------|
A|-----------------0-------0------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------3----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------1--------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------0----------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------0------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---2----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3------------------------------------------------------------------|

************************************

| p  Pull-off
| h  Hammer-on
 
| s Slide

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homer26791 72 Dec 20, 2006 05:30 AM

Very nice work there thanks it helped

cheers mate

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bezza87 88 Oct 06, 2007 01:23 AM

nice tab m8

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Mr. Salt 30 Feb 04, 2009 12:12 PM

Awesome. Everything is good, except I'm pretty sure the song is supposed to end on a G chord, rather than a G7.
(To those of you who don't know chords, it means that the VERY last note of the entire song should be on the third fret of the 1st string.)

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