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Artist: Dry the River
Song: History Book
Album: Shallow Bed (buy it!)
Tabbed by: Joe C

Tuning: Standard
Capo 3

INTRO:

e|-0----0------3--3-------------------0----0--------------------------------|
B|---------------0-0----0--0-1-3-1p0-----------5/7-5-3-0---0---3---3---3----|
G|---00---0-0---0-------0--0------------00---00----------0---0---2---2---2--|
D|----------0h2---2-----------0-0---0---------------------0---0---0---0---0-|
A|-3----3-----------------------------3----3---3/5-3-2---------0----0---0---|
E|-------------------3-3--3----------------------------3----3---------------|

e|------|
B|-3----|
G|---2--|
D|----0-|
A|--0---|
E|------|

VERSE: Play this twice for verses 1 and 2 after the intro.

e|-0----0------3--3-------------0------0----0------3--3---------------------|
B|---------------0-0----0h1-1p0---0------------------0-0----0h1-1p0---------|
G|---00---0-0---0-------0---0----0-0-0---00---0-0---0-------0---0---0-0-0-0-|
D|----------0h2---2-------------2--2-2----------0h2---2------------0-0-0-0--|
A|-3----3------------------------------3----3-------------------------------|
E|-------------------3-3---3-----------------------------3-3---3------------|

e|-0----0------3--3-------------0------0----0--------------------------------|
B|---------------0-0----0h1-1p0---0-------------5/7-5-3-0---0----3--3---3----|
G|---00---0-0---0-------0---0----0-0-0---00---00----------0---0---2---2---2--|
D|----------0h2---2-------------2--2-2---------------------0---0---0---0---0-|
A|-3----3------------------------------3----3---3/5-3-2----------0---0---0---|
E|-------------------3-3---3----------------------------3----3---------------|

e|------|
B|-3----|
G|---2--|
D|----0-|
A|--0---|
E|------|

CHORUS:

               Em
As heavy as a history book can be,
           G                   C        G        Bm
I will carry it with me, oh Lord.
                   Em
And maybe when the bitterness has gone,
              G                             C      G     Bm
There'll be sweetness on our tongues once more.

VERSE 3: Play the verse tab once.

CHORUS: Same as before.

BRIDGE:

     F                          C          G
We'll soon forget our parents' names,
      F                           C          G
Like dogs will drive the wolves away.
        F                         C
And weep with fingertips opposed,
            G                    F           G        F
Like a church where nobody congregates.

OUTRO VERSE:

Am     C          G           F
   But sweetness sings in the pasture,
Am     C          G           F
   We throw ourselves on the mercy of the earth.
Am     C          G           F
   If sand and salt have the answer,
Am     C          G           F
   Then the act itself will be louder than the word.

Am           C                  G              F
            And I'll be on your side, and I'll be on your side.
Am           C                  G              F

Am           C                  G              F
            And I'll be on your side, and I'll be on your side.
Am           C                  G              F

Am C G F goes on for the rest of the song


Joe

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
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joecoonz wrote on November 29 2012, 05:27 am

End chords go Am C G F, sorry I got it wrong, but I don't know how to update my tab.

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kraftmacaroni wrote on January 31 2013, 08:25 pm

Great tab, I'm pretty sure the Bm in the chorus should be a D though.

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