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Drops In The River Tab

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"DROPS IN THE RIVER" off EP "Sun Giant"(2008)
Tabbed by: Les Gibson
Tuning: DROP-D : D A D G B e
This is pretty simple: its all based around the chord of D.

[INTRO] acoustic guitar (0:08)
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--2--3-3---2--2h3p2-0---0-|------0-------------------|
G|----------------------2---|--0-------2---------------| X2
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|--0--0-0---0--0-----0-----|--0---0---0---------------|

[VERSE 1] (Intro part plays under verse) (0:26)
D                                        Dsus4    D
Crown of leaves, high in the window on a gold morning
D                              Dsus4  D
Young today, old as a railroad tomorrow
Dsus2    D                             Dsus4  D                   
Days are just drops in the river to be lost always
Dsus2 D
Only you, only you, you know.

[Fill] intro part + strumming around the D chord starts (1:03)

[VERSE 2] (1:20) :
D                                         Dsus4 D
Years ago, birds of a feather would arrive nightly
D                                           Dsus4 D
Gone you know, held to another like clutched ivy
Dsus2  D                                     Dsus4 D
On the shore, speak to the ocean and receive silence
Dsus2 D             
Only you, only you, you know.

[CHORUS] with electric strumming (1:56)
D                                         C                     D
Here as the caves of my memory fade, I'll hold to the first one
D                                          C                    D
I wouldn't turn to another you say, on the long night we've made
A6           D6sus2
Let it go

picking part at the end of the chorus:

   A6
e|--2--------2-----2--------2-----2--------2-----2--------2----|
B|-------2--------------2--------------2--------------2--------|
G|-----2---2---2------2---2---2------2---2---2------2---2---2--|
D|--2--------------2--------------2--------------2-------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------

  D6sus2
e|--0--------0-----0--------0-----0--------0------2p0--------|-----|
B|-------0--------------0--------------0---------------3--0--|-3---|
G|-----2-------2------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-2---|
D|--0------0-------0------0-------0------0--------0----------|-0---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----|

[FILL] intro part plays, with strummed D chord in background. (2:24)

--last line of verse + CHORUS: as before. (2:42)

[FILL AFTER CHORUS] (3:18)
e|--2--------2-----2--------2-----2--------2-----2--------2----|
B|-------2--------------2--------------2--------------2--------|
G|-----2---2---2------2---2---2------2---2---2------2---2---2--|
D|--2--------------2--------------2--------------2-------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|

  D6sus2
e|--0--------0-----0--------0-----0--------0------0--------0---|
B|-------0--------------0--------------0---------------0-------|
G|-----2-------2------2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2-|
D|--0------0-------0------0-------0------0--------0------0-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|

   A6
e|--2--------2-----2--------2-----2--------2-----2--------2----|
B|-------2--------------2--------------2--------------2--------|
G|-----2---2---2------2---2---2------2---2---2------2---2---2--|
D|--2--------------2--------------2--------------2-------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------

  D6sus2
e|--0--------0-----0--------0-----0--------0------2p0--------|-----|
B|-------0--------------0--------------0---------------3--0--|-3---|
G|-----2-------2------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-2---|
D|--0------0-------0------0-------0------0--------0----------|-0---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----|

[POST-CHORUS] (3:40):
   Speak to me slow my dear,       no ghost of course in here
e|-----------0-----2--0-------|-----------0-----2--0-------|
B|-----3--2--2--3--3----3-0---|-----3--2--2--3--3----3-0---|
G|-----2--2--2--2--2--------2-|-----2--2--2--2--2--------2-|
D|--0--0--0-----0-------------|--0--0--0-----0-------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|

 pleased...             clear     all is...           here.
e|-----------0-----2--0-2-3---|--2--5--3--7--5--9--7---10--|---|
B|-----3--2--2--3--3--3-3-3---|--3--3--3--5--5--7--7-------|-3-|
G|-----2--2--2--2--2--2-2-2---|--2-------------------------|-2-|
D|--0--0--0-----0-------------|--0-------------------------|-0-|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|---|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|---|

Please comment any needed corrections!

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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off

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timherold 426 Dec 17, 2008 10:25 PM

fantastic. all of your tabs are terrific.

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teenygator 10 Jul 15, 2014 02:46 PM

"Please kill me, lonesome, quiet and clear, all is alone in here."

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