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Alpha Shallows Tab

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4th fret
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                             Alpha Shallows - Laura Marling
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Tabbed by: MadClownDisease

Tuning: Standard, capo 4th. Tabbed in relation to capo

A lovely song off Laura Marling's latest (I Speak Because I Can) though admittedly a 
I've had for about a year as it's two years old...
Some parts tabbed off the EP as it's easier to hear, but not much difference (apart from 
verse which is to the album here)
I'm not sure of the picking patterns in this, so just listen.

Intro
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------0-----------0-----------------------0------|
G|-2-4-5-4-----2-4-5-4-----2-4-5-4-5/7-5-4-7-2-------0-|
D|-4-5-7-5-----4-5-7-5-----4-5-7-5-7/9-7-5-7-4-------2-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

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

Verse (keep the constant beat of the bottom string)
"He could fall and she could weep"
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----5----0----2----4--| x3
A|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-|
E|-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0---|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-----5----0--2--------|
A|----2----2---2--------|
E|-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|

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

Chorus 1
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------0-----------0-----------------------0----xx-0-|
G|-2-4-5-4-----2-4-5-4-----2-4-5-4-5/7-5-4-7-2-------22-0-|
D|-4-5-7-5-----4-5-7-5-----4-5-7-5-7/9-7-5-7-4-------44-2-|
A|---------------------------------------------------xx-2-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-|

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

Verse
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----5----0----2----4--| x3
A|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-|
E|-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0---|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----5----0----2----2--|
A|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-|
E|-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0---|

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

Chorus 2
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000-|
G|-22445544444422445544444422445544557755445522222220-|
D|-44557755555544557755555544557755779977557744444442-|
A|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx2-|
E|-00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000-|

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

Verse
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----5----0----2----4--| x4
A|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-|
E|-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0---|

"The grey in this city is too much to bear"
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-0------0------0-------------| x3
D|-5-5555-0-0000-2-2222-4-4444-|
A|-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-0------0------0------0-0-0-0-0-0-| x3
D|-5-5555-0-0000-5-2222-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

Chorus 3 (same as chorus 2 but strum end bit, not finger pick)

verse
"I want to be held by those arms"
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------0-|
D|-----------------------------------------2-|
A|-----------------------------------------2-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

"I want to be held by those arms"
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0------0------| x3
D|-5-5-5-4-4-4-2-2-2-0-0-0-4-4-4-2-2-2-4-4444-2-2222-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2222-2-2222-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0000-0-0000-|

Chorus 4 (same as chorus 3)
"You'll work your thumbs til they're sore"
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-----4-----2-----0-----5-----4-----2-----0-----|
A|-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

"And I fall and I fall"
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------0-----------0-0000-|
D|-5-----0-----4-----2-----5-----0-0-0-4-4-4-2-2222-|
A|-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2222-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0000-|
(then keep strumming the Em until)

Uplifting end (I am afraid I am reeeeeally not sure on this)
"Ahhhhh"
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-1-1-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

"We are basic lies"
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Repeat until the end.


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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dudesrock666 92 wrote on May 25 2010, 12:56 pm

Seriously, what a tab! 5 stars!

One thing I would mention, you got a "x3" in the wrong place. The "I want to be held by those arms" bit is played once and the bit after the chorus, the "You'll work your thumbs til they're sore" is x3

Other than that, I think I love you.

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pogmog 14 wrote on February 11 2014, 09:13 pm

This is excellent. Than you so much for making these tabs!

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Adriatic 338 wrote on March 12 2015, 06:08 am

great tab, but the album version is actually in Open D minor tuning and its much easier to play than this version

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