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Meadowlark - Family Tree
(Tabbed by R.Walsh)

http://youtu.be/N9FXfjbhRuI

Guitar I(Kate) and II(Carl):
Standard Tuning
Capo 3

[Percussion - Daniel]

CHORDS:

Em   022000
D/A  554030
Am   x02210
C/G  332010
G    32000x


VERSE: (Single Strum)

Em          D/A                   Am    C/G
    I woke up when I was Twenty-Two
       G              D/A                Am    C/G
    My mother said to me, what will you do?
Em            D/A                  Am    C/G  
    She woke up when she was Forty-Eight
            G            D/A       Am    C/G
    I never asked her, why did you wait?

Guitar I:

Em    D/A    C/G    C/G    x2

Guitar II:
                                                             x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2--2--2--2h4h5--0--0--0--4p2-----------0h2-----------0h2--|
A|--------------------------------3--3--3-------3--3--3-------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


Em            D/A               Am    C/G
    I messed up when I was Seventeen
    G           D/A           C/G
    Karma has a way of coming clean


CHORUS: (Plucked Bass/Rest)

Guitar I:
                 D/A           Em
    'Cause if my father hadn't loved her
            Am                C/G           G
    Then my God what would my mother have become
              D/A            Em
    And if my brother hadn't fought it
            Am              C/G        D/A
    Then my sister wouldn't turn and run
       D/A           Em     Am            C/G      D/A
    So go on let him leave, go on let him leave we said
                D/A         Em            Am            C/G
    'Cause if I ever have a lover like my father had my mother
           G
    I will say
G          D/A    G      D/A    G
    Let me go,      let me go


Guitar II:(from 'father')
                     x2                   x2 
e|---------------------|--------------------|
b|------0---0---0---0--|-----0---0---0---0--|
G|--4h7---7---7---7----|-2h4---4---4---4----|
D|---------------------|--------------------|x4
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|

e|---------------------|--------------------|
b|------0---0---0---0--|-----0---0---0---0--|
G|--4h7---7---7---7----|-2h4---4---4---4----|
D|---------------------|--------------------|x2
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|


VERSE: (Pluck first two then Plucked Bass/Rest)

Em              D/A                    Am    C/G
    If he wakes up before the year is out
          G                D/A                Am    C/G
    He'll rid his sons and daughters of their doubt
Em             D/A                 Am    C/G
    And in the light of your tired eyes
         G                   D/A             Am    C/G
    Your tears will speak of love and better times


CHORUS: (Plucked Bass/Rest)

Guitar I:
                 D/A           Em
    'Cause if my father hadn't loved her
            Am                C/G           G
    Then my God what would my mother have become
              D/A            Em
    And if my brother hadn't fought it
            Am              C/G        D/A
    Then my sister wouldn't turn and run
       D/A           Em     Am            C/G      D/A
    So go on let him leave, go on let him leave we said
                D/A         Em            Am            C/G
    'Cause if I ever have a lover like my father had my mother
           G
    I will say
G          D/A    G      D/A    G
    Let me go,      let me go


Guitar II:(from 'father')
                     x2                   x2 
e|---------------------|--------------------|
b|------0---0---0---0--|-----0---0---0---0--|
G|--4h7---7---7---7----|-2h4---4---4---4----|
D|---------------------|--------------------|x4
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|

e|---------------------|--------------------|
b|------0---0---0---0--|-----0---0---0---0--|
G|--4h7---7---7---7----|-2h4---4---4---4----|
D|---------------------|--------------------|x2
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|


BRIDGE:
    
Guitar I: (Plucked Bass/Rest)

    D/A    Em    Am    C/G    G    G    G    G    x4


(Guitar II and Glockenspiel come in on 3rd Guitar I repeat)

Guitar II:
                                                    x2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
b|--0h3h5---5--------0h3h5---5---5-----------------|
G|--------4----------------4---4---4---------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


Glockenspiel: (Tabbed for Guitar [Like in the live version])
                                                    x2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
b|--3/5---------3/5--------------------------------|
G|------2/4---------2/4--2--4-4-[-2--4-4--2--4-]---|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
                                ^[2nd time only]
(I like to add a 0 on the G string at the end of the 2nd time)
(But it's not actually in the song)


CHORUS: (Plucked Bass/Rest)

Guitar I:
                 D/A           Em
    'Cause if my father hadn't loved her
            Am                C/G           G
    Then my God what would my mother have become
              D/A            Em
    And if my brother hadn't fought it
            Am              C/G        D/A
    Then my sister wouldn't turn and run
       D/A           Em     Am            C/G      D/A
    So go on let him leave, go on let him leave we said
                D/A         Em            Am            C/G
    'Cause if I ever have a lover like my father had my mother
           G
    I will say
G          D/A    G      D/A    G
    Let me go,      let me go
G          D/A    G      D/A    G
    Let me go,      let me go
G          D/A    G
    Let me go


Guitar II:(from 'father')
                     x2                   x2 
e|---------------------|--------------------|
b|------0---0---0---0--|-----0---0---0---0--|
G|--4h7---7---7---7----|-2h4---4---4---4----|
D|---------------------|--------------------|x4
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|

e|---------------------|--------------------|
b|------0---0---0---0--|-----0---0---0---0--|
G|--4h7---7---7---7----|-2h4---4---4---4----|
D|---------------------|--------------------|x4
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|
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Emy_Klein 56 Oct 10, 2013 09:29 AM

well done! :)

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rsully 31 Dec 29, 2014 11:01 AM

The bridge sounds off compared to the recording on the Three Six Five EP.

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-TheAwesome- 156 May 08, 2015 10:07 PM, edited at 10:08 pm

Yep this is the Corridor Session version. I think the bridge on the EP is:

D/A C/G G G
D/A C/G Em D/A

repeated a few times.
Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I only just saw this comment.

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