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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#


  Song Title: Paper Boats
  Written by: Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot
  Performed by: Nada Surf
  From the Album: Let Go (2002)
  Transcribed by: Fabien LORTAL
  E-mail address: fabien2229@yahoo.fr

A nice and relaxing song, from an excellent album, performed by an awesome band.

If you have any comment, you know how to get in touch with me ...



This tab requires a CAPO ON 1st fret !


INTRO :
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x2
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|



1st verse

"Sit on a train, reading a book ...

e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x3
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

...must be gearing up for some kind of melt-down"



Pre-chorus :

Same pattern
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|



CHORUS :

"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  x4
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|



Pre-verse
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|


"What's wrong ? Nothing ...

e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x4
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

... I can't tell you"




CHORUS :

"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  x4
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|




3rd verse
Same as the first one ...


"Sit on a train, reading a book ...


e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x3
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

...must be gearing up for some kind of melt-down"




Pre-verse :

Same pattern
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|




4th verse (special)

Em                                A
As the express train passes the local
   
         D                      Em              
It moves by just like a paper boat

      Em                      A   
Although it weights a million pounds

  D                        Em
I swear it almost seems to float

       Em             A
And as we pass by eachother

    F#m               Bm  
Our heads are full of bother

         Em             A
We can't look, we can't stop

         F#m             Bm
We can't think, we can't stop

             Em           A
'Cause we're stuck in our paths

             F#m           Bm
And it's the way it always lasts

            Em                A 
And I need     something more

          D 
From you ...



OUTRO


"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

1st guitar :


e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  ... till the end.
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|


2nd guitar :

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


e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----0-----0-|
A|-0-------3---------0h2---|
E|----------------3--------|


e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0------------|
A|-0-------3------------0h20
E|----------------3--0h3---|


e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----------0-|
A|-0-----023----20---0h2--2|
E|----------------3--------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0-0--------0-|
A|-0-----023-----0---0h2--2|
E|----------------3--------|


This second guitar goes on playing the same pattern in the background, while a third guitar starts playing :

e|v-0000000000000000--------|
B|-111111111111111100000000|
G|-222222220000000000000000|x7
D|-222222222222221122222222|
A|-000000003333333322222222|
E|-----------------00000000|



Note :

/ = slide
h = hammer on
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Pablopa99 181 Apr 15, 2013 06:46 AM

Almost everything seems fine except this bit:

e|------5----2------------7--5------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--7------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

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