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		  At The Chime Of A City Clock - Nick Drake
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Tabbed by: cflat
Email: cflat@earthlink.net

Tuning: e,b,g,d,a,e (whole step down to match album)

INTRO x2 (on the recording the song starts on the second note; skipping the first)

You can use your thumb on the 5th fret of the E string if it's better for you. There's 
times to play some extra open strings or move the positions from up the fretboard towards 
nut.

e|--------------------------------|------------5-------------------|
B|--------8-----------8-----------|7-----------7-----------7-------|
G|--------5-----------5-----------|5-----------5-----------5-------|
D|--------7-----------7-----------|7-----------7-----------7-------|
A|0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---|0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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


** BEGINNING OF REPEAT:

  A city freeze			   get on your knees
  A stay indoors		   beneath the floors
  A city clown		   	   will soon fall down

e|--------------------------------|------------5-------------------|
B|--------8-----------8-----------|7-----------7-----------7-------|
G|--------5-----------5-----------|5-----------5-----------5-------|
D|--------7-----------7-----------|7-----------7-----------7-------|
A|0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---|0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  a pray for warmth and green paper
  talk with neighbors only
  without a face to hide in

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

  A city drought		   you're down and out
  The games you play		   make people say
  And he will lose		   if he won't choose

e|--------------------------------|------------5-------------------|
B|--------8-----------8-----------|7-----------7-----------7-------|
G|--------5-----------5-----------|5-----------5-----------5-------|
D|--------7-----------7-----------|7-----------7-----------7-------|
A|0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---|0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  see your trousers don't taper
  you're either weird or lonely
  the one he may confide in

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

  A saddle up			   kick your feet
  A city star			   won't shine too far
  A sonny boy			   with smokes for sale

e|--------3-----------3-----------|--------0-----------0-----------|
B|--------5-----------5-----------|--------1-----------1-----------|
G|--------5-----------5-----------|--------2-----------2----2------|
D|--------5-----------5----2------|--------3-----------3-------3---|
A|3---3---3---3-3-3---3-------3---|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|1---1---1---1-1-1---1-----------|

  ride the range 		of a London street
  on account of 		the way you are
  went to ground 		with a face so pale

e|--------0-----------0-----------|------------0-------------------|
B|--------1-----------1-----------|------------0-------------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------|4-----------1-------------------|
D|--------2-----------2-----------|4-----------2-----2-------------|
A|0---3---3---3-3-3---3-----0-----|2-------0---2---------2----0----|
E|--------------------------------|------------0-------------------|

  A travel to 			   a local plane
  And the beads 		   around your face
  And never heard		   about the change

e|--------0-----------0-----------|--------0----------0----0-------|
B|--------1-----------1-----------|--------1----------1----1-------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------|--------2----------2----2-------|
D|--------2-----------2----2------|--------3----------3----3-------|
A|3---3---3---3-3-3---3-------3---|-------------3--------------0---|
E|--------------------------------|1---1---1----------1----1-------|

  turn around	 and	  come back again
  	make you sure to fit 		back in place
  	showed his hand and 		fell out of range

e|--------0-----------0-----------|------------0-------------------|
B|--------1-----------1-----------|------------0-------------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------|4-----------1-------------------|
D|--------2-----------2-----------|4-----------2-----2-------------|
A|0---3---3---3-3-3---3-----0-----|2-------0---2---------2---------|
E|--------------------------------|------------0--------------0----|

  							And at the
							And at the
							In the

e|--------0-----------0-----------|--------0-----------0-----------|
B|--------0-----------0-----------|--------0-----------0-----------|
G|--------4-----------4-----------|--------1-----------1-----------|
D|--------4-----4-----4-----4-----|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----|
A|--------2-----------2---2-------|--------2-----------2-----------|
E|2---2---2---2---2---2-------2---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|


  chime of a city clock	  	   uh put up your road block
  beat of a city drum		   see how your friends come
  light of a city square	   find out the face that's fair

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|
D|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------5---5-------5---5---5---|
A|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  hang on to your crown					    for a
  in twos or threes or more				    for the
  keep it by your side					    but the

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

  stone in a tin can	  	   is wealth to the city man
  sound of a busy place	  	   is fine for a pretty face
  light of the city falls	   you fly to the city walls

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|
D|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------5---5-------5---5---5---|
A|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  who leaves his armour down
  who knows what a face is for
  take off with your bride				But at the

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

*************************** 1st time only *************************

e|--------0-----------0-----------|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----|
B|--------1-----------1-----------|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----|
G|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----|
D|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----3-----3-----|
A|3---3---3---3---3---3--3-----3--|--------x-----------x-----------|
E|--------------------------------|1---1---1---1----1--1---1----1--|

e|--------0-----------0-----------|------------0------------------:|
B|--------1-----------1-----------|------------0------------------:|
G|--------0-----0-----0-----------|4-----------1------------------:|
D|--------2-----2-----2-----------|4-----------2-----2------------:|
A|3---3---3---3---3---3-----0-----|2-------0---2---------2--------:|
E|--------------------------------|------------0--------------0---:|

			GO TO BEGINNING OF REPEAT

*************************** 2nd time only *************************

e|--------0-----------0-----------|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----|
B|--------1-----------1-----------|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----|
G|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----|
D|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----3-----3-----|
A|3---3---3---3---3---3--3-----3--|--------x-----------x-----------|
E|--------------------------------|1---1---1---1----1--1---1----1--|

e|0--------0------0---------0-----|---------------0-----0----0-----|
B|3--------3------1---------1-----|---------------1-----1----1-----|
G|4--------4------2---------2-----|0--------------0-----0----0-----|
D|5---------------3---------3-----|----3---2------2-----2----2-----|
A|--------------------------------|------------0--0---0---0--0--0--|
E|3----3------3---1-----1-------1-|--------------------------------|

e|--------0-----------0-----------|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----|
B|--------1-----------1-----------|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----|
G|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----|
D|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----3-----3-----|
A|3---3---3---3---3---3--3-----3--|--------x-----------x-----------|
E|--------------------------------|1---1---1---1----1--1---1----1--|

				   2/2 time

e|0--------0------0---------0-----|---------------:|
B|3--------3------1---------1-----|---------------:|
G|4--------4------2---------2-----|0--------------:|
D|5---------------3---------3-----|----3---2------:|
A|x---------------x---------------|------------0--:|
E|3----3------3---1-----1-------1-|---------------:|

			GO TO BEGINNING OF REPEAT

*************************** 3rd time only *************************

  chime of the city clock	   put up your road block

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|
D|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------5---5-------5---5---5---|
A|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  hang on to 	your crown				     for a

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

  stone in a tin can	  	   is wealth to the city man

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|
D|--------6---6-------6---6---6---|--------5---5-------5---5---5---|
A|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  who leaves his armor

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

  down

e|--------------------------------|--------------------5-----------|
B|--------8-----------8-----------|--------7-----------7-----------|
G|--------5-----------5-----------|--------5-----------5-----------|
D|--------7-----------7-----------|--------7-----------7-----------|
A|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

e|--------------------------------|--------------------5-----------|
B|--------8-----------8-----------|--------7-----------7-----------|
G|--------5-----------5-----------|--------5-----------5-----------|
D|--------7-----------7-----------|--------7-----------7-----------|
A|0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0-0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0-0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

				 END

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================
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