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The Lighthouses Tale Tab

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Title:  The Lighthouses Tale 
Artist:  Nickel Creek  
Album:  Nickel Creek  
[Tabbed by: Skachotic (Skachotic@aol.com)]

   Em       G        D        C        Bm       Bb       A       F#m
|--0--------3--------2--------0--------2-----------------0--------2----|
|--0--------3--------3--------1--------3--------3--------2--------2----|
|--0--------0--------2--------0--------4--------3--------2--------2----|
|--2--------0--------0--------2--------4--------3--------2--------4----|
|--2--------2-----------------3--------2--------1--------0--------4----|
|--0--------3-----------------------------------------------------2----|



Intro - Hook
                     Em                       G                     D
|-----------2------------------------2------------------------2--------|
|--0--3--5-----5--3--0------0--3--5-----5--3--0------0--3--5-----5--3--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1:  Strummed/picked slowly
       Em          G                           D
I am a Lighthouse, Worn by the weather and the waves.
          Em           G                         D
I keep my lamp lit, to warn the sailors on their way.
            Em     G                          D
I'll tell a story, paint you a picture from my past.
       Em           G                     D
I was so happy, but joy in this life seldom lasts.


hook


Verse 2:  Strummed + muted (one two, one two, one two)
        Em      G                              D
I had a keeper, he helped me warn the ships at sea.
           Em         G                              D                        
We had grown closer, 'til his joy meant everything to me.
          Em      G                           D          
He was to marry a girl who shown with beauty and light.
            Em             G                               D 
They loved each other, and with me watched the sunsets into nights.


Chorus:
        C               Bm              Bb       C      D 
And the waves crashing around me, The sand slips out to sea,  
        C                 Bm                  Em    F#m    G
And the winds that blow remind me of what has been, 
             A     D 
and what can never be.


hook


Verse 3:  Strummed + muted (one two, one two, one two)
She'd had to leave us; my keeper, he prayed for a safe return,
But when the night came, the weather to a raging storm had turned.
He watched her ship fight, but in vain against the wild and terrible wind,
And me so helpless, as dashed against the rocks she met her end.


Chorus


Bridge:  lightly picking
|-----0---2------------0---2------------0---2------------0---2-------|
|----3---3------------3---3------------3---3------------3---3--------|
|---0---0---0--------0---0---0--------0---0---0--------0---0---0-----| x2
|--0----------------0----------------0----------------0--------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

(picking lightly  Em, G, D)
Then on the next day, my keeper found her washed up on the shore.
He kissed her cold face, and that they'd be together soon he swore.

(Strummed/picked slowly  Em, G, D)
I saw him crying, watched as he buried her in the sand,

(Normal Strumming  Em, G, D)
Then he climbed my tower, and off the edge of me he ran.


Chorus


hook


Verse:  picking lightly
I am a lighthouse, worn by the weather and the waves,
And though I'm empty, I still warn the sailors on their way.
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Mr_Big_David 10 Aug 31, 2005 12:00 AM

Nice..... It is a very good song. Great Tab.

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mattcollyer80 10 Jul 05, 2008 08:57 AM

Maybe try the hook like:
E- 0 h 2 p 0
B- 3 3
G- 4 4
Heaps easier, especially for a solo fingersyle guitar.

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mattcollyer80 10 Jul 05, 2008 09:00 AM

oops, I hope this works:
Maybe try the hook like:
E-----0-h-2-p-0
B---3----------3
G--4------------4
Heaps easier, especially for a solo fingersyle guitar.

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