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The Velocity of Saul at the Time of His Conversion
by Okkervil River
tabbed by Jason Kientz

Standard tuning

This is a great song and it isn't hard to play but its a
little confusing to write down.  So Basically i put the 
more detailed tabbing in the middle of the song right 
before you play it for the first time.  Listen to the 
song for the rhythm.  The chords above the words are only 
there so that you will know where you are supposed to be 
with the tabs.  You should be plaing on eof the tabed riffs
at all times during the song.  


          C       F         G         F       G
                     (4)                     (only sometimes)

          C       Am   G

 C                     F                    G
 Loosesn the wire your time has expired the only word left is "goodbye,"

 and in my new dream the light's shigning on me

                                                     (skip the G)
 little needles of sodium unstitch the seems of the,  

 C      F      G      F     G  (finish the whole intro riff with the G)   

 C                         F                 G
 Hold your head higher the heavenly choir is settling in for the night,

 and where I had friends I am left with loose ends

 four hours of vision exchanged for four hours of fright,

          C       F       Em   F(full) 

                    C                          F
 but enough of "the fight" and enough "you and I" 

                Em                       F(full)
 and enough of "prevail" or "walkin' the line,"

                        C                  F
 while the angles stand by I get high as a kite

                  Em                     F(full)
 I'm too tired to smile or know that I'm right,

 am I right?

      (Play through the intro/verse here with the G and then play segway)

          F(full)   G   C       Am   G 

 F(full)                  G                 C               Am
    and all our best laid plans... well they crumbled in our hands,

 our flags fell where they'd fanned,

 F(full)             G              C                    Am    
    you held in your breath... long after projections of death,

 you sat in the waiting room rasping and gasped on dry land,

      (play the intro/verse with this next part)
         C                       F
 but the audience is tired we've had enough fire

 we're entering the age now of ice,

 and I feeling older pull off to the shoulder

 and I wonder with my head in my hands should I call my wife,

      (play the chorus with this next part)
                         C                     F
 and say enough "you and I" and enough of "the fight,"

                Em                       F(full)
 and enough of "prevail" and "walkin the line,"

                        C                  F
 while the angles stand by I get high as a kite,

                  Em                     F(full)
 I'm too tired to smile or know that I'm right,

                 C                     F
 Enough "you and I" and enough of "the fight,"

                Em                      F(full)
 and enough of "prevail" or "walkin the line,"

                          C                      F
 when the spacecraft came down I was left on the ground,

                  Em                       F(full)
 will you keep me around, will you help me survive,

 after my time?

      (end with the segway)


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flamingduck 31 Feb 01, 2010 07:14 AM

Thanks for this tab, it's really helpful. I'm having a little trouble identifying the change from F to G after the little riff on the e string. Sometimes it sounds like he goes straight to G, other times it seems like there's some sort of noodling in between, when he plays the "0h2 0" bit on the D string. It might just be the bass muddying the transition, but I tried playing an Am there, and it seemed to fit pretty well with both the riff and the sound.

Version 1: the introduction
Version 2: the repeat of the introduction after the first stanza.

Am I just overcomplicating things, or does this actually exist? Any comments would be appreciated.

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