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                             ADIOS HERMANOS - Paul Simon
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Tabbed by: CherryKim, August 19, 2011

This great song is off the Paul Simon album "Songs From The Capeman" and is 
mostly sung a capella, but I transcribed the background singers' music and 
the organ for guitar. Listen to the record for timing.

Tuning: Standard
Capo: 1st fret

Intro (pluck):
    C                 G     Am                G     F           G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---1-1---1-1---1-1---3-3---1-1---1-1---1-1---0-0---1-1---1-1---0-0--0-0---|
G|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---2-2---2-2---2-2---0-0---2-2---2-2---0-0--0-0---|
D|---2-2---2-2---2-2---0-0---2-2---2-2---2-2---0-0---3-3---3-3---0-0--0-0---|
A|-3-----3-----3-----2-----0-----0-----0------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-----1-----1-----3-----3------|

    F     C
e|-------------------------|
B|----1-1---1-1------------|
G|----2-2---0-0------------|  Play intro twice
D|----3-3---2-2------------|
A|--3-----3----------------|
E|--------------1-----3----|


SAL (pluck):
    C                 G     Am                G     F           G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---1-1---1-1---1-1---3-3---1-1---1-1---1-1---0-0---1-1---1-1---0-0--0-0---|
G|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---2-2---2-2---2-2---0-0---2-2---2-2---0-0--0-0---|
D|---2-2---2-2---2-2---0-0---2-2---2-2---2-2---0-0---3-3---3-3---0-0--0-0---|
A|-3-----3-----3-----2-----0-----0-----0------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-----1-----1-----3-----3------|

    F     C
e|-------------------------|               |                |---------|
B|----1-1---1-1------------|   Repeat over |   Last time    |---------|
G|----2-2---0-0------------|   verse       |   play this    |------2--|
D|----3-3---2-2------------|               |   after the    |----0----|
A|--3-----3----------------|               |   last C:      |--3------|
E|---------------1-----3---|               |                |---------|

C                                   G
It was the morning of October 6th, 1960
                 Am                         
I was wearing my brown suit
                                G  
Preparing to leave the house of D.
F                     G              F  C 
Shook some hands then adios Brooklyn amigos
C                                          
Maybe some of them had hopes of seeing me again
      G                 Am                       G
Some even said that my judge-Judge Gerald Culkin-
         F                    
Wouldn't play it by the book
      G
Maybe let us off the hook
     F   C                
But, WOH-OO-WOH, I knew better
C                        G       
 Afraid to leave the projects
Am                            G       
 To cross into another neighborhood
    F               G                 
The blancos and the nigger gangs
     F       C                       
Well, they'd kill you if they could


AUREA (Strum):
F                              Bb 
 Angel of Mercy, people are suffering 
       C                        
All over the world 
F        G              C                        F 
 Spanish children are taught on their knees to believe 
F                          Bb 
Angel of Mercy, people are suffering 
              C              
All over the island tonight, 
F          G     C         G             
  Mothers weep   Sisters grieve


SAL (pluck):
C                                                                             
Well, I entered the courtroom, state of New York
                  G       
County of New York, 
Am                                            G
 Just some spic they scrubbed off the sidewalk
F                  
Guilty by my dress
G                     
Guilty in the press 
        F       C                       
Let The Capeman burn for the murders
C                                              
 Well the Spanish boys had their day in court 
       G                     Am                      G      
And now it was time for some fuckin' law and order
    F                
The electric chair
        G             
For the greasy pair  
F                     C                   
Said the judge to the court reporter
C                         G        
 Afraid to leave the projects
Am                             G       
 To cross into another neighborhood
F                       G
 The newspapers and the TV crews
     F       C                          
Well, they'd kill you if they could


AUREA (strum):
F                              Bb 
 Angel of Mercy, people are suffering 
       C                        
All over the world 
F         G            C                         F 
A Spanish boy could be killed every night of the week
F                                 
But just let some white boy die
                    Bb             C    
And the world goes crazy for blood-Latin blood
F        G   C      G                                       
 I don't lie when I speak


SAL (pluck):
C                  G  Am       G     
Well they shackled my hands
  F             G               F        C            
A heavy belt around my waist to restrain me
         C        G  Am     G      
And they shackled my legs
   F             G                     F    C           
Hernandez, the Umbrella Man, chained beside me
        C                    G     
Then we rode that Black Maria 
            Am                        G   
Through the streets of Spanish Harlem
        F                  G         
Calling old friends on the corners
        F       C                    
Just to lay our prayers upon them
          
Crying
C               G   Am    G      
Adios Hermanos, A-----dios
F        G        F C       
Adios Hermanos, A-a-dios


Chords used:
C:  x3201x
G:  x2003x (or 320003)
Am: x0221x
F:  1x321x (or xx3211)
Bb: 113331


            
            
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kalouless21 57 May 11, 2013 11:51 AM

great tab for a great song! sounds really good when played along to the song, cheers!

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