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Graceland Tab

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Graceland (arr. for solo guitar)
Paul Simon

Intro
e---------|--------------|
b---9-----|--9--10--9----|
g---9-----|--9--9---9----|
d---9-----|--9--9---9----|
a--/7-----|--7--7---7----|
e---------|--------------|

Verse:
e---------5-----4-----7---|
b---9-----5-----5-----6---|
g---9-----6-----6-----8---|
d---9-----7-----6-----9---|
a---7-----7-----4-----9---|
e---0-----5-----------7---|
    E     A    Dbm    B
Play verse once without lyrics


The Mississippi Delta was 
E
shining like a National guitar.
                           A
I am following the river down the
     Dbm
Highway through the cradle of the Civil war
                                        B

Chorus
e--------------|------------------------------|
b--2-2-p0---0--|--0-------0--0----------------|
g--2-2----2-0--|--1--2--1-1--1----------------|
d--2-2------2--|--2--4--2-2--2----------------|
a--0-0------2--|----------2--0----------------|
e-----------0--|----------0--0--0--3--2--0--2-|
pickup: A   Em |  EM         E               B

e--------------|--------------------4-----2---| (play pickup again
b--2-2-p0---0--|--0-------0--0----5-----4-----|  before going back
g--2-2----2-0--|--1--2--1-1--1--4-----4-------|  to the verse)
d--2-2------2--|--2--4--2-2--2----------------|
a--0-0------2--|----------2--0----------------|
e-----------0--|----------0--0----------------|
   A        Em   EM         E               B
I'm going to Graceland. Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee,
I'm going to Gracland.
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
and we are going to Graceland.
My traveling companion is nine years old
He is the child of my first marriage,
But I've reason to believe we both will be received
In Graceland
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amuzik 20 wrote on April 19 2010, 04:24 pm

This seems pretty accurate. The only thing is it's an E to D arpeggio riff instead of E to B at the end of the chorus.

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klane79 14 wrote on April 14 2016, 03:31 pm

the licks are inaccurate, specifically the turnaround lick / run in the chorus which should go E major triad, D major triad then A major

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