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Slip Sliding Away Chords

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#-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------#
# This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
# song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------#
Slip Sliding Away chords
Paul Simon 

Capo I

G Em 2x

G                                Em
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
             G                D           C             D        G
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

                   Em                       G
Whoah and I know a man, he came from my hometown
            C               D            C          C7
He wore his passion for his woman like a thorny crown
          G                Em
He said Dolores, I live in fear
            G          D              C          D           G
My love for you so overpowering, I'm afraid that I will disappear

              G                  Em
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
             G                D           C             D        G
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

          Em                   G
I know a woman, (who) became a wife
              C              D          C            C7
These are the very words she uses to describe her life
           G                     Em
She said a good day ain't got no rain
           G                 D
She said a bad day is when I lie in the bed
      C        D                      G
And I think of things that might have been

              G                  Em
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
             G                D           C             D        G    (F C G)
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

             Em               G
And I know a father who had a son
             C                D               C               C7
He longed to tell him all the reasons for the things he’d done
          G                  Em
He came a long way just to explain
              G             D
He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
        C                    D            G
Then he turned around and he headed home again

              G                  Em
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
             G                D           C             D        G   (F C G)
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

               Em                   G
Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
    C               D                C         C7
The information s unavailable to the mortal man
                G                 Em
Were workin our jobs, collect our pay
             G                D                C              D        G
Believe were gliding down the highway, when in fact were slip sliding away

              G                  Em
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
             G                D           C             D        G
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away 2x

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Mithster18 wrote on February 1 2013, 05:27 am

Gude as tab, but for the long sections of G, I find it cool if you alternate between G and [ 3 0 2 0 1 3]. And after one of the chorus' I think the woman/wife one there's a break of F, C then back to G.

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ChapelHeel66 wrote on March 9 2014, 10:32 am

Looks like a copy and paste of banapaulo's tab, except this poster

1. added the chords to the later lyrics (helpful),

2. didn't notice that banapaulo later amended his tab to add the little F/C/G transition (i.e., he didn't steal well enough); and

2. most importantly, this tab forgets to mention Capo 1 and therefore doesn't sound right.

So how does this tab get more than twice as many good ratings as banapaulo's Version 2?

And this is by no means "Intermediate."

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GuitarWolfLord wrote on May 6 2014, 02:12 am

Chapel totally agree.

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