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Paul Simon
                              Sound Of Silence
             
Capo on 4th fret for old friends, 3rd for some other live performances and 2nd for ground zero performance.


[Intro]

    Asus2                                 
e|---0---0---0---0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-------2-------|--------%--------|--------%--------|--------%--------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


     Am               G
e|--------------0--|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------1-----|-----------------|-----0-------0---|-----------------|
G|--------2--------|-----------------|---0-------0-----|-----------------|
D|-----2-----------|-----------2-2---|-0-------------0-|--------0-----0--|
A|--0--------------|-0-0-0h3-3-------|-----------------|-----0h2--0h2----|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-------3-3-------|-3-3-------------|


    Am                                  F       C
e|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------------|
B|-------1-----1---|----------------1|-----------------|--1-------1------|
G|-----2-----2---2-|--------------0--|-2----0-----2----|----0---0--------|
D|---2-----2-------|--------0h2-2----|-3----0-----0----|------2----------|
A|-0---------------|0-0h3-3----------|---------3-------|------------3----|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


     C                 F                      C
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0-----|-----------------|
B|--------------1--|-------------0---|---------1----1--|------------1----|
G|------------0----|--2----------0---|-2-0---0-0----0--|----------0------|
D|------0h2-2------|--3--------------|-3-0-2-2---------|----0h2-2--------|
A|--3-3------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|--3--------------|
E|-----------------|------1----------|-----------------|-----------------|


    F                           G       C                 Am
e|-----------------|-----------------|---0---------3---|-----------------|
B|--------------0--|-0h1-1-1-1-0-----|-1---1-----1-----|-------1-----1---|
G|-2---------2--0--|-0h2-2-2-2-0-2-0-|---0---0---------|-----2-----2-----|
D|-3---------3-----|-------------3-0-|-----------------|---2-------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-----2-|-0-------0-----2-|
E|----1-1-1--------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


    C       G                           Asus2             Am
e|-----------------|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-|-----------------|
B|-------1-0-----0-|-----------------|-----0-------0---|-------1---------|
G|-----0-------0---|---[12]----------|-2-------2-------|-----2---2--2-0--|
D|---2-------0-----|---[12]----------|-----------------|---2-------------|
A|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
E|---------3-------|-----------3-----|-----------------|-----------------|


[Verses]


"Hello darkness my old ..."

    G                                   Asus2
e|-----------------|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-|---0-----------0-|
B|-------0-----0---|-------0---------|-----0-------0---|-----0-------1---|
G|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-2-------2-------|-2---------0-----|
D|---0-----0-----0-|---0-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------3-------|
E|-3---------------|-3------------3--|-----------------|-----------------|

  friend                I've come  .. again              because .. softly


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

                 creeping              ...  its seeds .. sleeping


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

                                 And . vision       . .  planted  in my


    C                         Am         C                G
e|-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----1-----------|-----1---------1-|----------1------|-------0-0---0---|
G|---0-----0-------|---0---------2---|--------0--------|-----0-----0-----|
D|-------------3-0-|-----------2-----|------2----------|---0-------------|
A|-3---------3-----|-3-----2-0-------|--0h3------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-----3-|

    brain        . remains                    within the sound           of


    Asus2            (Am)               G
e|---0---0---0---0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-0-0-0-1-0-0--0-1|0-00-0-1-0-0--0-0|
G|-2-------2-------|-----------------|-0---0-0-0--0-0-0|0-00-0-0-0--0-0-0|
D|-----------------|-2---------------|-0---0-2-0----0-2|0-00-0-2-0----0-0|
A|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3---3-3-3----3-3|3-33-3-3-3----3-3|

  silence               In restless .. alone                 Narrow . cobble


   Am                         C          F               C
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|------1--------1-|------1----------|----1-------1---1|
G|--2--------------|------2------0---|----2------------|----0---0---0---0|
D|--------0-2-2p0--|---2-------2-----|--3------3-------|--2-------2------|
A|0---0h3---------3|-0-------3-------|-----------------|3-------------3--|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  stone                  'neath the halo   ..    street lamp


    C                  F                C
e|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|---------0-------|
B|-----1-------1---|---------1-------|-----1-----1-----|-------1---------|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0h2---------|---0---------0---|-----0-----0---0-|
D|---2---2---2---2-|--3--------------|---------2-----2-|---2---------2---|
A|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

     I turned  ..     cold     and the damp                          When my


    F                                  C                          Am
e|---------1-------|-----------------|--0--------------|-----------------|
B|-------1---1---0-|-1---1-1-0-------|----1------------|-----1-------1---|
G|-----2-------2-0-|-2---2-2-0-2---2-|------0---0------|---0---------2---|
D|-3-----------3---|-----------3-3---|------------2h3-0|-----------2-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|3-------3--------|-3-----2-0-----2-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   eyes  ..    by .  flash .  neon    light     . split . night


     C                                  Asus2
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-----------|
B|-----------------|-------0-----0---|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0-------0---|
G|--------0--------|-----0-----0-----|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2---2---2---2---|
D|-----2-----------|---0-------------|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-------------2-|
A|--3--------------|-----------------|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0---0---0-----|
E|-----------------|-3-------3-----3-|-----------------|-----------------|

           And ...  sound           of silence     ..      in the naked . I


    G                                   Asus2             Am      C
e|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|-------0---------|
B|-----0-1-0---1-0-|-------0-----0---|-----0-------0---|-----1--------1--|
G|-----0-0-0---2-0-|-----0-----0-----|---2-------2---2-|---2-------0-----|
D|---0-0-2-0-------|---0-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-0-------3-------|
E|-3---------3-----|-3-------3-----3-|-----------------|-----------------|

   saw                  . thousand ..  more                 People .. with-


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

   -out        speaking                     People . without        listen-


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

  -ing                        People .. songs          . voices      never


    C                         Am         C                G
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----1-----------|-------------1---|-----------------|-------0-----0---|
G|---0-----0-------|-------------2---|-------0---------|-----0-----0---0-|
D|-------2-----3-0-|---2-------2---2-|----2------------|---0-------------|
A|-3---3-----3-----|-3---3-2-0-------|--3--------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|

  shared       noone  dared                  disturb the sound           of


    Am6                                 G
e|---------0-3-2---|---0-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-------0-------3-|--s5-------------|-----0-1-0---0-1-|-0---0-1--0--0---|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----4-----------|-----------------|---0-0-2-0---0-2-|-0---0-2--0--0---|
A|-0-3-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------3-----|---3-------------|

   silence                Fools said .. know                 silence   ...


    Am                                   F                C
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----1-------1---|-------1---------|-----1-----1-----|
G|-----------------|-----2-------0---|-------2---------|-----0-0---0-----|
D|-------0--2-2p0--|---2---2---2---2-|----3------------|---2-----------2-|
A|-0-0h3----------3|-0-------3-------|-----------------|-3-------3---3---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|--1--------------|-----------------|

   grows                  Hear ..           might teach you


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

       Take my  ..      might reach .. you                            But my


    F                                  C                          Am
e|-----------------|---1-1-0---------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----1-------1---|-----------3-1-0-|----1-----1------|-----1---------1-|
G|-----2-0-----2---|-2-2-2-0---------|----0-0-----0h2-0|---0---------2---|
D|---3-------3---3-|-3---------3-2-0-|--2-------2-0h3-0|-----------2-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|3-------3--------|-3-----2-0-------|
E|-1-------1-------|-1---------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   words        like silent        .. fell


    C                 G                 Asus2
e|----------0------|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-|-----------------|
B|-------1-----3--1|-0-----0---------|-----0-------0---|-----------------|
G|-----0----0--0--0|-0---0-----------|-2-------2-------|-----------------|
D|---2-------------|---0---------0---|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-3--------3--2--0|-----------------|-----------------|--0--------------|
E|-----------------|-3-------3-----3-|-----------------|-----------------|

  and echoed                 in the .. silence                And the people


    G                                  Am                         C
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0-1-0-----1-|-------0---------|--1p0------------|-------1-------1-|
G|---0-------------|-----0-------0---|------2p0--------|-----2-------0---|
D|-------2-0---0-2-|-0---------------|----------2-2p0--|---2-------2-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|0---------------3|-0-------3-------|
E|-3---------3-----|---3-----3-----3-|-----------------|-----------------|

.. prayed                .. neon   .. made                ..     flashed out


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

      its        warning                ..  words that it     was   form -


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

  -ing                            ...   words . prophets written . subway


    C                         Am        C                 G
e|-------0---------|-----------------|---------0-------|-----------3-----|
B|-----1-----------|-----1---------1-|-------1---------|-------0---------|
G|---0-----0---2-0-|---0---------2---|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----------|
D|-------------3-0-|-----------2-----|---2-----------2-|---0-------------|
A|-3---------3-----|-3-----2-0-------|-3-----------3---|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|

 walls     ..  tene . halls       and whispered     ..   sound          of


    Asus2
e|---0---0---0---0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-------2-------|--------%--------|--------%--------|--------%--------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  silence


    Am6                Asus2
e|---------0-3-2---|----------0------|
B|-------0-------3-|--------0--------|
G|-----------------|------2----------|
D|-----4-----------|----2------------|
A|-0-3-------------|--0--------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|


Lyrics:


[Verse 1]

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain,
Still remains, within the sound of silence.


[Verse 2]

In restless dreams I walked alone,
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and the damp,
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light,
That split the night,
And touched the sound of silence.


[Verse 3]

And in the naked light I saw,
Ten thousand people, maybe more,
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs, that voices never shared.
And no-one dared,
Disturb the sound of silence.


[Verse 4]

"Fools" said I, "you do not know,
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach out to you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed, in the wells of silence.


[Verse 5]

And the people bowed and prayed,
To the neon god they'd made.
And the sign flashed its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls,
And the tenement halls.
And whispered in the sound of silence.



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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| s  slide

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tangens 168 Sep 18, 2011 12:48 AM

Loving it! Finally I found what i wanted!
Thanks you very much!

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tangens 168 Sep 18, 2011 12:54 AM

Love the Tab!
I saw Paul Simon on the ground zero perfomance. Then he had the Capo on 2.
I think that sounds better!
So maybe you should change that!

Thank you

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tangens 168 Sep 18, 2011 01:02 AM

.....but if you watch Simon and Garfunkel in Madison Square Garden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-JQ1q-13Ek&feature=related)
then its capon on 4. So it depends on how you sing! :-)

Thanks again!

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