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The Dead Waltz Tab

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Radical Face
The Dead Waltz

Chords Used

e |-3-| |-0-| |-2-| |-0-| |-0-| |-3-|
B |-0-| |-2-| |-3-| |-1-| |-0-| |-2-|
G |-0-| |-2-| |-4-| |-0-| |-0-| |-3-|
D |-0-| |-2-| |-4-| |-2-| |-2-| |-0-|
A |-2-| |-0-| |-2-| |-3-| |-2-| |-0-|
E |-3-| |---| |---| |---| |-0-| |---|
   G     A     Bm    C     Em    D

                or

e |-3-| |-5-| |-7-| |-3-| |-7-| |-5-|
B |-3-| |-5-| |-7-| |-5-| |-8-| |-7-|
G |-4-| |-6-| |-7-| |-5-| |-9-| |-7-|
D |-5-| |-7-| |-5-| |-5-| |-9-| |-7-|
A |-5-| |-7-| |-5-| |-3-| |-7-| |-5-|
E |-3-| |-5-| |-7-| |-3-| |-7-| |-5-|
   G     A     Bm    C     Em    D
  
I included the bar chord versions of each chord just in case you prefer playing that way.


Capo 1

ALL NOTES AND CHORDS RELATIVE TO CAPO.

INTRO

Guitar I
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-7----------------------------------|-7----------------------------------|
B|-------8-----7----------------------|-------8-----7----------------------|
G|-------------------7----------------|-------------------7----------------|
D|-------------------------9\----5----|-------------------------9-----11---|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------7-----5----|
B|-------7-----5-----------7-----5----|-------7-----5----------------------|
G|-7-----------------7----------------|-7-----------------7----------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-7----------------------------------|-7----------------------------------|
B|-------8-----7----------------------|-------8-----7----------------------|
G|-------------------7----------------|-------------------7----------------|
D|-------------------------9\----5----|-------------------------9-----11---|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-------7-----5-----------7-----5----|-------7-----5----------------------|
G|-7-----------------7----------------|-7----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------7----------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

INTRO

Guitar 2 (Piano)
   G                                                      A
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-------3-----3-----------3-----3----|-------3-----3-----------0-----0----|
B|-------0-----0-----------0-----0----|-------0-----0-----------2-----2----|
G|-------0-----0-----------0-----0----|-------0-----0-----------2-----2----|
D|-------0-----0-----------0-----0----|-------0-----0-----------2-----2----|
A|-------2-----2-----------2-----2----|-------2-----2-----0----------------|
E|-3-----------------3----------------|-3----------------------------------|

   Bm                                                     A
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-------2-----2-----------2-----2----|-------2-----2----------------------|
B|-------3-----3-----------3-----3----|-------3-----3----------------------|
G|-------4-----4-----------4-----4----|-------4-----4----------------------|
D|-------4-----4-----------4-----4----|-------4-----4----------------------|
A|-2-----------------2----------------|-2-----------------0----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------| x2


VERSE

(Same strumming as Guitar 2 in the intro for about the 1st half of the song)

G
I saw your daughter yesterday
         A           Bm
as I was idle on the porch
    A                 G
she slept-walked from your house down the walkway
                A              Bm 
as though she'd done it all before
        A        G
and the moon was out


Interlude:
A Bm   A G   A Bm   A G


and in her gown beside the riverbed
    A               Bm
she got down on her knees
                     A          G                     
and wrapped her long hair up in vines, and leaves, and branches
             A                Bm
and with the wind beneath her feet
        A
oh, she waltzed with the dead


INTERLUDE

C/G Em D C/G Em

(Piano part)        and everything was….
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  + 
e|-12---------------------------------|
B|-------12---------------------------|
G|-------------12\----9---------------|
D|--------------------------9---------|
A|-------------------------------10---|
E|------------------------------------|

D          C             Em                        G
bathed in light white as milk as the impossible began
        
                             (when changing from Em to G
                               in this verse, do this)
                                    1  +  2  +  3  + 
                                 e|-----------------|
                                 B|-----------------|
                                 G|-----------------|
                                 D|-----------------|
                                 A|-2-----0---------|
                                 E|-------------3---|                     
                                           
                      D       C 
she danced across the water's edge
        Em                G
but her feet, they didn't sink
              D     C    Em    D    G
as though she flew


(optional guitar part. i wanted to include the vocal melody in the guitar
because it sounds cool if you can play it right, but it's not really necessary)

she flew……
   D                                    C
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-2--------2--2--2--3-----0-----2--3-|-3--------3--3--3--3-----0-----3--5/|
B|-3--------3--3--3--2-----2-----3----|-1--------1--1--1--1-----1-----1----|
G|-2--------2--2--2--3-----3-----3----|-0--------0--0--0--0-----0-----0----|
D|-0-----------------0----------------|-2-----------------2----------------|
A|-0----------------------------------|-3-----------------3----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

   Em                                   D                     
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-7--------7--7--7--7-----5\----3/-5-|-5--------5--5--5--5-----5\----3----|
B|-8--------8--8--8--8----------------|-7--------7--7--7--7----------------|
G|-9--------9--9--9--9----------------|-7--------7--7--7--7----------------|
D|-9-----------------9----------------|-7-----------------7----------------|
A|-7-----------------7----------------|-5-----------------5----------------|
E|-7-----------------7----------------|-5-----------------5----------------|
(if you do all the sliding parts with your 1st finger while kind of still
barring lightly it makes it easier)


G (hold for a long time)

piano part
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-7----------------------------------|-7----------------------------------|
B|-------8-----7----------------------|-------8-----7----------------------|
G|-------------------7----------------|-------------------7----------------|
D|-------------------------9\----5----|--------------------------9\---5----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------| x3

and then
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-7----------------------------------|-7----------------------------------|
B|-------8-----7----------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------------------7----------------|------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------9\----5----|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

pause.


Guitar I

   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------7-----7-----------7-----7----|-------6-----6-----------6-----6----|
D|----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-|----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-|
A|-9-----------------9----------------|-9-----------------9----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
                                   
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------4-----4-----------4-----4----|-------2-----2-----------2----------|
D|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5/|
A|-5-----------------5----------------|-5-----------------5-----------5----|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------| x3


Guitar II (piano accompaniment)

   Bm                                   A
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-------------10----9-----7----------|-------------9-----8----------------|
B|-------10----------------------10---|-------10----------------10----10---|
G|----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-|----11----11----11----11----11----11|
D|-9----------------------------------|-11---------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
   G                              
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|-------------7----------------------|-------------------7-----9-----9----|
B|-------8-----------10----8-----8----|-------8-----10---------------------|
G|----11---11-----11----11----11----11|----11----11----11----11----11----11|
D|-9----------------------------------|-9----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------| x2

               
 I ran out in the water          with a lantern in my hand            I was
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------7-----7-----------7-----7----|-------6-----6-----------6-----6----|
D|----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-|----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-|
A|-9-----------------9----------------|-9-----------------9----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

   waste deep and shivering     took her wrist and walked her in
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------4-----4-----------4-----4----|-------2-----2-----------2----------|
D|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5/|
A|-5-----------------5----------------|-5-----------------5-----------5----|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

I was loathe to interrupt her       but i had to get her home             if
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------7-----7-----------7-----7----|-------6-----6-----------6-----6----|
D|----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-|----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-|
A|-9-----------------9----------------|-9-----------------9----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

  people were to see this        they'd gather up, raise hell and burn her alive
   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------4-----4-----------4-----4----|-------2-----2-----------2----------|
D|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5/|
A|-5-----------------5----------------|-5-----------------5-----------5----|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


(bar chords sound good here, but it doesn't matter)

D A G D A G D A G

G         A               G
don't you mind, don't you mind
          A
she'll be fine
      G               A
tie a bell around her ankle
           G            A
before she lays down at night
        G            A
and the sound of her footsteps
     G          A
will wake me in time
          G               A
don't you mind, don't you mind
           G
I'll watch over her
   A                D
as though she were mine

END
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jradf 169 wrote on November 27 2013, 03:12 pm, edited on April 25 2014, 01:18 pm

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tdbucks 15 wrote on January 5 2015, 11:10 am

Great tab.

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