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Capo 1st fret for A Moon Shaped Pool album version (live versions typically have no capo)


[Intro]

   Gm                            Cm                         D/Gb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|  |
B|-----11---11---------11------|--------------------------|----10----10--------10------|  |
G|-----------------------------|----8----8---------8------|----------------------------|  |
D|-------12-----12--------12---|--------------------------|-------12-----12-------12---|  |
A|-10---------------10------10-|------10----10-------10---|-9----------------9-------9-|  |
E|-----------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|----------------------------|  |
                                                                                          |
   Bm                            Bb                         Eb                            |
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|  |
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----8----8----------8-------|  |
G|------7----7----------7------|----7----7---------7------|----------------------------|  |
D|-----------------------------|--------------------------|------8------8---------8----|  |  x2
A|--------9------9---------9---|------8------8--------8---|-6---------------6-------6--|  |
E|--7----------------7-------7-|-6--------------6-------6-|----------------------------|  |
                                                                                          |
   Ab                            Fm                         Bb                            |
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|  |
B|-----------------------------|----9----9---------9------|----------------------------|  |
G|------5----5----------5------|--------------------------|----7----7----------7-------|  |
D|-----------------------------|------10----10-------10---|----------------------------|  |
A|--------6------6---------6---|-8--------------8-------8-|------8------8---------8----|  |
E|--4----------------4-------4-|--------------------------|-6---------------6-------6--|  |

   Gm                            Cm                       
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------| 
B|-----11----11--------11------|----8----8---------8------|
G|--------0------0---------0---|------8------7--------7---|
D|-----------------------------|--------------------------| x2
A|-10---------------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|


[Verse 1] 

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm                    
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|
                    This      dance,                                      this      dance
  
   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Dm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6--------------6-------6-|-5--------------5-------5-|-6--------------6-------6-|-5--------------5-------5-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                    Is like a weapon,                                     is like a weapon

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm                    
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|
                    Of self defense,                                      of self defense

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Dm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6--------------6-------6-|-5--------------5-------5-|-6--------------6-------6-|-5--------------5-------5-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                  Against the present,                                  against the present

   Eb                         Fsus2
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6--------------6-------6-|-8--------------8-------8-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                     Present tense


[Verse 2]

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm                    
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|
                  I won't get heavy,                                      don’t get heavy

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Csus4/B
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6--------------6-------6-|-5--------------5-------5-|-6--------------6-------6-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|-7--------------7-------7-|
                      Keep it light and,                                    keep it moving

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Fsus2
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6--------------6-------6-|-5--------------5-------5-|-6--------------6-------6-|-8--------------8-------8-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                         I am doing,                                             no harm


[Verse 3] 

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm                    
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|
                        As my world,                                          comes crashing down

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Csus4/B
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6--------------6-------6-|-5--------------5-------5-|-6--------------6-------6-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|-7--------------7-------7-|
                      I'll be dancing,                                     freaking out

   Eb                         Fsus2                      Gm                        
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----8-----8--------8------|-----11---11-------11-----|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|--------0----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6--------------6-------6-|-8--------------8-------8-|-10------------10------10-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                        Deaf, dumb,                  and blind


[Chorus 1]

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

   Eb                         C                          Gm                         Gm             F
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----5-----5--------5------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|----3-----3--------3------|----3-----3--------2------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
A|-6--------------6------6--|-3--------------3-------3-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--3-------------3---------|-3--------------1---------|
                                                                                                   In you I'm 
   Bb                         Bb                         Eb                         C                        
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----3-----3--------3------|----3-----3--------3------|----8-----8--------8------|----5-----5--------5------|
G|-------3-----3--------3---|-------3-----3--------3---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-1--------------1---------|-1--------------1---------|-6--------------6------6--|-3--------------3-------3-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Lost,                                      in you I'm lost


[Bridge]

   Gm                            Cm                         D/Gb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| 
B|-----11---11---------11------|--------------------------|----10----10--------10------| 
G|-----------------------------|----8----8---------8------|----------------------------| 
D|-------12-----12--------12---|--------------------------|-------12-----12-------12---| 
A|-10---------------10------10-|------10----10-------10---|-9----------------9-------9-| 
E|-----------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|----------------------------| 
            I won't turn around,      when the penny drops,            I won't stop now
                                                                                        
   Bm                            Bb                         Eb                           
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| 
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----8----8----------8-------| 
G|------7----7----------7------|----7----7---------7------|----------------------------| 
D|-----------------------------|--------------------------|------8------8---------8----|
A|--------9------9---------9---|------8------8--------8---|-6---------------6-------6--| 
E|--7----------------7-------7-|-6--------------6-------6-|----------------------------| 
              I won't slack off,          or all this love,             will be in vain
                                                                                      
   Ab                            Fm                         Bb                            
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|  
B|-----------------------------|----9----9---------9------|----------------------------| 
G|------5----5----------5------|--------------------------|----7----7----------7-------| 
D|-----------------------------|------10----10-------10---|----------------------------| 
A|--------6------6---------6---|-8--------------8-------8-|------8------8---------8----| 
E|--4----------------4-------4-|--------------------------|-6---------------6-------6--| 


   Gm                            Cm                         D/Gb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| 
B|-----11---11---------11------|--------------------------|----10----10--------10------| 
G|-----------------------------|----8----8---------8------|----------------------------| 
D|-------12-----12--------12---|--------------------------|-------12-----12-------12---| 
A|-10---------------10------10-|------10----10-------10---|-9----------------9-------9-| 
E|-----------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|----------------------------| 
              Stop from falling,               down a mine,      it's no one's business
                                                                                        
   Bm                            Bb                         Eb                           
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| 
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----8----8----------8-------| 
G|------7----7----------7------|----7----7---------7------|----------------------------| 
D|-----------------------------|--------------------------|------8------8---------8----|
A|--------9------9---------9---|------8------8--------8---|-6---------------6-------6--| 
E|--7----------------7-------7-|-6--------------6-------6-|----------------------------| 
                      But mine,         that all this love,            could be in vain
                                                                                       
   Ab                            Fm                         Bb                            
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|  
B|-----------------------------|----9----9---------9------|----------------------------| 
G|------5----5----------5------|--------------------------|----7----7----------7-------| 
D|-----------------------------|------10----10-------10---|----------------------------| 
A|--------6------6---------6---|-8--------------8-------8-|------8------8---------8----| 
E|--4----------------4-------4-|--------------------------|-6---------------6-------6--| 


[Chorus 2]

   Eb                         C                          Gm                         Gm             F
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----5-----5--------5------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|----3-----3--------3------|----3-----3--------2------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
A|-6--------------6------6--|-3--------------3-------3-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|-3--------------3---------|-3--------------1---------|
                                                                                                   In you I'm 
   Bb                         Bb                         Eb                         C                        
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----3-----3--------3------|----3-----3--------3------|----8-----8--------8------|----5-----5--------5------|
G|-------3-----3--------3---|-------3-----3--------3---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-1--------------1---------|-1--------------1---------|-6--------------6------6--|-3--------------3-------3-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Lost,                                      in you I'm lost

   Eb                         C                          Gm                         Gm             F
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----5-----5--------5------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|----3-----3--------3------|----3-----3--------2------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
A|-6--------------6------6--|-3--------------3-------3-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|-3--------------3---------|-3--------------1---------|
                                                                                                   In you I'm 
   Bb                         Bb                         Eb                         C                        
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----3-----3--------3------|----3-----3--------3------|----8-----8--------8------|----5-----5--------5------|
G|-------3-----3--------3---|-------3-----3--------3---|-------0-----0--------0---|-------0-----0--------0---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-1--------------1---------|-1--------------1---------|-6--------------6------6--|-3--------------3-------3-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Lost,                                      in you I'm lost


[Outro]

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm                    
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm                    
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|-----11---11------11------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|--------0----0--------0---|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|-10------------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8--------------8-------8-|

   Gm                        
e|--------------------------| 
B|-11-----------------------|
G|--0-----------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-10-----------------------|
E|--------------------------|


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gpeddino 284 Jun 04, 2016 08:41 PM

Excellent tab. One important thing, though: the capo on the first fret is only valid for the album version. The live versions (even the recent ones with the full band) are played half step lower.

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mperryman22 10 Jun 19, 2016 02:14 PM, edited at 06:17 pm

this is really good, but the picking pattern is just a little off. It goes (notes of strings): A,B,D,B,D,A,B,D. And it's that same pattern for when it goes to the E string as well

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alvixlemos 10 Jul 08, 2016 01:48 PM

Hi!Thanks for sharing such a great job. Just one thing: doesn't he sing "This Dance" at the beggining of the song? It goes better with the spirit of the whole idea, and the change in the rhythm for the studio version, to a more "bossa nova" thing. Just that, thank again!!

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