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April Come She Will Tab

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                              April Come She Will – Simon and Garfunkel

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Album: Sounds of Silence (1966)
Written by Paul Simon (based on a nursery rhyme called The Cuckoo)
Tuning: standard but a little sharp of concert pitch (~A445)
Capo on 1
Key of G# (G relative to capo)

Tab by Robert Saunders


NOTES:

I use my thumb to play alternating bass notes for most of the song but others may prefer to play the 3rd
string with their first finger. I think this tab is fairly accurate and includes most of the variations 
that Paul Simon used in the recording. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve 
it. And please give it a rating. These tabs take a long time to make so feedback is appreciated.

At the beginning of the intro the timing is a bit tricky, so below the first two bars I’ve marked T for 
where I use my thumb and * for each half beat. Some people may prefer to always play the 3rd string with 
their first finger. 


[CHORDS]

G/D      XX0787
D        XX0775
G        320003
C/G      3X2010
Am       X02210
Asus2/G  302200
Fmaj7    102210
Em       022000
C/G      332010
Dadd11/A 55403X
D        XX0232

[Intro]


   G/D                              G/D
E|-7---------------0--------------|-7---------------0--------------|
B|-------8-----------------8------|-------8------------------------|
G|-----------7---------7-------7--|-----7-----7---------7-------7--|
D|-0-----0-----0---0-------0------|-0-------0---0---0-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   T     T     T   T   T   T   T    T   T   T   T   T   T   T   T
   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *


   G/D                              D
E|-7---------------0--------------|-5--------------|
B|-------8-----------------8------|-------7--------|
G|-----7-----7---------7-------7--|-----7-----0----|
D|-0-------0---0---0-------0------|-0-------0---0--|
A|--------------------------------|----------------|
e|--------------------------------|----------------|

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

[Verse]


   G               C/G     G        G               C/G     G
E|-------3---------3--------------|-------3------------------------|
B|-----------0----h1-------0------|-----------------1-------0------|
G|---------------------0-------0--|-----------0---------0-------0--|
D|-----0-------0---2-------0------|-----0-------0---2-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|-3-------3----------------------|-3-------3----------------------|
   A................................pril


   G               C/G     G        Am              Asus2/G
E|-----3--------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------1-------0------|-1---------1-----0---------0----|
G|-----------0---------0----------|-------2---------------0--------|
D|-----0-------0---2-------0------|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|
A|--------------------------------|-0-------0----------------------|
e|-3-------3----------------------|-----------------3-------3------|
  come she will                       When streams are ripe     and


   Fmaj7           Em               Em
E|--------------------------------|-0--------------|
B|-1---------1-----0---------0----|-------0--------|
G|-------2---------------0--------|-----------0----|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|-----2-------2--|
A|--------------------------------|----------------|
e|-1-------1-------0-------0------|-0-------0------|
   swelled   with  rain


   C               Dadd11/A         G               Em               Em
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|-0--------------|
B|-1---------1-----3---------3----|-----------------------0--------|-------0--------|
G|-------0---------------0-------0|-------0-------------------0----|-----------0----|
D|-----2-------2-------4-------4--|-----0---------------2-------2--|-----2-------2--|
A|-3---------------5--------------|--------------------------------|----------------|
e|---------3---------------5------|-3-------3---2---0-------0------|-0-------0------|
   May                   she will          stay


   Am              Em               Am              Em               Em
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|-0--------------|
B|-1---------1-----0---------0----|-------1---------------0--------|-------0--------|
G|-------2---------------0--------|-2---------2---------------0----|----------------|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|-----2----------|
A|-0-------0----------------------|-0-------0----------------------|----------------|
e|-----------------0-------0------|-----------------0-------0------|-0-------0---2--|
         Resting   in        my     arms           again


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

[Verse 2]

Basically the same as verse one.

[Verse 3]

   G               C/G     G        G               C/G     G
E|-------3------------------------|-------3------------------------|
B|-----------0-----1-------0------|-----------------1-------0------|
G|---------------------0-------0--|-----------0---------0-------0--|
D|-----0-------0---2-------0------|-----0-------0---2-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|-3-------3----------------------|-3-------3----------------------|
   Au...............................gust                    die she


   G               C/G     G        Am              Asus2/G
E|-----3--------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------1-------0------|-1---------1-----0---------0----|
G|-----------0---------0-------0--|-------2---------------2-------2|
D|-----0-------0---2-------0------|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|
A|--------------------------------|-0-------0----------------------|
e|-3-------3----------------------|-----------------3-------3------|
   must                                 The autumn  winds      grow


   Fmaj7           Em               Em
E|--------------------------------|-0--------------|
B|---1-------1-----0---------0----|-----------0----|
G|-------2---------------0--------|-------0--------|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|-----2-------2--|
A|--------------------------------|----------------|
e|-1-------1-------0-------0------|-0-------0------|
   chilly     and  cold


   C               D                G               Em               Em
E|-----------------2---------2----|-3---------2-----0--------------|-0--------------|
B|-1---------1-----------3--------|-------0-------------------0----|-----------0----|
G|-------0-------------2-------2--|-----------------------0--------|-------0--------|
D|-----2-------2---0-------0------|-----0-------0-------2-------2--|-----2-------2--|
A|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|----------------|
e|---------3----------------------|-3-------3-------0-------0------|-0-------0------|
Septem.............ber   I’ll re....m.......em......ber


   Am              Em               D
E|--------------------------------|-2---------------2--------------|
B|-1---------1-----0---------0----|-------3-----------------3------|
G|-------2---------------0--------|-----2-------2-------2-------0--|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|-0-------0-------0-------0------|
A|-0-------0----------------------|--------------------------------|
e|-----------------0-------0------|--------------------------------|
 A love     once   new       has    now                     grown


   G/D                              G/D
E|-7---------------0--------------|-7---------------0--------------|
B|-------8-----------------8------|-------8------------------------|
G|-----------7---------7-------7--|-----7-----7---------7-------7--|
D|-0---0---0---0---0-------0------|-0-------0---0---0-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   old


   G/D                              D
E|-7---------------0--------------|-5------------------------------|
B|-------8-----------------8------|-------7---------8--------------|
G|-----7-----7---------7-------7--|-----7-----0--------------------|
D|-0-------0---0---0-------0------|-0-------0---0------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



[lyrics and chords]


G/D      G/D       G/D       D       G   C/G  G        G   C/G  G


G     C/G   G    G       C/G   G    G              C/G   G
A................pril,              come she will

Am                 Asus2/G   Fmaj7        Em
  When streams are ripe and  swelled with rain

C   Dadd11/A    G      Em
Ma..y, she will  stay

Am        Em    Am     Em     G   C/G  G      G   C/G  G
  Resting in my arms again



G   C/G  G     G    C/G      G          G     C/G   G
Ju.............ne,    she'll change her tune

Am            Asus2/G     Fmaj7     Em
  In restless walks she'l prowl the night

  C   Dadd11/A    G   Em
Jul...y, she will  fly

Am             Em      Am     Em     G   C/G  G      G   C/G  G
  And leave no warning of her flight



G   C/G   G    G     C/G  G       G     C/G   G
Au.............gust,      die she must

Am           Asus2/G    Fmaj7      Em
  The autumn winds blow chilly and cold

   C  D           G  Em
September, I'll remember

Am            Em      D         G/D     G/D     G/D     D
  A love once new has now grown old


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