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Bookends Theme Tab

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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
~From: sbowman@dewey (BOWMAN)

Here is an unrequested posting of Bookends Theme by Simon and Garfunkel.
It is easy to play and very pretty.  It is taken from the album Bookends
and is in 3:4 time, although sometimes the time signature changes.  If you
listen to the original, the one that opens the album is capoed much lower,
possibly open even.  This is the version that follows the song 'Old
Friends'.  Enjoy.


4-----0--1--|-----0--1--|-----0--1--|-----0--1--|--0--------|
C--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|-----1-----|
A-----0--2--|-----0--2--|-----0--2--|-----0--2--|--0-----0--|
P--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|-----2-----|
O-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------3--|
4-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

4-----0-----|-----------|-----------------|--0--------|-----------|
C--1-----1--|--3--1-----|-----1-----3--1--|-----1-----|--1--------|
A-----0-----|--------2--|-----------------|--0-----0--|-----------|
P--2-----2--|--3--3-----|--3-----3--------|-----2-----|--2--------|
O-----------|--------3--|-----------------|--------3--|-----------|
4-----------|-----------|-----------------|-----------|-----------|

4-----0--1--|-----0--1--|-----0--1--|-----0--1--|--0--------|
C--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|-----1-----|
A-----0--2--|-----0--2--|-----0--2--|-----0--2--|--0-----0--|
P--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|--3--------|-----2-----|
O-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------3--|
4-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

4-----0-----|-----------|-----------------|--0--------|-----------|
C--1-----1--|--3--1-----|-----1-----3--1--|-----1-----|--------1--|
A-----0-----|--------2--|-----------------|--0--------|-----0-----|
P--2-----2--|--3--3-----|--3-----3--------|-----2-----|--2-----2--|
O-----------|--------3--|-----------------|-----------|-----3-----|
4-----------|-----------|-----------------|-----------|--3--------|

Repeat for verses...

Time it was and what a time it was it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences.
Long ago it must be, I have a photograph.
Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you...

Begin again with new fourth measure...

4-----0-h1-p0-----|
C--3-----------3--|
A-----0-h2-p0-----|
P--3-----------3--|
O-----------------|
4-----------------|

Play to end...

Sam Bowman
New Mexico State University
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Vienna1125 wrote on July 21 2011, 01:00 pm

really pretty, good job! :)

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atholder wrote on December 15 2011, 01:34 pm

I think the Capo goes on the 3rd fret.

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Eleaners wrote on April 29 2014, 06:09 pm

I'm pretty sure it's actually capo 4...

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