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Leaves That Are Green Chords

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About this tab version
As Paul Simon plays it. Chord legend included. Intro and coda included. Link to live video. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Song: Leaves that are green
Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Composer: Paul Simon
Album: Sounds of silence

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
26th Oct 2016

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in the key of E)

Video of live version played in F (Capo at 3rd):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FuZ0YvXEvU
The intro and ending are simpler than the album version,
Paul just plays a D and Dsus2 for the intro, and doesn't
play the coda but just ends on D on '...brown'.

N.B.
Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the website
might automatically suggest and use the typed shapes
shown below:

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
D      = xx0232    Bsus2 = x24422    C/G = 332010
D4     = xx0233    A     = x02220    C   = x32010
Dsus2  = xx0230    A4    = x02230    G   = 320003
D/C#   = x40232    A7    = x02020    C/B = x2x010
Bm     = x24432    Em    = 022000    C/A = x0x010

************************************************************

[Intro]
   D   D4  D  Dsus2 D/C#   Bm    Bsus2 Bm
|  /   /   /     /__/   |  /   /   /   /  |

   A              A7 A A7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
D                    Em           A              D  Dsus2 D
   I was twenty-one years when I  ...wrote this song,
      D                   C/G   C        D   Dsus2 D
I'm twenty-two now, but I won't be for long,
G                A     A4 A
    Time hurries on--------,
           D    C   C/B C/A   G   A             D   Dsus2 D
And the leaves that are---- green----  turn to brown,
D Dsus2 D     D/C#  Bm        Bsus2 Bm   Bsus2 Bm  Bsus2 Bm
          And they wither with the wind,
           A                    A7
And they crumble in your hand!


[Verse 2]
          D         Em             A         D  Dsus2 D
Once my heart was filled with the love of a girl,
    D                      C/G  C        D      Dsus2 D
I held her close, but she faded in the night,
        G               A      A4  A
Like a poem I meant to write---------,
           D    C   C/B C/A   G   A             D   Dsus2 D
And the leaves that are---- green----  turn to brown,
D Dsus2 D     D/C#  Bm        Bsus2 Bm   Bsus2 Bm  Bsus2 Bm
          And they wither with the wind,
           A                    A7
And they crumble in your hand!


[Verse 3]
D               Em   A      D    Dsus2
    I threw a pebble in a brook,
      D                 C/G C    D   Dsus2 D
And watched the ripples run a - way,
           G            A     A4  A
And they never made a sound--------,
           D    C   C/B C/A   G   A             D   Dsus2 D
And the leaves that are---- green----  turn to brown,
D Dsus2 D     D/C#  Bm        Bsus2 Bm   Bsus2 Bm  Bsus2 Bm
          And they wither with the wind,
           A                    A7
And they crumble in your hand!


[Verse 4]
D                Em        A         D
    Hello, hel - lo, hel - lo, hel - lo,
        D                     C/G    C      D   Dsus2 D
Good - bye, good - bye, good - bye, good - bye,
G                   A     A4 A
   That's all there is--------,
          D     C   C/B C/A   G   A
And the leaves that are----  green----...
             D  D4 D  Dsus2 D/C#
...Turn to brown!

   Bm    Bsus2 Bm    A              A7
|  /   /   /   /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / ||
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