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The Sound Of Silence chords

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  • It's a Fingerstyle Arrangement in Em (Capo 2nd Fret).
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[Verse 1]

Am                        G
Hello darkness, my old friend,
                           Am
I've come to talk with you again,
          C          F       C
Because a vision softly creeping,
                        F       C
Left it's seeds while I was sleeping,
           F                            C
And the vision that was planted in my brain
         Am
Still remains
    C        G        Am
Within the sound of silence.


[Verse 2]

Am                          G
In restless dreams I walked alone,
                           Am
Narrow streets of cobble stone.
          C          F       C
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
                           F         C
I turned my collar to the cold and damp,
           F                            C
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
               Am
That split the night
         C        G        Am
And touched the sounds of silence.


[Verse 3]

Am                        G
And in the naked light I saw
                           Am
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
          C          F       C
People talking without speaking,
               F         C
People hearing without listening,
           F                            C
People writing songs that voices never shared,
               Am
And no one dared
     C        G        Am
Disturb the sounds of silence.


[Verse 4]

Am                            G
"Fools!" said I, "you do not know,
                         Am
Silence like a cancer grows.
          C          F       C
Hear my words that I might teach you,
                  F          C
Take my arms that I might reach you."
        F                            C
But my words like silent raindrops fell 
     C             G        Am
And echoed in the wells of silence.


[Verse 5]

Am                            G
And the people bowed and prayed
                         Am
To the neon gods they made.
          C          F       C
And the sign flashed out its warning,
                  F          C
In the words that it was forming,
                           F                       Am                     C
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
              C
And tenement halls."
                       G        Am
And whispered in the sounds of silence.
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Who66 1,186 Mar 28, 2008 11:52 PM

fairly ironic seeing as how this is the correct basis of the song, minus a walk down or two. just capo 6. do listen before judging.

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kykky 10 Mar 08, 2009 05:40 AM

capo on 5! like simon and garfunkel

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Ril3y 21 Jan 05, 2017 01:23 PM

Everyone calm the f*ck down. The chords are indeed correct, they're just in a different key. Maybe this was an easier key for the writer to sing in. Gives you options. I'm giving it 5 stars. Don't be an ass, have and open mind.

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