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  • It's a Fingerstyle Arrangement in Em (Capo 2nd Fret).
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The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

The end of the song contains the same solo as the end of the first verse.



Chord voicings:

 "C"       "F"       "Bb"     "Csus"
EADGBe    EADGBe    EADGBe    EADGBe
------    ------    ------    ------
X32010    xx3231    xx3331    x33211



[Verse 1]

e|-----5-----5-|-----5-----5-|-----5-----5-|-----5-----5-|-----3-----3---|
B|--------5----|--------5----|--------5----|--------5----|--------3------|
G|--7----------|--7----------|--7----------|--7----------|--5------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
                                        Hello darkness my old    friend,

e|-----3-----3-|-----3-----3-|-----3-----3-|-----5-----5-|-----5-----5---|
B|--4-----3----|--------3----|--4-----3----|--------5----|--7-----5------|
G|-------------|--5----------|-------------|--7----------|---------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
        I've   come   to   talk  with you a-      gain

e|-----5-----5-|-----5-----5-|-----6-----6-|-----5-----5-|--6--5-----5---|
B|--------5----|--7-----5----|--------6----|--------6----|--------6------|
G|--7----------|-------------|--7----------|--5----------|---------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
        Because  a  vision  soft-  ly    creep-   ing ---           left it's

e|-----5-----5-|-----6-----6-|-----5-----5-|--6--5-----5-|-----5-----5---|
B|--------6----|--------6----|--------6----|--------6----|--------6------|
G|--5----------|--7----------|--5----------|-------------|--5------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
     seeds while I  was  sleep-   ing                                  And the

e|-----6-----6-|-----6-----6-|----10----10-|-----6-----6-|-----5-----5---|
B|--------6----|-------------|-------11----|--------6----|--------6------|
G|--7----------|--8-----7----|-10----------|--7----------|--5------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
     vision ---     that was      planted          in   my       brain

e|--6--5-----5-|-----5-----5-|-----5-----5-|-----3-----3-|-----3-----3---|
B|--------6----|--------5----|--6-----5----|--------3----|--4-----3------|
G|-------------|--7----------|-------------|--5----------|---------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
        still re-   mains --      within the      sounds          of

e|-----5-----5-|-----5-----5-|--5-------------------------------------------|
B|--------5----|--6-----5----|--6-------------------------------------------|
G|--7----------|-------------|--7-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------|-------------|--0-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------|-------------|----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------|-------------|----------------------------------------------|
     silence -----


Remaining verses strummed:

[Verse 2]

                             C
In restless dreams I walked alone,
                        F
narrow streets of cobblestone
                   Bb      Csus
'neath the halo of a streetlamp
                          Bb       Csus
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
        Bb                                       Csus
when my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
           F                          C         F
split the night...   and touched the sound of silence


[Verse 3]

And in the naked light I saw
ten thousand people maybe more
people talking without speaking
people hearing without listening
people writing songs that voices never share
noone dare, disturb the sound of silence

 
[Verse 4]

Fools said I you do not know,
silence like a cancer grows,
hear my words that I might teach you
take my arms that I might reach you
but my words, like silent raindrops fell...
and echoed the will of silence


[Verse 5]

And the people bowed and prayed,
to the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
in the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls
and whisper the sounds of silence."

            
            
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greendaycool (: 71 Sep 01, 2006 03:53 PM

this is an OK tab but the thing is a half step too low so whatever. also, the part where he says: 'In restless dreams i walked alone' and it changes, i think the second chord after C is a Dm, instead of the F that u have written. otherwise its pretty Ok

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greendaycool (: 71 Sep 01, 2006 03:58 PM

o BTW, Dm is EADGBe
xx0231

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AfroThunder242 10 Sep 25, 2006 03:23 PM

No this is the right tabbing, he just forgot to mention there's a capo on the first fret.

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