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The Sound Of Silence bass

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  • This song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot in 1966.
  • From the 1964 studio recording. Can be paired with... Show more
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This song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot in 1966. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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  [Verse]
      Hello        friend                         a  gain
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D|1---------------|----------------|----------------|1---------------|
A|----------------|4---------------|4---------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

    Be    vision   creep   ing          left    I    sleep   ing
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D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|2---------------|----------------|2---------------|
E|2---------------|--------2-------|2---------------|--------2-------|

      And vision     that           in      brain      still      
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D|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------1-------|
A|--------2-------|2---------------|2---------------|----------------|
E|2---------------|----------------|--------2-------|----------------|

            within Sound         of Silence
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D|----------------|----------------|1---------------|
A|----------------|4-------------1-|----------------|
E|--------2-------|----------------|----------------|

  [Verse]
    In    dreams   lone                 narrow   cob stone
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D|1---------------|----------------|----------------|1-----1-1-----1-|
A|------------1---|4-----4-4-----4-|4-----4-4-----4-|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

      neath   of   street             I     collar   cold  damp
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D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|2-----2---------|----------------|2-----2---------|
E|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|
      
      When    were     by  flash    neon    light    that    night
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A|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|
E|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|

            and    Sound         of Silence   
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D|1-----1---------|----------------|1---------------|
A|----------------|4-------------1-|----------------|
E|--------2-----2-|----------------|----------------|

  [Verse]
    And   naked I  saw                ten   people   more  
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A|--------1---1---|4-----4-4-----4-|4-----4-4-----4-|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

      People  with speak-ing            people  with lis-tening    
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A|----------------|2-----2---------|----------------|2-----2---------|
E|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|
      
      People             that       never   share    and no  dare
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A|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|--------|
E|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2-|

            dis    Sound         of Silence   
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D|1-----1---------|----------------|1---------------|
A|----------------|4-------------1-|----------------|
E|--------2-----2-|----------------|----------------|

  [Verse]
      Fools   do   know                 silence can  grows
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D|1---1-----------|----------------|----------------|1-----1-1-----1-|
A|--------1---1---|4-----4-4-----4-|4-----4-4-----4-|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

      Hear    I    teach you            take    I    reach you
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A|----------------|2-----2---------|----------------|2-----2---------|
E|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|
      
      But words        like  lent   rain    fell                            and
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A|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|--------|
E|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2-|

  echoed    and    wells         of Silence   
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D|1-----1---------|----------------|1---------------|
A|----------------|4-------------1-|----------------|
E|--------2-----2-|----------------|----------------|

 [Verse]
      And     bow  prayed               to  neon     made
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D|1---1-----------|----------------|----------------|1-----1-1-----1-|
A|--------1---1---|4-----4-4-----4-|4-----4-4-----4-|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

      and sign     warn -ing            In  words    form -ing    
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A|----------------|2-----2---------|----------------|2-----2---------|
E|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2-2-----2-|--------2-----2-|
      
      And signs    words   prophets written subway   walls    and          
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A|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|
E|2-----2---------|2-----2---------|--------2-----2-|--------2-----2-|

  halls         an whisper     in   Sounds        of Silence
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D|1---------------|----------------|----------------|1---------------|
A|----------------|----------------|4-------------1-|----------------|
E|----------------|2-----2-2-------|----------------|----------------|
                                    Slow 
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