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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]

CAPO:  6

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

[Verse 2]

 Am                          G         
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
 Am                 F        C
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
              Am           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
That split the night
                G        Am
And touched the sound of silence.

[Verse 3]

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

[Verse 4]

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

[Verse 5]

Am                        G
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
Am                         F      C
 And the sign flashed out its warning,
Am                     F     C
In the words that it was forming.
         Am              F
And the sign said, the words of the prophets
        F                    C
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
                      G         Am      
And whispered in the sounds of silence.

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54 comments total. Showing first comments.
+4 reply
rahmer81 10 Sep 19, 2006 06:38 PM

the chords aren't in the same key as the real song, but theyr a lot easier to play.

+6 reply
OASIS-FAN-1989 10 Feb 24, 2008 10:33 AM

They're good enough, enjoy playing this!

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Talflick 496 Mar 21, 2008 08:22 AM

the real song is in Dm... I'm pretty sure.

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