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                             Death With Dignity - Sufjan Stevens
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Tabbed by: Wesski

I did my best to line all the lyrics up with the picking properly, however some don't line up perfectly simply
due to how many characters are in each word.
Tuning: Standard

Capo 7th fret (chords relative to capo)


[Intro]
  
  A                                D
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B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  C#m                              Bm              A
e|4-------4-------4-------4-------|2-------2-------0--------0-------|
B|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----6-------6-------6-------6---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  D                                Bm              A
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  D
e|2-------2-------2---------------|
B|--3---3---3---3-----------------|
G|----2-------2-------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


[Verse 1]
(same as intro)

  Spirit of my silence    I can    hear    you,      but I'm afraid to be near
  A                                D
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B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

          you.         And I don't know            where    to begin
  C#m                              Bm              A
e|4-------4-------4-------4-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----6-------6-------6-------6---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                       And I don't know            where     to begin
  D                                Bm              A
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

           
  D
e|2-------2-------2---------------|
B|--3---3---3---3-----------------|
G|----2-------2-------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

 somewhere in the desert there's a for  -  est         and an acre before
  A                                D
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B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
  us.                  but I don't know             where    to begin
  C#m                              Bm               A
e|4-------4-------4-------4-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----6-------6-------6-------6---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                       but I don't know            where    to begin
  D                                Bm              A
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   again I lost my strength   com - plete     -     ly,        oh be near
  D                                C#m
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|4-------4-------4-------4-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----6-------6-------6-------6---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   me.            tired   old      mare                with the wind in your hair       
  Bm              A                D               A
e|2-------2-------0-------0-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----4-------4-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Bm
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------2-------2---------------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3---3-----------------|
G|----4-------4-------4-------4---|----4-------4-------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Verse 3]
(same as verse 1 and intro)
  
  Amethyst and flowers on the      ta   -  ble,        is it real or a fa-
  A                                D
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B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

          ble?         well I su - pose          a friend    is a friend
  C#m                              Bm              A
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B|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----6-------6-------6-------6---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                        and we all know            how this will end
  D                                Bm              A
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B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  D
e|2-------2-------2---------------|
B|--3---3---3---3-----------------|
G|----2-------2-------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


[Verse 4]

 Chimney swift that finds me be my kee  -  per,        silhouette of a ce- 
  A                                D
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B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

         -dar         what is that song        you sing     for the dead?
  C#m                              Bm              A
e|4-------4-------4-------4-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----6-------6-------6-------6---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                      what is that song        you sing     for the dead?
  D                                Bm              A
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

      I see the signal searchlight strike          me        in the win-
  D                                C#m
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|4-------4-------4-------4-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----6-------6-------6-------6---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   -dow           of      my       room              well, I got nothing to prove
  Bm              A                D               A
e|2-------2-------0-------0-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----4-------4-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                                                     well, I got nothing to prove
  Bm              A                D
e|2-------2-------0-------0-------|2-------2-------2-------2-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----4-------4-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  Bm              A                D
e|2-------2-------0-------0-------|2-------2-------2---------------|
B|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3-----------------|
G|----4-------4-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Piano Solo] 
(same as verse 1, 3 and intro)


[Verse 5]
(same as verse 4)

  I forgive you, mother,    I can  hear    you         and I long to be near
  A                                D
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B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

          you.           but every road            leads     to an end
  C#m                              Bm              A
e|4-------4-------4-------4-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----6-------6-------6-------6---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                        yes, every road            leads     to an end
  D                                Bm              A
e|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----4-------4-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

      your apparition     passes   through         me        in the will-
  D                                C#m
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B|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----6-------6-------6-------6---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 -ows         and five    red      hens              you'll never see us again
  Bm              A                D               A
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G|----4-------4-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                                                     you'll never see us again
  Bm              A                D
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B|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
G|----4-------4-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  Bm              A                 
e|2-------2-------0-------0-------|2-------2-------2---------------|
B|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3-----------------|
G|----4-------4-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 

            
            
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