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Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Tab by Jon Dallas

This is an incredibly creepy song when played and sung correctly. In the recording, 
is playing a 4 string banjo, so the tuning for guitar is with the high e string tuned down 
a d.

The up side of playing this on the guitar instead of the banjo is that on the banjo, it 
very difficult to produce a lot of sound when strumming. With a guitar, however, it is 
to create a large sound when strumming.

Tuning - EADGBD

-Hope you enjoy

Verse & Intro: For intro, repeat once and then repeat again what is after the ** symbol

                                       **
D|-2---2-----0---0---------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|---1-----1---0-----0-2---2-----2---2-|-----1---1-----0---0-----------------|
G|-------2---------2-----2-----2---2---|---2---2-----2---0-----0-2-----2---2-|
D|-2---------2---------2-----2---------|-2---2-----2---2-----2---2-2-2---2---|
A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
   m i m t i m i m t i i t i t t i t i   t i i t i t i i t i t i i t t i t i
   t         t         t                     t         t         t

Lyrics:
We didn't sleep too late.
There was a fire in the yard.
All of the tress were in light.
They had no faces to show.
I saw a sign in the sky:
Seven swans, seven swans, seven swans.
I heard a voice in my mind:
"I will try, I will try, I will try.
I will try, I will try, I will try."

We saw the dragon move down.
My father burned into coal.
My mother saw it from far.
She took her purse to the bed.
I saw a sign in the sky:
Seven horns, seven horns, seven horns.
I heard a voice in my mind:
"I am Lord, I am Lord, I am Lord."
He said: "I am Lord, I am Lord, I am Lord."
He said: "I am Lord, I am Lord, I am Lord."


Chords:
Am  E   Dguitar  Dbanjo
D|--2--  D|--2--  D|--4--  D|--0--|
B|--1--  B|--0--  B|--3--  B|--3--|
G|--2--  G|--1--  G|--2--  G|--2--|
D|--2--  D|--2--  D|--0--  D|--0--|
A|--0--  A|--2--  A|-----  A|-----|
E|--0--  E|--0--  E|-----  E|-----|

        Am   E
He will take you. If you run,

        Dguitar  Dbanjo
He will chase you.

        Am   E
He will take you. If you run,

        Dguitar  Dbanjo
He will chase you.

                Am    E   Dguitar   Dbanjo
Cause he is the Lord.

                Am    E   Dguitar   Dbanjo
Cause he is the Lord.

                Am    E   Dguitar   Dbanjo
Cause he is the Lord.

Outro: Repeat once and then repeat again what is after the ** symbol

                                       **
D|-2---2-----0---0---------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|---1-----1---0-----0-2---2-----2---2-|-----1---1-----0---0-----------------|
G|-------2---------2-----2-----2---2---|---2---2-----2---0-----0-2-----2---2-|
D|-2---------2---------2-----2---------|-2---2-----2---2-----2---2-2-2---2---|
A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
   m i m t i m i m t i i t i t t i t i   t i i t i t i i t i t i i t t i t i
   t         t         t                     t         t         t

If you are familiar to finger-picking, this is not a very difficult song at all.

-Jon Dallas
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