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Zephyr And I tab

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This tab is based off a studio recorded version, and should be very true to the original. The bridge proved especially challenging to tab, so that part of the tab is an approximation. Take a look at the Guitar Pro version for more information on how to play this song. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Artist: Suzanne Vega
Title: Zephyr & I
Album: Close-Up Vol. 2, People & Places
Tempo: Allegro

* The verse rhythm is not easy to master and requires a bit of practice to be played smoothly.
* Use string muting (playing dead notes) between chord changes in verses.
* If you're really interested in this song, take a look at this live version:
  https://youtu.be/kDbrmAY7NaQ?t=722

[Chords]
D/A    x00232
Csus2  x3003x
G/B    x2003x 
G5/D   x5003x

[Intro]
D/A C G C D/A C G  x2

[Verse 1]
D/A   C     G         C   
   Zephyr & I stand out on
D/A       C      G    C    D/A
West End Avenue
    C     G              C
Talking about the things that
D/A            C      G
All of us used to do

[Chorus]
(Acoustic guitar 2)
       A                               C
e|-----------0----------------|-----------0----------------||
B|-----------------2----------|-----------------1----------||
G|--------2-------------------|--------0-------------------||
D|-----2----------------------|-----2----------------------||
A|--0-------------------------|--3-------------------------||
E|----------------------------|----------------------------||  
       G                                                    |  x2
e|----------------------------|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------|----------------------------||
G|-----------0----------------|----------------------------||
D|--------0--------------0----|----------------------------||
A|-----2-----------3----------|---2------------------------||
E|--3-------------------------|----------------------------||
(These measures are played in every chorus itteration)  

A           C                        G            A
   And the wind kicks up with the smell of rain
      C                     G       
The kids are gone but the souls remain

[Verse 2]
D/A   C     G          C
   Zephyr & I sort out our
D/A         C       G     C     D/A
Long term memories
   C       G        C 
Do you remember, he says,
    D/A        C       G     D/A 
The nineteen-seventies 

     C     G
This was a youth mall
   C   D/A       C           G   C   D/A     
Of A - merica on this street
    C       G           C 
All of us hanging here, like
D/A           C       G
Underage cops on a beat

[Chorus]
A           C                        G            A
   And the wind kicks up with the smell of rain
      C                     G            A
The kids are gone but the souls remain
        C                    G           A
The graffiti goes but the walls retain
       C                 G                 
The flowers go but the earth must still remain

[Bridge - part 1]
(The following measures on both guitar continue to play throughout the first part)

(Acoustic guitar 1)
e|-----------------0>--------------------|-----------------0>--------------------||
B|-------------2>------2>------2---------|-------------2>------2>------2---------||
G|---------2---------------2-------------|---------2---------------2-------------||
D|-----2---------------------------------|-----2---------------------------------||
A|-0-------------------------------------|-0-------------------------------------||
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
                                                                                  | x3
e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
B|--------------3---------------3--------|--------------3---------------3--------||
G|----------0---------------0------------|----------0---------------0------------||
D|------0---------------0----------------|------0---------------0----------------||
A|--3---------------2--------------------|--3---------------5--------------------||
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||

e|-----------------0>--------------------|-----------------0>--------------------|
B|-------------2>------2>------2---------|-------------2>------2>------2---------|
G|---------2---------------2-------------|---------2---------------2-------------|
D|-----2---------------------------------|-----2---------------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------------|-0-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|--------------3---------------3--------|--------------3------------------------|
G|----------0---------------0------------|----------0----------------------------|
D|------0---------------0----------------|------0--------------------------------|
A|--3---------------2--------------------|--3------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------1/3---------------|

(Acoustic guitar 2)
e|-----------------5>--------------------|-----------------5>--------------------||
B|-------------5-------5-------5---------|-------------5-------5-------5---------||
G|---------7---------------7>------------|---------7---------------7>------------||
D|-----7---------------------------------|-----7---------------------------------||
A|-0-------------------------------------|-0-------------------------------------||
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
                                                                                  | x2
e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
B|-------------5-----------5-------------|-------------5-----------5-------------||
G|---------7-----------7-----------------|---------7-----------7-----------------||
D|-----7-----------7---------------------|-----7-----------7---------------------||
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||

e|-----------------5>--------------------|-----------------5>--------------------|
B|-------------5-------5-------5---------|-------------5-------5-------5---------|
G|---------7---------------7>------------|---------7---------------7>------------|
D|-----7---------------------------------|-----7---------------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------------|-0-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
                                                                                  
e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|-------------5-----------5-------------|-------------5-------------------------|
G|---------7-----------7-----------------|---------7-----------------------------|
D|-----7-----------7---------------------|-----7---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

   A
In spring the tide in Riverside
     Csus2 G/B     Csus2      G5/D
Will wash away the cold and frozen
A
River rain will clean the stain and
Csus2  G/B Csus2         N.C
Wash away  wash away downstream

[Instrumental]

(Acoustic guitar 1)
(The solo plays thorough the whole second part of the bridge)
e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
D|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|| x5
A|----9/12-----------7--10-7-------------|-----0/5------------7--10-7------------||
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------||
(The solo is accompanied by these chords: D C G C D. 
  Start playing them after the first repeat iteration.)

e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|----9/12-----------7--10-7-------------|-----0/5-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

[Bridge - part 2]
    C      G         C 
Out on the corner by the
D             C      G     C     D
Fireman's Monument
     C          G            C
This was the place where all the
D               C         G
Fatherless teenagers went

[Chorus]
A           C                        G            A
   And the wind kicks up with the smell of rain
      C                     G            A
The kids are gone but the souls remain
        C                    G           A
The graffiti goes but the walls retain
       C                 G                 
The flowers go but the earth must still remain


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