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"Song for A Good Son"
The Bangles
(Michael Steele on bass and lead vocals)
Transcribed by: LazyDogPeachy
Tabs by: Marianna c/o Shane 

For more info on Michael Steele, visit: micki-steel.net

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKOSODzdfvs

Standard tune; 4/4

[Intro] 

G|-----------|-----------|------------|-----------|  
D|-----------|-----------|------------|-----------|    
A|-----------|-----------|------------|-----------|  
E|-----------|-----------|------------|-------2~--|  
                                              A summer's day so long ago
N.C.
A thousand boats, dancing on the bay,
N.C.
I came to you inside a dream

G|-----------|------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-----------|------------|-------------|-------------|
A|-----------|------------|-------------|-------5-----|
E|-----------|------------|--5----------|-------------|
                             We both       and  fell into the water.
                             held hands 
G|-----------|---------------|--------|---------------|
D|-----------|---------------|--------|----------9-11-|
A|-/9--------|-R---7-7-7---7-|/9------|--R---/11------|
E|-----------|---------------|--------|---------------|

[Verse 1] 

G|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A|-9--9-9--9-9-9-|----------------|--5--5-5--5-5-5---|-7--7-7--7-7-7--|
E|---------------|--7--7-7--7-7-7-|------------------|----------------|
   You never        know me          The dark-         priveledged
   claimed to       well,            eyed son the      man.
G|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
A|-9--9-9 -9-9-9-|-----------------|---5--5-5--5-5-5-|--7--7---7-7-8--|
E|---------------|--7--7-7--7-7-7--|-----------------|----------------|
   You found        you thought        now I'm          make you 
    me bitter       me cold,but        gonna            understand.

[Refrain]

G|------------------|----------------|
D|------------------|----------------|
A|---9--------7-----|---6------------|
E|------------------|------------7---|
  My mother   died  my  father   cried,
 
G|------------------|----------------|
D|------------7-----|-6--------------|
A|---/5-------------|----------7-----|
E|------------------|----------------|
  You left   lonely   by the   side
      me               water-
G|--------------------|----------------|---------------|--------------|
D|--------------------|----------------|---------------|--------------|
A|-/9--9-9--7h9--7h9--|----------------|---------------|-/7-----------|
E|--------------------|-7--7-7--7-7-7--|-/10----\5-----|--------------|
  Water  so             deep and         if I  follow    maybe I 
  side                  wide                             will find
G|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
D|--------------|-------------|----------------|----------9-11-|
A|-/9-----------|-R----7-7--7-|-/9-------------|--R---/11------|
E|--------------|-------- 9---|----------------|---------------|
   her...
G|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
D|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
A|-/9-----------|-R---7-7-7h9-|-/9-------------|--R---9-9--11/-|
E|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
  
[Bridge]

G|------------------|-------------------------|
D|--------9h11-11---|-------------------------|
A|-/12--------------|---7~-----------9-9--11/-|
E|------------------|-------------------------|
   Beyond  the  salt    spray
                and          
G|------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------9h11-9----|----------------9-/11-11-/11/11-|
A|-/12--------------|---7----r-/9-11-----------------|
E|------------------|--------------------------------|
   The current carried  her...  away.

[Mid 8]

G|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A|-9--9-9--9-9-9-|----------------|--5--5-5--5-5-5---|-7--7-7--7-7-7--|
E|---------------|--7--7-7--7-7-7-|------------------|----------------|2x
   Yeah...


[Solo]

G|------------|------------|----------------|-----------|
D|------------|------------|-----------7----|-6---------|
A|--/9----7---|---6--------|---/5-----------|--------7--|
E|------------|--------7---|----------------|-----------|

 
G|------------|------------|-----------------|----------|
D|------------|------------|-----------------|----------|
A|--/9----7---|----------4-|--5--R---------5-|/7--------|
E|------------|---7--------|---------5-7-----|----------|


[Bridge]

G|------------------|------------------------|
D|--------9h11-11---|------------------------|
A|-/12--------------|---7~-------R--9-9--11/-|
E|------------------|------------------------|
   Beyond  the  salt    spray
                and          
G|------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------9h11-9----|----------------9-/11-11-/11/11-|
A|-/12--------------|---7----r-/9-11-----------------|
E|------------------|--------------------------------|
   The current carried  her...  away.

[Verse 2]

G|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A|-9--9-9--9-9-9-|----------------|--5--5-5--5-5-5---|-7--7-7--7-7-7--|
E|---------------|--7--7-7--7-7-7-|------------------|----------------|
   I can't          my des-          Tell me           sing a song
   outrun           tiny,            who will          for me?
G|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
A|-9--9-9 -9-9-9-|-----------------|---5--5-5--5-5-5-|--7--7---7-7-8--|
E|---------------|--7--7-7--7-7-7--|-----------------|----------------|
    Darkness,      cover me,           By my own       way it has
    darkness                           hands is the    to be.

[Refrain]
    
G|------------------|----------------|
D|------------------|----------------|
A|---9--------7-----|---6------------|
E|------------------|------------7---|
  My mother   died  my  father   cried

G|------------------|----------------|
D|------------7-----|-6--------------|
A|---/5-------------|----------7-----|
E|------------------|----------------|
  You left   lonely   by the   side
      me              water-

G|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------|
D|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------|
A|--/9-9-9-9--7-7-7-9-|--------------------|---------------|--/7-----0-5/-|
E|--------------------|---7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-|--10-10--5-5---|----------7---|
     Water side          so deep              if I             maybe I will find
                         and wide,            follow,    

[Outro]

G|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------|
D|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------|
A|--/9-9-9-9--7-7-7-9-|--------------------|---------------|--/7~---------|
E|--------------------|---7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-|--10-10--5-5---|--------------|
    her...                                    if I             maybe I will find
                                              follow,

G|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|------------7-9-|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|--/9-9--7h9-----|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|----------------|--7-7-7--7h9/--|--10-10-10-10--|--12-12-12-12--|
    her                                              maybe I will find

G|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|---7-r-7-7-r-|---6----------|
A|-/9-9---7h9-9-9--|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
E|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5----5-5----|-4--4-0-0-0-0-|
   her...

(repeat last 12 measures to fade)
G|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------|      
D|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------|         
A|---------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2h5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--/7-|         
E|--2--2---0--2--|---------------|-----------------|---------------9---|         
                                                          
G|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|        
D|-----------7-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-6-6-6---------|         
A|-/9-9--7h9-----|-----------------|-----------------|---------7-7-7-7-|         
E|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|       
                                                          
G|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|   
D|---------------|-----------------|---7----7--7---r-|---6-------------|   
A|-/9-9--7h9-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|   
E|---------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-----5--5------|-4---4--0-0-0-0--| 


**************************
r    = quarter rest
R    = half rest
h    = hammer on
\    = slide down
/    = slide up
~    = vibrato
**************************

            
            
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