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Artist: The Dear Hunter
Album:  Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
Track:  14 - Black Sandy Beaches

This is a tab of the part played by the acoustic guitar in Black Sandy Beaches. 
It does not contain the electric guitar part(s).


The strumming/picking pattern is a swing rhythm. 
(|-3-| means that the notes below are played as a triplet.)

Section A
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Am7                                                      Cadd9              
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------0-----------|
B|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|----------1-------|
G|------------0-----|------------0-----|------------0-----|------------0-----|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|0-----------------|0-----------------|0-----------------|3-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Fmaj9 (no 3rd)
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|----------------0-|----------------0-|----------------0-|----------------0-|
B|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|
G|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------0-------|
D|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

1:Messages from broken bottles fall on black sandy beaches.
2:Further steps lead to yet another broken bottle. Again, the words contained have bled the page.



  Am7                                                      Cadd9              
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------0-|
B|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|------1-----------|
G|------------0-----|------------0-----|------------0-----|----------0-------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------2-----|
A|0-----------------|0-----------------|0-----------------|3-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Fmaj9 (no 3rd)
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|----------------0-|----------------0-|------0---------0-|------0---------0-|
B|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|
G|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------0-------|
D|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

1:Ink, in vain, across the page now run from morning dew.
2:Whose tears were these which ran the ink? From who they poured to make this streak?



  Am7                                                      Cadd9              
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------0-|
B|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|------1-----------|------1-----------|
G|------------0-----|------------0-----|----------0-------|----------0-------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------2-----|------------2-----|
A|0-----------------|0-----------------|0-----------------|3-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  
  Fmaj9 (no 3rd)                        Fsus2
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|----------------0-|----------------0-|----------------3-|----------------3-|
B|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|
G|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------0-------|
D|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

1:Hands which chance upon it lead to eyes which strain to read hearts which pound for love long overdue.
2:Were they his by chance from telling her? Or hers by chance from reading it? 
  They could have been collective. They could have been from someone else.



  Am7                                                      Cadd9              
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------1-----------|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|------1-----1-----|
G|----------0-------|------------0-----|------------0-----|------0---0-0-----|
D|------------2-----|------------------|------------------|------2-----2-----|
A|0-----------------|0-----------------|0-----------------|3-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Fmaj9 (no 3rd)                                               ->Am
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|----------------0-|----------------0-|----------------0-|------------------|
B|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|
G|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------0-------|----------2-------|
D|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------3-----|3-----------2-----|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

1:Lips which, pressed together, stifle rhythmic, heavy breaths
2:Why don't we see what's at the bottom? Why don't we see what comes next?



Section B
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Dm                                                       C                 
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------0---0-0---0-|
B|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------1---1-1---1-|
G|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------0---0-0---0-|
D|0-----------------|0-----------0-----|0-----------0-----|------2---2-2---2-|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|3-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  A#maj7
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------1-----1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|
B|------3-----3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|
G|------2-----2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|
D|------0-----0---0-|------0---0-0---0-|------0---0-0---0-|------0---0-0---0-|
A|1-----------------|1-----------------|1-----------------|1-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

1:Oh how she smiles from vicarious love from the one he writes about.
2:Oh how she  cries from vicarious pain from the one he writes about.



  Dm                                                       C                  
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------0---0-0---0-|
B|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------1---1-1---1-|
G|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------0---0-0---0-|
D|0-----------------|0-----------0-----|0-----------0-----|------2---2-2---2-|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|3-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 
  A#maj7
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|------1---1-1---1-|
B|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|------3---3-3---3-|
G|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|------2---2-2---2-|
D|------0---0-0---0-|------0---0-0---0-|------0---0-0---0-|------0---0-0---0-|
A|1-----------------|1-----------------|1-----------------|1-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

1:She must have been so glad for him to throw it  out.
2:She must have been so  sad for him to throw her out.



Repeat Section A (second set of lyrics)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(I'm fairly certain that it's exactly the same as section A, but it is difficult to hear 
the acoustic guitar over the other instruments and vocals. Please leave a correction if 
you notice that the repeated section has any changes.)



Repeat Section B (second set of lyrics)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Section C
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Strumming Pattern for All Chords
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + +
X|x-----x---x-x---x|

Chords*:

Fmaj9           1 3 3 0 1 0
Am7             x 0 2 0 1 0
Dm              x x 0 2 3 1
C               x 3 2 0 1 0
A#maj7          x 1 0 2 3 1

Gm              3 5 5 3 3 3

Fmaj7/A:        5 8 7 5 5 5 

I did not align the chords to the lyrics. It will be easier for you to do that by ear. 
I have simply noted which chords are played in each measure of each line.

|Fmaj9|Fmaj9|Am7|Am7|Dm|C|A#maj7|A#maj7|
Let's just say she, she is better, better off somehow.

|Fmaj9|Fmaj9|Am7|Am7|Dm|C|A#maj7|A#maj7|
Let's just say she, she has never been happier than she is now.


|Gm|Gm|Gm|Gm|
We couldn't fake it, so why even try?


|Fmaj9|Fmaj9|Am7|Am7|Dm|C|A#maj7|A#maj7|
Let's just say she is better, better off somehow.

|Fmaj9|Fmaj9|Am7|Am7|Dm|C|A#maj7|A#maj7|
Let's just say she has never been happier than she is now.


|Fmaj9|Fmaj9|Am7|Am7|Dm|C|A#maj7|A#maj7|
Let's just say she is better, better off somehow.

**  (A Capella)
Let's just say she has never been happier, happier than she is now.


  Am7                                                      Cadd9              
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|------1---1-------|------1---------1-|
G|------------0-----|------------0-----|------------0-----|----------0-------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------2-----|
A|0-----------------|0-----------------|0-----------------|3-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Am7->Fmaj9(no 3rd) Fmaj7/A
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |1 + + 2 + + 3 + + |
e|------------------|5-----------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------1-----------|5-----------------|------------------|------------------|
G|----------0-------|5-----------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------3-----|7-----------------|------------------|------------------|
A|0-----------------|8-----------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|5-----------------|------------------|------------------|



*NOTE: In section C, these are the chords that the acoustic guitar is playing, 
       but without the electric guitar and backup vocals, it doesn't sound quite 
       as good. If playing solo, you may want to play the alternate version: 
       |F|F|Am|Am|Dm|C|Bb|Bb|

**NOTE: The acoustic guitar doesn't actually play a chord here, but, again, if 
        playing solo, you may want to play the |F| chord that the chorus sings 
        at that point.

            
            
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