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Title: Watching You Well
Artist: The National
Album: The National
Author: _arokh_


You'll first find the chords with the lyrics and below I provided some tabs 
that show the way (and rhythm) I play the song.

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| G   | C   | Am   | C D |

G                 C
   you stand now, holding yourself
  Am                    C             D
a little of the moon is coming in the room.
G                    C
   you stand very still
     C               D            Em           D
like you were in the arms of everyone you ever wanted.

C  Am                     G
       i was watching you well.

| G   |

G                    C
   i won't stop you;    i won't speak.
    G                          C
the water on your cheek is the only thing smooth and
G                   C
   i'm ashamed that i'm ashamed of you
C              D               Em        D
standing in my room, lets more water overtake you

C                         Am               G
   and i was watching you,    watching you well.
   
| G   |

Interlude/Solo ...

| G   | C   | 4x


C      D                  Em         D
   why won't you leave me quicker
C                          Am
   why won't you leave me?

| G   | G   |

G                   C
   i'm ashamed that i'm ashamed of you
    G                              C
for standing in my room, lets more water overtake you
G                   C
   i won't stop you
           G            C
and i won't speak.


C      D                  Em         D
   why won't you leave me quicker?
C      Am 
             why won't you 
G            G
leave me...


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Now here comes the tab which demonstrates the way I strum it. It is for sure
not exactly the way The National play it, but I think it comes pretty close 
to the feeling of the song. However, it's just for you to have and idea, maybe 
you like it, and if not, just do your own thing, it's music :)

I also noted the downstrokes with "d" and the upstrokes with "u", so you might 
get a better idea of the actual rhythm (always annoying with those ascii tabs).

Progression A: In the intro and first verse I play the | G   | C   | Am   | C D | 
progression like this (note that I don't actually play a D but from the C I slide 
into someting like a Dadd9add11, I like it but if you don't, just play a normal D):

   d    d   u  u d  d u d    d    d   u  u d  d  d    
E|------3---3--3-----------|------0---0--0-----------|
B|------3---3--3-----------|------1---1--1-----------|
G|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0--0-----------|
D|------0---0--0-----------|------2---2--2-2---------|
A|---------------2----0-2--|-3-------------3--3--2---|
E|-3-------------3--3------|-------------------------|

   d    d   u  u d  d  d     d    d   u   u d  d  d u
E|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0-0-0----0-------|
B|------1---1--1-----------|------1---1/3-3----3--3----|
G|------2---2--2-----------|------0---0/0-0----0--0-0--|
D|------2---2--2-2---------|------2---2/4-4-4--4--4-0--|
A|-0-------------0--0--2---|-3----3---3/5-5-5----------|
E|-------------------------|---------------------------|


Progression B: Then comes the 
| G   | C   | C D | Em D | C   | Am   | G   | G   | progression:

   d    d   u  u d  d u d    d    d   u  u d  d  d    
E|------3---3--3-----------|------0---0--0-----------|
B|------3---3--3-----------|------1---1--1-----------|
G|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0--0-----------|
D|------0---0--0-----------|------2---2--2-2---------|
A|---------------2----0-2--|-3-------------3--3--2---|
E|-3-------------3--3------|-------------------------|

   d    d   u   u d  d  d u    d    d   u d u d  d
E|------0---0-0-0----0-------|------0---0-X-2----2----|
B|------1---1/3-3----3--3----|------0---0-X-3----3----|
G|------0---0/0-0----0--0-0--|------0---0-X-2----2----|
D|------2---2/4-4-4--4--4-0--|------2---2-X---0-------|
A|-3----3---3/5-5-5----------|------------------------|
E|---------------------------|-0----------------------|


   d  d  d  d            d  d u  u d u  u d u  u d u   
E|----0-----0----------|------------------------------|
B|----1-----1----------|------1------1------1---------|
G|----0-----0----------|---------2------2------2---2--|
D|----2-----2----------|----2------2------2------2----|
A|-3-----X--3----------|-0----------------------------|
E|---------------------|------------------------------|

   d    d   u  u d  d  d u   d    d   u  u d  d  d u
E|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|
B|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|
G|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|
D|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|
A|---------------2---------|---------------2---------|
E|-3-------------3---------|-3-------------3---------|


Progression C: From now on they only play a (repeating) | G   | C   | 
progression in the verse until they go into progression B. Here I basically 
play the same as in progression A, but only the first two bars.

   d    d   u  u d  d u d    d    d   u  u d  d  d   
E|------3---3--3-----------|------0---0--0-----------|
B|------3---3--3-----------|------1---1--1-----------|
G|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0--0-----------|
D|------0---0--0-----------|------2---2--2-2---------|
A|---------------2----0-2--|-3-------------3--3--2---|
E|-3-------------3--3------|-------------------------|


That's it, hope you liked it. Have fun!

            
            
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