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The Tallest Man on Earth - "The Sparrow and The Medicine"

tuning (CADGBe)
capo 8th fret

e --------0-------|--------3p0-----|--------0-------|--------1p0-----|
B -----1-----1----|-----1-----1----|-----1-----1----|-----0-----0----|
G --0----------0--|--2----------2--|--0----------0--|--0----------0--|
D --2---2---2---0-|--3---3---3---0-|--2---2---2---0-|--0---0---0---0-|
A ----------------|0---0---0---0---|----------------|2---2---2---2---|
C 0---0---0---0---|----------------|0---0---0---0---|----------------|

e --------0-------|--------3p0-----|--------0----0--|--------0-------|
B -----1-----1----|-----1-----1----|-----1-----3----|-----1-----1----|
G --0----------0--|--2----------2--|--0-------------|--0----------0--|
D --2---2---2---0-|--3---3---3---0-|--2---2---0---0-|--2---2---2---2-|
A ----------------|0---0---0---0---|--------2---2---|----------------|
C 0---0---0---0---|----------------|0---0-----------|0---0---0---0---|

D --------1-------|--------0-------|--------0-------|--------3p0-----|
A -----3-----3----|-----1-----1----|-----1-----1----|-----1-----1----|
E --2----------2--|--2----------2--|--0----------0--|--0----------0--|
D --0---0---0---0-|--3---3---3---3-|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
A 0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|----------------|----------------|
D ----------------|----------------|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|

D --------1-------|--------3p0-----|--------0-------|--------1p0-----|
A -----3-----3----|-----1-----1----|-----3-----3----|-----3-----3----|
E --2----------2--|--2----------2--|--0----------0--|--0----------0--|
D --0---0---0---0-|--3---3---3---3-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|
A 0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|2---2---2---2---|2---2---2---2---|
D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

That's basically the two parts to the song, with some variation in the hammer-on, pull-off, etc.

When you mend the patches of my clothing
You know every thread goes through my heart
Guessin' that the rivers gonna dry up
Well I said that's not the reason why we part

Looking 'round the corner where I left you
Wonderin' whatever led me there
Knowin' that a quiet, unconscious feeling
Could be bought to drown a memory anywhere

She said "I don't want your medicine and
I don't need no sparrow in my heart"
When I'm covered by the thunder
I get rid of all your breath deep in my lungs
Splittin' the wind apart

And when I touch the ceiling on a spring day
Wishin' it could heed up every crow
So that they could lift me by my shoulders
Take me from this frozen lake and let you know

Just that I want to be your medicine
I want to feed the sparrow in your heart
When we're covered by the thunder
I'll get rid of all the breath deep in our lungs
Splittin' the wind apart

Hell I'm still standing 'round the corner where I left you
Diggin' up a quite sufficient track
Never know when you're behind that angle 
With a tranquilizer gun in your sweet hand

Oh I want to be your medicine 
I want to feed the sparrow in your art
When we're covered by the thunder 
we'd become just one and feel the lightning shard
Splittin' the wind apart

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TJarnold92 103 Sep 25, 2012 04:06 PM

I feel like at the end of every measure, he plays a few more notes among the chord stated (almost like triplets). Other than that, solid job.

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cjbyers28 10 Dec 03, 2013 05:48 PM

the 8th bar of the intro isn't entirely accurate. Before he goes into the 1st bar of the verse he plays

|----2-------2-| x2

Also on the 4th bar of the intro/verse play the B string on the 3rd fret instead of open, it sounds better

otherwise good job

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rockerson2697 10 Feb 28, 2015 01:30 PM

FYI He plays it with capo on 6th. Still, great job.

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