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Song: Blue Skies
Artist: Thomas' Apartment
Albumb: Synchrony

A relatively unknown band, with catchy songs and riffs, bright future
for them as well. This is one of my personal favorite acoustic songs,
but the tuning is very confusing, as well as laborious if you're a
frequent guitar player, who hates to change tunings and slap on and
off the capo.

The writers of this song were unique in a way that the song doesn't fit a very good
There are verses, but the entire song seems to be very hard to structurize. My tab will
it in order, bear with me.

The end is quite confusing, because the song itself has an orchestra playing the main
as well as the bass and drums. If you listen carefully, and try throwing in 16th strums on
end of each measure on the Ending, you should be able to get in rhythem. If all else 
the chord still sounds good, try improvising and working with what chords are given.

They have a lot of solos, but not very complex. I wrote out the harmonics and the first
at the First Ending, the rest are simple notes, try experimenting with those as well.

Here we go.

~~~~~~~~~~

Tuning: Half Step Down (Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,eb)
Capo: Second Fret

This tuning is what Thomas' Apartment uses, but if you want, you can just
capo the first fret and use standard tuning. However, I learned it with
the half step tuning, and I'll tab it like so.

Intro (Guitar I)

eb|---------0---------------0-------|----------0-----------------------|x2
Bb|-------3-----3---------3-----3---|--------3-----3---------3-------3-|
Gb|-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-|------0-----0---3-----0-------0---|
Db|---4---------------4-------------|----4---------------4-------4-----|
Ab|-2---------------0---------------|--------------------------0-------|
Eb|---------------------------------|--3---------------3---------------|

Harmonics of Intro (Guitar II, only part)
                                                                   *1
eb|---------------------------------|-------------------------<12>-----|x2
Bb|---------------------------------|-<7>-------------<7>----------<12>|
Gb|---------------------------<5>---|----------------------<7>---------|
Db|---------------------------------|-------------<7>------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|


Verse 1 (Guitar I) [Repeat WHOLE verse]
   *2
eb|---------0-----------------------|---------0-----------------------|
Bb|-------3-----3---------3-------3-|-------3-----3---------3-------3-|
Gb|-----0-----0---0-----0-------0---|-----0-----0---0-----0-------0---|
Db|---4---------------4-------4-----|---4---------------4-------4-----|
Ab|-2---------------2-------0-------|-------------------------0-------|
Eb|---------------------------------|-3---------------3---------------|

                                     [Play only on first time]
eb|---------0---------------0-------|---------0------------------------|x2
Bb|-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-------0-----0---------0-------2/3|
Gb|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|-----2-----2---2-----2-------0----|
Db|-0---------------0---------------|---2---------------2-------0------|
Ab|---------------------------------|-0---------------0-------1--------|
Eb|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

First Ending (Guitar I)
   [Skip this measure on the repeat]
eb|---------0-------0~--0--0--0--0--|
Bb|-------0-----0---0~--0--0--0--0--|
Gb|-----2-----2---2-2~--2--2--0--0--|
Db|---2-------------2~--2--2--2--2--|
Ab|-0---------------0~--0--0--0--0--|
Eb|---------------------------------|


eb|------2--2--2---2--2--------------|--------------------------------|x2
Bb|------3--3--3---3--3--------------|---0-----------------------0----|
Gb|------2--2--2---2--2-----2-----2--|-2---------------------------2--|
Db|-2/4--4--4--4---4--4-----4--4--4--|-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----2|
Ab|-2----2--2--2---2--2-----2--2--2--|-2---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----|
Eb|----------------------------------|-3---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----|


First Ending (Guitar II)
     [Play on second measure of Guitar II]
eb|---|-------|
Bb|---|-5/7~--|
Gb|---|-------|
Db|---|-------|
Ab|---|-------|
Eb|---|-------|

eb|--------------------|-------------------|x2
Bb|--10--7--10--10/12--|--12\10--5--5/7~---|
Gb|--------------------|-------------------|
Db|--------------------|-------------------|
Ab|--------------------|-------------------|
Eb|--------------------|-------------------|

Verse 2 (Guitar I) [Repeat WHOLE verse]

eb|---------0-----------------------|---------0-----------------------|
Bb|-------3-----3---------3-------3-|-------3-----3---------3-------3-|
Gb|-----0-----0---0-----0-------0---|-----0-----0---0-----0-------0---|
Db|---4---------------4-------4-----|---4---------------4-------4-----|
Ab|-2---------------2-------0-------|-------------------------0-------|
Eb|---------------------------------|-3---------------3---------------|
    2*
                                     [Play only on first time]
eb|---------0---------------0-------|---------0------------------------|x2
Bb|-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-------0-----0---------0-------2/3|
Gb|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|-----2-----2---2-----2-------0----|
Db|-0---------------0---------------|---2---------------2-------0------|
Ab|---------------------------------|-0---------------0-------1--------|
Eb|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|


Second Ending (Guitar I)

eb|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|----0--0--0--3---3--3--------------|
Gb|-2/4-4--4--2--------------------|--2----2--2--2---2--2-----2--------|
Db|-4---4--4--4-----2--2--2--2--4--|--0----0--0--0---0--0--------4-----|
Ab|-2---2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|--2----2--2------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|--3----3--3------------------------|


eb|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|----0--0--0--3---3--3--------------|
Gb|-2/4-4--4--2--------------------|--2----2--2--2---2--2-----2--------|
Db|-4---4--4--4-----2--2--2--2--4--|--0----0--0--0---0--0--------4-----|
Ab|-2---2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|--2----2--2------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|--3----3--3------------------------|


Outro... [Ending] (Guitar I)
    x13   x12   x12   x14   x12   x8
eb|--0--|--2--|--3--|-----|--0--|-----|
Bb|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|
Gb|--4--|--4--|--0--|--0--|--4--|--0--|
Db|--4--|--4--|--0--|--4--|--4--|--4--|
Ab|--2--|--2--|-----|-----|--2--|-----|
Eb|-----|-----|--3--|--3--|-----|--3--|
                      *3          *3

Ending Part II

    x13   x12   x12   x12   x12   x12   x12   x12   x12
eb|--2--|--3--|--2--|--3--|--3--|--2--|--3--|--2--|--0--|x2
Bb|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|--2--|
Gb|--2--|--0--|--2--|--0--|--2--|--4--|--0--|--2--|--2--|
Db|--0--|--2--|--0--|--0--|--2--|--4--|--0--|--0--|--2--|
Ab|-----|--2--|--0--|-----|--0--|--2--|-----|-----|--0--|
Eb|-----|--0--|--2--|--3--|-----|-----|--3--|-----|-----|

    x12   x12
eb|--2--|--3--|
Bb|--3--|--3--|
Gb|--4--|--0--|
Db|--4--|--0--|
Ab|--2--|-----|
Eb|-----|--3--|


Ending Part 3

    x8    x9    x9    x5 x6
eb|--2--|--3--|--2--|--3--0--|x3
Bb|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--2--|
Gb|--2--|--0--|--2--|--0--2--|
Db|--0--|--2--|--0--|--0--2--|
Ab|-----|--2--|--0--|-----0--|
Eb|-----|--0--|--2--|--3--0--|


    x10   x10   x10   x4 x6
eb|--2--|--3--|--2--|--3--3--|--2~-|
Bb|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--3--|--3~-|
Gb|--2--|--0--|--2--|--0--0--|--2~-|
Db|--0--|--2--|--0--|--0--0--|--0~-|
Ab|-----|--2--|--0--|-----0--|-----|
Eb|-----|--0--|--2--|--3-----|-----|

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lyrics:

One lonely day in April,
When the sun doesn't shine,
When the lightning has ceased,
and the land can't breathe...

They came from above,
The winds of change,
Destroyers of home,
The clouds of pain...

Oh.... ooh oh oh oh....
Oh.... ooh oh hoo oh oh....
No, no no no, no oooh...

When all is lost,
Don't be afraid,
Just look up with hope, and praise.
When the rain stops, the sun will shine,
The rainbow will appear,

When you're alone, just cloes your eyes
Imagine how things used to be,
One day, a ray of hope will clear the clouds,

And you will see blue skies,
And you will see blue skies,
And you will see blue skies,
Blue skies...

You will see,
You will see,
You will see blue skies...

You will see,
You will see,
You will see blue skies...

You will see,
You will see,
You will see blue skies...
Someday...

Hey...
Hey....
Uh huh... someday.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Footnotes:

1*)First repeat doesn't have this harmonic
2*)On second repeat, there's a slide on the final note,
   so the 2 isn't played
3*)There's a hammer up and off on the D string, 0 to 4


Enjoy!

            
            
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ohsusanna! 10 Oct 15, 2009 08:04 AM

Haha, you copied that tab I sent you!
But the harmonics are new...

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