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Bon Iver - Skinny Love
For Emma, Forever Ago

transcribed by Damian Smith

Tuning C G E G C c, although the recording is flat by about 20 cents.
I've only sketched the chords and structure - I believe in simplicity
and individual interpretation. It's worth the retune. Beautiful song.


[Intro]

c|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------2-4-2-0-2-4-2-0-|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------2-4-2-0-2-4-2-0-|
G|-----2---------------5---------------0---------------------------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
G|-2---2-----------5---5-----------0-------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------0-------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------7-9-7-4-2-4-2-0-|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------7-9-7-4-2-4-2-0-|
G|-----2---------------5---------------0---------------------------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
G|-2---2-----------5---5-----------0-------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------5---5---4---|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------5---5---4---|
G|-----2---------------5---------------0---------------------------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
G|-2---2-----------5---5-----------0-------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0-------------------0---0---|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0-------------------0---0---|
G|-----7---------------7---------------2------------------/5---5---|
E|-----7---------------7---------------0-------------------0---0---|
G|-7---7-----------7---7-----------2---2------------------/5---5---|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
G|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
G|-0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----------|
C|-0---------------0---------------0---------------0---------------|


[Verse 1]

same as intro (minus the riffs)

End of verse 1:

c|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
G|-----5---------------5---------------5---------------------------|
E|-----5---------------5---------------5-----------3-0-------------|
G|-5---5-----------5---5-----------5---5---------------7-5-2---0---|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

minus the end chord and riff


[Chorus]

c|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
G|-----7---------------7---------------4---------------2-----------|
E|-----8---------------8---------------3---------------1-----------|
G|-9---9-----------9---9-----------4---4-----------2---2-----------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3]

reinstate that end chord


[Chorus]

c|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
G|-----7---------------7---------------4---------------2-----------|
E|-----8---------------8---------------3---------------1-----------|
G|-9---9-----------9---9-----------4---4-----------2---2-----------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Intro]

c|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------2-4-2-0-2-4-2-0-|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------2-4-2-0-2-4-2-0-|
G|-----2---------------5---------------0---------------------------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
G|-2---2-----------5---5-----------0-------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------0-------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------7-9-7-4-2-4-2-0-|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0-----------7-9-7-4-2-4-2-0-|
G|-----2---------------5---------------0---------------------------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
G|-2---2-----------5---5-----------0-------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------5---5---4---|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------5---5---4---|
G|-----2---------------5---------------0---------------------------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------------------|
G|-2---2-----------5---5-----------0-------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0-------------------0---0---|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0-------------------0---0---|
G|-----7---------------7---------------2------------------/5---5---|
E|-----7---------------7---------------0-------------------0---0---|
G|-7---7-----------7---7-----------2---2------------------/5---5---|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

c|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
C|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
G|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
E|-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------|
G|-0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----------|
C|-0---------------0---------------0---------------0---------------|


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HackMaster619 72 Aug 14, 2008 11:40 AM

Outstanding! The other tabs have been close, but this is the first one to get the tuning right. Not your standard open C tuning. Great job!

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oelfass 41 Nov 22, 2008 12:34 PM

I know i sound like a Newbie but how can i tune the guitar that way?. (Always one of my weak spots)

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Erkus 10 Dec 06, 2008 12:36 AM

oelfass - With a tuner. E string down 2 steps, A string down one step, D string up one step, G string remains G, B string up one step and e string down 2 steps.

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