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Accidental Babies
by Damien Rice

This song is, of course, originally performed on the piano. This is not so much an
at a note-by-note transcription into guitar tablature, as it is a suggestion on how to make
song work with just you and your guitar. As such, the tab is a bit schematic. Play 
with the chords, that sounds really good!


Intro:

|---------0-1---3-5---------------0-------|
|-------3---------------0---1---3---------|
|-----2-------2---------------------------|
|---0-----------------0---0---0-----------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-------------------3---------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|

Verse 1:

Well I

|-------------0--------|      |--------------------------0-------|
|---------1------------|      |----------------0---1---3---------|
|-----2----------------|      |----------------------------------|
|---3---3---3---3------|      |--------------0---0---0-----------|
|----------------------|      |----------------------------------|
|-1--------------------|      |------------3---------------------|

1.Well I held you like a lover,        happy hands and your elbow in the
2.And we ignored our others,        happy plans with a delicate look
3.Our bodies moved and hardened,    hurting parts of your garden


|------------------|  |----------------------------|
|---------1--------|  |---------3------01------0---|
|-------0----------|  |-------0-------2------0-----|
|-----2------------|  |-----0-------2------0-------|
|---3--------------|  |---2-------0----------------|
|------------------|  |------------------3---------|

1.appropriate place
2.upon your face
3.with no room for a   pardon in a place where no-one knows what we have done


Pre-Chorus:

|----------------------|
|---1-------1----01----|
|-------2-------2------|
|-----3---3---3--------|
|----------------------|
|---1------------------|

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|

            do you

Chorus:

|---------0-1---3-5--------|       |----------------0-------|
|-------3------------------|       |------0---1---3---------|
|-----2-------2------------|       |------------------------|
|---0----------------------|       |----0---0---0-----------|
|--------------------------|       |------------------------|
|--------------------------|       |--3---------------------|

    come,
                                              together ever with

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

    him...  is he dark enough


|-----------------0-----|
|-------0---1---3-------|
|-----------------------|
|-----0---0---0---------|
|-----------------------|
|---3-------------------|

      enough to see your

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

    light... do you brush your teeth before you kiss

|-----------------0-----|
|-------0---1---3-------|
|-----------------------|
|-----0---0---0---------|
|-----------------------|
|---3-------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

   do you miss my smell

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|

|---------0-1---3-5--------|       |----------------0-------|
|-------3------------------|       |------0---1---3---------|
|-----2-------2------------|       |------------------------|
|---0----------------------|       |----0---0---0-----------|
|--------------------------|       |------------------------|
|--------------------------|       |--3---------------------|

    is he bold enough to take you on,       do you feel like you belong

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

                       and does he drive you wild


|-----------------0-----|
|-------0---1---3-------|
|-----------------------|
|-----0---0---0---------|
|-----------------------|
|---3-------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

     or just mildly free...            what about me

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|


Verse 2:

Well you

|-------------0--------|      |--------------------------0-------|
|---------1------------|      |----------------0---1---3---------|
|-----2----------------|      |----------------------------------|
|---3---3---3---3------|      |--------------0---0---0-----------|
|----------------------|      |----------------------------------|
|-1--------------------|      |------------3---------------------|

1.held me like a lover,         sweaty hands and my foot in the
2.we use cushions to cover,     happy glands in the mild eschew of
3.minds pressed and guarded,    while our flesh disregarded

|------------------|  |----------------------------|
|---------1--------|  |---------3------01------0---|
|-------0----------|  |-------0-------2------0-----|
|-----2------------|  |-----0-------2------0-------|
|---3--------------|  |---2-------0----------------|
|------------------|  |------------------3---------|

1.appropriate place
2.our disgrace
3.the lack of space    for the light-hearted in the boom that makes our drum

Pre-Bridge:

|----------------------|
|---1-------1----01----|
|-------2-------2------|
|-----3---3---3--------|
|----------------------|
|---1------------------|

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|


Bridge (con gusto):

|---------------------|
|-----------1---------|
|-------2---2---2-----|
|-------3-------3-----|
|-----3---3---3---3---|
|---1-----------------|

well I know I make you cry

|----------------0----|
|------0---1---3------|
|------0---0---0------|
|----0---0---0--------|
|---------------------|
|--3------------------|

I know sometimes you wanna die

|---------0-------0----------|
|-------1-------3---------01-|
|-------0-------0--------2---|
|-----2-------0--------2-----|
|---3-------2--------0-------|
|----------------------------|

but do you really feel alive without me

|------------------|
|---------0--------|
|-------0----------|
|-----0------------|
|------------------|
|---3--------------|

if so: be free

|-------------0--------|      |--------------------0----|
|---------1------------|      |----------0---1---3------|
|-----2----------------|      |-------------------------|
|---3---3---3---3------|      |--------0---0---0--------|
|----------------------|      |-------------------------|
|-1--------------------|      |------3------------------|

if not: leave him for me,          before one of us has

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

    accidental babies

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|

            do you

Chorus 2:

|---------0-1---3-5--------|       |----------------0-------|
|-------3------------------|       |------0---1---3---------|
|-----2-------2------------|       |------------------------|
|---0----------------------|       |----0---0---0-----------|
|--------------------------|       |------------------------|
|--------------------------|       |--3---------------------|

    come,                                    together ever with

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

    him...                      is he dark enough


|-----------------0-----|
|-------0---1---3-------|
|-----------------------|
|-----0---0---0---------|
|-----------------------|
|---3-------------------|

      enough to see your

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

    light...                   do you brush your teeth before you kiss

|-----------------0-----|
|-------0---1---3-------|
|-----------------------|
|-----0---0---0---------|
|-----------------------|
|---3-------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

   do you miss my smell

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|

|---------0-1---3-5--------|       |----------------0-------|
|-------3------------------|       |------0---1---3---------|
|-----2-------2------------|       |------------------------|
|---0----------------------|       |----0---0---0-----------|
|--------------------------|       |------------------------|
|--------------------------|       |--3---------------------|

  is he bold enough to take you on,         do you feel like you belong

|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

                       and does he drive you wild


|-----------------0-----|
|-------0---1---3-------|
|-----------------------|
|-----0---0---0---------|
|-----------------------|
|---3-------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------1-------3------01------0-1-------1----01---|
|-------0-------0-------2------0-------2-------2-----|
|-----2-------0-------2------0-------3---3---3-------|
|---3-------2-------0--------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-------1-----------------|

  or just mildly free...         what about me

|----------------------|
|-------1---0----------|
|-------0---0----------|
|-----0---0------------|
|----------------------|
|---3------------------|

            what about

|-----------------------------------|
|--1------------01-1---1---0--------|
|--2-------0---2---0---0---0--------|
|------3----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|--1-1---1---------3-3---3----------|

   me


Transcribed by zaphod81

            
            
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super_etoile 10 Oct 05, 2008 06:08 AM

Amazing tab; spot on. Thanks so much. =)

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Selknam 10 Feb 02, 2009 06:16 AM

beatifull

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Selknam 10 Feb 02, 2009 06:19 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjlXuiv-RJA

perfect, o´most

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