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I'm a terrible guitar player.  That said, I've figured out a good chunk of this
song and sort of faked the rest.
To say that I'm proud I've managed THIS much is an understatement.

Enjoy?...

STANDARD TUNING

INTRO AND VERSES

e  ---------0-------|   And if it rains all day, call on you I'll call on
B  ------------0----|
G  ------7--------7-|
D  ---5-------------|
A  7----------------|
E  -----------------| (repeated)

e  ---------0-------|   you.  Like I
B  ------------0----|
G  ------5--------5-|
D  ---3-------------|
A  5----------------|
E  -----------------|  (repeated)

e  ---------0-------|   used to
B  ------------0----|
G  ------5--------5-|
D  ---5-------------|
A  3----------------|
E  -----------------|  (repeated)

OUTRO TO CHORUS

e  -----------------|
B  ---------3-------|
G  ------0-----0----|
D  ---2-----------0-|
A  2----------------|
E  -----------------|

e  -----------------|
B  ---------3-------|
G  ------2-----2----|
D  ---0-----------0-|
A  0----------------|
E  -----------------|

e  0---------------|
B  0---------------|
G  0---------------|
D  2---------------|
A  3---------------|
E  ----------------|

CHORUS INTRO

e  -----------------|
B  ------3-----3----|
G  ---------2-----2-|
D  ---0-------------|
A  0----------------|
E  -----------------|

e  ---------0-------|
B  ------------3----|
G  ------0--------0-|
D  ---2-------------|
A  2----------------|
E  -----------------|
[THIS IS ONLY PLAYED THE FIRST TIME INTO THE CHORUS]

CHORUS

[CODA BEGINS HERE]

e  ---------0---------------------------|   1. A call girl with
B  ------------0------------------------|
G  ------0--------0   2. Stockport sup--|
D  ---2---------------------------------|
A  3------------------------------------|   3. vow was your
E  -------------------------------------|

e  ---------0-------|   1. yesterday
B  ------------3----|
G  ------0--------0-|   2. -porters club
D  ---2-------------|
A  3----------------|   3. smile as we
E  -----------------|

e  ---------0-------------------------------|   1. eyes was our
B  ------------0----------------------------|
G  ------0--------0   2. kindly sup---------|
D  ---2-------------------------------------|
A  3---------------   3. moved down the ai--|
E  -----------------------------------------|

e  ---------0-----------------------------|   1. witness and
B  ------------3--------------------------|
G  ------0--------0   2. -plied us a cho--|
D  ---2-----------------------------------|
A  3--------------------------------------|   3. -sle of the
E  ---------------------------------------|

e  ---------0-------|   1. priest
B  ------------3----|
G  ------2--------2-|    2. -or
D  ---0-------------|
A  0----------------|   3. last
E  -----------------|

e  ---------0-------|   1. ...
B  ------------3----|
G  ------0--------0-|   2. your
D  ---2-------------|
A  2----------------|   3. bus
E  -----------------|

[CODA]

e  ---------0-------|   1. home / and this is where i
B  ------------1----|
G  ------2--------2-|   1. home / and if you're running
D  ---2-------------|
A  0----------------|   2. go / know i'll always
E  -----------------|   (4 TIMES)

e  ---------2-------|   2. go / just when it rains
B  ------------3----|
G  ------4--------4-|   1. late / this is where i'll
D  ---4-------------|
A  2----------------|   2. wait...
E  -----------------|   (4 TIMES)

THIS REPEATS FOR THE SECOND HALF AS WELL.

THE OUTRO IS JUST THE LAST TWO CHORDS REPEATED TWICE


And if it rains all day
Call on you I'll call on you
Like I used to
Slide down beside and wrap you in stories
Tailored entirely for you
I'll remind you
We exchanged a vow
I love you I always will

A call girl with yesterday eyes was our witness and priest
Stockport supporters club kindly provided a choir
Your vow was your smile
As we move down the isle
Of the last bus home
And this is where I go
Just when it rains

Blinking and stoned
Rain in your hair
You only smoke �cause it's something to share
Singing bring on the night
To have and to hold
The sodium light turning silver to gold

Spitfire thin and strung like a violin
I was
Yours was the face with a grace
From a different age
You were the sun in my Sunday morning
You were the sun in my Sunday morning
Telling me never to go
So I'll live on the smile
And move down the isle
Of the last bus home
And if you're running late
This is where I'll go
Know I'll always wait

            
            
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Guit4rG0d 10 Oct 11, 2009 04:15 PM

Everything sounds good, but a little visually messy around the chorus

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Grayth 10 Aug 25, 2011 09:19 AM

Incredible song, well done for putting up my favourite lyrics ever. Tidy it up visually and you've got a 5 star tab!

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ahordeofrand 10 Jul 14, 2013 07:49 PM

I'm a terrible guitar player. That said, I've figured out a good chunk of this
song and sort of faked the rest.
To say that I'm proud I've managed THIS much is an understatement.

This is cleaning up some of the visually icky portions of the tab.
It seems I left it a bit messy.

Enjoy?...

STANDARD TUNING

INTRO AND VERSES

e ---------0-------| And if it rains all day, call on you I'll call on
B ------------0----|
G ------7--------7-|
D ---5-------------|
A 7----------------|
E -----------------| (repeated)

e ---------0-------| you. Like I
B ------------0----|
G ------5--------5-|
D ---3-------------|
A 5----------------|
E -----------------| (repeated)

e ---------0-------| used to
B ------------0----|
G ------5--------5-|
D ---5-------------|
A 3----------------|
E -----------------| (repeated)

OUTRO TO CHORUS

e -----------------|
B ---------3-------|
G ------0-----0----|
D ---2-----------0-|
A 2----------------|
E -----------------|

e -----------------|
B ---------3-------|
G ------2-----2----|
D ---0-----------0-|
A 0----------------|
E -----------------|

e 0---------------|
B 0---------------|
G 0---------------|
D 2---------------|
A 3---------------|
E ----------------|

CHORUS INTRO

e -----------------|
B ------3-----3----|
G ---------2-----2-|
D ---0-------------|
A 0----------------|
E -----------------|

e ---------0-------|
B ------------3----|
G ------0--------0-|
D ---2-------------|
A 2----------------|
E -----------------|
[THIS IS ONLY PLAYED THE FIRST TIME INTO THE CHORUS]

CHORUS

[CODA BEGINS HERE]

e ---------0-------| 1. A call girl with
B ------------0----|
G ------0--------0-| 2. Stockport sup-
D ---2-------------|
A 3----------------| 3. vow was your
E -----------------|

e ---------0-------| 1. yesterday
B ------------3----|
G ------0--------0-| 2. -porters club
D ---2-------------|
A 3----------------| 3. smile as we
E -----------------|

e ---------0-------| 1. eyes was our
B ------------0----|
G ------0--------0-| 2. kindly sup
D ---2-------------|
A 3----------------| 3. moved down the ai-
E -----------------|

e ---------0-------| 1. witness and
B ------------3----|
G ------0--------0-| 2. -plied us a cho-
D ---2-------------|
A 3----------------| 3. -sle of the
E -----------------|

e ---------0-------| 1. priest
B ------------3----|
G ------2--------2-| 2. -ir
D ---0-------------|
A 0----------------| 3. last
E -----------------|

e ---------0-------| 1. ...
B ------------3----|
G ------0--------0-| 2. your
D ---2-------------|
A 2----------------| 3. bus
E -----------------|

[CODA]

e ---------0-------| 1. home / and this is where i
B ------------1----|
G ------2--------2-| 1. home / and if you're running
D ---2-------------|
A 0----------------| 2. go / know i'll always
E -----------------| (4 TIMES)

e ---------2-------| 2. go / just when it rains
B ------------3----|
G ------4--------4-| 1. late / this is where i'll
D ---4-------------|
A 2----------------| 2. wait...
E -----------------| (4 TIMES)

THIS REPEATS FOR THE SECOND HALF AS WELL.

THE OUTRO IS JUST THE LAST TWO CHORDS REPEATED TWICE

And if it rains all day
Call on you I'll call on you
Like I used to
Slide down beside and wrap you in stories
Tailored entirely for you
I'll remind you
We exchanged a vow
I love you I always will

A call girl with yesterday eyes was our witness and priest
Stockport supporters club kindly provided a choir
Your vow was your smile
As we move down the isle
Of the last bus home
And this is where I go
Just when it rains

Blinking and stoned
Rain in your hair
You only smoke �cause it's something to share
Singing bring on the night
To have and to hold
The sodium light turning silver to gold

Spitfire thin and strung like a violin
I was
Yours was the face with a grace
From a different age
You were the sun in my Sunday morning
You were the sun in my Sunday morning
Telling me never to go
So I'll live on the smile
And move down the isle
Of the last bus home
And if you're running late
This is where I'll go
Know I'll always wait

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