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Tabbed according to the "Live at Abbey Road" version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GzGMEvkjrI

Tuning: Standard
Capo: 3

The beat of this is song is very strange, the drums appear to be in or 6/8, but 
the guitar over the top is almost in 4/4. I'll try and show this on the tab, with 
v showing on the beat, and ^ showing off the beat.

  E7                      Am6
  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ 
e|0-----0----------------|0-----0----------------|
B|0-----0----------------|0-----0----------------|
G|4-----4----------------|2-----2----------------|
D|6-----6----------------|4-----4----------------|
A|5-----5----------------|3-----3----------------|
E|0-----0----------------|0-----0----------------|
  
  E7                      Am6
  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
e|0-----0-----0-----0----|0-----0----------------|
B|0-----0-----0-----0----|0-----0----------------|
G|4-----4-----4-----4----|2-----2----------------|
D|6-----6-----6-----6----|4-----4----------------|
A|5-----5-----5-----5----|3-----3----------------|
E|0-----0-----0-----0----|0-----0----------------|

This is repeated over most of the song.

Let's call "056400" E7, and "034200" Am6

Intro:
E7 Am6 E7 Am6 E7 Am6 E7 Am6

       E7
So I'm there
Am6                    E7
Charging around with a juggernaut brow
Am6                     E7
Overdraft, speeches and deadlines to make
Am6                       E7
Cramming commitments like cats in a sack
Am6                  E7
Telephone burn and a purposeful gait
     Am6                  E7
When out of a doorway the tentacles stretch
     Am6            
Of a song that I know
        E7             Am6
And the world moves in slow-mo
E7
Straight to my head
         Am6                    E7
like the first cigarette of the day

         Am6           E7
And it's you, and it's May
          Am6                  E7
And we're sleeping through the day
        Am6        E7
And I'm five years ago
          Am6            (E7)
And three thousand miles away

E7 Am6 E7 Am6

     E7
Do I have
        Am6 
time? A man of my calibre
E7                         Am6
Stood in the street like a sleepwalking teenager
E7
No.
      Am6 
And I dealt with this years ago
E7                 Am6
I took a hammer to every memento
    E7                  Am6
But image on image like beads on a rosary
E7                     Am6
pulled through my head as the music takes hold
        E7                   Am6
and the sickener hits; I can work till I break
      E7
but I love the bones of you
Am6                  E7
That, I will never escape

         Am6           E7
And it's you, and it's May
          Am6                  E7
And we're sleeping through the day
        Am6        E7
And I'm five years ago
          Am6            E7
And three thousand miles away
      Am6           E7
And I can't move my arm
            Am6                E7
Through the fear that you will wake
        Am6        E7
And I'm five years ago
          Am6
And three thousand miles away

Bridge (2:19)

  A5         G#5           B5
  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  
e|------------------------|------------------------|\
B|------------------------|------------------------| \
G|------------------------|------------------------|  \
D|7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|  / x2
A|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-| /
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|/

  A5    G#5   B5    G#5    A5    G#5   B5    G#5
  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ 
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|7-7-7-6-6-6-9-9-9-6-6-6-|7-7-7-6-6-6-9-9-9-6-6-6-|
A|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E|5-5-5-4-4-4-7-7-7-4-4-4-|5-5-5-4-4-4-7-7-7-4-4-4-|

(2:31)
  
  D5                                   B5
  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ 
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

  D5                                   
  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ 
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

(2:40)

Here there is very light strumming of Dsus2

e|5
B|5
G|7
D|7
A|5
E|-

in the background, with this picked over the top: (s means slide)

   v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ --------|
e|------------------------|------------------------|        |
B|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----|        |
G|------------------------|------------------------|        |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------|        |
A|------------------------|------------------------|        |
E|------------------------|------------------------|        |
                                                            |
   v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^         |
e|------------------------|------------------------|        |
B|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----|        |
G|------------------------|------------------------|        |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------|        |
A|------------------------|------------------------|        |
E|------------------------|------------------------|        |
                                                         REPEAT
   v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^         |
e|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----|        |
B|------------------------|------------------------|        |
G|------------------------|------------------------|        |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------|        |
A|------------------------|------------------------|        |
E|------------------------|------------------------|        |
                                                            |
   v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^         |
e|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----|        |
B|------------------------|------------------------|        |
G|------------------------|------------------------|        |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------|        |
A|------------------------|------------------------|        |
E|------------------------|------------------------|--------|

(3:12)

It returns to E7 and Am6 in the background, with this over the top:

  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
e|------------------------|------------------------|--------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|        |
G|------------------------|------------------------|        |
D|------------------------|------------------------|        |
A|------------------------|3-----3-----------------|        |
E|0-----0-----------------|------------------------|        |
                                                          REPEAT 
  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^          |
e|------------------------|------------------------|        |
B|------------------------|------------------------|        |
G|------------------------|------------------------|        |
D|2-----2-----------------|------------------------|        |
A|------------2-----------|3-----3-----------------|        |
E|------------------0-----|------------3-----3-----|--------|

(3:29)
Now it returns to the chorus, with chords E7 and Am6

E7        Am6        E7
And I'm five years ago
          Am6             E7
And three thousand miles away
        Am6        E7
And I'm five years ago
          Am6             E7
And three thousand miles away
         Am6           E7
And it's you, and it's May
          Am6                  E7
And we're sleeping through the day
        Am6        E7
And I'm five years ago
          Am6            E7
And three thousand miles away

            
            
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