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Passing Afternoon chords

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                   Passing Afternoon - Iron & Wine 
Tabbed by: Alex

Tuning: Standard, Capo II

            C                   D               G        C
There are times that walk from you like some passing afternoon 
G                  D          Em         D
Summer warmed the open window of her honeymoon 
          C              D              G               C
And she chose a yard to burn, but the ground remembers her 
G                     D                   Em         D
Wooden spoons, her children stir her bougainvillea blooms 

            C                D              G                C
There are things that drift away like our endless, numbered days 
G                 D                   Em             D
Autumn blew the quilt right off the perfect bed she made 
            C          D            G                 C
And she's chosen to believe in the hymns her mother sings 
G                   D                 Em               D
Sunday pulls its children from their piles of fallen leaves 

             C                D             G            C
There are sailing ships that pass all our bodies in the grass 
G                       D                Em              D
Springtime calls her children 'till she lets them go at last 
            C             D                 G                C
And she's chosen where to be, though she's lost her wedding ring 
G                      D                 Em         D
Somewhere near her misplaced jar of bougainvillea seeds 

            C               D               G                   C
There are things we can't recall, blind as night that finds us all 
G                   D               Em            D
Winter tucks her children in, her fragile china dolls 
         C             D               G                C
But my hands remember hers, rolling 'round the shaded ferns 
G                  D                Em                D
Naked arms, her secrets still like songs I'd never learned 

            C               D         G         C
There are names across the sea, only now I do believe 
G                     D                   Em               D
Sometimes with the windows closed, she'll sit and think of me 
             C                  D                  G               C
But she'll mend his tattered clothes, and they'll kiss as if they know 
G                 D                  Em           D
A baby sleeps in all our bones, so scared to be alone

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guitarplaya070 134 Dec 31, 2008 10:04 AM

good job overall, just two things that would make it nearly perfect....

First off, and most important, the first chord of the song is a C (relative to the capo on 2), therefore every other phrase should begin w/ a C rather than a G...

Secondly, I think the D's should be played w/ an F# bassnote (using thumb), of course relative to capo.... good job tho, and thank you for taking the time for writing it out!!!

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mooon 51 Jan 14, 2009 07:55 PM

yea, good job overall!
i found it sounded slightly better if in the first and third line of every verse, change the G to an F and the C to a C9

thanks for posting

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black_fox87 10 Mar 11, 2009 04:21 PM

I agree with guitarplaya070 but I also think it sounds better if you switch the Em to G in the same phrases that you change the C...

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