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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPROUT AND THE BEAN - Joanna Newsom
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Claire
Email: nervousbreakdance@hotmail.com
Tuning:  Dropped D

This tab is extremely rough, the intro especially, as it is not a song written for the guitar.

Intro
E|--8------------8-----------------8------------8------------8----------8----------------8-----------------8--|
B|-----10--10------10--10----------10--10-----10--10----10-10-----10----------------10--10----------10--10----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----11--11------11--11--11-----11--11-----11--11----11-11----------11--11------11--11--11-----11--11-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--9---------------9-------------9---------------9------------------8-----------|
B|-----9---------------9-------------9---------------9-----------9-----11--------|
G|--------8--10----------8--10--------8--10----------8--10-----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----6--6------6--6------6--6------6--6--------|
G|-----6--6------6--6------6--6------6--6--------|
D|-----6--6------6--6------6--6------6--6--------|
A|--4----------4---------4----------4------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
               I    slept all  day

E|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----2--2-----2--2------2--2-----2--2---------|
G|-----3--3-----3--3------3--3-----3--3---------|
D|-----3--3-----3--3------3--3-----3--3---------|
A|--1---------1---------1---------1-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
          I woke with distaste

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----6--6------6--6------6--6------6--6--------|
G|-----6--6------6--6------6--6------6--6--------|
D|-----6--6------6--6------6--6------6--6--------|
A|--4----------4---------4----------4------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
                        And I   railed

E|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----2--2-----2--2------2--2-----2--2---------|
G|-----3--3-----3--3------3--3-----3--3---------|
D|-----3--3-----3--3------3--3-----3--3---------|
A|--1---------1---------1---------1-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
                       And I    raved        That the

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----3--3-----3--3------3--3-----3--3--------|
D|-----4--4-----4--4------4--4-----4--4--------|
A|-----4--4-----4--4------4--4-----4--4--------|
D|--4---------4---------4---------4------------|
      difference        between

E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0--------|
D|-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1--------|
A|-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1--------|
D|--1---------1--------1---------1------------|
                 The sprout and the bean

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----3--3-----3--3------3--3-----3--3--------|
D|-----4--4-----4--4------4--4-----4--4--------|
A|-----4--4-----4--4------4--4-----4--4--------|
D|--4---------4---------4---------4------------|
             It is a golden ring

E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0--------|
D|-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1--------|
A|-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1--------|
D|--1---------1--------1---------1------------|
            It is a twisted string

Bridge
E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-----------6---------------|
D|--------4----4-------------|     x6
A|-----4----------4----------|
D|--4------------------------|
And you can ask the councilors

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-----------3----------------|
D|--------1----1--------------|       x6
A|-----1----------1-----------|
D|--1-------------------------|
And you can ask the king

E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-----------6---------------|
D|--------4----4-------------|     x6
A|-----4----------4----------|
D|--4------------------------|
And I'll say the same thing

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-----------3----------------|
D|--------1----1--------------|       x6
A|-----1----------1-----------|
D|--1-------------------------|
And it's a funny thing                     Should we

Chorus
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|--------4----------4---------4-----------4------|
A|-----4---------4----------4----------4----------|
D|--4--------4-----------4---------4--------------|
      go outside                             Should we

E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|--------1---------1---------1----------1------|
A|-----1--------1----------1----------1---------|
D|--1--------1---------1----------1-------------|
     go outside                            Should we

Repeat for "Should we break some bread? / Are you interested?"

There's a few little harp parts over the chorus
E|--9---6--6-------------------4--4---3-----------3-----------|
B|--7---7--7-------------------6--6---4--4----4-----4---------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--6--6---9---11--6-----------------16--15---11--11-----------|
B|--7--7---11--11--7----------------18--16---11--11------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|


"Solo" type thing
E|--18--16--14--13--11--9--6----------------------------------|
B|-------14-------14-------7---------9---6---9---6--6---------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat verse with this over it

E|--9---------------9-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----9----------------9----------9-------9--------9---------------------|
G|--------8--10-----------8--10-----10------10------10--8--10-------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--4--------4---------4------------------------|
B|-----6--------6---------6---------------------|
G|--------6--------6---------6------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|            x4
A|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
         And danger danger drawing near them was a white

E|--6---------6----------6-----------------------|
B|-----6---------6----------6--------------------|
G|--------8----------8---------8-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|           x4
A|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
       coat and danger danger drawing near them was a broad boat

Repeat for "And the water water running clear beneath a white throat /
And the hollow chatter of the talking of the tadpoles"


Chorus


Outro.... your guess is as good as mine.  I'm not even going to try.

            
            
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charkopolis 30 May 29, 2006 09:23 AM

Thank you so much for tabbing this song! Now I don't have to do it myself. Check out my tab of silent all these years by tori amos.
-clark

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charkopolis 30 May 29, 2006 09:23 AM

Thank you so much for tabbing this song! Now I don't have to do it myself. Check out my tab of silent all these years by tori amos.
-clark

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