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This is a tab I transcribed from their live performance at Warfield in Oct 2010. You can 
watch the video for further reference.


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                               BELOW MY FEET - Mumford and Sons
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Tabbed by: Macheeoo
Email: macheeoo@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard CAPO IV


[Intro]

played with Ben on piano)
   Em          C         G          D       Em      D       C        D       G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8----8-8---8----8-8\--3---3-3---7---7-7/8---8-8\7---7-7\5---5-5--------------|
G|----0----------0----------0---------0-------0-------0-------0-----2---2-2--0~--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------0----------|
A|--7---7--7------------------------5--5--5/7--7--7\5--5--5\3--3--3--------------|
E|-------------8---8--8\--3--3--3-----------------------------------2--2--2--3~--|
          ***this is just the notes not the timing, listen to the song to get the rhythm


[Verse]

    G          C         Em         D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------1---1-1-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--3---3-3------0-------0---0-0----2---2-2----------------------------------|
D|----0--------------------2----------0--------------------------------------|
A|-------------3--3--3-------------------------------------------------------|
E|--3--3--3--------------0--0--0----2--2--2----------------------------------|
            ***Here are the four chords used in the verse(s) and below is the
               order with lyrics...

          G          C                  G
You were cold as the blood through your bones
         C               G          G/F#   Em          (Walk down low E string)
And the light which led us from our chosen homes
   C        G
Well I was lost

           G
And now I sleep
           C              G
Sleep the hours and that I don't weep
        C                G     G/F#      Em
When all I knew was steeped in blackened holes
 C     G
I was lost


D   G     D    G
hm  hmm  hmm  hmm
C   Em   C   Em   D   G
hm  hmm  hm  hmm  hmm hmm


[Chorus]     ***Light pick

Em      C       G       D
Keep the earth below my feet
Em      C       G          D
For all my sweat, my blood runs weak
Em      C       G          D
Let me learn from where I have been
        C          Em     C           G
Keep my eyes to serve and hands to learn
        C          Em     C           G
Keep my eyes to serve and hands to learn


[Verse 2]

          ***This is slightly different.
     G          C          Em           D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0---0-0----1---1-1-----------0------------------------------------------|
G|-----0----------0--------0----0------2---2-2-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------2-----------0-----------------------------------|
A|--------------3--3--3------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3--3--3---------------0---0--0----2--2--2-------------------------------|

         G
So I was still
     C              G
I was under your spell
       C             G   G/F#    Em
When I was told by Jesus all was well
     C          G
So all must be well

              G
Just give me time
         C                G
You know your desires and mine
         C         G     G/F# Em
Wrap my flesh in ivory and in twine
   C           G
For I must be well


REPEAT CHORUS x1

         ***Strumming the chords in the "hands to learn" part of chorus
            and from this point on!

D     G      D   G

C    Em     C   Em     D    G
                       ah   ah

D     G
ah    ah
C    Em     C   Em     D    G
ah   ah     ah  ah    ah    ah


Em      C       G       D
Keep the earth below my feet
Em      C       G          D
For all my sweat, my blood runs weak
Em      C       G          D
Let me learn from where I have been
        C          Em     C           G
Keep my eyes to serve and hands to learn
D       C          Em     C           G
Keep my eyes to serve and hands to learn


D     G     D    G
ah   ah     ah   ah
C    Em     C   Em     D    G
ah   ah     ah  ah     ah   ah
D    G      C    Em    C   Em
D    G
ah   ah

ah  ah.....

Cheers for learning a new song!



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Macheeoo 2,049 Sep 30, 2012 07:37 AM

for anyone learning this song after the release of 'Babel', I tabbed this using video of live performances BEFORE the album was released. The lyrics may have changed/rearranged but the chords and intro are correct! Thanks!

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gibsongalore184 41 Oct 05, 2012 11:21 PM

This is pretty dang close! I tabbed it out after their performance on SNL and this is pretty spot on!

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WilhelmTheGreen 10 Jun 04, 2014 02:56 PM

An excellent tab. Many thanks for your work!

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