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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

THE HAND SONG
Nickel Creek


Transcribed by "Tilleking"

#-#-# This tab is an adaptation of a PowerTab I made for the song. #-#-#

Words and Music by Nickel Creek

Dsus2
x x 0 2 3 0
	
G
3 2 0 0 3 3
	
Bm
x 2 4 4 3 2
	
A
x 0 2 2 2 0
F#m
2 4 4 3 0 x
	
Asus2
x 0 2 2 0 0
	
F#sus4/B
x 2 4 4 0 x

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Sean (Guitar)'
Gtr II (C D A E) - 'Chris (Mandolin)'

 Intro
  Q=100
  Dsus2   G         Bm      A         Dsus2             Bm      A
  Gtr I
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|-----------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-----2-3-|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4---------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|-----------------|


  Dsus2   G         Bm      A         Dsus2             Bm      N.C.
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|---------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-------|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4-------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-----------|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-----|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|---------------|


 Verse
  F#m               G                 Dsus2             Asus2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|-----------------|-------3-------3-|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-0-------------0-|-----------------|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|---3---3-----3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-----4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  F#m                 G                 Dsus2             Asus2
   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|---------0-------0-|-----------------|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-(0)---------------|-------3-------3-|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|-----3---------3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-------4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|--2--------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  N.C.     F#m        F#sus4/B Asus2
   E E E E  E E E E    E E E E  E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------0-|
|--------0--------0-|--------0----------|
|------0--------3---|------4--------2---|
|----2--------4-----|----4--------2-----|
|-------------------|--2--------0-------|
|--0--------2-------|-------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|----------------------------------------
|  H        H          H        H
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-10-------12-------|-13-------11-------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  N.C.     F#m         F#sus4/B Asus2
   E E E E  E E  E E    E E E E  E E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------0---------0-|--------0--------0-|
|------0---------3---|------4--------2---|
|----2--------4------|----4--------2-----|
|--------------------|--2--------0-------|
|--0--------2--------|-------------------|
|
|-------------------------------|TP
|  H        Q    Q      H        H
|-14-----------------|----------14-------|
|----------16---18---|-16----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


 Chorus
  Dsus2   G         Bm      A         Dsus2             Bm      A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|-----------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-----2-3-|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4---------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|-----------------|


  Dsus2   G         Bm      A         Dsus2             Bm      N.C.
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|---------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-------|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4-------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-----------|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-----|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|---------------|


 Verse
  F#m               G                 Dsus2             Asus2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|-----------------|-------3-------3-|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-0-------------0-|-----------------|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|---3---3-----3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-----4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  F#m                 G                 Dsus2             Asus2
   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|---------0-------0-|-----------------|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-(0)---------------|-------3-------3-|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|-----3---------3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-------4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|--2--------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  N.C.     F#m        F#sus4/B Asus2
   E E E E  E E E E    E E E E  E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------0-|
|--------0--------0-|--------0----------|
|------0--------3---|------4--------2---|
|----2--------4-----|----4--------2-----|
|-------------------|--2--------0-------|
|--0--------2-------|-------------------|
|
|----------------------------------------
|  H        H          H        H
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-10-------12-------|-13-------11-------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  N.C.     F#m         F#sus4/B Asus2
   E E E E  E E  E E    E E E E  E E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------0---------0-|--------0--------0-|
|------0---------3---|------4--------2---|
|----2--------4------|----4--------2-----|
|--------------------|--2--------0-------|
|--0--------2--------|-------------------|
|
|-------------------------------|TP
|  H        Q    Q      H        H
|-14-----------------|----------14-------|
|----------16---18---|-16----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


 Chorus
  Dsus2   G         Bm      A         Dsus2             Bm      A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|-----------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-----2-3-|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4---------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|-----------------|


  Dsus2     G           Bm       A           Dsus2              Bm      N.C.
   E E  E E  E E  E E   E E  E E  E E  E E   E E E E E E  E E   E E E E Q  Q
|--0------------------|--------------------|-0-----3------2-0-|---------------|
|----3------------3---|------3-2-------2-3-|---3--------------|-----3-3-------|
|-------2-0----0----0-|------4-2-----------|-----2-----0------|-----4-4-------|
|--2------------------|---4---------2------|-2----------------|---4-----------|
|---------------------|-2---------0--------|------------------|-2-------0-----|
|------------3--------|--------------------|---------3--------|---------------|
|
|  Q    Q    Q    Q     Q    Q    Q    Q     Q   Q   Q    Q
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|---------------|
|-11S==13---13---11---|-9------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------------|-----11S==13---11---|-9---8---9---11---|---------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|---------------|


 Bridge
  E E E E E E E E   E E H    Q
|-0---------------|-------------|----|
|---3-2-3-----0---|-------------|----|
|-------------0---|-----2-------|----|
|-0---------2---2-|---0---------|----|
|-----------------|-------------|----|
|---------0-------|-2-----------|----|


 Violin Solo
  F#m               G                 Dsus2             Asus2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|-----------------|-------3-------3-|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-0-------------0-|-----------------|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|---3---3-----3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-----4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  F#m                 G                 Dsus2             Asus2
   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|---------0-------0-|-----------------|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-(0)---------------|-------3-------3-|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|-----3---------3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-------4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|--2--------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  Asus2   F#m       F#sus4/BAsus2     N.C.    F#m       F#sus4/BAsus2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------0-------0-|-------0---------|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----0-------3---|-----4-------2---|-----0-------3---|-----4-------2---|
|---2-------4-----|---4-------2-----|---2-------4-----|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|-0-------2-------|-----------------|-0-------2-------|-----------------|


 Mandolin Solo
  Dsus2    G          Bm
  E E E  E E  E E E   E  E E  E  E  E  E  E
|-0-----------------|-----------------------|
|---3-----------3---|------3--2--------2--3-|
|-----2--0----0---0-|------4--2-------------|
|-2-----------------|----4----------2-------|
|-------------------|-2----------0----------|
|----------3--------|-----------------------|
|
| E E E  E E  E E E   E  E E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-8-9-9S11-9--------|-----------------------|
|------------11-9-8-|-6---------------------|
|-------------------|---11-8-10-11-11-10-11-|


  A                     Bm       A
   E E  E E  E E  E E   E E  E E  E E  E E
|--0------3-------2-0-|--------------------|
|----3----------------|------3-3-------2-3-|
|-------2------0------|------4-4-----------|
|--2------------------|---4---------2------|
|---------------------|-2---------0--------|
|------------3--------|--------------------|
|
|  Q    Q    Q    Q     Q    Q    Q    Q
|---------------------|--------------------|
|-11S==13---13---11---|-9------------------|
|---------------------|-----11S==13---11---|
|---------------------|--------------------|


  Dsus2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  Q
|-------0---------|---------------0-|-----------|----|
|-----2-------3---|-----3-------3---|-3---------|----|
|---3-------2---2-|---2---2---2-----|---2-------|----|
|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----0-----|----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|----|


 Verse
  F#m               G                 Dsus2             Asus2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|-----------------|-------3-------3-|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-0-------------0-|-----------------|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|---3---3-----3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-----4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  F#m                 G                 Dsus2             Asus2
   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E  E  E E E  E
|---------0-------0-|-----------------|-------0-------0-|-------(0)-------(0)-|
|-(0)---------------|-------3-------3-|-----3-------3---|--------0---------0--|
|-----3---------3---|-----0-------0---|---2-------2-----|-----2---------2-----|
|-------4-----4-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------0-------|---2---------2-------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------0---------|
|--2--------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|---------------------|


  Asus2   F#m       F#sus4/BAsus2     N.C.    F#m       F#sus4/BAsus2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------0-------0-|-------0---------|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----0-------3---|-----4-------2---|-----0-------3---|-----4-------2---|
|---2-------4-----|---4-------2-----|---2-------4-----|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|-0-------2-------|-----------------|-0-------2-------|-----------------|


 Chorus
  Dsus2       G             F#m      A
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E E E E E E E E
|--0----------------------|------------------|
|-----3--------------3----|------3-2-----2-3-|
|--------2--0-----0-----0-|------4-2---------|
|--2----------------------|----4-------2-----|
|-------------------------|--2-------0-------|
|--------------3----------|------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    Q
|-------------------------|------------------|
|-13-13-13-13-13S16-16-13-|------------------|
|-------------------------|-16---------------|
|-------------------------|------------------|


  Dsus2             F#m     A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-0-----3-----2-0-|-----------------|
|---3-------------|-----3-3-----2-3-|
|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4---------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|
|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  Dsus2   G         F#m     A         G                 F#m     A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|-----------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-----2-3-|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4---------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|-----------------|


 Last Chorus
  Dsus2   G         F#m     A         Dsus2             F#m     A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|-----------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-----2-3-|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4---------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|-----------------|


  Dsus2   G         F#m     A         Dsus2             F#m     N.C.
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0-----3-----2-0-|---------------|
|---3---------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|---3-------------|-----3-3-------|
|-----2-0---0---0-|-----4-2---------|-----2-----0-----|-----4-4-------|
|-2---------------|---4-------2-----|-2---------------|---4-----------|
|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-----|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------3-------|---------------|


   Outro
    Dsus2      G          F#m     A
     E  E  E E  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||---0------------------|-----------------|
||o-----3-----------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|
||---------2-0----0---0-|-----4-2---------|
||---2------------------|---4-------2-----|
||o---------------------|-2-------0-------|
||--------------3-------|-----------------|
|
|    E  E  E E  E E       W
||----------------------|-----------------|
||o----------9h11-9-----|-----------------|
||o-11h13-11------------|-----------------|
||----------------------|-----------------|


  Dsus2                 F#m     A
   E  E  E E  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--0-------3------2-0-|------------------|
|-----3---------------|-----3-3-----2-3--|
|--------2------0-----|-----4-4----------|
|--2------------------|---4-------2------|
|---------------------|-2-------0--------|
|-------------3-------|------------------|
|
|  E  E  E E  E E       W
|---------------------|------------------|
|----------9h11-9-----|------------------|
|-11h13-11------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|


  Dsus2      G          F#m     A
   E  E  E E  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--0------------------|-----------------|
|-----3-----------3---|-----3-2-----2-3-|
|--------2-0----0---0-|-----4-2---------|
|--2------------------|---4-------2-----|
|---------------------|-2-------0-------|
|-------------3-------|-----------------|
|
|  E  E  E E  E E       W
|---------------------|-----------------|
|----------9h11-9-----|-----------------|
|-11h13-11------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|


  Dsus2                 F#m     A
   E  E  E E  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--0-------3------2-0-|------------------||
|-----3---------------|-----3-3-----2-3-o||
|--------2------0-----|-----4-4----------||
|--2------------------|---4-------2------||
|---------------------|-2-------0-------o||
|-------------3-------|------------------||
|
|  E  E  E E  E E       W
|---------------------|------------------||
|----------9h11-9-----|-----------------o||
|-11h13-11------------|-----------------o||
|---------------------|------------------||



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

            
            
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aig91 4,357 Mar 23, 2009 08:47 PM

Nice work. Whoever gave this tab a 1 star rating is a moron.

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WolfPackKevin 42 Oct 18, 2009 02:09 PM

Great tab!

Just to be clear, this should be on Capo 3 for guitar.

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zakPLAYacoustic 10 Nov 01, 2009 11:29 AM

capo 4

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