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Song: Farewell 
Artist: Rod Stewart
Album: Smiler

The song sounds closer to the record if you play it with a capo on the fifth fret, as a commenter notes. 
I've tabbed the song without a capo, so that people who do not have one can play it.

Main riff:

   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|-3-----3-3-3----|--3---3---0-0--|---------------|----------------|
B|-3-----3-3-3----|--2---2---2-2--|--------------2|--2-------------|
G|-0-----0-0-0----|--3---3---2-2--|--------------2|--2-------------|
D|-0-----0-0-0----|--0---0---2-2--|4-2-4-2-------2|--2-4-2-4-2-----|
A|-2-----2-2-2----|----------0-0--|0-0-0-0-------0|--0-0-0-0-0-----|
E|-3-----3-3-3----|---------------|---------------|----------------|
   G                 D       A

Note: The riff above is a suggestion. The way the guitarist plays it changes a lot during the song, so I 
suggest playing variations on the underlying chords.

Riff 1: 

e|----------------------0---|
B|----------------------2---|
G|-0--------------------2---|
D|-----4---2---0--------2---|
A|-----------------0----0---|
E|--------------------------|

Note: Try playing either Riff 1 or the underlying chords and see which you prefer.

GENERAL NOTES: 

All verses have the same chords.

Try throwing in the occasional A7 in place of an A to see if it sounds better.

The chords that are in parentheses are like that because I can't quite tell what's being played.

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Intro: Main riff x5 

Verse 1: 
D                 Riff 1 (G)
Fare thee well my brother
  (D)          A
Please don't stand in my way
     D                 A
I'm going down to that dirty town
    G       D      A
no matter what you say
     D                (G)  
You fooled me and you ruled me
(A)        D               
and you played in every part
         G          A                D         
I gotta go, it's no use me stayin' home
                
Verse 2
 
Verse 3

Chorus 1: 
            
        G    D
Well I love you
          G        D         G        D
Shall I write or phone from Paris or Rome
          G       D                 
and I'll miss you all
       G        D       A
even tho' you tried to hold me back

G D A

G D A7

Verse 4

Chorus 2:
                    G    D            
All I can say is I love you
          G       D           G       D
Shall I write or phone from Paris or Rome
        G                     D
And I think I'm always gonna miss you

Main riff x1
       G    D
And I love you always

Main riff x1
             G            D
I think I'm always gonna miss ya
       G        D       A                
even tho' you tried to hold me back

G D A

G D A (whistling over chords)

Bridge/break:

Variation on main riff x3 (the A comes earlier than in the main riff; play the A very slowly 
last time through):

   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 
e|-3---3-3-3-3---3|----0----------|
B|-3---3-3-3-3---2|----2----------|
G|-0---0-0-0-0---3|----2----------|
D|-0---0-0-0-0---0|----2----------|
A|-2---2-2-2-2----|----0----------|
E|-3---3-3-3-3----|---------------|
   G             D     A

Then play A for two measures

G D A until fade (similar to the main riff, but the A doesn't come 'til the 3rd measure)

            
            
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trivking 10 Jan 24, 2012 04:46 AM

Try capo on 5th and D, A & E. It's how it's played! Try it!

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