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This is a tab for Stu Larsen's song "The Black Tree". The song is available for download
iTunes from his EP with the same name.  You can listen to it on his MySpace for free at
.

There is also a fantastic version with a group of strings players on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3d_lnmqE9M&fmt=18

If you have any questions/comments regarding the tab, feel free to email me at 
batmanalight@gmail.com.
-----------------------------------

The song uses a capo on the 2nd fret, however it only goes over the last 5 strings. That
to say, your fretboard should look like this:

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


Because the capo is not put on ALL strings, the tab will not be done in relation to the
Meaning, the fingerings you see are the actual fingerings from the start of the neck,
not from the capo. The notes that say '2' mean open. This is very important, or else the 
won't work for you.

This same progression is fingerpicked throughout the whole song:


         h - hammer on
      p - pull off
      b - bend string up
      r - release bend
      / - slide up
      \ - slide down
      v - vibrato (sometimes written as ~)
      t - right hand tap
      x - play 'note' with heavy damping
Intro:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

Verse:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x4---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

Black tree, remember me?
From the time when we used to talk.
How strange, things have changed,
I don't know you anymore.
But you stayed the same,
That's why I came,
I need your clarity.
'Cause I find peace as I sit beneath
Your familiarity.

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x1---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

This riff comes at 0:43 (on the original studio track), played over the main verse riff.

D---0-0-0-0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7--/11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7---------------------------|

Verse 2:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x4---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D---0-0-0-0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7--/11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7---------------------------|

Black tree, remember me?
I'm the one who moved away.
Yeah, I know,
I've grown so much since yesterday.
And it's been so long
That it feels wrong
To ask anything of you.
But I'm more lost than I ever was
And I need to know you're true.

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x1---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D---0-0-0-0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7--/11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7---------------------------|


Chorus:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D---0-0-0-0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7--/11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7--------------------x2-----|

Black tree, remember me?
I hoped you might.
I was sure you saw me running through the night.

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D----0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----------------------|
A--11-11-11-11--/13-13-13-13--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7-----------------x2----|

So I cried out,
Yeah I screamed so loud
For you to rescue me.
But I was found without a sound
In your company.


e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D---0-0-0-0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7--/11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7--------------------x2-----|

On broad knees...

Verse 3:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|


Black tree, remember me
For the rest of time.
When I go,
I hope they lay me by your side.

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D---0-0-0-0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7--/11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7--------------------x2-----|

'Cause you stand tall,
Will you ever fall?
I know you never will.
You'll be free for eternity
On the other side...

Chorus 2:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

Of that old hill...
Of that old hill...

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x2---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D---0-0-0-0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7--/11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7--------------------x2-----|

Of that old hill...
Of that old hill...

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5------------------------------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2--------------------------------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2----------------------------x6---|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4-----------------------------------|
E---0-------------------------5----------------------------------------|

D----0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----------------------|
A--11-11-11-11--/13-13-13-13--\9-9-9-9--\7-7-7-7-----------------x6----|

Of that old hill...  x 6

Outro:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------5--------5-------5---------------------5--------------------|
G--------4--------2-------2-----------------------4--------------------|
D---------------2-------4------------2------------2--------------------|
A-----2-----2h4-------2----------2h4--------------2--------------------|
E---0-------------------------5-------------------0--------------------|

D----0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--------------------------|
A--11-11-11-11--\9-9-9-9--\6-6-6-6--\4-4-4-4-----/5--------------------|

            
            
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