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Walk On The Ocean chords

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Walk on the Ocean
Toad the Wet Sprocket

Tabbed by: Robby Townsend
E-mail: sportsnerd2584@yahoo.com
Not my professional e-mail but if you have any questions feel free to send one

Tuning: Standard
Capo: 4th fret
Time Signature: 3/4


-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Verse
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
We spotted the O-

  B          Eadd9      B           C#7sus4
E-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3-|
B-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3-|
G-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2-|
D-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2-|
A-2--2-2-2-2-3--3-3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2--0--0-0-0-0-|
E-3--3-3-3-3------------3--3-3-3-3-------------|
  cean                      at the head of the trail

  G#m7       Eadd9      B            C#7sus4
E3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3----|
B-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---|
G-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2---|
D-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2---|
A-2--2-2-2-2-3--3-3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0---|
E-0--0-0-0-0------------3--3-3-3-3--------------|
                                But where are we


    *Same pattern*        *and then*
  B     Eadd9 B     G#m7  C#sus4   C#        Csus2
E-3-----3-----3-----3--|--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
B-3-----3-----3-----3--|--3--3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--|
G-0-----0-----0-----2--|--2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
D-0-----2-----0-----2--|--2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
A-2-----3-----2-----0--|--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
E-3-----------3--------|---------------------------------------------|
  going?        That is so far away

Somebody

  B     Eadd9 B     G#m7          Em    F#    B     G#m7
E-3-----3-----3-----3------|------3-----3-----3-----3--|
B-3-----3-----3-----3------|------3-----3-----3-----3--|
G-0-----0-----0-----2------|------0-----0-----0-----2--|
D-0-----2-----0-----2------|------2-----0-----0-----2--|
A-2-----3-----2-----0------|------2-----0-----2-----0--|
E-3-----------3------------|------0-----2-----3--------|
told me,        that this is the place

where

  B     Eadd9 B     G#m7  C#sus4   C#        Csus2
E-3-----3-----3-----3--|--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
B-3-----3-----3-----3--|--3--3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--|
G-0-----0-----0-----2--|--2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
D-0-----2-----0-----2--|--2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
A-2-----3-----2-----0--|--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
E-3-----------3--------|---------------------------------------------|
everything's better,      and everything's safe


-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Chorus
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Walk on the

  Em          B                      F#      F#  C#
E-3--------------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3-2-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0|
B-3--------------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2|
G-0--------------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2|
D-2-2-2-2--------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2|
A-2-2-2-2-----2----------2-----------------------0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0|
E-0-0-0-0-2-3-3----------3--------------------------------------------|
   Ocean,                      Step on the stone
   Flesh becomes water         Wood becomes bone


-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Verse 2
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

*Same as Verse 1*

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Chorus
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

*Repeat Chorus twice*

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Solo
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
*Mostly just a slow slide by an electric*

Guitar One
E---------------------------|
B-2/9~~~~~~~-7-9-7~~~~~~-6\-|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------| x4
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

Guitar Two
  Em          B                      F#      F#  C#
E-3--------------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3-2-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0|
B-3--------------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2|
G-0--------------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2|
D-2-2-2-2--------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2|
A-2-2-2-2-----2----------2-----------------------0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0|
E-0-0-0-0-2-3-3----------3--------------------------------------------|

^ Repeated four times ^

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Verse 3
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
*Basically the same as Verse 1 and 2*

Now we're back at the

  B          Eadd9      B           C#7sus4
E-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3-|
B-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3-|
G-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2-|
D-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2-|
A-2--2-2-2-2-3--3-3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2--0--0-0-0-0-|
E-3--3-3-3-3------------3--3-3-3-3-------------|
  Homestead                    where the air makes choke

  G#m7       Eadd9      B            C#7sus4
E-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
B-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-|
D-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-|
A-2--2-2-2-2-3--3-3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0-|
E-0--0-0-0-0------------3--3-3-3-3------------|
                                And people don't know you


  B     Eadd9 B     G#m7  C#sus4   C#         Csus2
E-3-----3-----3-----3--|--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
B-3-----3-----3-----3--|--3--3-3-3-2--2-2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--|
G-0-----0-----0-----2--|--2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
D-0-----2-----0-----2--|--2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
A-2-----3-----2-----0--|--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
E-3-----------3--------|---------------------------------------------|
                         And trust is a joke

We don't even have

  B     Eadd9 B     G#m7          Em    F#    B     G#m7
E-3-----3-----3-----3------|------3-----3-----3-----3--|
B-3-----3-----3-----3------|------3-----3-----3-----3--|
G-0-----0-----0-----2------|------0-----0-----0-----2--|
D-0-----2-----0-----2------|------2-----0-----0-----2--|
A-2-----3-----2-----0------|------2-----0-----2-----0--|
E-3-----------3------------|------0-----2-----3--------|
pictures,             just memories to hold

that grow

  B     Eadd9 B     G#m7
E-3-----3-----3-----3-----|
B-3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G-0-----0-----0-----2-----|
D-0-----2-----0-----2-----|
A-2-----3-----2-----0-----|
E-3-----------3-----------|
sweeter each season   as we slowly grow

  G#m
E-0----|
B-0----|
G-0----|
D-2----|
A-2----|
E-0----|
  old

Full Lyrics:

We spotted the ocean at the head of the trail
Where are we going, that is so far away
Then somebody told me that this is the place
Where everything's better, and everything's safe

Walk on the ocean
Step on the stones
Flesh becomes water
Wood becomes bone

And half and hour later we packed up our things
We said we'd send letters and all those little things
And they knew we were lying, but they smiled just the same
It seemed they'd already forgotten we'd came

Walk on the ocean
Step on the stones
Flesh becomes water
Wood becomes bone

Now we're back at the homestead
Where the air makes you choke
And people don't know you
And trust is a joke
We don't even have pictures
Just memories to hold
That grow sweeter each season
As we slowly grow old


| /  slide up
| ~  vibrato


Some notes about the tab:
- This is my first tab; hopefully it's pretty readable and pretty accurate. I'd like to 
credit to the chord tabs before me for the idea of capo on 4th and some initial chord shapes.
-Thanks to my dad, who introduced my to Toad in the 90s when i was young, and still is 
on top of the newest and best indie and all around good rock albums than me.
-Played acoustic besides the solo, but I like the sound on electric guitar with a lot of 
Fun song to play with.

In the Verse,
-For anyone struggling with my timing, it's a simple "One  Two and Three and" strum 
for most of the chords
-Hopefully the shortening of the repetitive part isn't confusing, simply wanted to make 
as consolidated as possible.
-Within the group of Cs, he really just does one and hammers on and off, which sounds 
but I decided to put it simply.
-The F# during "this is the place" is actually an F#sus11.


In the Chorus,
-Ignore the Highest 3 strings for the Em; it's there to show the easiest finger progression.
-I normally down pick until the B, and then begin down picking again until the C#.
-The second F# is actually an F#sus4 but I had no space.

In the solo,
- I figured I'd add a few extra notes for some fun. Sounds beautiful if you get the 
right, which I tried to indicate with the vibratos. Todd Nichols plays around with it in 
so try some improv out yourself!

On the final note,
-I didn't know what to end it on but thought this sounded cool. It's hard to get a dark 
note on the 4th fret

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"Little bro, life's tough, get a helmet." - Boy Meets World

            
            
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