Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Ship Of Promises Acoustic tab

2,112 views 1 this week
2 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 7
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
This tab is for the acoustic version of Ship of Promises by Villagers from the album 
Becoming a Jackal.
It is transcribed from this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB1sfcBbczs

This tab is only a loose representation of the strumming/picking pattern, you'll have to 
watch the video to get it perfect.

Because he uses multiple versions of the same chord, they are written in tab in the 
order they appear in the song.
I've rewritten them at the start of each new section to avoid confusion. This also 
allows you to play as you read.

This is the first tab I've posted so comments are welcome.


VERSE 1

    E            C#m          G#m
e|--4---4---4----4---4---4----4---4---4--|
B|--5---5---5----5---5---5----4---4---4--|
G|--4---4---4----4h6-6---6----4---4---4--|
D|--6---6---6----6---6---6----6---6---6--|
A|----------------------------6---6---6--|
E|-0-------------------------4-----------|

          E
You see a mask from your window at night,
       C#m                               G#m
so you wake, and you go outside, and you put it on.

          E
And they treat you in a different way,
        C#m                                       G#m
but you can't understand what they say, after you put it on.



CHORUS 1

    G#aug   E        Caug    G#       A        E        D        A
e|--0--0----0---0----0--0-------------0---0----12--12---5---5----0---0--|
B|--5--5----5---5----9--9----9---9----10--10---9---9----7---7----5---5--|
G|--5--5----4---4----9--9----8---8----9---9----9---9----7---7----6---6--|
D|--6--6----6---6----10-10---10--10---11--11---9---9----7---7----7-6/7--|
A|----------7---7------------11--11---0---0----x---x-------------0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------------0---0--------------------|


     G#aug              E                Caug5              G#
So a change is never an end, cos this is happening all over again.
              A            E            D            A       (6/7)
And it's been days since I left on this ship of promises.



VERSE 2

    E            C#m          G#m
e|--4---4--7p4---4---4---4----4---4---4--|
B|--5---5---5----5---5---5----4---4---4--|
G|--4---4---4----4h6-6---6----4---4---4--|
D|--6---6---6----6---6---6----6---6---6--|
A|----------------------------6---6---6--|
E|-0-------------------------4-----------|

        E
Another day, another denial,
      C#m                                     G#m
every longing is up on trial, so you learn to put it on.

       E                        (7p4)
As the captian calls everyone in,
       C#m                                         G#m
To the dancehall and the night begins, you have to put it on.



CHORUS 2

    G#aug   E        Caug    G#       A        E        D        A
e|--0--0----0---0----0--0-------------0---0----12--12---5---5----0---0--|
B|--5--5----5---5----9--9----9---9----10--10---9---9----7---7----5---5--|
G|--5--5----4---4----9--9----8---8----9---9----9---9----7---7----6---6--|
D|--6--6----6---6----10-10---10--10---11--11---9---9----7---7----7-6/7--|
A|----------7---7------------11--11---0---0----x---x-------------0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------------0---0--------------------|


          G#aug                  E             Caug5           G#
All these visions of a welcoming party, pretty party have been lost.
             A            E             D            A     (6/7)
Cos it's the same since I left on this ship of promises.



VERSE 3

    E            C#m          G#m
e|--4---4---4----4---4---4----4---4---4--|
B|--5---5---5----5---5---5----4---4---4--|
G|--4---4---4----4h6-6---6----4---4---4--|
D|--6---6---6----6---6---6----6---6---6--|
A|----------------------------6---6---6--|
E|-0-------------------------4-----------|

        E
All the churches I remember well,
         C#m                                          G#m
Clocking in and out to the sound of the bell, we just put it on.

   E
It takes you in, and it scrubs you clean,
       C#m                           G#m
And it santises every dream, and you put it on, you just put it on.



CHORUS 3

    G#aug   E        Caug   G#       A        E        D        A
e|--0--0----0---0----0--0-------------0---0----12--12---5---5----0---0--|
B|--5--5----5---5----9--9----9---9----10--10---9---9----7---7----5---5--|
G|--5--5----4---4----9--9----8---8----9---9----9---9----7---7----6---6--|
D|--6--6----6---6----10-10---10--10---11--11---9---9----7---7----7-6/7--|
A|----------7---7------------11--11---0---0----x---x-------------0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------------0---0--------------------|


         G#aug         E           Caug5          G#
But I'll meet you inbetween what I say and what I mean
            A            E            D            A
And we will make our own mess on this ship of promises.
             A             E            D            A
Cos it's the same since we left on this ship of promises.
            A              E            D            A    (6/7)
And we just could not care less on this ship of promises.


CODA

    A5addD#    A        E            C#m          G#m
e|--0--0--0----0--------4---4---4----4---4---4----4---4---4--|
B|--5--5--5----5--------5---5---5----5---5---5----4---4---4--|
G|--8--8--8----6--------4---4---4----4h6-6---6----4---4---4--|
D|--7--7--7----7--------6---6---6----6---6---6----6---6---6--|
A|--0--0--0----0----------------------------------6---6---6--|
E|---------------------0-------------------------4-----------|


A5addD#  A       E       C#m     G#m
Don't... look... back.........

E       C#m     G#m
Ooo...............


OUTRO
                              (Not sure)
    E            C#m          G#maj7sus4   G            F#m          E
e|--4---4--7p4---4---4---4----4---4---4----3---3---3----2---2---2----0--|
B|--5---5---5----5---5---5----4---4---4----3---3---3----2---2---2----0--|
G|--4---4---4----4h6-6---6----6---6---4----4---4---4----2---2---2----1--|
D|--6---6---6----6---6---6----5---5---5----5---5---5----4---4---4----2--|
A|----------------------------6---6---6----5---5---5----4---4---4----2--|
E|-0-------------------------4-------------3---3---3----2---2---2----0--|


E       C#m       G#maj7sus4       G       F#m       E
Ooo...         ...ooo...        ...ooo...        ...ooo




Tab by WhiskeeWarm.

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
2 comments total.
0 reply
eclareg 32 Oct 10, 2013 01:54 PM

Thanks so much for posting this! Have been waiting years!

0 reply
King Irish 10 Dec 20, 2015 05:30 AM

Great tab, one thing I was just going to say, is the chord you have labelled as "E" is actually called "C#m7", I think anyway. Not a big deal, but thought I'd just say. It's still right anyway. :)

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction