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Indigo Girls, Language Or The Kiss Tabs (ver.1)

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Language Or The Kiss Tabs (ver.1)

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                Language or the Kiss -- Emily Sailers
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[drop C/D tuning, no capo]
[Firstly, the high e string needs to be tuned down to c.(should be the same when
you put your finger on the first frett of the B string, so use that to tune)
Then tune the low E string to D.]

Into: [x2]

c|----------4--------------------------------0---------------0--------
b|--------1---------3-------1------------1-----1---------1-----1------
g|------0---------0-------0---0---0----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0----
d|----2---------2-------2-------2-------------------------------------
a|---3---------3-------3----------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------3--------------3-----------------

c|--------------------------------------------------0-----------------
b|------3---1---3---3/5--3--1---------------------0---0---------------
g|----0---0---0---0-----------------------------0-------0-------------
d|---------------------------------0h2-0------0-----------0-----------
a|---------------------------------------0----------------------------
d|--2---------------------------3----------5--------------------------

Verse:
 ...if it was real       or in a dream 
c|----------4--------------------------------0---------------0--------
b|--------1---------3-------1------------1-----1---------1-----1------
g|------0---------0-------0---0---0----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0----
d|----2---------2-------2-------2-------------------------------------
a|--3---------3-------3-----------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------3--------------3-----------------

 ...waking up im not sure where i've been
c|--------------------------------------------------0-----------------
b|------3---1---3---3/5--3--1---------------------0---0---------------
g|----0---0---0---0-----------------------------0-------0-------------
d|---------------------------------0h2-0------0-----------0-----------
a|---------------------------------------0----------------------------
d|--2---------------------------3----------5--------------------------

i don’t know if it was real or in a dream      
lately waking up i’m not sure where i’ve been 
there was a table set for six and five were there 
i stood outside and kept my eyes upon that empty chair

and there was steam on the windows from the kitchen
laughter like a language i once spoke with ease 
but i’m made mute by the virtue of decision 
i choose most of your life goes on without me 

D9               F6(9)      Gsus
oh the fear i’ve known 
C                                A7
that i might reap the praise of strangers 
D9               Gsus
and end up on my own 
D9                  F6(9)
all i’ve sown was a song 
Gsus
but maybe i was wrong 

i said to you the one gift which i’d adore
unwrap a package of the next 10 years unfolding 
but you told me if i had my way i’d be bored 
right then i knew i loved you best born of your scolding 

when we last talked we were lying on our backs 
looking up at the sky through the ceiling 
i used to lie like that alone out on the driveway 
trying to read the greek upon the stars the alphabet of feeling 

oh i knew back then 
it was a calling that said if joy then pain 
the sound of the voice these years later 
is still the same 

Instrumental Solo:
c|------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----13-----------------------------------------------------------
g|--12----12--9--9--10/12--12/14--5--5/7--7-------------------------
d|------------------------------------------------------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------------------
d|------------------------------------------------------------------ 

c|------------------------------------------------------------------
b|--------5-6-5- 6/8-6p5-4p5-3p1-0h1-0--------3---------------------
g|---5h7------------------------------------------------------------
d|--------------------------------------5-4-3-----------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
d|------------------------------------------------------------------

c|------6-7h8p7p6--------14----14-----12-11-9-9-7-------------------
b|--5h6-----------10h11-----10----8h9-------------------------------
g|------------------------------------------------------------------
d|------------------------------------------------------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------------------
d|------------------------------------------------------------------

c|------------------------------------------------------------------
b|------------------------------------------------------------------
g|--10p9h10p9--7/5--10p9h10p9-8h9-10p9-8h9-7/5-4h5-4----------------
d|----------------------------------------------------5/7-5---------
a|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
d|------------------------------------------------------------------

c|------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------8--7-8-10-10--12h13-10/12------------------------
g|------5-7-5--7/9----7-9-11-11--------------12--12/14--10-----5----
d|--5h7----------------------------------------------------5h7------
a|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
d|------------------------------------------------------------------

i am alone in a hotel room tonight 
i squeeze the sky out but there’s not a star appears 
begin my studies with this paper and this pencil 
and i’m working through the grammar of my fears 

mercy what i won’t give 
to have the things that mean the most
not to mean the things i miss 
unforgiving the choice still is 
the language or the kiss 

Chords Used:
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D9:     x00232
Gsus:   5x0030
F6(9):  3x0010
C:      x32010
C#sus9: x02020

*Note*
 - p means pull off
 - h means hammer on
 - / means slide
 - the hammer on and pull off technique is kind of like rocking your 
   finger back and forth. Just hammer on and pull off. (10p9h10p9)
            

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