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Islands, Swans (Life After Death) Tabs (ver.1)

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Swans (Life After Death) Tabs (ver.1)

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intro: this can be played multiple ways and it sounds alright, but this is the way that
find sounds the best and is most convenient. some of the notes are played softer than
so listen to the song for timing(its fairly straight-forward). ive put larger spaces 
the timing skips a beat.

part 1
   F                               C
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------10-------9---------------4-------5-------4---------|
D|-----7-------7-------7-------7-------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
A|-8-----8---8---8---8---8---8---8-3-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


part 2
   Am                              Em              G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------0-------4---0-------0-----------------------0---4b5---0---|
D|-------------2---------2-----------------0-------------------------|
A|---0-3-0---3---3---3-----3-0---2-----2-------2---------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0-----0---0---0-3-----------------|

this riff is played four times, but the last 3 times are played slightly differently on
2

part 2(switch to this after going through the riff once)
   Am                              Em              G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------0-----------4---0---4-----------------------0---4b5---0---|
D|-------------2---2-----------------------0-------------------------|
A|---0-3-0---3---3---3---3---3---2-----2-------2---------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0-----0---0---0-3-----------------|


(Lyrics Taken From Disc Booklet)

C
swans, swans, swans sing songs
F                                              C
all night long, who know how warm the islands were?
C
while the frogs look on
F                                                                C     F  G
its what the birds prefer, and it's still warm after the sun has gone


Am         F                 C                      G
i woke up thirsty the day i died and the tide was swirling
E               Am                    Dm  G E            Am  F  G
my mouth is so dry, and all i see is sea,   two shining seas


C
swans, swans, swans sing songs
F                                                   C
all night long, who knew how warm the islands would be?

C
and who knew just how much the
F                                                        C
sky covers me, it makes you forget what it means to be free

Am                        F                             C
i climbed in through the blowhole, in the ribs i found you
                      Am                      F               G
with a wick we lit a flame, now look at the smoke that it blew
E                 Am                    Dm    G     E       Am
the mouth is so wide, yet all i see is sea   and     azure sky
          F            G
a little wave and ebb tide


E      Am      F
ladadada

riff 1
this riff changes around a bit on certain parts when it repeats, but i play it like this
whole time

   C                      Am
e|-3--0----------------------------|
B|-------3--1--3--3h5--1--1--------|
G|--------------------------2------|
D|-----------------------------2---|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

   F
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-5----2-0-2-2s5----2--0--2-2--0--2-2--0--2-2-0-2-0h2s5--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


C (repeat riff 1
rivers leak, salt seeps in
Am            F                  X3
heals wounds, winds pry apart


C     E        Am
      ladadadada
        F    G     E             Am    F           G
ladadadadada da   ooooooooooooooooh   oooooooooooooooooooooooooh


riff 2
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


riff 3
e|----------0--3--0--5--0-----------0--3--0--5--0---|
B|-0--1--3-----------------0--1--3------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

(repeat riff 2 lightly)

C
swans, swans, swans sung songs
F (repeat riff 3)                                                        C
til the morning dawned on us, and the sun-smudged peach moon still hung loose

C (repeat riff 3)
bones, bones, grown homes
F (repeat riff 2)                                                C
with the sparrows in the trees we leave them for, they love the marrow

C
lada lada lada lada
F          G
lada lada lada lada


riff 4
   C                           Em        G
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-------4-------5s4---------0---4b5---0--|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2---2-0--------------|
A|-3-----3-------3-------3--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

play riff 4 four times, then play
   C                          Dm            G
   I'm  thankful  for  my    life
e|---------0---------------0--------1---1-------------------|
B|-----------------4------------------------1-1p0------3-0--|
G|----------------------------2~~-----------2-2--0---2------|
D|-----2-------2-------2---------------------------0--------|
A|-3-----3-------3-------3----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|


   C                          Dm            G
   I'm  thankful    for       my           life
e|------------------------------------------1---------------|
B|---------5-------4-------5--------1---1-----3---3-----3---|
G|----------------------------2~~-----2---------2-----0---0-|
D|-----2-------2-------2----------------------------0-------|
A|-3-----3-------3-------3----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

start riff 4 again, and then move into the outro


Outro
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----------0-0h2-0--------|
A|-0--0-2-3----------------|
E|-----------------1---0---|

play this riff till the end. a solo starts in, with two other guitars, and its a bit
to tab so i'm going to leave that alone.

the end.
            
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