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Crosby Stills Nash And Young - Helplessly Hoping Tabs

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Helplessly Hoping Tabs

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Crosby Stills Nash And Young
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                                With help by Harriet Moore

February 25, 2001
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Notes- Just a few notes:
       1) This song is entirely finger picked. Use your thumb for the E, A, and 
          D strings and your index, middle, and ring finger for the G, B, and e 
          strings. The picking pattern is very similar to the Travis Pick with a 
          few variations.
       2) Rif 3 feeds into the Chorus so inorder to ease the transition I've 
          combined the two below. 
       3) Take it slow at first until you get used to the picking 
          pattern. For memorization purposes just think to yourself Am7 ->
          C -> G -> D   

Chords   
------
       EADGBe                   
Am7   (x02010)
C     (x32010)
G     (320003) <- use your ring, middle, and pinky.   
D     (xx0232)
Dsus2 (xx0230)
C/G   (302013) <- use your ring and pinky on the 3rd fret.
Dm/F  (xx3231)
  
   

Intro
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  (Am7)                           (C)                           (G)
e|---------0----------------0--------------0--------------0--------------3-----
B|-1---1-------1--0h1---1-------1--1---1-------1--1---1-------1--0---0-------0-
G|---0-------0--------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0---
D|-------2----------------2--------------2--------------2--------------0-------
A|-0--------------0----------------3--------------3----------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------3-------------
  (G)            (D)     (Dsus2)
  ---------3------2-------0------0h2-------0-------|
  -0---0-------0------0-------0--------0-------0---|
  ---0-------0------0-------0--------0-------0-----|
  -------0--------0-----0--------0-------0---------|
  -------------------------------------------------|
  -3-----------------------------------------------|  

Rif 1
-----
  (Am7)                           (C)                           (G)
e|---------0----------------0--------------0--------------0--------------3-----
B|-1---1-------1--1-----1-------1--1---1-------1--1---1-------1--0---0-------0-
G|---0-------0--------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0---
D|-------2----------------2--------------2--------------2--------------0-------
A|-0--------------0----------------3--------------3----------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------3-------------
  (G)            (D)     (Dsus2)
  ---------3------2-------0------0h2-------0-------|
  -0---0-------0------0-------0--------0-------0---|
  ---0-------0------0-------0--------0-------0-----|
  -------0--------0-----0--------0-------0---------|
  -------------------------------------------------|
  -3-----------------------------------------------|   

Rif 2
-----
  (Am7)          (C)            (G)                           (D)
e|---------0--------------0--------------3--------------3------2-------0-------
B|-1---1-------1--1---1-------1--0---0-------0--0---0-------0------0-------0---
G|---0-------0------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-----
D|-------2--------------2--------------0--------------0--------0-----0---------
A|-0--------------3------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------3--------------3------------------------------
  (Dsus2)
  -0h2-------0-------|
  -------0-------0---|
  -----0-------0-----|
  -0-------0---------|
  -------------------|
  -------------------|   

Rif 3                                                          Chorus
-----                                                          ------
  (Am7)          (C)            (G)            (C/G)            (G)  
e|---------0--------------0------3-------3--------------3----- --3-------3-----
B|-1---1-------1--1---1-------1------0-------0--1---1-------1- ------0-------0-
G|---0-------0------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0--- ----0-------0---
D|-------2--------------2--------------0--------2------------- --------0-------
A|-0--------------3------------------------------------------- ----------------
E|-------------------------------3--------------------3------- --3-------------
  (C/G)          (G)             (C/G)         (G)             (C/G)
  ---------3------3-------3--------------3------3-------3--------------3-------
  -1---1-------1------0-------0--1---1-------1------0-------0--1---1-------1---
  ---0-------0------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-----
  -2--------------------0--------2--------------------0--------2---------------
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  -------3--------3--------------------3--------3--------------------3---------                                                                          
  (G)            (Dm/F)        (C)                           (G)           
  -3-------3-----1-------1------0-------0------0-------0------3-----------|
  -----0------0------3-------3------1-------1------1-------1----0h1-0h1-0-|
  ---0------0------2-------2------0-------0------0-------0----------------| 
  -------0-------3-----3--------------2--------------2----------0h2-0h2-0-| 
  ------------------------------3--------------3--------------------------| 
  -3----------------------------------------------------------3-----------|

End
---
   (G)
e|------3---|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|--3-------|

Song/Lyrics:
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[O'kay, this should be pretty simple.  On the left you see what riff to play
 while you sing the words on the right.]

Intro

Riff 1: Helplessly hoping her harlequin hovers near-by,    
        awaiting a word.
Riff 1: Gasping at glimpses of gentle true spirit he runs
        wishing he could fly
Riff 2: only to trip at the sound of good-bye...
Riff 1: Wordlessly watching he waits by the window and wonders 
        at the empty place in-side
Riff 1: Heartlessly helping him-self to her bad dreams he worries 
        did he hear a goodbye
Riff 3: or even...  hel-lo?

Chorus: They are one person, they are two a-lone, they are three to-gether, they
        are for...  each other

Riff 1: Stand by the starway you'll see something certain to tell you 
        confusion has its cost.

Riff 1: Love isn't lying it's loose in a lady who lingers, 
        saying she is lost and
Riff 3: choking...  on hel-lo.

Chorus + End: They are one person, they are two a-lone, they are three to-gether, they
              are for...  each other


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