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Fink - Perfect Darkness Tabs

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Perfect Darkness Tabs

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Fink
This song is tuned DADGAD, and I have tabbed this from looking at
a number of Fink's live videos, but timing and structure
is synced to the album version.

When playing this song, he slaps the strings pretty 
hard between strums to get a nice percussive effect. 
From the videos it looks like he is slapping the strings 
down into the fretboard, so you can recreate this 
by slapping your right hand on the strings, pushing
them in towards the guitar slapping them on the fretboard
and releasing quickly so the notes can ring out.  

Listen to the song for timing on this strumming.   
When you see full chords, you will often strum 
them more than I have indicated.  I have only 
included the outlines of chords and movement 
between them, not the strumming pattern. 

I will include timing of each part according the 
album version, with a full breakdown at the bottom.

--(I will indicate some of the string slaps with a "*")--

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Intro:
[0:00-0:32]

Guitar 1 repeats:
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---9------9------9------9-|
A|-7------7------7------7---|
D|-7------7------7------7---|

Guitar 2 comes in at 0:21:
             *  
D|-----------0---0--------|
A|-----------0---0--------|
G|-----------5---5--------|
D|-----------0---0--------|
A|---7-------7---7--------|
D|---7-------7---7--------|


Verse:
[0:33-1:36] and [2:19-3:22]
        *                                     *
D|------0--0--0--|----------0--0--|---0---0---0----------|
A|------0--0--0--|-----0-0--0--0--|---0---0---0----------|
G|----0-0--0--0--|-0---0-0--0--0--|---0---0---0----------|
D|----0-0--0--0--|-0---0-0--0--0--|---0---0---0----------|
A|--3------3--3--|-3/5-5-5--5--5--|---7---7---7----------|
D|---------------|----------5--5--|---7---7---7----------|


Chorus ("Deep water.."):
[1:37-2:18] and [3:23-4:05] and [4:48-end]
        *
D|------0---0-----|---0----0------|---0---0----|---0---0----|
A|------3---3-----|---0----0------|---0---0----|---0---0----|
G|------0---0-----|---2----2------|---2---2----|---0---0----|
D|----2-2---2-----|---0----0------|---0---0----|---0---0----|
A|--3---3---3-----|---0----0------|---3---3----|---7---7----|
D|----------------|---0----0------|---3---3----|---7---7----|

        *
D|------0---0-----|---0----0------|---0---0----|---0---0----|
A|------3---3-----|---0----0------|---0---0----|---0---0----|
G|------0---0-----|---2----2------|---0---0----|---0---0----|
D|----2-2---2-----|---0----0------|---0---0----|---0---0----|
A|--3---3---3-----|---0----0------|---5---5----|---7---7----|
D|----------------|---0----0------|---5---5----|---7---7----| 

Chorus Fills:
Sometimes in the chorus he plays minor variations on the 000200 chord:
...|---0--2-p0----|...    ..|-0--2-p0----|...    ..|-0-2-p0------]..
...|---0--0----0--|...    ..|-0--0---3---|...    ..|-0-0----3-p2-]..
...|---2--2-------|...    ..|-2--2----2--|...    ..|-2-2---------]..
...|---0--0-------|... or ..|-0--0-------|... or ..|-0-0---------]..
...|---0--0-------|...    ..|-0--0-------|...    ..|-0-0---------]..
...|---0--0-------|...    ..|-0--0-------|...    ..|-0-0---------]..


Bridge:
[4:07-5:50]
(w/ slight tremolo and delay/reverb effects)

D|-------------|------------------|
A|-------------|---0~~------------|
G|------0~~----|------------------|
D|----0-0~~----|-----0~~----------|
A|--3~~--------|---------7~~------|
D|-------------|---------7~~------|
(let the "~~" notes ring for the whole measure)

[4:28]
Guitar 1 continues above, Guitar 2 plays verse riff x2

[4:48]
Guitar 1 continues bridge riff until 5:50
Guitar 2 plays chorus riff repeatedly until end


-----------------------------

Song Structure:

--Intro
[0:00-0:54] Guitar 1 repeats intro until vocals come in
[0:21-0:32] Guitar 2 repeats 4x until verse guitar comes in

--Verse [0:33-1:36] 
--Guitar plays verse part 6x
   Perfect memories fall down like ashes
   From the fire we made love 
   And everything we gotta say we save it. 
   See the black heels around the fire.
   Feel the night air in Perfect darkness babe. 
   Perfect darkness is all I can see.

--Chorus [1:37-2:18]
--Guitar plays chorus part 2x

   Deep water stay under.
   See it rolling over your head and just roll 
     with it until it's all good yeah.
   Deep water a little deeper then you thought 
     feel it going over the edge and just go with it
   until it's all good yeah.

--Verse 2 [2:19-3:22]
--Guitar plays verse part 6x

   Keep those brown eyes wide open for 
   a for this moment we own for now.
   And everything we gonna do we do it. 
   See the black clouds fall out of fear
   Feel it rise up in perfect darkness. 
   Perfect darkness is all I can see.
   
--Chorus 2 [3:23-4:05]
--Guitar plays chorus part 2x

   Deep water stay under.
   See it rolling over you head and just 
     roll with it until it's all good yeah.
   Deep water a little deeper then you thought 
     feel it going over the edge and just go with it
   until it's all good yeah.

--Bridge [4:07-5:53]
--Guitar 1 plays Bridge riff and repeats until 5:53

   Compass points out in all directions.
   From this moment we over now.
   With everything we do we gonna do it.
   And everything we do we're gonna do it.

--[4:27]
--Guitar 2 comes in with verse riff x2 
--(Guitar 1 still playing bridge part)
   
   And everything we're gonna do we do it.
   And everything we do we're gonna do it.

--[4:48]
--Guitar 2 switches to chorus riff and repeats until end
     (with minor variations / see above)
--(Guitar 1 still playing bridge part)

   And everything we're gonna do we do it.
   Perfect darkness is all I can see.
   Perfect darkness is all I can see.

--[5:50] 
--Guitar 1 is done, guitar 2 continues with chorus riff and fills
            
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