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Paul Simon - Graceland Tabs

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Graceland Tabs

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Paul Simon
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Tuning:  Standard (Capo 2nd Fret)

Intro:  (0:00) (repeat many [16] times)
     D
e||--2----2----2----2--||
B||*-3----3----3----2-*||
G||--2----2----2----2--||
D||--0----0----0----0--||
A||*------------------*||
E||--------------------||

(0:16)--At this point he does a jump from the D to a G chord and back (repeated twice)
      D  G  G  D
e||---2--3--3--2---||
B||*--3--3--3--3--*||
G||---2--0--0--2---||
D||---0--0--0--0---||
A||*--------------*||
E||----------------||

Intro/Verse Pattern:
(0:24)--Chords noted are strummed by a second guitar (Are still relative to capo)
     G                             Bm
e||--3-----------|--3-----------|--2~----------|-------------|
B||-----3--0--3~-|-----3--0--3--|--------------|-------------|
G||--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
D||--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
A||--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
E||--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|

    A                             D
e|--5-----------|--5-----------|--------------|-------------||
B|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|--3~---3~-----|-------------||
G|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------------|-------------||
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------||
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------||
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------||

Verse: (0:40 (Chords & Lyrics)--Verse Pattern is also played

D  
The Mississippi delta was shining 
                G (Begin verse pattern)
Like a national guitar 
     Bm
I am following the river, down the highway 
                                A
Through the cradle of the civil war 


Chorus: (0:55) (listen for the timing--I'm not the best at tabbing it out)
   
    I'm going to...         Memphis...
     G         D                          A
e||------------------------|-----------------|
B||------------------------|-----------------|
G||--4--4p2----2-----------|--2--------------|
D||----------4----4--2--0--|--0--3--2--0--2--|
A||------------------------|-----------------|
E||------------------------|-----------------|

    I'm going to....
    G         D              D   C     G
e|------------------------|-----2---0--------------|
B|------------------------|----3---1---------------|
G|--4--4p2----2-----------|--2---0-----4--4p2------|
D|----------4----4--2--0--|---------------------4--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

   Poor boys...   Families....
    D                          A
e|--------------|-----------------|
B|--------------|-----------------|
G|--2-----------|--2--------------|
D|-----4--2--0--|--0--3--2--0--2--|
A|--------------|-----------------|
E|--------------|-----------------|

    Going to....
    G         D             D   C      G
e|------------------------|-----2---0--------------|
B|------------------------|----3---1---------------|
G|--4--4p2----2-----------|--2---0-----4--4p2------|
D|----------4----4--2--0--|---------------------4--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

   My Traveling...    Nine years....
    D                          A
e|--------------|-----------------|
B|--------------|-----------------|
G|--2-----------|--2--------------|
D|-----4--2--0--|--0--3--2--0--2--|
A|--------------|-----------------|
E|--------------|-----------------|

    He's the child....
    G         D              D   C     G
e|------------------------|-----2---0--------------|
B|------------------------|----3---1---------------|
G|--4--4p2----2-----------|--2---0-----4--4p2------|
D|----------4----4--2--0--|---------------------4--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

   And I've...    We both will....
    D                          A
e|--------------|-----------------|
B|--------------|-----------------|
G|--2-----------|--2--------------|
D|-----4--2--0--|--0--3--2--0--2--|
A|--------------|-----------------|
E|--------------|-----------------|

    In Graceland....
    G         D              D   C     G          D   (strummed until next verse)
e|------------------------|-----2---0-----------------||
B|------------------------|----3---1------------------||
G|--4--4p2----2-----------|--2---0-----4--4p2-----2~--||
D|----------4----4--2--0--|---------------------4-----||
A|------------------------|---------------------------||
E|------------------------|---------------------------||


Chorus:  (Chords and Lyrics)

G            D
I'm going to Graceland

                 A
In Memphis Tennessee
    G        D         D C G
I'm going to Graceland

D
Poor boys and Pilgrims with families
    A      G        D        D C G
And we are going to Graceland
   D                                 A
My traveling companion is nine years old
G         D                         D C G
He is the child of my first marriage
         D
But I've reason to believe
   A              G
We both will be received
   D         D C G
In Graceland


Additional Verses:  (Lyrics and Chords)


Verse 2: (1:32)

D  
She comes back to tell me she's gone 
                    G (Begin verse pattern)
As if I didn't know that 
                           Bm
As if I didn't know my own bed 
                 A
As if I'd never noticed
                                      D
The way she brushed her hair from her forehead 

D
And she said losing love 
                         G
Is like a window in your heart 
                                Bm
And everybody sees you're blown apart 
                         A
Everybody feels the wind blow 


Verse 3:
D
There is a girl in New York City 
                                     G (Begin verse pattern)
Who calls herself the human trampoline 
       Bm
And sometimes when I'm falling, flying, or tumbling in turmoil I say 
A
Oh, so this is what she means 
                               D
She means we're bouncing into Graceland 
D
And I see losing love 
                         G
Is like a window in your heart 
                                Bm
And everybody sees you're blown apart 
                         A
Everybody feels the wind blow 



End with intro/verse pattern and the chorus riffs

(That's all folks!)
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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   sustain note
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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