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The Dear Hunter - His Hands Matched His Tongue Tabs

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His Hands Matched His Tongue Tabs

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                Track:      7
Publisher:  Triple Crown
Tab Date:   April 25, 2009

This is the first tab I've submitted to U-G, though I've been tabbing
and playing for years.  This is a beautiful song from an amazing writer.

This is the general feel of each section.  I'm not going to tab 
out every detail because I feel that each performance is unique 
to itself.  Usually the version I've tabbed out is the first way
that section is played.  Contact me through my profile on U-G for
questions.  Have fun!

This song is in the key of A major (F#, C#, G#).  I placed the meter 
as 3/4 with a swung eighth feel, so read the tab likewise.  The 
verse is basically outlining the root and third of each respective 
scale degree in A Maj while letting the open A ring out.  The verse 
and chorus share the general pulse listed above the first measure.

VERSE:

     Q    E  E  Q      Continue...   
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||--6-------6-----|--7-------7-----|--6-------6-----|--6-------6-----|
D||--7-------7-----|--9-------9-----|--7-------7-----|--7-------7-----|
A||-------0-----0--|-------0-----0--|-------0-----0--|-------0-----0--|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                                                        Q        E  Q
|----------------|------------------|----------------|------------------||
|----------------|------------------|----------------|------------------||
|-13-------13----|-14-------14---13-|-11-------11----|-11-------11------||
|-14-------14----|-16-------16---14-|-12-------12----|-12-------12------||
|-------0------0-|-------0----------|-------0------0-|--0-----------0---||
|----------------|------------------|----------------|------------------||



The chorus is basically taken from two chords:  B minor and E.

CHORUS:

    Q    E  E  Q      Continue...
||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
||--7-------7-----|--7-------7-----|--9-------9-----|--9-------10-----||
||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
||----------------|----------------|--7----7-----7--|--7----7------7--||
||--7----7-----7--|--7----7-----7--|----------------|-----------------||



The structure of the first part of the song:
Verse  X2 (as intro)
Verse  X2
Chorus X4
Verse  X2 (without vocals)
Verse  X2
Chorus X4
Chorus X4

After the break the rest of the song is based on the same chord progression
as the chorus (B min and E).


The lyrics as written on the CD insert:

THE LONG WALK HOME
RIDDLED WITH REGRET
UNCOMMONLY COMFORTABLE...
BUT STILL I BELIEVE

THAT IN TIME I THINK I'LL SEE
JUST WHAT'S BEEN WEIGHING DOWN ON ME
AN UNEARTHLY VOID COLLAPSED
EXPOSING WHAT WAS TRAPPED
TO RELEASE THIS SERENDIPITOUS DESIGN

THE SMELL OF SMOKE
THE EVENING SKY WAS BRUISED
BELATED CONVERSATIONS SATURATE ANTICIPATION
FOR THE ANSWERS THAT SIMPLY WON'T COME.

BUT NOT I. I WON'T ASK.
FORGET MY PLACE AMONGST THE GRASS.
THE LEAVES, AND THE TREES.
REMEMBER ME AND IN MY NAIVETY
IT MIGHT BE SEEN

THE PAIL HAS LEAKS AND EVEN IF 
YOU PUT ALL YOUR WATER INTO IT 
YOU'LL END UP WITH NOTHING LEFT TO DRINK
THE WELL HAS GONE DRY, AND I WITH IT.

SOMEDAY SHE'LL BE GONE.
WE'LL STILL HAVE HER SONG TO SING
SING SOFTLY, BRING ME TO THE LAKE.


That's all for now! I hope you all enjoy playing this song / singing along!
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