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Alexi Murdoch - Song For You tab

Alexi Murdoch - SONG FOR YOU
Tabbed by tom@tomnichols.com May 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvVlYv-FPNs for a recorded version showing hand movements

Standard tuning, capo 4 covering strings A to top E (i.e. leave the bottom E open)

INTRO / VERSE RIFF
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6-----6---6-----6-----6---6-----6-----6---6-----6-----6---6--|
A|---7-----7---------7-----7---------7-----7---------7-----7--------|
E|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5----|

CHORUS
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6-----6---6-----6-----6---6------6-----6---6-----6-----6---6-|repeat
A|---7-----7---------7-----7----------7-----7---------7-----7-------|
E|-9-----9-----9---7-----7-----7----5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5---|

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6-----6---6-----6-----6---6------6-----6---6-----6-----6---6-|
A|---7-----7---------7-----7----------7-----7---------7-----7-------|
E|-9-----9-----9---7-----7-----7----6-----6-----6---5-----5-----5---|

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6-----6---6-----6-----6---6----------------------------------|
A|---7-----7---------7-----7----------------------------------------|
E|-5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5------------------------------------|

So today I wrote a song for you, Ďcos a day can get so long
And I know itís hard to make it through
When you say thereís something wrong

So Iím trying to put it right, Ďcos I want to love you with my heart
All this trying has made me tired
And I donít know even where to start

Maybe thatís a start

Before you know itís a simple game
That you play filling up your head with rain
And you know youíve been hiding from your pain
In the way, in the way you say your name

CHORUS
And I see you hiding your face in your hands
Flying so you wonít land
You think no one understands
No one understands

(repeat main riff)

So you hunch your shoulders and you shake your head
And your throat is aching but you swear
No one hurts you, nothing could be said
Anyway youíre not here enough to care

And youíre so tired you donít sleep at night
As your heart is trying to mend
You keep it quiet but you think you might
Disappear before the end

And itís strange that you cannot find any strength to even try
To find a voice to speak your mind
When you do, all you want to do is cry
Well maybe you should cry

And I see you hiding your face in your hands
Talking Ďbout far-away lands
You think no one understands
Listen to my hands

REFRAIN (improvising with the top 3 strings works well here)
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------4------------------------------------------|
D|-----6-----7---6-----4---------4------4-----6---7---6-----4-----4-----|
A|---7-----7---------7-----7----------7-----7-------------7-----7-------|
E|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0----5-----5-----5---5---5-----5---------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----4-----6---7---6-----4-----4------4-----4---4-----4-----4---4-----|
A|---7-----7-------------7-----7------7-----7---------7-----7-----------|
E|-0-----0-----0---0---0-----0------5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5-------|

OUTRO
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---4-----4-----4---4------4-----4---4-----4-----4---4-----|
A|---7-----7---------7-----7----------7-----7---------7-----7-----------|
E|-7-----7-----7---7-----7-----7----5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5-------|
And all of this life, moves around you
For all that you claim, youíre standing still
You are moving too

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---4-----4-----4---4------4-----4---4-----4-----4---4-|
A|---7-----7---------7-----7----------7-----7---------7-----7-------|
E|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0----5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5---|
You are moving too
You are moving too
I will move with you

E|-----|
B|-----|
G|--4--|
D|--4--|
A|--2--|
E|--0--|


Guitar 2
If you have a second guitar, the additional harmony line is based on two strings played 
alternately.  This can be (absolute fret positions used):

B---5--5----5--5---  --4--4-----4--4---  AND---9--9-----9--9-----|
G--6--6--6-6--6--6-  -4--4--4--4--4--4-  -----9--9--9--9--9--9---|

For the ambitious Ė play both parts on the SAME guitarÖ it CAN be done!
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