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Belle And Sebastian - Act Of The Apostle tab

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The notes in parenthesis are just notes, not chords.  
The G chord before (f#-f-e d-e-d) is played very briefly before the notes come in.
It probably doesn't really matter if you play the G at all, but I think it's there.
I think this sounds best with the recording if you barre G and Cm, and mute the E
string in the Cm, if you're playing guitar, that is...


intro riff is (d-f-d  g g  d-f-d)

g                        Cm
Morning prayers took the girl unawares
        f                      C
She was late for class and she knew it
    g                 Cm
The broadcaster had a voice that was soothing
    f                   C                  
She couldn’t tell if it was a man or wo-man
A              C                    g  (f#-f-e d-e-d)
    A patch of sun fell onto her neck
A               C                          g  (f#-f-e d-e-d)  
    She put her head on her arms on her desk

    g                Cm
The lesson today was Acts of Apostles
    f                      C
The crazy hippies, they’re running scared
    g                 Cm
She shut her eyes and imagined the desert
   f                      C
No cars, no mobiles, just sun and bread
A                  C                         g  (f#-f-e d-e-d)
    What would she look like standing by the well?
A               C                     g  (f#-f-e d-e-d)  
    More like a women and less like a girl

Bb                   Eb          
“Oh, if I could make sense of it all!
  Bb                                       Eb
I wish that I could sing.  I’d stay in a melody
                                      Bb
I would float along in my everlasting song
                   Am (c-b C-b) d
What would I do to believe?”

intro notes again: d-f-d  g g  d-f-d

g                  Cm
Later on she plays Morning Has Broken
    f                        C
She knows she’s bad.  She is slowing everbody down
    g            Cm
The choirmaster, usually a bastard,
          f                        C
knows her mother’s sick.  He’ll be nice to her.
A                            C                    g (f#-f-e d-e-d)  
    She thinks that she shouldn’t be there at all
A                         C                       g (f#-f-e d-e-d)  
    Her worries make everything else seem trivial

Bb                   Eb          
“Oh, if I could make sense of it all!
  Bb                                       Eb
I wish that I could sing.  I’d stay in a melody
                                      Bb
I would float along in my everlasting song
                   Am (c-b C-b)  d 
What would I do to believe?”

Repeat A few more times: Am (c-b C-b)  d
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