This song is in a really weird key and it's fun to play. I tried to match the chords up with the words as best I could, but you'll have to listen to it to get the timing down exactly. I'm not gonna tab out the intro because I don't know it. Make up your own. Verse 1: F# G F# G I heard a story about a boy who was swept off the deck F# G F# G F# The sweeping tide swept the sea over his neck (Repeat chord sequence) But it did not end there, the boy began to swim And dared to the sea that dared to invade him Chorus: Bm F# G D did you ever want to know me did you ever feel like you could **Em it's a silent steeple G Em that carries us down F# it's a silent steeple (Back to verse riff) [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/d/dispatch/38070.html ] Verse 2: But the sea wouldn't so much as reply So the boy swore to the ships that were fated to die Red sky at night, sailors delight Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning Chorus F# sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back Bridge: (Same chords as chorus) We were going with the wind in our hair And we didn't want to look back 'cause if we did We would not care And if we all were to die now Well it wouldn't be that bad 'Cause that boy in the waves said he'd give us everything Everything he had To go on and trace that scar, like we did ten years before (Solo over verse, chorus chords) chorus F# sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back, sail on.... (Verse riff out) That F# to G sequence played on the verses is also the main riff of the song and it starts up after that little intro that I haven't learned yet. You can jam out on it at the end if you want. It's really fun to solo over. **I'm tabbing this song out from memory and I think that part is right, but I'm not entirely sure. Try it with the recording and see if that works.
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