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Nickel Creek - Doubting Thomas tab

Doubting Thomas - Nickel Creek
Tabbed by Weston T. Leavitt

Guitar 1 - Capo 1 (standard tuning)
Guitar 2 - Capo 6 (standard tuning)
Guitar 3 (Drone) - No Capo (standard tuning)
Guitar 4 (Drone harmony) - No Capo (standard tuning) (optional)
Guitar 5 (bass) - Capo 1 (standard tuning)
Guitar 6 (violin) - untabbed. Sorry!

Guitar 1
Capo 1
All chords are fingerpicked. It doesnt really matter in what order, as long as the notes 
are part of the chord.  play around with different notes and switch it up in the chords 
to get a more rich round sound. If you cant finger pick, strum them!

Figerpicking Examples:
   F              C                Am               G
e|----------------|-0------0-------|----------------|-3-------3------|
B|-1-------1------|------1-----1---|-1-----1---1----|------3-------3-|
G|-------2------2-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-----3----------|----2-----2-----|-----2--------2-|----------------|
A|----------------|-3--------------|-0-------0------|----2-------2---|
E|-1----------1---|----------------|----------------|-3--------------|


Chords
     G     C    F     D    Cmaj9    Am   Cadd9   G#
E|---3-----0----1-----2------3------0------3-----x------------|
B|---0-----1----1-----3------1------1------3-----x------------|
G|---0-----0----2-----2------0------2------0-----5------------|
D|---0-----2----3-----0------0------2------2-----6------------|
A|---2-----3----3-----x------2------0------3-----6------------|
E|---3-----x----1-----x------3------z------x-----4------------|



Intro:  F C, F C, F G C

C            F               C            F
what will be left when ive drawn my last breath,
  Am                   F                     Cmaj9       G
besides the folks i've met and the folks who know me,
C         F        C           F
will i discover a soul saving love, (or)
  Am              F          Cmaj9       G
or just the dirt above and below me,


       F       C
i'm a doubting thomas,
F            C
   i took a promise,
F           G        C     Cadd9
   but i do not feel safe,
Am          G       F C, F C, F G C
   oh me of little faith,


C           F          C           F
sometimes i pray for a slap in the face,
       Am        F             Cmaj9    G
then i beg to be spared 'cause i'm a coward,
             C         F                   C           F
if there's a master of death i'll bet he's holding his breath,
              Am                 F          Cmaj9    G
as i show the blind and tell the deaf about his power,


      F        C
i'm a doubting thomas,
F                  C
   i can't keep my promises,
F                 G           C      Cadd9
   'cause i don't know what's safe,
Am          G       F C, F C, F G
   oh me of little faith

(BRIDGE)
G#
can i be used to help others find truth,
Am
when i'm scared i'll find proof that its a lie,
G#
can i be lead down a trail dropping bread crumbs,
Am
that prove i'm not ready to die,

C              F         C          F
please give me time to decipher the signs,
          Am          F               Cmaj9  Cmaj9  G  G
please forgive me for time that i've waaaaaaaasted,

      F        C
i'm a doubting thomas,
F                 C
   i'll take your promise,
F                G        C      Cadd9
   though i know nothin's safe,
Am          G       F C,  F C,               F G C
   oh me of little faith    oh me of little faith



Guitar 2
Capo 6
Chords
     G     C    E     D    Dsus4  Gsus9    D#    E2    E2sus4
E|---3-----3----3-----2------3------5------3-----3-------5-----|
B|---3-----3----3-----3------3------3------4-----5-------5-----|
G|---0-----0----0-----2------2------0------3-----4-------4-----|
D|---0-----2----2-----0------0------0------x-----x-------x-----|
A|---2-----3----2-----x------x------2------x-----x-------x-----|
E|---3-----x----x-----x------x------3------x-----x-------x-----|
Pattern 1
   C/G           G               C/G           G
E|--3-----------------------------3---------------------------|
B|-----------0---3-------3-----------------0---3-------3------|
G|--------0---------0------0------------0---------0------0----|
D|-----2---------------------0-------2---------------------0--|
A|--3------------------2----------3------------------2--------|
E|---------------3-----------------------------3--------------|
   C/G           D                G
E|--3------------2-------2--------7-----7-----7-----7-----7--|
B|-----------0---------3------3------------------------------|
G|--------0---------2------2---------------------------------|
D|-----2---------0-------------------------------------------|
A|--3--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------3--3-----3-----3-----3-----|
Intro:  Pattern 1
(Chords for guitar 2 are played very softly)
G            C               G            C
what will be left when i've drawn my last breath,
  E                   C                     Dsus4       D
besides the folks i've met and the folks who know me,
G         C        G           C
will i discover a soul saving love, (or)
  E              C          Dsus4       D
or just the dirt above and below me,


       C       G
i'm a doubting thomas,
C            G
   i took a promise,
C           D        G     Gadd9
   but i do not feel safe,
E          D         Pattern 1
   oh me of little faith,


G           C          G           C
sometimes i pray for a slap in the face,
       E        C            Dsus4		D
then i beg to be spared 'cause i'm a coward,
             G         C                   G           C
if there's a master of death i'll bet he's holding his breath,
              E                 C             Dsus4		D
as i show the blind and tell the deaf about his power,


      C        G
i'm a doubting thomas,
C                  G
   i can't keep my promises,
C                 D           G      Gadd9
   'cause i don't know what's safe,
E          D       Pattern 1
   oh me of little faith
(BRIDGE)
D#
can i be used to help others find truth,
E2     E2sus4			E2
when i'm scared i'll find proof that its a lie,
D#
can i be lead down a trail dropping bread crumbs,
E2     E2sus4	  E2
that prove i'm not ready to die,

G              C         G          C
please give me time to decipher the signs,
          E          C              D  D  Dsus4  Dsus4
please forgive me for time that i've waaaaaaaasted,

      C        G
i'm a doubting thomas,
C                 G
   i'll take your promise,
C                D        G      Gadd9
   though i know nothin's safe,
E          D       Pattern 1
   oh me of little faith    oh me of little faith
Guitar 3 (drone)
No Capo
guitar 3 plays this soft drone pattern throughout most of the song:
Drone 1
E|--4-----4-----4-----4------\-|
B|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----| \
G|-----------------------------|  \    played over and over again
D|-----------------------------|  /
A|-----------------------------| /
E|-----------------------------|

X indicates when guitar 3 is not playing
O indicates when guitar 3 is playing
Intro:  O

X            X               X            X
what will be left when i've drawn my last breath,
  X                   X                     X       X
besides the folks i've met and the folks who know me,
O         O        O           O
will i discover a soul saving love, (or)
  O              O          O       O
or just the dirt above and below me,


       O       O
i'm a doubting thomas,
O            O
   i took a promise,
O           O        O     O
   but i do not feel safe,
O          O         X
   oh me of little faith,


O           O          O           O
sometimes i pray for a slap in the face,
       O        O            O		O
then i beg to be spared 'cause i'm a coward,
             O         O                   O           O
if there's a master of death i'll bet he's holding his breath,
              O                 O             O		O
as i show the blind and tell the deaf about his power,


      O        O
i'm a doubting thomas,
O                  O
   i can't keep my promises,
O                 O           O      O
   'cause i don't know what's safe,
O                 X
   oh me of little faith
(BRIDGE)
X
can i be used to help others find truth,
X     X			X
when i'm scared i'll find proof that its a lie,
X
can i be lead down a trail dropping bread crumbs,
X     X	  X
that prove i'm not ready to die,

O              O         O          O
please give me time to decipher the signs,
          O          O              O  O  O  O
please forgive me for time that i've waaaaaaaasted,

      X        X
i'm a doubting thomas,
X                 X
   i'll take your promise,
X                X        X      X
   though i know nothin's safe,
X          X       X
   oh me of little faith    oh me of little faith






Guitar 4 (harmonized drone)
No Capo
guitar 3 plays this soft drone pattern throughout most of the song:
Drone 1
E|--9-----9-----9-----9------\-|
B|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----| \
G|-----------------------------|  \    played over and over again
D|-----------------------------|  /
A|-----------------------------| /
E|-----------------------------|

X indicates when guitar 3 is not playing
O indicates when guitar 3 is playing
Intro:  O

X            X               X            X
what will be left when i've drawn my last breath,
  X                   X                     X       X
besides the folks i've met and the folks who know me,
O         O        O           O
will i discover a soul saving love, (or)
  O              O          O       O
or just the dirt above and below me,


       O       O
i'm a doubting thomas,
O            O
   i took a promise,
O           O        O     O
   but i do not feel safe,
O          O         X
   oh me of little faith,


O           O          O           O
sometimes i pray for a slap in the face,
       O        O            O		O
then i beg to be spared 'cause i'm a coward,
             O         O                   O           O
if there's a master of death i'll bet he's holding his breath,
              O                 O             O		O
as i show the blind and tell the deaf about his power,


      O        O
i'm a doubting thomas,
O                  O
   i can't keep my promises,
O                 O           O      O
   'cause i don't know what's safe,
O                 X
   oh me of little faith
(BRIDGE)
X
can i be used to help others find truth,
X     X			X
when i'm scared i'll find proof that its a lie,
X
can i be lead down a trail dropping bread crumbs,
X     X	  X
that prove i'm not ready to die,

O              O         O          O
please give me time to decipher the signs,
          O          O              O  O  O  O
please forgive me for time that i've waaaaaaaasted,

      X        X
i'm a doubting thomas,
X                 X
   i'll take your promise,
X                X        X      X
   though i know nothin's safe,
X          X       X
   oh me of little faith    oh me of little faith






Guitar 5 (bass)
Capo 1
gets louder as song progresses, maybe even omitting a few of the higher notes early


 Intro(Bass is very soft)
 F               C                F               C
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2~--|-----------------------------2~--|
A|------------------3~-------------|------------------3~-------------|
E|-1~------------------------------|-1~------------------------------|

   F
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|------------------5~-------------|-7~----------7~------7~------7~--|
E|-1~------------------------------|---------------------------------|

VERSE
   C               F                 C               F
e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-------------2~--------------3~--|-----------2~-----------------3~----|
A|-3-------------------------------|-3~---------------------------------|
E|-----------------1~--------------|-----------------1~-----------------|
 What  will  be  left  when  I've  drawn  my  last breath


   Am              F                 G             G
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------------------0~------|
D|-------------2~--------------3~--|---------------------0~------0~--|
A|-0~------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-----------------1~--------------|-3~--------------3~--------------|
 besides the folks I've met and the folks who know me?

CHORUS:

   F               C                 F               C
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------3~--------------2~--|-------------3~--------------2~--|
A|-----------------3~--------------|-----------------3~--------------|
E|-1~----------------------0~------|-1~----------------------0~------|
I'm a doubting thomas                       I took a promise

   F               G                 C             Cadd9
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------3~--------------0~--|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-3~-----0---3---1~---------------|
E|-1~--------------3~------3~------|---------------------------------|
          But I do not     feel      safe


   Am              G                 F                C
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------2~--------------0~--|-----------------------------2~--|
A|-0~------------------------------|------------------3~-------------|
E|-----------------3~--------------|-1~------------------------------|
          Oh me of little            faith

   F                C
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2~--|---------------------------------|
A|------------------3~-------------|------------------5~---------5~--|
E|-1~------------------------------|-1~------------------------------|

   F
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|     --- this measure is not played
D|---------------------------------| 		 before bridge
A|-7~----------7~-----7~-------7~--|
E|---------------------------------|

BRIDGE

   G#              G#           (x2) Am              Am
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------6~--------------|---------------------7~----------|
A|-6~--------------------------6~--|-7~--------------------------7~--|
E|---------4~--------------4~------|---------5~--------------5~------|
Can I be used to help others...      When Im scared Ill find truth...

   G#              G#           (x2) Am              Am
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----6-------6-------6-------6---|-----7-------7-------7-----8---8-|
A|-6-------6-------6-------6---6---|-7-------7-------7-------8---8---|
E|---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-|---5---5---5---5---5---5---------|
Can I be lead down a trail...       that prove Im not ready to die...
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