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Sufjan Stevens - Majesty Snowbird tab

Song:   Majesty Snowbird
Artist: Sufjan Stevens
Album:  Unreleased
 

This version was played at the Crystal Ball Room in Portland

Tuning: Standard




This is the part which is played initially by the piano, then the trumpet and finally
it's the guitar solo towards the end. They are all pretty much the exact same thing so I 
will tab it once here so you can do what you like with it. It's always played when the chords are F Am G G




     F      Am            G             G
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----1---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------2----2-0------------------------------------2-----|
D|-----------------3-2h3-2----3p2-0----------0-2-3-0---3---|
A|-----------------------------------------4---------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


     F      Am            G             G
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----1---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------2----2-0------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------3-2-3-2----3p2-0------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


     F      Am             G             G
E|-----------0---0------------------------------------0----|
B|-----1-----------3-1-0h1-0---1p0--------------0h1-----1--|
G|---------------------------------2--------1h2-----2------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


     F      Am               G             G
E|-----------0---0--3--0--3--3--1p0------------------------|
B|-----1-----------------------------3---------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|



Intro
F Am G G x8


[Verse]

F           C                  Am                D
    Rain bird, laughing in the olive tree, la la dee dah
F             C                       Am              D
    Colored shirt, with the alabaster altarpiece, you made for me
F             C
    Summer sweet, some forgiven
    Am              D                               F
    Your advice is all that seems to matter much to me
              C                          Am       D
    Call it sweet, call it something paradise

    
[Chorus]   
          F             C         Am               D
Is it the right word              you designed for me?
          F             C         Am               D
Is it the broken word             or good advice i need?
          F             C         Am            D
Is the half as sweet              set aside for me?
          F             C         Am                        D
Is it mysterious?                  is it something ripe and sweet?


F Am G G x4

[Verse - F C Am D]
Snowbird, your sister said she needed me, la la dee dah
Show them first, show them what you did for me, la la dee dah
Quiet sound, and little soldier sent beneath
And epaulets that covered every shoulder
Call it sweet come take
Forget the things I said, to please


[Chorus - F C Am D]
Is it the right word you designed for me?
Is it the broken word or good advice i need?
Is the tapestry set beneath my wings?
Is it mysterious, glorious? Indeed.

F Am G G x4 



[Bridge] (play the part between the braces |:  :|)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/s/sufjan-stevens/91303.html ]
         F                      Am            
E|----|----------------------------------------------|
B|----|.----10----10----10----10---10---10---10---10-|
G|--9-|--10----10----10----10----9----9----9----9----|  
D|----|----------------------------------------------|
A|----|.---------------------------------------------|
E|----|----------------------------------------------|

   F                       G
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|----10----10----10----10----12----12----12-------.|
G|-10----10----10----10----12----12----12----12-9---|  
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------.|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


F              Am              F           G
    Donít stop,   donít break.   You can delight because you have a place
F              Am              F           G
    Quiet room,  I need you now 


[Chorus - F C Am D]

Is it the right word?
Is it the broken word?
Is it the majesty?
Is it the tapestry?


This part is played by one of the trumpets

     F            Am                 F             G
E|---8-7-5---------------------------8-7-5---------------------5--|
B|-----------8----5-------5-----------------8---5----------5-8----|
G|---------------------7-----7--5------------------7-----7--------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


     F            Am                 F             G
E|---8-7-5---------------------------8-7-5---------------------5--|
B|-----------8----5-------5-----------------8---5----------5-8----|
G|---------------------7-----7--5------------------7-----7--------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


     F            Am                 F             G
E|---8-7-5---------------------------8-7-5---------------------5--|
B|-----------8----5-------5-----------------8---5----------5-8----|
G|---------------------7-----7--5------------------7-----7--------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


     F            Am                 F             G
E|---8-7-5---------------------------8-7-5------------5-8-12------|
B|-----------8----5-------5-------------------8-5---8-------------|
G|---------------------7-----7--5-----------------7---------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|




[Chorus - F C Am D]
Is it the right word?
Is it the broken word?
Is it the tapestry?
Is it the majesty?



F              Am              F           G
    Donít stop,   donít break.   You can delight because you have a place
    Donít stop,   donít break.   You can delight because you have a place
    Donít stop,   donít break.   You can delight because you have a place
    Donít stop,   donít break.   You can delight because you have a place

(slower)
    Donít stop,   donít break.   You can delight because you have a place
    Quiet room, i  need  you  nowÖ



----- If someone can tab the end I'll steal it and glue it on here.

----- Any questions/comments to david dot reen at gmail dot com
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