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Surfer Blood - Swim To Reach The End tab

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Swim (To Reach The End) - Surfer Blood
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Tabbed by: Steven Kent
Email: steven.t.kent@gmail.com

Key of E

Verse

("Quit hangin' over me...")

     E             A             E             A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7---------------------|
A|---7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7---------------------|
E|---0-0-0-0-0-----5-5-5-5-5-----0-0-0-0-0-----5-5-5-5-5---------------------|

(Gtr.2)

("Standing up on rooftops...")

(I tried to put the "6-4-7" close together to indicate that he does a sort of quick,
"sweeped" arpeggio of the Eadd9 chord each time.)

     Eadd9           Amaj7           Eadd9              Amaj7
e|---------------------------9--7--9-------------------------9--7--9---------|
B|---7-----7-----7-----------9----------7---7------7---------9---------------|
G|-----4--4--4-------4/6---------------4--4---4---------4/6------------------|
D|-------6-----6----------------------6---------6----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus

("Swim to reach the end / 'Cause I'm steady not to offend")

     A  C#m   B      E               A   C#m  B      E
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------9-9---9-9-9---------------------9-9---9-9-9-------------|
G|---6---9----8------9-9---9-9-9-----6---9----8------9-9---9-9-9-------------|
D|---7---11---9------9-9---9-9-9-----7---11---9------9-9---9-9-9-------------|
A|---7---11---9------7-7---7-7-7-----7---11---9------7-7---7-7-7-------------|
E|---5---9----7----------------------5---9----7------------------------------|

("Swim to reach the end / Swim to reach the end")

     E   G#m  F#m   A         G#m  F#m   E   G#m  F#m   A         G#m   F#m
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2---6----4-----7-7---7-7-6----4-----2---6----4-----7-7---7-7-6-----4----|
A|---2---6----4-----7-7---7-7-6----4-----2---6----4-----7-7---7-7-6-----4----|
E|---0---4----2-----5-5---5-5-4----2-----0---4----2-----5-5---5-5-4-----2----|

(Gtr. 2)

(Picking eighth notes, and then the last bar is rapid 16th notes where I put >)

e|--------------------------------------------------12->---------------------|
B|-12-9--12-9--12-9--12-9--------12-12-12-12--------12->---------------------|
G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--etc.--9--9--9--9---etc.--9-->---------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And then back to the first part...

Instrumental Break

    E           B7/D#       C#m         B7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------6-----------6--7--------6--7--------6------------------------------|
A|--7--7-----7--6--6--------4--4---------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------7--7-----7---------------------------|

Gtr. 2 - Lead

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--9--9--9--9--9/10--10--10--12--12--12--14-----14/16--16--16---------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(I saw a video of them doing this live on pitchfork.tv and he played a different, more 
take on the lead here.
I decided to include a tab of the live version because it's more fun to play. Although 
doesn't sound like this is on the
album, I think the recorded version might include a third guitar track playing the root 
of the chords. So, this might
be his way of combining the lead melody and that third guitar track into one part.)

    E            B7/D#            C#m                B7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----9-----9------9/10-----10--------12-------14-------14/16-------16------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------9------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--7------------6--------9-------11-----------------12----------14----------|
E|------------------------------------------12-------------------------------|

Bridge

("Lucid afternoon dream...")

     E   B  E   B  E   B7/D#             E   B  E   B  E   B7/D#
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|---9---9--9---9--9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---9---9--9---9--9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
A|---7---9--7---9--7---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---7---9--7---9--7---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|---7---7--7---7--7---------------------7---7--7---7--7---------------------|

Gtr. 2 - Solo

(He's rapidly strumming 16th notes where I put >. Not going to tab them all.)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---13->-------14---16->---------16--16--16------14---13---11->-------------|
D|---x-->-------x----x-->---------x---x---x-------x----x----x-->-------------|
A|---11->-------12---14->---------14--14--14------12---11---9-->-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat one more time.

And then...

     G#  A   B

e|---4---5---7/---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---4---5---7/---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---6---8/---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---6---7---9/---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---6---7---9/---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---4---5---7/---------------------------------------------------------------|

One more verse, one more chorus and then out.


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

* Chord symbols reflect overall/implied harmony.
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