Costello Elvis – After The Fall tab ver. 2

After The Fall - Elvis Costello
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Transcribed by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz).

Uses acoustic guitar on chords,
 and classical guitar on fills (tabbed below).

6/8 timing.



Bm    Bm


Bm              F#
In an anonymous rendezvous

          F#7                Bm
Where the forbidden lovers repair

        D                         A
They're burning down another damn candle

F# GThey're melting the tables and chairs |----------------------| |----------------------| Classical |----------------------| Guitar: |----------------------| |----------------------| |----------------2h3h2-| Approx Timing: , . . , . .
Bm F#Beneath them applause from the balcony|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|-----------------4--------------||--2-----------------------------|---------------4------7----5----||--------------------------------|--2-------2-6-------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#7 BmWhenever they accomplished making love|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------7----7----5---------||--------------------------------|------------7----7----6----6----||--------------------------------|---------------------------7----||--4-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
D A Other times they thought they heard laughter|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--7-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# G (bass run: G F#) Coming from the balcony above|--------------------------------|-----------------7---------7-10-||--------------------------------|---------------8---------8---12-||--------------------------------|------------7---------7---------||--------------------------------|----------9---------9-----------||--------------------------------|------10------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
Em She|-10-----------10-10---9-------7-||-12-----------12-12--10-------9-||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------| , . . , . .
A E lies to his right and she carelessly recites|--9-----------------------------|--------------------------------||-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#m C#m All of her brand new appetites She seems|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|---------------7-9----7---------||--------------------------------|----------6s9-----------------9-||--------------------------------|-----2s6------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
A E brittle and small it don't sound like her at all|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--6-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#m F# Since she came back to him After the fall|--------------------------------|---------------------------9s---||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# She said|-s6-----------------------------||--------------------------------||-----------------6----4-------3-||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------| , . . , . .
Bm F# "You never visit the countryside So I've|----------------10--------10----|--9-------------12---10----9----||----------------12--------12----|-11-------------14---12---11----||--4-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#7 Bm made you a country to order" She|--6-----------------------------|-10----9------7-----------------||--7-----------------------------|----------------10----8-------7-||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
D A put up a little tent in the bedroom|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--7-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# G Crickets played on a tape-recorder The|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|----------------------2----4----||--------------------------------|--------------0--5--------------||--------------------------------|------0---2---------------------||--------------------------------|--3-----------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
Bm F# ceiling was festooned with phosphorous stars She|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--3-----------------------------|---------------5-5----3----5----||--------------------------------|---------------6-6----4----6----||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#7 Bm noticed his skin turning cold|--------------------------------|-----------------7s9-10----7----||--7-----------------------------|---------------7-------------10-||--------------------------------|----------6-7-------------------||--------------------------------|-------9------------------------||--------------------------------|-----9--------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
D A Burning all his clothes on the bonfire|--------------------------------|------------9----9----9----9----||--7-----------------------------|-----------10---10---10---10----||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# G (bass run: G F#)"Relax" she whispered and tightened the blindfold|--9-----------------------------|-10-------------10------------7-||-11-----------------------------|-12-------------12------------8-||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
Em She|--7------------3-3----2---------||--8------------5-5--------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------| , . . , . .
A E lies to his right and she carelessly recites|--0-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|-----------------0----2----4----| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#m C#m All of her brand new appetites She seems|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|---------------------------5----||--------------------------------|-------------------------6------||--------------------------------|-----------------2----6---------||--------------------------------|---------------4----------------||--2-----------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
A E brittle and small it don't sound like her at all|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--6-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#m F# Since she came back to him After the fall|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# You've|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||---------------------------1----||-----------------2----4---------| , . . , . .
Bm F# changed but not for the better babe|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|-----------------3--------------||--------------------------------|---------------4-----------6--5-||--2-----------------------------|----------1-4-------------------||--------------------------------|-------2------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#7 Bm I'd tell you why but what's the use|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--4-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--9h10p9p7------------------7---||--------------------------------|-----------10-9s6-7----9--------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
D A 'Cos it's the same kind of pity A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--5------------7-8----7----5----||-----------------7--------------|--6-----------------------------||--0-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# G drunkard gives as his excuse You were|--------------------------------|------------7----7----7----7----||--------------------------------|------------8----8----8----8----||--6-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
Bm F# sharp and ideal as a bobby pin Now your|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--7-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#7 Bm eyes are deserted and quiet We|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
D A both look like those poor shattered mannequins|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# G (bass run: G F#) Thrown through the window in the riot|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|---------------0-0h2-------2--4-||--------------------------------|--3---------3-------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
Em She|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||------------2--4-4s5--4----2----||--5-----------------------------||--------------------------------| , . . , . .
A E lies in his arms and without any qualms|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#m C#m Revels in shallow delights She seems|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--9--------------5--s-3--s-2----||--------------------------------|--9--------------6--------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
A E brittle and small it don't sound like her at all|--------------------------------|----------------------4---------||----------------------5h7p5-----|----------------------5---------||----------------------6----6----|--------------------------------||----------------------7---------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#m F# Since she came back to him After the fall|--5-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--7-----------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#|----------------------9---------||---------------------11---------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||---------------------------2----| , . . , . .
Bm F#|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--2---------2--2-2----2h4--2----|--1--2-4------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F#7 Bm|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------0-2---0---4--|--4s2--2------------------------||-4h5p4p2-4h5p4p2-4--------------|------------------------------4-||--------------------------------|----------------------7--5-7----| , . . , . . , . . , . .
D A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||------------4--5-7----5----4----|--4-h5p4s2------------2--4-2--0-||--5-------7---------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
F# Bm G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--4---------4--5-5s7--5----4----|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--7-----------------------------| , . . , . . , . . , . .
Bm|-----------7--9h10p9p7-----------------|------------------|||--------7---------------7--------------|------------------|||-----7---------------------9--7--------|------------------|| Fine|--9------------------------------9--7--|--9---------------|||---------------------------------------|------------------|||---------------------------------------|------------------|| ad lib.
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