Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains tab version 1

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"BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS"
by FLEET FOXES
off their 2008 self-titled album
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tabbed by Jon Bash
basher000000@hotmail.com


*TUNING*
Double drop-D (DADGBD (low and high E both tuned down 1 whole step)) with a
capo on the 6th fret

*CHORD FORMS*

All chords are in relation to capo. I'm kind of fudging the names on some of
the chords for convenience's sake (namely the Dm13, Am11, and FM13; I didn't
know what else to call those ones without giving them ridiculously long
names), but it's close enough that you get the point. And of course, this
was done by ear and by watching live videos, and I didn't nitpick a WHOLE
lot, so there may be slight variations between this and the actual way it is
played. Just a disclaimer for you.

Some of these fingerings can be kind of tricky. Experiment with whatever is
comfortable for you and allows for quick chord changes.

Dm7(a)-000213
Dm13---000002
Dm7(b)-003210Gm7----5x3333DM7----004224
Cadd9--x32010Bb-----x13333Am11---x02010FM13----33x210
~*~ The strumming pattern throughout is pretty basic. I think the slow intro (and outro) is actually on mandolin, but you can easily play it on guitar if you wanna play the song solo, maybe strumming softly with your thumb, then switch to a pick when it gets fast. As a brief note to avoid confusion, I put the chords to play *under* the corresponding lyrics, *not* over. ~*~ *INTRO* Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 (x2) Light up with me my dear, Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 Light up. Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 Un------der stormy night, tell no-----body. Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 Dm7(a) ~*~ Then things speed up for the verse and continue the same Dm chord pattern ~*~ **VERSE 1** Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 x2 My brother where do you intend to go tonight? Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 I heard that you missed your connecting flight, Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 To the blue ridge mountains, over near Tennessee. Gm7 Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 **VERSE 2** You're ever welcome with me any time you like, Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 Let's drive to the country side, leave behind some green-eyed look-a-likes, Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 Gm7 So no one gets worried, no. Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 So no one gets worried, no. Gm7 Dm7(a) Dm13 Dm7(b) Dm13 **INTERLUDE** But Sean don't get callous, Gm7 DM7 I'm sure it'll be fine. Gm7 DM7 I love you, I love you, Cadd9 Bb Oh brother of mine. Am11 ~*~ Then a Bb chord is strummed for awhile while the piano and mandolin do their thing ~*~ **REFRAIN** In the quivering forest, Bb Where the shivering dog rests, Cadd9 I will do it grandfather, Bb Wilt to wood and end. FM13 And the river got frozen, Bb And the hole got snowed in, Cadd9 And near the moon glow ride, Bb Till the morning light. FM13 Terrible am I child? Bb Cadd9 Even if you don't mind, Bb Cadd9 In the quivering forest, Bb Where the shivering dog rests, Cadd9 I will do it grandfather, Bb Wilt to wood and end. FM13 And the river got frozen, Bb And the hole got snowed in, Cadd9 And near the moon glow ride, Bb Till the morning light. FM13 Terrible am I child? Bb Cadd9 Even if you don't mind, Bb Cadd9 No Bb Cadd9 ~*~ Then it plays the slow intro again ~*~ And that's it! Definitely not your typical folk song, but once you get over the weird chords it's not too hard. Good luck! This took a lot of work, so you best appreciate it! It's a beautiful song (as all of Fleet Foxes' songs are) and is very fun to play once you get it down. -Jon Bash basher000000@hotmail.com
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