Jackson Browne - Song For Adam tab version 1

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From phil@cyber-naut.com Fri May 16 08:05:40 1997
Date: Mon, 05 May 1997 21:22:59 -0600
From: Phil Black 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: Tab: Song for Adam by Jackson Browne

-- "Song for Adam" by Jackson Browne

>From Phil Black (phil@cyber-naut.com)

After getting some of the fine tabs here I wanted to contribute a little
back to this fine OLGA collection. Please be patient with my first stab
at writing
a tab file, I may be off a bit.
I used a layout from another picking type song to start out with, but I
think
this song is 4/4 timing and the slashes are 8th notes.  If you can add
any
improvements or corrections to this version please do.

I learned this by ear from the record and I think this is a great tab
for anyone who is new to fingerstyle guitar as I am. I'm sure it's not
completely accurate but it seems to work well for me.

                      SONG FOR ADAM (Jackson Browne)

          From the C/D "Saturate Before Using"
          Standard E tuning: EADGBE, Capo on 1st fret
          Transcribed by Phil Black, 1996
Intro:

AmE||-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------|G||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-|D||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|A||-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|E||---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_||_|
F C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------||-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|-----------------||-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-------0-------0-||-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------||-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|---------3-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_|
F C G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---||-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|---------0-------||-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-0-----0---------||-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------0---||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|---------2-------||-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|-3---------------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_|
Am|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------||---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_|
Verse 1: Am G F|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----||---------0-----2-|---------0-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-||-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---||-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||---------0-------|-3-------3-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| Oh Adam was a friend of mine I did not know him well, He was
C G/D Am G F|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||---------3-------|-1-------0-------|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----||-------0-------0-|-------2-------0-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-||-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---||-3-------2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|---------3-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_||_| alone in his existence he was deep into his well, Icould
C G/D Am G F|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||---------3-------|-1-------0-------|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----||-------0-------0-|-------2-------0-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-||-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---||-3-------2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|---------3-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_|guess what he was laughing at but I couldn't really tell, Now the
Am G Am G F|-0---------------|-----------------|------------------||---------3-------|-1-------0-------|-1---------1------||-------2-------0-|-------2-------0-|---------2-----2--||-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3----||-0---------------|-0---------------|------------------||---------3-------|---------3-------|-1-------1--------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_|story's told that Adam jumped but I'm thinking that he
Am|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------||---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| fell.
Verse 2: (same tab as Verse 1)
Chorus: F C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------||-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|-1---------------|-----------------||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-||-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------||-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|---------3-------|---------3-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| I sit before my only candle, butit's
F C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------||-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|-1---------------|-----------------||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-||-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------||-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|---------3-------|---------3-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| so little light to find my way, nowthis
F Am|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------||-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|-----------0-----|-1h--------------||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-||-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------||-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|---------0-------|---------0-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| journey appears before my candle. Whichis
C G|-----------------|-----------------|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----||-1---------1-----|-1--------1------|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-||-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-----------------|-----------------||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---||-3---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------||---------3-------|---------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| shorter every hour as it reaches for the day wellI
Am G|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------0-----|-1h--------------|-0---------0-----|-0---------0-----||-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---||-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------||---------0-------|---------0-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| feel just like a candle in a way but I guess I'll
F C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------||-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|-----------------||-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-------0-------0-||-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------||-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|---------3-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| get there, but I wouldn't say_______________________________
F C G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---||-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|---------0-------||-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-0-----0---------||-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------0---||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|---------2-------||-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|-3---------------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| for sure...
Am|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------||---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_|
Song For Adam - Jackson Browne Though Adam was a friend of mine, I did not know him well He was alone in his existence, He was deep into his well I could guess what he was laughing at, But I couldn't really tell Now the story's told that Adam jumped, But I'm thinking that he fell Together we went traveling, as we received the call His destination India, and I had none at all Well I still remember laughing, with our backs against the wall So free of fear we never thought, that one of us might fall I sit before my only candle, but it's so little light to find my way Now this story unfolds before my candle Which is shorter every hour as it reaches for the day Well I feel just like a candle in a way I guess I'll get there but I wouldn't say for sure When we parted we were laughing still, as our goodbyes were said And I never heard from him again, as each our lives we led except for once in someone else's letter that I read Until I head the sudden word, that a friend of mine was dead I sit before my only candle, like a pilgrim sits beside the way Now this journey appears before my candle as a song that's growing fainter, the harder I play well I fear before I am I'll fade away But I guess I'll get there, though I wouldn't say for sure Though Adam was a friend of mine, I did not know him long And when I stood myself beside him, I never thought I was as strong still it seemed he stopped his singing in the middle of his song well I'm not the one to say I know but I'm hoping he was wrong I'm holding out my only candle, though it's so little light to find my way now this story's been layed beneath my candle and it's shorter every hour as it reaches for the day yes I feel just like a candle in a way I hope I'll get there but I'll never pray ^Z /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Richard Black CyberNaut phil@cyber-naut.com Internet Access Provided by Cyber-Naut
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