Jam – Tales From The Riverbank tab

tales from the riverbank by The Jam
Written by Paul Weller

tabbed by Xander Ramage

This is the main lead part, The actual thing thing played is a mixture of the chords and 
but this is for 2 quitarists although you could do it with just one, but it won’t sound 
good.

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Verse 1: | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 |e|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------|G|-----15------14--|-----14-15-17-15-15----|-----15------14--|D|-17------15------|-17-----------------15-|-17------15------|A|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------| |Bring you a... | the pastel fields |Where we ran when|
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|G|-----14-15-17-15-15----|-----15------14--|-----14-15-17-15-15----|D|-17-----------------15-|-17------15------|-17-----------------15-|A|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------| | We were young |This is a tale...|The water meadows |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|e|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|B|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|G|-----15------14--|-----14-15-14-15-14-15-|14-15-14-15-14-15-14-15|D|-17------15------|-17--------------------|-----------------------|A|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|E|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| |Trying to... |Hope into your hearts | |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 |e|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------|G|-----15------14--|-----14-15-17-15-15----|-----15------14--|D|-17------15------|-17-----------------15-|-17------15------|A|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------| |It’s mixed... | It’s mixed with tears |Both life and... |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|G|-----14-15-17-15-15----|-----15------14--|-----14-15-17-15-15----|D|-17-----------------15-|-17------15------|-17-----------------15-|A|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------| |Caried in this stream |wide open... | Could run for miles |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----------------|-----------------------|B|-----------------|-----------------------|G|-----15------14--|-----14-15-17-15-15----|D|-17------15------|-17-----------------15-|A|-----------------|-----------------------|E|-----------------|-----------------------| |now you don’t... |many to the pound |
chorus: | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-1-----1-1---1---|-5-----5-5---5---|-5-5-5-----------|B|-1-----1-1---1---|-6-----6-6---6---|-5-5-5---3---5---|G|-2-----2-2---2---|-7-----7-7---7---|-6-6-6-----------|D|-3-----3-3---3---|-7-----7-7---7---|-7-7-7-----------|A|-3-----3-3---3---|-5-----5-5---5---|-7-7-7-----------|E|-1-----1-1---1---|-x-----x-x---x---|-5-5-5-----------| | true it’s a... | mixed with... | |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-1-----1-1---1---|-5-----5-5---5---|-5-----5-5---5---|B|-1-----1-1---1---|-6-----6-6---6---|-5-----5-5---5---|G|-2-----2-2---2---|-7-----7-7---7---|-6-----6-6---6---|D|-3-----3-3---3---|-7-----7-7---7---|-7-----7-7---7---|A|-3-----3-3---3---|-5-----5-5---5---|-7-----7-7---7---|E|-1-----1-1---1---|-x-----x-x---x---|-5-----5-5---5---| |But it’s a... | I’ll always... |That I’ll... |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----3---5---5-3-|-----------------|-----3---5---5-3-|B|-5-6-------------|-6-5-1-3-0-1-3-0-|-5-6-------------|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |Won’t you join...|-bank |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----------------|B|-6-5-1-3-0-1-3-0-|G|-----------------|D|-----------------|A|-----------------|E|-----------------|
Verse 2: | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-3---------------|-5---------------|-3---------------|B|-3---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|G|-3------let-ring-|-7-----let-ring--|-3------let-ring-|D|-5---------------|-7---------------|-5---------------|A|-5---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|E|-3---------------|-x---------------|-3---------------| |Paradise found...|By the still... |Join in the... |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-5---------------|-3---------------|-5---------------|B|-6---------------|-3---------------|-6---------------|G|-7-----let-ring--|-3------let-ring-|-7-----let-ring--|D|-7---------------|-5---------------|-7---------------|A|-5---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|E|-x---------------|-3---------------|-x---------------| |The rainbows end | No fears no... | the golden... |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-3---------------|-5---------------|B|-3---------------|-6---------------|G|-3------let-ring-|-7-----let-ring--|D|-5---------------|-7---------------|A|-5---------------|-5---------------|E|-3---------------|-x---------------| |Woke at sunrise | Went home at... |
bridge: | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-3-------3-3-----|-3-------3-3-----|-1-------1-1-----|B|-5-------5-5-----|-5-------5-5-----|-3-------3-3-----|G|-5-------5-5-----|-5-------5-5-----|-3-------3-3-----|D|-5-------5-5-----|-5-------5-5-----|-3-------3-3-----|A|-3-------3-3-----|-3-------3-3-----|-1-------1-1-----|E|-x-------x-x-----|-x-------x-x-----|-x-------x-x-----| |now life is... | life is so... |We loose our... |
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|B|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|G|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|D|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|A|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|E|-x---x---x---x---|-x---x---x---x---| |we loose our... |
short instrumental before last chorus: | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----3---5---5-3-|-----------------|-----3---5---5-3-|B|-5-6-------------|-6-5-1-3-0-1-3-0-|-5-6-------------|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----------------|-----3---5---5-3-|-----------------|B|-6-5-1-3-0-1-3-0-|-5-6-------------|-6-5-1-3-0-1-3-0-|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |e|-----3---5---5-3-|-----------------|B|-5-6-------------|-6-5-1-3-0-1-3-0-|G|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|
Chorus X2,(it’s easy enough to work out the cut off point if you know the song, or to it.) I don’t know the guitar for the instrumental bit played into fade, but just play the over and over again, it fits. This is my first tab, but awsome song, awsome band and awsome writer Hope it’s good enough for you.
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