Fly tab with lyrics by Nick Drake - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Nick Drake – Fly tab

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From: Harlan L Thompson 

FLY- Nick Drake

TUNING: D A D G D G (capo 1st fret) or C G C F C F (capo 3rd fret)

PART 1:G ----------------------------------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0------|D ------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0------|G ----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----|D (0)-9---7---5---4---2---0-------------------0-------0-------0-------0------|A ----------------------------3---2---0--------------------------------------|D ----------------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0----------|
PART 2:G ---------0-------0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0------------|D -----4-------4-------4-------4--------------------4-------4----------------|G -------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---(repeat------2---2---2---2--(repeat-|D ---------0-------0-------0-------0------twice,--------0-------0-----three--|A -----3-------3-------2-------2----------then->)---------------------times)-|D -(5)----------------------------------------------0-------0----------------|
INTRO: Play part 1 with opening note. Play second time without opening note, do the 6 and 4 string alternate bass part twice as long (part 1) Please give me a second grace (part 1 again) Please give me a second face (part 2 till next verse) I'm falling far down, the first time around Now I just sit on the ground in your way Now if its time for recompence for what's done Come come sit down on the fence in the sun And the clouds will roll by and will never deny Its really too hard for to fly Please tell me your second name Please play me your second game I've fallen so far, for the people you love I just need your star for the day So come, come ride in my street car by the bay For now I must know how fine you are in your way And the sea she will sigh but she won't need to cry For it's really too hard for to fly NOTES: I'd recommend tuning down to CGCFCF because with DADGDG you are VERY likely to break one of the top two strings trying to get into this tuning. Note also the similarity between this song and the already posted Pink Moon (CGCFCE or DADGDF# as the case may be). There are two released versions of Fly, a band version on Bryter Layter and a demo solo version on Time of No Reply. I learned this song from the Time of No Reply version since it's just the guitar, but I included the words (to the best of my ability) from the Bryter Layter since that was the "final" version of the song. There is considerable difference between the two versions of lyrics. All verses have the same chord pattern. You might try sliding up to the 9th fret for a nice effect, and hammering on the first note of the fifth string in part 1 is also sometimes done by Drake I think. The first note of part 2 (the 5 on the sixth string) is sometimes done, sometimes not- its incidental. At the end of the song there is some instrumental work that is basically not very hard to duplicate variations on part 2. I didn't tab it because I didn't think it was essential- you can learn the above stuff, listen to Nick Drake's version and then be able to get the gist of the end part pretty easily I think. Enjoy, and improvements are welcome.
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