Sarah Mclachlan – Elsewhere tab

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From: Preserved Moose 

by Sarah McLachlan
from the album Fumbling Towards Ecstacy
Transcribed by John Argentiero (

The bulk of this song is done on piano, but I will provide chords that
sound decent on guitar.  The spacing of the chords may seem odd, but I
tried my best to match them up with the vocals.  The album is the best
reference for when to play what.

This is some tab for the intro, notes in brackets are supposed to be done
on piano.

e--2-------------|-------|----------|----------|-------|-----|B-----3----------|-------|-[3]------|------3---|-1--0--|--0--|G----------------|-------|------[0]-|----------|-------|-----|D----------------|-------|----------|-[4]-[0]--|-------|--2--|A----------------|-------|----------|----------|[3][2]-|-----|E--------0-------|-(0)---|(0)-------|(0)-------|-------|-----| hold that e for about 2 bars 1st verse...
Incidentally, heres TAB for the chords, just for clarity's sake...
e--0-----2-----0-----2-----0-----2-----0-----3-----2-----0----|B--0-----3-----3-----3-----0-----3-----1-----0-----3-----1----|G--0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2----|D--2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----2-----0-----0-----2----|A--2-----------------------0-----0-----3-----2-----3-----0----|E--0-----3-----------0-----------------------3----------------| Em D/G Dsus2 Em9 Em/A D/A C G D/C Am
(Just piano first time) Em D/G Dsus2 Em I Love the time and in between, The calm inside me D/G Dsus2 Em9 in the space where I can breathe. I believe there is a Em D/G Dsus2 Em distance I have wandered to touch up no the years of Em G Dsus2 Reaching out, and reaching in Em G D C Holding out, Holding in. (acoustic guitar comes in on 1st Am7) Am7 D Em9 Em/A D/A Am7 D I believe this is Heaven to no one else but me. Em9 Em/A D/A Am7 D And I'll defend it long as I can be Em D Am7 Left here to linger in silence D Am7 D If I choose to would you try to understand? Em D/G D C I know this love is passing time, passing through like liquid Em G D/C I'm drunk in my desire C Em G But I love the way you smile at me, D C I love the way your hands reach out and Em G Hold me near. D C G D C I believe I Am D Em Am D Em I believe this is heaven to no one else but me, Am D And I'll defend it long as I can be Em Am Left here to linger in silence, D Am If I choose to would you try to understand? Em D/G D C Oh, the quiet child awaits the day when she can break free Em G D D/C C the mold that clings like desperation. Em G Mother can't you see I've got to D C Em G live my life the way I feel is right for me D C Might not be right for you, but its G D C Am Right for me, oh. {start playing TABbed out part below here} D Em Am D I believe this is Heaven to no one else but me. Em Am D And I'll defend it long as I can be Em Am Left here to linger in silence D Am D If I choose to would you try to understand? Am D Am D I would like to linger here in silence if I choose to, Am D Would you understand it? The song fades out repeating that last line. Sometime around the last chorus, the guitar stops playing chords and plays this:
This is played twice and then the guitar goes into the outro. Listen to the album closely for the timing of this part, its kinda buried in the piano parts. When playing this song alone on acoustic guitar, just ignore this part and play the straight chords listed above. Hope thiss is all you need to play this rather spiffy song. Enjoy, and email me with amy comments! John
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