Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You tab

To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens

Tabbed by: D.H.
Email: dreq10@gmail.com

Every tab I've ever seen of this song has used the same chords, and I always
felt like they never sounded the same as when Sufjan plays it live or on
his album. So, I sat down and made this tab by watching videos of him
playing it live. I'm 95% sure that the chords are the same he uses. Other 
tabs have you playing chords on the higher strings, but I think playing it 
on lower strings really adds to the feeling of the song.

I've seen him play it with a capo on both the fourth and fifth frets, but on
the album the capo is on the third. So just put it wherever you like the
sound I guess. I'm not sure why he changes it up so much, maybe he just gets bored.

Sufjan plays the song by alternating down and up-strokes with his thumb, and 
the pad and fingernail of his index finger. Check out a live video to get an 
idea. It really helps reproduce his sound.

He also adds lots of little intricacies to the chords as he plays them. I 
think he improvises them, 'cause they're different almost every time. 
Because of that, I didn't try to tab them. As you play the song more you can 
develop your own version.

Lastly, there's a second guitar that comes in for the rest of the song after 
the first chorus that I didn't tab. It does some solo picking on about the 
same chords that Sufjan is strumming.

Tuning: Standard
Capo: Album Version - 3rd, Live Version - 4th or 5th. Tab relative to capo.

Intro/ First Verse (6x):|-------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------||--------5--5----5--5--5--|-------5--5----5--5--5--||--------3--3----3--3--0--|-------2--2----2--2--0--||--------x--x----x--x--0--|-------x--x----x--x--0--||---5----5--5----5--5--5--|--5----5--5----5--5--5--|
******** First 5 Times**| |-------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------||--------4--4----4--4--4--|-------2--2----0--0--0--||--------0--0----0--0--0--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------2--2----2--2--0--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||---3----3--3----3--3--0--|--1----1--1----0--0--0--|
************************************** 6th Time **||-------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||---1----1--1----1--1--1--|--1----1--1----1--1--1--|
Chorus (1x):|-------------------------|------------------------||--------1--1----1--1--1--|-------1--1----1--1--1--||--------0--0----0--0--0--|-------0--0----0--0--0--||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||---3----3--3----3--3--3--|--3----3--3----3--3--3--|
|-------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||---1----1--1----1--1--1--|--1----1--1----1--1--1--|
|-------------------------|------------------------||--------1--1----1--1--1--|-------1--1----1--1--1--||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||---0----0--0----0--0--0--|--0----0--0----0--0--0--||-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------0--0----0--0--0--|-------0--0----0--0--0--||--------x--x----x--x--x--|-------x--x----x--x--x--||---2----2--2----2--2--2--|--2----2--2----2--2--2--|
|-------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||---1----1--1----1--1--1--|--1----1--1----1--1--1--|
**************** End of First Chorus *************||-------------------------|------------------------||--------1--1----1--1-----|------pause for---------||--------0--0----0--0-----|-------entire ----------||--------2--2----2--2-----|----------bar-----------||--------3--3----3--3-----|------------------------||---3----3--3----3--3-----|------------------------| (At the end of the second chorus, skip these two measures and go straight to the outro)
Bridge/Second Verse: Same as Intro/First Verse Second Chorus: Same as First Chorus, minus the last two bars
Outro (3x):|-------------------------|------------------------||--------1--1----1--1--1--|-------1--1----1--1--1--||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||---0----0--0----0--0--0--|--0----0--0----0--0--0--||-------------------------|------------------------|
|--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------0--0----0--0--0--|-------0--0----0--0--0--||--------0--0----0--0--0--|-------0--0----0--0--0--||---2----2--2----2--2--2--|--2----2--2----2--2--2--||-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||---1----1--1----1--1--1--|--1----1--1----1--1--1--|
***** First 2 Times *** ||-------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------||--------2--2----2--2--2--|-------2--2----2--2--2--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||--------3--3----3--3--3--|-------3--3----3--3--3--||---1----1--1----1--1--1--|--1----1--1----1--1--1--|
********* 3rd Time ******||-------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------||---1---------------------|
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