The National – Watching You Well chords

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Title: Watching You Well
Artist: The National
Album: The National
Author: _arokh_


You'll first find the chords with the lyrics and below I provided some tabs 
that show the way (and rhythm) I play the song.

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| G   | C   | Am   | C D |

G C you stand now, holding yourself
Am C Da little of the moon is coming in the room.
G C you stand very still
C D Em Dlike you were in the arms of everyone you ever wanted.
C Am G i was watching you well.
| G |
G C i won't stop you; i won't speak.
G Cthe water on your cheek is the only thing smooth and
G C i'm ashamed that i'm ashamed of you
C D Em Dstanding in my room, lets more water overtake you
C Am G and i was watching you, watching you well.
| G | Interlude/Solo ... | G | C | 4x
C D Em D why won't you leave me quicker
C Am why won't you leave me?
| G | G |
G C i'm ashamed that i'm ashamed of you
G Cfor standing in my room, lets more water overtake you
G C i won't stop you
G Cand i won't speak.
C D Em D why won't you leave me quicker?
C Am why won't you
G Gleave me...
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now here comes the tab which demonstrates the way I strum it. It is for sure not exactly the way The National play it, but I think it comes pretty close to the feeling of the song. However, it's just for you to have and idea, maybe you like it, and if not, just do your own thing, it's music :) I also noted the downstrokes with "d" and the upstrokes with "u", so you might get a better idea of the actual rhythm (always annoying with those ascii tabs). Progression A: In the intro and first verse I play the | G | C | Am | C D | progression like this (note that I don't actually play a D but from the C I slide into someting like a Dadd9add11, I like it but if you don't, just play a normal D):
d d u u d d u d d d u u d d d E|------3---3--3-----------|------0---0--0-----------|B|------3---3--3-----------|------1---1--1-----------|G|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0--0-----------|D|------0---0--0-----------|------2---2--2-2---------|A|---------------2----0-2--|-3-------------3--3--2---|E|-3-------------3--3------|-------------------------|
d d u u d d d d d u u d d d uE|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0-0-0----0-------|B|------1---1--1-----------|------1---1/3-3----3--3----|G|------2---2--2-----------|------0---0/0-0----0--0-0--|D|------2---2--2-2---------|------2---2/4-4-4--4--4-0--|A|-0-------------0--0--2---|-3----3---3/5-5-5----------|E|-------------------------|---------------------------|
Progression B: Then comes the | G | C | C D | Em D | C | Am | G | G | progression:
d d u u d d u d d d u u d d d E|------3---3--3-----------|------0---0--0-----------|B|------3---3--3-----------|------1---1--1-----------|G|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0--0-----------|D|------0---0--0-----------|------2---2--2-2---------|A|---------------2----0-2--|-3-------------3--3--2---|E|-3-------------3--3------|-------------------------|
d d u u d d d u d d u d u d dE|------0---0-0-0----0-------|------0---0-X-2----2----|B|------1---1/3-3----3--3----|------0---0-X-3----3----|G|------0---0/0-0----0--0-0--|------0---0-X-2----2----|D|------2---2/4-4-4--4--4-0--|------2---2-X---0-------|A|-3----3---3/5-5-5----------|------------------------|E|---------------------------|-0----------------------|
d d d d d d u u d u u d u u d u E|----0-----0----------|------------------------------|B|----1-----1----------|------1------1------1---------|G|----0-----0----------|---------2------2------2---2--|D|----2-----2----------|----2------2------2------2----|A|-3-----X--3----------|-0----------------------------|E|---------------------|------------------------------|
d d u u d d d u d d u u d d d uE|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|B|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|------3---3--3----3--3-3-|G|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|D|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|------0---0--0----0--0-0-|A|---------------2---------|---------------2---------|E|-3-------------3---------|-3-------------3---------|
Progression C: From now on they only play a (repeating) | G | C | progression in the verse until they go into progression B. Here I basically play the same as in progression A, but only the first two bars.
d d u u d d u d d d u u d d d E|------3---3--3-----------|------0---0--0-----------|B|------3---3--3-----------|------1---1--1-----------|G|------0---0--0-----------|------0---0--0-----------|D|------0---0--0-----------|------2---2--2-2---------|A|---------------2----0-2--|-3-------------3--3--2---|E|-3-------------3--3------|-------------------------|
That's it, hope you liked it. Have fun!
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