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Fare thee well

Indigo Girls


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Yes, I've posted this before. I post it every few months. Why? Because it's the best damn piece of tablature I ever wrote down, and maybe there's some IG fans out there who haven't tried to play it yet. (It's not very hard.)
Also, my girlfriend and I just broke up, so I'm in a lousy mood, and this song has been on my mind a lot lately, so I figured, what the hell. This one goes out to Erin...
Adam
FARE THEE WELL (Emily Saliers) ------------------------------ [Actually in F#; capo 6.] [Tune both E strings down to D.] [Complete tablature is at the end.] [Some of the chord names are kind of strange; this is what happens when you use alternate tunings. Refer to the tab at the end for fingerings.] [Thanks much to Rich Tebb for the collaboration on the tablature.] C G(4)/F Em7 Am9 F6(#4) G C(9) G(4)/B [intro] C G(4)/F Em7 Am7 Fare thee well, my bright star F6(#4) G C(9) G(4)/B I watched your taillights blaze into nothingness C G(4)/F Em7 Am9 But you were long gone before I ever got to you F6(#4) G Am9 Am7 Before you blazed past this address Dm7(4) C(9)/E F6(9) G And now I think of having loved and having lost Dm7(4) C(9)/E F6(9) G7 You never know what it's like to never love Dm7(4) C(9)/E F6(9) G - E7/G# Who can say what's better when my heart's become the cost Am7 D11/A G9/D G9 A mere token of a brighter jewel sent from up above Fare thee well, my bright star The vanity of youth, the color of your eyes Maybe if I'd fanned the blazing fire of your day-to-day Or if I'd been older I'd been wise Too thick the heat of those long summer evenings For a cool evening I began to yearn But you could only feed upon the things which feed a fire Waiting to see if I would burn Fare thee well, my bright star It was a brief brilliant miracle dive That which I looked up to and I clung to for dear life Had to burn itself up just to make itself alive And I caught you then, in your moment of glory Your last dramatic scene against a night sky stage With a memory so clear it's as if you're still before me My once in a lifetime star of an age So fare thee well, my bright star Last night the tongues of fire circled me around And this strange season of pain will come to pass When the healing hands of autumn cool me down TAB: [An equal sign is a hammer-on; / is a slide.] [Play all the notes on the lower three strings with your thumb.] C G(4)/F Em7 Am9 D ----------------|0---------0-----|----------------|----------------| B ----------1-----|------1---------|----------0-----|0=1---0---------| G ------0-------0-|----------------|------0-------0-|------0---0-----| D ----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------0---| A 3-------3-------|----------------|----------------|0-------0-------| D ----------------|3-------3-------|2-------2-------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . [intro] F6(#4) G C(9) G(4)/B D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------0-----|--0-------0-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----| G ------2-------2-|------4-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-| D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| A ----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|2-------2-------| D 3-------3------/|5-------5-------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . [intro] C G(4)/F Em7 Am7 D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------1-----|----------1-----|--0-------0-----|1---------1-----| G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-| D ----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---| A 3-------3-------|----------------|----------------|0-------0-------| D ----------------|3-------3-------|2-------2-------|----------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Fare thee well, my bright star I watched your F6(#4) G C(9) G(4)/B D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------0-----|--0-------0-----|----------1-----|--1-------1-----| G ------2-------2-|------4-------4-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-| D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| A ----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|2-------2-------| D 3-------3------/|5-------5-------|----------------|----------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ taillights blaze into nothingness C G(4)/F Em7 Am9 D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------1-----|--1-------1-----|--0-------0-----|------1---0-----| G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-| D ----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---| A 3-------3-------|----------------|--------2-------|0-------0-------| D ----------------|3-------3-------|2---------------|----------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ But you were long gone before I ever got to you F6(#4) G Am9 Am7 D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------0-----|--0-------0-----|--1---0---1-----|--1-------1-----| G ------2-------2-|------4-------0-|--------------2-|------0-------0-| D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---| A ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------| D 3-------3------/|5-------5-------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . Before you blazed past this address And
Dm7(4) C(9)/E F6(9) G D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------1-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|--3-------3-----| G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0---------| D ----3-------3---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| D 0-------0-------|2-------2-------|3-------3-------|5-------5-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . now I think of having loved and having lost You Dm7(4) C(9)/E F6(9) G7 D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------1-----|--1-------1-----|----------1-----|--0-------0-----| G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-| D ----3-------3---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----3-------3---| A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| D 0-------0-------|2-------2-------|3-------3------/|5-------5-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . never know what it's like to never love Dm7(4) C(9)/E F6(9) G E7/G# D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------1-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|--3-------0-----| G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0---------| D ----3-------3---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| D 0-------0-------|2-------2-------|3-------3-------|5-------6-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . Who can say what's better and my heart's become the cost, a mere Am7 D(11)/A G9/D G9 D ----------------|----------------|--3-------3-----|----------3-----| B ----------1-----|--3-------3-----|------0-------0-|----------------| G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|----2-------2---|------------2-0-| D ----2-------2---|----4-------4---|0-------0-------|----0-----------| A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|----------------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|5-------5-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . token of a brighter jewel sent from above [Alternatively (and probably more correct, but very hard):] Am7 D(11)/A G9/D G9 D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B ----------1-----|--3-------3-----|--6-------6-----|----------6-----| G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------4-------4-|--------------0-| D ----2-------2---|----4-------4---|----7-------7---|----7-------7---| A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|5-------5-------|----------------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|5-------5-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . token of a brighter jewel sent from above
[Note that in order to do the x5746x chord, you need to use your pinky and ring fingers for the Am7 and D(11/)A, rather than the index and middle fingers. Then you slide up to the next chords, and use the index and middle fingers for the 5 and 4 in the G9.]
Ending: Am(9) Am(9) Am(9) Am(4) D ----------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-------| B --1---0---1---0-|--1---0---1---0-|--1---0---1---0-|----0=1---------| G ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|--2-------------| A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0---------------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . cool me down....
[Or the ending might be like this:] Am(9) Am(9) Am(9) Am(4) E ----------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-------| B ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|----0-----------| G --5-------5-----|--5-------5-----|--5-------5-----|------5---------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| A ----7-------7---|----7-------7---|----7-------7---|--7-------------| E 7-------7-------|7-------7-------|7-------7-------|7---------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . cool me down....
==-=--=---=----=-----=-------=---------=---------=-------=-----=----=---=--=-== Adam Schneider schn0170@maroon.tc.umn.edu Minneapolis, MN Mail me if you want guitar chords for Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Suzanne Vega, Lucinda Williams, etc. ==-=--=---=----=-----=-------=---------=---------=-------=-----=----=---=--=-==






























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