Lump Sum

Bon Iver

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- LUMP SUM - Bon Iver ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tabbed by: Dan Glover (dan-the-man278)
Note that this is rough, and my interpretation. Although I think the chord shapes sound similar to what he plays on the record, I'm not sure that this tab is quite 100% correct (yet!)
Tuning: DADGBd **CAPO 2** (but guitar on recording is possibly capo 3 slightly detuned, chords relative to capo)
Also note, the lyrics aren't meant to be completely in time with the bars, it's just so know where you are!
Finally, I've split the bars up as a fast 4 rather than a slow 2, if that makes sense
CHORDS (the top strings are always very quiet, that Bon Iver/Justin Vernon bassy sound...): ====== Gmaj7: 55400x Em9 (bit of a stretch!): 25400x Dadd4: 05400x Cmaj7: x3200x Cmaj7*: swap between x3200x and x3400x (this is just a hammer-on/pull-off thing - listen for it) Cmaj9: x32000 C: x3201(0)
STRUCTURE ========= INTRO (you know the strumming pattern...) ----------------------------------------- ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ ¦ Dadd4 ¦ Dadd4 ¦ Dadd4 ¦ Dadd4 ¦ ¦ Cmaj7*¦ Cmaj7*¦ Cmaj7*¦ Cmaj7*¦ ¦ Cmaj9 (ring..)¦
VERSE ----- ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Gmaj7 ¦ Em9 ¦ Em9 ¦ "Sold my cold knot..."
¦ Dadd4 ¦ Dadd4 ¦ Dadd4 ¦ Dadd4 ¦ "A heavy stone..."
REPEAT ------ "Sold my red horse for a venture home, To vanish on the bow, settling..."
CHORUS ------- ¦ Cmaj9 ¦ Cmaj9 ¦ C ¦ C ¦ "..slow. Fit it all, fit it in the doldrums..." ¦ Em9 ¦ Em9 ¦ Em9 ¦ Em9 ¦ "So the story goes..."
REPEAT ------ "Color the era, Film it, it's historical, aaah, aah, aah..."
BRIDGE ------ ¦ Em9 ¦ Em9 ¦ Cmaj7 ¦ Cmaj7 ¦ "...ah." ¦ Cmaj7 ¦ Cmaj9 (ring..)¦
VERSE ----- "My mile could not Pump the plumb. In my arbour 'till my ardour, trumped, Every inner inertia, your lump..."
CHORUS ------ "...sum. All at once, rushing from the sub-pump. So the story goes. Balance we won't know We will see when it gets warm
BRIDGE? ------- (I'm really not sure what chords he plays here, but if you work them out give me a Otherwise, I'm sure it's perfectly acceptable to just play the bridge as before)

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