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Flowers never bend with the rainfall   Simon & Garfunkel












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The closing chord is a bit dodgy.  Any suggestions are welcome!

John K.
Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall  - Simon & Garfunkel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Transcribed and tabbed by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz)
and Rich Kent (r.p.kent@durham.ac.uk).

In the recording one guitar strums the chords (in the right-hand speaker)
while another plays the tab.

Capo 2nd fret.
   Gsus4
3/4, . , . , .   , . , . , .   , . , . , .   , . , . , .
||-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|
||-------------|-------------|-------------|-----3-------|
||-------------|-------------|-------------|---------0---|
||---------0---|---------0---|---------0---|-------------|
||-----3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|-------------|
||-3-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|-------------|
   G
4/4, . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
|--3---------3-----|---3-------3-----||
|------------------|-----------------||
|--------0-------0-|-------0-------0-||
|------0-------0---|-----0-------0---||
|------------------|-----------------||
|--3-------3-------|-3-------3-------||
                           Through the

    G                 Bm                C                 G
4/4 , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
||--3---------3-----|-2---------2-----|-0---------0-----|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------3-----|
||*-------0-------0-|-------4-------4-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
||*-----0-------0---|-----4-------4---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|
||------------------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|
||--3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|
    corridors   of    sleep    Past the shadows  dark and deep        My
    mirror  on  my    wall     Casts an image   dark and  small       But
    matter  if you're born         To   play the King or  pawn    For the

  Bm                C                 G
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------3-----|---3-------3-----|
|-3---------3-----|---1-------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
|-------4-------4-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----4-------4---|-----2-----0-----|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
|-2-------2-------|-3-------2---0---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
  mind  dances  and leaps       in confusion.                   I  don't
  I'm not  sure  at all     it's my reflection.                 I   am
  line is thinly drawn 'tween joy and sorrow.

  G                 Bm                C                 G
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
|-3---------3-----|-2---------2-----|-0---------0-----|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------3-----|
|-------0-------0-|-------4-------4-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----0-------0---|-----4-------4---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|
|-----------------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|
|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|
  know      what is real    I  can't  touch   what I    feel    And I
  blinded by  the   light       Of    God and truth and right   And I
  So  my  fantasy                   Becomes   reality,      And I   must

  Bm                C                 G
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-3---------3-----|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|---0-------0-----||
|-------4-------4-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-||
|-----4-------4---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---||
|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------||
  hide behind  the  shield  of  my  illusion.
  wander  in  the   night  without  direction.
  be  what I  must  be  and face    tomorrow.

   D                                   C                 G
   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
||-2---------2-----|---2-------2-----|-0---------------|-----------------|
||-------3-------3-|-------3-------3-|-----------------|---3-------0-----|
||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-------0---0---0-|-------0-------0-|
||-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----2-----------|-----0-------0---|
||-----------------|-----------------|-3-------2---0---|-----------------|
||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|
   So                          I'll continue   to     continue

                    Em                                  C6
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---0-------0-----|-0---------0-----|---0-------0-----|-1---------1-----|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------2-------2-|
|-----0-----------|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|
|-3-------3---2---|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|
              to pretend                          my    life

                    Em                                  A7
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---1-------1-----|-0---------0-----|---0-------0-----|-------2---3-----|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|---------------0-|
|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|
|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|
         will never end,                          And   flowers

                    C                 Cmaj7             Gsus4
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .3/4, . , . , .
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-------3---2-----|-----------1-----|-0---------0-----|-------------|
|---------------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------------|
|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|---------0---|
|-0-------0-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-----3-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----------|
            never   bend              with        the   rainfall.

              ............................. ............................
               1,2.                       |  3.
  , . , . , .   , . , . , .   , . , . , . |  , . , . , .   , . , . , .
|-------------|-------------|-0-----------||-------------|-0-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-----3-------||-------------|-----3-------|
|-------------|-------------|---------0--*||---------0---|---------0---|
|---------0---|---------0---|------------*||-----0-------|-------------|
|-----3-------|-----3-------|-------------||-3-----------|-------------|
|-3-----------|-3-----------|-------------||-------------|-------------|
                                      The
                                  It's no

    Gsus4                                                     ?
    , . , . , .   , . , . , .   , . , . , .   , . , . , .     ,  ,  ,
||--------------|-------------|-------------|-0------------||-0-------||
||--------------|-------------|-------------|-----3--------||-3-------||
||*-------------|-------------|-------------|---------0---*||-0-------||
||*---------0---|---------0---|---------0---|-------------*||-4-------||
||------3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|--------------||-5-------||
||--3-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|--------------||-5-------||
                                                                     Fine.

   \\\\   John Kean
   OO |   ~~~~~~~~~
   <  )   (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz)
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