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Sounds of silence   Paul Simon











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	                Sounds of Silence ( Paul Simon )

	     Acoustic version from the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.
Transcribed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet 
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo ) 
Note : This acoustic version can be found on the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.
       
       The part which is transcribed here can also be heard on the
       electrically-dubbed version featured on the Sounds of Silence album,
       along with the 12-string guitar part. 

       The first chords ( Amsus2 and G5 ) contain no third note,
       then the tone of the song is clear from the 5th bar only,
       when the tension is released, on the word "again". 
 Capo 6th fret

           Amsus2
	e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
	B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	G-|--2-----------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
				              Hello Darkness my old 

	     G5
	e-|-----3-----3-----3-----3--|-----3-----3-----3--------|
 	B-|--------------------------|-----------------------0--|
	G-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
	     friend,                      I've come to talk with you a-

	    Am                     C
	e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
	A-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	    gain,                          Because a vision soft-

	     F           C                 
	e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	    ly     creeping                 left its seeds while I 

	     F           C          
	e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------1--------|
	B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------2-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------------------|
	E-|--1-----------------------|--------------1-----------|
	    was     sleeping                and the vision

	     F                                      C                  
	e-|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
	E-|--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------------------|
	        that was planted        in  my      brain, 

	           F     C       C/B    Am          C                        
	e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----0--------------|
	B-|--------------------1-----|--------1-----------1--0--|
	G-|--------------------------|-----2-----------0--------|
	D-|--------3--2--------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--3-----------3--------2--|--0-----------3-----------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	          still remains                       within the

	    G/B          G             Amsus2
	e-|-----3-----------3--------|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
	B-|-----------0-----------0--|--------0-----------0-----|
	G-|--------0-----------0-----|--2-----------2-----------|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--2-----------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------3-----------|--------------------------|
	   Sounds               of    Silence

Rest of it strummed : 

			       G
 In restless dreams I walked alone
                           Am     C
 Narrow streets of cobblestone,
                     F        C
 'Neath the halo of a street lamp, 
                            F        C
 I turned my collar to the cold and damp
          F                                         C
 When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
       F   F/E    C   C/B   Am    C         
 That split the night
                   G        Am 
 And touched the sound of silence.
 And in the naked light I saw
 Ten thousand people, maybe more.
 People talking without speaking,
 People hearing without listening,
 People writing songs that voices never share
 And no one dared
 Disturb the sound of silence.

 "Fools" said I,"You do not know
 Silence like a cancer grows.
 Hear my words that I might teach you,
 Take my arms that I might reach you."
 But my words like silent raindrops fell,
 And echoed
 In the wells of silence

 And the people bowed and prayed 
 To the neon god they made.
 And the sign flashed out its warning,
 In the words that it was forming.
 And the signs said, The words of the prophets
  are written on the subway walls
 And tenement halls.
 And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.
Outro :                
	    Amsus2                     (  backward strum )
	e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|--0------------------------
	B-|--------0-----------0-----|---0-----------------------
	G-|--2-----------2-----------|----2----------------------
	D-|--------------------------|-----2---------------------
	A-|--------------------------|------0--------------------
	E-|--------------------------|-------0-------------------

         jmo@fy.chalmers.se            http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo









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This is a correction to the Sounds of Silence TAB posted some days ago :

It's a 0 on the g-string in the G5 part and not a 3.
             G5
        e-|-----3-----3-----3-----3--|-----3-----3-----3--------|
        B-|--------------------------|-----------------------0--|
        G-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
        D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
        A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
        E-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
             friend,                      I've come to talk with you a-

-- 
     
  Jean-Marc Orliaguet ( jmo@fy.chalmers.se  http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )









Distribution: world

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	                Sounds of Silence ( Paul Simon )

	     Acoustic version from the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.
Transcribed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet 
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo ) 
Note : This acoustic version can be found on the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.
       
       The part which is transcribed here can also be heard on the
       electrically-dubbed version featured on the Sounds of Silence album,
       along with the 12-string guitar part. 

       The first chords ( Amsus2 and G5 ) contain no third note,
       then the tone of the song is clear from the 5th bar only,
       when the tension is released, on the word "again". 
 Capo 6th fret

           Amsus2
	e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
	B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	G-|--2-----------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
				              Hello Darkness my old 

	     G5
	e-|-----3-----3-----3-----3--|-----3-----3-----3--------|
 	B-|--------------------------|-----------------------0--|
	G-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
	     friend,                      I've come to talk with you a-

	    Am                     C
	e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
	A-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	    gain,                          Because a vision soft-

	     F           C                 
	e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	    ly     creeping                 left its seeds while I 

	     F           C          
	e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------1--------|
	B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------2-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------------------|
	E-|--1-----------------------|--------------1-----------|
	    was     sleeping                and the vision

	     F                                      C                  
	e-|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
	E-|--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------------------|
	        that was planted        in  my      brain, 

	           F     C       C/B    Am          C                        
	e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----0--------------|
	B-|--------------------1-----|--------1-----------1--0--|
	G-|--------------------------|-----2-----------0--------|
	D-|--------3--2--------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--3-----------3--------2--|--0-----------3-----------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	          still remains                       within the

	    G/B          G             Amsus2
	e-|-----3-----------3--------|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
	B-|-----------0-----------0--|--------0-----------0-----|
	G-|--------0-----------0-----|--2-----------2-----------|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--2-----------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------3-----------|--------------------------|
	   Sounds               of    Silence

Rest of it strummed : 

			       G
 In restless dreams I walked alone
                           Am     C
 Narrow streets of cobblestone,
                     F        C
 'Neath the halo of a street lamp, 
                            F        C
 I turned my collar to the cold and damp
          F                                         C
 When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
       F   F/E    C   C/B   Am    C         
 That split the night
                   G        Am 
 And touched the sound of silence.
 And in the naked light I saw
 Ten thousand people, maybe more.
 People talking without speaking,
 People hearing without listening,
 People writing songs that voices never share
 And no one dared
 Disturb the sound of silence.

 "Fools" said I,"You do not know
 Silence like a cancer grows.
 Hear my words that I might teach you,
 Take my arms that I might reach you."
 But my words like silent raindrops fell,
 And echoed
 In the wells of silence

 And the people bowed and prayed 
 To the neon god they made.
 And the sign flashed out its warning,
 In the words that it was forming.
 And the signs said, The words of the prophets
  are written on the subway walls
 And tenement halls.
 And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.
Outro :                
	    Amsus2                     (  backward strum )
	e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|--0------------------------
	B-|--------0-----------0-----|---0-----------------------
	G-|--2-----------2-----------|----2----------------------
	D-|--------------------------|-----2---------------------
	A-|--------------------------|------0--------------------
	E-|--------------------------|-------0-------------------

         jmo@fy.chalmers.se            http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo

-- 
     
  Jean-Marc Orliaguet ( jmo@fy.chalmers.se  http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )


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