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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-------------------
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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 )
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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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