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Sparrow   Paul Simon






Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 00:10:15 +0200 (MET DST)
	                      Sparrow ( Paul Simon )




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

Notes : The fingerstyle pattern is the same all the way through :
        alternated bass ( thumb ) and arpeggios ( i - m - r ).
     
        The notes are performed in a rapid succession as to imitate
        the hesitating flight of a bird. 

	Capo 3
Intro :  
    Em/C#       Em/D           Em/G        Em/C#
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|----------0-----------0---|-------0--------------0---|
B-|--------0-----------0-----|-----0--------------0-----|
G-|------0-----------0-------|--0---------------0-------|
D-|--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
A-|--4-----------------------|--------------4-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     T   i m r   T   i m r      T  m r      T   i m r  ...
    Em/D        Em/G           Em/C#       Em/D 
e-|----------0---------0-----|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------0---------0-------|--------0-----------0-----|
G-|------0-------0-----------|------0-----------0-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--------------0-----------|
A-|--------------------------|--4-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    Em/G        Em/C#          Em/D        Em   
e-|--------0-------------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|------0-------------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
G-|--0---------------0-------|------0-----------0-------|
D-|--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------4-----------|--------------0----h2-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     Em                                           ( repeat twice )
e||----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---||
B||--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----||
G||------0-----------0-------|------0-----------0-------||
D||--------------------------|--------------------------||
A||--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----||
E||--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------||

e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
G-|------0-----------0-------|------0-----------0-------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----|
E-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|

    Who 
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
G-|------0-----------0-------|------0-----------0-------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----|
E-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|

     D
e-|----------2-----------2---|----------2-----------2---|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
G-|------2-----------2-------|------2-----------2-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                          will love     a   li - ttle  

     
e-|----------2-----------2---|----------2-----------2---|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
G-|------2-----------2-------|------2-----------2-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

   spa - rrow 
e-|----------2-----------2---|----------2-----------2---|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
G-|------2-----------2-------|------2-----------2-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   
                who 's        tra -       velled 

     C
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------1-----------1-----|--------1-----------1-----|
G-|------0-----------0-------|------0-----------0-------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------------|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

    far                                     
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------1-----------1-----|--------1-----------1-----|
G-|------0-----------0-------|------0-----------0-------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------------|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

                and            cries       for

     D
e-|----------2-----------2---|----------2-----------2---|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
G-|------2-----------2-------|------2-----------2-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

    rest ? 
e-|----------2-----------2---|----------2-----------2---|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
G-|------2-----------2-------|------2-----------2-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                                                  "Not
  
    Em 
e-|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------0-----------0-----|
G-|------0-----------0-------|
D-|--------------------------|
A-|--0----h2-----------------|
E-|--------------0-----------|

        I ",   said the
  
     A
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
G-|------2-----------0-------|------2-----------0-------|
D-|--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

  oak tree.    
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
G-|------2-----------0-------|------2-----------0-------|
D-|--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                                                   "I
   
     D                       Bm
e-|----------2-----------2---|----------2-----------2---|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
G-|------2-----------2-------|------4-----------4-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------0-----------|--2-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------2-----------|

    won't     share    my     bran - ches       with

     A
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
G-|------2-----------0-------|------2-----------0-------|
D-|--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

    no         spa - row's   nest.            
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
G-|------2-----------0-------|------2-----------0-------|
D-|--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                                           And  my

     D                       Bm
e-|----------2-----------2---|----------2-----------2---|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
G-|------2-----------2-------|------4-----------4-------|
D-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------0-----------|--2-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------2-----------|

    blan - ket       of     leaves              won't

     A
e-|----------0-----------0---|----------0-----------0---|
B-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
G-|------2-----------0-------|------2-----------0-------|
D-|--------------0----h2-----|--------------0----h2-----|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

  warm       her      cold    breast."

    Em                         ( repeat 5 times )
e||----------0-----------0---||
B||--------0-----------0-----||
G||------0-----------0-------||
D||--------------------------||
A||--------------0----h2-----||
E||--0-----------------------||

    

                           
Lyrics :
 Who will love a little Sparrow?
 Who's traveled far and cries for rest?
 "Not I," said the Oak Tree,
 "I won't share my branches with
  no sparrow's nest,
 And my blanket of leaves won't warm
  her cold breast."

 Who will love a little Sparrow
 And who will speak a kindly word?
 "Not I," said the Swan,
 "The entire idea is utterly absurd,
 I'd be laughed at and scorned if the
  other Swans heard."

 Who wiIl take pity in his heart,
 And who wiII feed a starving sparrow?
 "Not I," said the Golden Wheat,
 "I would if I could but I cannot I know,
  I need all my grain to prosper and grow."

 Who will love a little Sparrow?
 Will no one write her eulogy?
 "I will," said the Earth,
 "For all I've created returns unto me,


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


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