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Kathys song   Simon & Garfunkel

This is my version of this wonderfully gorgeous song since I don't like the version in the guitar book.  I think it's more accurate to what the artist is really playing, so tell me what YOU think.
Kathy's Song (as heard on ÒGreatest HitsÓ)

Words/Music by Paul Simon
Tablature by John Nimis
Intro: (and filler between verses)

  G	 C/G		G
E -----H-------P--|----------------| 
B ----0-1---1---0-|--0-------0-----| 
G ----------------|------0-------0-|  Repeat several times...
D ----0-2-----2-0-|----0-------0---|  
A ----------------|----------------|  
E 3---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---| 


	G		C/G		C/G		G			
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|  
B --0-------0-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|----0-----0-----|  
G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|  
D ----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|  
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|  
E 3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---| 

			Am		   Gsus		C/F#	
E ----------------|----------0-----|----------------|--0-------0-----|  
B --0-------0-----|--1-----------1-|--1-------1-----|------1-------1-|  
G ------0-------0-|------2-----2---|------0-------0-|----0-------0---|  
D ----0-------0---|----2-----------|----0-------0---|----------------|  
A ----------------|0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|  
E 3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---|2---+---2---+---| 

	D7/F#				G		D/F#			
E --2-------2-----|--2-------2-----|----------------|----------------|  
B ------1-------1-|------1-------1-|--3-------3-----|--3-------3-----|  
G ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|------0-------0-|------2-------2-|  
D ----------------|----------------|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|  
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|  
E 2---+---2---+---|2---+---2---+---|3---+---3---+---|2---+---2---+---| 

	G		C		Am		Gsus
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|  
B --3-------------|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|  
G ------0---------|------0-------0-|------2-------2-|------0-------0-|  
D ----0-----------|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|  
A --------0---2---|3---------------|0-------0-------|----------------|  
E 3---+---+---+---|+---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---| 

	D		G	
E --2-------2-----|-----H-------P--|  
B ------3-------3-|----0-1---1---0-|
G ----2-------2---|----------------|
D 0-------0-------|----0-2-----2-0-|
A ----------------|----------------|
E +---+---+---+---|3---+---+---+---|
After the second and fourth verses he does this Dsus thing:

	G	C	Dsus				C	
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|  
B --0-------1-----|--3-------3-----|--3-------3-----|----1-----1-----|  
G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|  
D ----0-------2---|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|----2-------2---|  
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|  
E 3---+---3---+---|5---+---5---+---|5---+---5---+---|3---+---3---+---| 

And then right back to the filler/intro lick.

Words: (the chords are the same as the first verse for all verses except the end of the second - D/C/G instead of Gsus/D/G)

G		C		G	     Am    Gsus   C/F#   D7/F#
I hear the drizzle of the rain,       like a memory it falls
G	  D/F#     G     C		  Am      Gsus   D	    G
Soft and warm, continuing		 tapping on my roof and walls

G		C		G	    Am	Gsus	  C/F#    D7/F#
And from the shelter of my mind,     Through the window of my eyes
G	D/F#		G		C	   Am	  D		    C      G
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets,    To England where my heart lies

(Here's where it goes to Dsus)

My mind's distracted and diffused,     my thoughts are many miles away

They lie with you when you're asleep,	 and kiss you when you start your day
And a song I was writing is left undone	    I don't know why I spend my time

Writing songs I can't believe     With words that tear and strain to rhyme

(Back to Dsus)

And so you see I have come to doubt	  All that I once held as true

I stand alone without beliefs		The only truth I know is you
And as I watch the drops of rain		Weave their weary paths and die

I know that I am like the rain		There but for the grace of you go I

(Really cool guitar solo verse, which I may tab later...)

Note:  At the end of the third line of each verse, there is a walkup from G to C that Paul Simon loves to do (Homeward Bound, Boxer, etc...) and he alternates from the single note walk I put in the tab at that spot and a more common (and cooler) walkup:

E ----------------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|  
B ----0---1---3---|----------1-----|----------------|----------------|  
G ----------------|------0-------0-|---etc...-------|----------------|  
D ----------------|----2-------2---|----------------|----------------|  
A --------0---2---|3---------------|----------------|----------------|  
E 3---3---+---+---|+---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---| 

Ah, sweet poetry... Love and beauty to all,

	John H. Nimis
	Macalester College
	St. Paul, MN

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