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I Am a Rock   Simon & Garfunkel

e |---------0h1--0--0h1--0--0h1-0--------0h1--0--0h1--0--0h1-0--------|


B |---------1----1--1----1--1---1--------1----1--1----1--1---1--------|


G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-3--3-3------------------------3--3-3-----------------------3--3-3-|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e |------------------0h1--0--0h1--0--0h1--0---------------------------|
B |------------------1----1--1----1--1----1---------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------3--3-3---------------------------3--3-3----3-------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e |--1--------1--------1----------------0h1--0--0h1--0--0h1--0--------|
B |--1--------1--------1----------------1----1--1----1--1----1--------|
G |--2--------2--------2----------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------3---------3-----3-3------3-3--------------------------3--3-3|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Dm7]Gazing from my [Em7]window,
[Dm7]To the streets be[Em7]low,
On the [Dm]freshly fallen, [F]silent shroud of [G]snow.
Chorus:

[F]I am a [C]rock,

[F]I am an [G7]iiiiiis-
Bridge 1:

      [C]         [F]   [C]                       [G]   [F]   [G]   [C]                                          
e |---0-----0--1--0--\----------------------------0-------------------|
B |---1-x4--1--1--1---}repeat all once---2--1--2--1-------------------|
G |------------------/-------------------0--2--0----------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

-land.

To make it really sound like the real thing, strum the first eighth note beat of 'C'
instead of plucking it (but go straight into the next eighth note beat). Use the one
strum beat as one of the four repeated 'C' beats.

If you want to keep going with the rhythm guitar part, instead of plucking, just follow
the chord progression for the chorus and strum it the same as I tabbed it. It doesn't
sound as good that way, but you can if you want to.

For the rest of the verses, don't pluck the strings, follow the chord progression like so:

Verse 2:

C (strum two measures)
I built walls

F C (strum two measures)
A fortress deep and mighty

Dm G7 F C (strum one measure)
That none may penetrate.

I [Dm7]have no need of [Em7]friendship,

[Dm7]Friendship causes [Em7]pain.
It's [Dm]laughter and it's [F]loving I [G]disdain.
Chorus:

Bridge 1:

Verse 3:

Don't talk of love;
But I've heard the word before;
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber
Of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.

Chorus:

Bridge 1:

Verse 4:

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room,
Safe within my womb.
I touch no on and no one touches me.

Chorus:

Bridge 2:

      [C]         [F]   [C]                                                                         
e |---0-----0--1--0-0---|
B |---1-x4--1--1--1-1---|
G |---0-----0--2--0-0---|
D |---------------------|
A |---------------------|
E |---------------------|


Outro:

And a [Dm7]rock [G7]feels no [C]pain    (strum two beats on C)

And an [Dm7]island [G7]never [C]cries
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B |---------1----1--1----1--1---1--------1----1--1----1--1----1-------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----3-3------------------------3--3-3------------------------3--3-3|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

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(keep slowing down until end)

I'm sure this is 100% correct, I hope my notes helped.
Enjoy,
Todd

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