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Kathy's Song   Simon & Garfunkel

  [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---+---|


Verses:

        [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
of Gsus/D/G)

[G]I hear the drizz[C]le of the rain, [G]      like a [Am]memory[Gsus] it fal[C/F#]ls     [D7/F#]
[G]Soft and w[D/F#]arm, cont[G]inuing[C]                t[Am]apping o[Gsus]n my ro[D]of and wall[G]s

[G]And from the she[C]lter of my mind,[G]     Through[Am] the[Gsus] window of[C/F#] my eyes[D7/F#]
[G]I gaze b[D/F#]eyond the rain-d[G]renched streets,[C]    To Engl[Am]and whe[D]re my heart lies  [C]       [G]

(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
(Homeward Bound, Boxer, etc...) and he alternates from the single note walk I put in the tab at that spot
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
jnimis@macalstr.edu
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 01:29:48 +0100 (MET)
From: Frederik Esser


Kathy's Song

Words/Music by Paul Simon
Tablature by Frederik Esser

This tab is developed from the one by John Nimis. I don't claim it to be
better, but it's certainly a lot closer to the recorded version (on sound of
silence).

Intro:

E ----------0-----|----------0-----|----------0-----|----------0-----|
B ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-----------|
D 4-------4-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-\-2---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E +---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|


  [G]       [C/G]               [G]            [G]      [C/G]              [G]                                                        
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----0h1---1--p0-|----0-----0-----|--0--h1---1--p0-|----0-----0-----|
G ----------------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
D ----0h2-----2p0-|----0-------0---|----0h2-----2p0-|----0-------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|


Verses:

  [G]                 [C/G]                 [C/G]                 [G]                                                           
E -(3)-----(3)----|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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---+---|

I hear the drizzle of the rain,

                   [Am]                 [Am/G]        [G]         [C]        [/B]    [/C]                                               
E 3---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----------0-----|1---------1-----|0---------0-----|1---------------|
G ------0---------|------2-----2---|------2---------|------0---------|
D ----0-------0---|----2-----------|----2-------0---|----2----(0)----|
A ----------------|0-------0-------|----------------|3-------2---3---|
E 3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---|----+-------+---|

like a me- mo- ry it falls,

  [D/F#]                                  [G]                 [Bm/F#]                                                           
E ----------------|2---------------|----------------|----------------|
B 3---------3-----|----------3-----|--3-------3-----|3---------3-----|
G ------2---------|------2---------|------4---------|------4---------|
D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----5-------5---|----4-------4---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 2---+---2---+---|2---+---2---+---|3---+---3---+---|2---+---2---+---|

soft and warm, con-

  [G]                 [C]                                  [Am]                                                           
E ----------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|
B ---(0)----------|1---------1-----|----------1-----|1---------1-----|
G ----0-----------|------0---------|------0-------0-|------2-------2-|
D ----0-----------|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A --------0---2---|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|0-------0-------|
E 3---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|

ti- nu- ing, tapping

Am/G D G C/G G C/G ad lib
E ----------------|------2---------|----------------||----------------||
B 0---------0-----|----------3-----|----------1-----||0---------1-----||
G ------2---------|----2-------2---|------0---------||.-----0--------.||
D ----2-------2---|0---------------|----0h2-----2---||.---0h2-----2--.||
A ----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------||
E 3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---||3---+---3---+---||

on my roof and walls.
(omit this bar in
the 2nd verse )


Bridge:

  [G]        [C/G]         [Dsus]                                                                                             
E ----------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
B 0---------1-----|3---------3-----|----------3-----|3---------3-----|
G ------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
D ----0h2-----2---|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|5---+---5---+---|5---+---5---+---|5---+---5---+---|


G C/G G C/G ad lib
E ----------------|----------------||----------------||
B 3---------3-----|----------1-----||0---------1-----||
G ------0---------|------0---------||.-----0--------.||
D ----4-------4---|----0h2-----2---||.---0h2-----2--.||
A ----------------|----------------||----------------||
E 5---+---5---+---|3---+---3---+---||3---+---3---+---||



Lyrics:

(intro)

I hear the drizzle of the rain,
like a memory it falls,
soft and warm, continuing,
tapping on my roof and walls.

And from the shelter of my mind,
through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets,
to England where my heart lies.

(bridge)

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.

(bridge)

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.

(solo verse)

[--]============================================================================
Frederik Esser \/ Just because you're paranoid
esser@diku.dk /\ Don't mean they're not after you
http://www.diku.dk/students/esser/ \/ Kurt Cobain

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