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Song for the Asking  Simon & Garfunkel

Date: Tue, 20 Jun 1995 09:20 +1200 (NZST)
Song For The Asking - Simon And Garfunkel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
=46rom "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
Transcribed and tabbed by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz).
Capo 2nd fret.
3/4 time (mostly)
A (no chord)
3/4 . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . 4/4 . , . , . , .
 
 -----0---0---- -----0---0---- -----0---0---- -------------------
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -------------------
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- *-----6-------4----
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- *-----------0------
 -0------------ -0------------ -0------------ --4s7---7s5--------
 -------------- -------------- -------------- ------------------- 

, . , . , . , . 3/4 . , . , . [E], . , . , . [D], . , . , .
 
 ------------------ -------------- -----0---0---- -----2---2----
 ------------------ -------------- -----0---0---- -----3---3----
 ------------b5---- -------------- -----1---1---- -----2---2----
 ------------------ -------------- -----2---2---- -0------------
 -7-------0-------- -0------------ -------------- --------------
 -----7------------ -----4---2---- -0------------ -------------- 

Here is my song for the
This is my tune for the
[F#m], . , . , . , . , . , . [Bm], . , . , . , . , . , . [C#], . , .=
, .
 
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -------------- -------------- --------=
 ------
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -0---2---3---- -3---3---3---- -6---6--=

[-6----]  
 
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -------------- -----4---4---- -----6--=

[-6----]  
 
 -----4---4---- -----4---4---- -0---2---4---- -----4---4---- -----6--=

[-6----]  
 
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -2------------ -4------=
 ------
 -2------------ -2------------ -------------- -------------- --------=
 ------ 

asking Ask me and I will play
taking Take it don't turn a- -way
[C#7], . , . , . [D], . , . , . , . , . , . [A], . , . , . , . , .=
, .
 
 -------------- -----2---2---- -2---0-------- -------------- --------=
 ------
 -----6---6---- -----3---3---- ---------3---- -2---0-------- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -----4---4---- -----2---2---- -------------- ---------2---- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -----6---6---- -0------------ -0------------ -----0-------- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -4------------ -------------- -----4---2---- -0-------4---- -0------=
 ------
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------=
 ------ 

so sweetly I'll make you smile
I've been waiting all my life
(no chord) A F#m
, . , . , . 4/4 . , . , . , . 5/4 . , . , . , . , . 3/4 . , . =
, .
 
 -------------- ------------------ ----------------------- -----2---=

[2----]  
 
 -------------- ------------------ -------------2--------- -----2---=

[2----]  
 
 -----2-------* -----6-------4---- -------------2--------- -----2---=

[2----]  
 
 -0h2---------* -----------0------ -------------2--------- -----4---=

[4----]  
 
 ---------4---- -4s7---7s5-------- -7-------0------------- ---------=

[-----]  
 
 -------------- ------------------ -----7-----------5p4p2- -2-------=

[-----] Thinki=
n' it
, . , . , . [C#m], . , . , . [C#], . , . , . [Bbdim], . , . , . , . , .=
, .
 
 -2---2---2---- -----4---4---- -----4---4---- -0---0---0---- -----0--=

-0----
 
 -2---2---2---- -----5---5---- -----6---6---- -2---2---2---- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -2---2---2---- -----6---6---- -----6---6---- -3---3---3---- -----3--=

[-3----]  
 
 -4---4---4---- -----6---6---- -----6---6---- -2---2---2---- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -4------------ -4------------ -4------------ -1------------ -1------=
 ------
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------=
 ------ 

over I've been sad Thinkin' it over I'=
d be
[Bm], . , . , . [E7], . , . , . [A], . , . , . [A7sus4], . , . , . [A], . , .=
, .
 
 -----0---2---- -0---0---0---- -0------------ -------------- --------=
 ------
 -3------------ -----3---3---- -2-------2---- -3-------0---- -2---2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -4------------ -----1---1---- -2---2---2---- -0---0---0---- -2---2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -4-------0---- -2------------ -2---2---2---- -2---2---2---- -2---2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -2---4-------- -------------- -0------------ -0------------ -0------=
 ------
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------=
 ------ 

more than glad to change my ways
[D], . , . , . [F#m], . , . , . , . , . , . [Bm], . , . , . , . , .=
, .
 
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -------------- --------=
 ------
 -----3---3---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -0---2---3---- -3---3--=

[-3----]  
 
 -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -------------- -----4--=

[-4----]  
 
 -0------------ -----4---4---- -----4---4---- -0---2---4---- -----4--=

[-4----]  
 
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- -2------=
 ------
 -------------- -2------------ -2------------ -------------- --------=
 ------ 

for the asking Ask me and I =
will
[C#], . , . , . [C#7], . , . , . [D], . , . , . , . , . , . [A], . , .=
, .
 
 -------------- -------------- -----2---2---- -2---0-------- --------=
 ------
 -----6---6---- -6---6---6---- -----3---3---- ---------3---- -2---0--=
 ------
 -----6---6---- -4---4---4---- -----2---2---- -------------- --------=

[-2----]  
 
 -----6---6---- -6---6---6---- -0------------ -0------------ -----0--=
 ------
 -4------------ -4------------ -------------- -----4---2---- -0------=

[-4----]  
 
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------=
 ------ 

play all the love that I hold in=
side
(no chord) A
, . , . , . , . , . , . 4/4 . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
 
 -------------- -------------- ------------------ -------------0----
 -----2---2---- -------------- ------------------ -------------2----
 -----2---2---- -----2-------- -----6-------4---- -------------2----
 -----2---2---- -0h2---------- -----------0------ -------------2----
 -0------------ ---------4---- -4s7---7s5-------- -7-------0--------
 -------------- -------------- ------------------ -----7------------ 

3/4 . , . , . [E], . , . , . [D], . , . , . [F#m], . , . , . , . , .=
, .
 
 -------------- -----0---0---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -------------- -----0---0---- -----3---3---- -----2---2---- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -------------- -----1---1---- -----2---2---- -----2---2---- -----2--=

[-2----]  
 
 -------------- -----2---2---- -0------------ -----4---4---- -----4--=

[-4----]  
 
 -0------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- --------=
 ------
 -----4---2---- -0------------ -------------- -2------------ -2------=
 ------ 

Hmmm....
[Bm], . , . , . , . , . , . [C#], . , . , . [C#7], . , . , .
 
 -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
 -----3---3---- -----3---3---- -----6---6---- -----6---6----
 -----4---4---- -----4---4---- -----6---6---- -----4---4----
 -----4---4---- -----4---4---- -----6---6---- -----6---6----
 -2------------ -2------------ -4------------ -4------------
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- 

[D], . , . , . , . , . , . [A], . , . , . , . , . , .
 
 -2------------ -2---0-------- -------------- --------------
 -3---3---3---- ---------3---- -2---0-------- -----2---2----
 -2---2---2---- -------------- ---------2---- -----2---2----
 -0------------ -0------------ -----0-------- -----2---2----
 -------------- -----4---2---- -0-------4---- -0------------
 -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- 

(no chord)
, . , . , . 4/4 . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
 
 -------------- ------------------ ------------------
 -------------- ------------------ ------------------
 -----2-------- -----6-------4---- ------------b5---- Fine.
 -0h2---------- -----------0------ ------------------
 ---------4---- -4s7---7s5-------- -7-------0--------
 -------------- ------------------ -----7------------ 

Song for the Asking ( Paul Simon )
( from the Bridge over Troubled Water Album 1970 )
Transcribed by : Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )
Note : Tune the guitar half a tone down.
Intro :
3/4 C ( repeat twice )
 
 e- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0--
 B- --------1-----1-- --------1-----1-- --------1-----1-- --------1-----1--
 G- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0--
 D- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2--
 A- --3-------------- --3-------------- --3-------------- --3--------------
 E- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

Guitar riff :
3/4 5/4 p.o. bend 3/4
 
 e- -------------------- -------------------------------- -----------------
 B- --------5----------- --3--1--------------------5----- -----------------
 G- -----------------0-- --------0----------------------- -----------------
 D- --3==5-----5==3----- -------------------------------- -----------------
 A- -------------------- --------------5-----3----------- --3-----2-----0--
 E- -------------------- -------------------------------- ----------------- 

Here is my
This is my
Section 1 :[Bmm] [mm] [mm]
[G] [F] [Am]  
 
 e- --------3-----3-- --------1-----1-- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0--
 B- --------0-----0-- --------1-----1-- --------1-----1-- --------1-----1--
 G- --------0-----0-- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2--
 D- --------0-----0-- --3-------------- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2--
 A- ----------------- ----------------- --0-------------- --0--------------
 E- --3-------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

song for the ask - ing
tune for the ta - king
[Dm7] [G7] [E] [E7]  
 
 e- --------0-----1-- --------1-----1-- --------0-----0-- --------4-----4--
 B- --3-------------- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0-- --------3-----3--
 G- --------0-----2-- --------0-----0-- --------1-----1-- --------4-----4--
 D- --3-------------- --------0-----0-- --2-----2-----2-- --2--------------
 A- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
 E- ----------------- --3-------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

ask me and I will play so
take it don't turn a - way I've been
[F/A] [C] [C/D] [C/E] [F]  
 
 e- --5-------------- --5-------------- ----------------- --1-----------------
 B- --------6-------- --------6-------- ----------------- --1-----------1-----
 G- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- --2--------------2--
 D- --------------7-- ----------------- --------0-----2-- --3-----------------
 A- ----------------- --------------0-- --3-------------- --------------------
 E- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -------------------- 

sweet-ly I'll make you smile
wai - ting all my life
 
 e- --------------------
 B- --------1-----------
 G- --0-h2--------------
 D- --------------3-----
 A- --------------------
 E- -------------------- 

3/4 6/4 p.o. bend
 
 e- -------------------- --------------------------------------
 B- --------5----------- --3--1--------------------5-----------
 G- -----------------0-- --------0-----------------------------
 D- --3==5-----5==3----- --------------------------------------
 A- -------------------- --------------5-----3-----------3--2--
 E- -------------------- -------------------------------------- 

Section 2:
[Am] [Em] [E7]  
 
 e- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0-- --------3-----3-- --------4-----4--
 B- --------1-----1-- --------1-----1-- --------5-----5-- --------3-----3--
 G- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --------4-----4-- --------4-----4--
 D- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --2-------------- --2--------------
 A- --0-------------- --0-------------- ----------------- -----------------
 E- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

Thinking it over I've been sad
[Edim] [G] [G/A] [G/B] [Bdim]  
 
 e- --------3-----3-- --------3-----3-- ----------------- -----------------
 B- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --0-----1-----3-- -----------------
 G- --------3-----3-- --------3-----3-- ----------------- -----------------
 D- --2-------------- --2-------------- ----------------- --3-----------0--
 A- ----------------- ----------------- --------0-----2-- --------2--------
 E- ----------------- ----------------- --3-------------- ----------------- 

thinking it over I'd been more than glad to
[C] [Bb] [A7] [F]  
 
 e- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- --------1-----1--
 B- --------------1-- --------------3-- --------------2-- --------1-----1--
 G- --------------0-- --------------3-- --------------0-- --------2-----2--
 D- --------2-------- --------0-------- --------2-------- --3-----3-----3--
 A- --3-------------- --1-------------- --0-------------- -----------------
 E- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

change my ways for the
[Am] [Dm7] [G7]  
 
 e- --------0-----0-- --------0-----0-- --------0-----1-- --------1-----1--
 B- --------1-----1-- --------1-----1-- --3-------------- --------0-----0--
 G- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --------0-----2-- --------0-----0--
 D- --------2-----2-- --------2-----2-- --3-------------- --------0-----0--
 A- --0-------------- --0-------------- ----------------- -----------------
 E- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- --3-------------- 

ask - ing ask me and I will
[E] [E7] [F/A]  
 
 e- --------0-----0-- --------4-----4-- --5-------------- --5--------------
 B- --------0-----0-- --------3-----3-- --------6-------- --------6--------
 G- --------1-----1-- --------4-----4-- ----------------- -----------------
 D- --2-----2-----2-- --2-------------- --------------7-- -----------------
 A- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- --------------0--
 E- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

play all the love that I
[C] [C/D] [C/E] [F]  
 
 e- ----------------- --1----------------- -----------------------
 B- ----------------- --1-----------1----- --------1--------------
 G- ----------------- --2--------------2-- --0-h2-----------------
 D- --------0-----2-- --3----------------- --------------3--------
 A- --3-------------- -------------------- -----------------------
 E- ----------------- -------------------- ----------------------- 

hold in - side
3/4 4/4 p.o. bend
 
 e- -------------------- -----------------------------
 B- --------5----------- --3--1--------------------5--
 G- -----------------0-- --------0--------------------
 D- --3==5-----5==3----- -----------------------------
 A- -------------------- --------------5-----3--------
 E- -------------------- ----------------------------- 

Lyrics :
Here is my song for the asking
Ask me and I will play
So sweetly, I'll make you smile
This is my tune for the taking
Take it, don't turn away
I've been waiting all my life
Thinking it over, I've been sad
Thinking it over, I'd be more than glad
To change my ways for the asking
Ask me and I will play
All the love that I hold inside
jmo@fy.chalmers.se http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo

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