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Swans (Life After Death)  Islands

intro: this can be played multiple ways and it sounds alright, but this is the way that
find sounds the best and is most convenient. some of the notes are played softer than
so listen to the song for timing(its fairly straight-forward). ive put larger spaces
the timing skips a beat.
part 1
[F] [C]  
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------9------10-------9---------------4-------5-------4---------|
 D|-----7-------7-------7-------7-------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
 A|-8-----8---8---8---8---8---8---8-3-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

part 2
[Am] [Em] [G]  
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------0-------4---0-------0-----------------------0---4b5---0---|
 D|-------------2---------2-----------------0-------------------------|
 A|---0-3-0---3---3---3-----3-0---2-----2-------2---------------------|
 E|-3-------------------------------0-----0---0---0-3-----------------|

this riff is played four times, but the last 3 times are played slightly differently on
[2]  
part 2(switch to this after going through the riff once)
[Am] [Em] [G]  
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------0-----------4---0---4-----------------------0---4b5---0---|
 D|-------------2---2-----------------------0-------------------------|
 A|---0-3-0---3---3---3---3---3---2-----2-------2---------------------|
 E|-3-------------------------------0-----0---0---0-3-----------------|

(Lyrics Taken From Disc Booklet)
[C]swans, swans, swans sing songs
[F]all night long, who know how warm the islands w[C]ere?
[C]while the frogs look on
[F]its what the birds prefer, and it's still warm after the sun has [C]gone[F] [G]
[Am]i woke up t[F]hirsty the day i d[C]ied and the tide was sw[G]irling
[E]my mouth is so d[Am]ry, and all i see is s[Dm]ea, [G] [E]two shining s[Am]eas[F] [G]
[C]swans, swans, swans sing songs
[F]all night long, who knew how warm the islands would [C]be?
[C]and who knew just how much the
[F]sky covers me, it makes you forget what it means to be fr[C]ee
[Am]i climbed in through the b[F]lowhole, in the ribs i found y[C]ou
with a wick we lit a f[Am]lame, now look at the sm[F]oke that it blew[G]
[E]the mouth is so wi[Am]de, yet all i see is s[Dm]ea a[G]nd [E] azure s[Am]ky
a little w[F]ave and ebb t[G]ide
[E]ladadad[Am]a[F]
riff 1
this riff changes around a bit on certain parts when it repeats, but i play it like this
whole time
[C] [Am]  
 
 e|-3--0----------------------------|
 B|-------3--1--3--3h5--1--1--------|
 G|--------------------------2------|
 D|-----------------------------2---|
 A|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|

[F]  
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-2-2-2-5----2-0-2-2s5----2--0--2-2--0--2-2--0--2-2-0-2-0h2s5--|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

C (repeat riff 1
rivers leak, salt seeps in
Am F X3
heals wounds, winds pry apart
[C] [E]ladadadad[Am]a
ladadada[F]dada [G]da o[E]oooooooooooooo[Am]oh o[F]oooooooooooo[G]ooooooooooooh
riff 2
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------|
 B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
 G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4------------------|
 D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
 A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------|

riff 3
 
 e|----------0--3--0--5--0-----------0--3--0--5--0---|
 B|-0--1--3-----------------0--1--3------------------|
 G|--------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------|

(repeat riff 2 lightly)
[C]swans, swans, swans sung songs
F (repeat riff 3) C
til the morning dawned on us, and the sun-smudged peach moon still hung loose
C (repeat riff 3)
bones, bones, grown homes
F (repeat riff 2) C
with the sparrows in the trees we leave them for, they love the marrow
[C]lada lada lada lada
[F]lada lada l[G]ada lada
riff 4
[C] [Em] [G]  
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------5-------4-------5s4---------0---4b5---0--|
 D|-----2-------2-------2-------2---2-0--------------|
 A|-3-----3-------3-------3--------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------|

play riff 4 four times, then play
[C]I'm thankful for my l[Dm]ife[G]
 
 e|---------0---------------0--------1---1-------------------|
 B|-----------------4------------------------1-1p0------3-0--|
 G|----------------------------2~~-----------2-2--0---2------|
 D|-----2-------2-------2---------------------------0--------|
 A|-3-----3-------3-------3----------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------|

[C]I'm thankful for [Dm]my l[G]ife
 
 e|------------------------------------------1---------------|
 B|---------5-------4-------5--------1---1-----3---3-----3---|
 G|----------------------------2~~-----2---------2-----0---0-|
 D|-----2-------2-------2----------------------------0-------|
 A|-3-----3-------3-------3----------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------|

start riff 4 again, and then move into the outro
Outro
 
 e|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|
 G|-------------------------|
 D|----------0-0h2-0--------|
 A|-0--0-2-3----------------|
 E|-----------------1---0---|

play this riff till the end. a solo starts in, with two other guitars, and its a bit
to tab so i'm going to leave that alone.
the end.

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