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Fruit Tree  Nick Drake

TUNING: D A D G D G (capo 2nd fret) or C G C F C F (capo 4th fret)
OPENING RIFF, RIFF 1 (2 times)
Fame is but a fruit tree, so very unsound
It can never flourish till its stalk is in the ground
So men of fame can never find a way
Till time has flown far from their dying day
Forgotten while you're here, remembered for a while
A much updated ruin, from a much outdated style
Life is but a memory, happened long ago
Theater full of sadness for the long forgotten show
Seems so easy just to let it go on by
Till you stop and wonder why you never wondered why
[Eb]Safe in the womb of[Gmaj9/D] an everlasting night
[Eb]You find the darkness can g[Gmaj9/D]ive the brightest light
[Eb]Safe in your place de[Gmaj9/D]ep in the earth
[Eb]That's when they'll know w[Gmaj9/D]hat you're really worth
Forgotten while you're here, remembered for a while
A much updated ruin, from a much outdated style
Fruit tree, fruit tree
Noone knows you but the rain and the air
Don't you worry
They'll stand and stare when you're gone
Fruit tree, fruit tree
Open your eyes to another year
They'll all know
That you were here when you're gone
OPENING RIFF (very rough guess):
 G ---------0-------------0-------------0-------------|
 D -------3---3---------3-------------4---4-----------|
 G -----0-------0-----0-------------2-------2---2-----| (repeat)
 D -0-3-----------3-2-------3-2-3-0-----------0-------|
 A ---------------------------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------------------------0---|

RIFF 1 (simplest version):
 G ---------0---------------------------------|
 D -------0---4-------4-------4---------------|
 G -----0-------2---2---2---2---2---2---------| (repeat)
 D -0h2-----------0-------0-------0-----------|
 A -------------------------------------------|
 D -----------0-------0-------0---------------|







FINAL SECTION (play like riff 2, but longer between changes):
Dsus4addBb/G: 5 0 0 3 0 0 Dsus4addBb/F#: 4 0 0 3 0 0 Dsus4addBb/F: 3 0
0 3 0 0
Dsus4addBb/E: 2 0 0 3 0 0 Dsus4addBb/Eb: 1 0 0 3 0 0 Dsus4addBb: 0 0 0
3 0 0
OTHER CHORDS: Eb: 1 0 1 0 1 0 Gmaj9/D: 0 0 0 2 4 0
NOTE: This is pretty rough- I can't hear much under those strings. I
was particularly unclear on the intro. I hope someone can fix this up a bit.
(from Five Leaves Left, 1969)

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