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A Man/Me/Then Jim  Rilo Kiley

a lot of this tab came from this website:
but i tabbed out the rest of the song! :)

*hammer-on on the 9th and pull off

[D]i had one friend in high school recently he hung himself with string
his note said,
[G]"If livin' is the problem, well, that's just baff[D]ling."
[D]and at the wake i waited around to see my ex first love
[G]and i barely recognized her, but i knew exactly what she was [D]thinking of
[A]we sat quietly in the corner [G]whispering close about [D]loss
[A]and i remembered why i loved her, and [G]i asked her why i drove her [D]off
she said, [G]"the slow [A]fade of [D]love
its [G]soft edge [A]might [D]cut you
[G]and our poor friend, [F#m7]jim,
well, [D]he just [A]lived [G]within
[G]the slow [A]fade of [D]love"
[D]a woman calls my house once a week she's always selling things
[G]some charity, a phone plan, a subscription to a mag[D]azine
and as [A]i turned her down, i always do, there is [G]something trembling in her [D]voice
i said, "[A]hey what troubles you?" she sai[G]d "i'm suprised you not[D]iced"
[D]"well my husband, he's leaving, and i can't convince him to stay
and he'll [G]take our daughter with him she wants to go with him any[D]way
i'm [A]sorry i'm hard to live with, [G]living is the problem for m[D]e
[A]i'm selling people things they don't want [G]when i don't know what you n[D]eed"
he said "[G]the slow [A]fade of [D]love
it's [G]mist [A]might [D]choke you
its my [G]gradual [F#m7]decent
into a [D]life i [A]never [G]meant
its the [G]slow [A]fade of [D]love"
(instrumental interlude for about 30/25 seconds)
(play this verse quietly)
D (let it ring)
i was driving south of melrose i happened upon my old lover's old house

(slide, loud)
G D (let these
i found myself staring at the closed up door like the day she threw me out
D (start strumming normally again)
"diana, diana, diana i would die for you
i'm in [G]love with you completely, i'm afraid thats all i can d[D]o"
she said "you can [A]sleep upon my doorstep, you can [G]promise me indifference, [D]jim,
A(let it ring) G(let it ring) D(strum normally)
but my mind is made up, and i'll never let you in again"...

(slide, loud)
"for the [G]slow [A]fade of [D]love
it might [G]hit you [A]from below[D]
its your [G]gradual d[F#m7]ecent
into a [D]life you [A]never [G]meant
its the [G]slow [A]fade of [D]love
(repeat last phrase several times and fade out)
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