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Mother  Travis

Hello. Can't believe I finally get the chance to write the "this is my first tab..."
speech after reading it so many times. So, well... I'm sorry I don't know the real names to
those chords. It's probably a bit off but since there isn't a tab yet for that song I
guess that will do until you post a better version ;) This was based on the acoustic
version of Travis's song "Mother" which is on ther latest record "Where You Stand". It's
amazing so if you haven't bought it yet you should definitely do so.
Standard tuning - no capo.
Tabbed by : twister
G C C* D D*

Intro :
G - C - C* 4x
G C C* G C C*
Mother take that ride
You got in my mind
Tell 'em what you found
Write it down
G C D D*

G C D D*

Solo :
G - C - C* 4x
G C C*
What you have is enough
G C C*
What you want with so much stuff
G C C*
What you need is a hug
From a [G]passenger you [C]love
G C D D*
One you love
One you love
One you love
One you love
Write a [G]book
C C*
Change your name
G C C*
Run a thousand miles away
Bite the [G]hook
C C*
Change your game
In the [G]end it's all t[C]he same
[D]Happy ever [C]after
[D]Dancing with [C]disaster
D C D(hold)
Hold me close and listen to the song
[C]Why did we wait so l[G]ong?
[D]Oh, [C]why did we wait so lo[G]ng?
Mini instrumental : G
[G]Once upon a cold and starless night
Saw a vision or a trick of light
D D*
We know there's nothing wrong
D D*
Days are short, nights are long
[D]Answer me this [C]question then I'm go[D]ne
[D]Oh, [C]why did we wait so l[G]ong?
Oh, why did we wait so long?
Instrumental : G - G - G - C - D -
D* - D - D* - G - D
( Piano part (play each note as an octave, 3 times) :
B - A - G - F# - B (an octave lower)
B - A - G - F# - B (2 times then E
1 time)
F# - G - F# - G (2 measures of each note/octave)
[D]Oh, [C]why did we wait so l[G]ong?
[D]Oh, [C]why did we wait so l[G]ong?
D(hold) C G(hold)
Oh, why did we wait so long?

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