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Singing Joy to the World  Fruit Bats

 
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Singing Joy to the World – Fruit Bats
 
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Tabbed by: Nick Kruschke
Email: krusc005@gmail.com
Tuning: Standard (unless you can’t belt it like Eric then tune the whole guitar down a bit)
I tabbed this out for use on my ukulele so the fills are pretty hard to
transpose but hopefully this can give your wonderful mind a template to work from.
This is one of my favourite FB’s songs so please feel free to send me comments on revision.
He plays small hammer ons and pull offs throughout the song listen and play along to nail them.
The rhythms also tricky in spots.
Notables:
Barring with the index finger for Bm then hammering on the rest of your fingers.
e|-[Bm]2-2---|
B|-2h3---|
G|-2h4---|
D|-2h4---|
A|-2-2---|
 
 E|-------|

(C#m Cm Bm) This is played fairly fast.
Slidey (tough because he plays this while strumming the chord)
[F#m] [B]  
 
 e|-2-----2-|
 B|-2-----4-|
 G|-2-----4-|

D|-4/6\2-4-|
 
 A|-4-----2-|
 E|-2-------|

Riff (It helps to barre A with your index finger)
 
 e|--------------------------------------0------ |---|
 B|-----2--2-----------------------------2------ |-2-|
 G|-2---2--2h4p2----2--------2-----------2------ |-2-|
 D|-2h4----------4--2h4p2----2h4p2-------2------ |-2-|
 A|-----------------------5--------5-----4------ |---|
 E|--------------------------------------------- |---|

[(A/C#)] 
( Chords Used )
[A] [Asus] [Bm] [E] [E6] [D] [F#m] [C#m] [Cm] [B]  
 
 e--0--|--0--|--2--|--0--|--0--| |--2--|--2--|--4--|--3--|--2--|
 B--2--|--3--|--3--|--0--|--2--| |--3--|--2--|--5--|--4--|--4--|
 G--2--|--2--|--4--|--1--|--1--| |--2--|--2--|--6--|--5--|--4--|
 D--2--|--2--|--4--|--2--|--2--| |--0--|--4--|--6--|--5--|--4--|
 A--0--|--0--|--2--|--2--|--2--| |-----|--4--|--4--|--3--|--2--|
 E-----|-----|-----|--0--|--0--| |-----|--2--|-----|-----|-----|

Song:
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I.
( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/f/fruit_bats/singing_joy_to_the_world_tab.html )
We---ll he got
[A]Lonely every time a canteen of l[Bm]ights came up
On the [D]Indian Casino[(A] Quee[-]n [Asus]Cus he[-]’d [A)]loved her from the time she’d been the
wa[Bm]itress at the Mexi[D]can place where he’d left his [E-E6-E]keys
She’d been there [Bm]smile’n at the lost and [A]found
Then he [D]took her [F#m]to see [C#m]three dog[(C#m] night they [Cm]were [Bm)]playin’ at the fairgrounds
Holdin’ hands [Bm]singin “Joy to the[(A-Asus-A)] World”
She was [A]way [Bm]too [D]young
But he did not care
[B] He was alright with cashin’ in[D]
B D D(fade)
A few fine moments before his broken heart kicked in
(Riff)
A-Asus-A (fade)
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II.
Well he
[A]died a little bit each time the [Bm]night came in
And the [D]stars fell over Michig[A]an [-] [Asus]Cus he[-]’d [A]loved her at the ball when he saw her
[Bm]dancing to “I Could Never T[D]ake the Place of Your [E-E6-E]Man”
Then he’d come over to his usual spot
Soon they were [D]makin’ [F#m]out at [C#m]three AM[(C#m] in the e[Cm]mpty [Bm)]parking lot
They lay [Bm]together under the burnt ou[A]t [-]st[Asus]ars[-] [A]
She never [A]loved [Bm]him b[D]ack
It wasn’t even close
[B] But he was fine with just pretend[D]
[B] that it was never gonna end[D]
[B] and it was worth it just to know[D]
B D D(quick fade)
A little warmth before the snow
(Riff) A(fade)
Hope you enjoyed it!
Just use these chords for a ukulele if you would like to play it on there.
It works very well since the high vocals don't conflict with the uke as much as normal songs would.
Cleansteve
| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
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