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A Song for While I'm Away  Thin Lizzy

Song: A Song for While I'm away
Artist: Thin Lizzy
Album: Vagabonds of the Western World (released: 9/1973)
Lyrics: Provided by
Tuning: EADGBe (normal)
Hello all Thin Lizzy fans!
I was sitting in my room with my father's 30 year old acoustic and jamming to Thin Lizzy (as I often do).
A Song for While I'm away came up, and I thought to myself: "I can play this song!" So I did, and here's the tab.
Its a good "campfire song", if you know what I mean. Hope you enjoy it!
Btw. If you have any comments or corrections to my tab I wount really care, cause I'm gonna play this tab anyway.
The song itself is quite easy. The guitarist plays this fingerpicking pattern, but I havent bothered to tab it,
because it sounds better if you play the chords (if you only got one guitar). Thin Lizzy plays the whole thing
with a big orchestra (or so it seems) so they have a full sound, and if you dont play the chords, the sound will be
uninteresting and flat. The 2 riffs I have set up is optional. It sounds just a bit cool if you do them. Riff1 is
really played with 1 guitar and 1 bass, and at one place it is played by some sort of violin (or something like that).
Riff2 is a riff for the bass guitar, but I like it, so I put it in there.
[E] [B] [D] [A] [Am] [E]  

Riff1: Riff2:

Intro x3
E** B
 These words---------------- sing to you

D A**
 Do not---------------------------- bring to you

Am E*
 For------------------ while---- away

A* E (Riff1)
 To say-------------------love---- say

A5 G#5 F#5 E5 (Riff2)
 You------- life---- everything------- all I have

[C#5] [B5] [A5]  
 You------ hopes-------------- world------ true

F#5 E5 (Riff2)
You're all I have
F#5 G#5 (F#5) E5 (Riff2)
 Please------- now------ words--- have-- say

Intro x3
Fade out while playing chorus.
In the verse:
A* x02225
A** 577655
B 799877
D x57775
E 022100
E* 476454
E** x79997
In the chorus:
A5 x022xx
B5 x244xx
C#5 x466xx
E5 x022xx
F#5 244xxx
G#5 466xxx

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