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Nightswimming  R.E.M.

NIGHTSWIMMING (by REM)
Intro: (Rhy. Fig. 1)
[G] [C] [G] [D5]  
 
 E-|--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------|
 B-|--------------------|--1-----------|--------------------|--3---------------|
 G-|-----0---2-------0--|--0-----------|-----0---2-------0--|--2---------------|
 D-|-0---------------0--|--2-----------|-0---------------0--|--0---------------|
 A-|-----------------2--|--3-----------|-----------------2--|------------------|
 E-|-3-----------3------|--------------|-3-----------3------|------------------|

(Piano arranged for guitar)
Verses: (Rhy. Fig. 2)
[G] [C] [D5] [G]  
 
 E-|--------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------|
 B-|-------0------------|-1-3--1--1--0---3-0--------------|-------0------------|
 G-|----0--0----0--0----|-0--------------2------2---------|----0--0----0--0----|
 D-|-0----------------0-|-2--------------0----------4---2-|-0----------------0-|
 A-|------------2-------|-3-------------------------------|------------2-------|
 E-|-3--------3---------|---------------------------------|-3--------3---------|

[C] [A] [C] [D5]  
 
 E-|-------------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|
 B-|-1-3--1-1-0-2-0----------|-1------------------|-3--------------------------|
 G-|-0----------2----2--0----|-0-0-2----0--2------|-2-0--2------0--0-----------|
 D-|-2----------2----------2-|-2-----2----------2-|-0-------0------0---4--2--4-|
 A-|-3----------0------------|-3-------------3----|-------------0---------0----|
 E-|-------------------------|----------3---------|----------------------------|

G C D5 G C A | C | D5 |
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
G C D5 G C A |
The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago,
turn[C]ed around backwards so the [D5]windshield shows.
G C D5 G C A |
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse.
[C]Still, it's so much clea[D5]rer.
[G]I forgot my shirt [C] at[D5] the wat[G]er's edge.
C A C | D5 |
The moon is low tonight.
[G] Nightswimm[C]ing [D5] deserves [G] a quiet night.
I'm [C]not sure all these peo[D5]ple understand.[G5]
It's [C]not like year[D5]s ago,[G]
The [C]fear of get[A]ting caught, [C] of [D5]recklessness and wa[G5]ter.
They ca[C]nnot s[D5]ee me na[G]ked.
These th[C]ings, they [A]go away, [C] repl[D5]aced by everyday.[G]
C G C A |
Nightswimming. Remembering that night.
C D5 C C D5 |
September's coming soon. I'm pining for the moon.
And [G]what if there were two [C] side [A] by side [C] in orbit
aro[D5]und the fairest sun?[G]
C D5 G C A C | D5 |
That bright, tight forever drum could not describe nightswimming.
G C D5 G C A |
You, I thought I knew you. You, I cannot judge.
[C]You, I thought you knew [D5] me.
This one laugh[G]ing quietly [C] [D5]underneath [G] my breath.[C]
A C | D5 |
Nightswimming.
[G] [C] [G] [C] [A]  
 
 E-|--------------|--------------------|----------------|----------------------|
 B-|-------12--12-|-12-----------------|----------------|-12-------------------|
 G-|--------------|------14-12---------|-------------12-|-----14--12--14----12-|
 D-|--------------|-------------14--12-|---------12-----|----------------14----|
 A-|--------------|--------------------|----------------|----------------------|
 E-|--------------|--------------------|----------------|----------------------|

(Oboe arranged for guitar)
[C] [D5]  
 
 E-|-----------------------|----------------------------|
 B-|-------12--------------|------12---12---------------|
 G-|-(12)------14---12-----|----------------14--12---14-|
 D-|--------------------14-|-12-------------------------|
 A-|-----------------------|----------------------------|
 E-|-----------------------|----------------------------|

The [G]photograph reflects,[C]
[D5]every street[G]light a remind[C]er.
A C D5 G | C D5|
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night,
G C A C | D5 |
deserves a quiet night.
[G] [C] [D5] [G]  
 
 E-|---------------|-------12-------------|------------------------------------|
 B-|--12---13---15-|-15-------------------|-12/\/\/\/\/---15--13--13--12-------|
 G-|---------------|-------------12---14--|------------------------------------|
 D-|---------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|
 A-|---------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|
 E-|---------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|

[C] [A] [C] [D5]  
 
 E-|---------------------------|----------------|------------------------------|
 B-|-12------------------------|------12--------|-12---------------------------|
 G-|----14-14--12-12-----------|-12-------14-12-|-----14-14--12-12--11------11-|
 D-|------------------14-12-14-|----------------|-----------------------14-----|
 A-|---------------------------|----------------|------------------------------|
 E-|---------------------------|----------------|------------------------------|

[C] [A] [C] [D5] [G]  
 
 E-|------------------------|------------------|----------------------|--------|
 B-|-12---------------------|--12--------------|-----12--12-----------|-----0--|
 G-|----14---12--14------12-|------14---12-----|-------------14-12-14-|-12/-0--|
 D-|-----------------14-----|---------------14-|-12-------------------|-----0--|
 A-|------------------------|------------------|----------------------|--------|
 E-|------------------------|------------------|----------------------|-----3--|

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csb1@engr.uark.edu | Chris Bray
cbray@comp.uark.edu | University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
cbray@nyx.cs.du.edu | WWW: http://www.engr.uark.edu/~csb1
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