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So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright  Simon & Garfunkel

This is a beautiful song played on a classical guitar, Paul Simon fingerpicks
throughout.
This is not really in his usual style it has a rhumba feel in 4/4
Note that halfway through the tune he takes off his capo and plays it open...
I hope you enjoy it, it sure took long enough to tab out..
Notes and lyrics are at the end....
So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
==========================
Word and music by Paul Simon
Tabbed by Rich Kent from the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk
Capo I
[4/4]  
[Esus4] [Bdim] [E7] [C7] [D7]  
 
 |------------------|------------------|------------0-----|--0-------2-------|
 |------------------|--4-----4-4-4-4-0-|--3-3---3---------|--------------1---|
 |------------------|--4-----4-4-4-4-0-|--1-1---1-----1---|----3---0---2---2-|
 |------------------|--6-----6-6-6-6---|--3-3---3-------0-|------2---0-------|
 |------------------|------------------|--2---2-----------|--3---------------|
 |--------------0---|------------0-----|------------------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
So long Frank Lloyd
[Em] [B7] [Em] [G] [Cmaj7]  
 
 |--------0---------|------------------|--0-----3---------|--0---------------|
 |----0-------0-----|--0-0-0-0-------0-|--0-----0---0-----|----------0-------|
 |--------------0---|--2-2-2-2-----2---|--0-----0-----2---|--------0-------0-|
 |------2---------0-|--1-1-1-1-1-------|----------------0-|------2-------2---|
 |------------------|--2---2-----------|--2---------------|--3-------3-------|
 |--3---------------|------------------|------3-----------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Wright I can't believe.. is gone so soon
[(G)] [Am]  
 
 |--0---------0-----|------------0-----|------------------|------0-----------|
 |----0-----0-------|----------4-------|----0-------0-----|------1-1-1-1-----|
 |--------0-----0---|--------0---------|--3-----3-------0-|------2-2-2-2-0---|
 |------2-----------|------------------|------0-------0---|------2-2-2-2---0-|
 |--3-------------2-|--3---3-----------|------------------|--0---------------|
 |------------------|----------------3-|--3-------3-------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
I barely learned the tune so soon
[Fmaj7] [F] [B7] [E]  
 
 |--------0---------|------------------|------------------|------0-0-0-0-----|
 |------1-----1-----|------1-1-1-1-----|--------4---4-----|------0-0-0-0-----|
 |----2---------2---|------2-2-2-2-----|------2-------2---|------1-1-1-1-0---|
 |--3-------------3-|------3-3-3-3---3-|----4-----------4-|----------------0-|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|--1---1---1---1---|--2-------2-------|--0---------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
 so soon I'll re----mem-----ber

[Bdim] [C7] [D7] [Em/G] [B7]  
 
 |------------0-----|--0-------2-------|--------0---------|------------------|
 |----3---3---------|--------------1---|----0-------0-----|--0-0-0-0-------0-|
 |----1---1-----1---|----3---0---2--(0)|--------------0---|--2-2-2-2-----2---|
 |----3---3-------0-|------2---0-------|------2---------0-|--1-1-1-1-1-------|
 |--2---2-----------|--3---------------|------------------|--2---------------|
 |------------------|------------------|--3---------------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Frank Lloyd Wright All of the nights
[Em] [G] [C7]  
 
 |--0-----3---------|--0---------------|--0-----------0---|----0-------0-----|
 |--0-----0---0-----|----------0-------|----0-------0-----|--4-----4-----4---|
 |--0-----0-----2---|--------0---0---0-|--------2-------0-|----------------0-|
 |----------------0-|------2-------2---|-----(0)----------|------------------|
 |--2---------------|--3-------3-------|--3---------------|--3---3---3-------|
 |------3-----------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
harmonize till dawn I never laughed so
G? Am Ab G
 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |----0-------0-----|--1-----1---1-1-1-|--1---1-----1---1-|--0-----0---0-----|
 |--3-----3-------0-|--2-----2---2-2-2-|----4-----4-------|--0-----0---0-----|
 |------0-------0---|--2-----2---2-2-2-|------------------|--0-----0---0-----|
 |------------------|--0---0---0-------|------------------|------------------|
 |--3-------3-------|------------------|--4-----4-----4---|--3---3-----3-----|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
long so long so long
G7 Am7 G? C7
 
 |----0-1---1---1---|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |----0-0---0---0---|--1-1-1-1-1-1---0-|----0-0-0-0-0---1-|----1-1-1-----1---|
 |--0---0---0---0---|--0-0-0-0-0-0---3-|----3-3-3-3-3---3-|----3-3-3---3-----|
 |--------------0---|--2-2-2-2-2-2---0-|----0-0-0-0-0---2-|----2-2-2---------|
 |------------------|--0---0---0-------|----------------3-|----3-3-3---------|
 |--3---3---3-------|----------------3-|----3-3-3-3-3-----|----------3-------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Architects may come and Architects may go and never...
* *
G? Gm7 Fm7 Cm7/5 Bm7/5 C7
 
 |------------0-----|--3-3-3---1-1-----|------------------|------1-----------|
 |--------0-----0---|--3-3-3---1-1---4-|----4---4-3-------|----2---------3-1-|
 |----3-------------|--3-3-3-3-1-1-3-3-|----3---3-2-------|--------0---0---3-|
 |------0---------0-|--3-------1-1---4-|----4---4-3-----0-|--3-------0-----2-|
 |------------------|----------------3-|----3---3-2-------|----------------3-|
 |--3-------3-------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
When I run dry I stop awhile and
Instrumental I (see notes)
 
 |------------------|------------------||
 |----Sustain C7----|------------------||
 |----for a beat----|------------------||
 |------------------|------------------||
 |------------------|------------------||
 |------------------|------------------||

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
G7 Am7 G? C7
 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------0-----|
 |--1-1-1-1-1-1---0-|----0-0-0-0-0---1-|----1-1-1-----1---|--------0-----0---|
 |--0-0-0-0-0-0---3-|----3-3-3-3-3---3-|----3-3-3---3-----|----3-------------|
 |--2-2-2-2-2-2---0-|----0-0-0-0-0---2-|----2-2-2---------|------0---------0-|
 |--0---0---0-------|----------------3-|----3-3-3---------|------------------|
 |----------------3-|----3-3-3-3-3-----|----------3-------|--3-------3-------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Architects may come and Architects may go and never...
Then comes Instrumental II for 4 bars (see notes)
 
 -------------------------------------------------

Capo 0
[----] [-]  
[Esus4] [Bdim] [E7] [C7] [D7]  
 
 |------------------|------------0-----|--0-------2-------|
 |--4-----4-4-4-4---|--3-3---3---------|--------------1---|
 |--4-----4-4-4-4---|--1-1---1-----1---|----3---0---2---0-|
 |--6-----6-6-6-6---|--3-3---3-------0-|------2---0-------|
 |------------------|--2---2-----------|--3---------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
So long Frank Lloyd
[Em] [B7] [Em] [G] [Cmaj7]  
 
 |--------0---------|------------------|--0-----3---------|--0---------------|
 |----0-------0-----|--0-0-0-0-------0-|--0-----0---0-----|----------0-------|
 |--------------0---|--2-2-2-2-----2---|--0-----0-----2---|--------0-------0-|
 |------2---------0-|--1-1-1-1-1-------|----------------0-|------2-------2---|
 |------------------|--2---2-----------|--2---------------|--3-------3-------|
 |--3---------------|------------------|------3-----------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Wright All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn....
hammer/pulloff (C) (G) Am Ab
 
 |------------------|----0-------0-----|------------------||------------------|
 |--010-------------|--4-----4-----4---|----0-------0-----||--1---1-1-1-----1-|
 |-----0--0---------|----------------0-|--3-----3-------0-||.-2---2-2-2-----1-|
 |------2-----------|------------------|------0-------0---||.-2---2-2-2-----1-|
 |--3---------------|--3---3---3-------|------------------||------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|--3-------3-------||------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
I never laughed so long So long
[G] [Ab] [A] [Ab]  
 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |----1---1-1---1---|--0-----0-0-0---0-|----0---0-0---1---|--2-----2-2-2---1-|
 |----1---1-1---1---|--0-----0-0-0---0-|----0---0-0---1---|--2-----2-2-2---1-|
 |----1---1-1---1---|--0-----0-0-0---0-|----0---0-0---1---|--2-----2-2-2---1-|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
So long
[G] [G6] [G7] [G] [C]  
 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------||
 |----1---1-1---1---|--0-----0-0-0---0-|----0---0-0---0---||
 |----1---1-1---1---|--0-----0-0-0---0-|----0---0-0---0--.|| Repeat and fade
 |----1---1-1---1---|--0-----0-0-0---0-|----0---0-0---0--.||
 |------------------|------------------|------------------||
 |------------------|------------------|------------------||

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Verse1
So long Frank Lloyd Wright
I can't believe your song is gone so soon
I barely learned the tune so soon
So soon
Verse2
I'll remember Frank Lloyd Wright
All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn
I never laughed so long
So long, So long
Chorus
Architects may come and architects may go
and never change your point of view
When I run dry I stop a while and think of you
(then first two lines of chorus and verse2)
Notes:
Instrumental I
 
 --------------

Paul Simon plays underneath the flute from the beginning up to the first Ab,
then he skips somewhere and I'm not sure where, you'll have to work it out
yourself...
Instrumental II
 
 ---------------

He plays from the Gm7 to C7 (marked by stars)
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* Rich Kent; email r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk ; http://www.dur.ac.uk/~d213ga *
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A Ab Am B7 Bdim C C7 Cmaj7 D7 E E7 Em Esus4 F Fmaj7 G G6 G7
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