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The Sound of Silence  Simon & Garfunkel

KingBob
The end of the song contains the same solo as the end of the first verse.
Sounds of Silence
by Simon & Garfunkel
 
 e-|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----3-----3--|-
 B-|--------5-----|--------5-----|--------5-----|--------5-----|--------3-----|-
 G-|--7-----------|--7-----------|--7-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|-
 D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
 A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
 E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-

Hello darkness my old friend,
 
 e-|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-
 B-|--4-----3-----|--------3-----|--4-----3-----|--------5-----|--7-----5-----|-
 G-|--------------|--5-----------|--------------|--7-----------|--------------|-
 D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
 A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
 E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-

I've come to talk with you a- gain
 
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 B-|--------5-----|--7-----5-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
 G-|--7-----------|--------------|--7-----------|--5-----------|--------------|-
 D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
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Because a vision soft- ly creep- ing --- left it's
 
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 G-|--5-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|--------------|--5-----------|-
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seeds while I was sleep- ing And the
 
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 B-|--------6-----|--------------|-------11-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
 G-|--7-----------|--8-----7-----|-10-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|-
 D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
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vision --- that was planted in my brain
 
 e-|--6--5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|-
 B-|--------6-----|--------5-----|--6-----5-----|--------3-----|--4-----3-----|-
 G-|--------------|--7-----------|--------------|--5-----------|--------------|-
 D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
 A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
 E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-

still re- mains -- within the sounds of
 
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 B-|--------5-----|--6-----5-----|--6-------------------------------------------
 G-|--7-----------|--------------|--7-------------------------------------------
 D-|--------------|--------------|--0-------------------------------------------
 A-|--------------|--------------|----------------------------------------------
 E-|--------------|--------------|----------------------------------------------

silence -----
Remaining verses strummed:
Chord voicings:
"C" "F" "Bb" "Csus"
EADGBe EADGBe EADGBe EADGBe
 
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X32010 xx3231 xx3331 x33211
In restless dreams I walked a[C]lone,
narrow streets of cobble[F]stone
'neath the halo of [Bb]a street[Csus]lamp
I turned my collar to the [Bb]cold and [Csus]damp
when my [Bb]eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon [Csus]light
split the n[F]ight... and touched the s[C]ound of si[F]lence
And in the naked light I saw
ten thousand people maybe more
people talking without speaking
people hearing without listening
people writing songs that voices never share
noone dare, disturb the sound of silence
Fools said I you do not know,
silence like a cancer grows,
hear my words that I might teach you
take my arms that I might reach you
but my words, like silent raindrops fell...
and echoed the will of silence
And the people bowed and prayed,
to the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
in the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls
and whisper the sounds of silence."
 
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Sounds of Silence ( Paul Simon )
Acoustic version from the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.
Note : This acoustic version can be found on the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.
The part which is transcribed here can also be heard on the
electrically-dubbed version featured on the Sounds of Silence album,
along with the 12-string guitar part.
The first chords ( Amsus2 and G5 ) contain no third note,
then the tone of the song is clear from the 5th bar only,
when the tension is released, on the word "again".
Capo 6th fret
[Amsus2]  
 
 e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
 B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
 G-|--2-----------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
 D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

Hello Darkness my old
[G5]  
 
 e-|-----3-----3-----3-----3--|-----3-----3-----3--------|
 B-|--------------------------|-----------------------0--|
 G-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
 D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 E-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|

friend, I've come to talk with you a-
[Am] [C]  
 
 e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
 B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
 G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
 D-|--------------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
 A-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
 E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

gain, Because a vision soft-
[F] [C]  
 
 e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
 B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
 G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
 D-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
 A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
 E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

ly creeping left its seeds while I
[F] [C]  
 
 e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------1--------|
 B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
 G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------2-----|
 D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------------------|
 E-|--1-----------------------|--------------1-----------|

was sleeping and the vision
[F] [C]  
 
 e-|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------0--------|
 B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
 G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------0-----|
 D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 A-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
 E-|--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------------------|

that was planted in my brain,
[F] [C] [C/B] [Am] [C]  
 
 e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----0--------------|
 B-|--------------------1-----|--------1-----------1--0--|
 G-|--------------------------|-----2-----------0--------|
 D-|--------3--2--------------|--------------------------|
 A-|--3-----------3--------2--|--0-----------3-----------|
 E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

still remains within the
[G/B] [G] [Amsus2]  
 
 e-|-----3-----------3--------|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
 B-|-----------0-----------0--|--------0-----------0-----|
 G-|--------0-----------0-----|--2-----------2-----------|
 D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 A-|--2-----------------------|--------------------------|
 E-|--------------3-----------|--------------------------|

Sounds of Silence
Rest of it strummed :
In restless dreams I walked al[G]one
Narrow streets of cobblest[Am]one,[C]
'Neath the halo of a[F] street l[C]amp,
I turned my collar to the c[F]old and d[C]amp
When my e[F]yes were stabbed by the flash of a neon li[C]ght
That s[F]plit[F/E] the ni[C]ght[C/B] [Am] [C]
And touched the so[G]und of si[Am]lence.
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.
"Fools" said I,"You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.
Outro :
Amsus2 ( backward strum )
 
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 B-|--------0-----------0-----|---0-----------------------
 G-|--2-----------2-----------|----2----------------------
 D-|--------------------------|-----2---------------------
 A-|--------------------------|------0--------------------
 E-|--------------------------|-------0-------------------


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