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Jackson Browne guitar tabs for Song for adam

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Tuning: Standard

Difficulty: Intermediate
SONG FOR ADAM (Jackson Browne)

          From the C chord diagramCC/D chord diagramDD "Saturate Before Using"
          Capo on 1st fret

Intro:

Am chord diagramAmAm
E||-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B||-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------|
B||---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-|
B||-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
B||-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
E||---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|
    |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_|
|_|

  F chord diagramFF                                   C chord diagramCC
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
|-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
|-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|---------3-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|

  F chord diagramFF                                   C chord diagramCC                 G chord diagramGG
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|
|-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|---------0-------|
|-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-0-----0---------|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|---------2-------|
|-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|-3---------------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|

  Am chord diagramAmAm
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------|
|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-|
|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|

Verse 1:
  Am chord diagramAmAm                G chord diagramGG                 F chord diagramFF
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|
|---------0-----2-|---------0-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|
|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0-------|-3-------3-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
  Oh Adam was a     friend of mine I  did not know him  well,     He was

  C chord diagramCC       G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD       Am chord diagramAmAm      G chord diagramGG         F chord diagramFF
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------3-------|-1-------0-------|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|
|-------0-------0-|-------2-------0-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|
|-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|
|-3-------2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------3-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|    |_|  |_| |_|
|_|
 alone in his    existence     he was deep into his well,         I
could

 C chord diagramCC       G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD       Am chord diagramAmAm      G chord diagramGG         F chord diagramFF
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------3-------|-1-------0-------|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|
|-------0-------0-|-------2-------0-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|
|-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|
|-3-------2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------3-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
guess what he was laughing at but I  couldn't really tell,       Now the

  Am chord diagramAmAm      G chord diagramGG         Am chord diagramAmAm     G chord diagramGG           F chord diagramFF
|-0---------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---------3-------|-1-------0-------|-1---------1------|
|-------2-------0-|-------2-------0-|---------2-----2--|
|-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3----|
|-0---------------|-0---------------|------------------|
|---------3-------|---------3-------|-1-------1--------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|    |_| |_| |_| |_|
story's told that Adam jumped but I'm thinking that he

  Am chord diagramAmAm
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------|
|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-|
|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
  fell.

Verse 2: (same tab as Verse 1)

Chorus:
  F chord diagramFF                                   C chord diagramCC
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|-1---------------|-----------------|
|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
      I    sit    before my only     candle,                       but
it's

  F chord diagramFF                                   C chord diagramCC
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|-1---------------|-----------------|
|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
 so   little       light to find my  way,                          now
this

  F chord diagramFF                                   Am chord diagramAmAm
|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|-----------0-----|-1h--------------|
|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
 journey  appears   before    my     candle.                       Which
is

  C chord diagramCC                                   G chord diagramGG
|-----------------|-----------------|-1---------1-----|-1---------1-----|
|-1---------1-----|-1--------1------|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
|-3---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------3-------|---------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
 shorter every      hour as it        reaches for the   day         well
I

  Am chord diagramAmAm                                  G chord diagramGG
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------0-----|-1h--------------|-0---------0-----|-0---------0-----|
|-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0-------|---------0-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
  feel just like a  candle  in  a     way              but I guess I'll

  F chord diagramFF                                   C chord diagramCC
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
|-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
|-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|---------3-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
  get there,           but I wouldn't say_______________________________

  F chord diagramFF                                   C chord diagramCC                 G chord diagramGG
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|
|-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------------|---------0-------|
|-2-0-------------|-2-0-----------2-|-0-----0-------0-|-0-----0---------|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3--3|-----2-------2---|-----2-------0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|---------2-------|
|-1-------1-------|-1--------1------|---------3-------|-3---------------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|
  for sure...

  Am chord diagramAmAm
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------0-----|-1h--------------|
|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|-------2-------2-|
|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|
  |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|   |_| |_| |_| |_|


Song For Adam  -  Jackson Browne

Though Adam was a friend of mine, I did not know him well
He was alone in his existence, He was deep into his well
I could guess what he was laughing at, But I couldn't really tell
Now the story's told that Adam jumped, But I'm thinking that he fell

Together we went traveling, as we received the call
His destination India, and I had none at all
Well I still remember laughing, with our backs against the wall
So free of fear we never thought, that one of us might fall

I sit before my only candle, but it's so little light to find my way
Now this story unfolds before my candle
Which is shorter every hour as it reaches for the day
Well I feel just like a candle in a way
I guess I'll get there but I wouldn't say for sure

When we parted we were laughing still, as our goodbyes were said
And I never heard from him again, as each our lives we led
except for once in someone else's letter that I read
Until I head the sudden word, that a friend of mine was dead

I sit before my only candle, like a pilgrim sits beside the way
Now this journey appears before my candle
as a song that's growing fainter, the harder I play
well I fear before I am I'll fade away
But I guess I'll get there, though I wouldn't say for sure

Though Adam was a friend of mine, I did not know him long
And when I stood myself beside him, I never thought I was as strong
still it seemed he stopped his singing in the middle of his song
well I'm not the one to say I know but I'm hoping he was wrong

I'm holding out my only candle, though it's so little light to find my
way
now this story's been layed beneath my candle
and it's shorter every hour as it reaches for the day
yes I feel just like a candle in a way
I hope I'll get there but I'll never pray

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