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Hall And Oates tabs for When the morning comes

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This is all my own work, transcribed by myself on 1/30/06 with a
Fender Strat in hand.

"When the Morning Comes"
 Daryl Hall & John Oates
 >From the album "Abandoned Luncheonette" (1973)

 Considering how popular H&O were, there's barely any tabs for them
online. Well, I know the basic chords for a
lot of their earlier songs "in my head", so I might as well start
fleshing some out, and getting them on the
net for those who care.

I'm almost positive that Daryl Hall wrote this song on a mandolin,
but since I don't have one, I'm gonna have
to transcribe it for guitar only. Sorry mandolin players.

The trick with this song is that the main chords in the verse have a
constant, droning A chord diagramG+G bass behind them.
That's simple if you have a bass player backing you (or if you're
playing this song on a keyboard), but if not,
try this: Put a Capo on Fret 3, and now the Low A chord diagramE MajorE is a Low G, and you
can use that as your droning bass.
First, here's the chords, just named. If you're playing this on a
piano, this is the only part you need. Guitar
transcription is after this.


Intro:

A chord diagramG+G   D/G   A chord diagramC/GC/G    A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramC/DC/D    A chord diagramG+G


Verse:

A chord diagramG+G
I went..

D/G
She..

A chord diagramC/GC/G
It'll be..

             A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramC/DC/D   A chord diagramG+G
..morning comes

(x2)

Chorus:

A chord diagramA minorAm
Just in..

A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm A chord diagramBbmBbm A chord diagramA minorAm <--quickly
Be anyone

A chord diagramA minorAm
When you..

A chord diagramC/DC/D                 A chord diagramD MajorD
So much better..


That's it. Rinse and repeat throughout the whole song. Unfortunately,
due to all the "slash chords", it's not
as simple as it may look. Though it's not terribly difficult either:
Remember, Capo on Fret 3. All chord shapes are relative to the capo.
So the typical "E" chord (022100) is
technically a "G". So now I'm spelling out the chords as if the song
is in the key of E, instead of the actual
G.


Intro/Verse:


E------0--------2----------0---------0---------x----------0-----------------
--
B------0--------4----------2---------2---------2----------0-----------------
----
G------1--------4----------2---------2---------2----------1-----------------
----
D------2--------4----------2---------2---------2----------2-----------------
----
A------2--------x----------0---------0---------2----------2-----------------
---
E------0--------0----------0---------x---------x----------0-----------------
----
       A chord diagramE MajorE       B/E      A chord diagramA/EA/E        A chord diagramA augmentedA       A chord diagramA/BA/B       A chord diagramE MajorE

                ^To mute the "A" String, just use the tip of your
index finger to
                  touch it. This will prevent it from ringing out.



Chorus:

E----2---------4---------------4---3----2----------------------------------
B----2---------4---------------4---3----2----------------------------------
G----2---------4---------------4---3----2----------------------------------
D----4---------6---------------6---5----4----------------------------------
A----4---------6---------------6---5----4----------------------------------
E----2---------4---------------4---3----2----------------------------------
    A chord diagramF# minorF#m     A chord diagramG# minorG#m        A chord diagramG# minorG#m  A chord diagramG minorGm  A chord diagramF# minorF#m
 "Just  in.."
                               ^Play those quickly, like "1, 2, 3"

E----2---------x--------x-------------------------------------------
B----2---------2--------4-------------------------------------------
G----2---------2--------4-------------------------------------------
D----4---------2--------4-------------------------------------------
A----4---------2--------2-------------------------------------------
E----2---------x--------x-------------------------------------------
  A chord diagramF# minorF#m       A chord diagramA/BA/B       A chord diagramBB
"When you..   so much.. two...."


Anyway, that's how I play it. You can certainly do it without the
capo, I just like using the low A chord diagramE MajorE for my bass

note. Actually, it might even be easier like this:

No capo, play a regular A chord diagramG+G (320033). For D/G, play a regular open
position A chord diagramD MajorD and use your thumb to fret the low
A chord diagramE MajorE on the third fret (so, 3x0232). And for C/G, 332010. And for that
A chord diagramC/DC/D chord, just do: xx0100. Etc. I think
the capo version just makes it more complicated, actually. Oh well.
Use whichever one you like best.

Questions/Comments: dontpoll@aol.com

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