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Nada Surf guitar tabs for Paper boats

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Song Title: Paper Boats
Written by: Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot
Performed by: Nada Surf
From the Album: Let Go (2002)
E chord diagramEE-mail address: fabien2229@yahoo.fr

A chord diagramAA nice and relaxing song, from an excellent album, performed by an awesome band.

If you have any comment, you know how to get in touch with me ...

This tab requires a CAPO ON 1st fret !


INTRO :
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x2
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|



1st verse

"Sit on a train, reading a book ...

e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x3
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

...must be gearing up for some kind of melt-down"


Pre-chorus :

Same pattern
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|



CHORUS :

"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  x4
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|



Pre-verse
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|


"What's wrong ? Nothing ...

e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x4
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

... I can't tell you"




CHORUS :

"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  x4
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|




3rd verse
Same as the first one ...


"Sit on a train, reading a book ...


e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x3
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

...must be gearing up for some kind of melt-down"




Pre-verse :

Same pattern
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|




4th verse (special)

Em chord diagramEmEm                                A chord diagramAA
As the express train passes the local

D chord diagramDD                      Em chord diagramEmEm
It moves by just like a paper boat

Em chord diagramEmEm                      A chord diagramAA
Although it weights a million pounds

D chord diagramDD                        Em chord diagramEmEm
I swear it almost seems to float

Em chord diagramEmEm             A chord diagramAA
And as we pass by eachother

F#m chord diagramF#mF#m               Bm chord diagramBmBm
Our heads are full of bother

Em chord diagramEmEm             A chord diagramAA
We can't look, we can't stop

F#m chord diagramF#mF#m             Bm chord diagramBmBm
We can't think, we can't stop

Em chord diagramEmEm           A chord diagramAA
'Cause we're stuck in our paths

F#m chord diagramF#mF#m           Bm chord diagramBmBm
And it's the way it always lasts

Em chord diagramEmEm                A chord diagramAA
And I need     something more

D chord diagramDD
From you ...



OUTRO


"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

1st guitar :


e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  ... till the end.
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|


2nd guitar :

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----0-------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|


e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----0-----0-|
A|-0-------3---------0h2---|
E|----------------3--------|


e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0------------|
A|-0-------3------------0h20
E|----------------3--0h3---|


e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----------0-|
A|-0-----023----20---0h2--2|
E|----------------3--------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0-0--------0-|
A|-0-----023-----0---0h2--2|
E|----------------3--------|


This second guitar goes on playing the same pattern in the background, while a third
guitar starts playing :

e|v-0000000000000000--------|
B|-111111111111111100000000|
G|-222222220000000000000000|x7
D|-222222222222221122222222|
A|-000000003333333322222222|
E|-----------------00000000|



Note :

/ = slide
h = hammer on

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