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Simon & Garfunkel guitar tabs for Sound of silence

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The end of the song contains the same solo as the end of the first verse.

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				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 ...

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 ...

e-|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----6-----6--|-----5-----5--|--6--5-----5--|-
B-|--------5-----|--7-----5-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
G-|--7-----------|--------------|--7-----------|--5-----------|--------------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
        Because  a  vision  soft-  ly    ...

e-|-----5-----5--|-----6-----6--|-----5-----5--|--6--5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-
B-|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
G-|--5-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|--------------|--5-----------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
     seeds while I  was  sleep-   ...

e-|-----6-----6--|-----6-----6--|----10----10--|-----6-----6--|-----5-----5--|-
B-|--------6-----|--------------|-------11-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
G-|--7-----------|--8-----7-----|-10-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
     vision ---     that was      ...

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 --      ...

e-|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|--5-------------------------------------------
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
------    ------    ------    ------
X32010    xx3231    xx3331    x33211

                             A chord diagramC majorC
In restless dreams I ...
                        A chord diagramFF
narrow streets ...
                   A chord diagramBb majorBb      A chord diagramCsusCsus
'neath the halo ...
                          A chord diagramBb majorBb       A chord diagramCsusCsus
I turned my collar ...
        A chord diagramBb majorBb                                       A chord diagramCsusCsus
when my eyes were ...
           A chord diagramFF                          A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramFF
split the night...   and touched ...


	                Sounds of Silence ( Paul Simon )

	     Acoustic version from the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.


Transcribed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )


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 A chord diagramG5G5 ) 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 ...

	     A chord diagramG5G5
	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 ...

	    A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramC majorC
	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 chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
	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 ...

	     A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
	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 ...

	     A chord diagramFF                                      A chord diagramC majorC
	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  ...

	           A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramC/BC/B    A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramC majorC
	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                       ...

	    A chord diagramG/BG/B          A chord diagramG MajorG             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    ...e


Rest of it strummed :

			       A chord diagramG MajorG
 In restless ...
                           A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC
 Narrow streets ...
                     A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramC majorC
 'Neath the halo ...
                            A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramC majorC
 I turned my collar...
          A chord diagramFF                                         A chord diagramC majorC
 When my eyes were ...
       A chord diagramFF   F/E    A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramC/BC/B   A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramC majorC
 That split the ...
                   A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramA minorAm
 And touched the ...




Outro :
	    Amsus2                     (  backward strum )
	e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|--0------------------------
	B-|--------0-----------0-----|---0-----------------------
	G-|--2-----------2-----------|----2----------------------
	D-|--------------------------|-----2---------------------
	A-|--------------------------|------0--------------------
	E-|--------------------------|-------0-------------------


         jmo@fy.chalmers.se            http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo

Other versions of Sound Of Silence

Sound of silenceChords
Sound of silence (Ver. 2)Chords
Sound of silence introChords
Sound of silence (Ver. 2)Tabs

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