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/ R.E.M. / Automatic For The People (1992) / Nightswimming guitar tab

From: csb1@engr.engr.uark.edu (Chris Bray)

NIGHTSWIMMING (by REM)



Intro: (Rhy. Fig. 1)

    G                     C             G                     D5               
E-|--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------|
B-|--------------------|--1-----------|--------------------|--3---------------|
G-|-----0---2-------0--|--0-----------|-----0---2-------0--|--2---------------|
D-|-0---------------0--|--2-----------|-0---------------0--|--0---------------|
A-|-----------------2--|--3-----------|-----------------2--|------------------|
E-|-3-----------3------|--------------|-3-----------3------|------------------|
    (Piano arranged for guitar)



Verses: (Rhy. Fig. 2)

    G                    C              D5                 G
E-|--------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------|
B-|-------0------------|-1-3--1--1--0---3-0--------------|-------0------------|
G-|----0--0----0--0----|-0--------------2------2---------|----0--0----0--0----|
D-|-0----------------0-|-2--------------0----------4---2-|-0----------------0-|
A-|------------2-------|-3-------------------------------|------------2-------|
E-|-3--------3---------|---------------------------------|-3--------3---------|
                                                                               

    C          A              C                    D5
E-|-------------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|
B-|-1-3--1-1-0-2-0----------|-1------------------|-3--------------------------|
G-|-0----------2----2--0----|-0-0-2----0--2------|-2-0--2------0--0-----------|
D-|-2----------2----------2-|-2-----2----------2-|-0-------0------0---4--2--4-|
A-|-3----------0------------|-3-------------3----|-------------0---------0----|
E-|-------------------------|----------3---------|----------------------------|



G            C    D5            G                       C   A | C  | D5 |
   Nightswimming      deserves     a quiet night.
    G                     C      D5  G                  C   A |
The photograph on the dashboard,    taken years ago,
    C                          D5
turned around backwards so the windshield shows.
G                 C      D5         G                   C   A |
Every streetlight   reveals the picture in reverse.
C                       D5
Still, it's so much clearer.
G                 C   D5        G
I forgot my shirt   at   the water's edge.
    C           A          C    |  D5  |
The moon is low   tonight.


{Play Rhy. Fig. 1}



G            C    D5            G
   Nightswimming      deserves     a quiet night.
    C                     D5                    G5
I'm not sure all these people understand.
     C            D5       G
It's not like years   ago,
    C          A            C     D5                 G5
The fear of getting caught,    of recklessness and water.
       C     D5      G
They cannot see me naked.
        C          A        C      D5                   G
These things, they go away,    replaced by everyday.

          C         G                      C  A |
Nightswimming.  Remembering that night.
     C                     D5         C                      C  D5 |
September's coming soon.          I'm pining for the moon.
    G                      C      A         C
And what if there were two   side   by side   in orbit
   D5                      G
around the fairest sun?
       C       D5       G                  C       A             C      | D5 |
That bright, tight forever drum could not describe   nightswimming.

G                     C       D5   G                     C   A |
You, I thought I knew   you.       You, I cannot judge.
C                       D5
You, I thought you knew    me.
              G           C   D5         G              C
This one laughing quietly     underneath   my breath.
A         C     |  D5  |
 Nightswimming.


{Play Rhy. Fig. 1}


{Interude:}

    G              C                    G                C       A             
E-|--------------|--------------------|----------------|----------------------|
B-|-------12--12-|-12-----------------|----------------|-12-------------------|
G-|--------------|------14-12---------|-------------12-|-----14--12--14----12-|
D-|--------------|-------------14--12-|---------12-----|----------------14----|
A-|--------------|--------------------|----------------|----------------------|
E-|--------------|--------------------|----------------|----------------------|
    (Oboe arranged for guitar)

    C                       D5
E-|-----------------------|----------------------------|
B-|-------12--------------|------12---12---------------|
G-|-(12)------14---12-----|----------------14--12---14-|
D-|--------------------14-|-12-------------------------|
A-|-----------------------|----------------------------|
E-|-----------------------|----------------------------|


    G                       C
The photograph reflects,
D5          G             C
every streetlight a reminder.
A           C        D5                 G   | C D5|
  Nightswimming deserves a quiet night,
G           C          A        C   |  D5  |
        deserves a quiet night.


{Outro:}

     G              C           D5         G                                   
E-|---------------|-------12-------------|------------------------------------|
B-|--12---13---15-|-15-------------------|-12/\/\/\/\/---15--13--13--12-------|
G-|---------------|-------------12---14--|------------------------------------|
D-|---------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|
A-|---------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|
E-|---------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|
                                                                               
    C               A           C                D5                            
E-|---------------------------|----------------|------------------------------|
B-|-12------------------------|------12--------|-12---------------------------|
G-|----14-14--12-12-----------|-12-------14-12-|-----14-14--12-12--11------11-|
D-|------------------14-12-14-|----------------|-----------------------14-----|
A-|---------------------------|----------------|------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------|----------------|------------------------------|
                                                                               
    C       A               C                   D5                     G       
E-|------------------------|------------------|----------------------|--------|
B-|-12---------------------|--12--------------|-----12--12-----------|-----0--|
G-|----14---12--14------12-|------14---12-----|-------------14-12-14-|-12/-0--|
D-|-----------------14-----|---------------14-|-12-------------------|-----0--|
A-|------------------------|------------------|----------------------|--------|
E-|------------------------|------------------|----------------------|-----3--|


-- 
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csb1@engr.uark.edu            |  Chris Bray
cbray@comp.uark.edu           |  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
cbray@nyx.cs.du.edu           |  WWW: http://www.engr.uark.edu/~csb1
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R.E.M. albums
2004 Around the Sun
2001 Reveal
1998 Up
1996 New Adventures In Hi-Fi
1994 Monster
1992 Automatic For The People
1991 Out Of Time
1988 Green
1987 Eponymous
1983 Murmur
Automatic For The People tabs
01Drive tabbass tab
02Try Not To Breath tabbass tab
03The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight tabbass tab
04Everybody Hurts tabbass tab
05New Orleans Instrumental No.1 tabbass tab
06Sweetness Follows tabbass tab
07Monty Got A Raw Deal tabbass tab
08Ignoreland tabbass tab
09Star Me Kitten tabbass tab
10Man On The Moon tabbass tab
11Nightswimming tabbass tab
12Find The River tabbass tab

 

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