Seven Story Mountain

Tabbed By: Derek Bodkin

 

Notes:I DIG THIS TUNE.The 4/4 is slow.This tune is in D.Iím using no capo and playing in D, as the haunting perfect fith works well in first position D, although I donít know if the lead (Todd) is playing capoíd or not.I will take care of soloing with a few tricks.††† Also, my instincts really want to play a G, or something ĎG-ishí within the first two sentences of the verse.I think the Bassist is tricking our ear.Seems we should keep it on D.Hand drums and auxiliary percussion are awesome for this tune (Not too loud, though)Accents by Mandolin can be awesome.

 

~Introduction Ė 12 measures (slow 4)~


D riff††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† violin††††

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drums

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D††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† G

Oh Lord to see a light

D

But fail in strength to follow

G†††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††† G††††††† †††† D

Sometimes itís hard to let it go

D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Oh Lord to fail in heart

D

Each day grow more hollow

G†††††† †††††††††††C††††††††††††† G††††††† ††††††††† D††

Sometimes I just donít wanna know.

 

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

But the road that led me here

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

Has begun to disappear

G††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††† G†††††††††† †††† D

Sometimes I wonder where I am.

 

Oh Lord to hear a voice

But let it fade and wallow

Sometimes itís hard to let it go.

Oh Lord to find the words

But keep them in and swallow

One day the top is gonna blow

 

(Chorus)

But the road that left me here

Has begun to disappear

Sometimes I wonder who I am.

 

~Instrumental Bridge -†† measures~

Bm†††† A†††††† Bm†††† A††††† Bm†††† A††††† Bm†††† A

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D

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Bm†††† A†††††† Bm†††† A††††† Bm†††† A††††† Bm†††† A

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D

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(drums out)

Oh Lord to stumble by

For years without knowing

Sunrise has burned my eyes again. (drums back in)

 

Oh Lord to crumble quiet

Watching from the silence

Sunrise has burned my eyes again.

 

Itís a seven-story mountain

Itís a long-long life we live

Gonna find a light and fill my heart again

 

Itís a seven story mountain

Itís a long long life ahead

Gotta find a voice and fill my throat again

 

D (riff on D Ė 12 measures)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††

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D††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (drums out)

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D

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Disclaimer: the folks who tabbed the songs can't guarantee that they are either

a) in the same key as on the artist's record, and
b) are perfect in any way.

They are our best estimate of the chords as we play them. Enjoy!