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The Very Old Man
By: Hum
Tabbed by Merrye Curry
comments corrections and suggestions to merrye@psychicvacuum.org

Keep in mind that this is the pattern of the first verse only.
The other two verses are very similar but the rhythm is somewhat adlibbed. The chord structures are the same.


E|----------------------------------------------------0-----0-----|
B|-----1-----1----3-----3-----3-----1-----1-----------------------|
G|-------0-----0----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---3-------3-----3---|
D|---2-----2-----2----2-----2-----------2-----2---2-------------2-|
A|-3------------------------------3-----------------3-----3-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---1-----1-----3-----3-----3-----1-----1-----------1-----1------|
B|-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1---3-------3-----3----|
G|-------2-----2-----2-----2-----------2-----2---2-------2--------|
D|-------------------------------3-----------------3--------------|
A|-3-----------------------------------------------------------0--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|-------7-----7-----7-----7-----7-------7-----7-----7-----7-----5|
D|---5-------------------------------5----------------------------|
A|-7-------7-----7-----7-----7-----7-------7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------0---------0----------------|
G|-------5-----5-----5-----5-----5-------5-5-------5-5------------|
D|---3-------------------------------3---------3------------------|
A|-5-------5-----5-----5-----5-----5---------5--------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------0-3--------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------:|
B|-1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------:|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------:|
D|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----:|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------:|
E|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3---------:|

(repeat from the beginning for verses 2 and 3...)

(at the end of verse 3, do not repeat, go on to the ending)

ending:
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----1-----1-----3-----3-----3-----1-----1-----1-----3-----3----|
G|-------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----------2-----2-----2-----2-----2|
A|-3-------------------------------3------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------3-----3-------------------------3-----3----------------|
B|-3---------1-----1---3-----3-----3---------1-----1---3-----3----|
G|---0-------------------0-----0-----0-------------------0-----0--|
D|-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2|
A|-----3-------------------------------3--------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------3-----3-------------------------3-----3----------------|
B|-3---------1-----1---3-----3-----3---------1-----1---3-----3----|
G|---0-------------------0-----0-----0-------------------0-----0--|
D|-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2|
A|-----3-------------------------------3--------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---1----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0-0----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----3----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|