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# This represents the author's own work and interpretation of the    #
# song. To be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: The Crane Wife
  Song: The Island: Come and See

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/decemberists/02_come_and_see.html]

Tabbed by: Taylor Clarke (clarke41@mac.com)

Colin actually plays this...

  E   D G   E   D  E  Bb A   C
  + . + . + . + .  + . + . + . + . 
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|9---7-12--9---7-|9---------------|
D|----------------|----8-7---5-----|
A|7---5-10--7---5-|7---------------|
E|----------------|----6-5---3-----|

...but this has a much fuller sound.

e|-0---0-3-0-0-0-------3-|
B|-0---0-0-0-0-0---3-2-0-|
G|-0---0-0-0-0-0---3-2-0-|
D|-0h2-0-0-2-0-0h2-3-2-0-|
A|-2---2-2-2-2-2---1-0-2-|
E|-0---0-3-0-0-0-------3-|

Again, what Colin plays...

  + . + . + . + .  + . + . + . + . 
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|4-----7---------|4--7--9---------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|2-----5---------|2--5--7---------|

...and what sounds more full.

F#m A F#m A B 

Em Riff
(Colin plays this on a 12-string, so this is an attempt
to recreate that sound on a 6-string.  The notes on the G string
are optional.)

e|--- -----------------------------
B|--- -----------------------------
G|-7s 4---4-----4---4s7---7-----7s-
D|--- -----------------------------
A|-5s 2---2-----2---2s5---5-----5s-
E|--- 0-0-----0---------0-----0----

Em
There's an island hidden in the sound

Lapping currents lay your boat aground 

   Em        G                A*              Bb*
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0h2------------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0-----|
A|-----2--------2-----2-----2---4-----4-----4---5-----5-----5-|
E|--------0-2-3-----3-----3---5-----5-----5---6-----6-----6---|

Em                  G
Affix your barb and bayonet
    A*                  Bb*
The curlews carve their arabesques
    Em
And sorrow fills the silence all around
Em
Come and see 
Em
There's a harbor lost within the reeds
A jetty caught in over-hanging trees
Em                 G
Among the bones of cormorants
   A*       Bb*
No boot-mark here nor fingerprint
    Em
The rivers roll down to a soundless sea
Em
Come and see
         G G/F# Em Em Em Em Em Em
Come and see 

The electric guitar part for G G/F#
e|---------------------------------|
B|---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3-|
G|-----4-----4---------4-----4-----|
D|-5-----5-----5---4-----4-----4---|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

    Em        D        C
The tides all come and go witnessed by no waking eye
Em     D                C
The willows mark the wind
    Em     D   C
And all we know for sure amidst this fading light
Em    D               C
We'll not go home again
         B7    C
Come and see
         B7    C   D   Em
Come and see 
Em
In the lowlands, nestled in the heath
Em
A briar-cradle rocks its babe to sleep
Em                      G
Its contents watched by Sycorax
    A*         Bb*
And Patagon in parallax
  Em
A foretold rumbling sounds below the deep
         Em
Come and see
         G G/F# Em Em Em Em Em Em
Come and see 
    Em        D        C
The tides all come and go witnessed by no waking eye
Em     D                C
The willows mark the wind
Em         D        C
And all we know for sure amidst this fading light
Em    D               C
We'll not go home again
         B7    C
Come and see
         B7    C   D   Am
Come and see