Sleep All Summer Tab

More The National Tabs

Artist: The National
  Song: Sleep All Summer

Tabbed by: Andrew P

Here's a sketch of the National and St. Vincent's lovely cover of Sleep All Summer
(by Crooked Fingers, originally). 

I'm not going to take a stab at the horns but otherwise it's reasonably complete. 

Capital letters and ...'s in the vocals give the chord changes.

Things between lines of ///s are simultaneous.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Bass	

g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|5-----5-5-7-9-|0-----0-0-2-4-|5-----5-5-4-2-|0-------------|

Vocal
                                                      weary
                                                 
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Bass
	
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|5-----5-5-5-5-|4-----4-4-4-4-|2-----2-2-2-2-|0-----0-0-0-0-|

Vocal     

SUN, sleep toNIGHT, go CRASHing into the Ocean

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Electric Guitar        

e|--------------|--------------|--------------|------------4-|
b|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

Bass

g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|5-----5-5-5-5-|4-----4-4-4-4-|2-----2-2-2-2-|0-----0-0-2-4-|

Vocal
...cut the line that TIES the tide and MOON, ancient and BLUE

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

A|E|D|E
        
Electric Guitar

e|--------------|4-----------2-|3-----------0-|4-------2---4-|	
b|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
g|2-----------2-|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|5-----5-5-5-5-|4-----4-4-4-4-|2-----2-2-2-2-|0-----0-0-0-0-|

Vocal     

...we take our EMpty hearts and FILL them up with BROken things

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|A|E|D|E|

Electric Guitar
e|--------------|4-----------2-|3-----------0-|4-------2---4-|
b|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
g|2-----------2-|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|5-----5-5-5-5-|4-----4-4-4-4-|2-----2-2-2-2-|0-----0-0-0-0-|

Vocal     

...to hang on HUMMing wire like CHEAP lamps down a DEAD end street- close your weary          
       
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|Bm|E|Bm|E|

Electric Guitar

e|2-------------|0-------------|2-------------|4-------------|
b|3-------------|0-------------|3-------------|5-------------|
g|4-------------|1-------------|4-------------|4-------------|
d|4-------------|2-------------|4-------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|2-------------|--------------|2-------------|7-------------|
e|--------------|0-------------|--------------|--------------|

Vocal   

EYES, but everytime we TURN away, until the winterTIME, it hits me like a TIDAL wave, and I would

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|A|E|D|D|

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
d|--------------|--------------|0------0-0----|0------0-0----|	
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
e|5------5-5----|4------4-4----|--------------|--------------|

Vocal

CHANGE for you but babe that doesn't MEAN I'm gonna be a better MAN, give the

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|A|E|D|D|

Bass

g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|0------0-0----|0------0-0----|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|5------5-5----|4------4-4----|--------------|--------------|

Vocal

Ocean what i took from you so ONE day you can find it in the SAND, and hold it in

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|Bm|E| 

Bass

g|--------------|----------------|
d|--------------|----------------|
a|2------2-2----|----------------|
e|--------------|0------0-0-2-404|

Vocal

YOUR hands aGAIN

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|A|E|D|E|

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
e|5------5-5----|4------4-4----|2------2-2----|0------0-0----|

Vocal

...cold ways kill...cool lovers...strange ways we USED each other 

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|A|E|D|E|

Bass

g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
e|5------5-5----|4------4-4----|2------2-2----|0-----0-0-2-4-|

Vocal

...why won't you FALL back in love with ME, e-e-E 

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|A|E|D|E|

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
e|5------5-5----|4------4-4----|2------2-2----|0-----0-0-----|

Vocal 

...ain't no way we're gonna FIND another...the way we SLEEP all summer 

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|A|E|D|E|
	
Bass

g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
e|5------5-5----|4------4-4----|2------2-2----|0-----0-0-2-4-|

Vocal

...so why won't you FALL back in love with ME, e-e-E

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|F#m|E|D|A|

Electric Guitar
e|--------------|-------------|-------------|----0-------0---|
b|--------------|-------------|-------------|--2---2---2---2-|
g|--------------|-------------|-------------|2-------1-------|
d|--------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|
a|--------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|
e|--------------|-------------|-------------|----------------| 

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|0------0-0----|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|2------2-2----|0------0-0----|--------------|5------4------|

Vocal

...combing over BROKen cross i HELD on YOU

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Acoustic Guitar

|F#m|E|D|D|

Electric Guitar
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
b|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|4-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| 

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|	
d|--------------|--------------|0------0-0----|0-------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|2------2-2----|0------0-0----|--------------|--------------|

Vocal

...haunted by the GHOST of something NEW...

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I don't know what the horns are actually doing here, but here's a little riff that I 
like to put over this bass break:

Electric Guitar
e|5-------5-7-9-|4-------4-5-7-|2-4-5-4-2-4-2-4-|0-----------|
b|--------------|--------------|----------------|------------|
g|--------------|--------------|----------------|------------|
d|--------------|--------------|----------------|------------|
a|--------------|--------------|----------------|------------|
e|--------------|--------------|----------------|------------|

Bass
g|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
d|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
a|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
e|5-----5-5-7-9-|0-----0-0-2-4-|5-----5-5-4-2-|0-------------|

Vocal                                                         

curtains

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

And now you basically do it again! Without the bridge, and some new lyrics:

FALL, fashions FADE, an ENDless summer Over
...another tide to LAUNCH an autumn MOON over the DUNES
...there must be a BEtter way to pull a WHOLE apart and keep a WORLD from caving in
...another way to WHILE away from YOU, frozen and BLUE

replace "hits me like a tidal wave" with "surges like a tidal wave"

replace "ways we used each other" with "ways we love to suffer"

Also, I know the electric in the second verse is different; it's basically just the 
same thing an octave down.

And, the last repeat of "why won't... with me" is not over |A|E|D|E|. It's just the 
bass going |F#|E|D|nothing|.

Have fun!
#----------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------#
# 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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