The Transfiguration Tab

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Artist: Sufjan Stevens
 Album: Seven Swans
  Song: The Transfiguration

Tabbed by: Hunter MacDermut



Intro:

  C#m              B               Bm             A
e|---0000---0000-|---2222---2222-|---2222---2222-|---0000---0000-|
B|---2222-2-2222-|---4444---4444-|---3333---3333-|---2222---2222-|
G|-1--111----111-|---4444-4--444-|---4444-4--444-|---2222-2--222-|
D|---------------|-4--444----444-|-4--444----444-|-2--222----222-| x2
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

Verse:

Intro riff x4

"When he took the three disciples to the mountainside to pray,
His countenance was modified, his clothing was aflame.
Two men appeared: Moses and Elijah came; they were at his side.
The prophecy, the legislation spoke of whenever he would die."

Transition (horns enter playing G#m, B, Bm, A progression):

Play intro riff x2

Verse:

Intro riff x4

"Then there came a word of what he should accomplish on the day."

*Bass enters.

"Then Peter spoke, to make of them a tabernacle place."

*Horns reenter.

"A cloud appeared in glory as an accolade.
They fell on the ground. A voice arrived, the voice of God,
the face of God, covered in a cloud."

Chorus (percussion, bass, horns, bell part):

E Bm D A

e|---0000000000---2222222222-|---5555555555---5555555555-|
B|---0000000000---3333333333-|---7777777777---5555555555-|
G|---1111111111---4444444444-|---7777777777---6666666666-|
D|---2222222222-4--444444444-|-7--777777777---7777777777-| x2
A|---2222222222--------------|----------------7777777777-|
E|-0--000000000--------------|--------------5--555555555-|

Verse:

Intro riff x4

"What he said to them, the voice of God: the most beloved son.
Consider what he says to you, consider what's to come."

*Bass, horns, percussion reenter.

"The prophecy was put to death, was put to death, and so will the Son.
And keep your word, disguise the vision till the time has come."

Coda:

Chorus riff x1

*Lyrics enter.

Chorus riff x12

"Lost in a cloud, a voice. Have no fear! We draw near!
Lost in a cloud, a sign. Son of man! Turn your ear!
Lost in a cloud, a voice. Lamb of God! We draw near!
Lost in a cloud, a sign. Son of man! Son of God!

Lost in a cloud, a voice. Have no fear! We draw near!
Lost in a cloud, a sign. Son of man! Turn your ear!
Lost in a cloud, a voice. Lamb of God! We draw near!
Lost in a cloud, a sign. Son of man! Son of God!

Lost in a cloud, a voice. Have no fear! We draw near!
Lost in a cloud, a sign. Son of man! Turn your ear!
Lost in a cloud, a voice. Lamb of God! We draw near!
Lost in a cloud, a sign. Son of man! Son of God!"

And play it once more to end.

The bell/oboe part:
                                                                ***
e|-7-54-2-02-9-5-5-9-5-|          e|-------02-52-02-52-00-----7-542-|
B|---------------------|          B|---23-----------------320-------|
G|---------------------|          G|-4------------------------------|
D|---------------------| x1 Then: D|--------------------------------| 
x13
A|---------------------|          A|--------------------------------|
E|---------------------|          E|--------------------------------|

*** - or B|-10-9-7 to make it easier.


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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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