Seven Swans (Banjo tab) Tab

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Artist: Sufjan Stevens
 Album: Seven Swans
  Song: Seven Swans (Banjo tab)

Tabbed by: Todd

I figured this out from listening to/watching various live versions of the song. 

Even though the second chord seems like a stretch, I've checked the videos and this is really how he plays it. It's not bad once you get used to it! 
Enjoy!


Banjo

Intro and verses

d|----------|-----------|------0--------0----|
B|-3---3----|--1---1----|--0-----------------|
G|---3------|----2------|----0---------0-----|
D|-5-----5--|--5-----5--|--5----5-5--5----5--|
d|----------|-----------|--------------------|

d|-----------|-----------|-------------|
B|-------3---|-------3---|-------0-----|
G|-3---3-----|-2---2-----|-0---0-----0-|
D|---5-----5-|---3-----3-|---0-----0---|
d|-----------|-----------|-------------|


Interlude between verse 1 and 2: 
d|--------0-4-4-4/5-5----|
B|--3--3--0-0------------|
G|--3--2--0-0------------| Strummed 4 times.
D|--5--3--0-0------------|
d|-----------------------| 

"Oooh... he will take you..." section
d|--0--0--0--2-----------|
B|--8--7--5--1-----------|
G|--7--0--0--0-----------| Strummed for remainder of song.
D|--8--7--5--2-----------|
d|--0--0--0--------------|  

That's it!

We didn't sleep too late. 
There was a fire in the yard. 
All of the tress were in light. 
They had no faces to show. 
I saw a sign in the sky: 
Seven swans, seven swans, seven swans. 
I heard a voice in my mind: 
"I will try, I will try, I will try. 
I will try, I will try, I will try." 

We saw the dragon move down. 
My father burned into coal. 
My mother saw it from far. 
She took her purse to the bed. 
I saw a sign in the sky: 
Seven horns, seven horns, seven horns. 
I heard a voice in my mind: 
"I am Lord, I am Lord, I am Lord." 
(S)He said: "I am Lord, I am Lord, I am Lord." 
(S)He said: "I am Lord, I am Lord, I am Lord." 

He will take you. If you run, 
He will chase you. 
He will take you. If you run, 
He will chase you. 
Cause he is the Lord.


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