Vesuvius Tab

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Artist: Sufjan Stevens
 Album: The Age of Adz
  Song: Vesuvius

Tabbed by: Matrigan

Bear with me people, this is my first time doing tabs or chords or something like 
that, but, they sound right to me. The pattern of the chords for the intro might be a 
little hard to pick up for some people, so I've written it out so that each time the 
chord is written, it represents one beat of a measure in this four bar chord 
progression. The verse is the same pattern, but I won't write out each beat again. 

Intro: Gm Gm Gm, Am, Bb Bb Bb, C, Dm Dm Dm Dm, C C, Am Am (x2)

Gm  Am Bb

  C Dm 
I am here

         C Am Gm  
You are all I have

     Am Bb
Fire of fire

     C Dm
I'm insecure

For it is all 

     Am      Gm
Been made to plan

       Am Bb
Though I know

  C    Dm
I will fail

I cannot 

   Am      Gm
Be made to laugh

    Am Bb
For in life

   C  Dm
As in death

I'd rather be burned

        Am        Gm
Than be living in debt

(Be careful, the pattern changes slightly here, not the chords, but the way they're played. Just strum along with the "la"s of the vocals and you'll be fine. After that, it goes back to the regular verse patterns.)

Gm  Am Bb  C  Dm  C   Am
La. La la. La la. La. La. (x2)

Gm Am Bb

    C   Dm
Are you ghost 

Or the symbols of light

     Am      Gm
Or a fantasy host?

        Am  Bb
In your breast

        C   Dm
I carry the form

The heart of the Earth

        Am         Gm
And the weapons of warmth

(The rest of the song basically switches off between these two patterns of the same 
chord progression, and it's not too difficult to discern which pattern is which.) 
#----------------------------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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