Twelve Fold Chain Tab

More The Books Tabs

Artist: The Books
  Song: Twelve Fold Chain

Tabbed by: Andrew P

This one's easy to put together!

It's played on the record with all your strings tuned one half step low- not necessary 
but it sounds great down there. Point of interest, these are precisely the same chords 
used in Iron & Wine's hit "Upward Over the Mountain," and they're played in a similar 
manner.

Chords:
Em      x7900x
CM7     x3500x
G       35000x
Dsus4 6 x5700x

The rhythm is slow and simple, goes something like this, but some notes are barely 
there. Use your thumb and forefinger and strum the bass notes harder when you want to 
punctuate; always let them ring. Keep the treble very soft. And there's a lot of 
fingerboard noise on the track, so go ahead and slide and click and whatnot.

    Em       C        G        G        
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|
b|-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0|---0-0-0|-0-0----|
g|-0------|-0------|-----0-0|-----0-0|
d|5-------|5-------|--------|--0-----|
a|7-----7-|3-----3-|5-----5-|--5---5-|
e|--------|--------|3>>>>>>>|--------|

    C        D        Em       C 
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|
b|-0-0-0-0|---0---0|-0-0-0-0|-0-0---0|
g|--0-0-0-|-0---0--|-0-0----|-0-0-0-0|
d|--5-5-5-|-77---7-|--------|--------|
a|3-------|5-------|7-7---7-|3-3---3-|
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|

   G         G
e|--------|--------|
b|---0-0-0|-0-0----|
g|-----0-0|-----0-0|
d|--------|--0-----|
a|5-----5-|--5---5-|
e|3>>>>>>>|--------|

Here's an illustration of how it fits with the lyrics:

Em C G G C D Em C G G

Em C            G              G
     at last it started in the middle
C            D
  beginning aaas it all begins 
Em       D                         G  G
   it forsook the source of things


and here are the rest of the lyrics:

and that which flowed over that which stayed, 
it made the choice to form a standing wave. 
it leaned the out against the in, 
unfolding in a place to call its own. 
and it gently draped six senses over this house of cards that it built, 
and opened ground to the roots of touch and let them in. 
incredible sensations - it was the insatiable 
feeling of a feeling of insatiable desire. 
and all that it could do was hold tight to 
that that it was not. 
it told itself it needed names and in so doing it became. 
this is the birth that everyone is always talking about. 
the one assumed but not remembered. 
death does not forget. the end will remind it to cure it of itself.

and here is the little riff over "and that which flowed"
   Em
e|----------|
b|--------3-|
g|0-2--0h2--|

it's elaborated a bit at the end
   Em             C
e|--------------|--------|
b|--------3-0--0|-0-0----|
g|0-2--0h2------|2-------|

and this is the outro

e|0023------------|
b|-------------1-0|
g|---------0-0----|
d|-------2--------|
a|----------------|
E|-----0----------|

No clue about the harmonics, sry!
#----------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------#
# This represents the author's own work and interpretation of the    #
# song. To be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#--------------------------------------------------------------------#

blog comments powered by Disqus