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Sounds Of Silence Tab
The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

The end of the song contains the same solo as the end of the first verse.


e-|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----3-----3--|-
B-|--------5-----|--------5-----|--------5-----|--------5-----|--------3-----|-
G-|--7-----------|--7-----------|--7-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
                                        Hello darkness my old    friend,

e-|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-
B-|--4-----3-----|--------3-----|--4-----3-----|--------5-----|--7-----5-----|-
G-|--------------|--5-----------|--------------|--7-----------|--------------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
        I've   come   to   talk  with you a-      gain

e-|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----6-----6--|-----5-----5--|--6--5-----5--|-
B-|--------5-----|--7-----5-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
G-|--7-----------|--------------|--7-----------|--5-----------|--------------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
        Because  a  vision  soft-  ly    creep-   ing ---           left it's

e-|-----5-----5--|-----6-----6--|-----5-----5--|--6--5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-
B-|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
G-|--5-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|--------------|--5-----------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
     seeds while I  was  sleep-   ing                                  And the

e-|-----6-----6--|-----6-----6--|----10----10--|-----6-----6--|-----5-----5--|-
B-|--------6-----|--------------|-------11-----|--------6-----|--------6-----|-
G-|--7-----------|--8-----7-----|-10-----------|--7-----------|--5-----------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
     vision ---     that was      planted          in   my       brain

e-|--6--5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|-
B-|--------6-----|--------5-----|--6-----5-----|--------3-----|--4-----3-----|-
G-|--------------|--7-----------|--------------|--5-----------|--------------|-
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
        still re-   mains --      within the      sounds          of

e-|-----5-----5--|-----5-----5--|--5-------------------------------------------
B-|--------5-----|--6-----5-----|--6-------------------------------------------
G-|--7-----------|--------------|--7-------------------------------------------
D-|--------------|--------------|--0-------------------------------------------
A-|--------------|--------------|----------------------------------------------
E-|--------------|--------------|----------------------------------------------
     silence -----


Remaining verses strummed:

Chord voicings:

 "C"       "F"       "Bb"     "Csus"
EADGBe    EADGBe    EADGBe    EADGBe
------    ------    ------    ------
X32010    xx3231    xx3331    x33211

                             C
In restless dreams I walked alone,
                        F
narrow streets of cobblestone
                   Bb      Csus
'neath the halo of a streetlamp
                          Bb       Csus
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
        Bb                                       Csus
when my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
           F                          C         F
split the night...   and touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
ten thousand people maybe more
people talking without speaking
people hearing without listening
people writing songs that voices never share
noone dare, disturb the sound of silence

Fools said I you do not know,
silence like a cancer grows,
hear my words that I might teach you
take my arms that I might reach you
but my words, like silent raindrops fell...
and echoed the will of silence

And the people bowed and prayed,
to the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
in the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls
and whisper the sounds of silence."


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Sounds of Silence ( Paul Simon )
Acoustic version from the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.


Transcribed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet 
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo ) 


Note : This acoustic version can be found on the Wednesday Morning 3AM album.
       
       The part which is transcribed here can also be heard on the
       electrically-dubbed version featured on the Sounds of Silence album,
       along with the 12-string guitar part. 

       The first chords ( Amsus2 and G5 ) contain no third note,
       then the tone of the song is clear from the 5th bar only,
       when the tension is released, on the word "again". 


 Capo 6th fret

           Amsus2
	e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
	B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	G-|--2-----------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
				              Hello Darkness my old 

	     G5
	e-|-----3-----3-----3-----3--|-----3-----3-----3--------|
 	B-|--------------------------|-----------------------0--|
	G-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
	     friend,                      I've come to talk with you a-

	    Am                     C
	e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------|
	A-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	    gain,                          Because a vision soft-

	     F           C                 
	e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
	D-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	    ly     creeping                 left its seeds while I 

	     F           C          
	e-|-----1-----------0--------|-----0-----------1--------|
	B-|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------0-----------2-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------3-----------|--3-----------------------|
	E-|--1-----------------------|--------------1-----------|
	    was     sleeping                and the vision

	     F                                      C                  
	e-|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------0--------|
	B-|-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|
	G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------0-----|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
	E-|--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------------------|
	        that was planted        in  my      brain, 

	           F     C       C/B    Am          C                        
	e-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----0--------------|
	B-|--------------------1-----|--------1-----------1--0--|
	G-|--------------------------|-----2-----------0--------|
	D-|--------3--2--------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--3-----------3--------2--|--0-----------3-----------|
	E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	          still remains                       within the

	    G/B          G             Amsus2
	e-|-----3-----------3--------|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
	B-|-----------0-----------0--|--------0-----------0-----|
	G-|--------0-----------0-----|--2-----------2-----------|
	D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
	A-|--2-----------------------|--------------------------|
	E-|--------------3-----------|--------------------------|
	   Sounds               of    SilenceRest of it strummed : 

			       G
 In restless dreams I walked alone
                           Am     C
 Narrow streets of cobblestone,
                     F        C
 'Neath the halo of a street lamp, 
                            F        C
 I turned my collar to the cold and damp
          F                                         C
 When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
       F   F/E    C   C/B   Am    C         
 That split the night
                   G        Am 
 And touched the sound of silence.


 And in the naked light I saw
 Ten thousand people, maybe more.
 People talking without speaking,
 People hearing without listening,
 People writing songs that voices never share
 And no one dared
 Disturb the sound of silence.

 "Fools" said I,"You do not know
 Silence like a cancer grows.
 Hear my words that I might teach you,
 Take my arms that I might reach you."
 But my words like silent raindrops fell,
 And echoed
 In the wells of silence

 And the people bowed and prayed 
 To the neon god they made.
 And the sign flashed out its warning,
 In the words that it was forming.
 And the signs said, The words of the prophets
  are written on the subway walls
 And tenement halls.
 And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.


Outro :                
	    Amsus2                     (  backward strum )
	e-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|--0------------------------
	B-|--------0-----------0-----|---0-----------------------
	G-|--2-----------2-----------|----2----------------------
	D-|--------------------------|-----2---------------------
	A-|--------------------------|------0--------------------
	E-|--------------------------|-------0-------------------====================================================================


{title:Sounds of Silence}
{st:Paul Simon}
H[Am]ello darkness my old fri[G]end,
I've come to talk with you ag[Am]ain.
Because a vi[C]sion softl[F]y creep[C]ing
Left it's seed while I w[F]as sleep[C]ing,
And the vis[F]ion that was planted in my br[C]ain
Still rem[Am]ains
Wit[C]hin the s[G]ounds of si[Am]lence.

In restless dreams I walked alone,
Narrow streets of cobble stone.
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp,
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sounds of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never shared,
And no one dared
Disturb the sounds of silence.

"Fools!" said I, "you do not know,
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell...
And echoed in the wells of silence.

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon gods they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming,
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls."
And whispered in the sounds of silence.

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