‘Daylight Fading’

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When we see the early signs that daylight’s fading, we leave just before it’s gone …


From: “Michael A. Mazur”
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, “Daylight Fading”

Tab: Daylight Fading, by Counting Crows

Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)
Revised by Aaron Carlino (acarlino@Empire.Net)

Intro: Guitar 1 plays riff, while guitar 2 plays chords
G G
|————|————————|————————-|
|————|–3———————|–3——————-3–|
|———0–|—–0–4————0–|—–0–4———-0—–|
|–0h2h4—–|————–0h2h4—–|————–2/4——–|
|————|————————|————————-|
|————|————————|————————-|

Em C Asus2
|—–0—————-|—–0–0———–0——–|
|—–0————-3–|—–1—–1———–0—–|
|—–0———-0—–|—–0——————–2–|
|—–2—–2/4——–|—–2———–2———–|
|—–2—————-|–3–3——–0————–|
|–0——————-|—————————–|

Verse, Guitar 1 tacet:
G
Waiting for the moon to come and light me up inside
Em C A
And I am waiting for the telephone to tell me I’m alive
Well I heard you let somebody get their fingers into you
It’s getting cold in California
I guess I’ll be leaving soon

Chorus:

D
Daylight fading
Em7 C
Come and waste another year
Em7 C G D
All the anger and the eloquence are bleeding into fear
D Em7 C
Moonlight creeping around the corners of our lawn
Em Asus2 C
When we see the early signs that daylight’s fading
D
We leave just before it’s gone

Repeat intro

Verse: (where indicated, gtr. 1 plays the fills below)

She said “everybody loves you”
she says, “everybody cares”
But all the things I keep inside myself,
* (w/ fill 1)
they vanish in the air * (w/ fill 2)
If you tell me that you’ll wait for me
I’ll say I won’t be here
I want to say goodby to you
Goodbye to all my friends
Goodbye to everyone I know

Fill 1 Fill 2
|—–5———5—–|-|—————|
|———————|-|—————|
|–6—–6b(7)—–6–|-|–7–(9)r7–6–|
|———————|-|–7———7–|
|———————|-|—————|
|———————|-|—————|

Repeat chorus, ending on a G chord, held for a whole measure
Bridge:

Guitar 1 tacet
|—–2—–0—–2——–2–0——–|
|———————–3——–3—–|
|–0—–0—–0—–0————–0–|
|————————————–|
|————————————–|
|————————————–|

|—–3——–2—–0———-|
|———–3————–1/3–|
|–0—–0——–0—–0——-|
|——————————-|
|——————————-|
|——————————-|

* (Guitar 1 begins solo here)
|—–3—–2——–0———–3–3–3–3–3–2–2–2–2–2–|
|—————–3——–3–3–3–3–3–3–3–3–3–3–3–3–|
|–0—–0—–0——–0—–0–0–0–0–0–0–2–2–2–2–2–|
|————————————————————–|
|————————————————————–|
|————————————————————–|

Solo:
Guitar 2 plays chords below, guitar 1 plays solo
||—3–5–7–3–5–7–3–5–7–8–7–5–7–|–0–0–0–|
||—3–3–8–3–3–8–3–3–8–8–8–8–8–|–0–0–0–|
||*–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–|–0–0–0–|
||*—————————————–|–2——–|
||——————————————|–2——–|
||——————————————|–0——–|

|–5h7–7–7–8–7–8–7–8–7—||
|–8-8–8–8–8–8–8–8–8–8—||
|–0-0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–*||
|——————————-*||
|——————————–||
|——————————–||

Guitar 1:
|—————————————————————–
|–10b(12)–(12)–(12)–(12)–(12)–(12)–(12)–(12)–(12)–(12)–
|—————————————————————–
|—————————————————————–
|—————————————————————–
|—————————————————————–

————|————————————–
(12)–(12)–|–10b(12)–10b(12)–10b(12)r10–8—–
————|———————————–9–
————|————————————–
————|————————————–
————|————————————–

—————————-|
–10b(12)r10b(12)r10–8—–|
————————-9–|
—————————-|
—————————-|
—————————-|

———————————————————|
10b(12)–10b(12)–10b(12)r10–8–10b(12)r10–10b(12)r10–|
———————————————————|
———————————————————|
———————————————————|
———————————————————|

|——————————–|–5–7–8–10—–|
|—-3h5–3–3–0–3h5–3–3–0–|—————8–|
|——————————–|——————|
|——————————–|——————|
|——————————–|——————|
|——————————–|——————|

|————10—————-10—–|
|–8–10–8——8–8–8h10p8——8–|
|————————————-|
|————————————-|
|————————————-|
|————————————-|

|————10————————15——————|
|–8–10–8——8–8–10–8–15b(17)——15b(17)r15–12–|
|———————————————————-|
|———————————————————-|
|———————————————————-|
|———————————————————-|

|—————-15~~~–17~~~–|–0—0————————|
|–17~~~–19~~~—————-|–13–12–10p8–10b(12)–8—–|
|——————————|—————————-9–|
|——————————|——————————-|
|——————————|——————————-|
|——————————|——————————-|

Repeat chorus, end on G

Waiting for the moon to come and light me up inside
And I am waiting for the telephone to tell me I’m alive
Well I heard you let somebody get their fingers into you
It’s getting cold in California
I guess I’ll be leaving soon

Daylight fading
Come and waste another year
All the the anger and the eloquence are bleeding into fear
Moonlight creeping around the corners of our lawn
When we see the early signs that daylight’s fading
We leave just before it’s gone

She said “everybody loves you,”
She says, “everybody cares”
But all the things I keep inside myself
They vanish in the air
If you tell me that you’ll wait for me
I’ll say I won’t be here
I want to say good-bye to you
Goodbye to all my friends
Goodbye to everyone I know

Daylight fading
Come and waste another year
All the the anger and the eloquence are bleeding into fear
Moonlight creeping around the corners of our lawn
When we see the early signs that daylight’s fading
We leave just before it’s gone

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