‘Children In Bloom’

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All these wasted dreams, just waiting for the sun to open up my heart to anyone …


From: “Michael A. Mazur”
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, “Children in Bloom”
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

All guitars tuned down 1/2 step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

Intro: Guitar 2 plays a Dsus2/A and sustains it with feedback
Guitar 1 plays the part below:

||——————————–|———–0—–0—–|
||——3—–3—–3\2——–2–|–0—–0———–0–|
||*–2—–2—–2——-2–2—–|—–2——–2——–|
||*——————————-|———————–|
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( First ending )
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|—–3—–3—–3\2——–2–|–0—–0–0—–0—–0—||
|–2—–2—–2——-2–2—–|—–2——–2—–2—–*||
|——————————-|————————–*||
|——————————-|—————————||
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( Second ending )
|—————–|
|–0—–0——–|
|—–2———–|
|—————–|
|—————–|
|—————–|

Verse: (Guitar 1 just plays E-D,
Guitar 2 doubles it, then picks through Dmaj7sus2 at the end)
(Dmaj7sus2 = xx0220)

E D Dmaj7sus2
Children in bloom cooking in the sun
waiting for a room of our own
leave my sister alone
she don’t deserve this
she is a flower and I am a flower and
we are all alone

Chorus: Guitar 1 plays intro riff
Bm A Esus4
I gotta get out on my own
I gotta get up from this waiting at home
I gotta get out of this sunlight
It’s melting my bones
I gotta get up from this slumber and get myself home

All these wasted dreams
waiting for the sun to open up my heart to anyone
bring me some rain
because i’m dying and i can’t get this damn thing closed again

I gotta get out on my own
I gotta get up from this waiting at home
I gotta get out of this sunlight
It’s melting my bones
I gotta get up from this slumber and get myself home

Solo: (Guitar 1 plays E D, guitar 2 plays solo)
|———-7——————————————-|
|–7———-7—————————————-|
|–9b(11)——–(11)r9–9~~~–9~~~–9~~~–9h11–7~~~–|
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|———7———7———0–|
|–6b(7)—–6b(7)—–(7)r6–4–|
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|—————————-|———————————|
|–7b(9)r7–9b(10)r9–10~~~–|–10h12~~~–12~~~–12~~~–10h12–|
|—————————-|———————————|
|—————————-|———————————|
|—————————-|———————————|
|—————————-|———————————|

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|–12b(14)–12b(14)–12b(14)–(14)r12p10–|
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|—————————————–|
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|–12———-12———-12———-12———-12———-|
|–15b(17)~~~–15b(17)~~~–15b(17)~~~–15b(17)~~~–15b(17)~~~–|
|————————————————————–|
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|–14——-14——-14——-19p14———-|–17b(19)——–|
|–17b(19)–17b(19)–17b(19)———17–15–|—————–|
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Bass interlude, both guitars tacet eight measures
Guitar 1 plays E D as usual, guitar 2 plays the part below:

Where’s the funhouse this year?
The fairground’s deserted and the skies don’t seem as near
Nicole’s my oldest friend
but the altar is empty and she’ll never be a little girl again

Guitar 2’s part over third verse: (Begins just before the verse)
|——–|————————|
|——–|–9–10–9–9–10p9–9–|
|——–|–9–9—9–9–9–9–9–|
|——–|————————|
|–x–x–|————————|
|——–|————————|

|————————————-|—————————-|
|–10h12–12–12–12p10–10–10p9–9–|–9h10–10–10–10p9–9h10–|
|–9——9—9—9–9—9—9–9–9–|–9-9—9—9—9–9–9-9—|
|————————————-|—————————-|
|————————————-|—————————-|
|————————————-|—————————-|

|—————————–|–7–7——–|
|–5/7–7–7–7\5–5–5–5h7–|–9–9——–|
|–7/9–9–9–9\7–7–7–7—-|–9–9——–|
|—————————–|————–|
|—————————–|————–|
|—————————–|————–|

|———-10——————|–7–7—–|
|——————————|–9–9—–|
|–9b(11)——9b(11)–(11)r9–|–9–9—–|
|——————————|———–|
|——————————|———–|
|——————————|———–|

|–7\5—————–|—-|
|–9\7—————–|—-|
|–9\7—–7b(9)r7—–|—-|
|——————-7–|/9–|
|———————-|—-|
|———————-|—-|

I gotta get out on my own
I gotta get up from this waiting at home
I gotta get out of this sunlight
It’s melting my bones
I gotta get up from this slumber and get myself…

Guitar 1 plays Bm A E until end

* (Guitar 2 begins the outro solo here)
Home, home, home… I can’t find my way home…

Guitar 2 plays this, starting where marked:
|————————–|———-0——————|
|——–3—————–|————-0——-0——-|
|———–4——–2—–|—————————–|
|—–4———–2—–2–|——-6——–6h7—–6\2–|
|–2———–4———–|–4/7————————|
|————————–|—————————–|

|————————–|————————–|
|——–3—————–|————————–|
|———–4——–2—–|———-9——-9–7h9–|
|—–4———–2—–2–|——-6–9–6/7–9–7h9–|
|–2———–4———–|–4/7———————|
|————————–|————————–|

|——7————-5——–|—-7————-5\—0–|
|———7————-5—–|——-9————0—–|
|–/7——–7–7\6——–6–|/9——–9—/7———-|
|—————————–|————————–|
|—————————–|————————–|
|—————————–|————————–|

|–10————-5——–|——-7——–7—–|
|——10————5—–|———-9——–9–|
|———-11–6——–6–|–6/9——–9——–|
|————————–|———————-|
|————————–|———————-|
|————————–|———————-|

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|–9b(10)–9b(10)–9b(10)–9–7\5h|–7~~~–7~~~–7p5~~~–5p3~~~–|
|———————————|——————————|
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|————————–|—————————|
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|–4–4/6–6–6/7–7/9–9–|–9–9/11–11–11\9–9/11–|
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|—————————|
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|–11/13–13\11–11–11/13–|
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|–13/14–14\13–13/14–14/16–16\14–14/16–16–| *This measure and
|————————————————| the next are
|————————————————| tremlo picked
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|——————————————————————
|–14/16–16–14/16–16–14/16–16–14/16–16–14/16–16–14/16–16
|——————————————————————
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|——————————————————————

|———————————–|
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|–14/16–16–14/16–16–14/16–16–|
|———————————–|
|———————————–|
|———————————–|

|————————————————–|
|–19b(22)–19–17–19b(22)r19–17–19–17–19~~~–|
|————————————————–|
|————————————————–|
|————————————————–|
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|—————————————–|
|–19p17–17p15–15–15p14–14\12–12h14–|
|—————————————–|
|—————————————–|
|—————————————–|
|—————————————–|

|———–14———–16———–17—————|
|–14b(16)——14b(16)——14b(16)——14b(16)–14–|
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|—————|———–10———————————|
|–14~~~–14~~~\|–10b(12)——(12)r10p8–10b(12)r10p8—–8–|
|—————|—————————————-9—–|
|—————|———————————————-|
|—————|———————————————-|
|—————|———————————————-|

|——————————————–|
|——————————————–|
|–9p7—–7~~~–9p7—–7~~~–7p9–7—–7–|
|——-9————-9—————-9—–|
|——————————————–|
|——————————————–|

|————————————–|
|————————————–|
|————————————–|
|–9–7——————7————-|
|——–9–8–7\5–7/9—–9\7–5—–|
|———————————–7–|

|——————————————–|———–|
|————————-10b(12)r10———|–10b(12)–|
|—————-7/9–11————–11–9–|———–|
|———-7–9——————————|———–|
|–5–7/9————————————|———–|
|——————————————–|———–|


Children in bloom cooking in the sun
Waiting for a room of our own
Leave my sister alone
She don’t deserve this
She is a flower and I am a flower and
We are all alone

I gotta get out on my own
I gotta get up from this waiting at home
I gotta get out of this sunlight
It’s melting my bones
I gotta get up from this slumber and just get myself home

All these wasted dreams
Just waiting for the sun to open up my heart to anyone
Bring me some rain
Because I’m dying and I can’t get this damn thing closed again

I gotta get out on my own
I gotta get up from this waiting at home
I gotta get out of this sunlight
It’s melting my bones
I gotta get up from this slumber and just get myself home

Where’s the funhouse this year?
The fairground’s deserted and all the skies don’t seem as near
Nicole’s my oldest friend
But the altar is empty and she’ll never be a little girl again

I gotta get out on my own
I gotta get up from this waiting at home
I gotta get out of this sunlight
It’s melting my bones
I gotta get up from this slumber and get myself home
I can’t find my way home

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