Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life Chords & Tabs

 

First Day Of My Life Chords & Tabs

Bright Eyes Chords & Tabs

Version: 4 Type: Tab

First Day Of My Life Tab

   
First Day of My Life by Conor Oberst a.k.a Bright Eyes

there are two acoustic guitars playing in this song along with bass and vocals.

guitar one:

intro/main lick:

   C major    E major    A minor  A minor  F major  G major  C major

e|------0----|-----0---|-------0-|---0----|-1----1-|-3-3---|------0----|
B|--1--------|-0-----0-|-1-------|-1---0--|----1---|----2--|-1------1--|
G|---------0-|---------|-----2---|------2-|---2----|-----0-|----0------|
A|------2----|---2-----|---2---2-|---2----|-4----4-|-0-----|---2--2----|
A|--3--------|-2-------|-0-------|-0------|--------|-------|-3------3--|
E|-----------|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|-----------|

most of it is played pretty fast listen to the record for the timing.

verse:


      C          E         Am       Am        F        G        C

e|------0----|-----0---|-------0-|---0----|-1----1-|-3-3---|------0----|
B|--1--------|-0-----0-|-1-------|-1---0--|----1---|----2--|-1------1--|
G|---------0-|---------|-----2---|------2-|---2----|-----0-|----0------|
A|------2----|---2-----|---2---2-|---2----|-4----4-|-0-----|---2--2----|
A|--3--------|-2-------|-0-------|-0------|--------|-------|-3------3--|
E|-----------|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|-----------|
        "This..First.....Life                Swear..born....doorway"


(couldnt fit the whole line, but the words are underneath the
 corresponding note for the timing. it'll take a listen or two as well)

                                             D7    G major

the alternate one is the same as above then-2-----|-3----3----|
                                           -------|---3--3-3--|
                                           -------|----0------|
                                           -0-----|-0---------|
                                           -------|-----------|
                                           -------|-----------|
                        "They're spreadin' blankets..beach"


bridge:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/bright_eyes/first_day_of_my_life_tab_ver_4.html ]
   C       C/B  Am  Am     F       G        C      C/B   Am     Am

e|------------------0----|-1----1-|-3------|----------------0------0----|
B|-1--------1----1----1--|----1---|---3-3--|-1-------1----1---1--1---0--|
G|-0--------0----2-----2-|---2----|----0---|-0-------0----2----2-2----1-|
D|-2--------0----2--2----|-4----4-|-0------|-2-------0----2-2----2-2----|
A|-3--------2----0-------|--------|--------|-3-------2----0------0------|
E|-----------------------|--------|--------|----------------------------|
  "Thought..let..know      These..forever  I especially...slow"


    Dm7                   G

e|-------1----1---------|-------3---8-3---|----------------------------|
B|-----1----1--------1--|-----3---3-------|----------------------------|
G|---2----2----2---2----|---4----4--------|--main lick-----------------|
D|-0(let ring)---0------|-5(let ring)-----|----------------------------|
A|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------------|
  "But i realise that I...wandered if i......home oh oh oh ohh"

   Dm7                G

e|-------1-----5--1-|-------3-----8-3---|
B|-----1-----1------|-----3-----3-------|
G|---2-----2--------|---4-----4---------|
D|-0(let ring)------|-5(let ring)-------|
A|------------------|-------------------|
E|------------------|-------------------|


Thats pretty much all there is to it . the structure is:

 intro, verse, bridge, verse, bridge, bridge(with no lyrics)then a slow C chord to end.


guitar 2:


the second guitar strums identical chords, in time to the finger picking.  They are
half muted and are keeping a steady beat with a little up and down strum between bars.
They are absent during all the bars containing F and Dm7. The second guitar isn't
essential if you want to play it on your own but it sounds good.


The original version is played with a capo on the 4th fret on both guitars
but you can put it wherever best suits your voice or not at all.


Bass:

Well that's not my part really don't have a bass to work it out on sorry!


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