Counting Crows - I'm Not Sleeping Chords & Tabs

 

I'm Not Sleeping Chords & Tabs

Counting Crows Chords & Tabs

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I'm Not Sleeping Tab

   
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Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:54:54 -0800
From: "Michael A. Mazur" 
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, "I'm not Sleeping"

Tab: "I'm not Sleeping" Counting Crows
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

Intro:
   E5
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------| Guitar 1
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
| P.M.                     |                       |
|--------------------------|--4--------------------|
|--------------------------|--6--------------------|
|--------------------------|--4--------------------| Guitar 2
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|--Volume Swell---------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|                          |                       |
|--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------| String section
|--------------------------|-----------------------| arranged for
|--------------------------|-----------------------| guitar
|--------------------------|-----------------------|

   A                          E5
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2--------2--------2-----|--------------------------| Guitar 1
|--2--------2--------2-----|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
|--0--------0--------0-----|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--------------------------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|                          | P.M.                     |
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------2--------2-----2--|--------------------------| Guitar 2
|-----2--------2-----------|--6b(7)r6b(7)r6b(7)r6-----|
|--4--------4--------4-----|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|


The guitars both repeat their parts, and the string section
adds these two measures over the E5 chord
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|



|--4--5--4--5--4--5--4--5--4--5--4--5--7--|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

The second time, guitar 2 plays this instead of the last measure,
and continues into the verse:
|---------------------------------------------------|-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|-------|
|--6b(7)r6b(7)r6b(7)r6b(7)r6b(7)r6b(7)r6b(7)r6b(7)--|--2/4--|
|---------------------------------------------------|-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|-------|


Verse: (chords played by organ)


Chorus:
Guitar 1 plays the same E5 A progression it did in the intro;
The string section plays the same thing it did in the intro;
Guitar 2 plays the same part it played in the intro, except that it
omits that first chord that swells up over the E5 chord, and it
replaces the last measure with:
|--4b(5)r4b(5)r4b(5)r4--|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|



* (w/ Fill 1, played by gtr. 2, first time only)


Fill 1
|---------|----------|
|--12~~~--|--12~~~\--|
|---------|----------|
|---------|----------|
|---------|----------|
|---------|----------|

Instead of the last measure of the repeat of the chorus, the song
moves into the bridge:

   E5                         E5maj7
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--| Both guitars
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--| play this
|--------------------------|--------------------------| 1 3/4 times
|--------------------------|--------------------------|


   D5                         A
|--------------------------|--0--0------|
|--------------------------|--2--2--5\--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--2--2--6\--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--2--2------|
|--------------------------|------------|
|--------------------------|------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/counting_crows/im_not_sleeping_tab.html ]
The string section plays the high note of the first three chords,
and then plays a little G#-A trill over the A chord



Interlude:
After the third measure of the repeat, the song changes to this:
The timing is chaotic, to say the least, so listen carefully for
exactly when these notes are sounded. Guitar 2 plays the part tabbed
out, and guitar 1 just plays the chords indicated.


The strings play an E5 chord, just a high E and B note for the
next 5 measures. 

                                                                      
  A5
|--------------------------|
|-----10~~~--11~~~--12~~~--|
|--------------------------| Guitar 2
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|


  (guitar 1 tacet)
|-----------12~~~---------------12~~~---------------|
|--15b(17)---------(17)r15-------------(17)r15------|
|---------------------------16------------------16--|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|



|--12~~~---------------12~~~----------------------------|
|---------(17)r15-------------(17)r15------(17)r15------|
|------------------16------------------16-----------16--|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


   guitar 1 plays D5add6 (xx770x)
|--12~~~---------------12~~~---------------12~~~---------------|
|---------(17)r15-------------(17)r15-------------(17)r15------|
|------------------16------------------16------------------16--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


   Aadd9 (xx760x)
|--12~~~------------------------12~~~-----------12-----------|
|---------(17)r15------15b(17)---------(17)r15---------(17)--|
|------------------16----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


>From this point, until the end of the interlude, the string section
takes the notes from the D5add6 and Aadd9 chords and plays them
whenever guitar 1 isn't.

   D5add6
|-----------------12-----------------12--|
|--------10b(12)------------10b(12)------|
|-----9----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
                                                                      

   Aadd9                                  D5add6                                                                      
|----------------11----------------11--|-----------------10~~~--|
|--------9b(11)------------9b(11)------|-----------9~~~---------|
|-----9-----------------9--------------|-----9~~~---------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------|


   Aadd9
|--------------------9~~~--|
|--------------8-----------|
|--9~~~--8~~~--9~~~--------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|


   (guitar 1,strings tacet)
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--13b(14)-----13b(14)-----13b(14)--(14)r13--|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|



Guitar 2 plays this after the second repeat of the chorus,
guitar 1 plays the chords:
   E5                      A5
|-----|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
|--6--|--7--7/9--9--11--|--11b(13)r11--11b(13)r11--(13)r11--|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------------------------|


   E5          E5
|-----------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------|--10/12--12--12--12--12--14--14b(15)--|
|--9~~~--9--|--------------------------------------|
|-----------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------|--------------------------------------|


                                               A5     E5
|-------------------------------------------|------|------|
|--12--14--14b(15)r14--14b(15)r14--(15)r14--|--12--|--12--|
|-------------------------------------------|------|------|
|-------------------------------------------|------|------|
|-------------------------------------------|------|------|
|-------------------------------------------|------|------|


Both guitars repeat E5 E5 A5 E5 until end, with vocal adlib
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