Simon And Garfunkel - Kathys Song Chords & Tabs

 

Kathys Song Chords & Tabs

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Kathys Song Tab

   
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This is my version of this wonderfully gorgeous song since I don?t like the version in the guitar book.  I 
it?s more accurate to what the artist is really playing, so tell me what YOU think.


Kathy?s Song (as heard on ?Greatest Hits?)

Words/Music by Paul Simon
Tablature by John Nimis


Intro: (and filler between verses)

  G	 C/G		G
E -----H-------P--|----------------|
B ----0-1---1---0-|--0-------0-----|
G ----------------|------0-------0-|  Repeat several times...
D ----0-2-----2-0-|----0-------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---|

Verses:

	G		C/G		C/G		G
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B --0-------0-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|----0-----0-----|
G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|
D ----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|

			Am		   Gsus		C/F#
E ----------------|----------0-----|----------------|--0-------0-----|
B --0-------0-----|--1-----------1-|--1-------1-----|------1-------1-|
G ------0-------0-|------2-----2---|------0-------0-|----0-------0---|
D ----0-------0---|----2-----------|----0-------0---|----------------|
A ----------------|0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---|2---+---2---+---|

	D7/F#				G		D/F#
E --2-------2-----|--2-------2-----|----------------|----------------|
B ------1-------1-|------1-------1-|--3-------3-----|--3-------3-----|
G ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|------0-------0-|------2-------2-|
D ----------------|----------------|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 2---+---2---+---|2---+---2---+---|3---+---3---+---|2---+---2---+---|

	G		C		Am		Gsus
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B --3-------------|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|
G ------0---------|------0-------0-|------2-------2-|------0-------0-|
D ----0-----------|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|
A --------0---2---|3---------------|0-------0-------|----------------|
E 3---+---+---+---|+---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---|

	D		G
E --2-------2-----|-----H-------P--|
B ------3-------3-|----0-1---1---0-|
G ----2-------2---|----------------|
D 0-------0-------|----0-2-----2-0-|
A ----------------|----------------|
E +---+---+---+---|3---+---+---+---|


After the second and fourth verses he does this Dsus thing:

	G	C	Dsus				C
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B --0-------1-----|--3-------3-----|--3-------3-----|----1-----1-----|
G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|
D ----0-------2---|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|----2-------2---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|5---+---5---+---|5---+---5---+---|3---+---3---+---|

And then right back to the filler/intro lick.

Words: (the chords are the same as the first verse for all verses except the end of the second - D/C/G 
of Gsus/D/G)

G		C		G	     Am    Gsus   C/F#   D7/F#
I hear the drizzle of the rain,       like a memory it falls
G	  D/F#     G     C		  Am      Gsus   D	    G
Soft and warm, continuing		 tapping on my roof and walls

G		C		G	    Am	Gsus	  C/F#    D7/F#
And from the shelter of my mind,     Through the window of my eyes
G	D/F#		G		C	   Am	  D		    C      G
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets,    To England where my heart lies

(Here?s where it goes to Dsus)

My mind?s distracted and diffused,     my thoughts are many miles away

They lie with you when you?re asleep,	 and kiss you when you start your day


And a song I was writing is left undone	    I don?t know why I spend my time

Writing songs I can?t believe     With words that tear and strain to rhyme

(Back to Dsus)

And so you see I have come to doubt	  All that I once held as true

I stand alone without beliefs		The only truth I know is you


And as I watch the drops of rain		Weave their weary paths and die

I know that I am like the rain		There but for the grace of you go I

(Really cool guitar solo verse, which I may tab later...)

Note:  At the end of the third line of each verse, there is a walkup from G to C that Paul Simon loves to 
(Homeward Bound, Boxer, etc...) and he alternates from the single note walk I put in the tab at that spot 
a more common (and cooler) walkup:

E ----------------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----0---1---3---|----------1-----|----------------|----------------|
G ----------------|------0-------0-|---etc...-------|----------------|
D ----------------|----2-------2---|----------------|----------------|
A --------0---2---|3---------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---3---+---+---|+---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|

Ah, sweet poetry... Love and beauty to all,

	John H. Nimis
	jnimis@macalstr.edu
	Macalester College
	St. Paul, MN

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 01:29:48 +0100 (MET)
From: Frederik Esser 


Kathy's Song

Words/Music by Paul Simon
Tablature by Frederik Esser
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/simon_and_garfunkel/kathys_song_tab_ver_2.html ]
This tab is developed from the one by John Nimis. I don't claim it to be
better, but it's certainly a lot closer to the recorded version (on sound of
silence).

Intro:

E ----------0-----|----------0-----|----------0-----|----------0-----|
B ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-----------|
D 4-------4-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-\-2---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E +---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|

  G	 C/G		G           G     C/G		G
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----0h1---1--p0-|----0-----0-----|--0--h1---1--p0-|----0-----0-----|
G ----------------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
D ----0h2-----2p0-|----0-------0---|----0h2-----2p0-|----0-------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|

Verses:

  G	           C/G              C/G              G
E -(3)-----(3)----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B --0-------0-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|0---------0-----|
G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0---------|
D ----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|
      I hear the   drizzle          of          the rain,

                   Am               Am/G    G        C       /B  /C
E 3---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----------0-----|1---------1-----|0---------0-----|1---------------|
G ------0---------|------2-----2---|------2---------|------0---------|
D ----0-------0---|----2-----------|----2-------0---|----2----(0)----|
A ----------------|0-------0-------|----------------|3-------2---3---|
E 3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---|----+-------+---|
                           like a   me-     mo-      ry      it  falls,

  D/F#                              G                Bm/F#
E ----------------|2---------------|----------------|----------------|
B 3---------3-----|----------3-----|--3-------3-----|3---------3-----|
G ------2---------|------2---------|------4---------|------4---------|
D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----5-------5---|----4-------4---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 2---+---2---+---|2---+---2---+---|3---+---3---+---|2---+---2---+---|
                                            soft and warm,       con-

  G                C                                 Am
E ----------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|
B ---(0)----------|1---------1-----|----------1-----|1---------1-----|
G ----0-----------|------0---------|------0-------0-|------2-------2-|
D ----0-----------|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A --------0---2---|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|0-------0-------|
E 3---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|
  ti-     nu- ing,                                           tapping

  Am/G             D                G       C/G       G       C/G   ad lib
E ----------------|------2---------|----------------||----------------||
B 0---------0-----|----------3-----|----------1-----||0---------1-----||
G ------2---------|----2-------2---|------0---------||.-----0--------.||
D ----2-------2---|0---------------|----0h2-----2---||.---0h2-----2--.||
A ----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------||
E 3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|3---+---3---+---||3---+---3---+---||
  on      my       roof  and        walls.
(omit this bar in
 the 2nd verse    )


Bridge:

  G       C/G      Dsus
E ----------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
B 0---------1-----|3---------3-----|----------3-----|3---------3-----|
G ------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
D ----0h2-----2---|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---+---3---+---|5---+---5---+---|5---+---5---+---|5---+---5---+---|

                   G       C/G       G       C/G   ad lib
E ----------------|----------------||----------------||
B 3---------3-----|----------1-----||0---------1-----||
G ------0---------|------0---------||.-----0--------.||
D ----4-------4---|----0h2-----2---||.---0h2-----2--.||
A ----------------|----------------||----------------||
E 5---+---5---+---|3---+---3---+---||3---+---3---+---||


Lyrics:

(intro)

I hear the drizzle of the rain,
like a memory it falls,
soft and warm, continuing,
tapping on my roof and walls.

And from the shelter of my mind,
through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets,
to England where my heart lies.

(bridge)

My mind's distracted and diffused,
my thoughts are many miles away.
They lie with you when you're asleep,
and kiss you when you start your day.

And a song I was writing is left undone.
I don't know why I spend my time
writing songs I can't believe
with words that tear and strain to rhyme.

(bridge)

And so you see I have come to doubt
all that I once held as true.
I stand alone without beliefs.
The only truth I know is you.

And as I watch the drops of rain
weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain.
There but for the grace of you go I.

(solo verse)

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