A Fond Farewell

standard E, capo 2

e = eleven
F#sus2 x9ee99  A*  577655
C#sus4 x46674  E*  x79997
C#m    x46654  E   022100
A      x02220  F#m 244222
Ab     466544  Am  x02210

intro
  F#sus2           A*       E*       C#sus4
e------------------5---------------------
B---------------9--5----5-7-9---------7--
G-------11-9-11----6--------9--9-9-9-----
D----11------------7------------------6--
A--9---------------7--------7---------4--
E------------------5---------------------

  F#sus2           A*       E*      C#sus4 C#m
e------------------5-----------------------4--
B---------------9--5----5-7-9---------7----5--
G-------11-9-11----6--------9--9-9-9-------6--
D----11------------7------------------6----6--
A--9---------------7--------7---------4----4--
E------------------5--------------------------

  F#sus2           A*       E*       C#m
e------------------5------------------4--
B---------------9--5----5-7-9---------5--
G-------11-9-11----6--------9--9-9-9--6--
D----11------------7------------------6--
A--9---------------7--------7---------4--
E------------------5---------------------

  F#sus2           Ariff        
e------------------9--\7----------
B---------------9--5---5---9--\7--
G-------11-9-11------------6---6--
D----11---------------------------
A--9-----------------7---7---7----
E--------------------5---5---5----

E                    A         E
the lite-brite's now black and white
         F#m                       C#m   
cos' you took apart a picture that wasn't right
Ab                 A*           /Ab
pitch burning on a shining sheet
F#m                     A    
the only maker that you wanna meet
C#m              A*     E
a dying man in a living room
F#m                    C#m
whose shadow paces the floor
Ab                     A*       /Ab
he'll take you out any open door

F#m            A
this is not my life
            E
it's just a fond farewell to a friend
F#m               A
it's not what i'm like
            E                  C#m
it's just a fond farewell to a friend
F#m                     A
who couldn't get things right
  E                  C#m
a fond farewell to a friend

F#m  Ariff (from end of intro)


E                      A     E
you said really i just wanna dance
         F#m                        C#m
good and evil match perfect, it's a great romance
Ab                       A*          /Ab
and i can deal with some phychic pain
F#m                   A
if it'll slow down my higher brain
C#m                A*      E
veins full of disappearing ink
F#m             C#m
vomiting in the kitchen sink
Ab                     A*          /Ab
disconnecting from the missing link

F#m            A
this is not my life
            E
it's just a fond farewell to a friend
F#m               A
it's not what i'm like
            E                  C#m
it's just a fond farewell to a friend
F#m                     A
who couldn't get things right
  E                  C#m
a fond farewell to a friend

F#m  Ariff

E            A      E
i see you're leaving me
F#m                    C#m
and taking up with the enemy
Ab                      A*       /Ab
the cold comfort of the inbetween
F#m                  A
a little less than a human being
C#m                  A*    E
a little less than a happy high
F#m                  C#m
a little less than a suicide
Ab                       A*          /Ab
the only things that you really tried

F#m            A
this is not my life
            E
it's just a fond farewell to a friend
F#m               A
it's not what i'm like
            E                  C#m
it's just a fond farewell to a friend
F#m                     A
who couldn't get things right
  E                  C#m
a fond farewell to a friend
F#m            A
this is not my life
            E                  C#m
it's just a fond farewell to a friend

F#m  A  Am  E  C#m X3

F#m  Ariff Am
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3 thoughts on “A Fond Farewell”

  1. Thanks so much!
    My favourite ES song next to Holiday.

    I’ve got my guitar a step down and I tried it with the capo on 4 but it didn’t sound right with the verse chords, so I put it on 3 and that sorted it out.

  2. you can play it without the capo… you’ll just be in the wrong key. as always, the fret numbers in the intro are relative to the capo placement. does that make sense?

  3. The capo on the second fret throws off the open E when the verse comes in. In the footage from the Henry Fonda Theater in 03 he does have a capo on the second fret and seems he’s playing just as tabbed here, which confuses me. I am not smiling at this confusion. Although I’m sure some of you guys are. So, can anyone help me out, does anybody know what I mean by this? Because it sounds right w/ out the capo…Confused…

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