Dispatch - Elias Text Guitar Tab

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Song: Elias
Artist: Dispatch
Album: "Silent Steeples" (1996)

CHORDS USED:

     A or  A     E     D    F#m

e|---5-----0-----0-----2-----2-----|
B|---5-----2-----0-----3-----2-----|
G|---6-----2-----1-----2-----2-----|
D|---7-----2-----2-----0-----4-----|
A|---7-----0-----2-----------4-----|
E|---5-----------0-----------2-----|

INTRO

Na je su atwa ney kwa, taye su fa da da hey (x2)
Ta ye su fa da da hey, fa da da hey (x2)

         A                     E             D
Kasi wa i, kasi wa i, ma ka simba, er e

         F#m                E
Ndaka simba, kanamaka simba ohhhh

         A            E            D
Ndaka simba, ndaka simba

         F#m                E
Ndaka simba, kanamaka simba ohhhh

VERSE

                   A
You raise your head, beat the sun

            E                           D
But your boys they lie, so close to you

                  F#m           E
Do you dare get up and wake the two?

    A                                       E
Oh Elias, I see you there, at work in the day time

                                                             D
Do you think you could answer all the questions of the world,

             F#m                 E
in just one word? I think you could

PRE-CHORUS

A          E         F#m  E    D               A
   If you die will I get word that you're gone,

           E            F#m    E   D      A
Or will I hear it in passing conversation?

              E        F#m E    D             A
Or will I stop short and   fall to the ground?

             E              F#m    E     D             A
Distance is short when your hand carries what your eye found.

CHORUS

A          E                  F#m
Hold my hand just one more time,

                     E        D
To see if you're really gonna meet me

A           E                 F#m
Hold my hand just one more time,

                    E         D
To see if you're really gonna meet me...

VERSE
same chords as verse 1)

Honest and Manuel, well you know,
They're at school now, given the chance that their father's never seen,
To see what's beyond Section 17
And in ten years, when you look back at your boys,
Well you know they've grown way taller than the tallest,
Sugar cane in the field.

REPEAT PRE-CHORUS

REPEAT CHORUS

INTERLUDE
3 guitars, put in time with each other)

    D          A(2)        D           E
e|--2-----------0----------2-----------0---------------|
B|--3-----------2----------3-----------0---------------|
G|--2-----------2----------2-----------1---------------|
D|--0-----------2----------0-----------2---------------|
A|--------------0----------------------2---------------|
E|-------------------------------------0---------------|
 |                                                     |
 |                                                     |
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------7-----7/9--6-----------7-----7/9-------------|
D|--4-6-7------------------4-6-7------------6-7-6------|
A|------------------------------------------------7----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                     |
 |                                                     |
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|------4-7-----7/9------------4-7-----7/9-------------|
A|--5-7--------------7-----5-7--------------7----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

VERSE

And I see your wife, she stands stooped over by the fire outside
And I see your boys, and when they look up
You know I think they got their mother's eyes

                         D         A
Cause she looks so proud

                D         E
She looks so happy

              D         A
She looks so proud

               D        E
She looks so happy

Yeah!

PRE-CHORUS
the only variation of it here)

A        E           F#m  E    D               A
  If you die, will I get word that you're gone

          E             F#m  E    D        A
Or Will I hear it in passing conversation?

             E          F#m E    D              A
Or will I stop short and    fall to the ground?

            E              F#m   E       D                   A
Distance is short when your hand carries what your eye found

THE SONG ENDS ON: A(2)

LEGEND:

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  dead note