Gregory Alan Isakov - Big Black Car Text Guitar Tab

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Big Black Car by Gregory Alan Isakov

Album: This Empty Northern Hemisphere
tabbed by zmdeez    theacousticstyles@gmail.com

Capo 3

intro:  middle finger on the B string reach and play
        the bass notes on the 6th string with your 
        pinky for the 3(G) and index for the 1(F) and
        the 0h2 played with ring. ~~~~means hold note

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|------1----------1--------1----1----1----1--|
G|----0---0------0---0--------0h2--0h2--0h2---|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--0-----------------------------------------|
E|------------3----------1--------------------|


e|-----------------------------0~~~~~~--------|
B|------1----------1---------1--------1-------|
G|----0---0------0---0-----0------------0-----|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--0-----------------------------------------|
E|------------3----------1--------------------|

verse 1:
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|------1----------1---------1----------------|
G|----0---0------0---0-----0---0-----0----0---|repeat 
D|--------------------------------------------|  4x
A|--0------------------------------3----2-----|
E|------------3----------1--------------------|

you were a phonograph, i was a kid
i sat with an ear close, just listening
i was there when the rain tapped her way down your face
you were a miracle i was just holdin your space

end of verse transition...

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|----0-----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---------|repeat
D|------0h2-----------------------------------|  2x
A|--0---------3---0-------0---3---0-----------|
E|--------------------3-----------------------|


verse 2:
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|------1----------1---------1----------------|
G|----0---0------0---0-----0---0-----0----0---|repeat 
D|--------------------------------------------|  4x
A|--0------------------------------3----2-----|
E|------------3----------1--------------------|

well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
the past, she is haunted, the future is laced
heartbreak, ya know, drives a big black car
swear i was in the back seat, just minding my own

end of verse transition...

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|----0-----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---------|repeat
D|------0h2-----------------------------------|  2x
A|--0---------3---0-------0---3---0-----------|
E|--------------------3-----------------------|

chorus: for the chorus I just use a random picking pattern 
        that keeps with the beat using the chords G C Am and D

G                                               C
and through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
           G                Am
they wont stay, they wont stay for 
C
too long now
              G           C
this could be all that we know..
    D 
of love and all.


verse 3:
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|------1----------1---------1----------------|
G|----0---0------0---0-----0---0-----0----0---|repeat 
D|--------------------------------------------|  4x
A|--0------------------------------3----2-----|
E|------------3----------1--------------------|

well you were a dancer, i was a rag
the song in my head, well was all that i had
hope was a letter i never could send
love was a country we couldnt defend.

Pick around on the Am here for a moment before 
last chorus...
G                      Am                 C          G
and through the carnival we watch them go round and round
               Am              C                G    
all we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns  ohhhhhhh

verse 3:
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|------1----------1---------1----------------|
G|----0---0------0---0-----0---0-----0----0---|repeat 
D|--------------------------------------------|  4x
A|--0------------------------------3----2-----|
E|------------3----------1--------------------|

well you were a magazine, i was a plane jane
just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
love to just get into one of your stories
just me and all of my plane jane glory