Mum - The Island Of Childrens Children Text Guitar Tab

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'The Island of Children's Children' by Múm (Gunnar Örn Tynes, Örvar Þóreyjarson
Smárason, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir) from the album 'Summer Make Good'

The Island Of Children's Children - solo guitar arrangement

INTRO

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d ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
a 4---4---4-----4-|----4---4-------|----------------|----------------|
g ------2-----2---|--2---2-----2---|----------------|----------------|
d ----------------|----------------|4---------0-----|--4-------0-----|
a ----------------|----------------|------5-------5-|------5-----5---|
d ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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d ----------------|----------------|
a 4---4---4-----4-|----4---4-------|
g ------2-----2---|--2---2-----2---|
d ----------------|----------------|
a ----------------|----------------|
d ----------------|----------------|

This intro should be improvised with the given notes. On the song there is no real
to the way the notes are played.

BASS LINE

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d ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
a ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
g ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
d ----------------|----------------|4---------------|----------------|
a ----0-------0---|2---------------|----0-------0---|2---------------|
d 0-------4-------|--------2-------|0-------4-------|--------2-------|

 Play once

Guitar riff A

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d 0---------------|4---4\2-2---2/4-|4---------------|4---4\2-2---2p0-|
a ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
g ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
d 4---------------|4---4\2-2---2p0-|0---------------|4---4\2-2---2/4-|
a ----0-------0---|2---------------|----0-------0---|2---------------|
d 0-------4-------|--------2-------|0-------4-------|--------2-------|

Play this 3 1/2 times

Guitar riff B

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                               h                                 h
d 0---------------|0---------------|----------------|0---------------|
a ----------------|---4-0----------|----------------|---4-0----------|
g ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
d 0---------------|------4----02---|0---------------|------4----02---|
a ----0-------0---|2---------------|----0-------0---|2---------------|
d 0-------4-------|--------2-------|0-------4-------|--------2-------|

Play this 1 1/2 times.

Then the vocals come in. Start this riff again and play it 4 times.

End off vocals

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d ----------------|----------------|
a ----------------|----------------|
g ----------------|----------------|
d 0---------------|----------------|
a 0---------------|----------------|
d 0---------------|----------------|

End on this chord.

Guitar riff C

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          ttt                  h            ttt                  h p
d ----------------|0---------------|----------------|0---------------|
a 0---0---0-------|---4-0----------|0---0---0-------|---4-0----------|
g -0---0---0------|----------------|-0---0---0------|----------------|
d --4---4---4-0---|------4----02---|--4---4---4-0---|------4----02-0-|
a ----0-------0---|2---------------|----0-------0---|2---------------|
d 0-------4-------|--------2-------|0-------4-------|--------2-------|

Play this 5 1/2 times. The "t" symbol stands for triplets.

Guitar riff B

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                               h                                 h
d 0---------------|0---------------|----------------|0---------------|
a ----------------|---4-0----------|----------------|---4-0----------|
g ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
d 0---------------|------4----02---|0---------------|------4----02---|
a ----0-------0---|2---------------|----0-------0---|2---------------|
d 0-------4-------|--------2-------|0-------4-------|--------2-------|

Then it's riff B again. Play it twice, then another 4 times with the vocals.

OUTRO

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d ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
a ----------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-------|
g ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
d 0---------------|4-------2-------|0---------------|4-------2-------|
a 0---------------|2-------2-------|0---------------|2-------2-------|
d 0---------------|--------2-------|0---------------|--------2-------|

Play this 3 1/2 times

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d ----------------|
a ----------------|
g ----------------|
d 0---------------|
a 0---------------|
d 0---------------|

And finish on this.

That's it! Of course improvise around, there's plenty of room to. One improvisation to
is bending the last note in Guitar riff b like this:

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                               h bend up and down 1/2 step
d ----------------|0---------------|
a ----------------|---4-0----------|
g ----------------|----------------|
d ----------------|------4----02b--|
a ----0-------0---|2---------------|
d 0-------4-------|--------2-------|

As for the lyrics i'm not totally sure what they are, but here's my stab at guessing them:

Swim to shore
We two
Pack  the kids
We who
Blue Soft Wave
Too dry
Scream and shout
Go hide

Sin for you who they, will find your way
While go way nice and,  dark come back
Home
+
With you, who falls,  we who, so small,
Can I please try, make it good again

Good luck! Please send me any questions or comments. I have recorded a version of this
get in touch if yoou'd like to hear it.