Song: Slavin' Away Band: The Fiery Furnaces Album: Rehearsing My Choir Tabbed by: Adam B. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Note: This is one of my favorite songs, so I decided to tab it out. Nothing special, just two different chord progressions throughout the whole song. I didn't bother with the weird bass lines. ENJOY!!! SLAVIN? AWAY Am C Slavin? away, all for you my love, F and I?ve nothing to show for it Am ?cept my dusty old book full of pictures. Am C Dusty old book, tell me a story F ?bout how I wasn?t so tired Am from all my slavin? away. Then play this chord progression a few times (listen to the song and it will make sense): A, F#, D, E, A, F, E, A *Weird bass line* Am I ran off, C put on corduroy knickers that I got from the coal shoveling kid F and hitch-hiked in a rickety old Ford, Am hitch-hiked in a rattley old Norton side-car Am C ?down strange roads, in the purring rain?, as the poet put it, F on up to St. Paul Am on a cold day in the middle of the fall.
And they picked me up for not wearing a dress and suspended my sentence if I wore something with a strap that was pink and I scrubbed up good on somebody?s sink. So now I?ll catch the Canadian Pacific and not be too specific, to somewhere up north, and get into lumber and slumber when I like and in the spring ride down into Cheyenne on my bike. **HAPPY PART** A, F#, D, E, A, F, E, A **Weird bass line stuff** Then play the same "Slavin Away" chord progression (Am, C, F, Am) for the spoken word, and up until the happy part and you play this: Instrumental (happy part): A, F#, D, E, A, F, E, A Crazy dramatic part: Am, C, F, Am A F# I could see her, looking in the mirror at me D E A wondering if it wasn?t plain for everyone t?see? F E A nothing ever seemed to turn out how it might be. ***continue playing same chord progression until the grandma starts talking***