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........................... April Come She Will ...........................

Copyright  1965 Paul Simon

From the Sounds of Silence album.

Transcribed by Rich Kent (r.kent@virgin.net).


Paul based this beautiful song on a poem once read to him in England.  I 
don't think you can get more accurate than Rich Kent's superb tab which 
I've reproduced below.

Verse 2 is played the same as verse 1 except you play the note in 
parentheses in the second bar of verse 2.  The D in verse 3 is a C shape 
barred at the second fret.

The original version on Sounds of Silence is capoed at the first fret.
Although I believe the version from the Concert in Central Park uses two 
guitars, you can re-create the overall sound of that version by playing the
tab below capoed at the third fret.  For the version on the Paul Simon
Songbook, play this tab without a capo (guitar tuned about 1/4 step down --
see the information on tuning on the main page).


Capo 1st fret

    G/D               G6/D              G/D               G6/D
e:|-7---------------|-0---------------|-7---------------|-0---------------|
B:|---------8-------|---------8-------|---------8-------|-----------------|
G:|------------7----|-----7-------7---|--------7---7----|-----7-------7---|
D:|-0-------0---0---|-0-------0-------|-0--------0--0---|-0-------0-------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


    G/D               G6/D              D
e:|-7---------------|-0---------------|-5---------------|
B:|---------8-------|---------8-------|---------7-------|
G:|--------7---7----|-----7-------0---|--------7---0----|
D:|-0--------0--0---|-0-------0-------|-0-----------0---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Verses 1 and 2:
               
     G                G/C     G         G                 G/C     G  
e:|---------3-------|-----------------|--------3--------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-1-------0-------|------------0----|-1-------0-------|
G:|.------------0---|-----0-------0---|---------0---0---|-----0-------0---|
D:|.-------0-----0--|-2----(2)0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--3--------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|


    G                                                     G/C     G
e:|---------3-------|-3---------------|---------3-------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|---------1-------|-----------------|-1-------0-------|
G:|------------0----|-----0-------0---|------------0----|-----0-------0---|
D:|--------0----0---|---------2-------|--------0----0---|-2-------0-------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|

     A   -       -       -     -       pril                      Come she
   
   
    G                 G/C               Am                Emadd4/G
e:|--------3--------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|------------0----|-1-------0-------|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|
G:|---------0---0---|-----0-------0---|-------2---------|-------2---------|
D:|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|
E:|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|

   will                                  When streams are ripe    and


    Fmaj7             Em                                  C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
B:|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|-----------0-----|-1---------1-----|
G:|-------2---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|
E:|-1-------1-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|

      swelled with   rain                                 May

    
    Dadd4             G                 Em
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
B:|-3---------3-----|-----------------|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
G:|-------0-------0-|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|
D:|-----4-------4---|-----0-----------|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-5-------5-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-3-------3---2---|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|

             she will         stay

           
    Am                Em                Am                Em
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|
G:|-------2---------|-------0---------|-------2---------|-------0---------|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|

        resting       in     my              arms      again

            
    G                                             
e:|-0----------------||
B:|------------------||
G:|-------0---------.||
D:|-----2-----------.||     
A:|------------------||
E:|-0-------0---2----||
                           
   

Verse 3:
  
     G                G/C     G         G                 G/C     G  
e:|---------3-------|-----------------|--------3--------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-1-------0-------|------------0----|-1-------0-------|
G:|------------0----|-----0-------0---|---------0---0---|-----0-------0---|
D:|--------0----0---|-2-------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--3--------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|  
 
 
    G                                                     G/C     G
e:|---------3-------|-3---------------|---------3-------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|---------1-------|-----------------|-1-------0-------|
G:|------------0----|-----0-------0---|------------0----|-----0-------0---|
D:|--------0----0---|---------2-------|--------0----0---|-2-------0-------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|

     Au     -     -      -      -      gust                      die she

   
    G                 G/C               Am                Emadd4/G
e:|--------3--------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|------------0----|-1-------0-------|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|
G:|---------0---0---|-----0-------0---|-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|
D:|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|
E:|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|

    must                                  The autumn     winds blow
   
   
    Fmaj7             Em                                  C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
B:|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|-----------0-----|-1---------1-----|
G:|-------2-------2-|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|
E:|-1-------1-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|

     chilly and      cold                              September
  
  
    D                 G                 Em
e:|-2---------2-----|-3---------2-----|-0---------------|-0---------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
G:|-------3---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|
D:|-----4-------4---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-5-------5-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|

             I'll          remember
 
          
    Am                Em                D                
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|
B:|-1---------1-----|-0---------0-----|---------3-------|---------3-------|
G:|-------2---------|-------0---------|-----------2-----|-----2-------0---|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-0-------0---0---|-0-------0-------|
A:|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|

        a love once  new has           now                           grown
 
     
    G/D               G6/D              G/D               G6/D
e:|-7---------------|-0---------------|-7---------------|-0---------------|
B:|---------8-------|---------8-------|---------8-------|-----------------|
G:|------------7----|-----7-------7---|--------7---7----|-----7-------7---|
D:|-0-------0---0---|-0-------0-------|-0--------0--0---|-0-------0-------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    old
  

    G/D               G6/D              D                 G
e:|-7---------------|-0---------------|-5---------------|-3--------------||
B:|---------8-------|---8-----8-------|---------7-------|----------------||
G:|--------7---7----|-----7-------0---|--------7---0----|----------------||
D:|-0--------0--0---|-0-------0-------|-0-----------0---|----------------||
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3--------------||


Lyrics:

April, come she will,
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain.
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again.

June, she'll change her tune.
In restless walks she'll prowl the night.
July, she will fly,
And give no warning to her flight.

August, die she must.
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold.
September, I'll remember.
A love once new has now grown old.