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......................... Bridge Over Troubled Water .....................

Copyright  1969 Paul Simon

From the Paul Simon 1964/1993 Collection.

Transcribed by John McGann.

Paul sings this wonderful demo version solo and plays solo acoustic guitar.
His guitar is tuned a full step flat, an unusual tuning for him.  This 
older version has slightly different lyrics from the album version and also 
does not include the last verse of the song ("Sail on silver girl ...") 
which was added on at a later time.

% indicates a repeat of the previous measure.


No capo, all strings tuned down one whole step

          Am7          G                 Am7               G
e:|-------0---------|----------3------|----------0------|------------0----|
B:|-------1---------|-----------------|--------1--------|----------0------|
G:|-------0---------|--0--------------|------0----------|--------0--------|
D:|-------2---------|-----0-----------|----2------------|------0----------|
A:|-------0---------|-----------------|--0--------------|----2------------|
E:|-----------------|--3--------------|-----------------|--3--------------|


     Am7               G                 Am7               G
e:|----------0------|------------0----|----------0------|----------3------|
B:|--------1--------|----------0------|--------1--------|--------0--------|
G:|------0----------|--------0--------|------0----------|------0----------|
D:|----2------------|------0----------|----2------------|----0------------|
A:|--0--------------|----2------------|--0--------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|--3--------------|-----------------|--3--------------|

               When .. weary            feelin'           sad


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

     When peace is    all        you seek          I will be there


     G                 G        D7       D7           
e:|-----------------|----0------------|------2-------2--|-s8-------8---8--|
B:|-----------------|-----------1-(0)-|--1-------1------|------8-------7--|
G:|-------%---------|--------7s-------|----2---2---0--s7|----7---7---7---x|
D:|-----------------|----0---5s-0--0--|--0-------0------|--7-------7------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|------0-------0--|------0-------0--|
E:|-----------------|--3--------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    wooo ...                 to . you  sleep                    when times


     G     Gmaj7      G7                 C       A         D       G   D
e:|--7-7---7---7----|-7---7----8--(7)-|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--8-8---7---7----|-6----6----------|--5---5---5--5---|--7-------8---7--|
G:|--0-------0------|--------0---0---0|----5---5-6--6-0-|----7---7---7----|
D:|-----------------|---0----------0--|------5---7--7---|--7---7---9---7--|
A:|-----(0)------0--|----------0------|--0--------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   hard                     and pain is all      a - round        like a


  * C                 G       Em        C       Eb7       Em        G  D
e:|-----------------|-------------0---|-0-------2-------|-0---------3--2--|
B:|-5-------4---2---|-0-------0-------|-------------1---|-----0-----0--3--|
G:|---5---0---------|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---2---0-|---0---0---------|
D:|-5---5---4s2-2-0-|-------------2---|-----2---1---1---|-----2--------0--|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-3---2---0-------|-----------------|-0---------3-----|

   bridge  o - ver   troubled waters    I would lay   me down     like a
                                        I will ease your mind     like a


     C                G       Em        C       Eb7     $ G
e:|------0----------|-------------0---|-0-------2-------|---------3-------|
B:|----------4s--2--|-0-------0-------|-------------1---|---0---------0---|
G:|--0--------------|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---2---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
D:|----2-----4s--2--|-------------2---|-----2---1-------|-------0-----0---|
A:|--3--------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-3---2---0-------|-----------------|-3---------------|

    bridge  o - ver  troubled waters    I would lay me   down
                                        I will ease your 


    Am7               G                 Am7               G      
e:|---0---------0---|---------3-------|---0---------0---|---------3-------|
B:|---------1-------|---0---------0---|---------1-------|---0---------0---|
G:|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
D:|-------2---------|-------0-----0---|-------2---------|-------0-----0---|
A:|-0-----------0---|-----------------|-0-----------0---|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|



    Am7               G                 Am7               G
e:|---0---------0---|---------3-------|---0---------0---|---------3-------|
B:|---------1-------|---0---------0---|---------1-------|---0---------0---|
G:|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
D:|-------2---------|-------0-----0---|-------2---------|-------0-----0---|
A:|-0-----------0---|-----------------|-0-----------0---|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|

              When . weary                       feelin' blue


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

        When .  are   in          your eyes        I will dry them all


    G                  G      D7        D7
e:|-----------------|----0------------|-----2-------2---|-s8-------8------|
B:|-----------------|---------1---0---|-1-------1-------|------7-------7--|
G:|-------%---------|-------7s--2---0-|---2---2---2---s7|----7---7---7---0|
D:|-----------------|----0--5s0---0---|-0-------0-------|--7---7-------7--|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-------0---|----------0------|
E:|-----------------|--3--------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  wooo ...                 and ...                            when darkness


     G     Gmaj7      G7                C       A         D
e:|--7-7---7---7----|-7---7----8---7--|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--8-8---7---7----|-6----6----------|-5-------5-------|-7-------8---7---|
G:|--0-----------0--|--------0---0---0|-----5---6-6---0-|---7---7---7---7-|
D:|------0---0------|---0------0---0--|-5-5---0-7---7---|-7---7---9---7---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    falls                   and evening turns   you  blind       like a



Return to * and repeat up to $.  At $, jump to:

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

   mind  woo ...


Lyrics:

When you're weary, feelin' sad,
When peace is all you seek,
I will be there, wooo, to bring you sleep.
When times are hard, and pain is all around,
Like a bridge over troubled waters, I would lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled waters, I would lay me down.

When you're weary, feelin' blue,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all, wooo,
And mmm mmm ...
When darkness falls, and evening turns you blind,
Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will ease your mind.