"Far from me to you" by Big Country
From the Album "Why The Long Face"

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - November 2004
Updated December 2005

Comments and corrections welcome!

 

h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

Intro - Guitar 1

  C           Bb                        C       G
E|----------------|                    |----------------|
B|--5---5---5---3-|                    |--5---5---0---0-|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3|repeat 3 times then |-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0|
D|5---5---5---3---|                    |5---5---0---0---|
A|----------------|                    |----------------|
E|----------------|                    |----------------|

Intro guitar 2;

To make this easier to tab I've used the following short-hand code;

0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret

 

  C           Bb                        C       G
E|------------0-2-|                    |--------0-0-0-0-|
B|--3---3---3-----|                    |--3---3---------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|repeat 3 times then |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D|0---0---0-------|                    |0---0-----------|
A|----------------|                    |----------------|
E|----------------|                    |----------------|

 

Verse 1;

C                   G            F                   C
Somewhere there are orange trees somewhere skies are blue

C              G                 F                C
Somewhere is a bridge across the world from me to you

 

Chorus;

C                G                Am                F
Sometimes in the darkest sky, the sun comes shining through

       C                G        F     Dm      F
And tonight it seems so far from me to you

      C                  G       F     C
Yes tonight it seems so far from me to you

 

Guitar 1;
  C           Bb   C       G
E|----------------|----------------|
B|--5---5---5---3-|--5---5---0---0-|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3|-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0|
D|5---5---5---3---|5---5---0---0---|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

Guitar 2;

To make this easier to tab I've used the following short-hand code;

0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret

  C           Bb   C       G
E|------------0-2-|--------0-0-0-0-|
B|--3---3---3-----|--3---3---------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D|0---0---0-------|0---0-----------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

 

Verse 2;

C              G          F             C
Some of us are safe alone some of us pretend

C             G               F               C
We can always start again the things we never end

C              G            Am             F
Some of us are born to fall others to stay true

    C                   G        F     Dm      F
But tonight it seems so far from me to you

       C                 G        F     C     G
Yeah tonight it seems so far from me to you

 

Middle bit;

   Am             G            F
So tell me if you hear me come on

         Am               G            F           
Tell me, tell me, can you hear me come on

     Am                 G             F
Yeah tell me if you can hear me, come on and tell me

Dm             G
I’m awake for you

    C                G             Am                F
And sometimes in the darkest hour love comes shining through

    C                   G        F     Dm      F
And it doesn’t seem so far from me to you

       C                 G        F     C     G
No it doesn’t seem so far from me to you

 

 

Guitar solo;

          Am    G            F             Am    G           F          Am      G   
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----------8-------------------|----------8-------------|
G|----5-7s9--9--7h9p7---7h9------|----5--7s9---9-7h9p7---7h9-----|----5-7s9rrr9-7h9p7-----|
D|5h7-----------------10-----10rr|5h7-----------------10-----10rr|5h7----------------10s14|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|

 

To make the next part of the solo easier to tab and to read, I've used the
following short-hand code;
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
5 = 15th fret
6 = 16th fret
7 = 17th fret

 

    Dm             F                  G       C              G    
E|--------------|-----------2-3-2h3p2----|5b7b5-2h5p2-2-------5---------|
B|---3----------|-3h5p3-3h5----------3---|-----------5-5-3-5b7-3h5p3-3rr|
G|2h4-2h4p2-----|4-----4--------------2rr|--------------------------4---|
D|---------2h4rr|------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--------------|------------------------|------------------------------|
E|--------------|------------------------|------------------------------|

 

    Am                         F     C              G     F       Dm
E|7-5h7p5-------------------------|5-5-2h5p2------2-2b3b2-------------|
B|-------7-5h7p5---5-7-5h7p5------|---------5-3-5---------5-3h5p3-----|
G|---------------7-----------7-4rr|-------------------------------4rrr|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

            F               C             G   F       C         G
E|-------------2h5p2--2-5b7|5-2h5p2-----2b3b2------------------------|
B|---3h5p3--3-5-----5------|-------5-3-5------5-3h5-5p3rrr-----------|
G|2h4-----4----------------|------------------------------2h4-4p2rrr-|
D|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

 

Verse 3;

C                G             F               C
Listening in the darkness to a voice I call my own

C                G            F             C
Shameful that my emptiness is turning me to stone

C              G            Am                 F
In the silence of the night love comes shining through

       C               G        F     Dm      F
And it doesn’t seem so far from me to you

      C               G        F     C     G
No it doesn’t seem so far from me to you

 

    C            G             Am                F
I’m deep into my darkest hour love comes shining through

       C               G        F     Dm      F
And it doesn’t seem so far from me to you

      C               G        F     C   
No it doesn’t seem so far from me to you

 

 

Outro - Guitar 1

  C           Bb                        C       G
E|----------------|                    |----------------|
B|--5---5---5---3-|                    |--5---5---0---0-|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3|repeat 3 times then |-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0|
D|5---5---5---3---|                    |5---5---0---0---|
A|----------------|                    |----------------|
E|----------------|                    |----------------|

Outro guitar 2;

To make this easier to tab I've used the following short-hand code;

0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret

 

  C           Bb                        C       G
E|------------0-2-|                    |--------0-0-0-0-|
B|--3---3---3-----|                    |--3---3---------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|repeat 3 times then |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D|0---0---0-------|                    |0---0-----------|
A|----------------|                    |----------------|
E|----------------|                    |----------------|

Chords:

CHORD | E A D G B E
Am    | 0 0 2 2 1 0
Am    | 5 7 7 5 5 5
Bb    | 1 1 3 3 3 1
C     | 3 3 2 0 1 0
C     | 3 3 5 5 5 3
Dm    | 5 5 7 7 6 5
Dm    | X X 0 2 3 1
F     | 1 3 3 2 1 1 
G     | 3 5 5 4 3 3