Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band - Heathcliffs Haiku Warriors guitar tab

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Heathcliff's Haiku Warriors

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transcribed by Mark Maloney

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There are three main progressions in this tune which I will label I, II, and III.

The order of these progressions is: I, II, I, II, III, I, II, III.

I: Ia:

E-----------------------

B--7-7-7-7-3-3-3-5-

G--7-7-7-7-2-2-4-6-

D-----------------------

A-----------------------

E--7-7-7-7-2-2-3-5-

II: IIa:

E----------------------

B-7-7-----------------

G-7-7-3-3-8-8-8-8-

D------------9-9-9-9-

A-5-5-----------------

E------2-4-7-7-7-7-

III:

E--------------------------------------------------

B--7-7-7-7-7-5-3------------------------------

G--7-7-7-7-7-5-3-7-4-4-4-3-3-3-2-2-2-1-

D-----------------------------------------------2-

A-------------5-3-1------------------------------

E--7-7-7-7---------5-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-

Notice: These lyrics were never the same twice...these are my approximation of what

Dave is singing on 3/23/93 (Big League Chew). A style note...the rhythm is created in

a one and two and three and four pattern with each beat played by plucking the chord

fingering and each off beat created by gently smacking the guitar body/pick guard. The

chord is actually syncopated and the smack is used to keep time for the lyrics.

Heathcliff's Haiku Warriors

Intro: Just repeat opening Bm chord fingering .

I Ia I

It won't be soon but while we wait our feelings go away

Ia I

And we fall out of our holes into the open air

Ia I

Take this song long, we cry away...in corners we refill

Ia I

I don't know what I see but I know its not fair

Ia...I

Baby say you love me

Ia I

I won't leave her waiting but walking by my door

Ia

I find all the smiling faces crept up in...

II IIa

Time and summer in an old way down

II IIa I

We swing our hands and hope that everyone comes back

Ia I

I don't believe what you're saying, I don't believe what you're doing

Ia I

You don't ring in detention and what you hang from your tree

Ia I

I don't believe what you're saying but walking by my door

Ia

I find all the smiling faces crept up in the

II IIa

Rhyme and rhythm of an old song I heard

II IIa

Upon the covers away in our memories still

III

And still we feel so cold

(no chord)

I really thought there was

I Ia I

Cold winter day not to mind by the mending wall

Ia I

You could do it for me for a week or more

Ia...I

I don't believe what your saying

Ia

I don't care about this world I only want to

II IIa

Pull the sun into an open page

II IIa

Crushed my the memories soon our happiness fell away

III

Our memories died and darkness fell

(End on single strum of last E chord)

Note: I tabbed this by memory at work and also transcribed the lyrics (which are almost

undecypherable) at work by memory as well. Please send or make any corrections to

me at mmaloney@umabnet.ab.umd.edu.

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