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The Dreaming Tree

 

 

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#

#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#

#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#

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Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 18:07:14 -0400

From: Ken Dunnington

Subject: m/matthews_dave_band/the_dreaming_tree.tab

 

Song: The Dreaming Tree

Artist: Dave Matthews Band

Album: Before These Crowded Streets

Transcribed by: Ken Dunnington

Notes: This is from the new DMB album 'Before These Crowded Streets'.

If you haven't heard it yet, it's worth a listen, though very different

from their other stuff. This is my first tab, so be gentle :)

All comments/corrections/complaints are welcome at gish@poboxes.com.

 

Chords used:

I put both versions of the chords (where applicable) because I'm not

sure which one is correct, but they both sound good.

 

Verse chords:

Dm: x00231 (or 577555)

Am: x02210 (or 557765)

 

These two are played during the main verses while Dave sings.

The pattern is Dm/Dm/Am/Am for the whole verse.

 

Bridge chords:

D : x0023x

A : x02220 (or 557775)

G : 320033 (or 355733)

F : 133211

 

Again, I put the alternative fingerings in parentheses because I'm not

exactly sure which is right, though either way sounds fine to me.

The pattern is A/G/F/D.

 

Now for the tab:

 

Intro Bridge [Repeat this part]

 

e

|--2--0h2-----2---------0h2-----2-----|--0h2-----2---------0h2-----2-----|

B

|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

G

|--2-------4-------2---------4-----2--|-------4-------2---------4-----2--|

D

|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

A

|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E

|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

 

 

[Verse 1]:

These are all equal measures. The chords are strummed on the last

word of each measure.

 

Dm | Dm | Am

Staning here | The old man said to me | "Long before these crowded streets

Am | Dm | Dm

Here stood my dreaming tree" | Below it he would sit | For hours at a time

Am | Am | Dm

Now progress takes away | What forever took to find | Now he's falling hard

Dm | Am | Am

He feels the falling dark | How he longs to be | Beneath his dreaming tree

Dm | Dm |

Am

Conquered fear to climb | A moment froze in time | When the girl who first

he kissed

Am | Dm |

Dm

Promised him she'd be his | Remembered mother's words | There beneath the

tree

Am | Am | Dm

"No matter what the world | You'll always be my baby" | Mommy come quick

Dm | Am |

Am

The dreaming tree has died | The air is growing thick | A fear he cannot

hide

Dm

The dreaming tree has died

 

The song then goes into a part I don't dare try to tab - just strum the

Am/Dm chords along with it and occasionally pick a note here and there

along with what you hear.

 

[Chorus]: Start off with an A

A G | F | D

Oh have you no pity | This thing I do | I do not deny it

A | G | F

All through this smile | As crooked as danger | I do not deny

D | A | G

 

I know in my mind | I would leave you now | If I had the strength to

F | D | A

I would leave you up | To your own devices | Will you not talk

G | F | D A

Can you take pity | I don't ask much | But won't you speak Please

 

 

[Bridge]

 

[Verse 2]:

Dm | Dm | Am

>From the start | She knew she had it made | Easy up 'til then

Am | Dm |

Dm

For sure she'd make the grade | Adorers came in hordes | To lay down in

her wake

Am | Am | Dm

She gave it all she had | But treasures slowly fade | Now she's falling

hard

Dm | Am |

Am

She feels the fall of dark | How did this fall apart | She drinks to fill

it up

Dm | Dm |

Am

A smile of sweetest flowers | Wilted so and soured | Black tears stain the

cheeks

Am | Dm |

Dm

That once were so admired | She thinks when she was small | There on her

father's knee

Am | Am | Dm

How he had promised her | "You'll always be my baby" | "Daddy come quick

Dm | Am |

Am

The dreaming tree has died | I can't find my way home | There is no place

to hide

Dm

The dreaming tree has died"

 

Back to the picking/strumming like before.

 

[Chorus]: Again, start with an A

A G

Oh if I had the strength...

 

[Bridge]

 

[Out]: This follows the same pattern as the verse [Dm/Dm/Am/Am]

Dm ... | Dm

Take me back ... | Save me please

 

Well, that's the song. Like I said, this is my first tab, so it's not

perfect, and I welcome any feedback at gish@poboxes.com!

 

- Ken

 

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