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by: yee
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T|  ___                                   _           ___          _____                          
A|  (  _`\             _                  ( )     _  /'___)        (  _  )                         
B|  | (_(_) _   _   _ (_)  ___     __     | |    (_)| (__   __     | (_) | _   _   _    _ _  _   _ 
N|  `\__ \ ( ) ( ) ( )| |/' _ `\ /'_ `\   | |  _ | || ,__)/'__`\   |  _  |( ) ( ) ( ) /'_` )( ) ( )
A|  ( )_) || \_/ \_/ || || ( ) |( (_) |   | |_( )| || |  (  ___/   | | | || \_/ \_/ |( (_| || (_) |
B|  `\____)`\___x___/'(_)(_) (_)`\__  |   (____/'(_)(_)  `\____)   (_) (_)`\___x___/'`\__,_)`\__, |
B|                              ( )_) |                                                     ( )_| |
E|                               \___/'                                                     `\___/'
R|  
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C|  
O|  
M|           ___                       _____                                _   
-|          |  _`\  _                 (  _  )               _              ( )_ 
T|          | (_) )(_)  ___    __     | (_) |   __     _ _ (_)  ___    ___ | ,_)
A|          | ,  / | |/',__) /'__`\   |  _  | /'_ `\ /'_` )| |/' _ `\/',__)| |  
B|          | |\ \ | |\__, \(  ___/   | | | |( (_) |( (_| || || ( ) |\__, \| |_ 
N|          (_) (_)(_)(____/`\____)   (_) (_)`\__  |`\__,_)(_)(_) (_)(____/`\__)
A|                                           ( )_) |                            
B|                                            \___/'                            
B|  
E|   
R|  
.|  
C|  I figured this out by ear so I tabbed it. Its pretty close 
O|  I'd say. If you dont know how to read this go to the How To Read Tabs Section 
M|  then come back.
-|  
T|           |==================|LEGEND|==================|
A|           |Capital Letters ------ Sharp of that note   |
B|           |Lower case letters --- Natural of that note |
N|           |>>>> ----------------- Hold Note(s) Down    |
A|           |RH/LH ---------------- Right Hand/Left hand |
B|           | ^ ------------------- Accent Note          |
B|           |NC-------------------- No Chord             |
E|           |============================================|
R|  
.|  
C|  
O|  Ok, so in this song I figured out the vocals (which I play with my right 
M|  hand) by ear. And the rythm of the left hand in the chorus I play differenly
-|  basically every time. I play the intro the same everytime though. So play 
T|  the intro as it is written, and then when it gets into the verse, play the 
A|  chords I have written to a rythm that you think sounds like the original 
B|  song. The notes for the right hand "vocals" I have listed further down. I 
N|  have recorded this song being played on the piano. If you want to listen 
A|  to it to undertand what it should sound like, post a comment explaining 
B|  what you want and leave your e-mail and I will send you a copy of the 
B|  song. 
E|  
R|  |=======================================================================|
.|  |  Intro:
C|  |
O|  | RH 4|-A-F-C---G-F-f--|-F>>>>>>>>A>>>>>|
M|  |    3|----------------|----------------|
-|  |                                        Repeat this riff 3 times
T|  | LH 4|----------------|----------------|
A|  |    3|-D>>>>---F>>>>--|-F>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|
B|  |    3|-A>>>>---C>>>>--|-b>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|
N|  |
A|  |
B|  |After the 3rd time, play this.
B|  |
E|  |    5|-------------------|
R|  |RH  4|-G--GG-G--G-GG--G-G|
.|  |    3|-------------------|
C|  |LH  3|-G--GG-G--G-GG-G-G-|
O|  |    3|-C--CC-C--C-CC-C-C-|
M|  |    2|-------------------|
-|  |========================================================================|
T|  
A|  
B|  
N|  |========================================================================|
A|  |  Verses:
B|  |
B|  |
E|  | The chords are:
R|  |
.|  |
C|  | 4|----------------|
O|  | 3|-A-F-F-G--------|
M|  | 3|-D-C-b-C--------|
-|  | 2|----------------|
T|  |   1 2 3 4
A|  |
B|  |
N|  |  Call the first chord in that tab "Chord 1", the 2nd, "Chord 2",
A|  |  and so on, just so that the chord Progression is a lot easier. 
B|  |
B|  |
E|  |
R|  | Chord Progression (Left Hand):
.|  |
C|  |  NC            1            2            3
O|  |  Am I loud and clear, or am I breaking up?
M|  |
-|  |                  1           2          3
T|  |  Am I still your charm or am I just bad luck?
A|  |
B|  |      1          2         3               4
N|  |  Are we getting closer or we just getting more lost?
A|  |
B|  |  NC            1           2             3
B|  |  I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
E|  |
R|  |                1                   2        3
.|  |  Let's compare scars I'll tell you whose is worse
C|  |
O|  |        1             2            3                  4
M|  |  Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words
-|  |
T|  |
A|  |
B|  |  ***** Repeat Chord Progression For Other Verses*****
N|  |
A|  |  "Vocals" or Melody Notes:
B|  |
B|  |   The melody that Tim sings in this song are based on the following notes:
E|  |
R|  |   F#   G#   Bb   F   B   
.|  |
C|  |
O|  |   To get you started, here is the order of the first line of the 
M|  |   song:
-|  |
T|  |   Am   I    Loud    And     Clear
A|  |   F#   F#   G#      F#      Bb
B|  |
N|  |   Or   Am   I       Breaking    Up
A|  |   G#   Bb   G#      F#   F      F#   
B|  |
B|  |
E|  |
R|  |========================================================================|
.|  
C|  
O|  |========================================================================|
M|  |   Chorus
-|  |
T|  |   Same chords in the same order as the verses. But when you get to "you"
A|  |   in the lyric "until YOU hold my hand" play a C# chord (C# and G#). 
B|  |   Here is the Vocals/Melody.
N|  |
A|  |   We     live      on     front     porches  and
B|  |   C#     C#        C#     C#        C# B     Bb    
B|  |
E|  |
R|  |   Swing      Life       Away
.|  |   B          C#         F#F#
C|  |
O|  |
M|  |  If you have a good enough ear you should be able to figure the rest
-|  |  out. 
T|  |========================================================================|
A|  
B|  
N|  |========================================================================|
A|  |  Outro (Swing....Life.....Awaaayy)
B|  |  
B|  |  Same first 3 chords, Chords 1, 2, and 3. Over and over. With the right
E|  |  hand playing "Swing.....life....awaaayy" on the 3 notes F# G# and Bb.
R|  |
.|  |  Swing    Life    Away
C|  |  Bb       G#      F#
O|  |
M|  |========================================================================|
-|  
T|  
A|  |========================================================================|
B|  |  Additional Lyrics:
N|  |
A|  |Am I loud and clear or am I breaking up?
B|  |Am I still your charm or am I just bad luck?
B|  |Are we getting closer or we just getting more lost?
E|  |I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
R|  |Let's compare scars I'll tell you whose is worse
.|  |Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words
C|  |
O|  |[Chorus]
M|  |We live on front porches and swing life away
-|  |We get by just fine here on minimum wage 
T|  |If love is a labor I'll slave 'til the end
A|  |I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand 
B|  |
N|  |I've been here so long; think that its time to move
A|  |The winter's so cold summer's over too soon
B|  |so let's pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow
B|  |I've got some friends, some that I hardly know
E|  |But we've had some times I wouldn't trade for the world
R|  |We chase these days down with talks of the places that we will go
.|  |
C|  |[Chorus]
O|  |We live on front porches and swing life away
M|  |We get by just fine here on minimum wage 
-|  |If love is a labor I'll slave 'til the end
T|  |I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand
A|  |
B|  |
N|  |swing life away
A|  |swing life away
B|  |swing life away
B|  |swing life away
E|  |
R|  |=========================================================================|
.|  
C|  
O|  |=========================================================================|
M|  |                                                                         |
-|  |                                                                         |
T|  |   If you are having trouble learning this leave a comment with your     |
A|  |   e-mail and question and I'll try to e-mail you back. And if a note    |
B|  |   sounds wrong to you, you might be playing it not sharp/flat like I    |
N|  |   wrote it. Or maybe I messed up but yeah. So thats the first Swing     |
A|  |   Life Away piano tab ever.                                             |
B|  |                                                                         |
B|  |=========================================================================|
E|  
R|                              ___    _   _  ___   
.|                             (  _`\ ( ) ( )(  _`\ 
C|                             | (_(_)| `\| || | ) |
O|                             |  _)_ | , ` || | | )
M|                             | (_( )| |`\ || |_) |
-|                             (____/'(_) (_)(____/'
T|  
A|  

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bleirock
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(7 years ago)
hay dude
it's hard to figura out by ear so if you cand sendme something to help me that will be great


thanks

my mail is ryulet666@hotmail.com

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Da Tickler


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(8 years ago)
Just a little help with your tabbing (see below for adjusted 1st line):
1) You need to combine the RH & LH as shown below. Unlike classical sheet music, there's no need to separate bass & treble clef;
2) You can also delete the extra lines with no notes on them;
3) I'm assuming the 'b' is below the 'F' in the bass section, so it needs to be on the 2nd octave.
4) Note how the timimg is adjusted. I'm assuming this song in in 4/4, so I adjusted the incrementation (16 inc's/measure), and substituted the sustain symbol (greater than - >) for the tildas (~);
5) Comments at the ends of lines may get picked up by the MIDI player, so it's a good idea to keep comments (in this case 'Repeat this riff 3 times') either above or below the tab.

RH 4|A-F-C---G-F-f---|F>>>>>>>>>A>>>>>|
LH 3|D>>>>>--F>>>>>--|F>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|
LH 3|A>>>>>--C>>>>>--|----------------|
LH 2|----------------|b>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|

Repeat this riff 3 times

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Tric
[Guest]

(8 years ago)
h3artxinxflam3s @ aol dot com

please respond quickly!

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KAYLA!D
[Guest]

(8 years ago)
this is so confusing! i cant read it.e-mail me please.my e-mail is kayla_tiberi13@hotmail.com

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KAYLA!D
[Guest]

(8 years ago)
this is so confusing! i cant read it.e-mail me please.my e-mail is kayla_tiberi13@hotmail.com

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Tony
[Guest]

(8 years ago)
Wow. This is so good. Made it so easy to learn. Thanks =]

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Qwertyuiop
[Guest]

(9 years ago)
Great tab :)
I'm not really good enough to figure it out by ear, so would you please be able to tell me the notes for the 'Are we getting closer, or are we just getting more lost?' bit?

Thanks :)

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yee
[Guest]

(9 years ago)
Guest-a-tastic, sorry but it is not a Bb. For one, it sounds right with a B natural, and second of all, the song consists of 3 fifth chords, which are Eb, F#, and B. So no, its a B natural not Bb.

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Guest-a-tastic
[Guest]

(9 years ago)
Quick correction (maybe)... in the intro for the left hand, should the b there be a B flat? I tried that and I'm pretty sure it's B flat/A Sharp, not B natural :) Let me know!

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yee
[Guest]

(9 years ago)
this is piano tabs you idiot

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Annoymous
[Guest]

(9 years ago)
I wanted Piano Tabs! This seems like Guitar tabs!

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Anna
[Guest]

(9 years ago)
Thank you so much for that! its the only one on the net, it took me ages to find, but this is really good, really easy to read :)

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GABBB!!!
[Guest]

(10 years ago)
LOTS of effort obviously went into this.
I might try it out. I'm abit confused but hopefully I'll get the hang of it.. For my sake..

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tropicalistic
[Guest]

(10 years ago)
THANK YOU !!!! only piano tab ever of swing life away; very good job

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yee
[Guest]

(10 years ago)
comment this tab please, i want to see what people think of it

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