Artist Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova
Album Once - Soundtrack
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Intro - x3 -: Eb Ab Cm Ab

    Eb                   Ab                                                                             
xA|-----5----------5--------5------------|
xE|----------0------------------1----0---|
xC|-0-------------------0----------------|
xG|---0---0----0-----0----2---2---2----2-|

    Eb                  Ab                                                                             
xA|-----5---------5--------3---3---3----|
xE|----------0--------------------------|
xC|-0------------------0----------------|
xG|----0---0----0----0----2---2---2---2-|


Eb                Ab
I don t know you but I want you
Eb                Ab
All the more for that
Eb                     Ab
Words fall through me and always fool me
Eb             Ab
And I can t react


Cm         Bb      Ab        Bb               Cm
Games that never amount to more than their meant
     Bb               Ab 
Will play themselves out


Eb         Bb       Cm       Bb        Ab
Take this sinking boat and point it home
      Eb         Bb  Ab
We ve still got time
Eb          Bb       Cm        Bb      Ab
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
       Eb       Bb   Ab
You ve make it known


Eb               Ab 
Falling slowly, eyes that know me
Eb              Ab
And I can t go back
Eb                  Ab
Moods that take me and erase me
Eb               Ab
And I m painted black


Cm       Bb         Ab         Bb               Cm
You have suffered enough and warred with yourself
     Bb             Ab
It s time that you won


Eb         Bb       Cm       Bb        Ab
Take this sinking boat and point it home
      Eb         Bb  Ab
We ve still got time
Eb          Bb       Cm        Bb      Ab
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
       Eb       Bb   Ab
You ve make it known
Eb       Bb       Cm        Bb
Falling slowly, sing your melody
Ab    Eb       Bb  Ab
I ll sing it loud


Outro - x3 -: Eb Bb Cm Bb Ab Eb Bb Ab



Alternate Intro:
xA|--3---5---7---5---3---5---8---7---|
xE|----------------------------------|
xC|----0---0---0---0---5---5---5---5-|
xG|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|

xA|--3---5---7---5---3---3---3---3---|
xE|----0---0---0---0---5---5---5---5-|
xC|----------------------------------|
xG|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|    
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9 Comments

  1. i cant believe ive been playing this intro diffrently/wrong for so many years now wow

  2. My_Pretty_Weeper

    The alternate intro is great, but does any know where I can find tabs for the whole thing?

  3. I am using d-du strumming pattern, what did you use?

  4. hollyhopkins

    Ladies if you’re having trouble singing this, I use capo 2. It’s makes the range easier to sing. Love this song so much I’m glad the chords are simple

  5. Chlorella101

    This helped me a lot with learning songs I will be using ukutabs a lot more now;)

  6. Harleymaybedead

    Love this- only thing is I’m fairly sure it’s “made it now” rather than “made it known” during the chorus. Thank you for this piece!

  7. primordialmonkeysoup

    I really love this arrangement and it was super helpful, but I feel like the C in the last line of the chorus should be a G instead, just so it isn’t quite so dissonant.

  8. love this song so so muchhhh !! <3 amazingggg yaarr

  9. happyface613

    The chords are great! My only comment would be that the last line of the chorus is, “You’ll make it now.” Other than that, great stuff

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