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"Staircase"
Words and Music by Derek Webb (of Caedmon's Call)
Copyright  1996 Cumbee Road Music.
More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net

From the album 
-The Guild Collection Volume 1- (Caedmon's Call)

Transcribed by Alexander Chen
thatalex@thewatercooler.com
http://members.xoom.com/thatalex/

Standard-tuned six-string acoustic, capo 3rd fret.

Note: derek adds a lot of hammers all over the place, so just listen 
the recording for that ...

[chords] 
(all relative to capo)

CAPO 3RD FRET

X02210 Am(2,7) (with hammers)
XX0230 D2
200232 D/F#
320033 G        
XX0232 D
X32033 C2 (with moving bass notes)
133210 Fmaj7 or-
133010 Fmaj7 (2)
X02210 Am
020100 E7

[intro]
Am(2,7) - D2
D/F# - G
(play 4 times)

on the Am, hammer on the C (fret 1 B string) 
and the A (fret 2 G string), then hammer off 
the C (fret 1 B string) and switch to the D2.
also the strum changes slightly on the fourth
time, so listen to it.

[verse]
D 
C2(hammered/moving bass) - G
(play 16 times)

on the C2, hammer from B to C for the bass 
(fret 2 to 3 on A string), then keep going 
down in rhythm on the A string from fret 3 
to 2 to 0 (open A string), then you switch 
to the G chord and hit it twice in the strum. 
again, listen to it ...

[bridge]
Am(2,7)
Fmaj7
G
D/F#
(play 4 times)
then extra D/F# leading into chorus

[chorus]
Am
G
D/F#
Fmaj7 - E7

Am
G
D/F#
Fmaj7 - E7

Fmaj7 
G
Fmaj7
C9 - G
Fmaj7
G
Fmaj7
E7

obviously change the strum for the first half 
of the chorus, and the D/F# leading into it, 
basically all downs, an intense strum. 

[repeat intro]
[repeat half of verse]
[repeat intro]
[repeat bridge]
[repeat chorus]

Transcribed by Alexander Chen (04/23/98)
thatalex@aol.com

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