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Astronaut (A Short History of Nearly Nothing)

Guitar - Drop D tuning:


D-A-D-G-B-E (low to high)
Dm

E sus4
3fr.

2fr.

G
3fr.

add2
4fr.

Dm

E sus4
3fr.

2fr.

F6
3fr.

G
3fr.

G 11 G

add2
4fr.

add2

5fr.

5fr.

rit. (2nd time)

(Vox 1st time only)

Go!

Ah - ah - ah

Piano

?
(2nd time, hold last
pedal until next sign)
F

G
3fr.

Am
5fr.

(Vox rubato, very


loose rhythms)

Is it e - nough

G
3fr.

love?

Am
5fr.

Small e- nough to

slip in - side

book,

Am
5fr.

G
3fr.

Am
5fr.

gradual accel. next 4 mm.

small e - nough
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G
3fr.

RH and guitar - improvise any three


white keys (A minor) over root notes

to have some

to

co-ver

(RH/Guitar improvise in Am)

with your hand,

be-cause eve - ry - one a - round

you wants

to look.

Am

3fr.

5fr.

3fr.

Am
5fr.

13

Is it e- nough

13

G
3fr.

Am

5fr.

G
3fr.

cracks,

Am
5fr.

(Vox nonrubato)

don't

fit to-geth-er

G
2fr.

so

good

with all

the break- ing and all

the glu - ing

back.

And

Am

4fr.

G
2fr.

Am
4fr.

a tempo

I
21

the

(RH/Guitar improvise in Am)

21

fit in - side

gradual accel. next 4 mm.

the piec-es

17

Small e - nough to

(RH/Guitar improvise in Am)

17

to have some love?

am still not get-ting what I

want,

want to touch the back

of your right

arm.

G
2fr.

Am

4fr.

Em

Am

2fr.

25

wish you could re- mind

me who I

was

be-cause eve - ry day I'm a lit - tle

fur - ther

off.

25

Am

2fr.

F
4fr.

C
2fr.

3fr.

Bb

29

But

you are,

my

love,

the

as

tro-naut,

fly - ing

in

the

face

of

sci - ence.

29

Am

2fr.

F
4fr.

C
2fr.

3fr.

Bb

33

I
33

will glad

ly

stay

an

af

ter - thought,

just

bring back

some

nice

re - mind - ers.

Dm

E sus4
3fr.

37

2fr.

3fr.

add2
4fr.

Dm

E sus4
3fr.

2fr.

F6 G
3fr.

add2

3fr.

4fr.

G 11 G

add2

5fr.

5fr.

slight accel. next 4 mm.

And
37

G
2fr.

Am
4fr.

G
2fr.

Am
4fr.

41

is it

get- ting hard -

er

to pre - tend

that life goes on with-out

you in the wake?

And

41

G
2fr.

Am
4fr.

G
2fr.

Am
4fr.

45

can you see the means with-out the end


45

in the ran - dom fran - tic ac - tion that we

take?

And

Am
3fr.

Am

5fr.

3fr.

5fr.

49

is it

get- ting eas

not

to care,

de - spite the man-y rings

a-round your

name?

It

49

Am
3fr.

5fr.

Am
3fr.

5fr.

53

slight rit.

is-n't

fun-ny and

it is-n't

fair,

you've trav - eled all this way and it's

the

same.

53

Am

2fr.

F
4fr.

C
2fr.

3fr.

Bb

57

But
57

you are,

my

love,

the

as

tro - naut,

fly - ing

in

the

face

of

sci - ence.

Am

2fr.

F
4fr.

Bb

C
2fr.

3fr.

61

will glad

ly

stay

an

af

ter - thought,

just

bring back

some - ah nice

re - mind - ers.

61

Dm

E sus4
3fr.

65

2fr.

G
3fr.

Dm

add2
4fr.

E sus4
3fr.

2fr.

F6 G
3fr.

G 11

add2

3fr.

4fr.

add2

5fr.

5fr.

slight accel. next 4 mm.

&

Dm

E sus4
5fr.

7fr.

G
5fr.

add2
7fr.

Dm

E sus4
5fr.

7fr.

F6
5fr.

add2

7fr.

69

I would tell them an - y - thing to


69

see you split the e - ve-ning,but

as you see I do not have an

aw - ful lot

to tell.

7fr.

G 11 G
5fr.

add2
7fr.

Dm

E sus4
5fr.

7fr.

Dm

add2

5fr.

7fr.

E sus4
5fr.

7fr.

F6 G
5fr.

add2

7fr.

7fr.

73

Eve- ry - bod - y's sick for some-thing that they can find fas - ci - nat-ing, eve - ry - one but you and e - ven you aren't feel - ing

well.

73

add2

Am

7fr.

G
5fr.

3fr.

3fr.

Bb

77

77

Am

G
5fr.

F
3fr.

C
3fr.

Bb

82

YES
82

you are,

my

love,

Am

G
5fr.

Bb

3fr.

3fr.

87

the

as

tro - naut,

crash -ing

in

the

name

of

sci - ence.

Just

Bb

my luck,

they

found

nice

87

Am

G
5fr.

3fr.

3fr.

91

your

up

per half,

it's

a ver

nice

re - mind - er,

it's

a ver

91

C
3fr.

Bb

Dm

E sus4
3fr.

2fr.

G
3fr.

add2

Dm

4fr.

E sus4
3fr.

2fr.

F6
3fr.

G
3fr.

add2
4fr.

G 11 G
5fr.

add2
5fr.

95

re - mind - er.
95

Ah - ah!

Ah-ah-ah-ah - ah - ah - ah

Ah - ah,

ah - oh - oh - oh - oh

Dm

Em
3fr.

F
2fr.

G
3fr.

Dm
5fr.

Em
3fr.

F
2fr.

G
3fr.

5fr.

100

rit.

Ah - ah - ah - ah - ah - ah - ah - ah - ah - ah - ah
100

G
3fr.

104

Am

5fr.

G
3fr.

Am
5fr.

(Vox rubato, almost whispered)

You may be ac-quaint - ed

with the night,

but

I have seen the dark - ness in the day,

and you must know

RH and guitar - improvise any three


white keys (A minor) over root notes

104

G
3fr.

Am
5fr.

Am

G
3fr.

5fr.

108

it is a

108

ter

- ri - fy - ing

(RH/Guitar improvise in Am)

sight

be-cause you and I

are liv-ing

the same

way.