I Am a Rock
Paul Simon

Simon & Garfunkel
Sounds of Silence
This song is another great off the Silence album.
Paul seems to be a rather antisocial chap, doesn't
he?  I hope you enjoy the tab.  Good luck!


Capo 5th INTRO: a winter's G + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------| B:-------------0h1-0h1-0h1p0-|-------------0h1-0h1-0h1p0-|-----------------| G:---------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------| D:-------------0h2-0h2-0h2p0-|-------------0h2-0h2-0h2p0-|-----------------| A:---------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------| E:-3-----3-3-----------------|-3-----3-3-----------------|-3-----3-3-------| day in a deep and dark G C/G + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-------------0h1-0h1-0h1p0-|-----------------|-1-----1-----1---| G:---------------------------|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---| D:-------------0h2-0h2-0h2p0-|-----------------|-----------------| A:---------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-3-----3-3-----------------|-3-----3-3---3---|-----3-----3-----| December G + + + + + + + + e:---------------------------|-----------3-3-3-| B:-0-----------0h1-0h1-0h1p0-|-----------0-0-0-| G:-0-------------------------|-----------0-0-0-| D:-------------0h2-0h2-0h2p0-|-----------0-0-0-| A:---------------------------|-----------2-2-2-| E:-3-----3-3-----------------|-3-----3-3-3-3-3-|
This is the ending: a rock feels no pain and an island never cries C D G C D G + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-0---2---3-----3-|-3------^0--^2---|-^3-------------------------| B:-1---3---0-----0-|-0------^1--^3---|-^0-----------0h1-0h1-0h1p0-| G:-0---2---0-----0-|-0------^0--^2---|-^0-------------------------| D:-2---0---0-----0-|-0------^2--^0---|-^0-----------0h2-0h2-0h2p0-| A:-3-------2-----2-|-2------^3-------|-^x-------------------------| E:---------3-----3-|-3---------------|-^3-----3-3-----------------| ritard + + + + + + + + e:---------------------------|-----------------| B:-------------0h1-0h1-0h1p0-|-----------------| G:---------------------------|-----------------| D:-------------0h2-0h2-0h2p0-|-----------------| A:---------------------------|-----------------| E:-3-----3-3-----------------|-3-----3-3-------|
play intro A winter's day in a deep and dark December Am D C G I am alone Am Bm Am Bm Gazing from my window to the streets below Am C D On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow G I am a rock D G I am an island
G C/G G I've built walls a fortress deep and mighty Am D C G That none may penetrate Am Bm Am Bm I have no need for friendship friendship causes pain Am C D It's laughter and it's loving I disdain G I am a rock D G I am an island
Don't talk of love well I've heard the word before It's sleeping in my memory I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died If I never loved I never would have cried I am a rock I am an island
I have my books and my poetry to protect me I am shielded in my armor Hiding in my room safe within my womb I touch no one and no one touches me I am a rock I am an island
play ending And a rock feels no pain And an island never cries

C/G 332010 Bm x24432 For other chords, go to my
key to chords. To learn why these chords are named this way, check Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 12-30-97 by Daniel E. Smith.