The Gardener (Tallest Man)

These are the tabs I have for The Gardener by The Tallest Man on Earth. Not sure who wrote them but they seem pretty accurate to me. Here’s my cover of the song.

Open D Tuning: DADF#AD
Capo 6th fret

Chords Used:
 D D/C# Bm Bm7 Bm7 G A7 A6
 0  0   0  0   0   0 5  4
 0  0   2  0   0   2 0  0
 0  0   0  0   3   1 3  3
 0  0   0  0   0   0 2  2
 0  4   2  2   2   2 0  0
 0  X   X  X   X   X X  X
Dmute   D/C#mute
 0         0
 X         X
 X         X
 0         0
 X         4
 0         0
Riff:
 --0-00-000-00000000
 --0-00-000-00000000
 --0-00-000-00000000
 --0-00-000-22442200
 --0-00-000-00000000

Intro:

Bm7 – D (riff)

D  D/C#  Bm9  Bmin7(2)
I sense a runner in the garden
G   A7   A6
Although my judgment’s known to fail
D   D/C#   Bm9   Bmin7(2)
Once built a steamboat in a meadow
G   A7   A6
Cause I’d forgotten how to sail

G   A7   D (riff)
I know the runner’s going to tell you
G   A7   D (riff)
There ain’t no cowboy in my hair
G   A7   D (riff)
So now he’s buried by the daisies
G   A7
So I could stay the tallest man in your eyes, babe
D
I sense a spy up in the chimney
From all the evidence I’ve burned
I guess he’ll read it in the smoke now
And soon to ashes I’ll return
G
I know the spy is going to tell you
It’s not my flag up in the pole
So now he’s buried by the lilies
So I could stay forever more in your eyes, babe
D
I sense a leak inside my phone now
From all the lies I have told
I know he has your private number
And soon he’ll make that vicious call
G
I know the leak is going to tell you
There ain’t now puppy in your leash
So now he’ll fertilize the roses
So I could stay the king you see
In your eyes, babe (x2)

Interlude: Dmute (4 Bars) D (4 Bars)

Dmute   D/C#mute   Bm
So now we’re dancing through the garden
G   A7   A6
And what a garden I have made
Dmute D/C#mute Bm
And now that death will grow my jasmine
G A7 A6
I find it soothing I’m afraid

G   A7   D (riff)
Now there is no need for suspicion
G   A7   D (riff)
There ain’t no frog kissing your hand
G   A7   D (riff)
I won’t be lying when I tell you
G   A7
That I’m a gardner I’m a man
A7   D (riff)
In your eyes babe (x2)
A7   Bm9
In your eyes babe.

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