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Live and Die

The Avett Brothers

from the album The Carpenter released in 2012

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Lyrics

(capo 4th fret)

Intro

G ... Bm ... C ... G ... G ... Em ... C ... D ... (...see below for intro picking tab)

Verse

G Bm C G All it'll take is just one moment, and G Em C D You can say goodbye to how we had it planned Fear like a habit, run like a rabbit out and away Through the screen door to the unknown

Pre-Chorus

Em And I wanna love you and more Am I wanna find you and more C G Bm Where do you reside when you hide D How can I find you 'Cause I wanna send you and more I wanna tempt you and more Can you tell that I am alive Let me prove it

Chorus

G Em You and I, we're the same Am D Live and die, we're the same Hear my voice, know my name You and I, we're the same Live like a pharaoh, sing like a sparrow, anyway Even if there is no land or love in sight We bloom like roses, lead like Moses, out and away Through the bitter crowd to the daylight And I wanna love you and more I wanna find you and more Can you tell that I am alive Let me prove it to you You and I, we're the same Live and die, we're the same You rejoice, I complain But you and I, we're the same Live and die, we're the same You and I, we're the same Hear my voice, know my name You and I, we're the same (instrumental verse w/ solo) And I wanna love you and more I wanna find you and more Where do you reside when you hide How can I find you 'Cause I wanna send you and more I wanna tempt you and more Can you tell that I am alive Let me prove it You and I, we're the same Live and die, we're the same You rejoice, I complain But you and I, we're the same Live and die, we're the same You and I, we're the same Hear my voice, know my name You and I... you and I...

Notes & Tabs

Capo 4th Fret, Standard Tuning

The album version of this song is recorded with a capo on the 4th fret using standard tuning, using the chords shown above/below. You can freely use the chords shown here without a capo (or with the capo moved to another fret), but you'll be off-key if you try to play along with the album.

Guitar Chords Used

Here is how you play the guitar chords used in this song. For the sake of being exposed to a bit of music theory, note that this song uses all but one of the main chords that make up the key of G, those being (in order): G major, A minor, B minor, C major, D major, and E minor.

e-|----3----0-----2-----0----2----0----
B-|----0----1-----3-----1----3----0----
G-|----0----2-----4-----0----2----0----
D-|----0----2-----4-----2----0----2----
A-|----2----0-----2-----3---------2----
E-|----3--------------------------0----
       G    Am    Bm    C    D    Em 

Intro Picking Riff

If you want to play the intro riff on your guitar, you can do so using the tab below. First, realize that the tab is based off these chord positions (keep your hands affixed in each position during that chord's respective bar). Remember, the frets shown below are relative to the capo's position... meaning a note on the 7th fret (as shown below) would really be the 11th fret, if you have a capo on the 4th fret. Math.

e-|---7---     ---7---     ----8----     ----7----
B-|---8---     ---7---     ----8----     ----8----
G-|---7---     ---7---     ----9----     ----7----
D-|---9---  →  ---9---  →  ----10---  →  ----9----
A-|-------     -------     ---------     ---------
E-|-------     -------     ---------     ---------
      G           Bm           C             G 

e-|---7---     ---7---     ----8----     ----10---
B-|---8---     ---8---     ----8----     ----10---
G-|---7---     ---9---     ----9----     ----11---
D-|---9---  →  ---9---  →  ----10---  →  ----12---
A-|-------     -------     ---------     ---------
E-|-------     -------     ---------     ---------
      G           Em           C             D 

Once you are able to switch between those chord positions, then add the picking pattern shown below. As long as you're using the chord formations shown above, you can freely make up whatever picking pattern you choose -- and it will sound perfectly in key and probably pretty awesome. Listen along for the timing!

e-|---7-----7--------|--------7---------|---------8------8--|---7-----7--------
B-|-----8-----8------|------7----7------|-------8----8------|-----8-----8------
G-|-------7-------7--|----7--------7----|-----9--------9----|-------7-------7--
D-|--9----------9----|--9------------9--|--10---------------|--9----------9----
A-|------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------
E-|------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------
     G                  Bm                C                    G 

e-|---7-----7--------|--------7---------|---------8------8--|-----10---10---10-
B-|-----8-----8------|------8----8------|-------8----8------|----10---10---10--
G-|-------7-------7--|----9--------9----|-----9--------9----|---11---11--------
D-|--9----------9----|--9------------9--|--10---------------|--12--------------
A-|------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------
E-|------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------
     G                  Em                C                    D 

Recommended Video Lesson

Rejoice, for here is a video of Seth Avett giving a walkthrough of how to play this song. He explains and demonstrates the chords used in each section of the song, and plays them in proper sequence. This is very helpful if you want a slowed down video demonstration of how to put it all together.



Official Music Video

To hear the complete song as per the album, you can listen along with the video below. You can play along using the chords above (remember to add a capo to the 4th fret). Enjoy!



Chord Progressions

Intro

| G . . . | Bm . . . | C . . . | G . . . |
| G . . . | Em . . . | C . . . | D . . . |
                    (...with picking riff)

Verse

"All it'll take is just one moment, and..."
| G . . . | Bm . . . | C . . . | G . . . |
| G . . . | Em . . . | C . . . | D . . . |
                               (...repeat)

Pre-Chorus

"And I wanna love you and more..."
| Em . . . | . . . . | Am . . . | . . . . |
|  C . . . | G . . . | Bm . . . | C . . . |
                                (...repeat)

Chorus

"You and I, we're the same..."
| G . Em . | Am . D . |
            (...repeat)

Song Info

Song: Live and Die
Artist: The Avett Brothers
Album: The Carpenter
Year: 2012
Label: Universal Republic

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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