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Darkness Between the Fireflies

Mason Jennings

from the album Mason Jennings released in 1997

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Lyrics

Verse

Am G C C I woke up before you in the total darkness, early morning Am G C E I could hear the wind in the trees I was looking for the light to bring you out from the shadows Redefine you now for only me

Chorus

C G F And honey I'm sure C G F That you've been in love before C Am G G7 Plenty of men have held high places in your eyes C G F But jealousy C G F Has got no use for me C Am G C The past is beautiful like the darkness between the... fireflies I was driving fast up through the Appalachians, I could see The world go out below me in the sun You should know by now that someone’s always been there long before you You’re never gonna be the only one And honey I'm sure That you've been in love before Plenty of men have held high places in your eyes But jealousy Has got no use for me The past is beautiful like the darkness between the fireflies Beautiful like the darkness between the fireflies

Bridge

| F... | Em... | Em... | (with riff) | F... | Em... | Em... | | F... | Em... | Em... | | F... | Em... | Em... | Em7... | Em7... |

Solo

| Am . . . | G . . . | C . . . | C . . . | | Am . . . | G . . . | C . . . | E . . . | And honey I'm sure That you've been in love before Plenty of men have held high places in your eyes But jealousy Has got no use for me The past is beautiful like the darkness between the fireflies Beautiful like the darkness between the fireflies

Notes & Tabs

Chorus Riff

For the CGF sequence, Mason plays the riff below.

e-|------------0-----------------------------------0--------------------
B-|------------1-----\3--3---1---------------------1------\3--3---1-----
G-|------------0-----\4--4---2---------------------0------\4--4---2-----
D-|----------2-----------5---3-------------------2------------5---3-----
A-|--------3-------------5---3-----------------3--------------5---3-----
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
           C             G   F                 C              G   F 
    "Jealousy...                 ...has got no use for me..."

Bridge Riff

Repeat the FEm sequence four times. On the 4th time, transition into the Em7 to lead into the instrumental verse / solo. Note that this section changes to 12/8 time.

e-|-------------------------|...|---0----
B-|-------------------------|...|---3----
G-|---------2----0----0-0---|...|---0----
D-|-------3------2----2-2---|...|---0----
A-|-----3--------2----2-2---|...|---2----
E-|---1----------0----0-0---|...|---0----
      F          Em                 Em7 

Chord Progressions

Verse

"I woke up before you in the total darkness..."
| Am . . . | G . . . | C . . . | C . . . |
| Am . . . | G . . . | C . . . | E . . . |

Chorus

"Honey I'm sure, that you've been in love before..."
| C . . . | G  . F . | C . . . | G  . F . | (with riff)
| C . . . | Am . . . | G . . . | G7 . . . |

Bridge

| F... | Em... | Em... | (with riff)
| F... | Em... | Em... |
| F... | Em... | Em... |
| F... | Em... | Em... | Em7... | Em7... |

Song Info

Song: Darkness Between the Fireflies
Artist: Mason Jennings
Album: Mason Jennings
Year: 1997
Label: Bar/None Records

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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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