Tab Mapper

The tab mapper is a handy little tool that will render a guitar tab file with graphic chord diagrams displayed alongside. This comes in handy for people who just don't have every single chord shape memorized. Just plug in the web site address of a valid .tab or .crd file and hit "Go". In general, the tab mapper does a better job with printer friendly URLs. If there is more than one way to play a chord, the tab mapper will choose the most common shape. To see other fingerings, click on the chord diagram and you will be taken to the chord calculator.

A chord {x 0 2 2 2 0} chord
D7 chord {x x 0 2 1 2} chord
D chord {x x 0 2 3 2} chord
Em chord {0 2 2 0 0 0} chord
Bm chord {x 2 4 4 3 2} chord

Original file located @

Show me scales that sound good with the chords in this song: A, D7, D, Em, Bm.

#----------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------#
# This represents the author's own work and interpretation of the    #
# song. To be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. #

Artist: Camera Obscura
 Album: My Maudlin Career
  Song: Swans


Tabbed by: Logan Smith (

Intro riff:


          A                 D
G-------------9--9----9-----9---7--7-----------------  (x2)

D                         A
There are flowers in my house
D                 A 
I bought them myself
D                                A
No surprises in my record collection
D                                     A
You must have thought I was someone else
Em                    A             D               Bm
I'm still afraid to get lost in a city I might explore
Em                     A              D           Bm
But I'm not afraid to have an eloquent boy at my door
       Em          A           D
At my door, at my door, at my door

D                      A
Oh, you want to be a writer
D           A
Fantastic idea
D                           A
You say you've never seen America
D                           A
I really think you'd like it there

Em                        A
Maybe you should travel with me
D                  Bm
Is this the best idea?
Em                           A
Because you've never seen a redwood
D                          Bm
And you've never touched a deer
  Em      A       D    D7  
A deer, a deer, a deer
  Em      A        D
A deer, a deer, my dear

(Repeat intro)

Em               A
Are swans deceiving us all?
    D                Bm
Oh, I for one should know
Em                        A
I've never felt myself so graceful
         D              Bm
And I've never swam so slow
   Em    A        D    D7
So slow, slow, so slow
   Em       A        D    D7
So slow, so slow, so slow
   Em       A        D
So slow, so slow, so slow

(Repeat Intro)

(End on a D chord)