"18th Floor Balcony" by Blue October
(Transcription by Jeff Givens (jgiv24@tampabay.rr.com) and AggiePhil (phil@phildorsett.com))


Capo on fret 2
*All fret numbers are relative to the capo!


1st half of First Verse ("...everything is alright...")
(Pick or Finger Pick)
• This is basically just a redux version of the sequence played during the 2nd half of the First Verse

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------------1-------3-------3-------3-------1-------1-----0--------
g|-----------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---0------------
D|---------2-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2----------
A|-------0-----------------------3-------0-------0--------------------
E|---------------3-------0--------------------------------------------



2nd half of First Verse ("My breath is on your hair...")
(Pick or Finger Pick)


e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|---------3-------------3-------------3-------------1-----0-------3-------------3-------------3-------------1-------------1---------
g|-------0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---------0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0---
D|-----0-------0-----0-------0-----0-------0-----2-------2-----0-------0-----0-------0-----0-------0-----2-------2-----2-------------
A|-------------------------------3-------------0-----------------------------------------3-------------0-------------0---------2-----
E|---3-------------0-----------------------------------------3-------------0---------------------------------------------------------



1st half Chorus ("And I knew it from the start...")
(Pick or Finger Pick)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------------1h3-------------3-------------1-------------1-------------1h3-------------3-------------1-------------1-----0--------
g|-----------0-----0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0-----0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0------------
D|---------2---------2-----0-------0-----2-------2-----2-------------2---------2-----0-------0-----2-------2-----2-------2----------
A|-------3---------------2-------------0-------------0---------2---3---------------2-------------0-------------0--------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



2nd half Chorus & Second Verse ("Flying away...")
(Pick or Finger Pick)


e|----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------------3-------------3-------------3-------------1-----0--------
g|-----------0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-----0---0------------
D|---------0-------0-----0-------0-----0-------0-----2-------2----------
A|-----------------------------------3-------------0--------------------
E|-------3-------------0------------------------------------------------

Repeat above sequence four more times (will be played five times in all); the last time through, it should end like the 1st verse ends



Repeat 1st half Chorus & 2nd half Chorus



Bridge ("And I'll try to sleep...")
(Pick or Finger Pick)
•You can also play the Chorus sequence here instead of this sequence below

e|----------------------------------------------------------
b|-------------------------------------------5--x--7--------
g|-------------------------------------------5--x--7--------
D|-----------------------2---5-4-5-----------2--x--4--------
A|-------0-3-5---2-3-5-3-----------0---2-5-3----------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------



Repeat 2nd half Chorus twice (2nd time, end it like the 1st verse ends)


Repeat 1st half Chorus twice


Repeat 2nd half Chorus twice (last time through, repeat the fourth pattern in this sequence four times)