I Will Wait, the new single from Mumford and Sons, came together very nicely as a single-guitar arrangement. I’m working through some tendinitis in my right hand, so I’ll be aiming for some easier transcriptions in the next few weeks. I actually got the tendinitis from practicing Iguazu, and now its affecting my writing, typing, guitar playing, etc.
I was prone to this about 10 years ago, when It was affecting my bass playing with New Invisible Joy. At the time, I taught a massage therapist who had moved to Pittsburgh with her family from Aspen. Her client list was pretty crazy but it included, the late Jerry Garcia, and James Taylor. She explained how the shoulder joint becomes compromised in guitar-players, and then showed me a series of stretches (for the shoulder) where she believed the tension was. Sure enough, that fixed the problem.
I Will Wait is played in standard tuning, with a capo on the 1st fret (if you intend to match the key of the actual song). The cool thing about this version for solo-guitar, is that I was able to play both the subdued first chorus and the lifted second chorus with the same C major hand position. I hope you like it, that tab is available below: