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The Mountain Goats
"Alpha Gelida"
Taking the Dative/Ghana
Tabbed by Jon A.

This is tuned down half a step on the record (Eb/Ab/Db/Gb/Bb/Eb), but live it's played in standard tuning.

Main riff:

   C#    B                 G           B
E------------------|-0-2-3-3---3-x-0-|-----------------|-----------------|
B--6-6-x-4---4-x-x-|-0-----0---0-x-0-|-4-4-x-4---4-x-4-|---4-x-4---4-x-0-|
G--6-6-x-4---4-x-x-|-------0---0-x-0-|-4-4-x-4---4-x-4-|---4-x-4---4-x-0-|
D--6-6-x-4---4-x-x-|-------0---0-x-0-|-4-4-x-4---4-x-4-|---4-x-4---4-x-0-|
A--4-4-x-2---2-x-x-|-------2---2-x-0-|-2-2-x-2---2-x-2-|---2-x-2---2-x-0-|
E------------------|-------3---3-x---|-----------------|-----------------|

Popcorn was snapping in the hot oil on the kitchen stove 
And the sky through the kitchen window was cold and poised and threatening
Heard your voice come lilting through the wall
I heard your voice come sailing from the other room

Let the young lions come
Let me break their jaws 
Let the young lions come out
B                  F#                   B
Let me break their jaws with my bare fingers. 

Coffee was dripping through the paper filter cone
The hip scent of it nearly knocked me out
I heard your voice come lilting through the back of the refrigerator 
I heard your voice come breaking through the wall

Let the young lions come out 
Let me talk them out of it
Let the young lions come
B                  F#                   B
Let me break their jaws with my bare fingers.

On the record John ends on a B6 (x24444); in the live versions I've heard he just ends on a B.
tabs/alpha_gelida.txt · Last modified: 2008/05/25 20:40 by lincolnic