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"Bad Priestess"
The Mountain Goats
Zopilote Machine

Transcribed by Jon A.

Bizarre tuning on this one, low to high: EBEBBE. Tune the third, fourth, and fifth strings up a whole step.
I strongly recommend tuning down instead to DADAAD and putting a capo on the 2nd fret, so there's less tension on your guitar.

E5 - 000000
A5 - 555xxx (barre your first finger and mute the three high strings with your other fingers)
B5 - 777xxx (see above note)



Note that even though it's a slide from the 2nd fret to the 4th fret and back down, you should still pick those notes.


E5  Riff (four times)

         A5                        B5
 When I see you in your new blue jeans
                 E5             A5     
 I know you're lying, and I know what it means
 When I see you take your place among the poor
E5              A5 
 I know you're a fraud for sure
   E5           B5
 Bad priestess
 Bad priestess

So the sunlight plays its games along your eyes
And it has the same effect on a thousand other guys
And I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel the pull, too
But the sunlight makes me strong and I know about you
Bad priestess


Bad priestess, on a Thursday as the sun goes down
Bad priestess, with the super-special eyelash trick
Bad priestess
Bad priestess
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