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"Mosquito Repellent"
The Mountain Goats/Kaki King
Black Pear Tree

Transcribed by Jon. A (original transcription left below as per Mike's request)

Tuning, low to high: CGCGGD
(Tune high E, D, and A strings down a whole step, B string down a major 3rd, low E string down two whole steps. G string is unchanged.)

Intro/Verse 1, play twice:

D------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
C-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-----------------2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x------------------
G-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x--
C-----------------3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-----------------3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x--

D------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
C------------------------------------------------------------------
G-4-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--
C-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--

Chorus ("I try, try, try, but I know..."), play three times:

D------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
C-7-7-7-x-9-9-9-x-10-10-10-x-14-14-14-x-12-12-12-x-12-12-12-x------
G-3-3-3-x-5-5-5-x-7--7--7--x-10-10-10-x-9--9--9--x-8--8--8--x------
C-3-3-3-x-5-5-5-x-7--7--7--x-10-10-10-x-9--9--9--x-8--8--8--x------

Instrumental break:

D------------------------------------
G------------------------------------
G------------------------------------
C-7-7-7-x-9-9-9-x-4-4-4-x-12-12-12-x-
G-3-3-3-x-5-5-5-x-0-0-0-x-8--8--8--x-
C-3-3-3-x-5-5-5-x-0-0-0-x-8--8--8--x-

Play the break three times, on the fourth time end on the C chord (004xxx) and go straight to verse 2.

Verse 2, play twice:

D------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
G(0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x)---------------(0-0-0---0-0-0-x)-----------------
C-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-----------------2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x--
G-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x--
C-----------------3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-----------------3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x--

D------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
C-6-6-6-x-6-6-6-x-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-----3---3-3-3----
G-4-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--
C-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--

Add the notes in parentheses on the G string during the second time you play it.

Chorus, play four times

Ending freakout, play 8 times:

D-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--
G-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--
G-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--
C-8---8-8-3-3-3-5---5-5-0---0-0-0--
G-8---8-8-3-3-3-5---5-5-0---0-0-0--
C-8---8-8-3-3-3-5---5-5-0---0-0-0--
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Then back to the intro/first verse pattern twice.
Mosquito Repellent

-tabbed by mike

(Took a lot of work, would be nice if any changes/additions/interpretations were just added on before/after the file)

For the freak out part, Kaki is just playing the same chords as the chorus but with the first 2 strings open.

Tuning:

1-C
2-G
3-D#
4-C
5-G
6-C

Chords:

A----------------------------------
G----------------------------------
D#---------------------------------
C---2------------------------------
G---0---3---4---3---2--0-----------
C-------3---2---0---2--0-----------
    A   F   F#  F2  E  D

A-------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------
D#--4---6---7---11---9----9----1------------------------
C---3---5---7---10---9----9----0------------------------
G---3---5---7---10---9----9----0------------------------
C---3---5---7---10---9----8----0------------------------
    G  A2   B   D   C#1  C#2   D2

A           F        A              F
All day, all day, sweeping out the shards
F#               F2   E             D 
Do what I have to do, try to start anew
      A                F
But I thought of you twice
A                  F 
Couldn’t help myself
F#                   F2
I don’t know what I need
E                             D
Clutching and fingering the rosary beads
123
      G    A2    B   D      C#1 C#2    x3
But I try, try, try, but I know     (try, try, try, but I know)
I can’t let go
Try, try, try, but I know (try, try, try, but I know)
I can’t let go
      G    A2    B   D      C#1 C#2   
      G   A2   D2   C#1   x4

TV upstairs, leave it on all night
Do what I have to do
Add, subtract, and divide by 2
But my eyes light up, at cops and robbers time
I hope the bad guys win
I hope the good guys get their skulls bashed in

And I try, try, try, but I know (try, try, try, but I know)
I can’t let go
I can’t let go

tabs/mosquito_repellent.txt · Last modified: 2011/08/08 11:06 by losvci