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"New Britain"
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg
Transcribed by Jon A.

Tuning: DADGAD

Note on the tuning: This song sounds a half-step higher on the record, but John was kind enough to confirm that it's meant to be played in
straight up DADGAD. You can put a capo on the first fret if you want to play along with the record.

D:             000200
B9(no 3rd):    x24444
C9(no 3rd):    x35555
D7:            000230
Gsus2:         500000
Dadd4/F#:      400000
A7sus4/E:      200000


D

B9(no 3rd)                           C9(no 3rd)
    You've had it up to here with my west country talk
        D
You can hardly understand a word I say
B9(no 3rd)                             C9(no 3rd)
    The shortest tree around here is a hundred feet tall
D
    It's gonna rain today

B9(no 3rd)                         C9(no 3rd)
D                                  D7             D

I try and tell you secrets 'til my face turns blue
I am not getting through to you
All the way across the ocean, they're gathering their strength again
Lining up along the country's length again

Gsus2                   Dadd4/F#    A7sus4/E
    This morning I know
             D
Who you are
This morning I know
Who you are

On the river, the sun is bright gold
And the things you try to say to me make my blood run cold
But I hold you anyway
And we stare into the sun all day
And you're about to leave again
I've learned to read your movements
And I'm learning how to read your mind
The sun climbs up the sky for us above the Mississippi
And I feel you in my arms, but you're hardly even with me
This morning I know
Who you are
This morning I know
Who you are

Gsus2               Dadd4/F#    A7sus4/E
D7     D            D7          D
Gsus2               Dadd4/F#    A7sus4/E
D
Gsus2               Dadd4/F#    A7sus4/E
D
Gsus2               Dadd4/F#    A7sus4/E
D

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New Britain
by The Mountain Goats
tabbed by Jonathan Bliss
      and Andy Moskowitz

 Intro:Eb

 G Ab
 you've had it up to here with my west country talk
 Eb
 you can hardly understand a word i say
 G Ab
 the shortest tree around here is a hundred feet tall
 Eb
 it's gonna rain today

 G Ab Eb

 G Ab
 i try and tell you secrets 'til my face turns blue
 Eb
 i am not getting through to you
 G
 all the way across the ocean
 Ab
 they're gathering their strength again
 Eb
 lining up along the country's length again
 Ab Bb Eb
 this morning i know who you are
 this morning i know who you are

 on the river, the sun is bright gold
 and the things you try to say to me make my blood run cold
 but i hold you anyway, and we stare into the sun all day
 and you're about to leave again
 i've learned to read your movements
 and i'm learning how to read your mind
 the sun climbs the sky for us above the mississippi
 and i feel you in my arms, but you're hardly even with me
 this morning i know who you are
 this morning i know who you are
tabs/new_britain.txt · Last modified: 2009/03/30 15:28 by lincolnic