"Nikki Oh Nikki" The Mountain Goats As performed at CBGB's, 7/23/99 Transcribed by Jon A. Note: John's guitar was tuned down a whole step for this show, so it sounds like the key of C, but these are the chords he's playing. D - xx0232 Dsus4 - xx0233 Dsus2 - xx0230 G - 320033 G* - 320003 Asus4 - x02230 A - x02220 Bm - x24432 Intro: (D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus2 G G* Asus4 A ) x2 D You know that guy G Asus4 Who swept your girlfriend off her feet and out of your arms D In the summer G Asus4 Between the sixth and the seventh grade D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus2 G G* Asus4 A D You know how his name sits in your brain G Like a tumor Asus4 D And how his bright eyes shine in your memory G Asus4 Even now Bm Let it bug you if you really want to but G Asus4 D Friend, let me assure you he's gonna die G Asus4 You can take it to the bank that he's gonna die some day D G Asus4 He's gonna die Bm Maybe a few years before you do G Asus4 Maybe a few years later, D What does it matter G Asus4 In the long run? (D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus2 G G* Asus4 A ) x2 D G Asus4 You know that girl who you told your secrets to back in high school D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus2 G G* Asus4 A D The one who faithfully broadcast all of them G Asus4 D Throughout the generous pool of your mutual acquaintances And made it sound like you were psycho G Asus4 And in need of professional help D G Asus4 Yes, yes, yes you do remember Well you can Carry that grudge or you can let it go But as sure as I'm singing this song you know She's gonna die She's gonna die, yes she will Five'll get you ten, she'll meet the same undignified end That I will, and you will And everyone we know It may happen 20 years down the line Or it may happen an hour from now What does it matter? What does it matter in the long run? Everyone who's done you wrong Everyone who's done you favors Everyone you like Everyone you can't stand the sight of What does it matter? What does it matter in the long run?