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 +<​code>​
 +"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?
 +</​code>​
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