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Oceanographer's Choice

I found this tab on ultimate-guitar.com, if there's any problem with doing that or if the originater of the tab wishes it to be down, by all means remove it.

If you want to play this with fewer tricky barre chords, you can play this with a capo on the third fret and transposed three half steps down:

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Gm Em
Bb G
Eb C
C A
F D
D B
A F#
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			 OCEANOGRAPHER'S CHOICE - Mountain Goats
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Tabbed by:  lostpanda
Email:  kylelostpanda@yahoo.com

Tuning:  standard

    Gm  Bb  Eb  C   F   D
e|--3---6-----------1-------------------------------------------------------
B|--3---6---8---5---1---7---------------------------------------------------
G|--3---7---8---5---2---7---------------------------------------------------
D|--5---8---8---5---3---7---------------------------------------------------
A|--5---8---6---3---3---5---------------------------------------------------
E|--3---6-----------1-------------------------------------------------------

      Gm
Well, guy in a skeleton costume
Bb                         Eb
Comes up to the guy in the Superman suit
                        Gm
Runs through him with a broadsword

I flipped the television off
      Bb                    Eb
Bring all the bright lights up
               Gm
Turn the radio up loud
C
 I don't know why I'm so persuaded
F
 That if I think things through
Eb
Long enough and hard enough
D
 I'll somehow get to you
             Gm
But then you came in and we locked eyes
    C
You kicked the ashtray over as we came toward each other
           Eb
Stubbed my cigarette out against the west wall
D
 And quickly lit another
Gm
Look at that

Would you look at that?
C
 We're throwing off sparks
Gm          F         C          Gm
What will I do when I don't have you
                       A    Gm
To hold onto in the dark?

     Gm
Yes, everybody's gonna need a witness
Bb                             Eb
Everybody's gonna need a little back up
                       Gm
In case the scene gets nasty

You throw the attic window open
      Bb                      Eb
And I throw myself all around you
                        Gm
And night comes to Tallahassee
C                                   F
 I don't know why it's gotten harder to keep myself away
Eb
Thought I'd finally beat the feeling back
D
 It all came back today
            Gm
And then we fell down and we locked arms
   C
We knocked the dresser over as we rolled across the floor
Eb
 I don't mean it when I tell you
D
 That I don't love you anymore
Gm
Look at that

Would you look at that?
C
The way the ceiling starts to swerve
Gm          F         C          Gm
What will I do when I don't have you
                             A    
When I finally get what I deserve?

Gm
Easier version, transcribed from what Kyle has above

Capo on 3


      Em
Well, guy in a skeleton costume
G                          C
Comes up to the guy in the Superman suit
                        Em
Runs through him with a broadsword

I flipped the television off
      G                     C
Bring all the bright lights up
               Em
Turn the radio up loud
A
 I don't know why I'm so persuaded
D
 That if I think things through
C
Long enough and hard enough
B
 I'll somehow get to you
             Em
But then you came in and we locked eyes
    A
You kicked the ashtray over as we came toward each other
           C
Stubbed my cigarette out against the west wall
B
 And quickly lit another
Em
Look at that

Would you look at that?
A
 We're throwing off sparks
Em          D         A          Em
What will I do when I don't have you
                       F#    Em
To hold onto in the dark?

     Em
Yes, everybody's gonna need a witness
G                              C
Everybody's gonna need a little back up
                       Em
In case the scene gets nasty

You throw the attic window open
      G                       C
And I throw myself all around you
                        Em
And night comes to Tallahassee
A                                   D
 I don't know why it's gotten harder to keep myself away
C
Thought I'd finally beat the feeling back
B
 It all came back today
            Em
And then we fell down and we locked arms
   A
We knocked the dresser over as we rolled across the floor
C
 I don't mean it when I tell you
B
 That I don't love you anymore
Em
Look at that

Would you look at that?
A
The way the ceiling starts to swerve
Em          D         A          Em
What will I do when I don't have you
                             F#    
When I finally get what I deserve?

Em
tabs/oceanographer_s_choice.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/19 20:25 by willneu97