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tabs:outer_scorpion_squadron
This is one of the more aurally complex Mountain Goats songs.
I'm pretty sure about the verse and chorus chords, but when the strings swell 
during the bridge it's a little hard to tell what's going on underneath, so those 
chords are basically just a guess. Also, I recommend playing the F/G chord 
with your thumb on the third fret of the E string, like so: 

   F/G
e-------|
B---1---|
G---2---|
D---3---|
A-------|
E---3---|


Verse

Abmaj7     C              F/G
    If you really want to conjure up a ghost
     Am7         C             Am                   Gsus4   G  
    Cultivate a space for the things that hurt you most

Chorus

Am           C                F
    Rake the sands until they surface
Em  C	                  F
    Bind their tiny eyes


Verse

Stake out your position, let your armor fall
Stay put til they find you, it won't take long at all


Chorus

Rake the sands until they surface
Up they come, gone translucent


Bridge

C	 	Am	 F
They're coming up no matter what
C     G               C     G    F
Fools rush in and the doors slam shut

Verse

Ghosts of my childhood stay with me, if you will
Find a place where there's water, hold you under til you're still

Chorus
Rake the sands until they surface
Don't let anybody call them ugly

Outro (roughly)

    C                F
e---0----------0---------------0--3-----|
B----------1-----3---1-----1------------|
G--------0---------------2--------------|
D------2---------------3-----3--3---3---|
A---3--------3-----3--------------------|
E--------------------1------------------|

Repeat a few times, end on C.

Enjoy!
C		 Am	  C
If you really want to conjure up a ghost
C	     Am		    C			G
Cultivate a space for the things that hurt you most

Em		C	    Am
Rake the sands until they surface
Em	Am	 C
Bind their tiny eyes

C	 	Am	 F
Stake out your position, let your armor fall
C		    Am		 C	  	  G
Stay put til they find you, it won't take long at all


Em		C	    Am
Rake the sands until they surface
Em	Am	 C
Up they come, gone translucent

C	 	Am	 F
They're coming up no matter what
C	    Am          F     C    G
Fools rush in and the doors slam shut

C	 	Am	      F
Ghosts of my childhood stay with me, if you will
C		      Am		   C		     G
Find a place where there's water, hold you under til you're still

Em		C	    Am
Rake the sands until they surface
Em	Am	 C
Don't let anybody call them ugly	
tabs/outer_scorpion_squadron.txt · Last modified: 2014/12/18 17:54 by flyonthewall