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The Mountain Goats
"The Recognition Scene"
Sweden
Tab updated by Jon A.

Chords:
G: 320033
A: x02220
C: x32010
A7sus4: x02233
Cadd9: x32033

G                      A
We broke the doorknob off of the door
C                   G       
The door swung open easily. 
G                      A
We sauntered into the poorly lit store, 
C                 G
And looked around lazily, we stole
G                       A7sus4
Every bit of candy they had inside 
    Cadd9*                            G
And gobbled it all up greedily on our 3 month ride
G                              A
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
          C                    G
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone 

*At shows John sometimes plays Cadd9, sometimes just a regular C chord.

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the Mountain Goats
The Recognition Scene
Sweden
Tabbed by Matt Hall

Just got back from seeing him play this live, and (no offense) I feel like it's a lot more accurate 
than the tab below.
The basic chord pattern is:
G  A7  C  G
When you're on the C chord, use your pinky and play around with the B string.
The lick is pretty much
B--3-1-0-1-3-1-0
I've heard this song played at high pitches, so feel free to throw a capo on there. 
I don't have the Sweden album here to check it against, but I'm pretty sure that it 
goes like this through the whole song. Some live versions have a lot more improvisation 
on the outro, but you can do that stuff at your own will.
Mountain Goats - The Recognition Scene:  from the album "Sweden"
written by john darnielle
tab by Russ Sweetser (yarzrevenge@yahoo.com)

E, F#, A, E (x2)

E                      F#
we broke the doorknob off of the door. 
A                   E       
the door swung open easily. 
E                      F#
we sauntered into the poorly lit store, 
A                 E
and looked around lazily. 
E                                 F#
we stole every bit of candy they had inside. 
A                               E
gobbled it all up greedily on our 3 month ride.
E                              F#
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone. 
          A                    E
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone. 

you headed out to the getaway car 
and hit the open road 
I saw something written in tall clear letters on your face 
but I could not break the code. 
we had hot caramel sticking to our teeth 
and the only love I've ever known buring underneath 
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone. 
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone. 

I'm gonna miss you when you're gone. 
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone. 

(There is also a YouTube video of them playing this as G-A-C-G instead of E-F#-A-E)
tabs/the_recognition_scene.txt · Last modified: 2013/01/19 08:50 by theamazombie