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City And Colour - Grand Optimist tab

Song: Grand Optimist
Artist: City and Colour
Album: Little Hell

I was pretty disappointed with this album. Way too many metaphors that don't really make 
sense, and too many "story songs." This is probably the best song from Little Hell.


Capo 3

Intro
                 G           Am
e|--0------------0------------0------------|
B|--5------------1h3----------1------------|
G|--4------------0------------2------------|
D|--5------------0------------2----------0-|
A|--3------------2------------0------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|--0------------0------------0------------|
B|--5------------1h3----1h3p1-1------------|
G|--4------------0------------2------------|
D|--5------------0------------2------------|
A|--3------------2------------0----------2-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Verse

e|--0------------0------------0------------|
B|--5------------1h3----------1------------|
G|--4------------0------------2------------|
D|--5------------0------------2------------|
A|--3------------2------------0----------2-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|--0------------0------------0------------|
B|--5------------1h3----------1------------|
G|--4------------0------------2------------|
D|--5------------0------------2------------|
A|--3------------2------------0----------2-|
E|-----------------------------------------|


In Between 1st & 2nd Verse

e|--0------------0------------0------------|
B|--5------------3------1h3p1-1------------|
G|--4------------0------0-----2------------|
D|--5------------0------0-----2------------|
A|--3------------2------2-----0----------2-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|--0------------0------------0------------|
B|--5------------3------3---5\1------------|
G|--4------------0---2/4-4/6-\2------------|
D|--5------------0------------2------------|
A|--3------------2------------0----------2-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
(use 1st & 3rd fingers for the slide part so you can slide down into Am easily)



Chorus (if you can call it that...)

The part in paranthesis is optional. It's the vocal part, it isn't played by the guitar 
in the song. I think it sounds good, but do whatever you feel like.

    G                                Am
e|--0------(0--)---(0--)-------------0------------|
B|--3------(5p3)---(5p3)-------------1------------|
G|--0--------------------------------2------------|
D|--0--------------------------------2------------|
A|--2--------------------------------0------------|
E|--3---------------------------------------------|

"ooooooooooo i guess i take after my mother"



Solo thing

e|------------------------------------------|
B|--5/8----8-8\5--3-------------------------|
G|-------------------5-5/7--5----5----------|
D|----------------------------7----7--------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|--3------5\3--------------11--------------|
B|--------------5\3----5/13-----------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

I think he might bend some of the strings instead of sliding, but it's pretty difficult 
to bend a full step on a capo'd acoustic. He might be using a pedal steel guitar or something.


Ending

e|--0------(0--)---(0--)-------------0------------|
B|--3------(5p3)---(5p3)-------------1------------|
G|--0--------------------------------2--2p0-------|
D|--0--------------------------------2------2p0---|
A|--2--------------------------------0------------|
E|--3---------------------------------------------|

"ooooooooooo i guess i take after my mother"

He does some little random pull-offs and maybe some hammer-ons during the last few 
lines. You figure them out.

End on Am.
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