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Fleet Foxes - The Plains Bitter Dancer chords

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the plains/ bitter dancer by fleet foxes
tab by alexander rex

dropped D tuning
DADGBe

capo on 2nd fret


E*    2x2100  F#* 444xxx
G*    5x54xx  F#  4x43xx
A*    5x54xx  G** 5x503x
Dsus2 x00230  F*  3x32xx
Fm    x44222  G   x20003
G6    x20030



the plains


F#|-0----------0---------------------0----------0----------0---------|
C#|-5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--7-5-3-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0-|
A |-4----------4----------4----------4----------4----------4---------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|

F#|---------------------------------------------------|
C#|-7-5-3-0-0--7-5-3-0-0--9-7-10-12-9-7-5-7-9-7-5-7-7-|
A |-4----------4--------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------|

F#|-0----------0---------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--7-5-3-0-0--7-5-3-0-0----9-7-10-12-9-7-5-7-9-7-5-7-7--|
A |-4----------4----------4----------4-----------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

F#|-----------------------0----------0--------------------------------------|
C#|-7-5-3-0-0--7-5-3-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--9-7-10-12-9-7-5-7-9-7-5-7-7-|
A |-4----------4----------4----------4--------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

F#|-0----------0----------0----------0--------------------------------------|
C#|-5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--9-7-10-12-9-7-5-7-9-7-5-7-7-|
A |-4----------4----------4----------4--------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

F#|-0----------0----------0----------0----------0---------|
C#|-5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0--5-3-2-0-0-|
A |-4----------4----------4----------4----------4---------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------|



bitter dancer

   Em riff 1 (picking) (you can also play this riff in fast triplets)
F#|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0---0---0---0---0---0-|
C#|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0---0---0---0---0---0-|
A |-----0---------------0-------0-------0--------------0-------0---|
E |-------------2---0-------4-------2------0-----------------------|
B |-2-------4----------------------------------4---2-------2-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Em riff 1
F#|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0---0---0---0---0---0-|
C#|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0---0---0---0---0---0-|
A |-----0---------------0-------0-------0--------------0-------0---|
E |-------------2---0-------4-------2------0-----------------------|
B |-2-------4----------------------------------4---2-------2-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------------------|



Em riff 1
Just as the sand made everything round
Em riff 1
Just as the tar seeps up from the ground
E*             F#*  G*
bitter dancer, ever turning
Em riff 1
so was the day that you came to town


  Em riff 2 (play this melody while strumming softly the Em chord)
F#|------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------|
A |------------------------------|
E |-------2-0---4---2---0--------|
B |-2---4-----------------4-2----|
E |------------------------------|

  Em riff 2
F#|------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------|
A |------------------------------|
E |-------2-0---4---2---0--------|
B |-2---4-----------------4-2----|
E |------------------------------|


Em riff 2
you took a room and you settled in
Em riff 2
washed off the chalk from your weathered skin
E*                F#*    G*
daylight sleeper, bloody reaper
Em riff 2
you took a room and you settled in

Em riff 2 (2x)
(flute solo)

Em riff 2
i should have known one day you would come
Em riff 2
all of us walk so blind in the sun
E*               F#*     G*
midnight feeder, beggar, pleader
Em riff 2
i should had known one day you would come

Em riff 2
(flute solo)

E*   F# G*    A* G*F# G**
tell me again my only son
Dsus2   F*    G*        F*  Em riff 2
tell me again what have you done

Em riff 2
(flute solo)

F#m G     F#m
at  arm's lengths
       G* Dsus2 G6
i will hold you there
   Dsus2 G6
there

Dsus2 G6
Dsus2 G6
Dsus2 G6
Dsus2 G6

F#m G     F#m
at  arm's lengths
       G* Dsus2 G6
i will hold you there
    Dsus2 G6
there

Dsus2 G6  (repeat till fade out)


tabbed from live performances (kcrw, austin city limits) and the album version
february 2014
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