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Mountain Goats - Counting Song For Bitter Children chords

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chords by vieurd
tab by Dan - daniel dot trombley at gmail dot com

Special thanks to John, first of all, for being especially awesome and
recording this for everyone, and to vieurd from the forums for getting
the chords.  I’m just here to make it readable and slap it up on the wiki.
Enjoy!

      F    Csus4   Bbsus4
e: ---8------8------6------|
B: --10------8------6------|
G: --10-----10------8------|
D: --10-----10------8------|
A: ---8-----10------8------|
E: ---X------8------6------|

vieurd:   “The general chord progression is F-Csus4-Bbsus4-F-Csus4.
John seems strum the sixth string on the F chord and the fifth and
sixth strings on the Csus4 and Bbsus4 somewhat lightly in order to
place emphasis on the guitar melody.”

|  F  |  Csus4  |  Bbsus4  |  F  Csus4  |

F
   one, two
Csus4
   I don't love you.
Bbsus4
   three, four
F     Csus4
   Anymore

one, three
Stay away from me
five, seven
Good children get nothing

F
   Na-na-na Na-na-na Na-na
Csus4
   Na-na-na Na-na-na Na-na
Bbsus4
   Na-na-na  Na-na-na   Na-na
F              Csus4
Na Na-na Na-na Na


one, two, two and a half
Stick around here? Don’t make me laugh

two-and-a-half, three, four-point-five
The new day's dawning and my hour's arrived

one, two
I got things to do

one, three*
I got people to see, I got people that wanna see me

Na na na…

Na na na…


*This is what he sings in the recording.
According to John, “The final line actually goes

three fours lined up in a row
I got people to see, I got people that wanna see me

so that the last verse has a "one two three four"
except that the third one is "three fours," O young John tryna be all clever”
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