Califone – Mean Little Seed tab

Califone – Mean Little Seed
Album – Quicksand/Cradlesnakes

Open E tuning  (easiest to do open-D:  DAD#AD with capo on 2nd; tab relative to capo)
*As with most Califone songs, as you play this main riff/melody, you also do a light 
strumming of the open strings to affect that open tuning drone, which I won’t painstakingly 
tab out here.  Just play this riff and strum around until it sounds right.

Intro/Verse (4x):E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|G#---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E---10----5///9\\\----0h4------0h2--------------0----------------------------|B------------------------------------0h2-------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------0--------------------------------|“Texas looks like Galilee,Cripple trees and mean little seed”
Chorus (4x):E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|G#---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E--------3h5--3--------------------0-------------0---------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------5/6\5------3bp0----------3bp0------------------------------|
Verse riff (4x) “Today hung clearly fake only for your eyes Spit it out, James, take it all apart Waiting for the yellow bleed mustard from a crow Quiet quick violence Chorus riff (4x)
Bridge:E-----------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------|G#----------------------------------------------|E----10--9--10--9------///7-------4\\\2p0-------|B-----------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------|
Yeah, like shit on old moneyE-----------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------|G#----------------------------------------------|E----10--9--10--9------///7-------4\\\2p0-------|B-----------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------| yeah, can't wash it off
E-------------------------------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------------------------------|G#------------------------------------------------------------|E----10--9--10--9------///7-------4\\\2p0---4\\\2p0-----------|B-------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------0--------|(ring heavy)Held like lice on a lion
Then this slight variation on the verse riff (2x)E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|G#---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E------10-----9-----5----7-----4\\2p0---------------0------------------------|B----------------------------------------0h2---------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------0----------------------------|
Chorus riff (4x) Bridge riff (2x) Well, stay quick and quiet now mmm, my mean little seed Held like lice on a lion Chorus riff (4x)
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