Death Cab For Cutie - Why Youd Want To Live Here tab

Tabbed by: Joey B.
This is off an acoustic recording.
Its easiest if you finger pick it, but I think he uses a pick.

Tuning: Standard

 Intro

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Verse
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Chorus 1
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Verse
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Chorus 2
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Interlude
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Verse
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Chorus 3
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