Decemberists - The Wanting Comes In Waves Repaid tab

Song: The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid
Artist: The Decemberists
Album: The Hazards of Love (2009)
Tabbed by: Sky

     Hey guys, this is my first tab so I apologize for any mistakes.  The
intro sounds almost like a keyboard on a steel stringed guitar setting
but for the sake of the tab I have labeled the intro parts under Guitar 1
and Guitar 2.  I think one of the intro chords might be missing
something in Guitar 2's part.  I'm also not positive about the last chord of
the chorus.  The rest of it seems pretty accurate to me.
I've broken the song up into parts because I think it makes it
easier to learn.  There is a chart at the end with the comprehensive
song structure.  It may be a little confusing at first but I promise it's not
too complicated. Comment if you see mistakes and I will fix them.  If you are
looking at this tab then I'm assuming you like the Decemberists and I applaud you!
Enjoy this amazing song!

The Wanting Comes in Waves Intro/Verse (0:00-1:04) (3:51-4:10)

Guitar 1|-----------------------------| |------------------------||----------8--10--11--10------| |------------------------||7--9--10-----------------7--9| |9--9--10--9--7--9-------||-----------------------------|x3 |------------------------||-----------------------------| |------------------------||-----------------------------| |------------------------|
Guitar 2|-----------------------------| |------------------------||-----------------------------| |------------------------||----------------------7-----5| |------------------------||----------------------7-----3|x3 |--------------------8---||----------------------5-----3| |--------------------8---||-----------------------------| |--------------------6---|
Guitar 3 Note: this guitar only comes in during the second half of The Wanting Comes in Waves. It is sustained out of the Repaid chorus.
|-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||7-sustain this note and let it feedback until it dies--||-------------------------------------------------------|
The Wanting Comes in Waves Bridge (1:04-1:12) (4:10-4:18)
|------------------------||------------------------||------------7-----------||8-----------9-----------||8-----------8-----------||6-----------7-----------|
The Wanting Comes in Waves Chorus (1:12-1:43) (4:18-4:56) Note: play the first part of the chorus 4 times instead of 3 for the second chorus
F Am Bb Bb Gm Gm Bbm|1------5------6------6------| |3------3------6------||1------5------6------6------| |3------3------6------||2------5------7------7------| |3------3------6------||3------7------8------8------|x3 |5------5------8------||3------7------8------8------| |5------5------8------||1------5------6------6------| |3------3------6------|
Repaid Intro (1:43-2:08) (4:56-5:09) Note: only play the riff twice during the second intro
Guitar 1|-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------15p13p11----------------------------||12--15--12----12----------12----12--15--12-----------||--------------------------------------------8--10----|x3|--------------------------------------------8--10----||--------------------------------------------6--8-----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------15p13p11---------------------------------------||12--15--12----12----------12----12--15--12----------------------||--------------------------------------------8--10--5-(let ring)-||--------------------------------------------8--10--5------------||--------------------------------------------6--8---3------------|
Guitar 2|-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||5----(let ring)-----------------------------8--10----|x4|5-------------------------------------------8--10----||3-------------------------------------------6--8-----|
Repaid Verse (2:08-2:34) (3:02-3:27) (5:09-5:34)
|--------------------------10-----(10)----------8-------------||---5-----------------5/7------7-----------7\5-----5----------||---7b--------------------------------------------------------||------bend slowly while strumming a few times----------------|x2|-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|
Repaid Chorus (2:34-3:02) (3:27-3:43) (5:34-6:03) Note: In the Repaid Chorus, when transitioning back into The Wanting Comes in Waves the chord is replaced with an A5 chord and the 7th fret on the A string is sustained.
Guitar 1|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------15p13p11-----------------------15p13p11------------------||12--15--12----12----------12---12--15--12----12----------12---------------||--------------------------------------------------------------8-8-10-10---||--------------------------------------------------------------8-8-10-10---||--------------------------------------------------------------6-6-8--8----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------15p13p11-----------------------------------15p13p11------||12--15--12----12----------12---------------12--15--12----12----------12---||-------------------------------8-8-10-10----------------------------------||-------------------------------8-8-10-10----------------------------------||-------------------------------6-6-8--8-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------15p13p11------------------------------||12--15--12---------12--15--12----12----------12----12--15--12-------------||------------8--10----------------------------------------------8--10--5---||------------8--10----------------------------------------------8--10--5---||------------6--8-----------------------------------------------6--8---3---|
Guitar 2|-------------------||-------------------||-------------------||5----(let ring)----| Strike once at the beginning of each riff|5------------------||3------------------|
Outro (6:03-6:27)
Guitar 1|-----------------------------------------------------------||-----------------15p13p11----------------------------------||12--15--12----12----------12----12--15--12-----------------||--------------------------------------------8--10----------||--------------------------------------------8--10----------||--------------------------------------------6--8-----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------||-----------------15p13p11----------------------------------||12--15--12----12----------12----12--15--12-----------------||--------------------------------------------8----10----12--||--------------------------------------------8----10----12--||--------------------------------------------6----8-----10--|
Guitar 2|-------------------||-------------------||-------------------||5----(let ring)----| Strike the chord once at the beginning of each riff|5------------------||3------------------|
Key | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer on | p pull off | ( ) ghost note Song Structure (I'm going to abbreviate The Wanting Comes in Waves as TWCIW 1. TWCIW Intro/Verse x3 2. TWCIW Bridge 3. TWCIW Chorus 4. Repaid Intro 5. Repaid Verse 6. Repaid Chorus 7. Repaid Verse 8. Repaid Chorus with substituted chord at end (See note in Repaid Chorus) 9. TWCIW Intro/Verse with sustained note (See note in TWCIW Intro/Verse) 10. TWCIW Chorus extended (See note in TWCIW Chorus) 11. Repaid Intro shortened (See note in Repaid Intro) 12. Repaid Verse 13. Repaid Chorus 14. Outro Lyrics Colin: Mother I can hear your foot-fall now Soft disturbance in the dead-fall how It proceeds you like a black smoke pall Still the wanting comes in waves And you delivered me from danger then Pulled my cradle from the reedy glen Swore to save me from the world of men Still the wanting comes in waves In waves And waves And the wanting comes in waves And the wanting comes in waves And I want this night And I want this night Oh Shara: How I made you I wrought you, I pulled you From war I labored you From cancer I cradled you And now This is how I am repaid This is how I am repaid Remember when I found you The miseries that hounded you And I gave you motion Anointed with lotions And now This is how I am repaid This is how I am repaid Colin: Mother hear this proposition right Grant me freedom to enjoy this night And I'll return to you at break of light For the wanting comes in waves And waves And waves Still the wanting comes in waves Still the wanting comes in waves Still the wanting comes in waves And you owe me life And you owe me life Shara: And if I grant you this favor to hand you Your life for the evening I will retake by morning And so Consider it your debt repaid Consider it your debt repaid Repaid Repaid
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