Decemberists - On The Bus Mall tab

Song: On the Bus Mall
Artist: The Decemberists
Album: Picaresque
Tabbed by: Aaron Wolfe
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Tuning: Standard

Guitar 1: Acoustic 12-String
Guitar 2: Electric with some kind of sustain pedal

Intro:

Guitar 1

Cmaj7  G (x2) then guitar 2 comes in

Guitar 2:Cmaj7 Ge|-12h14p12-12---10h12p10-10---7h9p7-7-----12p10p9-10-7-----|B|-------------------------------------8--------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------|x2D|----------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
*Note: at the point where the chord is Cmaj7-C, strum the Cmaj7 chord once then hammer on the 1 on the B string immediately. Basically, you'll be strumming the C chord, then lift of the B string C for one strum, then hold it again. If you listen to the song, you can kind of tell. Cmaj7 In matching blue raincoats, our shoes were our showboats G we kicked around Cmaj7 From stairway to station, we made a sensation G with the gadabout crowd Cmaj7 And oh what a bargain, we're two easy targets G For the old men at the off-tracks Cmaj7 Who've paid in palaver and crumpled old dollars G Which we squirreled away Em Am Asus2 Am In our rat-trap hotel by the freeway C Cmaj7-C G And we slept in Sundays Cmaj7 Your parents were anxious, your cool was contagious G At the old school Cmaj7 You left without leaving a note for your grieving G Sweet mother while your brother was so cruel Cmaj7 And here in the alleys your spirits were rallied G As you learned quick to make a fast buck Cmaj7 In bathrooms and ballrooms, on dumpsters and heirlooms G We bit our tongues Em Am Sucked our lips into our lungs 'til we were falling C Such was our calling Em D Am C And here in our hollow we fused like a family Em D C But I will not mourn for you Em D Am C So take up your makeup and pocket your pills away Am Cm We're kings among runaways G On the bus mall Cm G We're down on the bus mall Intro x2 Cmaj7 Among all the urchins and old chinese merchants G Of the old town Cmaj7 We reigned at the pool hall with one iron cue ball G And we never let the bastards get us down Cmaj7 And we laughed off the quick tricks, the old men with limp dicks G On the colonnades of the waterfront park Cmaj7 As four in the morning came on cold and boring G We huddled close Em Am Asus2 Am In the bus stop enclosure enfolding C Cmaj7-C Our hands tightly holding Em D Am C But here in our hollow we fused like a family Em D C But I will not mourn for you Em D Am C So take up your makeup and pocket your pills away Am Cm We're kings among runaways G On the bus mall Cm G We're down on the bus mall Cm G We're down on the bus mall (At this point, Guitar 2 comes in with Intro riff) Cm G Down on the bus mall D Cmaj7 G Cmaj7 G Ohhhh Chords Used: [EADGBe] Cmaj7 [x32000] G [320033] C [x32010] Em [022000] Am [x02210] Asus2 [x02200] D [xx0232] Cm [x35543] or [x3x043] h=hammer on p=pull off http://www.decemberists.com
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