Neutral Milk Hotel – Going Down chords

----------------------------------------------------------------------------- GOING DOWN – Neutral Milk Hotel-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tabbed by: nolanwalker93E-mail:
Tuning: Standard (EADGBe) If I know Jeff Mangum like I think I do, this guy hardly ever changes tuning for any of his songs. Going Down is no exception. I may be off with some of the strumming here, but this sounds pretty damn accurate to me:
CHORDS USED: Em G A E E D De|------| |------| |------| |------| |------| |------| |------|B|------| |------| |------| |------| |------| |------| |------|G|------| |------| |------| |------| |--9---| |------| |--7---|D|--2---| |--5---| |--7---| |--14--| OR |--9---| |--12--| OR |--7---|A|--2---| |--5---| |--7---| |--14--| |--7---| |--12--| |--5---|E|--0---| |--3---| |--5---| |--12--| |--X---| |--10--| |--X---|
Main Riff: This is actually the trickiest part of this song. This is the closest I could come to it, and while it isn't 100%, its still pretty spot on:
ve|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-2--------0-0-2-2-2-2-2p0-------------------------------------------------|A|-2---0h2------------------2p0---------------------------------------------|E|-0------------------------------------------------------------------------|Don't be afraid to hit the E string while playing any singular notes.
Main riff plays throughout verse: I crush the world I was in Will I destroy the world I will find? I'll work the tools with my hands I'll stick the needles in my eyes CHORUS:
EAnd in my celebration
DYou are by my side
A Em G EmAnd now I'm going down
EAnd through the complications
DSomething inside me died
A Em G EmAnd now I'm going down
Back to MAIN RIFF for the next Verse: Bring down the sky with my tears Dig up the earth with my hands Take a look inside of my head Maybe then you could understand Repeat CHORUS x1 Bridge: Em, A, Em, A (To get that momentary bassy note on the A chord, lift your finger quick off the E string while playing it at whatever time seems fit)
EmSo long again, my friend
A Em AI guess it's time that I should let you know
EmThese things, they come around
A Em AI guess they just get hard to let them go
EmYou wait around a while
A Em AYou'll never seem to find that faith in me
EmYou close your eyes and smile
A Em AForever I will be
Go back to MAIN RIFF I know the way and I will go I know the way and I will find It's all around me and I told you so I'll wait around and hear, "Goodbye" Last CHORUS, slightly longer: And in my celebration You are by my side And now I'm going down And through the complications Something inside me died And now I'm going down
EAnd all the big decisions
DWe never could decide
A Em G EmAnd now I'm going down
And in my celebration You are by my side And now I'm going down The last part is pretty hard to make out, since it does that weird audio clip out, but I'm pretty sure its just slowing down on Em, maybe throwing G in there towards the end. And hopefully that's about it. If you're wondering about the title, it is referred to by fans by two diffrerent titles: "Now I'm Going Down" and "Going Down". I chose to title it "Going Down" because that is how I have always referred to it. Very simple song, very fun to play. Long live NMH! :) Key: | H hammer-on | p pull-off
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