The Hold Steady – Lord Im Discouraged tab ver. 2

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			     LORD I'M DISCOURAGED - The Hold Steady
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Tabbed by: Rhys.J
Email: rhys.jenkins@hotmail.co.uk 

Hey, this is my first tab, and I love this song so I thought I'd have 
a go at it. I saw these guys live and he changed to a double-necked 
guitar for this song, so I've labelled which part use the 12 String and which use the 6 String.

Gimme a shout if I've made a mistake, Thanks!

Tuning: Standard (EADGBE) 


Intro - E-A-B-A (Clean Electric - 12 String)
   
   E            A .... A              B                    A

e|-0---2--0-----0------5-----------------------------------------------------|B|-0--------2---2------5--------------4------5p4-4---------2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1------------2------6-----6-----4-----4----------4----2---2----------2----|D|-2------------2------7---7-------------------------------------------------|A|-2------------0------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E A .... A B A
e|-0---2-4-0-----0------5--------------------2h4-----------------------------|B|-0--------2----2------5--------------4-------------4-----2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1-------------2------6-----6-----4-----4-------4------2---2---------------|D|-2-------------2------7---7------------------------------------------------|A|-2-------------0-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E A .... A B A
e|-0---2h4-0----0------5-----------------------------------------------------|B|-0--------2---2------5--------------4------5p4-4---------2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1------------2------6-----6-----4-----4----------4----2---2----------2----|D|-2------------2------7---7-------------------------------------------------|A|-2------------0------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E A .... A B A
e|-0---2-4-0----0------5-----------------------------------------------------|B|-0--------2---2------5--------------4------5p4-4---------2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1------------2------6-----6-----4-----4----------4----2---2----------2----|D|-2------------2------7---7-------------------------------------------------|A|-2------------0------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse (Clean Electric - 12 String) E A .... A B A
e|-0---2h4-0----0------5-----------------------------------------------------|B|-0--------2---2------5--------------4------5p4-4---------2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1------------2------6-----6-----4-----4----------4----2---2----------2----|D|-2------------2------7---7-------------------------------------------------|A|-2------------0------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E A .... A B A
e|-0---2-4-0----0------5-----------------------------------------------------|B|-0--------2---2------5--------------4------5p4-4---------2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1------------2------6-----6-----4-----4----------4----2---2----------2----|D|-2------------2------7---7-------------------------------------------------|A|-2------------0------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E A .... A B A
e|-0---2h4-0----0------5-----------------------------------------------------|B|-0--------2---2------5--------------4------5p4-4---------2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1------------2------6-----6-----4-----4----------4----2---2----------2----|D|-2------------2------7---7-------------------------------------------------|A|-2------------0------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E A .... A B A
e|-0---2-4-0----0------5-----------------------------------------------------|B|-0--------2---2------5--------------4------5p4-4---------2-----5p2-2-------|G|-1------------2------6-----6-----4-----4----------4----2---2----------2----|D|-2------------2------7---7-------------------------------------------------|A|-2------------0------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus (Clean Electric - 12 String) E Dsus4 A E
e|-0----0----0----0----------------------------------------------------------|B|-0----3----2----0----------------------------------------------------------|G|-1----2----2----1----------------------------------------------------------|D|-2----0----2----2----------------------------------------------------------|A|-2---------0----2----------------------------------------------------------|E|-0--------------0----------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge (Clean Electric - 12 String) F#m A Dsus4 B
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----6---------6------7p6-6----7p6-6--4------------------------------------|D|--4-----4---7-----7---------7----------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#m A Dsus4 B
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----6---------6------7p6-6----4-6-4---------------------------------------|D|--4-----4---7-----7---------7----------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Solo (Distorted - 6 String)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------Pick slide--------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----////////////////////////////////////////////////////////---------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-9--~---9--~--9---9---9------------12br9-10-12-9-10-9h10-9h10-9~-----------|G|-11b~---11b~--11b-11b-11br9-11-9~------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------9-----9-------------12-11-9---9-------------------------------------|B|-----9-----9-----------------------12--12-9----9----9----------------------|G|-11b---11b----11br9-11-9~-------------------11---11---11-11br9-11-9~-------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-9-9-------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|------9----9~--------------------------------------------------------------|D|-9h11---11-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------10~------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------9h11h13-9h11h13-9h11h13-9h11h13-9h11h13-9h11h13-9h11h13---|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------19b-19--19b-19--19b-19-17-16-17-19-17-16------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-9h11h13-9h11h13-9h11h13---------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---16-----------19b-19-17-16-17-19-17-16----16-----------------------------|B|-19---19--17~----------------------------19----19b~------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------9-------------------------------9h12------------------------------|G|------9--11b-------9-----9------9----11b---------11br9-11-9~---------------|D|-9h11---------9h11---9h11---9h11-------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse E A Lord, I'm discouraged B A The circles have sucked in her eyes E A Lord, I'm discouraged B A Her new friends have shadowed her life E A Lord, I'm discouraged B A She ain't come out dancing for some time E A And I'm trying to light candles B But they burn down to nothing A And she keeps coming up with Chorus E Dsus4 A E Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine E Dsus4 A E Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine E Dsus4 A E Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine E Dsus2 There's a house on the south side A E Where she stays in for days at a time Verse 2 I know I'm no angel I ain't been bad that way Can't you hear her? She's that sweet missing songbird When the choir sings on Sundays And I'm almost busted But I bought back the jewellery she sold And I come to your altar And then there's just nothing And she keeps insisting The sutures and bruises are none of my business She says that she's sick But she won't get specific The sutures and bruises are none of my business This guy from the north side Comes down to visits His visits, they only take five or six minutes Solo Bridge F#m A Dsus2 B Lord, I'm sorry to question your wisdom But my faith has been wavering Won't you show me a sign, And let me know that you're listening? Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine I know it's unlikely she'll ever be mine So I mostly just pray she don't die | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ let ring | + harmonic | x Mute note | b Bend | br Bend and release That's All. Enjoy! :) ===============================================================================
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