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O Valencia   Decemberists



Song: O Valencia!
Band: The Decemberists
Album: The Crane Wife
Tabbed by: rockon1824

Standard Tuning EADGBe

This tab is a combination of the main/lead parts played by Chris and the rhythm parts
by Colin to make it work for one guitar. Enjoy.


Verses: C - Cmaj7 - Am/C - G - G6 - G7

e|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-0-0-1-1-1---|
B|---1-1-1-0-0-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0---|
G|---0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
A|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
E|--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
 1. You belong to the gang, etc.
 2. When first we laid eyes, etc.
 3. All I heard was a shout, etc.

For Am/C, you can mute the B string if you are having trouble changing to that chord.
with the G6 and G7 chords it doesn't matter if you want to play the B string open or
at the third fret, I just prefer it this way.


Pre-Chorus: Am - F/C - Dm - G

e|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
E|---------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
   So wait for the stone on your window, etc.

For the first two chords of this part (Am and F/C), Colin dampens (not a complete palm
the strings slightly and does only downstrokes. The strumming pattern for the last two
might be slightly different. This part repeats twice each time it comes up, and on the 
time the G chord is played for two measures instead of one.


Chorus: C/G - Em - Am - F (x2) F - Dm - G

e|--0---0---0---1--|
B|--1---0---1---1--|
G|--0---0---2---2--|
D|--2---2---2---3--| x2
A|--3---2---0---3--|
E|--3---0----------|
   O Valencia, etc.

e|--1--1--3--3--|
B|--1--3--3--3--|
G|--2--2--0--0--|
D|--3--0--0--0--|
A|--3-----2--2--|
E|--------3--3--|
   I swear to the stars, etc.

Strumming pattern not shown, each chord represents one measure.


Song structure:
1. Verse x10 (vocals start at third time)
2. Pre-chorus x2
3. Verse x10 (vocals start at third time)
4. Pre-chorus x2
5. Chorus x1 (play all parts)
6. Verse x12 (vocals start at fifth time)
7. Prechorus x2
8. Chorus x1 (play all parts)


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