New Orleans Is Sinking

Tragically Hip

 EmGEmG
 Bourbon Blues, on the street, loose and complete
 EmGEmG
Under skies of smokey blue -green 
 A
I cant forsake a dixie dead shake
 EmGEmG
So we danced the sidewalk clean 
 BA
My memory is muddy, what?s this river that I?m in?
 B
Hey New Orleans is sinkin, man
 A
And I dont want to swim
Back to Em/G shuffle for second verse
Play an ?A? for the yelp (AHHHHHH-HAAA)
From ?Pale as a lightbulb...to I swear to GOD she said? do the Em/G shuffle
then repeat the ?A? for the AHHHHHH-HAAA yelp
then Em/G/Em/G, then
 BA
My memory is muddy, what?s this river that I?m in?
 B
Hey New Orleans is sinkin, man
 A
And I dont want to swim
Back to Em/G to close
This is what is on the archive, from : dave@skatter.usask.ca (Dave Hornidge)
I'm not really sure if this is correct, but this is how I play it:
The main riff looks like:
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--------2-----------0--0h2--|
A|-----------2-----2----------|
E|--0--0--------3-------------|

I think the bass plays something similiar to this as well.
The other catchy little riff looks something like:
E|----------0-----------------------------------0--------------------------|
B|--3p0--0-----3p0----------------------3p0--0-----3p0---------------------|
G|------------------4p0--3p0--2p0-----------------------4p0--3p0--2p0------|
D|---------------------------------2p0---------------------------------2---|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3p0--0-----3p0---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------4p0--3p0--2p0--4p0--3p0--2p0--2s4--4--4--4--4----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

This riff changes alot in the song and I only tabbed one of these variations.
Note also that this riff is played much more quickly than the main riff.
The best way to figure out how it is to be played is to listen to the
disk. I play the main riff a few times and then throw in the other one
every now and then. Sorry I don't know the solo.
I didn't have time to write out the lyrics. Corrections and comments are
welcome.
Good Luck!
Dave Hornidge
(dave@skatter.usask.ca)


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