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Artist: Shins
Song: New Slang


Quick word on the chords: pluck the bass note on the first beat and strum down and then
on the third and fourth beats respectively, with maybe a light strum up on the second
Can strum all the notes but I find if you just strum the top three (the G,B and e 
it sounds more like the real thing). And when you strum the G and F for two bars in the
strum up instead of plucking the bass note for the second bar. Before the chorus just 
up.

INTRO
Am Am/E Am Am/E (i.e. play Am but pluck A, E, A, E bass note)
Am C F C/E G C Am/E G (x4)
C C/G C
A|--3-2-

VERSE

Am   Am/E        C              F    F
Gold teeth and a curse for this town
C/E            G     G
were all in my mouth
     C            F    F
only I don't know how
         Am/E     G
they got out dear
Am   Am/E    C        F    F
Turn me back into the pet
C/E           G     G
I was when we met
      C       F
I was happier then
        Am/E G    G    G    G
with no mind-set


CHORUS
           G(x2)   C(x2)
And if you took to me like
 F     C/E          G     G
a gull takes to the wind
           G(x2)       C(x2)
then I'd-a jumped from my tree
F(/C)        C               F           C
and I'd have danced like the king of the eyesores
       F            C                G            G
and the rest of our lives would have fared well

E|--3-2-


VERSE

Am  Am/E           C          F         F
New slang when you notice the stripes
    C/E          G       G
the dirt in your fries
          C              F      F
hope it's right when you die
        Am/E G
old and bo---ny
Am   Am/E          C                F      F
Dawn breaks like a bull through the hall
   C/E            G       G
never should have called
       C             F

but my head's to the wall
        Am/E G     G     G
and I'm lo---nely


REPEAT CHORUS exactly as above


(Other versions of the solo aren't quite right, so this is the best
I could come up with, I think it's pretty much there.  I've tried to
get the timing right, but you'll need to listen hard to the song if
you want to play it perfect.)

[1/3 means pluck with first fret held down and slide to 3; 2p0 means
pluck with second fret down and pull off to open string]

1st solo (2:09)


e|-----3p0-----------------3/5-3--------------0-3/5--5--|
B|--3/5---3/1-0-1-/6--55---------5/3--1-3/5--1----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-555-3--555-3-p0--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------3/1-3/5----0-1---0-3-1---------------|
G|--------------------------2-----0---------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------2p0------|
A|------------------------------------------------3-----|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

A|--3-2-

VERSE

Am  Am/E          C         F      F
God speed all the bakers at dawn
    C/E           G        G
may all cut their thumbs
          C          F
and bleed into their buns
          Am/E G     G    G
'til they melt away


CHORUS

            G(x2)     C(x2)
I'm looking in at the good life
           F      C/E      G
I might be doomed never to find
          G(x2)        C(x2)
Without a trust or flaming fields
    F    C/E     G
am I too dumb to refine
           G(x2)     C(x2)
and if you took to me like
    F(/C)     C               F            C
well I'd have danced like the queen of the eyesores
        F           C/E              G
and the rest of our lives would have fared well


2nd solo (3:08)

e|------0-------------------------------------------------|
B|--0h1---1/3-3/5-6~-5-5--666-8-10-8---5/3--1/3-5-3/5-6-6-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|



e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-6--5-5--666-8-10-8----1-3/5-3-1-0---0-1-------------|
G|-----------------------------------2-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------2p0---|
G|--------------------------------------------------3--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

A|--3-2-

OUTRO

Am C F C/E G C Am/E G (x2)
end on C

Brilliant song, hope this helps you recreate the magic.

END

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