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Head South    Modest Mouse



Head South by Modest Mouse

Tabbed by Jamie Couture    residue06@hotmail.com
                           couture@cs.mun.ca

Intro:
   I'm not sure if Isaac does anything more at this part,
   but to me it sounds like he only strums two chords while
   using his whammy-bar.  Listen to the song, and be creative:

"A suuuuuurf rooooock baaaaaand."
  C   G

Verse:
  (Singing and playing this part may be difficult; but with
  practice, you can do it.  It is possible though, trust me.)

  "Struck by being ashamed of your old space..."
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------.||
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------||
D|---5-----------------------------5------------------------444--22-.||
A|-7---5--7---6-5-------2--------7---5--7---6-5---------2------------||
E|----------8-----8-/-3-------------------8------8-/-3---------------||


  "And said, "Of what a drag!" Oh what a backwards scheme..."
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----h-h-h---------------------------------7---7-5-4---------------
A|-7--9-7-9-7--------h-h-h----------2-------------------------------
E|---------------8--10-8-10-8--/--3---------------------------------

e|------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------.||
G|------------------------------------------------------------------||
D|----h-h-h---------------------------------4---5-7----------------.||
A|-7--9-7-9-7--------h-h-h----------2-------------------------------||
E|---------------8--10-8-10-8--/--3---------------------------------||

* h -> hammer-on - keep first finger on the 7th fret, while tapping the 9th
fret with your third finger. Releasing the third finger will generate the
note back on the 7th fret, which is still held down by the first finger!  (
This is for those of you who are unfamiliar with some guitar techniques -
hope you can visualize that one, if you're not confused with my description
:/ )

Chorus:

     E (10th)   C       G
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------
G|---9----\-----5-------4-------------------------------------------
D|---9----\-----5-------5-------------------------------------------
A|---7----\-----3-------5-------------------------------------------
E|----------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------

  ** The above is a simpler way to play the chorus.  If you listen
carefully, you can hear the octave chords.

   E                      C                 G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-9---11-\-9--11-\-9-----5---7-\-4--7-\-4---------------------------------
D|-x---x----x--x----x-----x---x---x--x---x---------------------------------
A|-7---9--\-7--9--\-7-----3---5-\-2--5-\-2---------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3


Outro:
(if you can call it that)

     F#      D
e|--------------------||----------------------------------------------
B|-------------------.||----------------------------------------------
G|---11------7--------||----------------------------------------------
D|---x-------x-------.||----------------------------------------------
A|---9-------5--------||----------------------------------------------
E|----------(0)-------||----------------------------------------------
              ^optional
  Proper timing: Play F# for whole bar, then D in the other three:
  ** A whole bar, in common (4/4) time, has four beats per measure(bar).
  F# | D | D | D |   x2


         B | D | E | D   C B |   x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--15-\-12---------------------------------------------------------
G|--x----x---7-/-9---7---5-4----------------------------------------
D|--12-\-9---x-------x---x-x----------------------------------------
A|-----------5-/-7---5---3-2----------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------


1._______________________________________
2._____________________________________________________________________________________
                                             3.___________________________________________
e|-----------------------------------------||--------------|------------------------------|
B|--12-/-15---12-/-15----12----------------||-------------.|------------------------------|
G|--x-----x---x-----x----x----9---7---5-4--||--9--7--5-4---|--9--7--5-\-4-/-5-\-4-/-5-\-4-|
D|--9--/-12---9--/-12----9----x---x---x-x--||--x--x--x-x--.|--x--x--x---x---x---x---x---x-|
A|----------------------------7---5---3-2--||--7--5--3-2---|--7--5--3-\-2-/-3-\-2-/-3-\-2-|
E|-----------------------------------------||--------------|------------------------------|
  ** Please listen to the song to get exact strumming.


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