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Christian Brothers  Elliott Smith

Tabbed by Gregg Bothwell
Standard Tuning (EADGBe)
Capo 1 (Tab relative to capo)
Legend: ( ) ? Note does not have to be played, but can be
h ? Hammer on
p ? Pull off
I?m pretty sure Elliott plays this differently, but I think this sounds pretty
similar to the recording.
Here are the chords first:
 A: |-0-| Am: |-0-| Cadd9: |-0-| Em: |-0-| |-0-|
 |-2-| |-1-| |-3-| |-5-| |-0-|
 |-2-| |-2-| |-0-| |-0-| |-0-|
 |-2-| |-2-| |-2-| |-5-| or |-2-|
 |-0-| |-0-| |-3-| |-2-| |-2-|
 |---| |---| |---| |-0-| |-0-|
 Asus2: |-0-| C: |-3-| Cmaj7: |-0-| D: |-2-| F: |-1-|
 |-7-| |-1-| |-1-| |-3-| |-1-|
 |-0-| |-0-| |-0-| |-2-| |-2-|
 |-7-| |-2-| |-2-| |-0-| |-3-|
 |-0-| |-3-| |-2-| |(0)| |-3-|
 |---| |---| |-0-| |---| |-1-|

Note: The chord labeled "Asus2" is not actually Asus2; I just couldn't find a name for it.
Now, the sections that go (Em Cmaj Em Cmaj) can be strummed, but Elliott plays
something like this:

That?s not exact, but it?s pretty easy to figure out the strumming if you listen
to the song.
[A] [Am] [Cadd9] [Em] [Asus2] [C]  
[A] [Am] [Cadd9] [Em] [Asus2] [C]  
[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]  
[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]  
No b[A]ad dream fucker's going to b[Am]oss me around[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]
[A]Christian Brothers going to [Am]take him down[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]
[D]But it can't help me get o[F]ver[A]
Don't [Am]be [Cadd9]cross, it'[Em]s sick what I [Asus2]want[C] [A]
I've s[Am]een the [Cadd9]boss blink [Em]on and [Asus2]off[C]
[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]  
[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]  
[A]Fake concerns is what's the [Am]matter, man[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]
And you t[A]hink I ought to shake your motherf[Am]ucking hand[Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]
[D]Well, I know how [F]much you ca[A]re
Don't [Am]be [Cadd9]cross, it's [Em]sick what I [Asus2]want[C] [A]
I've s[Am]een the [Cadd9]boss blink [Em]on and [Asus2]off[C] [A]
Come h[Am]ere by[Cadd9] me, I w[Em]ant you [Asus2]here[C] [A]
Night[Am]mares be[Cadd9]come me, it's so f[Em]ucking [Asus2]clear[C]
[A] [Am] [Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]  
[A] [Am] [Em] [Cmaj7] [Em] [Cmaj7]  
[D] [F] [A]  
Don't [Am]be [Cadd9]cross, it's [Em]sick what I [Asus2]want[C] [A]
I've s[Am]een the [Cadd9]boss blink [Em]on and [Asus2]off[C] [A]
Come [Am]here b[Cadd9]y me, I [Em]want you [Asus2]here[C] [A]
Night[Am]mares be[Cadd9]come me, it's so [Em]fucking [Asus2]clear[C]
Night[Am]mares be[Cadd9]come me, it's so [Em]fucking [Asus2]clear[C]
If you want to play the solo while you strum the chords, here is what I do.
Again, it?s not exact, but you can figure out how to play it on your own pretty

So that?s pretty much it? Have fun learning and playing this song, and I hope
this tab helped you out.

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A Am Asus2 C Cadd9 Cmaj7 D Em F
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