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Murphy's Song  Kevin Devine

I tabbed this from a live recording (link at the bottom of the page) -- Kevin changes it
every so often and adds little licks here and there, but this tab is an accurate
for sure. Enjoy :) -Courtney
C#maj7 D#m Fm F#maj A#m G#maj F#maj C#maj Fm* A#m* D#maj

(note: Kevin uses a lot of bar chords that can be simplified; for the most part, any
with an asterisk (*) after it is the simplified version, when he chooses to specifically
C#maj7: 446564
D#m: 668876
Fm: 8 8 10 10 9 8
F#maj: 9 9 11 11 11 9
A#m: 688666
G#maj: 466544
F#maj*: 244322
C#maj: 446664
Fm*: 133111
A#m*: 113321
D#maj: 668886
A quieter [C#maj7]boat, dog's dying [D#m]day
A bone in a b[Fm]owl, a watery [F#maj]grave
See, I am a s[D#m]ailor, but I'm not so[C#maj7] great[A#m]
D#m G#maj F#maj* C#maj
I keep fishin' for roadkill, passin' out on the waves
(repeat chords above)
A shimmering sea, stretched end to end
A shivering bowl, a flickering friend
See, that's Mr. Murphy, my leathery brave
He's whimpering "Taps" now, for his plank-walk parade
Fm* A#m C#maj G#maj D#maj
I've never been a joiner, no, I've quit every team I've been on
F#maj* A#m* F#maj* A#m*
Now I'm crying in my coffee, that's not sea salt in my eyes
F#maj* A#m* F#maj* G#maj C#maj
Cause me and Murphy, we have been through it, and I hate watching him die
(whistling) (repeat the pattern in the verse)
So I wait for my wisdom, like I wait for my wife
Like I wait for a story, helps me wait out the night
Like when I was an archer, but I couldn't shoot straight
I broke all of ma's windows, I poked holes through her drapes
And I laugh to myself, but I can't tell you why
The hung-over sun sneaks back in the sky
But Murphy went peaceful, he went decent and right
At least better than I will, when it's my turn to die
And I wear his collar on my wrist and I bury him down at the beach
No crying, no coffin, just a body in a hole
No praying, no singing, no saving any souls
The only thing I'm saving, yeah
Is a bone... inside... a bowl
(Note: at the end of the outro, Kevin plays F#maj to F#m before ending on C#maj.)
Tab taken from the following video:

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A#m C#maj7 D#m F#maj Fm
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