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Red  Okkervil River

Okkervil River - Red
Standard Tuning
Tabbed by Chris Shelton
C - X32010
C9- x32030
G - 320033
[F]Am[-]- [133211]X02210
Chords in parentheses are over really long drawn out vowels,
so instead of writing "baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar" and trying to
space out the chords over them, I just clumped them together
in parentheses. The rhythm shouldn't be hard to figure out for
these sections because it usually follows the same pattern as
similar parts of the song.
[C] [G] [F] [C]  
[C] [G] [F] [C]  
[G] [FG]  
R[C]ed is my f[G]avorite c[F]olor
Red like your [Am]mother's eyes [C]after awh[G]ile
Of cr[C]ying about h[G]ow you don't l[F]ove her
She says, "[Am]I know I don't deserve
S[C]upervised sight of her
But [G]each day becomes a blur without my [(F]dau[G]gh[Am]ter[FG)]"
F[C]all is my f[G]avorite s[F]eason
Like falling to r[Am]easoning why you cr[C]ashed from on h[G]igh
She says, "Wh[C]y is my l[G]ife so un[F]even
[Am]And what have I done right
B[C]ut given you your life
If [G]after I let you on into that [(FG)]bar r[Am]oom... into that b[F]ar r[G]oom?"
[C] [C] [C9] [C]  
[C] [G] [F] [C]  
[C] [G] [F] [C]  
[C] [G] [F] [C]  
[C] [G] [F] [C]  
[C] [G] [F] [C]  
[G] [FG]  
"Y[C]es" is my f[G]avorite a[F]nswer
I took a d[Am]ancer home, she f[C]elt so al[G]one
We st[C]ayed up all n[G]ight in the k[F]itchen
Doing my d[Am]ishes, on and [C]on until the d[G]awn
She said, "[C]I know that it's [G]easy to h[F]ave me
B[Am]ut I have seen some things
Th[G]at I cannot even t[C]ell to my f[G]amily p[F]ictures
And I'm full of f[C]ictions and fucking add[G]ictions
And I miss my m[C]other"
Second Interlude*:
[C] [C9] [C] [C9]  
[C] [C9] [C] [C9]  
[C] [C9] [C] [C9]  
*The rhythm here is difficult to explain from the chords alone;
basically he switches between C and C9 for twelve measures. You
can hear it especially well from the left speaker.
She'll never kn[C]ow I could n[G]ever forg[F]et her
If I could write her a l[Am]etter, I'd try w[C]ith every l[G]ine
To say, "Sh[C]e still rem[G]embers your to[F]uch
And I kn[Am]ow that it's not m[G]uch
I kn[C]ow that [F]it's not m[G]uch
I kn[Am]ow that it's not m[G]uch
But you still haven't l[C]ost her
[(C]You[G] s[F]ti[C]ll[G] h[G]av[G]en[G)]'t lost her
[(C]You[G] s[F]ti[C]ll[G] h[G]av[G]en[G)]'t lost her
[(C]You[G] s[F]ti[C]ll[C] h[G]av[F]en[C]'t[C] l[G]os[F]t [C)]her
Not y[G]et"

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