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On the Bus Mall  The Decemberists

Song: On the Bus Mall
Artist: The Decemberists
Album: Picaresque
Tabbed by: Aaron Wolfe
Tuning: Standard
Guitar 1: Acoustic 12-String
Guitar 2: Electric with some kind of sustain pedal
Guitar 1
Cmaj7 G (x2) then guitar 2 comes in
Guitar 2:
[Cmaj7] [G]  

*Note: at the point where the chord is Cmaj7-C, strum the Cmaj7
chord once then hammer on the 1 on the B string immediately.
Basically, you'll be strumming the C chord, then lift of the B
string C for one strum, then hold it again. If you listen to
the song, you can kind of tell.
In[Cmaj7] matching blue raincoats, our shoes were our showboats
we [G]kicked around
From [Cmaj7]stairway to station, we made a sensation
with the [G]gadabout crowd
And [Cmaj7]oh what a bargain, we're two easy targets
For the [G]old men at the off-tracks
Who've [Cmaj7]paid in palaver and crumpled old dollars
Which we [G]squirreled away
In our [Em]rat-trap hotel by the [Am]freeway[Asus2] [Am]
And we [C]slept in Sundays[Cmaj7-C] [G]
Your [Cmaj7]parents were anxious, your cool was contagious
At the [G]old school
You [Cmaj7]left without leaving a note for your grieving
Sweet [G]mother while your brother was so cruel
And [Cmaj7]here in the alleys your spirits were rallied
As you [G]learned quick to make a fast buck
In [Cmaj7]bathrooms and ballrooms, on dumpsters and heirlooms
We [G]bit our tongues
Sucked our [Em]lips into our lungs 'til we were [Am]falling
Such was our [C]calling
And [Em]here in our [D]hollow we [Am]fused like a family[C]
But [Em]I will not [D]mourn for [C]you
So [Em]take up your [D]makeup and [Am]pocket your pills away[C]
We're [Am]kings among runaways[Cm]
On the [G]bus mall
We're [Cm]down on the [G]bus mall
Intro x2
[Cmaj7]Among all the urchins and old chinese merchants
Of the [G]old town
We [Cmaj7]reigned at the pool hall with one iron cue ball
And we [G]never let the bastards get us down
And we [Cmaj7]laughed off the quick tricks, the old men with limp dicks
On the [G]colonnades of the waterfront park
As [Cmaj7]four in the morning came on cold and boring
We [G]huddled close
In the [Em]bus stop enclosure [Am]enfolding[Asus2] [Am]
Our hands tightly [C]holding[Cmaj7-C]
But [Em]here in our [D]hollow we [Am]fused like a family[C]
But [Em]I will not [D]mourn for [C]you
So [Em]take up your [D]makeup and [Am]pocket your pills away[C]
We're [Am]kings among runaways[Cm]
On the [G]bus mall
We're [Cm]down on the [G]bus mall
We're [Cm]down on the [G]bus mall (At this point, Guitar 2 comes in with Intro riff)
[Cm]Down on the [G]bus mall
[D]Oh[Cmaj7]hhh[G] [Cmaj7] [G]
Chords Used:
Cmaj7 [x32000]
G [320033]
C [x32010]
Em [022000]
Am [x02210]
Asus2 [x02200]
D [xx0232]
Cm [x35543] or [x3x043]
h=hammer on
p=pull off

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Am Asus2 C Cm Cmaj7 Cmaj7-C D Em G
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