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The Bachelor and the Bride  The Decemberists

 
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The Bachelor and the Bride - Decemberists
 
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Tabbed by: cflat
Email: cflat@earthlink.net
Tempo: Upbeat but melancholy, oooh
Tuning: e,a,d,g,b,e
Capo: 1st fret (fret 1 (not 0) on the tab is fret 1)
VERSE
Gtr. 1 (12 string Acoustic)
[Fm7] [Bbsus]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 B|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 A|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|

There's a wrinkle in the water
Hear the corncrakes and the deerhooves
[AbM7] [BbM7]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|
 B|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|x-x-x-x--x----x-x----x-x------x-x-x-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|10--10---10---10-----10-------10--10|
 A|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|9-9-9-9--9----9-9----9-9------9-9-9-|

Where we laid our first daughter
And the sleet rain on the slate roof
[Fm7] [Bbsus]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 B|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 A|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|

And I think the wind blows so sweetly there
A medallion locked inside her
[BbM7] [BbM7]  
 
 e|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|------------------------------------|
 B|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|------------------------------------|
 G|x-x-x-x--x----x-x----x-x------x-x-x-|9-9-9-9--9----9-9----9-9------9-9-9-|
 D|10--10---10---10-----10-------10--10|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 A|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|10--10---10---10-----10-------10--10|
 E|9-9-9-9--9----9-9----9-9------9-9-9-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|

Over there
hands In her hands
[Fm7] [Bbsus]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 B|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 A|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|

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| Gtr. 2 (Electric) |
 
 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 G|-------8----------8-----------------|-------8----------7-----------------|
 D|--6-----------6---------------------|--8-----------8---------------------|
 A|8---8-------8---8-------------------|------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|6---6-------6---6-------------------|

And the windows and the cinders
And his fingers, are they telling
[AbM7] [BbM7]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|
 B|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|x-x-x-x--x----x-x----x-x------x-x-x-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|10--10---10---10-----10-------10--10|
 A|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|9-9-9-9--9----9-9----9-9------9-9-9-|

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 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|-------8----------8-----------------|------------------------------------|
 G|--8-----------8---------------------|-------5----------5-----------------|
 D|------------------------------------|--6-----------6---------------------|
 A|6---6-------6---6-------------------|4---4-------4---4-------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

And the willows in the timbers
Of the barren of her belly?
[Fm7] [Bbsus]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 B|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 A|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|

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 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 G|-------8----------8-----------------|-------8----------7-----------------|
 D|--6-----------6---------------------|--8-----------8---------------------|
 A|8---8-------8---8-------------------|------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|6---6-------6---6-------------------|

The infernal rattling of the rain
Do his calluses cure her furrowed
[BbM7] [BbM7]  
 
 e|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|------------------------------------|
 B|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|------------------------------------|
 G|x-x-x-x--x----x-x----x-x------x-x-x-|9-9-9-9--9----9-9----9-9------9-9-9-|
 D|10--10---10---10-----10-------10--10|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 A|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|10--10---10---10-----10-------10--10|
 E|9-9-9-9--9----9-9----9-9------9-9-9-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|

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 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|---4--------------------------------|---5--------------------------------|
 G|--5---------------------------------|--5---------------------------------|
 D|-6----------------------------------|-5----------------------------------|
 A|4-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

Still remains
brow, Even now?
CHORUS
[Fm7] [BbM7]  
 
 e|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|------------------------------------|
 B|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|5-5-5-5--5----5-5----5-5------5-5-5-|
 G|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|5-5-5-5--5----5-5----5-5------5-5-5-|
 D|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|5-5-5-5--5----5-5----5-5------5-5-5-|
 A|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|
 E|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|------------------------------------|

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 e|8-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|-9----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 G|--8---------------------------------|9--------8---------6--------5-------|
 D|---10-------------------------------|10----------------------------------|
 A|-----8------------------------------|10----------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|8-----------------------------------|

But I, said the bachelor to the
[Fm7] [BbM7]  
 
 e|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|------------------------------------|
 B|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|5-5-5-5--5----5-5----5-5------5-5-5-|
 G|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|5-5-5-5--5----5-5----5-5------5-5-5-|
 D|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|5-5-5-5--5----5-5----5-5------5-5-5-|
 A|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|
 E|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|------------------------------------|

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 e|8-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|-9----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 G|--8---------------------------------|9--------8---------6--------5-------|
 D|---10-------------------------------|10----------------------------------|
 A|-----8------------------------------|10----------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|8-----------------------------------|

bride Am not waiting for tonight
Db (C) Ab (g)
 
 e|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|4-4-4-4--4----4-4----4-4------4-4-4-|
 B|2-2-2-2--2----2-2----2-2------2-2-2-|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|
 G|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|
 D|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|
 A|4-4-4-4--4----4-4----4-4------4-4-4-|3-3-3-3--3----3-3----3-3------3-3-3-|
 E|1-1-1-1--1----1-1----1-1------1-1-1-|4-4-4-4--4----4-4----4-4------4-4-4-|

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 e|----1-------------------------------|-----3------------------------------|
 B|---2--------------------------------|----1-------------------------------|
 G|--1-----------1---------------------|---1--------------------------------|
 D|-3-------1h3------------------------|--1----------1----------------------|
 A|4-----------------------------------|-3--------3-------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|4-----------------------------------|

No, I, I will
Bb (a) Ab (g)
 
 e|1-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 B|3-----------------------------------|5-----------------------------------|
 G|3-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 D|3-----------------------------------|5-----------------------------------|
 A|1-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

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 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 D|3-----------------------------------|5-----------------------------------|
 A|1-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

box your ears And leave you here stripped bare
(4th) box your ears and take your tears and (goto OUTRO)
BRIDGE
[Fm7] [Bbsus]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 B|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 A|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|

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 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 G|-------8----------8-----------------|-------8----------7-----------------|
 D|--6-----------6---------------------|--8-----------8---------------------|
 A|8---8-------8---8-------------------|------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|6---6-------6---6-------------------|

stripped bare
[AbM7] [BbM7]  
 
 e|------------------------------------|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|
 B|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|0-0-0-0--0----0-0----0-0------0-0-0-|
 G|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|x-x-x-x--x----x-x----x-x------x-x-x-|
 D|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|10--10---10---10-----10-------10--10|
 A|6-6-6-6--6----6-6----6-6------6-6-6-|8-8-8-8--8----8-8----8-8------8-8-8-|
 E|------------------------------------|9-9-9-9--9----9-9----9-9------9-9-9-|

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 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|-------8----------8-----------------|------------------------------------|
 G|--8-----------8---------------------|-------5----------5-----------------|
 D|------------------------------------|--6-----------6---------------------|
 A|6---6-------6---6-------------------|4---4-------4---4-------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

(2nd time) stripped bare
(3RD time) ah la lo
1st repeat go to VERSE
2nd repeat go to BRIDGE
3rd repeat go to CHORUS
OUTRO
Bb (a) Ab (g)
 
 e|1-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 B|3-----------------------------------|5-----------------------------------|
 G|3-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 D|3-----------------------------------|5-----------------------------------|
 A|1-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

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 e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 D|3-----------------------------------|5-----------------------------------|
 A|1-----------------------------------|3-----------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

leave you, leave you here stripped bare
Bass and drums play 4 bars of the verse alone
then start up with the verse again without lyrics, maybe solo over it.
Become a jam band.

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