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This Is Why We Fight  The Decemberists

[INTRO] 
[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [D] [F#m] [Abm] [D]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|0---0-02|--------|0----0--|
 A:--------|0--00/2-|--------|0--00/2-|----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|---0--0-|
 E:2--24--4|--------|2--24--4|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|

[VERSE] 
[F#m] [Abm] Come the [A]war [F#m] [Abm] Come the [A]avarice
[F#m] [Abm] Come the [A]war Come [F#m]Hell[Abm] [A]
[F#m] [Abm] Come at[A]trition [F#m] [Abm] Come the [A]reek of bones
[F#m] [Abm] Come at[A]trition Come [F#m]Hell[Abm] [A]
[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|0---0-02|--------|0-0---0-|--------|0---0-02|--------|0-------|
 A:----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|---4-4--|----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|-4-22-0-|
 E:2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|

[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|0---0-02|--------|0-0---0-|--------|0---0-02|--------|0---0-02|
 A:----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|---4-4--|----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|--4--4--|
 E:2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|

[CBORUS] 
[A] This is why [E] Why we fig[F#m]ht Why we [D]lie awake
[A] This is why [E] This is why [D]we fight[D]
[A] And when we die [E] We will die [F#m] With our [D]arms unbound
[A] This is why [E] This is why [D]we fight [D] Come [F#m]Hell[Ab] [A] [F#m] [Ab] [A]
[A] [E] [F#m] [D] [A] [E] [D] [D]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|2--22---|4--44---|0--00-2-|--------|2--22---|0--00---|0--0----|
 A:0--00---|--------|--------|--------|0--00---|--------|--------|-----4-2|
 E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

[A] [E] [F#m] [D] [A] [E] [D] [D]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|2--22---|4--44---|0--00-2-|--------|2--22---|0--00---|02-0-0--|
 A:0--00---|--------|--------|--------|0--00---|--------|--------|------42|
 E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|--------|--------|--------|
 A:--------|0--00/2-|--------|0--00/2-|
 E:2--24--4|--------|2--24--4|--------|

[VERSE] 
[F#m] [Abm] Bride of [A]quiet [F#m] [Abm]Bride of [A]all unquiet things
[F#m] [Abm] Bride of [A]quiet Bride of [F#m]Hell[Abm] [A]
[F#m] [Abm] Come the [A]archers [F#m] [Abm]Come the [A]infantry
[F#m] [Abm] Come the [A]archers Of [F#m]Hell[Abm] [A]
[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|0---0-02|--------|0-0---0-|--------|0---0-02|--------|0-------|
 A:----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|---4-4--|----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|---4-20-|
 E:2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|-------4|

[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|------1-|
 D:--------|0---0-02|--------|0-0---0-|--------|0---0-02|--------|0-2-4---|
 A:----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|---4-4--|----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|--------|
 E:2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|

[CBORUS] 
[A] This is why [E] Why we fig[F#m]ht Why we [D]lie awake
[A] This is why [E] This is why [D]we fight[D]
[A] And when we die [E] We will die [F#m] With our [D]arms unbound
[A] This is why [E] This is why [D]we fight [D] Come [F#m]Hell[Ab] [A] Come [F#m]Hell[Ab] [A]
[A] [E] [F#m] [D] [A] [E] [D] [D]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|2--22---|4--44---|0--00-2-|--------|2--22---|0--00---|0--0----|
 A:0--00---|--------|--------|--------|0--00---|--------|--------|-----4-2|
 E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

A E F#m D A E D ~16~ D
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|2-------|
 D:--------|2--22---|4--44---|0--00---|--------|2--22---|0--00---24|---4-2--|
 A:0--00---|--------|--------|------42|0--00---|--------|----------|------42|
 E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|--------|

[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|--------|--------|--------|
 A:--------|0--00/2-|--------|0--00/2-|
 E:2--24--4|--------|2--24--4|--------|

[INSTRUMENTAL] 
[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|0---0-02|--------|0-------|--------|0---0-02|--------|0---0-2-|
 A:----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|---4-20-|----4-4-|---0-0--|----4-4-|--4-----|
 E:2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|2--2-4--|--------|

[CBORUS] 
[A] This is why [E] Why we fig[F#m]ht Why we [D]lie awake
[A] This is why [E] This is why [D]we fight[D]
[A] And when we die [E] We will die [F#m] With our [D]arms unbound
[A] This is why [E] This is why [D]we fight [D]
[A] [E] [F#m] [D] [A] [E] [D] [D]  
 
 G:2-------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------------|
 D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|00000000000-----|
 A:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|------------4-2-|
 E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------------|

[1]*16t[2]h no[3]tes [4] --->
A E F#m D A E D ~16~ D
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|2-------|
 D:--------|2--22---|4--44---|0--00-02|--------|2--22---|0--00---24|---4-2--|
 A:0--00---|--------|--------|-----4--|0--00---|--------|----------|--------|
 E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|--------|

[CODA] 
[A] So come to m[E]e, come to [F#m]me now[D]
[A] Lay your arm[E]s around me[F#m] [D]
[A] This is why,[E] this is wh[D]y we fight [D]
Come [F#m]Hell [Abm] [A] Come [F#m]Hell [Abm] [A] Come [F#m]Hell [Abm] [A] Come [F#m]Hell[Abm] [A]
[A] [E] [F#m] [D]  
 
 G:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 D:----------------|22222-----------|44444-----------|0000000000000-2-|
 A:00000-----------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

[1]*16t[2]h no[3]tes [4] ---[1]->[2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4]
[A] [E] [D] [D]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
 D:--------|2--22---|0--00---|0--00-2-|
 A:0--00---|--------|--------|--------|
 E:--------|--------|--------|--------|

[F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A] [F#m] [Abm] [A]  
 
 G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------------|
 D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------------|
 A:--------|0--00/2-|--------|0--00/2-|--------|0--00/2-|--------|00000--00-------|
 E:2--24--4|--------|2--24--4|--------|2--24--4|--------|2--24--4|----------------|

[1]*16t[2]h no[3]tes[4]
Tabbed by Michael Oxner
moxner@nbnet.nb.ca
Revised (lyrics corrected) June 15, 2011

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