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Continental Tab

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Alkaline Trio - Continental

This tab's taken me absolutely ages to write out, and I think it's totally
correct.  At one part in the song there are 3 guitar parts, so I've tabbed them
all out inline with one another, and I've put the lyrics for the song under each
line, lining up the chords with them.  You have to work out strumming patterns
though sorry.

Intro
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|----6--4--7--4--6---6--4------------------
|-4-|-4------------------------6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-
|---|------------------------------------------ x2 (second time round - from bar)

Verse     
|---------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------
|-6-----------------------6--------7-------4--
|-4-----------------------0--------0-------2--
|---------------------------------------------
 I've got a dying urge to feel the way you do

|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|-------------6-------------------6----7---------4-----
|-------------4-------------------0----0---------2-----
|------------------------------------------------------
 to close for comfort for bed and breakfast in a spoon

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------6--------------------6------7----------4--------------------
|-------------4--------------------0------0----------2--------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 the shortest breath of your young life, a long walk home on Friday night

|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|------------------9------------------
|-------7----------9----------------9-
|-------7----------7----------------9-
|-------5---------------------------7-
 you made one last stop at the store

|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|----------------6----------------6---------7------4---
|----------------4----------------0---------0------2---
|------------------------------------------------------
 snow globes are perfect, sweater hell, but it was you

|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|-------------------6--------------6-------7----4----
|-------------------4--------------0-------0----2----
|----------------------------------------------------
 well this bouncing baby boy's now turning baby blue

|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|--------------6--------------6-----7-
|--------------4--------------0-----0-
|-------------------------------------
 I've got your pictures on my walls

|---------------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------9---------------------------------------------------------
|-----------7---------------------------9-----------------------------
|---------------------------------------7-----------------------------
 I got long lists full of calls, I must make, to your existing family

Chorus
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------9--------------------
|-----------7----------------9-----------------9--
|-----------7----------------7-----------------9--
|-----------5----------------------------------7--
 I had nine lives and one by one you chew them up

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9-------------------
|-----------7------------------9--------------9----
|-----------7------------------5--------------9----
|-----------5---------------------------------7----
 your final coffin nail's been driven far too much

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------9---------------------------------
|----------------7-------------------9-----------9---------------------
|----------------7-------------------7-----------9---------------------
|----------------5-------------------------------7---------------------
 this won't take long, you said "I'm not goin far, go wait in the car"

|--------------------------------
|--------------------------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-7----6----4----2---------------
|--------------------------------
              Go wait in the car

|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|----6--4--7--4--6---6--4------------------
|-4-|-4------------------------6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-
|---|------------------------------------------ x2 (second time round - from bar)

(Palm Muted Verse)
|--------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------
|--------6--------------6----------7-----4---
|--------4--------------0----------0-----2---
|--------------------------------------------
 I often wonder what it feels like to be you

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------6---------------6----------7-----4----
|------------4---------------0----------0-----2----
|--------------------------------------------------
 a mess like this I gun your hands with crazy glue

|-----------------------------------
|-----------------------------------
|-----------------------------------
|-----------6-----------------6---7-
|-----------4-----------------0---0-
|-----------------------------------
 ran out of time, no kiss goodbye

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------9-----------------------------------------------------------
|-------------9------------------------------9----------------------------
|-------------7------------------------------9----------------------------
|--------------------------------------------7----------------------------
 wish I could learn to let this sleeping dog die, without lying to myself

Chorus
|---------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9--------------------
|-------------7----------------9-----------------9--
|-------------7----------------7-----------------9--
|-------------5----------------------------------7--
 You had nine lives and one by one you chew them up

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9-------------------
|-----------7------------------9--------------9----
|-----------7------------------5--------------9----
|-----------5---------------------------------7----
 your final coffin nail's been driven far too much

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------9---------------------------------
|----------------7-------------------9-----------9---------------------
|----------------7-------------------7-----------9---------------------
|----------------5-------------------------------7---------------------
 this won't take long, you said "I'm not goin far, go wait in the car"

|--------------------------------
|--------------------------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-7----6----4----2---------------
|--------------------------------
              Go wait in the car

Guitar 1
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-6~---------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-6~----------13~---14~--|-13~--------------------------------14~------------------------
|-4~---------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
              ^echo
Guitar 2
|-11~---12~---11~---12~--|-11~--------------------------------12~------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
  ^vibrato
Guitar 3
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
|------------------------|-----6-----4-----7-----4-----6------6-----4-|------------------
|------------------------|-4-4---(4)---(4)---(4)---(4)----(4)---(4)---|-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6--
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
                          first time muted

Second ending to Guitar 3 riff
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-7-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6------
|-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-7-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6------
|------------------------------------------------------
Pm................................................ pick scrape

Chorus
|---------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9--------------------
|-------------7----------------9-----------------9--
|-------------7----------------7-----------------9--
|-------------5----------------------------------7--
 You had nine lives and one by one you chew them up

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9-------------------
|-----------7------------------9--------------9----
|-----------7------------------5--------------9----
|-----------5---------------------------------7----
 your final coffin nail's been driven far too much

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------9---------------------------------
|----------------7-------------------9-----------9---------------------
|----------------7-------------------7-----------9---------------------
|----------------5-------------------------------7---------------------
 this won't take long, you said "I'm not goin far, go wait in the car"

|----------------------------------
|----------------------------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------9-
|-9----8----6----4---------------9-
|-7----6----4----2---------------7-
|----------------------------------
              Go wait in the car

any questions? andrewbiles@hotmail.com although I don't expect any for this
masterfully tabbed song
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Radray990 wrote on July 23 2003, 12:00 am

very good. lyrics are a little off though. i think the one line is "so close to perfect swear to hell thought it was you" and the other one is "a mess like this stuck on your hands with crazy glue" i liked the snowglobes are perfect line. lol.. anyway, awesome tab!

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Testify1 wrote on October 4 2003, 12:00 am

great tab.....

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huh?!?blah wrote on April 23 2007, 03:35 pm

stupid kid, you got the starting wrong, omg, and it's so easy to hear it too, (s=slide)
|------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------
|--6--4--7--4-4s-6--4--2---1--2--1
|44-44-44-44------00-00--11-11-11
|------------------------------------------------------------
and there you go, it's not that hard to hear

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