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Tables and Chairs

As recorded by Andrew Bird on the album The Mysterious Production of Eggs

Transcribed by Cameron Brydon (brydon5@hotmail.com)

Andrew Bird is an amazing singer/songwriter out of Chicago.  He is a one-man orchestra, 
multiple instruments during each song, looping samples of each to build songs.
Watch Andrew Bird on www.fabchannel.com or on www.andrewbird.net

"This song is about the Apocalypse and how great things are going to be."

Standard Tuning

Intro

Figure 1
E--2---2---2---2---|
B--3---3---3---3---|
G--X---X---X---X---|
D--4---4---5---0---|
A------------------|
E------------------|

Fig. 1 twice
If we can call them friends then we can call them on red telephones

And the won't pretend that they're too busy or they're not alone

Figure 2
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D---2----0-------0--2----0--------0---2-----0-----------|
A-----2-------2--------2-------2---------2---------2----|(hold, let ring)
E----------3----------------3------------------3--------|

Figure 2
And if we can call them friends we can call
Holler at 'em down these hallowed halls
Just don't let the human factor
Fail to be a factor..at all

Verse 1
Chords: D and Dsus4(? not sure if this is correct name)
On the record and live he doesn't add the G on the 6th string, but if you are playing by 
it makes the sound much bigger and more powerful.

Dsus4
E--2
B--3
G--0
D--0
A--x
E--3

     D
Don't
          Dsus4
Don't you worry
          D
About the atmosphere
   Dsus4                     D
Or any sudden pressure change

D-Dsus4-D-Dsus4

Verse 2
Chords: D, D w/ A C# on A string, Bm,G
D/C#
E--2
B--3
G--2
D--0
A--4
E--x

     D       D/C#
And did you
         Bm     G
Did you see how
         D                 D/C#
All our friends were there
           Bm      G
And were drinking roses from a can

D-D/C#-Bm-G

    D   D/C#
And how
       Bm    G
How I wish I
       D              D/C#
I had talked to them
        Bm         G
And I wished they
              D
Fit into the plan

Bridge
Chords D, A#, A
The A# can be barred or played like this:
E--X
B--3
G--3
D--3
A--X
E---

D                 A#             A    D
      And we were tired of being mi---ld
            A#            A     D
We were so tired of being mi---ld
    A#     A
We were so tired

Verse 3
Chords: same as Verse 2

                   D
I know we're gonna meet someday
        D/C#                   Bm                    G
In the crumbled financial institutions of this land
              D                     D/C#                Bm
There will be tables and chairs, pony rides and dancing bears
                        G
There'll even be a band
              D                           D/C#
'Cause listen after The Fall, there'll be no more countries
   Bm                 G
No currencies at all
             D                     D/C#
We're gonna live off our wits, throw away survival kits
      Bm                            G
Trade butterfly knives for Adderall
            D
And that's not all
   D/C#              Bm               G
Whoa, there will be snacks there will
               D                 D/C#
There will be snacks there will
    Bm     G
Be           There will be snacks

Repeat chords until next section (maybe 8x)

Back to Bridge
D-A#-A
D-A#-A

D                 A#             A    D
      And we were tired of being mi---ld
            A#            A     D
We were so tired of being mi---ld
    A#             A
We weeeeeeeere so tired

Outro
    D        D/C#           Bm
So don't you,    don't you worry
G             D (play notes individually, let ring)
    About the atmosphere
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smobrien wrote on July 23 2007, 10:39 pm

in the outro...
it goes: "D ... D/C# ... G ... Em ... D".

nice tab other than that though!

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mthierfelder wrote on March 14 2013, 10:09 pm

What about the second verse? (after "Don't worry about the atmosphere")

Cause I know
it's starting to get warm in here,
And things are starting
to get strange

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