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Tables And Chairs Tab

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                             Tables and Chairs - Andrew Bird
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Tabbed by: rvaen
Email: andy@lazysranch.org

the glory of this song is not in the guitar, but in the singing along. beautiful, 
song. Of course, I recommend listening to the song to make sense of this tab. Nothing 
for listening to the artist.

Tuning: standard

riff 1       D
e|---------------2-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------3------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------2-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--4--4--5--0---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

riff 2
   Em    G
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----------0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----2------2---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------0-3------------------------------------------------------------------------|

riff 3
   D      G9 kinda. or Dsus/G
e|---2-----2--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-----3--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---2-----0--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0-------0--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------3----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

riff 4
   D       D       A#      A       D     D       A#      A       D
e|---2-3-5---2-3-5-6-5-3-2-0-3-2-0-2-3-5-----0-2-3-2-0-----6-5------|
B|---3-------3---------------------3-------3-----------3-2-----2-3--|
G|-----------------------------------------2------------------------|
D|-0-------0-----------------------0-----0--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Here are the two different progressions that occur after riff 4:
   D   A# A     D  DM7  Bm  G
e|-2---0--0---|-2---2---2---3------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3--2---|-3---2---3---0------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2---3--2---|-2---2---4---0------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0---3--2---|-0---0---4---0------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0--0---|---------2---2------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------3------------------------------------------------------------|
NOTE: i am unsure of which type of DM7 and G he uses. it may just as easily be:
   D  DM7 Bm G
e|-2--2---2--3---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--3---3--3---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2--2---4--4---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0--0---4--5---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----4---2--5---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------3---------------------------------------------------------------------|

in this scenario, the DM7 is a tad trickier, but sounds better, i think.
I wrote out the G as a bar chord because i can't tell from the recording which he uses, 
they both work equally well.

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

[1]
if we can call them friends we can call them on red telephones
[1]
and they won't pretend that they're too busy or they're not alone
[2]
if we can call them friends we can call
[2]
holler at 'em down these hallowed halls
[2]
but we can't let the human factor fail to be a factor at all

[3]
don't
don't you worry
          [3]
about the atmosphere
or any sudden pressure change

          [3]
'cause I know
that it's starting
        [3]
to get warm in here
and things are
                 [3]
starting to get strange

        [3]
and did you
did you see how
         [3]
all our friends were there
drinkin' roses from the can

[3]
how
how I wish I
      [3]
I had talked to them
and wished they
             [3]
fit into my plan

[riff 4]

D                    A#              A  D
         and we were tired of being mild
       A#            A
oh so tired of being mild
        A#  A
we were so tired

                    D                   DM7
I know we're gonna meet someday in the crumbled financial institutions of
      Bm   G
this land
              D
there will be tables and chairs
DM7                     Bm
pony rides and dancing bears
                   G
there'll even be a band
              D                          DM7
'cause listen after the fall there'll be no more countries
   Bm                G
no currencies at all
             D
we're gonna live on our wits
DM7
throw away survival kits
Bm                         G
trade butterfly knives for adderal
                D
and that's not all
DM7
woah!
               Bm                G
there will be snacks, there will
D      DM7 Bm  G
there will be snacks!

[riff 4]
D                    A#              A  D
         and we were tired of being mild
       A#            A
oh so tired of being mild
        A#  A
we were so tired

   D         DM7
So don't you
           Bm
don't you worry
           G
about the atmosphere
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markik wrote on March 4 2013, 01:25 am, edited on May 28 2014, 02:09 pm

DM7 should be a Dmaj7. Otherwise, pretty good.

(edit; totally not a D7)

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rvaen wrote on November 8 2014, 03:08 pm

You are right, but so am I. DM7 is the same as Dmaj7, just in music theory shorthand. A 7 chord is assumed to be a minor 7th (Dm7) unless preceded by an indication of major, either a capital M or, for extra clarity, 'maj'. But maybe I should go back and use the more obvious notation...

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saintsaybia wrote on August 12 2014, 03:52 pm

For riff 3, starting with "and did you, did you see how", the progression becomes D / Dmaj7 / G5/maj7 (I think that's what it is). The D / Dmaj7 part is strum for the same amount of time as the D chord, in the original progression.

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