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Skinny Love Chords

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Song: Skinny Love
Artist: Bon Iver
Album: For Emma, Forever Ago

open tuning...

C-G-E-G-C-C


[basic chord structures]

C---0----0---0-----0----|
C---0----0---0-----0----|
G---2----5---0-----5----|
E---0----0---0-----7----|
G---2----5---0-----7----|
C---x----x---x-----x----|
    Am   C    C/G  G/B

[chorus chords]

C---0----0-----0--|
C---0----0-----0--|
G---0----0-----0--|
E---8----3-----1--|
G---9----4-----2--|
C---x----x-----x--|
    C    G/B    F/A


[cool high note doohickeys]
these are played after the C/G's

C---2--4-2-0--2--4-2-0-----------7-9-7-4-2-4-2-0-----5-5-5-4-|
C---2--4-2-0--2--4-2-0-----------7-9-7-4-2-4-2-0-----5-5-5-4-|
G------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------|
C------------------------------------------------------------|

[the chords don't line up EXACTLY correctly but it's pretty close]

Am             C               C/G
Come on skinny love just last the year
Am            C                  C/G
Pour a little salt we were never here
        Am            C            C/G
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
            G/B                           Am     C      C/G
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer

  Am        C              C/G
I tell my love to wreck it all
   Am               C              C/G
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
       Am             C             C/G
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
           G/B                         Am     C     C/G
Right in the moment this order's tall


[chorus]

     C
I told you to be patient
 G/B            F/A
I told you to be fine
      C
I told you to be balanced
 G/B              F/A
I told you to be kind
           C
In the morning I'll be with you
           G/B              F/A
But it will be a different "kind"
          C
I'll be holding all the tickets
             G/B           F/A
And you'll be owning all the fines


  Am            C              C/G
Come on skinny love what happened here
Am              C            C/G
Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere
      Am             C          C/G
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
         G/B                           Am      C      C/G
Sullen load is full; so slow on the split


     C
I told you to be patient
  G/B        F/A
I told you to be fine
      C
I told you to be balanced
 G/B            F/A
I told you to be kind
          C
Now all your love is wasted?
   G/B               F/A
Then who the hell was I?
             C
Now I'm breaking at the britches
        G/B             F/A
And at the end of all your lines


C                                   G/B
 Who will love you?
F/A
 Who will fight?
C            G/B       F/A
 Who will fall far behind?

Outro:
Am, C, C/G (x3)
G/B, Am, C
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paolopaolo49 wrote on August 26 2010, 12:37 pm

I play this one a step down and sing it all in falsetto...pretty close to the original...however I play in STANDARD tuning...Thanks for the awesome tab!

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emilyhumphreys wrote on October 6 2010, 07:42 pm

Really great tab,sounds perfect for me!!my 5th string broke on my steel guitar cause i was being an idiot and didnt think to just tune down from a and instead a tried to go all the way up,got to c# and it snapped so i wipped out the nylon and it sounds fabulous!!!

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honeydukes wrote on June 10 2011, 12:07 pm

Such a hassle to tune to open c! but sounds good once you do :)

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