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			           President of What? - Death Cab for Cutie
		     You Can Play These Songs With Chords(1997)/Something About Airplanes(1998)
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Tabbed by: N. Yeates
Email: yeatesn@gmail.com

I'm fairly certain of the accuracy of this tab; though I'm pretty positive this is
how Ben has always played it live, if it isn't, it sounds pretty much the same as 
both the live and record versions. If you want me to tab another DCfC song (<2001)
just send me an email; I feel that old death cab is both underappreciated (especially
guitar wise) and undertabbed, so i'll be happy to tab out any of their older gems.


Tuning: Standard
Tempo(Something About Airplanes version): Quarter = 96
Q = Quarter note, E = Eighth note, S = sixteenth note
4/4, common time
slight overdrive
(I left most of the chord nomenclature out in an effort to conserve space)

Optional guitar intro (played live early on, separate keyboard melody on record versions):


       E     E     E     E     E     E    E    E 
Repeat 3x
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-o--------------------------------------0-------------o-|
G|-----------------0---------------------------0----------|
D|-----------5-----------0-----------2--------------------|
A|-o---7-----------------------3------------------------o-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

       1     &     2     &     3     &    4    &





Verse riff:

   
       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S
Repeat 1x
e|--------------------------------0-------|-------------------------------0-------------|
B|-o---8---8---8------------------0--x-x--|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x------o-|
G|-----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--------|
D|-----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--------|
A|-o---7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x------o-|
E|-----------------------7h8--8---8-------|----------------------7h8--8---8-------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a

          I   saw the   scene  un   fold              on  a      rainy    Sunday


      E  E  E ....         S S       E  E  E ....
e|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
D|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
A|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--x-x--|----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0---------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------0---------|
      1  &  2  &  etc....

    ..folds that kept four           walls   from   caving in





       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S
Repeat 2x
e|--------------------------------0-------|-------------------------------0-------------|
B|-o---8---8---8------------------0--x-x--|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x------o-|
G|-----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--------|
D|-----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--------|
A|-o---7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x------o-|
E|-----------------------7h8--8---8-------|----------------------7h8--8---8-------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a

          I    took  a   little   more           of  what I    take  for  granted


      E  E  E .....        S S       E  E  E ....
e|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
D|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
A|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--x-x--|----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0---------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------0---------|
      1  &  2  &  etc....



      E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S
 
e|-------------------------------0-------|-------------------------------0-------------|
B|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x--|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x--------|
G|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--------|
D|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--------|
A|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--------|
E|----------------------7h8--8---8-------|----------------------7h8--8---8-------------|
      1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a



     Let ring..............         etc..

e|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
B|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
G|---8--------------------------|---9------------------------|
D|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
A|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
E|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
    Bmaj                           Cmaj

     Something's      got  to       break          you    down

      E   E   E    S S S s  E  E  E            E   E   E    S S S S  E  E  E
e|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|------------8---------------------------|------------8----------------------------|
G|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0-------|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0--------|
D|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1-------|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1--------|
A|------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2-------|------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2--------|
E|----0---0-------------------------------|----0---0--------------------------------|
      1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &            1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &

Let ring..............         etc..

e|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
B|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
G|---8--------------------------|---9------------------------|
D|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
A|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
E|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
    Bmaj                           Cmaj

     Something's      got  to       break          you    down


         E   E   E    S S S s  E  E  E            E   E   E    S S S S  E  E  E
Repeat 1x
e|-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|-o-------------8---------------------------|------------8---------------------------o-|
G|---------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0-------|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0---------|
D|---------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1-------|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1---------|
A|-o-------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2-------|------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2-------o-|
E|-------0---0-------------------------------|----0---0---------------------------------|
         1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &            1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &




       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S
Repeat 3x
e|--------------------------------0-------|-------------------------------0-------------|
B|-o---8---8---8------------------0--x-x--|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x------o-|
G|-----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--------|
D|-----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--------|
A|-o---7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x------o-|
E|-----------------------7h8--8---8-------|----------------------7h8--8---8-------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a

          Entered    the scene,  I'm told             on   I   think it   was Monday


      E  E  E ....         S S       E  E  E ....
e|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
D|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
A|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--x-x--|----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0---------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------0---------|
      1  &  2  &  etc....

    quarry        for    all          it   could bleed ' till dry




       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S
Repeat 2x
e|--------------------------------0-------|-------------------------------0-------------|
B|-o---8---8---8------------------0--x-x--|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x------o-|
G|-----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--------|
D|-----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--------|
A|-o---7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x------o-|
E|-----------------------7h8--8---8-------|----------------------7h8--8---8-------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a

          I   took   a    little   more               'till   I got  taken for granted


      E  E  E ....         S S       E  E  E ....
e|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
D|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x-x--|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0---------|
A|----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--x-x--|----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0---------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------0---------|
      1  &  2  &  etc....

    ..arch  your    backbone   it's  such   a   dreadful   sight




       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S
Repeat 1x
e|--------------------------------0-------|-------------------------------0-------------|
B|-o---8---8---8------------------0--x-x--|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x------o-|
G|-----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--------|
D|-----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--------|
A|-o---7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x------o-|
E|-----------------------7h8--8---8-------|----------------------7h8--8---8-------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a




     Let ring..............         etc..

e|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
B|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
G|---8--------------------------|---9------------------------|
D|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
A|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
E|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
    Bmaj                           Cmaj

     Something's      got  to       break          you    down

      E   E   E    S S S s  E  E  E            E   E   E    S S S S  E  E  E
e|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|------------8---------------------------|------------8----------------------------|
G|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0-------|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0--------|
D|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1-------|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1--------|
A|------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2-------|------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2--------|
E|----0---0-------------------------------|----0---0--------------------------------|
      1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &            1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &

      Let ring..............         etc..

e|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
B|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
G|---8--------------------------|---9------------------------|
D|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
A|---9--------------------------|---10-----------------------|
E|---7--------------------------|---8------------------------|
    Bmaj                           Cmaj

     Something's      got  to       break          you    down

      E   E   E    S S S s  E  E  E            E   E   E   E   E   E   E  
e|----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------8---------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0-------|------------0---------------0-------|
D|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1-------|--------2---------------4-------0---|
A|------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2-------|----3-----------0---5---------------|
E|----0---0-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
      1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &            1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &


Chorus: (more overdrive, fuzz)


       E   E   E   S S   E   E   E   S S       E   E   E   S S   E   E   E   S S 
Repeat: 3x
e|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|-o---8---8---8---x-x---------------------|---------------------9---9---9---x-x-----o-|
G|-----9---9---9---x-x---8---8---8---x-x---|---8---8---8---x-x---9---9---9---x-x-------|
D|-----9---9---9---x-x---9---9---9---x-x---|---7---7---7---x-x---9---9---9---x-x-------|
A|-o---7---7---7---x-x---9---9---9---x-x---|---6---6---6---x-x---7---7---7---x-x-----o-|
E|-----------------------7---7---7---------|-------------------------------------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3   &   4   & a       etc..... 


	    and I'll     react    when             faces          find   you


Bridge:

Guitar 1

      E   E   E    S S S s  E  E  E            E   E   E    S S S S  E  E  E
Repeat 3x
e|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|-o----------8---------------------------|------------8--------------------------o-|
G|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0-------|------------9----x-0-0h2--2--2--0--------|
D|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1-------|------------9----x-1-1-1--1--1--1--------|
A|-o----------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2-------|------------7----x-2-2-2--2--2--2------o-|
E|----0---0-------------------------------|----0---0--------------------------------|
      1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &            1   &   2    & a 3 e  &  4  &


Guitar 2(overdriven)

Repeat 3x     E    E    E    etc............
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-o------------------------------------------------------------------9*---9*---------------o-|
G|-----------------9*-------------------9*------------------9*------------------9*------------|
D|------------9*--------9*---------9*--------9*--------9*--------9*------------------9*-------|
A|-o-----7*-------------------7*------------------7*----------------------------------------o-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
         1    &    2    &    etc....



Chorus:


       E   E   E   S S   E   E   E   S S       E   E   E   S S   E   E   E   S S 
Repeat: 3x
e|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|-o---8---8---8---x-x---------------------|---------------------9---9---9---x-x-----o-|
G|-----9---9---9---x-x---8---8---8---x-x---|---8---8---8---x-x---9---9---9---x-x-------|
D|-----9---9---9---x-x---9---9---9---x-x---|---7---7---7---x-x---9---9---9---x-x-------|
A|-o---7---7---7---x-x---9---9---9---x-x---|---6---6---6---x-x---7---7---7---x-x-----o-|
E|-----------------------7---7---7---------|-------------------------------------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3   &   4   & a       etc..... 


	    and I'll     react    when             faces          find   you


Verse riff:

   
       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S       E   E   E   S S   S S  E   E  S S
Repeat 3x
e|--------------------------------0-------|-------------------------------0-------------|
B|-o---8---8---8------------------0--x-x--|----8---8---8------------------0--x-x------o-|
G|-----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--|----x---x---x---9-x------------0--x-x--------|
D|-----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--|----9---9---9---9-x------------9--x-x--------|
A|-o---7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x--|----7---7---7---7-x------------7--x-x------o-|
E|-----------------------7h8--8---8-------|----------------------7h8--8---8-------------|
       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a       1   &   2   & a   3 e  &   4  & a

          I   saw the   scene  un   fold              




5th time:
 
e|--0~~~~~~-----------|
B|--0~~~~~~-----------|
G|--0~~~~~~-----------|
D|--2~~~~~~-----------|
A|--2~~~~~~-----------|
E|--0~~~~~~-----------|
        
   Em
    
	feedback noise; pickups against speakers etc..
          

*******************

h ----->  hammer-on
~~~~ -->   sustained
* ----->  hit a natural harmonic (finger lightly resting on string but not pushing down)


x
x
x
x ----> mute strumming, open string strums and the like; space fillers, usually 
between bars (anything you want) 
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