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                         RECORD YEAR - THE DECEMBERISTS
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Probly one of my favourite songs by these guys (whom i love), i actually figured 
this song out completely by accident, true story, i hit a wrong chord for a song 
and said... wow that sounds like that decemberists song and went on from there, 
so enjoy my completely accidental transcription of the song 'Record Year' by 'The 
Decemberists' off their singles series called 'Always The Bridesmaid'.....









Tabbed by: AXEL (FOLEY)
Email: axrox@hotmail.com

Tuning: EADGBe
Capo: on 4th - tab and chords in relation!

CHORDS USED: Em: 022000
              G: 320033
              C: 332010
             B7: 021202
          Cmaj7: 032000


Intro:

    Em            G          C                  Cmaj7
e|--------------------------------------------------------|\
B|---------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1p0-0-0-0-0----| \
G|-----3-4-4-3-----3-4-4-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|  \ X2
D|-----2-2-2-2-----0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2----|  / 
A|---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3----| /
E|---0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|/





then it goes into what I'll call 'THE RIFF'...



'THE RIFF':

          C                 B7              Em                 G
e|----------------------------------------0---3-0-------------3-0------|
B|-----1----3--0------------0----2---4-----0------0-------0-------0----|
G|--------0------0-------------2------------0---------------0----------|
D|-----2-------2---2--------1--------1----------2----------------------|
A|--3-------3------------2-------2--------2---2-----------2------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------3-----3-2------|

after 2 times of that the verse starts which is just the straight forward chords, 
goes like this....





C              B7      Em

I read in the paper today

              G                C          B7

It's been a record year for rainfall

               Em                         G

And you were leaning against the bathroom wall

   

-(okay here you can play the riff or just the chords if you want)-


          C             B7
      
In your lonely dress

          Em          G

Was your only dress


-Here play the riff once through-




 C       B7        Em

Stand accusing across

            G               C         B7

I've got a temper set for tender

              Em                     G

And you were shrugging it off like a feather

      
Here you play a modified version of the riff to go into the chorus:

PRE CHORUS RIFF:

        C                     B7             Em        G                B7
e|----------------------------------------0---3-0-----2-2----------------1|
B|-----1----3--0------------0----2---4-----0------0---0-0----------------0|
G|--------0------0-------------2------------0---------0-0-----0--0--0----2|
D|-----2-------2---2--------1--------1----------2-----0-0-0---0-0h2-0-0--1|
A|--3-------3------------2-------2--------2---2-------3-3-0h2---------2--2|
E|----------------------------------------------------2-2----------------0|
     Saying, "Oh, would you look at this weather?"                    




B7                                  Em
 
What's the use of all of this?


Chorus:

           G                  C
          
It's to remember you in the entire

              B7                 Em

Because I'm watching it slip away

              G           C

And in the annals of the Empire

  B7

Did it look this gray?





-play the intro here like this



              Em            G          C                  Cmaj7
          e|--------------------------------------------------------|
          B|---------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1p0-0-0-0-0----| 
          G|-----3-4-4-3-----3-4-4-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|  
          D|-----2-2-2-2-----0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2----|  X2
          A|---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3----| 
          E|---0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|
  before the     Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll




or

             Em   G  C Cmaj7

Before the fallllllllllllll

             Em  G  C  Cmaj7

Before the falllllllllllllll



---After that you play 'THE RIFF' once then right back into the chords:





C               B7         Em

So rake your thumbnail across

        G              C        B7

The stretch of the patina

  Em              G

Revealing a Proserpina



again here you play the modified pre chorus riff....

PRE CHORUS RIFF:

        C                     B7             Em        G                B7
e|----------------------------------------0---3-0-----2-2----------------1|
B|-----1----3--0------------0----2---4-----0------0---0-0----------------0|
G|--------0------0-------------2------------0---------0-0-----0--0---0---2|
D|-----2-------2---2--------1--------1----------2-----0-0-0---0--0h2-0-0-1|
A|--3-------3------------2-------2--------2---2-------3-3-0h2----------2-2|
E|----------------------------------------------------2-2----------------0|
 In a low recline            In a steep decline



B7                               Em
 
What's the use of all of this?

           G                  C

It's to remember you in the entire

             B7               Em

Because I'm watching it slip away

              G             C

And in the annals of the Empire

B7

Did it look this gray?

B7

Does it look so gray?

B7

Does it always look so gray?





              Em            G          C                  Cmaj7
          e|--------------------------------------------------------|
          B|---------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1p0-0-0-0-0----| 
          G|-----3-4-4-3-----3-4-4-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|  
          D|-----2-2-2-2-----0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2----|  X2
          A|---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3----| 
          E|---0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|
  before the     Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll




or

             Em   G  C Cmaj7

Before the fallllllll

             Em  G  C  Cmaj7

Before the fallllllll


OUTRO:



    Em            G          C                  Cmaj7
          e|--------------------------------------------------------|
          B|---------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1p0-0-0-0-0----| 
          G|-----3-4-4-3-----3-4-4-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|  
          D|-----2-2-2-2-----0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2----|  X6
          A|---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3----| 
          E|---0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0----|


end on C !







okay, phew that took a while...
hope from that you can work out most of the song
but listen to it for timing strumming and any mistakes you think i made please 
email me and shoot me some feedback! - ratings, comments ect... love to know what you think!
the decemberists are great and i hope they come to australia soon!!
enjoy...!
and rock on!

woooooop

cheers guys - AXEL!


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Johnny No. Five wrote on April 18 2009, 05:03 pm

Not sure about the end of the pre-chorus stuff, but I fudge the specifics anyhow. Great tab/chords!

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