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Shankill Butchers Chords

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                     SHANKILL BUTCHERS - The Decemberists
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From the album: The Crane Wife (2006)
Tabbed by: Justin Muir
Email: HojoSeph99@optonline.net


Tuning: Standard, Capo 4
Key: Am (actually C#m)


Everything is relative to the capo.  Play the bass note and then strum the chord.  He
in some other bass notes other than when I noted e.g. E/B or F/C.  The E/B and F/C mean to
a regular E major or F major but instead of playing the bass note E or F (6th string), 
B or C (5th string)


Intro: Am Am/B  C  Am/B  x2


    Am       Am/E         F
The shankill butchers run tonight
    E
You better shut your windows tight
        Am               Am/E               F
They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
    E
And taking all their whiskey by the pint


              Am  Am/E     F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am   Am/E
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F   F/C
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
Am/E      Am    Am/E      F
Everybody moan, everybody shake
    E                             E/B (Am  Am/B
 Am/B) x2
The shankill butchers wanna catch you awake


     Am         Am/E             F
They used to be just like me and you
     E
They used to be sweet little boys
    Am             Am/E      F
But something went horribly askew
    E
Now killing is their only source of joy


              Am  Am/E     F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am   Am/E
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F   F/C
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
Am/E      Am    Am/E      F
Everybody moan, everybody shake
    E                             E/B (Am  Am/B
Am/B) x2
The shankill butchers wanna catch you awake


Solo chords:
Am   Am/E   F   E
Am   Am/E   F   E


    Am       Am/E            F
The shankill butchers on the rise
    E
They're waiting until the dead of the night
        Am               Am/E               F
They're picking at their fingers with their knives
    E
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs


              Am  Am/E     F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am   Am/E
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F   F/C
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
Am/E      Am    Am/E      F
Everybody moan, everybody shake


Ending:

    E
The shankill butchers wanna catch you
    E
The shankill butchers wanna cut you
    E
The shankill butchers wanna catch you

Am Am/B  C  Am/B
Awake
Am Am/B  C  Am/B
Awake
Am Am/B  C  Am/B
Awake
Am
Awake
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.:AcousticLuv:. wrote on January 21 2007, 01:17 pm

Perfect Tab love this song, 5 stars

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Aceroth wrote on May 13 2007, 06:31 pm

it seems to me that the A/B is supposed to be a C/B, but I could be wrong. Other than that though, awesome tab.

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ginger_morton wrote on July 13 2008, 09:01 am

Top stuff, I love this song.

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