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Ships In The Night Chords

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Ships in the Night- Mat Kearney

Tabbed by: Iltrivosk
Please rate and post comments if you have any corrections, this is a pretty basic tab.

Tuning: Standard EADGBe
Capo 2 for all chords (verses and chorus); the tabs (prechorus and solo) are not written 
in respect to the capo, so just use the usual fret numbers.

Chords (in respect to Capo 2):

    C   Cmaj7   D    Em    G    G6   Gsus4/E

e|--0-----0-----2-----0----3-----0------3----|
B|--1-----3-----3-----0----3-----3------3----|
G|--0-----0-----2-----0----0-----0------0----|
D|--2-----2-----0-----2----0-----0------0----|
A|--3-----3-----x-----2----2-----2------3----|
E|--0-----0-----x-----0----3-----3------0----|

Intro/Beginning Chorus (piano)

Like ships in the night
You keep passing me by
Just wasting time
Trying to prove who's right
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
If it's just you and me
Trying to find a light

Verse 1:
                    C                     Gsus4/E
Like ships in the night letting cannonballs fly
              G6                    Cmaj7
Say what you mean and it turns to a fight
           C                       Gsus4/E
Fists fly from my mouth as it turns south
                  G6                 Cmaj7
You're down the driveway, I'm on the couch
               C                           Gsus4/E
Chasing your dreams since the violent fifth grade
              G6                    Cmaj7
Trying to believe in your silent own way
                  C                 Gsus4/E
'Cause you'll be okay, I'm not going away
                   G6                         Cmaj7
You watched your fourteen as it went down the drain
                   C                           Gsus4/E
Your pop's stayed the same and your mom's moved away
                  G6                    Cmaj7
How many of our parents seem to make it anyway?
               C               Gsus4/E
We're just fumbling through the gray
                  G6                     Cmaj7
Trying to find a heart that's not walking away

Pre-chorus:

Turn the lights down low
Walk these halls alone
We can feel so far
From so close

e|-----------2-----------------|
B|---2----------2-----2--------|
G|------2----------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Chorus:
                  Gsus4/E
Like ships in the night
                    G6
You keep passing me by
             Gsus4/E
Just wasting time
           G6
Trying to prove who's right
          G        D          C
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
        Gsus4/E
If it's just you and me
Em
Trying to find a light
                  G6
Like ships in the night
                  Cmaj7
You're passing me by
                  G6
You're passing me by
                  Cmaj7
Like ships in the night

Verse 2:
             C                          Gsus4/E
I'm at the airport waiting on the second plane
                     G6              Cmaj7
Had to pack you had cramps and I was late
             C                           Gsus4/E
Headed to a red carpet they won't know my name
           G6                       Cmaj7
Riding in silence all that we wanna say
            C                      Gsus4/E
'Bout to board when you call on the phone
              G6                      Cmaj7
You say "I'm sorry I'll be waiting at home"
                    C                   Gsus4/E
Feels like we're burning this out on our own
                   G6                       Cmaj7
Trying to find our way down a road we don't know

Pre-chorus:

Turn the lights down low
Walk these halls alone
We can feel so far
From so close

e|-----------2-----------------|
B|---2----------2-----2--------|
G|------2----------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Chorus:
                  Gsus4/E
Like ships in the night
                    G6
You keep passing me by
             Gsus4/E
Just wasting time
           G6
Trying to prove who's right
          G        D          C
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
        Gsus4/E
If it's just you and me
Em
Trying to find a light
                  G6
Like ships in the night
                  Cmaj7
You're passing me by
                  G6
You're passing me by
                  Cmaj7
Like ships in the night

Solo (again, not relative to capo):

I'm gonna find my way
Back to your side
Whoa-oa-oa, whoa-oa-oa
I'm gonna find my way
Back to your side
Whoa-oa-oa, whoa-oa-oa

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(entire solo x2, first time without lyrics, second time with. Also, during the second 
solo, strum back and forth between a G6 and a Cmaj7)

Chorus:
                  Gsus4/E
Like ships in the night
                    G6
You keep passing me by
             Gsus4/E
Just wasting time
           G6
Trying to prove who's right
          G        D          C
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
        Gsus4/E
If it's just you and me
Em
Trying to find a light
                  G6
Like ships in the night
                  Cmaj7
You're passing me by
                  G6
You're passing me by
                  Cmaj7
Like ships in the night

Outro: (more piano)


Hopefully these are right, again you can comment for any corrections! Enjoy.
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