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Congratulations Chords

by Mgmt


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Congratulations - MGMT

First tab ever, so don't be hatin' unless you want to.  This is how I've been 
playing it for a while, so it's pretty close.

Verse 1:

G   G/F#     Em Em7 C          C/B      Am  Am2 Am
Dead in the water,  it's not a paid vacation
G   G/F#     Em          Em7   C         C/B          Am      Am2 Am
The sons and daughters of city officials attend demonstrations
G    G/F#     Em      Em7       C      C/B         Am         Am2 Am    
It's hardly a sink or swim when all is well if the ticket sells


G  G/F#  Em  Em7 C  C/B  Am

Verse 2:
G G/F#     Em    Em7 C         C/B       Am   Am2 Am
Out with a whimper,  it's not a blaze of glory
G        G/F#           Em        Em7    C           C/B       Am   Am2 Am
You look down from your temple as people endeavor to make it a story
G   G/F#       Em     Em7        C      C/B                Am   Am2 Am
And chisel the marble words that all is lost if it's never heard


G  C  G  G7


But I've got someone to make reports
That tell me how my money's spent
To book my stays and draw my blinds
So I can't tell what's really there
And all I need's a great big congratulations

Break x2:  G  G/F#  Em  Em7 C  C/B  Am

Continue playing the verse chords throughout verse three and four.

Verse 3: 

I'll keep your dreams, you pay attention for me
As strange as it seems, I'd rather dissolve than have you ignore me
The ground may be moving fast but I tied my boots to a broken mast

This break is slightly different:  G  G/F#  Em  Em/7  C  C/B  D  C  G

Verse 4:

The difference is clear, you throw it in your cauldron
Rust and veneer, dusk and dawn, Steinways and Baldwins
You start with a simple stock of all the waste and salt to taste

Pre-Chorus:  G  C  G  G7


But damn my luck and damn these friends 
That keep on combing back their smiles
I save my grace with half-assed guilt
And lay down the quilt upon the lawn
Spread my arms and soak up congratulations

Break until finish:  G  G/F#  Em  Em7  C  C/B  Am Am2 Am

I hope you have more fun playing it than I did typing it up, 
play on mental mystics
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honeydukes wrote on August 25 2011, 10:24 am

I don't know but maybe it would sound better if a D chord was played instead of the Am at the end of each verse?

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Guitar'snow wrote on October 10 2012, 09:15 pm

^ listen to the song and the chord progression is cleverly cut off from the D by MGMT, genius', making you want more!
Jealous guy got it spot on! :) 5*

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JunkBondTrader wrote on February 24 2013, 02:35 am

Great job! Sounds bang on to me.

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