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The Mountain Goats – Cotton Chords by Danilo Herrera I’m 99% sure this is right, and 100% sure it’s more accurate than the other one on this site. As played in the album “We Shall All Be Healed” Standard tuning (EADGBe) Time signature: 4/4 Chords used: C Bb Dm F X 3 2 0 1 0 X 1 3 3 3 1 X X 0 2 3 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 Am Gm X 0 2 2 1 0 3 5 5 3 3 3 Intro: C – Bb – Dm – F – C (Play the C and Bb chords for 8 beats each, and the Dm and F chords for just 4 beats each) C This song is for the rats Bb Who hurled themselves into the ocean Dm F When they saw that the explosives in the cargo hold C Were just about to blow C This song is for the soil Bb That's toxic clear down to the bedrock Dm F Where no thing of consequence can grow C Drop your seeds there, let them go C Am F Am --> play for 4 beats each Let them all go C Am F Am* C Let them all go C This song is for the people Bb Who tell their families that they're sorry Dm F C For things they can't and won't feel sorry for C And once there was a desk Bb And now it's in a storage locker somewhere Dm F And this song is for the stick pins and the cottons C I left in the top drawer C Am F Am Let 'em all go C Am F Am* Let 'em all go Interlude: C Gm F C --> Play each chord for 4 beats. Play 4 times C I wanna sing one for the cars Bb That are right now headed silent down the highway Dm F And it's dark and there is nobody driving C And something has got to give C I saw you waiting by the roadside Bb You didn't know that I was watching Dm F Now you know C Let it all go C Am F Am Let 'em all go C Am F Am* Let it all go Outro: C Gm F C --> Play each chord for 4 beats. Play 4 times. *: Strum the Am chord a few times and at the final strums release the index finger from the B string and strum. Alternate between this and the normal Am 2 or 3 times. Listen to the song to get the hang of it Feel free to mail me about comments or questions. firstname.lastname@example.org