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* RADAR BROS. - THE SINGING HATCHET (1999)             *
* Album tabs by Zachary William Snow                   *
* Questions or corrections? - unrealcity@sbcglobal.net *
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Radar Bros. songs are not terribly difficult to play or to tab, but I've seen some
really bad tabs out there (especially "Tar the Roofs"), and I also noticed a general
lack of their tabs, so I decided to do these myself, dammit.  As far as I know, these
are all correct, but I'm not entirely sure on some of the voicings, so if anyone has
questions or corrections, email me.  All songs are album versions, and in normal tuning.
Oh, and I leave it up to you to figure out picking and strumming patterns.  These are
slow songs, but their use of key changes and odd voicings is what makes them a bit weird.

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01 - Tar the Roofs
02 - Shifty Lies
03 - Shoveling Sons
04 - All the Ghosts
05 - Find the Four
06 - You're on an Island
07 - The Pilgrim
08 - You've Been Hired
09 - To Be Free Again
10 - Five Miles
11 - Open Ocean Sailing
12 - Gas Station Downs


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01 - Tar the Roofs
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C
Tar 
    Gm
The roofs
       E
Of the houses
         D
That are leakin'
    C
The religions
       Gm
Of who live there
        E
And are leavin'
      D
Their infidelities
       C
At the door
               Eb       C
When they come in.

C
Tar
    Gm
The peaks
       E
Of the mountains
         D
That are singin'
      C
The beliefs
       Gm
Of who live there
        E
And are leavin'
      D
Their impurities
         C
On their faces
             Eb        C
When they're wasted.


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02 - Shifty Lies
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G

G          C
     In between
G                       C 
     Chivalry of the armor-clad
G                      C        D7  D7sus  D7  D7sus  D7
     Lies a focus in I
G                C   
     Now you're singin'
G                             C
     It takes too long to remind you of your hearts
       G               
You're way behind the county line
      C                               D7  D7sus
You must have fallen off somewhere sometime
D7                 D7sus
Now you're here delivering your

G                  C        Am
Shifty lies and senseless vision
G                C      Am
Overflow like frozen rivers
G                    Dsus/F#
Stand in line, they watch the time
C
You're cattled up and weeks behind
C          
How long, how long
C7
Until we reach the bottom of the lake?

Then we'll see
Murky water visions
Misleading us again
There you are delivering your

Shifty lies and senseless visions
Overflow like frozen rivers
Stand in line, you watch the time
You're cattled up and week behind
How long, how long until we reach the bottom of the

Shifty lies and senseless visions
Overflow like frozen rivers
Stand in line, you watch the time
You're cattled up and weeks behind
How long, how long until we reach the bottom of the lake?

G  C  til fade.


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03 - Shoveling Sons
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Am              F          G
Shoveling sons keeping us awake
Am                   F           G
Into the night's misfortunes we fade
Am                  F         G
Giving the land's only fair eye
Am                  D7        G
Shoveling sons are marching away
                   F           Am             G      F
And you never will be confused by the few who ride down
     F          Am            G
The only road paved by dead souls

Shoveling sons keeping good time
Digging the holes where others reside
Fortunate sons keeping us awake
Into the night's misgivings we fade

And you never will be confused by the few who ride down
The only road paved by dead souls
And they never will credit you on the few times you ride
The only road worth your time

Am                F  G
Shoveling sons...
Am                F  G
Shoveling sons...
Am                F  G  Am  D7  G
Shoveling sons...

And you never will be confused by the few who ride down
The only road paved by dead souls
And you never will be confused by the few who ride down
The only road paved by dead souls

Am                C     Am     C
Shoveling sons...
Am                C     Am     C
Shoveling sons...


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04 - All the Ghosts
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[Note: this song is mostly piano with light electric guitar.
The piano would be too hard to tab exactly for guitar,
so these chords are not exact voicings, but just the basics.]


Em  Em/F#  Em/G  C  B

Em                 Em/F# Em/G
Have you been paid

C              B
  To bring us down

Em           Em/F# Em/G   C   B
against our will again?

Em            Em/F#  Em/G
And how'd you follow us?

C              B
And how'd you see?

Em              Em/F#  Em/G
Wishing's lost to the touch

C
To see your eyes are painted shut

Em     Em/F#  Em/G   C   B
And we won't come clean.

Em Em/F# Em/G  C
Em Em/F# Em/G  C  B

Are you too late
To serve again a locked out salary?
Just buy me something.
I'll pay you later for these things.

Em                Em/F#  Em/G
We'll be cleared from your list

C
And all the ghosts who won't be missed

Em     Em/F# Em/G   C      B 
      Won't come clean

Em     Em/F# Em/G   C
      Won't come clean

Em Em/F# Em/G  C  B
Em Em/F# Em/G  C
Em Em/F# Em/G  C  B
Em Em/F# Em/G  C


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05 - Find the Four
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E  A  F  D7  G  C
E  A  F  D7  G  C

E          A         F      D7     G       C
  Find the hour to tell me places I have never been

E         A          F          D7            G       C
  And educate me of all things lost through sleep and wasted time

E    A         F             D7
Out past the break and the slips

   F               D7
A row of foreign ships

     G        C
Our amnesty lies

Keep breathing lines from the books and sleep with your pants on
Hold allegiance 'til your contract's up, your time is out

Too real your head is a fog
And all that was done
Is dead on the run
Keep breathing page after page
Hire me today
Or throw me in jail

Outro: C  Am  F  G7


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06 - You're on an Island
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[Note: for the D7 to G7 transitions in the verses, you're only going to play the top
couple strings, not the full chords.]

Intro:
G  D/F#  F  Ab
G  D/F#  F  Ab
G  D/F#  F  Ab
G  D/F#  C

   C                  F   D7  G7
I listened too many times
   C                            F   D7  G7
To phone calls on your private line
    C                     F   D7  G7
And now you're loud and clear

C  F  D7  G7

Now alternate between F and FMaj7,
and C and CMaj7 until you end on E.

      C                F   D7  G7
Your island suited us fine
      C                      F   D7  G7
Your contact was better than mine
      C                 F   D7  G7
With all our missions clear
     C               E     F        C
To take you out was never made too clear
         E     F        C
It was never made too clear
   E     F     C  
La da da da da da da dum
Da da da da da da da dum
Da da da da da da da dum
Da da da da da da da dum


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07 - The Pilgrim
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[Note: all major chords are barred]

B+ (B augmented) = [X2544X]

Intro:
Bb+  G
Bb+  G
Bb+  G
    Why'd you have to let
Bb+     G
    The pilgrim out of his cage?
Bb+  G
    Why'd you have to let
Bb+     G
    The pilgrim out of his cage?

F
Ooohhhh...
C
Ooohhhh...
D  A
Ooohhhh...
D  F
Ooohhhh...

Why'd you have to let
The pilgrim go free?
Why'd you have to be
Responsible?

Ooohhhh...

Why'd you have to let
the pilgrim out of his cage?

Aaahhhh...

Bb+

Aaahhhh...

Bb+  G


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08 - You've Been Hired
----------------------

G                                C            
   You've been hired for their dirty work
       Am
I can see it in your eyes
     C           C7
So long for now

E                    Cadd9
   I will always be true to you
        Am                            C       C7
For a while you'll have to kill for food

Turn off all your sensors most of all
and relinquish your control
You're dead for now

By the rocks we throw you will be clear to hear
All the fates will be calling you

By the time you're here
All will be gone

G                     Am
   All these changes    and bank statements
C                     Am
   They must make you   kind of nervous


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09 - To Be Free Again
---------------------

F C      F     G#  E          F C
             F        G#       E
    Demons once again   come down
F     C          F   G#    E
 To shed their night   on you

C   E    F
Sacred light
C       E          F
Burn through the beast within
C               E      F
And you'll be free to run again
            C   E F
You'll be free again

Keep your story please
But throw away your lies

Priests of light
Burn down the evil land
You still have time to make it alright
To be free again


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10 - Five Miles
---------------


Cadd9                   
   Five miles of unused highway
G7
   Three flares to bring you my way
C
   Too late the kitchen's closed
       Am               E
We'll have to sleep forever now
Cadd9
   Thin lines are paint between us
G7
   Outside the symphony of
C                
   Hellbound fortune-driven
 Am               E
Soldiers out on holiday

C  Am  E
C  A   F

C                    A
  As you walk away again
   G7          C                  
A dynasty of broken feet give in
       F                Fm
Four wakeless mornings beat the sun down
C
On the chaplain's head
                            A
And as he cues for you to sing
 G7            C
Rhapsody you promised would bring
      F             Fm
All chapel-beaten soldiers down
  C
Upon their knees again

F  Fm  C
F  Fm  C
F  Fm  C

C                               F
Wake up the town to bring lost parodies of
Fm               C
Faceless demons scattering away
     F           
On borrowed time the
Fm                C    C7
clock will unwind

C F Fm

C                               F
Wake up the town to give us rhapsodies of
Fm                C        
Timeless rhythm scattering away
     F                 Fm
As formless creatures lift
                C
The time from every working day

F  Fm  C  [til end]


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11 - Open Ocean Sailing
-----------------------

E   F

           C                   Am          E    F
You don't know me so you won't pay me anymore

               C          Am                  E     F 
And you won't hire me to come and clean your floor

            C                    Am               E    F
But let me take you down to the lake so we can get paid

          C           Am   E   F
one more time around

And your technology has a fade in its life expectancy
And only one thing could release you from your misery
Fight the ways of a slow production on a field day
Fight the ways of a slow production day

Until you're real I'll fall into your arms of hatred and harm
Until you're safe I'll fall into those places you've been running from so far

And you won't feed me angry pages anymore
The salted windows you will view me from no more
But let me turn you down so the rest of us could hear
one more time around

And your technology has a fade in its life expectancy
And only one thing could release you from your misery
Fight the ways of a slow production on a field day
Fight the ways of a slow production day


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12 - Gas Station Downs
----------------------

[Note: Okay, so they get a little tricky here with us.  This was by far the hardest song to figure out,
and I'd welcome any corrections, especially to the "Have fun done" part.  I'm pretty sure I got it,
though.  The B7add4 and D9(no3)/A are outlined rather than strummed, so it's pretty easy to hear the
individual notes.]

B7add4 = [X2120X]
D9(no3)/A = [X00210]


Organ intro [transposed for guitar]:
A   Em  A   A   A   Em

E   C   Bb  D  Bb  C  walk to D
E   C   Bb  D  Bb

E           C                Bb   D
Show your face 'round here again
               Bb         C         
We'll have to burn the stations down
E            C
     One by one
                    Bb  D
It's too bad your face
              Bb              C
reveals the state you'll be living in
E                C    
     And in the time
                 Bb  D
It takes you to run
             Bb             C
From end to end, you'll be dead again

B7add4               D9(no3)/A
        Have fun done
          B7add4         D9(no3)/A
You're the same in the photograph
B7add4                  D9(no3)/A
         So keep your hands tied up

C  E  A  A2  A  A2  A  A2  A  A2

E              C             Bb   D
    You're the type everyone tries
             Bb          C
to have and run their watches by
E         C                    Bb  D  Bb  C
    Only time ain't what they need

B7add4               D9(no3)/A
        Half contained
        B7add4
With the land
              D9(no3)/A
Half with the cell again
B7add4              D9(no3)/A
        And if it made you think like others do
B7add4                      D9(no3)/A
Come a long way to make you think like them

C  E  Bb  E
C  E  Bb  E
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