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                             September - Shins
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Tabbed by: Robert McMillan
Email: mcmillan_ra (at) hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1

e|------------------|
B|-2--2-----0-------|
G|-2-----2-----2----|
D|-2--------------4-|
A|-0----------------|
E|------------------|


Riff 2

e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--0--2--4------|
E|---------------|


Verse
=====

A         C               A
Into this strange elastic world
          C               A
Pont us kindly gave up a pearl
      D               G
His eternal stone and mud
                     D    D7  A
But ain't she lovely bone and blood

            C      A
Born of the sea
           Em    G         A
A thousand miles away from me
           D
A court of angels
             G
Wards of the sun

A future forming
  D     D7   A
A curse undone


Chorus
=======


  Riff 1

F#m        A             F#m                A
Under our softly burning lamp she takes her time

  Riff 1

F#m      A             E
Telling stories of our possible lives
    G                                    E    A
And love is the ink in the well when her body writes

  Riff 2

D          A                   D
I've been selfish and full of pride
              A                          D
And she knows deep down there's a little child
               A                  F#m
But I've got a good side to me as well
                  E                 D                 Dsus4 D
And it's that she loves in spite of everything else

Break
=====

A C A Em G

Verse
=====


A             C                       A
A song in the tree has distracted her mind
             C                   A
Some other curious form of life
              D               G
Has made it's presence to her known
                       D    D7   A
And she coos so gently soft and low

            C                   A
Her shining face in a million reflections
        Em             G         A
in tiny raindrops that fall in a veil
          D                    G
Over our city like notes from above
                       D    D7    A
It overwhelms me! just aint that tough

Chorus
======

  Riff 1

F#m                A                       F#m
It's not that the darkness can't touch our lives
                   A
I know it will, in time

  Riff 1

F#m          A        E
But she's no ordinary valentine
     G
And now when the sun goes down
            E       A
she sheds a darling light.

  Riff 2


D          A                   D
I've been selfish and full of pride
              A                          D
And she knows deep down there's a little child
               A                  F#m
But I've got a good side to me as well
                  E                 D                Dsus4 D
And it's that she loves in spite of everything else

Outro
=====

A C A G D A



Notes: Watching James Mercer play it live on youtube. He does little embellishments 
which add a fair bit to the song a little. But they aren't really necessary if you just want 
to bash it out.

For example on the A chords he will generally play:

A A/G A

likewise on the C:

C C/G C

A good example of this is on here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mveay4Ff1BU

Corrections welcome.
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677sam wrote on May 7 2013, 03:13 pm

I believe he plays the an A/E as opposed to A/G in that last section. Flawless otherwise, though! Great job

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splngb wrote on July 14 2013, 02:51 pm

Yeah, I think the A A/G A, C C/G C section goes something like this.

e|---0-0---0-0-----0-0----0---0------|
B|---2-2---2-2-----1-1----1---1-----*|
G|---2-2---2-2-----0-0----0---0------| then back into the A
D|---2-2---2-2-----2-2----2---2------|
A|-0------------3-----------3-------*|
E|-------3--------------3------------|

Or at least that's what I got from trying to watch live vids. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to see what his hands are doing then having the camera suddenly zoom out or cut to his face. Great tab though!

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Lolcohol wrote on January 29 2014, 09:27 am

This is damn great! Thank you! The only corrections I have that haven't already been pointed out are with Riff 1:

I think it should be:

Riff 1


e|------------------|
e|------------------|
B|-2--2-----0-------|
G|-2-----2-----1----|
D|-2--------------4-|
A|-0----------------|


or this if you're playing alone:


E|----------------|
B|-2-----0-----2--|
G|-2--2-----1--2--|
D|-2-----------4--|
A|-0-----------4--|
E|-------------2--|


Thanks man! Still giving this 5* since all the chords are great! :)

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