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Destroyer Chords

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Hey, big love to CDemmings173 for the first version of this tab, upon which this is based.

Having seen Gira live, he doesn't use weird tunings: just has his guitar in D Standard, and for this song he
puts his Capo on the 3rd fret (so 1st fret if your guitar is in Standard).

On record, the song is played with 3 guitars, with Gira just strumming the rhythm and 2 of Akron/Family
providing separate leads, but the overall effect can be recreated with just one guitar.

The chord progression remains the same throughout the whole song and goes as follows (relative to capo):

     E     B11*  Amaj7    E
e|---0------0------0------0---|
B|---0------0------2------0---|
G|---1------2------1------1---|
D|---2------1------2------2---|
A|---2------2------0------2---|
E|---0-----(0)----(0)-----0---|   *I'm not sure if that's the actual name of this chord, but it's close.


To recreate the effect of Akron/Family's leads, you can just play variations on the 2nd fret of the B & E
strings with your pinky. It doesn't really matter what you do specifically as the song is pretty variable.
I've included the ones I use, which match up with the first 4 bars of the intro (but not the whole song,
although I do use them for the whole song).

For the progression from E to B11:

    E                   B11
e|------0---2p0---0------0---0-2p0-0-0----|
B|------0---0-----0------2p0-0-0---2-2s5~-|
G|--1-1-1---1-----1------2---2-2---2-2----|
D|--2-2-2---2-----2------1---1-1---1-1----|
A|--2-2-2---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0---------------------------------|

And from Amaj7 back to E:

  Amaj7                  E
e|------0---2p0-0-0---0--0-----2p0-0-0----|
B|--2-2-2---2---2-2p0-0--2p0-0-0---2-2s5~-|
G|--1-1-1---1---1-1---1--1---1-1---1-1----|
D|--2-2-2---2---2-2---2--2---2-2---2-2----|
A|--0-0-0----------------2---2------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Hope this works out well for you guys! If you don't want to play the variations, just slowly strum with smooth
even downstrokes throughout the song (with more oomph on the last 2 verses) :)

Here are the chords in sync with the lyrics :)

[1st Verses]


         E                B11
Here she comes dressed in white
    Amaj7                E
Her mouth is filled with flames
            E                  B11
Her skin is black, her fingers trace
    Amaj7           E
The diamonds in her veins

         E                   B11
Here she comes down from the sun
   Amaj7              E
To wash this country clean
               E                 B11
Comes down for us, down from the dust
   Amaj7          E
To murder what remains

         E                    B11
Here she comes now dressed in red
   Amaj7            E
To heal this ruined race
            E                     B11
I know somewhere, where there's a god
     Amaj7        E
He's lying at her feet

[2nd Verses/Chorus]

    E          B11                Amaj7             E
And we'll walk freely through the mountains and the trees
    E             B11                  Amaj7           E
And we'll breathe deep again where the air is pure and clean
    E             B11             Amaj7          E
And we will drink freely from the milk of our revenge
    E             B11             Amaj7               E
And we will break down the prison gates that keep you in

    E             B11        Amaj7             E
So please show no pity as we come up from the ground
     E       B11           Amaj7               E
And please remember as you kill us and cut us down
     E              B11                  Amaj7          E
That time will not wash clean the bloody face of history
     E                   B11                      Amaj7                  E
And someone will breathe here again and they will hate you for what you leave

(lyrics from lyrics.wikia.com)

Thanks for reading, spread the love ♥
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