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Burns Tab

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Mainer 4,891
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D A D G B E
1st fret
This is a newer song that Chris Ross posted a video of on Youtube.
He also just recently put up a guitar tutorial for the song.
Burns is a fairly simple tune and a helluva lot of fun to play.
Tune your guitar to drop-d and put a capo on the 1st fret!


Intro: (Don't worry about being dead on with the picking pattern)
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|


Play The intro twice.  The second time, lightly mute the first half


Verse 1: (Again, don't worry too much about hitting the pattern exactly)
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
Tell me with a straight face, darlin'
Try to keep your breakfast down

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|
Tell me with a coat of sugar
Go ahead and spit it out

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
Tell me he's the sun you set for
Tell me he's the air you breathe

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|
I hope it's all a fairy tale
I hope he gives you everything you need


Pre-chorus:
e---
B---
G---  For the pre-chorus, strum this chord while singing
D-0-
A-9-
D-0-
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
I hope he burns you down

(Play the second half of the intro at the word "burns")
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|

e---
B---
G---
D-0-
A-9-
D-0-
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
I hope he burns you down

(Play the second half of the intro at the word "burns")
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|


Verse 2:
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
Tell me with a careful whisper
Tell me with your knuckles drawn

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|
Tell me with a shot of liquor
Tell me when the bottle's gone

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
Tell me that his touch is timeless
Tell me what I've always known

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|
Tell me it was always like this
I hope he makes you feel at home


Pre-chorus:
e---
B---
G---  Strum this chord while singing
D-0-
A-9-
D-0-
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
I hope he burns you down

(Play the second half of the intro at the word "burns")
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|

e---
B---
G---
D-0-
A-9-
D-0-
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
I hope he burns you down
I hope he burns you down
I hope he burns you down

(Play the second half of the intro at the word "burns")
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|

The third time singing "I hope he burns you down", play the first half of the verse on 
the word "burns"
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|


Chorus:
e---
B---
G-0-
D-0- (Strum this chord for the first line of the chorus, starting at "burns")
A-3-
D-3-
I hope he burns you down to ash

Slide up to:
e---
B---
G-0-
D-0-
A-5-
D-5-
I hope he turns to you and laughs

For "I hope he burns you down", play the first half of the verse on the word "burns"
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
I hope he burns you down

e---
B---
G-0-
D-0- (Strum this chord for the next line of the chorus, starting at "burns")
A-3-
D-3-
I hope he burns you nice and slow

Slide up to:
e---
B---
G-0-
D-0-
A-5-
D-5-
Hope he turns you into smoke

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
I hope he burns you down


Verse 3:
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
Tell me that I got it backwards
Tell me that I'll wake up soon

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|
Tell me I don't understand this
Tell me that it's overdue

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
Tell me that it wasn't worthless
Tell me it was real for you

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|
Tell me that it had a purpose
Who knows, I might believe it's true


Pre-chorus:
e---
B---
G---  Strum this chord while singing
D-0-
A-9-
D-0-
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
But I don't
I hope he burns you down

(Play the second half of the intro at the word "burns")
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|

e---
B---
G---
D-0-
A-9-
D-0-
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
Yeah I hope
I hope he burns you down
I hope he burns you down
I hope he burns you down

(Play the second half of the intro at the word "burns")
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------9~-9----------|

The third time singing "I hope he burns you down", play the first half of the verse on 
the word "burns"
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|


Chorus:
e---
B---
G-0-
D-0- (Strum this chord for the first line of the chorus, starting at "burns")
A-3-
D-3-
I hope he burns you down to ash

Slide up to:
e---
B---
G-0-
D-0-
A-5-
D-5-
I hope he turns to you and laughs

For "I hope he burns you down", play the first half of the verse on the word "burns"
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
I hope he burns you down

e---
B---
G-0-
D-0- (Strum this chord for the next line of the chorus, starting at "burns")
A-3-
D-3-
I hope he burns you nice and slow

Slide up to:
e---
B---
G-0-
D-0-
A-5-
D-5-
Hope he turns you into smoke

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G------0~------------0~------------0~------------0~-------|
D--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~--------0---0~-|
A----9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0-------9-----0----|
D-0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------0~-0----------|
I hope he burns you down
Hope he burns you down
Hope he burns you down
Hope he burns you down

End on:
e
B
G
D-0-
A-9-
D-0-
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