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Song: We Used to Vacation
Band: Cold War Kids
Album: Robbers & Cowards (2006), track 1

Thanks to the previous tabbers for all their work.  I only made minor changes 
some barred chords to open chords), but I think the open chords sound a little better.

Tuning: EADGBe

Chords are as follows:
Am: x02210
G#/Am: 402210 (throw that pinky out onto the 6th string if you can)
G/Am7: 302010
F#/D7?: 2x0210 or sometimes 2x0212
C: x32010
G: 320033
F: 133211

For the verse, I think it sounds good to hit the root note first, then the rest of the 
with a little muting (so it sounds more like the piano).  Then get into more strumming at 
things could be much worse...".
Then all slow strumming for the chorus.  By the way, this is my first tab, so thanks for 
the hundreds I leached off of before this one.
And sorry for the lack of proper chord names.

Am
I kissed the kids at noon
G#/Am
then stumbled out the room
G/Am7
I caught a cab ran up a tab
F#/D7
on 7th and flower

Simple bass run up to next A minor:
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---------0-------|
E|--0h2h4----------|

Am
best recital I had to run
G#/Am
missed my son's graduation
G/Am7
punched the Nickles boy for taking his seat
F#/D7
he gets all that anger from me

Am                          G#/Am
still things could be much worse
            G/Am7                F#/D7
natural disasters on the evening news
Am                        G#/Am                     G/Am7
still things could be much worse we still got our health
                F#/D7
my paycheck in the mail

                 C        G             F
I promised to my wife and children
                 C
I'd never touch another drink
    G        F
as long as I live but even then
   C         G              F
it sounds so soothing
                        F
this will blow over in time
                  G         Am
this will all blow over in time

Am
I'm just an honest man
G#/Am
provide for me and mine
G/Am7
I give a check to tax deductible
F#/D7
charity organizations
Am                 G#/Am
two weeks paid vacation
                  G/Am7
won't heal the damage done
       F#/D7
I need another one

Am                         G#/Am
still things could be much worse
           G/Am7                   F#/D7
natural disasters on the evening news
Am                         G#/Am
still things could be much worse
                 G/Am7
we still got our health
                  F#/D7
my paycheck in the mail

                 C        G            F
I promised to my wife and children
                C
I'd never touch another drink
    G        F
as long as I live but even then
   C         G             F
it sounds so soothing

to mix a gin
    C         G            F
and sink into oblivion

                 C        G             F
I promised to my wife and children

that accident
C               G           F
left everyone a little shook up

but at the meetings
  C       G        F
I felt so empty
                        F
this will blow over in time
               G            Am
this will all blow over in time


mmmm...la da da da da daa...


And one more thing - I saw the Cold War Kids in Philly on 3/29/07 and, if it's not too 
I'd recommend seeing them on this tour with the Delta Spirit (who were unexpectedly 
- check out their music too) and the Tokyo Police Club (who are balls to the wall rockers as well).

Peace, Jon (jonmcjon@hotmail.com)

            
            
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ole-indiekid 151 Apr 11, 2007 07:17 AM

Great tab, and such a great song.
Only thing I miss is the ackward solo part, but good work!

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ringette18 10 Oct 05, 2007 07:23 PM

yeah! I love the awkward solo. when I first heard it I was like wtf that's awful but I've grown to really love it!

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CrazyYaz 725 Jan 21, 2008 06:33 AM

Great tab! one correction though.

Theres an F chord played right after that F#/D7 before going into the chorus. 'My
paycheck in the mail'

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