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Brothers On A Hotel Bed Chords

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                             BROTHERS ON A HOTEL BED - Death Cab for Cutie
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Tabbed by: xadioriderx
Email: sk82x4@gmail.com

Tuning: Half step down (although not 100% necessary, the AbMaj7 chords play 
better if it is)

Now, when this is played with a piano, like in the acoustic version, its 
completely different. 
The AbMaj7 is held out mostly with a little variation.
But the below assumes youre just playing the actual rhythym on guitar.

I have listed some timing. When using it, there are no pauses, 
just count even and steady with no pauses 
1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4... etc. 


Chords Used:
  AbMaj7      AbMaj7(II)   AbMaj7(no 3rd)   Cm7 Cm  D#  Bb  B
Eb--4-------------4------------4------------4----4--4---2---3---|
Bb--5-------------5------------5------------5----5--5---4---5---|
Gb--6-------------6------------4------------4----6--4---4---5---|
Db--7-------------6------------7------------6----6--6---4---5---|
Ab--0-------------0------------0------------4----4--7---2---3---|
Eb--------------------------------------------------------------|


Timing is listed here also, strum once on the numbers in parentheses, and count

Intro:
(1), 2, 3, 4  (1), 2  (3), 4  (1), 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4
AbMaj7,       Cm7,    D#,     AbMaj7(II)

(1), 2, 3, 4  (1), 2  (3), 4  (1), 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4
AbMaj7,       Cm7,    D#,     AbMaj7(II)

(1), 2, 3, 4  (1), 2  (3), 4  (1), 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4
AbMaj7,       Cm7,    D#,     AbMaj7(II)

(1), 2, 3, 4  (1), 2  (3), 4  (1), 2, 3, 4  (1), 2, 3, 4  
AbMaj7,       Cm7,    D#,     AbMaj7(II)    Bb            

(1), 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4  (1), 2, 3, 4  (1), 2, 3 (4)  (1).....
 B                         Cm            Cm7        Cm  AbMaj7..


The intro leads straight into the below which is double the speed of intro.
You can choose to drop the AbMaj7(no 3rd) if you want and just continue the 
AbMaj7 chord as a 4th beat.
I dont have the strumming pattern listed, just the timing.

Play this twice:
 ________________________________________
|1,2,3,4,1,2,3,  4      |1,2,3,4  1,2,3,4|
|AbMaj7          AbMaj7 |Cm7      D#     |
|_______________(no_3rd)|________________|
   ________________________________________________
  |1,2,3,4,1,2,3,  4      |1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,  4      |
  |AbMaj7(II)      AbMaj7 |AbMaj7(II)      AbMaj7  |
  |_______________(no 3rd)|_______________(no 3rd)_|
 


Now the Verses/chorus is played mostly the same as above, but for sake of ease 
i will leave out the AbMaj7(no 3rd) below


AbMaj7                 Cm7
You may tire of me,
          D#            AbMaj7(II)
As our December sun is setting,

Because I'm not who I used to be...

AbMaj7                          Cm7
No longer easy on the eyes
                   D#              AbMaj7(II)
But these wrinkles masterfully disguise,
                    Bb
The youthful boy below...

AbMaj7                               Cm7
  Who turned your way and saw
             D#               AbMaj7(II)
Something he was not looking for:

Both a beginning and an end...

AbMaj7                         Cm7
  But now he lives inside
           D#             AbMaj7(II)
Someone he does not recognize,
                              Bb              AbMaj7(II)
When he catches his reflection on accident

AbMaj7, Cm7, D#, AbMaj7(II)



Verse 2

AbMaj7                            Cm7
  On the back of a motor bike
                   D#                       AbMaj7(II)
With your arms outstretched trying to take flight

Leaving everything behind

AbMaj7                                 Cm7
  But even at our swiftest speed
            D#                    AbMaj7(II)
We couldn't break from the concrete
                           Bb
In the city where we still reside...

AbMaj7                    Cm7
  And I have learned
           D#                 AbMaj7(II)
That even landlocked lovers yearn 

For the sea like navy men...

AbMaj7                            Cm7
  Cause now we say goodnight
         D#            AbMaj7(II)
From our own separate sides,
                         Bb      D#
Like brothers on a hotel bed...
AbMaj7(II)                          D#
   Like brothers on a hotel bed....
AbMaj7(II)                          D#
   Like brothers on a hotel bed...
AbMaj7(II)                          D#       Bb
   Like brothers on a hotel bed...

AbMaj7, Cm7, D#, AbMaj7(II)
AbMaj7, Cm7, D#, AbMaj7(II)

End

AbMaj7                   Cm7
 You may tire of me,
          D#             AbMaj7(II)
As our December sun is setting,

Cause I'm not who I used to be
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