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The Ice is Getting Thiner - Death Cab For Cutie
Tabbed by Bob Funk

This is tabbed out for two guitars. If you want the bass to play, the notes are the bass notes
of Gtr1. Gtr2 comes in later with some chord arpeggios which i tabbed out as well and wrote in 
the picking pattern. Lyrics are also lined up so you can sing ;)  Enjoy

Standard Tuning

Intro:
                                                                               We're
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------1-------|
G|-----2-----------------0--2--(2)\0-------------2------------0--2--0----------|
D|--2-----2--(2)/4--------------------2-------2-----2--0-----------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------3-------0------------------------3-------|
E|-----------------------1-----------------------------3------1----------------|



First Verse:

    not       the    same   dear  as        we    used  to       be.           The
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------2----------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2---------2----(2)/4----------------------------------------2-------------------|
A|---0-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------1---------------------------------------|

    seasons       have   changed,    and    so         have     we.         There was
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------3--------------------|
G|----------2--------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2-------------2-----0--------------------------------------0--------------------|
A|---0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------------------1---------------------------------------|

    little we could  say,       and  even    less that we could  do.      To stop the
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------1-------------------|
G|--------2----------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2---------2----(2)/4----------------------------------------2-------------------|
A|---0-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------1---------------------------------------|

    ice from getting     thinner,     under   me         and     you.             We
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------1--------------------|
G|----------2--------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2-------------2-----0--------------------------------------2--------------------|
A|---0----------------------------------------------------------3--------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------------------1---------------------------------------|


Second Verse:

   buried     our    love        in  the     win -te   -ry       grave.           A
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------2----------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2---------2----(2)/4----------------------------------------2-------------------|
A|---0-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------0-------0-----------1-------1-----------0-------0-----|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------3-----------1-------1-----------1-------1---------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    lump    in     the   snow      was       all       that  re-mained.    Though we
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------3--------------------|
G|----------2--------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2-------------2-----0--------------------------------------0--------------------|
A|---0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------3-------3-----------1-------1-----------2-------2-----|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------3-----------1-------1-----------1-------1---------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    stayed    by its side,       as    the   days  turned to      weeks.       And the
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------1-------------------|
G|--------2----------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2---------2----(2)/4----------------------------------------2-------------------|
A|---0-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------0-------0-----------1-------1-----------0-------0-----|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------3-----------1-------1-----------1-------1---------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    ice kept getting    thinner,  with every word        we'd   speak.
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------1--------------------|
G|----------2--------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2-------------2-----0--------------------------------------2--------------------|
A|---0----------------------------------------------------------3--------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------3-------3-----------1-------1-----------0-------0-----|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------3-----------1-------1-----------1-------1---------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr2
e|-------0-------0-------|
B|---1-------1-----------|
G|-----0---0---0---0-----|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|


Third Verse:

 And when the spring arrived we were   taken by        surprise, when the
Gtr1
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-----------------1-----------------1-----------------2----------|
G|-----0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------2-------------|
D|--3-----------------2-----------------3-----------------2----------------|
A|--------------------3-----------------------------------0----------------|
E|--1-----------------------------------1----------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---1--1--1----------0--0--0------------1--1--1----------0--0--0----------|
B|---1--1--1----------1--1--1------------1--1--1----------2--2--2----------|
G|---2--2--2----------0--0--0------------2--2--2----------2--2--2----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   flows  under our  feet      bled   into    the       sea           and
Gtr1
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-----3-----------0-----0-----------1-----1-----------------1----------|
G|-----2-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0-------------|
D|--0-----------------------------------------------------3----------------|
A|--------------------------------------3----------------------------------|
E|--------------------3-----------------------------------1----------------|

Gtr2
e|---5--5--5----------3--3--3------------3--3--3----------1--1--1----------|
B|---3--3--3----------3--3--3------------1--1--1----------1--1--1----------|
G|---2--2--2----------0--0--0------------0--0--0----------2--2--2----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    nothing was left,   for you and me.
Gtr1
e|------------------------|
B|---------------3--------|
G|----0-------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|----3-------------------|

Gtr2
e|----3-------------------|
B|----3-------------------|
G|----0-------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


Slide Solo:

Gtr1
e|----(3)/8-/10-/12-----\10\---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------/10-/13-----------\8-------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------0-------------------1-------1-----------0-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---------------2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------/10------------10/15\------------------|
G|--(7)/9-/12-\9-------\7------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------2-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr1
e|--/8---/10---/12------/15------------------/17---\15---------\12-------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------0-------------------1-------1-----------0-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---------------2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                                We're
Gtr1
e|--10/13\12---------12\10--------------------------------------------------8/12-----|
B|-------------------------------------------/10-------------10/13\------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------0-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Fourth Verse:

   not       the    same  dear,    and it   seems        to      me,          there's
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------2----------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2---------2----(2)/4----------------------------------------2-------------------|
A|---0-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------0-------------------1-------1-----------0-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---------------2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    nowhere we    can    go,        with     nothing   under  -neath.        Then it
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------3--------------------|
G|----------2--------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2-------------2-----0--------------------------------------0--------------------|
A|---0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------2-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   saddens me to    say        what    we  both   knew  was     true.        That the
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------1-------------------|
G|--------2----------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2---------2----(2)/4----------------------------------------2-------------------|
A|---0-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------0-------------------1-------1-----------0-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2-------2---2---2---2---------------2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    ice was getting     thinner,     under   me         and     you.             The
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------1--------------------|
G|----------2--------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2-------------2-----0--------------------------------------2--------------------|
A|---0----------------------------------------------------------3--------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------0-------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1-----------1-----------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    ice was getting     thinner,     under   me         and     you. 
Gtr1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------1--------------------|
G|----------2--------------------------------0-----2-----0---------------------------|
D|---2-------------2-----0--------------------------------------2--------------------|
A|---0----------------------------------------------------------3--------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------------------1---------------------------------------|

Gtr2
e|---------3-------3-----------3-------------------1-------1-------------------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------3-------------------1-------1---------1-------------------|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---------------2---2---2---2---2-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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Ethan A 153 Mar 29, 2009 03:05 PM

great tab! if i may make a suggestion i think it would help people out if you wrote what chords they were playing also

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