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Another Bag Of Bones Tab

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The other tabs for this were wrong, I watched a couple live videos of him and it was 
easy to figure this one out. For as epic of a performer as he is, he deserves his songs to 
played correctly. Enjoy.


Intro:

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------2h0-----|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3------3h0-|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--0--0--0----------|  x2


First verse:

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--5--0--0--0--0----| repeat throughout verse

"It's a brushfire spreading feeding as it moves,
It's a disappeared glacier, it's an airborne flu.
It's your disbelieving eyes logging concrete miles,
It's your yawning conscious and your lawyer's smile.
It's an occupied country foaming at the mouth,
no smoking gun, no mushroom cloud.
It's a military mother with a boy in hell,
and it's a flag draped casket down an oil well.
It's an Argentine school girl, gagged and bound,
It's a torture camp, it's a long way down.
It's the constant bracing shock of now
and it's the whole damn world turned inside out, all right."

Then, same as intro again

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------2h0-----|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3------3h0-|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--0--0--0----------|  x2

Second Verse (this time, the acoustic guitar is accompanied by a muted, distorted 
guitar):

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--5--0--0--0--0----| repeat throughout verse

"It's a march to extinction with your god in step,
it's his name in your mouth, it's his cross on your neck.
It's a farm boy sprinting over desert dirt,
and he's panting the Our Father in staccato spurts.
Now that's his automatic rifle and it tells no lies,
that's his truth in your stomach, it's no alibi.
But the trouble lies on the other side,
with an equal truth prepping for his holy night.
He sees the crescent and the star blink in the virgin sky,
he hears the call of milk and honey from the afterlife.
And as he eases to the checkpoint he is calm and sure,
it's collateral damage, it's the cost of war.
It's another bag of bones for the gods to sort..."


Then:

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

"...it's just another bag of bones for the gods, to sort."


Then, same as intro again

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------2h0-----|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3------3h0-|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--0--0--0----------|  x2

Third Verse (this time, the acoustic guitar is accompanied by a muted, distorted 
guitar and some other feedback/effects):

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--5--0--0--0--0----| repeat throughout verse

"It's the species disappearing all the birds fly south,
in a January heatwave in a pulsing crowd.
It's an african militia, kids with sub-machines,
it's a conflict diamond on your bride to be.
It's the dispossessed lining up at every gate,
it's the facts worth facing faced way too late.
It's the mission of modernity, go get what's yours,
'til there's nothing left over to go get no more.
And it's not what we're owed but it's what we've earned..."

Then:

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

"...and it's closer than we realized that it's time now, to burn."

While repeating "and it's time now, to burn", play

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0----|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--0--0--0--0--0----| x3


And finally, finish with:


e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------2h0-------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3------3h0-3-|
E|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--5--0--0--0----------1-|
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Beardless J 10 Nov 19, 2009 05:09 PM

I gave this 5 stars because going by this video its 99% perfect:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=953EdDtFhvQ

But if you listen carefully to the intro to each verse on that video for the first 8 notes on the A string he actually plays:

33320233

There's a good close up of it from 2:02 - 2:05. Only a tiny addition though so great tab, saved me from having to figure it out for myself. 5* :D

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