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Lives Tab

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Modest Mouse - Lives
Tuning: EADGBe
Time Signature: 6/8

This is basically a combination of the other tabs of this song and the corrections on 
site.
Thanks to Cory M. (ver 2), bbkeen (ver 3), mcnelligen (corrections to ver 3), and 
(ver 5).
Ver 5 on this site has the background eletric guitar parts if you really want them. I
also added some strumming patterns and changed the chords on the “It’s hard to remember 
a
little bit. My version sounds a little better to me, but I’m not exactly sure how Isaac plays
them.

[Intro]
E ----------------------------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------------------------|
G -------------------2b-------------------------------|
D -------2-0-----0-4----4-------2-0-------------------|
A ---0-4-----4-2------------0-4-----4-2-4\7-4-2-0-----|
E -2----------------------2-----------------------0---|

[Play this intro riff 4 times]

“You were the dull sound”
E ---------|
B ---------|
G ---------|
D -----4---|
A --4--2---|
E --2------|
The strumming pattern changes throughout this section. Play:
E E E E SSSS (x4)
E SSSSE SSSS (x4)

F#                         B
You were the dull sound of sharp math when you were alive”
F#                          B
and no one's gonna play the harp when you die,
F#                        B
and if I had a nickel for every damn time, I'd have
F#                    B
half the time, do you mind?

[Play intro riff 3 times]

[Then play this transition] (thanks to onlymodestmouse’s version for this)
    E.  E  S E.  E  S    E.  E  S E  S S E
e|--------------------|---------------------|
B|--3--------3--------|--3--------3----3----|
G|--0--------0--------|--0--------0----0-x--|
D|--2---2--2-2---2--2-|--2---2--2-2--2-2-x--|
A|--3---3--3-3---3--3-|--3---3--3-3--3-3-x--|
E|--------------------|---------------------|

“It’s hard to remember”
E ----------------------------------------|
B -15-15-15-12-12-12-15-15-15-12-10-8--3--|
G -0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
D ----------------------------------------|
A -17-17-17-14-14-14-17-17-17-14-12-10-5--|
E ----------------------------------------|
[Play this part 5 times]

E -------------------------------------|
B -15-15-15-12-12-12-15-15-15-12-10-8--|
G -0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
D -------------------------------------|
A -17-17-17-14-14-14-17-17-17-14-12-10-|
E -------------------------------------|
[This is mostly the same as before. Just take off the last G and transition into the 
below.]

E -----------------------|
B -3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------|
G -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
D ---------0-0-0-0-------|
A -3-3-2-2-------------0-|
E ---------3-3-2-2-2-3---|
The strumming pattern for each set of chord is E SE SE SSSS;
the 2-3-0 is E E E
[Play this part 5 times. Isaac starts singing the second time through]

[Play the intro riff twice, end on the low F#]



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| b  Bend
| \  Slide down
| x  Dead note 

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hurtyou8 10 Feb 23, 2014 11:47 PM

thank you for your hard work, i love this song.
im terrible playing by ear you saved me much frustration.
thanks again.

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hurtyou8 10 Feb 24, 2014 12:00 AM

just a few ambient parts from version 5

Q E Q E Q E Q E E E E
e|------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|
B|------------|------5brb---|-------------|----------------|
G|------------|-----------6-|--6--7-6--7--|----------------|
D|------------|-------------|-------------|--9--s11-9-7----|
A|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------7--|
E|------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

PM PM PM PM PM PM
E E E E E E
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-4--6-s9--6--4--6--|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

OUTRO (same as Intro riff on acoustic)

electric guitar:

NH NH
Q E Q E
e|--------------|-------12brb----|-------------|-------------|
B|--------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|
G|--------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|
D|--------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|
A|--------------|-------------9--|-------------|-------------|
E|--------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|

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kalleslocter 10 Aug 02, 2014 10:47 PM

sorry if I am incorrect but should the open e at the end of the intro be there? it sounds to me like there are only three notes after the four to seven slide and I can't manage to make it sound normal with that extra note. otherwise great though

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