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Modest Mouse - "The View (We Are Fixed)" - (version for one acoustic guitar)
x=muted b=bend /=slide-up ~=vibrato

[Intro - blues picking]
e------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G------5---5-------5---5-------------------------|
D-/6-6-5---5--/6-5-5---5--/8-8-8---7---7---x---7-|
A-/7-7--------/7----------/8-8-8---7---7---x---7-|
E------------------------------------------------|

[Verse - chunking rythym and vibrato bends]
(some optional open notes, and vibrato rythym on 13s varies)
  A   C4    B4 D4    F3                              [electric note solo]
e-----------------------------------------------   e----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------   B----------------------------------------|
G-----10----99912------------------------12-----   G---14-----14-12-10-12-10-------14-------|
D-7---10----99912-12---------------------12-(0)-   D-------------------------14-12----14----|
A-7---10----99912-12-12~~~12~12~12~12~12~12-(0)-   A-12----------------------------------12-|
E-5------------------13~~~13~13~13~13~13~---(0)-   E----------------------------------------|
Your gun went off. Well you shot off your mouth and look where it got you. My mouth runs 
on too.
Shouts from both sides, "Well we've got the land but they've got the view!" Well now 
here's the clue.
(electric note solo)
Life it rents us. And yeah I hope it put plenty on you. Well I hope mine did too.

[Chorus - high picking]
(some optional notes to keep chord rythym on one acoustic)
   C                Am7             Em              F
e-----------15-------------------------------12--------------13-|
B--------13-------------------------------12--------------13----|
G-----12-------------------------------12--------------12-------|
D-(10)-------------(10)------------(10)------------(x)----------|
A-(10)-------------(0)-------------(x)-------------(x)----------|
E----------------------------------(12)------------(13)---------|
As life gets longer, awful feels softer. Well it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss, then I feel pretty blissfully.

[Verse - chunking rythym and vibrato bends]
Your gun went off. Well you shot off your mouth and look where it got you. My mouth runs 
on too.
Shouts from both sides, "Well we've got the land but they've got the view!" Well now 
here's the clue.
(electric note solo) We are fixed, right where we stand.
Life it rents us. And yeah I hope it put plenty on you. Well I hope mine did too.
(electric note solo) We are fixed, right where we are.

[Chorus - high picking]
As life gets longer, awful feels softer. Well if feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss, well I feel pretty blissfully.

[Bridge - high picking]                           (repeat with different ending)
e-13-12-13-12-----------------------------------|-13-12-13-12------------------------------|
B-------------1515-1313-12-13-12-13-12-1313-----|-------------1515--13-12-13-12-13-12-1515-|
G--------------------------------------------12-|------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

[Solo - vibrato and strum picking]                           repeat, change last (8) to (7b8b7)
e-7b8b7~------------------------7~------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------8b9b8~--------------------8~----------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------9b10b9~~----8---------9~~----8------------------------8-------------------------|
D---------------------8---8-9~-------------8-7--7~7~7~7/10----------8-7--7~7~7~7/10-----------|
A-----------------------8-----8----------8----------------10-8-8--8----------------10-8-8-(8)-|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus 2 - ring out chords]
  C    Am7  Em   F   (same Chorus 1 high notes)
e-0----------------- e-------15------------12--------13-|
B-1----5----0------- B-----13------------12--------13---|
G-0----5----0----10- G---12------------12--------12-----|
D-2----5----5-(9)10  D----------------------------------|
A-3----7----7-(7)8-- A----------------------------------|
E------------------- E----------------------------------|
As life gets longer, awful feels softer, and it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss, well I feel pretty blissfully.
If life's not beautiful without the pain, well I'd just rather never ever even see 
beauty again.
Well as life gets longer, awful feels softer. And it feels pretty soft to me. Uh Oh.
We are fixed.
We are fixed.
As life gets longer, awful feels softer. Well it feels pretty soft to me. (We are fixed.)
And if it takes shit to make bliss, well I feel pretty blissfully. (We are fixed.)
We are fixed.
We are fixed.
We are fixed.
Right where we stand.

--
Guitar's Not Fun! ;)

            
            
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