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Song Of Our So-Called Friend chords

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"Song of Our So-called Friend" by Okkervil River
Album: Black Sheep Boy
Tabbed by: Brandon Madsen (brandon dot madsen at gmail dot com)

There are two existing tabs up on the site at the time I am posting this, and neither is quite right.
These are the actual chords (not relative to a capo or anything), and as such can be used for any instrument.
To get the capo'ed chord shapes just hit the down arrow next to "transpose" at the left until the
number matches the fret you have the capo on.

A                                        Bm                                 F#m
Remember when our so-called friend would not call out to you while tumbling loosely out a hole punched through 
     D          A                                        Bm                                F#m
your home? It’s pretty clear, though you could hear, you truly finally knew in time, he’ll tell his tale 
the way he’d like it told.
       F#m          D                Bm               D
Now he isn’t on the phone. His story might as well be so.

      A                             Bm                                 F#m                               D
Well, loving is as loving does, and I’d say we should know, because we both have loved and lost and are alone.
     A                                   Bm                                        F#m
Your face’s falling tears, to me they’re lovely and they’re dear, though you don’t love me and it’s clear that 
I will never see you in my arms.

        F#m             D         Bm                         D
There’s no room in your heart for even this finely-sharpened dart. 
  A                 Bm                         D              A
Although I had started to think there might be hope, it isn’t so.

A  Bm  F#m  D
A  Bm  F#m  D

   F#m           Bm               D                A
So wake up, make up some new song again around the same tune. 
          F#m                                       Bm
The water cools; the leaves, they fall; the sun, it bends;
                               D              A
the summer ends; our so-called friend doesn’t need you.

           A                                   Bm                              F#m      
So proceed out the door and down the street. December’s lying near, but in the oven’s heat this house is now a 
D     A                                 Bm                                 F#m                           D
home. Sixty days of trips and stays you took to tell me, dear, that you cannot love me because you secretly 

still love a stone. 
         F#m                 D               Bm                       D
Though I put my lips to your face, trying to push his kiss out of its place...
  A                    Bm                     D                   A
Although my heart started to race, now it has slowed, I’ll let it go.

A  Bm  F#m  D
A  Bm  F#m  D

(I am ignoring the more ambient outro that continues for 40 more seconds after the song has basically ended)

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fernandorojo 10 Oct 10, 2015 11:03 AM

There we go, finally an accurate tab

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