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Priests And Paramedics chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I noticed the near complete lack of many of the better songs by pedro the lion on this
and so I'm gonna try to do somethign about that.  I've seen tabs for this fantastic song
other sites and their all so wrong it hurts.  I'm not that great at figuring out songs
myself, I'll admit.  And I don't know many of the fancy names for chords, but I should
able to get you to figure out how to play the song, and that's all that matters.  I'm
this as I watch David Bazan play it live on some videos, so they should be pretty much
but if not, I'm sorry.  It's better than 80% of the tabs most people submit, at least.  
the chords I dont know the names of, I'll make a chart and give each shape a number.
I'll just put the number in place of the chord name where it goes in the song.
be too dificult

chord#  1    2

e  ----1-----1----|
b  ----3-----3----|
g  ----2-----2----|
d  ----3-----0----|
a  ----0-----3----|
e  ----x-----x----|

Standard Tuning; Capo on 3rd fret.

Verse 1:

C                    Am
Paramedics brave and strong
1    2                 G
Up before the break of dawn
C                    Am
Putting poker faces on
1         2               G
Broken bodies all day long
    F                   Am
The neighbors heard the fight
F             Am
Someone had a knife
   F          C       Am-----Em
It must have been the wiiiiiife
Am         C            F
Husband's lost a lot of blood
1               2           G
He wakes up screaming oh my god


           C               Am
Am I gonna die, am I gonna die?
         1           2                 G
As they strapped his arms down to the sides
           C                            Am
Times like these they've been taught to lie
       1         2              G
Buddy just calm down you'll be alright

Verse 2

C                           Am
Several friends came to his grave
     1          2                G
His children were so well behaved
C                          Am
As the priest got up to speak
1     2                   G
The assembly craved relief
    C                     Am
But he himself had given up
    1          2                G
So instead he offered them this bitter cup

Second Chorus kinda thingy

You're gonna die
We're all gonna die
         1      2
Could be twenty years
Could be tonight
        C                     Am
Lately I have been wondering why
         1        C
We go to so much trouble
        1              Am
To postpone the unavoidable
        1       2                G
And prolong the pain of being alive

There you go.  I'm almost 100% sure these are the chords David plays when he plays it
 I froze the video and put my fingers where his were and it sounds the same.  So after you
those 2 chords i don't know the names are, you have yourself a correct version of
and Paramedics to play on your acoustic whenever you please = )

tabbed by Steven Humphreys.  No copyrights.  Use it however you want.  I dont honestly
cause youll do it anyway, might as well give you permission.

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Legittree 10 May 24, 2009 12:51 PM

Ya a lot of poeple suck at tabing... thx for this one though

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Kaia_Rose 10 Oct 03, 2009 10:07 PM

Awesome job! Such a beautiful song! Although it seems to me that the capo is on the 2nd fret, and I don't hear the Am in the line "it must have been the wiiife..", and when I play it it doesn't seem to fit.
I was also having trouble with the last little bit after the lyrics, it seems to me that the chords are different than in the chorus, but wasn't sure what they were. It sounds to me like C, Em, Am, G, something, something.
Anybody know?

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