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Painbirds Chords

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Painbirds (Mark Linkous)
Sparklehorse
Good Morning Spider (1999)

Chord Bank:
Em (022000)
Am (x02210)
D  (xx0232)
C  (x32010)

Em      Am           Em   Am
Goddamn it's so very hot
Em          Am                   Em    Am
Supposed to come a rain but it's not

   D
Oh yeah,
              Am        C
Here come the painbirds
   D
Oh yeah,
              Am        C
Here come the painbirds

Em     Am                 Em    Am
Spiral down those hateful dears
Em          Am                Em      Am
Between our skins and burning spheres

   D
Oh yeah,
              Am        C
Here come the painbirds
   D
Oh yeah,
              Am        C
Here come the painbirds


(instrumental verse)
Em Am Em Am Em Am Em Am
D  Am C  D  Am C

(repeat either 1st or 2nd verse - they're sung simultaneously on record)

Chorus x2 ("Oh yeah, here come the painbirds" part, but you knew that)


Chorus lead riff (on 2nd bar of C chord)
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--12----------------------------|
D|--12h14p12--------------12-12~--|
A|----------12h14p12-12h14--------|
E|--------------------------------|

h|= hammer-on
p|= pull-off
~|= sustain or light vibrato

Great song, real simple.
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Bumcivilian wrote on April 28 2012, 06:56 am

A slightly different/maybe easier way to play the chorus riff along with open chords:


E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--0h2-0-----0-------------------|
A|----------2---2-0---------------|
E|--------------------------------|


Great tab, I just think this works a little better when playing it alone

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Darklight37 wrote on April 21 2016, 10:54 am

There are two small riffs in this song. One that is mentioned here and the other one is after barred Am.. Any idea how to play the Am one ? Im close but cant figure out the actual riff. Ty.

I want to post or [tab]
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