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Artist: The Decemberists
Song: This Is Why We Fight
Album: The King Is Dead
Tabbed by: Don Tago
Email: recebedou@yahoo.com


Standard Tuning


Chords used:
    EADGBe
A:  002220
D:  000232
E:  022100
F#m:244222
G#m:466444

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Intro: [F#m - G#m - A] x4


Verse 1:
F#m  G#m         A    F#m  G#m       A
        Come the war,       come the avarice
F#m  G#m         A          F#m  G#m  A        
        Come the war, come how?
F#m  G#m       A       F#m  G#m         A
        Come attrition,        come the reek of bones
F#m  G#m       A              F#m  G#m  A
        Come attrition, come how?


Chorus 1:
A             E          F#m         D
  This is why,  why we fight, why we lie awake
A             E         F#m           D
  This is why,  this is why we fight
A                 E             F#m          D
  And when we die,   we will die,   with our arms unbound
A             E                 F#m   D             F#m G#  A    F#m G#  A    
  This is why,   this is why we fight,    come how?


Verse 2: [use verse 1 chords]
Right of quiet, writer on quiet vein
Right of quiet, right of how
Come the arches, come the infant cheek
Come the arches of how


Chorus 2: [use chorus 1 chords]
This is why, why we fight, why we lie awake  
This is why, this is why we fight
And when we die, we will die, with our arms unbound  
This is why, this is why we fight, come how, come how?


Interlude: [F#m - G#m - A] x4


Chorus 3: [use chorus 1 chords]
This is why, why we fight, why we lie awake  
This is why, this is why we fight
And when we die, we will die, with our arms unbound  
This is why, this is why we fight


Chorus 4: [use chorus 1 chords]
So come to me, come to me now
Lay your arms around me
This is why, this is why we fight 
Come how, come how, come how, come how?

            
            
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osiris45 42 Jan 12, 2011 01:02 PM

seeing it live, colin plays it in a capo 2, so all the chords should be down 1 step to account for that. the verses also differ from the intro hook, whereas that is Em stepping up to a G chord, the verse is Em and Cmaj7.

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primotiv86 73 Jan 27, 2011 05:43 PM

in verse 1, the lyrics go: "Come hell" not "Come how"

also verse two goes:

"Bride of quiet, bride of all unquiet things
Bride of quiet, bride of hell
Come the archers, come the infantry
Come the archers of hell"

and again in Chorus 2 & 4 it ends with "Come hell..., come hell..."

just thought I'd clear that up in case anyone wanted to sing this so they don't misinterpret the lyrics. although with Colin's lyrics it's hard to understand what exactly is going on anyways (not that that's a bad thing, which it isn't)

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clazym 10 Sep 18, 2012 08:03 PM

The chords for the verse are incorrect. Should be F#m D F#m D. The rest is pretty on.

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