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American Slang Chords

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D# G# C# F# A# D#
American Slang(acoustic) by The Gaslight Anthem
I tabbed this from the Sirius radio version on youtube
so watching that might help, it's a bit different from the original 

tuned a full step down in true brian fallon fashion


D,G,A
              Bm
Look what you started,
             G                A
I seem to be coming out of my skin
                    Bm
Look what you’ve forgotten here
             G                  A
The bandages just don’t keep me in

                Bm        
And when it was over 
           G     A
I woke up alone 
                Bm        
And when it was over 
           G     A
I woke up alone 


          Bm           A            G          D
And they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive
            Bm      A       G       D          
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm
   Bm            A             G          D      
I called for my father but my father had died
      G                         A         D
While you told me fortunes, in American Slang


            Bm
Look at the damage,
             G                   A
the fortunes came for the richer men.
                      Bm
while we’re left with gallows,
               G                      A
waiting for us liars to come down and hang.
                Bm        
And when it was over 
           G     A
I woke up alone 
                Bm        
And when it was over 
           G     A
I woke up alone 

  Bm           A            G          D
And they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive
            Bm      A       G       D          
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm
   Bm            A             G          D      
I called for my father but my father had died
      G                         A         D
While you told me fortunes, in American Slang

 

                    Bm         A          G  
And here’s where we died that time last year,
                       Bm         A       G      
And here’s where the angels and devils meet.
            Bm               A            G    
And you can dance with the queen if you need,
               D                G            
And she will always keep your cards
   A            D      
Close to her heart oooh
            G       A                                         
So close to her heart 
                      D
before they tear you apart

D,G,A

(He sings this differently, but the chords are the same)

  Bm           A            G          D
And they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive
            Bm      A       G       D          
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm
   Bm            A             G          D      
I called for my father but my father had died
      G                         A         D
While you told me fortunes, in American Slang

 
               G            A       D
You told me fortunes, in American Sla



Hope yall enjoy it, let me know if you find anything wrong, it'll be much 
appreciated. And go pick up American Slang! It will change your life!
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billiejoestrong 26 wrote on July 18 2010, 11:25 pm

this song is not a FULL step down. it is a HALF step. D# is the same as Eb, or a half step down.

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musicgeek4 285 wrote on July 6 2013, 03:44 pm

It sounds pretty good in D though. Full step down is the tuning Brian uses the most.

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musicgeek4 285 wrote on July 6 2013, 03:44 pm

Also in the pre-chorus, it should be D, no Bm

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