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Great Expectations Chords

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                   Great Expectations - The Gaslight Anthem
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Tabbed by: thesluss
Tuning: Full Step Down

Chords:
C  - x032010
Am - x002210
F  - x003211
G  - x320030


Intro / Verse lead -

e|--0-5-0-8-7-5---|
B|----------------|
G|----------------| (x4)
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

Verse 1 -

C
Mary, this station is playing every sad song
Am
I remember like we were alive
C
I heard and sung them all from inside of these walls
Am
In a prison cell, where we spent those nights
C
And they burned up the diner where I always used to find her
Am
Licking young boys blood from her claws
C
And I learned about the blues from this kitten I knew
Am
Her hair was raven and her heart was like a tomb



Prechorus-
Guitar 1

F                      G
     My heart's like a wound


Chorus-
      Am          F               C              G
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my first wife
Am        F                C                 G
Everybody leaves and I'd expect as much from you
      Am          F               C              G
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my old life
Am        F          C    G            C
Everybody leaves, so why, why wouldn't you?



Verse 2 -
        C
Mary, I worried and stalled every night of my life
       Am
Better safe than making the party
      C
And I never had a good time, I sat my bedside,
     Am
With papers and poetry about Estella



Prechorus 2-
Guitar 1
F                    G                   F             G
     With great expectations, we had the greatest expectations



Chorus-
      Am          F               C              G
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my first wife
Am        F                C                 G
Everybody leaves and I'd expect as much from you
      Am          F               C              G
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my whole life
Am        F          C    G            C
Everybody leaves, so why, why wouldn't you?



Bridge


Chorus-
      Am          F               C              G
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my first wife
Am        F                C                 G
Everybody leaves and I'd expect as much from you
      Am          F               C              G
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my whole life
Am        F          C    G            C
Everybody leaves, so why, why wouldn't you?


Outro-
Guitar 1

C - Am - C - Am - F - G - C

Guitar 2
   (C)                  (Am)
e|------3-----3----------0--0-----0-------------|
B|--1-----1-----1---1----1----1-----1---1-------| 
G|--0-------0-----0---0--2------2-----2---2-----| (x2)
D|--2--------------------2----------------------|
A|--3-------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

   (F)                  (G)                 (C)
e|--0---0-----0----------0--3-----3-------------|
B|--1-----1-----1---1----3----3-----3---3----1--| 
G|--2-------0-----0---0--0------0-----0---0--0--| 
D|--3--------------------0-------------------2--|
A|--0--------------------2-------------------3--|
E|-----------------------3----------------------|



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sascha811 wrote on August 2 2009, 06:00 am

great tab. but I would play the C and Am in the verse like this:

C (x32013)
Am7 (x02213)

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allstar21369 wrote on September 13 2009, 06:49 pm

The intro, I think, would be more like this...



e|--5--0----8-7----| |--5-------8-7----|
B|1------1------8--| or... |-----5--------8--|
G|-----------------|x4 |5------5---------|x4
D|-----------------| |-----------------|
A|-----------------| |-----------------|
E|-----------------| |-----------------|



For the bridge, I would (adjusting the bridge in my own tab) play it like this...



e|8-----5-----3-----3----|
B|5-----5-----5-----3----|
G|5-----5-----5-----4----| x4
D|7-----3-----5-----5----|
A|------------3-----5----|
E|------------------3----|

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mcraddict81592 wrote on March 16 2010, 07:30 am

Can somebody figure out the bridge for the acoustic version? I've heard Brian do it a few different ways,this is my favorite though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB9-0S7IP8w

It sounds like he's finger picking a C and an Am, but I'm pretty bad at picking out these kinda things. Those two just seem to make sense though.

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