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The 59 Sound Chords

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                       The '59 Sound - The Gaslight Anthem
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Tabbed by: Sean Hummer
Email: allstar21369@hotmail.com

Awesome song.
*Update- Finished pretty much everything. Let me know what you think.*


Tuning: A full step down


[Intro]

Guitar 1 (Fast downstrokes)
e|0-------1-------0-------------1--------------|
B|1-------1-------1------1------1--------------|
G|0-x16---2-x16---2-x8---0-x8---2-x16----------|
D|2-------3-------2------0------3--------------|
A|3---------------0------2------3--------------|
E|-----------------------3---------------------|
 

Guitar 2 (Comes in after guitar 1 plays it's riff once)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|13-13-13--13--15-15-15--15--17-17-17--17--15-15-15--15--------------|
G|x--x--x---x---x--x--x---x---x--x--x---x---x--x--x---x-------x2------|
D|10-10-10--10--12-12-12--12--14-14-14--14--12-12-12--12--------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|13-13-13--15-15-15-15--12--12-12-12--13--13-13-13--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------|
G|x--x--x---x--x--x--x---x---x--x--x---x---x--x--x---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---------|
D|10-10-10--12-12-12-12--9---9--9--9---10--10-10-10--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

or for those who prefer a simpler way...

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|5-5-5--5--7-7-7--7--9-9-9--9--7-7-7--7---x2--|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|5-5-5--7-7-7-7--4--4-4-4--5--5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

Guitar 1
        Am                              E
Well, I wonder which song they're gonna play when we go
            Am                                         F
I hope it's something quiet and minor and peaceful and slow
        Am                                 E
when we float out into the ether, into the Everlasting Arms,
          Am                                      F
I hope we don't hear Marley's chains we forged in life
           Am            F               C          G
'cause the chains I been hearing now for most of my life


Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--10-10-10-10----x3----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM . . . . . . . .  . . . .  .  .  .  .

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------10^10------10-12-10----10---|
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---------12-----------12------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .   .   .  .  .  .  .

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------9-----------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--10---10-9------x3----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM . . . . . . . .  . . . .  .

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------10^10------10-12-10----10---|
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---------12-----------12------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .   .   .  .  .  .  .


[Pre-Chorus]

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------------------|
G|------------------------0---0-------------------------|
D|2---2---3---3--------------------------x2-------------|
A|----------------3---3---------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

Guitar 1

                 C                             F
Did you hear the '59 Sound coming through on Grandmama's radio? 
                  Am            G                  F
Did you hear the rattling chains in the hospital walls?
                  C                                  F
Did you hear the old gospel choir when they came to carry you over?
                  Am           G         F
Did you hear your favorite song one last time?


Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|17-----------16-16-16-16--17-17-17-17--19-19-19-19--17-17-17-17---12-------|
D|x----x32-----x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x----x---x16--|
A|15-----------14-14-14-14--15-15-15-15--17-17-17-17--15-15-15-15---10-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|17---------17\16-16---17---------------------------------------------------|
D|x----x14---x--x--x----x----x16---------------------------------------------|
A|15---------15\14-14---15---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|16-16-16-16--17-17-17-17--19-19-19-19--17-17-17-17---12--------------------|
D|x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x----x---x16---------------|
A|14-14-14-14--15-15-15-15--17-17-17-17--15-15-15-15---10--------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

Guitar 1
      Am                              E
And I wonder were you scared when the metal hit the glass?
           Am            
See, I was playing a show down the road
                           F
when your spirit left your body
         Am
And they told me on the front lawn
    E
I'm sorry I couldn't go,
      Am                                                     F
but I still know the song and the words and her name and the reasons
      Am                  F        C          G
And I know 'cause we were kids and we used to hang
      Am                  F        C          G
And I know 'cause we were kids and we used to hang


Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--10-10-10-10----x3----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM . . . . . . . .  . . . .  .  .  .  .

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------10^10------10-12-10----10---|
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---------12-----------12------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .   .   .  .  .  .  .

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------9-----------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--10---10-9------x3----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM . . . . . . . .  . . . .  .

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------10^10------10-12-10----10---|
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---------12-----------12------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
PM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .   .   .  .  .  .  .


[Pre-Chorus]

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------------------|
G|------------------------0---0-------------------------|
D|2---2---3---3--------------------------x2-------------|
A|----------------3---3---------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

[Bridge]

Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2--2-2-2-2---------0-0-0--------------------------------------------------|
D|-2--2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-------------------x8-(Fast, downstroked)---------|
A|-0--0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2x--2-2-2---------------palm mutes--------------|
E|------------1-1-1-1--------3x--3-3-3---------------------------------------|
PM .  . . . . . . . . . . .  .   . . .

Young boys, young girls
Young boys, young girls
Young boys...

(These are the chords he basically palms mutes throughout the bridge
shown above)
 Am               F        C        G
Ain't supposed to die on a Saturday night
Ain't supposed to die on a Saturday night
Well they ain't supposed to die on a Saturday night
Ain't supposed to die on a Saturday night


Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------13-------13-------13-------12-------12------------------------------|
G|-12-12----12-12----12-12----12-12----12-12----12----x8-(Fast palm mutes)---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .


[Chorus]


[Outro]

Guitar 1
    Am     F     C     G
Young boys
    Am     F     C     G
Young girls
    Am     F     C     G
Young boys
    Am     F     C     G       C
Young girls


Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|17-17-17--19-19-19-19--21-21-21-21--19-19-21-19\17-------------------------|
D|x--x--x---x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--x-----------x4-------------|
A|15-15-15--17-17-17-17--19-19-19-19--17-17-19-17\15-------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-(Ends on)-----------|
B|---------------------|
G|--17~----------------|
D|--x------------------|
A|--15~----------------|
E|---------------------|


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| PM palm mute
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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mayer411 10 Mar 20, 2009 12:29 PM

Great Tab!! 5 stars for sure. Great song too. Nice job with the lyrics, both guitars, easy to read and follow. Keep these kinds of tabs coming!!

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Co&Ca11 16 May 05, 2009 07:59 PM

excellent tab! 5 stars

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stanrobertsmith 20 Oct 18, 2009 11:46 PM

great tab!!!!
i assume this is in C-major?

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