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Color In Your Cheeks Chords

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                             COLOR IN YOUR CHEEKS - The Mountain Goats
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Tabbed by: D&Dlover (Walker)
Email: walkerreynolds91@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard

The chords used in this song are mostly barre chords, but you can use pretty
much any variation of each chord that you want and it still sounds great.


C#m        Ab        A          B
  She came in on the red-eye to Dallas-Fort Worth.
E         Ab       A         B
  All the way from sunny Taipei.
C#m        Ab         A        B
  Skin the color of a walnut shell,
      E           Ab       A                B
And a baseball cap holding down her black hair.
             A             B 
And she came here after midnight.
E                          A
  The hot weather made her feel right at home.
        E      A
Come on in, we haven't slept for weeks.
                   E          A                B
Drink some of this, it'll put color in your cheeks.

C#m        Ab          A    B
  He drove in from Mexicali no worse for wear.
E          Ab   A        B
  Money to burn, time to kill, but
C#m    Ab      A              B
  Five minutes looking in his eyes and 
         E              Ab             A          B              A
  We all knew he was broken pretty bad, so we gave him what we had.
                              B
We cleared a space for him to sleep in,
               E
And we let the silence that's our trademark
A
Make its presence felt.
        E      A
Come on in, we haven't slept for weeks.
                   E          A                B
Drink some of this, it'll put color in your cheeks.


C#      Ab      A       B
E                       B

C#m         Ab        A       B              E
  They came in by the dozens, walking or crawling.
                Ab      A
Some were bright-eyed,
          B
Some were dead on their feet.
E          Ab           A              B          E
  And they came from Zimbabwe, Or from Soviet Georgia,
           Ab             A                 B               A
East Saint Louis, or from Paris, or they lived across the street.
                               B
But they came, and when they'd finally made it here,
           E                         A                   
It was the least that we could do to make our welcome clear.
        E      A    
Come on in, we haven't slept for weeks.
                   E            A                B
Drink some of this, this'll put color in your cheeks.


E                       A
E                       A
E                       B
C#m      Ab      A      B (x3)
E
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capt.Dickweed wrote on March 11 2013, 02:49 pm

John plays all barres, all between the fourth and seventh fret.

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firebombzero wrote on September 13 2015, 09:20 am

Each note in a scale gets exactly one letter value (I'm sure non-western scales are different). So it's always the same letters, in this case the order is: E F G A B C D. Then you add the appropriate sharps or flats. This is Emaj, so it's E F# G# A B C# D#. In this case G# would be written instead of Ab since A is already a value.

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zkello wrote on November 2 2015, 02:15 pm

Strum pattern for those curious:
He strums with his fingers

First verse:
1-2-3-4-
D---D-DU Where the last DU is very light with all your fingers.

Rest of song starting at Taipei:
1-2-3-4-
D-D-D-DU Same as the last but with an extra downstroke. The first two downs are just on the top two strings.

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