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Mess Inside Chords

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Song: The Mess Inside
Artist: The Mountain Goats
Album: All Hail West Texas
Tabbed by: Jon (jonlancaric@hotmail.com)

Standard Tuning

Chords:

G -3-   C -0-   D -2-|
  -3-     -1-     -3-|
  -0-     -0-     -2-|
  -0-     -2-     -0-|
  -2-     -3-     -x-|
  -3-     -x-     -x-|

Riff (I call this "Walk" in the tab...it's basically a bass note walk, but should
be done with strumming):

C                       G
----0---0-----------3-----|
----1---1-----------3-----|
----0---0---0-------0-----|
----2---0---0-------0-----|
----3---2---0---2---2-----|
----------------3---3-----|

So here we go...

Intro = G

G
 We took a weekend, drove to Provo
C                               -Walk- G
 The snow was white and fluffy
G
 But a weekend in Utah won't fix what's wrong with us
C
 And the grey sky was vast and real cryptic above me

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    D             C                        C  -Walk- G
 I wanted you, to love me like you used to do

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G
 We took 2 weeks in the Bahamas
C
 Went out dancing every night
G
 Tried to fight the creeping sense of dread with temporal things
C                                D
 Most of the time I guess I felt alright

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D      C        D     C                           -Walk- G
 But I wanted you, to love me like you used to do

G                   C
 But you cannot run, And you cannot hide
G                                       C                D       G
 From the wreck we've made of our house, And the mess inside

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G
 We went down to New Orleans
C
 One weekend in the Spring
G
 Looked hard for what we'd lost
        C                           D
 It was painful to admit it, but we couldn't find a thing

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D      C        D     C                           -Walk- G
 And I wanted you, to love me like you used to do

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G
 Went to New York City in September
        C
 Took a train out of Manhattan, to the Grand Army stop
            G
 Found that bench we'd sat together on a thousand years ago
        C                                   D
 When I felt such love for you I thought my heart was gonna pop

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D      C        D     C                           -Walk- G   D   G
 And I wanted you, to love me like you used to do

G                 C
 But I cannot run, And I can't hide
G                                       C                D      G
 From the wreck we've made of our house, And the mess inside

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Outro: G C G C G C D G C D G


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That's it. Pretty easy. Questions, comments, suggestions are welcomed.
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razurin23 wrote on October 2 2015, 12:32 pm, edited at 12:33 pm

believe the chord progression for the chorus is
C D G C
And I wanted you to love me like you used to do

At least that's what it sounds like on the record. John plays it differently live it seems.

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razurin23 wrote on October 2 2015, 12:41 pm

Wow, can you really only edit a comment once? Jesus, okay, look: Go by the tab which has it
D C D C
Do that but replace the final C which is over "love me" with a G and add a C over "do" and do the "walk" progression into the verse.

The very first chorus is correct, it's only D C D

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