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Night Light chords

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Night Light, by The Mountain Goats, from the album Transcendental Youth.
Not too sure about the A/B chords in the instrumental parts, but it's the best I can get
from the key (Dmaj/Bmin) and the one live video of John Darnielle performing this that
I found.

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Standard tuning, no capo.

Bm  -  x24432
Em  -  022000
A   -  x02220
G   -  320033
D   -  x00232
A/B -  x2222x (can be played as an A because it's easier, but I think A/B is technically correct).



Bm
Pull my mask so tight
Em
  Till it pinches my skin.
G                  Bm
  Nerves strung so high:
G                 A
  I am a mandolin.


Bm
 Jenny calls from Montana,
G
 She's only passing through.
D
 Probably never see her again, in this life, I guess,
A
 Not sure what I'm gonna do.


       G
Plug a night light in;
          Bm
Leave the porch light on.
            G
Because the small dark corners
        Bm
Have designs on me.
              A
Live like an outlaw,
               G
Clutching gold coins in his claw.



Bm A/B G Bm



Bm
Room full of ambitious young policemen,
Em
Everybody trying to make his mark.
        G                       D
I was a red dot blinking on the screen up overhead;
G                          A
   And then the room went dark.


Bm
Dream of maybe waking up someday
    G
And wanting you less than I do.
D
    This is a dream, though:
A
    It's never gonna come true.


       G
Plug a night light in;
          Bm
Leave the porch light on.
            G
Because the small dark corners
                   Bm
Are establishing a colony.
             A
Live like an outlaw,
               G
Clutching gold coins in his claw.



Bm A/B G Bm A/B G G



Bm
  Can't ever set aside the sweetness
       Em
Of the days before the crews put up the border.
G                 Bm
   Fields full of wet rain
G                                    A
  Cling tight to their memory forever.


Bm
Think about Montana when I close my eyes;
G
  Possibly Jenny's headed east.
D
  Count a couple of stray hopes out loud;
A
  May their numbers one day be increased.


       G
Plug a night light in;
          Bm
Leave the porch light on.
            G
Because the small dark corners
                   Bm
Breathe like heavy animals.
              A
Live like an outlaw,
               G
Clutching gold coins in his claw.



Bm A/B until end.  End on Bm.

            
            
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