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                           NO CHILDREN - Mountain Goats

Tabbed by:  lostpanda
Email:  kylelostpanda@yahoo.com

Tuning:  standard
         capo on 4th

This is the way that I've seen John play it live every time I've seen them.

    C#m  F#  D   E   A  F#m   C#sus2  A (modified)


*C#m C#sus2 A(modified)*  F# (2x)
D  E

During the intro, the chords surrounded by *`s are an optional way to simulate the piano part in the song. 
The main chord is C# and the other two are played only once in fast succession. the strum pattern is
down, down up down up down, down, down with the last two down strums being the second two chords.

if you listen for the piano part in the song its clear. when i play this song i replace all of the 
fills with this lick, because frankly, I think it sounds AMAZING.

A                    E
I hope that our few remaining friends
D                    A
Give up on trying to save us
  A                      E
I hope we come up with a failsafe plot
        D                        A
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us
A                    E
I hope the fences we mended
D                           E
Fall down beneath their own weight
      A                        F#m
And I hope we hang on past the last exit
  D                     E
I hope it's already too late
    A                                          F#m
And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here

Someday burns down

And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away
                 E                  D
And I never come back to this town again

      E             A
In my life I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
          E         A
I hope we both die

C#m  F#  (2X)
D  E

A                   E
I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
D                        A
I hope it bleeds all day long
    A                          E
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises
     D                             A
Well we're pretty sure they're all wrong
A                       E
I hope it stays dark forever
D                      E
I hope the worst isn't over
    A                       F#m
And I hope you blink before I do
  D                E
I hope I never get sober
And I hope when you think of me years down the line
You can't find one good thing to say
And I hope that if I found the strength to walk out
You'd stay the hell out of my way
     D                            E
I am drowning there is no sign of land
                       A                   F#m
You're all coming down with me (yeah yeah) hand in unlovable hand
And I hope you die
          E        A
I hope we both die

C#m  F#  (2X)
D  E

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hannah.hearts92 192 Jul 23, 2008 01:37 AM

great tab, 5 stars xxx

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scotchrhino 10 Mar 10, 2009 11:29 AM

one of the best songs!

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GenocideAssassi 10 May 30, 2013 08:03 AM

Any hints on the strum pattern? It's a little tricky.

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