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Recycled Air Acoustic chords

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Recycled Air (Acoustic) by Postal Service/Ben Gibbard

Tabbed By Dan Farrelly (dfarr@udel.edu)

I have seen Ben Gibbard play this acoustic and have a video of him. This is pretty close 
how he plays it live acoustic.

Tuning: EADGBe

Capo: 5

(Gibbard uses his pinky to finger the 3rd fret on the B string)
(play either version whichever you like better)

[Verse 1]
      C     Fmaj7   C


[Verse 2]
      C     Fmaj7   C



[Intro] (x2)
Start strumming C

C            F
I take a breath
C                                G
And hold the air until there's nothing left
C              F
I'm feeling green
C                       G
Like teenage lovers between the sheets

[Intro] (x2)
(While singing - Strum C in between both times)
Ba Ba Ba Ba  Ba Ba Ba Ba   Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba

C                       F
Knuckles clenched to white
C                        G
As the landing gear retract for flight
C               F
My heads a balloon
C                   G
Inflating with the altitude

[Intro] (x2) 
(While singing - Strum C in between both times)
Ba Ba Ba Ba  Ba Ba Ba Ba   Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba

C                      F
I watch the patchwork farm's
F                            C
Slow fade into the ocean's arms
C                                     F
And from here they can't see me stare
F                             C
The stale taste of recycled air
C        G                 Em
I watch the patchwork farm's
Em         F                  C
Slow fade into the ocean's arms
C          G               Em
Calm down release your cares
Em               F             C
The stale taste of recycled air

(same as intro)
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jpl0477 10 Jun 15, 2006 04:57 PM

With the live version that I have, it sounds a lot better with the capo on the third fret. But, aside from that, great tab!

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farrelly 91 Jun 17, 2006 08:43 AM

Well you can even play it without the capo, but with Ben Gibbard's higher voice he plays it with the capo at 5...this is the video I tabbed it from, I was also at this show:


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StaySmiley 31 Oct 17, 2007 10:02 AM

I think it might be tuned different.

but i cant be sure.

He does mention something about the tuning before he starts singing it in the mp3 version i have.

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