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The Shins - A Comet Appears
Tabbed by Baunitdabaun
Transcribed to native key by dampysmiff

Note: This song has had many attempts before it, and let's all face it, the best thing
found so far is to play it Baunitdabaun's way with a capo on the second in the key of Am.
However, through the wonderful thing that is music we can figure out how to transcribe 
same tab into its native key.  Please note that in order to get the song sounding as
as possible it's probably wise for you to use the following fingerings for the chords 
 Unfortunately, when transcribing this song I found that using open chords tended to give 
song less of an authentic feel, so the best thing to do is use barre chords throughout.

Chords used:
Bm      [ x 2 4 4 3 2 ]
A       [ 5 7 7 6 5 5 ]
G       [ 3 5 5 4 3 3 ]
D       [ x 5 7 7 7 5 ]

Maybe there's another way to play the chords to make them sound like the song, but I
find it.  The truth is that changing to an open chord ruins the transition from Bm ->
else.  It kills the fluidity of the sound of the song, which is definitely there otherwise.


INTRO
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Bm A G D
Bm A D
Bm A G D
G  A


VERSE
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Bm    A            G     D
  One hand on this wily comet
Bm       A             D
  Take a drink just to give me some weight
Bm     A        G    D
  Some uberman I'd make, I'm
G            A
barely a vapor


Bm       A     G         D
  They shone a chlorine light on
Bm  A           D
  a host of individual sins
Bm        A       G     D
  Let's carve my aging face off
A          D
fetch us a knife
A              D
start with my eyes
A            D
down so the lines form a
G         A
grimacing smile


Bm           A          G      D
  Close your eyes to corral a virtue
Bm   A            D
  Is this fooling anyone else?
Bm      A          G       D
  Never worked so long and hard to
G              A
cement a failure


Bm       A           G            D
  We can blow on our thumbs and posture
Bm        A              D
  but the lonely is such delicate things
Bm    A            G           D
  The wind from a wasp could blow them
A         D
into the sea, with
A                 D
stones on their feet
A              D          G         A
lost to the light and the loving we need


CHORUS
------
G          D
  Still to come
G           D            A
  the worst part and you know it
G            D
  there is a numbness
G        D              A
  in you heart and it's growing

Bm A G D
Bm A D
Bm A G D
G  A

Bm A G D
Bm A D
Bm A G D
G  A A


VERSE
-----
Bm           A          G          D
  With burnt sage and a forest of bygones
Bm           A              D
  I click my heels get the devils in line
Bm          A              G         D
  A list of things I could lay the blame on might
G                A
give me a way out


Bm              A              G         D
  But with each turn it's this front and center
Bm       A          D
  Like a dart stuck square in your eye
Bm      A            G           D
  Every post you can hitch your faith on is a
A            D
pie in the sky
A               D
chock full of lies
A            D
a tool we devise to make
G              A
sinking stones fly


CHORUS
------
G          D
  Still to come
G           D            A
  the worst part and you know it
G            D
  there is a numbness
G        D              A
  in you heart and it's growing

OUTRO (slow down on the last three chords)
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Bm A G D Bm A D
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mooondog 10 Dec 16, 2007 10:34 AM

That may be the way it's played on the record but not live. Go to youtube and you'll see a capo each time he plays it.

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franky munez 21 Apr 08, 2008 08:44 AM

those bar chords couldnt sound much more off. its got to be with capo on 2nd and if ur using electric bring the treble up and nock down the base a bit to give it that sharper sound u get from the bar chords.

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