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             FEAR AND LOATHING IN MAHWAH, NJ - Titus Andronicus
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Tuning: Double Drop-D (DADGBd)

(UPDATE: I made some adjustments to this tab based on reading Titus's
MySpace blog.)

This isn't 100% and it mainly only covers Patrick's guitar part, but there are
so few Titus Andronicus tabs out there I thought I'd give it a shot.

This song's in F, and Patrick plays it with a capo on 3, but I think the other guys just
play it in F without the capo. I'll write the chords relative, but for reference
if you want to play this open, "D" = F, "Bm" = Dm, "G" = Bb, "A" = C.

CHORDS:
D     : 000230
Bm    : 024430
G     : x55430
A     : x7765x or x0222x

CAPO ON 3
CHORDS RELATIVE

Intro riff:

Patrick mixes this with strumming, and it's inconsistent across recorded and live
versions as to which parts he strums and picks, but basically just strum around
the D chord and focus on picking out this melody:

d|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2------------------------------2---------------------|
D|------4-2-0---0---2-4---2-4---0------4-2-0--2--4-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|

d|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2----------------------------------------------------|
D|------4-2-0---0---2-4---2-4---0------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2---------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|

D (with intro riff)
Why do you do the things you've done

and how dumb would you have to be
                                          Bm
to do them again like I know you're going to?

D (with intro riff)
If you're the poet you say you are

and beauty's in everything you see,
                                                      Bm
then how can love exist in a world run by people like you? 

        G                              D
Because when there's suffering, you're there.
     A                             D  A   D
From southern trees, you hang them in the air.
    G                       D                Bm
The world screams out in agony and you don't care,
               G            D           A                    D
but should the shit hit the fan, I just pray you will not be spared. 

Fuck you!

D

D
You took a heart with so much room for love 

and filled it with hatred and rage 
                                                          Bm
until there was nothing left but for it to shrivel up and die.

D
People will tell you that if you don't

love your neighbor, then you don't love God, 
                                                       Bm
but no god of mine would put light in such unrighteous eyes.

        G                         D
Now the way we hold each other so tight
           A                            D  A   D 
would look more like a noose if held up to the light
           G                    D            Bm
because we betray each other in dreams every night.
          G              D   A                 D 
Now let's never speak of it again, all right? 

D G D A (repeat to the end)

Solo:

d|--4p0-0-7p0-0-4p0-0-7p0-0-5p0-0-9p0-0-5p0-0-9p0-0------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|

d|--4p0-0-7p0-0-4p0-0-7p0-0-2p0-0-5p0-0-2p0-0-5p0-0------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------| (repeat to coda)

Keyboard/horn riff at end (can also be played on guitar):

    D             G             D              A
d|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------0----0--2--0----------------------2----|
D|--0----0--2--4----------------4-----4--5--4--2---------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|

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worsethansex 106 Jul 11, 2009 08:39 AM

Sorry, little correction: on "should the shit hit the fan, I just pray you will not be spared" and "Now let's never speak of it again," it should be F C G C, not F Am G C.

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glassinthegrass 30 Jul 27, 2010 12:52 PM

I don't understand. why is DADGBd Open d?

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worsethansex 106 Jul 27, 2010 12:59 PM

This tab's gone through a few revisions, and for a while I'm pretty sure I had it in open D. I must have forgotten to revise it. It's actually better described as "double drop-D" tuning. Fixed.

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