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SWISS ARMY ROMANCE - Dashboard Confessional

Transcribed by: Aaron Hodgdon
Email: blanks@mediaone.net

This song is played in Open D Tuning (D-A-D-F#-A-D)
with a capo on the 1st fret (tab numbers are relative to the capo)

PART 1
--0-0---0---0-0-0-0--|-0----0----0----0--|-0----0----0----0-|-0----0----0---0-
--0-0---0---0-0-0-0--|-0----0----0----0--|-0----0----0----0-|-0----0----0---0-
--7-7---7---7-7-7-7--|-5----5----5----5--|-1----1---h2----2-|-5----5----8---8-
--0-0---0---0-0-0-0--|-0----0----0----0--|-0----0----0----0-|-0----0----0---0-
--6-6---6---6-6-6-6--|-5----5----5----5--|-2----2----2----2-|-5----5----5---5-
--x-x---x---x-x-x-x--|-5----5----5----5--|-0----0----0----0-|-5----5----5---5-
                                                                              
-4-4---4----4-4-4-4--|-0----0----0----0--|-0----0----0----0-|-0----0----0---0-
-0-0---0----0-0-0-0--|-0----0----0----0--|-0----0----0----0-|-0----0----0---0-
-0-0---0----0-0-0-0--|-5----5----5----5--|-1----1----2----2-|-5----5----8---8-
-0-0---0----0-0-0-0--|-0----0----0----0--|-0----0----0----0-|-0----0----0---0-
-0-0---0----0-0-0-0--|-5----5----5----5--|-2----2----2----2-|-5----5----5---5-
-0-0---0----0-0-0-0--|-5----5----5----5--|-0----0----2----2-|-5----5----5---5-
                                                                              
Part 2
-0----0--------------|-0----0------------|-0----0-----------|-0----0----------
-0----0--------------|-0----0------------|-0----0-----------|-0----0----------
-0----0--------------|-5----5------------|-2----2-----------|-5----5----------
-0----0--------------|-0----0------------|-0----0-----------|-0----0----------
-0----0--------------|-5----5------------|-2----2-----------|-5----5----------
-0----0--------------|-5----5------------|-2----2-----------|-5----5----------

(Play PART 1  [2x])
Sleep with all the lights on, you're not so happy. you're not secure.
You're dying to look cute in your blue jeans but you're plastic just like everyone,
you're just like everyone. And that face you paint is pressed impressing most of us
as permament. And I'd like to see you undone.

(Lightly pick part 1 [2x])
Collge nights, draw the crowds, dorms
unload and you're heading out.Here is your moment to shine. Making up a history, it's
nothing of the life you lead, but man will they buy all your lines. 

(Play PART 1  [2x])
Sleep with all the sheets off bearing your mattress bearing your soul. And your trying 
to look smooth with your tatoos but your searching just like everyone, you could be anyone. 
And those friends you have are the best impressing most of us as permanent, but I'd like to 
see you undone.

(Lightly pick part 1 [2x])
Youth's the most unfaithful mistress, still we forge ahead to miss her, rushing our 
moment to shine. Making up, a history, it's nothing of the life you lead, but man
will they buy all your lines.

(Play PART 2 [8x])
We're not 21, but the sooner we are the sooner the fun will begin. so get out 
your fake eyelashes and fake id's, and real disaters ensue. It's cool to take
these chances. It's cool to fake romances, and grow up fast, grow up fast, and 
grow up fast.

==============


Dashboard Confessional - Swiss Army Romance
Tabbed By: david
EMail: JelloShooter_848@hotmail.com


Swiss Army Romance
tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Right guitar:
Rhythm throughout almost entire song:
1---2---3---4---
x xx xx xx xx xx

Verse chords:
Eb  0   0   0   0
Bb  0   0   0   0
Gb  1   2   3   6
Db  2   2   4   7
Ab  2   0   4   7
Eb  0       2   5
(1 bar each)

"and college night will draw the crowds"
Eb  0   0   0   0
Bb  0   0   0   0
Gb  9   9   6   4
Db  9   9   6   4
Ab  7   6   4   2
Eb  
(1 bar each)

"we're not twenty-one, but the sooner we are..."
Rhythm:
1-2-3-4-
xx  xx  
Chords:
Eb  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Bb  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0  0
Gb  1  6  3  2  3  1  2  3  6
Db  2  7  4  2  4  2  2  4  7
Ab  2  7  4  0  4  2  0  4  7
Eb  0  5  2     2  0     2  5
(2 beats each)

This progression (Eb Ab F Abm Eb Abm F Ab) is played 3 times.  The final line:

    1---2---3---4---!1---2---3---4---!1---2---3---4---!1---2---3---4---
Eb  0 0     0 0     !0 0     0 0     !0 0     0 0     !0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Bb  0 0     0 0     !0 0     0 0     !0 0     0 0     !0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Gb  1 1     6 6     !3 3     6 6     !1 1     6 6     !3 3 3 3 3 3 3 66
Db  2 2     7 7     !4 4     7 7     !2 2     7 7     !4 4 4 4 4 4 4 77
Ab  2 2     7 7     !4 4     7 7     !2 2     7 7     !4 4 4 4 4 4 4 77
Eb  0 0     5 5     !2 2     5 5     !0 0     5 5     !2 2 2 2 2 2 2 55

    1---2---3---4---!1---
Eb  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00!0
Bb  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00!0
Gb  6 6 6 6 6 6 6 66!1
Db  7 7 7 7 7 7 7 77!2
Ab  7 7 7 7 7 7 7 77!2
Eb  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55!0

Left guitar (what I can make out):
Verse:
    1-2-3-4-!1-2-3-4-!1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - !1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
Eb  0       !      0 !            0   !      0     0
Bb  0       !      0 !      11    0   !      x     0 
Gb  1  1  1 !21    1 !                !      16
Db  2  2   2!  42  2 !    1212        !    1414
Ab  2       !      2 !                !0     0
Eb  0       !      0 !9     9         !

"college night":
    1-2-3-4-!1-2-3-4-!1-2-3-4-!1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
Eb
Bb
Gb      ?  ?  ?       ?          9 8   9 119               
Db
Ab
Eb
Good luck with this one.  I hear the note F (Gb string 11th fret) pretty often,
and of course the everpresent open Eb Bb.

"we're not twenty-one"
    1-2-3-4-!1-2-3-4-
Eb    0   0 !  0
Bb     0   0!   0  9
Gb   9   9  ! 9   9 9
Db      7   !
Ab  7       !9   7
Eb          !
Ok, I made this part up cause I can't even hear the recording, except the last
three notes (G Eb G).  Maybe the second guitar is in an alternate tuning...

            
            
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andrewbiles 4,785 Oct 27, 2003 07:00 PM

I only played the second tab as my guitar was already tuned to that and the basic chords seem to be right but he does do a few little different changes every now and then.
Only 1 correction really that I can think of right now is the Ab chord should be played like 5,7,7,x,0,0. The note you put in to make it the major sound I really can't hear in the chords Chris is playing. Nice tab

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