Okkervil River - Red Standard Tuning Tabbed by Chris Shelton Chords: C - X32010 C9- x32030 G - 320033 F - 133211 Am- X02210 Chords in parentheses are over really long drawn out vowels, so instead of writing "baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar" and trying to space out the chords over them, I just clumped them together in parentheses. The rhythm shouldn't be hard to figure out for these sections because it usually follows the same pattern as similar parts of the song. Intro: C G F C G C G F C G FG C G F Red is my favorite color Am C G Red like your mother's eyes after awhile C G F Of crying about how you don't love her Am She says, "I know I don't deserve C Supervised sight of her G (F G Am FG) But each day becomes a blur without my daughter" C G F Fall is my favorite season Am C G Like falling to reasoning why you crashed from on high C G F She says, "Why is my life so uneven Am And what have I done right C But given you your life G (FG) Am F G If after I let you on into that bar room... into that bar room?" Interlude: C C C9 C C G F C G C G F C G C G F C C G F C C G F C G FG C G F "Yes" is my favorite answer Am C G I took a dancer home, she felt so alone C G F We stayed up all night in the kitchen Am C G Doing my dishes, on and on until the dawn C G Am She said, "I know that it's easy to have me F But I have seen some things G C G Am That I cannot even tell to my family pictures F G And I'm full of fictions and fucking addictions C And I miss my mother" Second Interlude*: C C9 C C9 C C9 C C9 C C9 C C9 *The rhythm here is difficult to explain from the chords alone; basically he switches between C and C9 for twelve measures. You can hear it especially well from the left speaker. C G F She'll never know I could never forget her Am C G If I could write her a letter, I'd try with every line C G F To say, "She still remembers your touch Am G And I know that it's not much C G F I know that it's not much Am G I know that it's not much C But you still haven't lost her (C G F C G G G G) You still haven't lost her (C G F C G G G G) You still haven't lost her (C G F C C G F C C G F C) You still haven't lost her G Not yet"