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I Love My Dad
By Sun Kil Moon

Guitar tab and lyrics by Corey Raimond October 2014.

This is how he plays it live, sounds just slightly different than the recording. Also most of the lyrics I 
saw online for this song are slightly wrong.

Tuning- one of Mark's standard tunings from low to high DADGAD. Also known as the "Celtic" tuning.

Intro
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Verse 1
When I was young my father taught me
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Not to gloat
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If I came home too proud of myself I'd get...
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Wrestled to the floor and choked
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I forgive him for that
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He was an eighth grade drop-out and I was being a brat
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I forgive him I do
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I know that he loves me and he knows I love him too
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Verse 2- same guitar pattern as verse 1
When I was young my father told me, to each his own.
The lady said as she kissed the cow, some like the fiddle, 
some like the trombone and I live by that rule.
Your trip is your trip and my trip is my trip too.
Yeah, I mind my own business. I'll have an O'Doul's and my friend will have a Guinness

Chorus 1

I love my Dad (Mark) I love my Dad (background singers) x3
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Intro x1

Verse 3 same guitar pattern as verse 1
Your kid goes to the private Berkeley school with one black kid.
My kid goes to the public school, he came home with cracked ribs.
And when my kid is 18, he'll be out there like I was probably chasing his dreams. 
And when your kid is 22, he'll have an internship at a law firm and hey that's okay too.

Verse 4 same guitar pattern as verse 1
When I was five I came home from kindergarten cryin' cause they sat me next to an albino. 
My dad said son everyone's different, you gotta love em all equally you know.
My dad sat me down, he said you gotta love all people, pink, red, black, or brown.
And then just after dinner he played me the album They Only Come Out At Night by Edgar Winter.

Interlude 1- not sure how to play this, didn't play this part live

Verse 5- same guitar pattern as verse 1
When I was young my Dad taught me the beauty of patience.
We'd go and hang with his friend Billy Brislin all day in his Steubenville basement.
We'd watch wrestling matches on TV and Billy couldn't move cause he was handicapped.
And I learned to shoot the shit, and to care for those in need and to show respect.

Verse 6- same guitar pattern as verse 1
When I was a kid my Dad brought home a guitar he got from Sears.
I took lessons from a neighbor lady but it wasn't going anywhere.
He went and got me a good teacher and in no time at all I was getting better.
I can play just fine. I still practice a lot but not as much as Nels Cline.

Interlude 2- some kind of scale, he doesn't play this in the live version

Verse 7- same guitar pattern as verse 1
When I was young my dad told me to pay gossip no mind.
When people talk bad on you you gotta flick it off your shoulder like a fly.
Learn to pick your punches, don't get in no tussles, and dead in ditches.
Life is short young man, get out there and make the best of it while you can.

Verse 8- same guitar pattern as verse 1
I ain't trying to say my dad was some kind of a perfect saint.
When something set him off, I hit the floor quicker than what Mike Tyson did to Ricky Spain.
I hit the floor so fast, but that was so long ago and we've both moved past.
My life is pretty good, I owe it to him. My dad did the best he could.

Chorus 2- same guitar pattern as chorus 1
I love you Dad (Mark) I love you Dad (background singers) x3

Interlude 1

            
            
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