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Shark Fin Blues chords

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Band: The Drones
Song: Shark Fin Blues
Album: Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float by
Tabber: Andrew Biles

At the bottom of the page I have written out an idea of what the rhythm
guitar does during this song.  The timing and voicings in the tab are not 
perfect so you will have to experiment a bit, but it's a decent basis.

The intro appears to be based around the chords I've tabbed out but, again,
you'll probably need to try a few hammer-ons and occasionally adjust your 
finger positions.
The outro is also picked around the chords provided.

Be sure to have a good distortion pedal at the ready and your whammy bar
attached.  It does sound great on acoustic too, though.

Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, e



 A                                      E                
Standing on the deck I watch my shadow stretch
     G                          D      
the sun pours my shadow upon the deck
     A                             E       
the waters licking round my ankles now
      G                           D   
there ain't no sun shine way way down

           A                                 E  
I see the sharks in the water like slicks of ink
             G                             D    
well, there's one there bigger than a submarine
       A                    E         
as he circles I look in his eyes
            G                              D     
I see Jonah in his belly by the camp fire light

         A                           E    
see the albatross up in the windy lofts
            G                                   D      
he gets to beating his wings while he sleeps it off
                   A                         E    
I hear the jettisoned cries from his dream unkind
        G                              D    
get to whippin' my ears like a riding crop

          A                              E    
Well, the captain once as able as a fink daddy
          G                                     D     
he's now laid up in the gallery like a dried out mink
             A                             E        
He's laying dying of thirst and he says or I think
       G                         D     
we're gonna be alone from here on in

well you are all my brothers
and you have been kind
         E                     D      
but what were you expecting to find?
now your eyes turn inwards
countenance turns blank
and I'm floating away on a barrel of pain
it looks like nothing but the sea and sky remain

(A, E7, G, D x 4)

 A                                       E      
nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
 G                                      D        
nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah (x4)

    A                          E    
A harpoon's shaft is short and wide
    G                          D    
a grappling hook's cracked and dry
          A                           E   
I said, why don't you get down in the sea
 G                                 D       
turn the water red like you want to be?

              A                                  E    
'Cause if I cry another tear I'll be turned to dust
    G                                        D     
the sharks won't get me but they don't feel loss
          A                                    E      
keep one eye on the horizon man, you best not blink
                G                              D      
they're coming fin by fin until the whole boat sinks
A       E
fin by fin
G       D
fin by fin
A       E
fin by fin
G             D
fin by fin by fin by fin

Outro chords:


Rough chord pattern:

   A               E        G                D


| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on


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TheSweeney 1,855 Mar 07, 2012 02:14 PM

I believe it's an Em from listening to the acoustic version @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1bFLpGjPQ

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rha2 43 Oct 10, 2014 02:00 PM

yes, definitely an Em, but great otherwise and easy enough to figure out from there. nice work.

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