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Intro:

Guitar 1 (Rhythm)
C x 16, 
F x 8, 
G x 8 
x4

Guitar 2 (Lead)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|-----5--3-----------5--5-3------------5--3--------3---3-5-----3------|
B|-----------5-3--------------5-3-----3-------5-3---3-3-------3---3----|
G|---------------5----------------5---------------5-0-------0----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------| x2
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1:

Guitar 1:
              C
Look what you started,
             F                G
I seem to be coming out of my skin
                    C
Look what you’ve forgotten here
             F                  G
The bandages just don’t keep me in

                C        
And when it was over 
           F     G
I woke up alone 
                C        
And when it was over 
           F     G
I woke up alone 

Guitar 2: 
 "Started" ... "Coming" ... "Skin"  ...    "Forgotten" ... "Just" ... "In"
e|--8------------8-----8-----------------------8------------8-----8---------|
B|--8------------10------10--------------10----8------------10--------------|
G|--9------------10----------12-----10h12------9------------10-----10s12-12/|
D|--10-----------10----------------------------10-----------10--------------|
A|--10-----------8-----------------------------10-----------8---------------|
E|--8------------------------------------------8----------------------------|

   "Over"                            "Alone"
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5--5---5-5---5-5--5-5-55--5--5---5-5---5-5--5-5-55------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------| x2
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1, 2:

         Am        G           F            C       Am G F
And they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive
           Am      G       F       C          Am G F
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm
  Am            G             F          C      Am G
I called for my father but my father had died
      F                    G            C
While you told me fortunes, in American Slang

Interlude:

Guitar 1 
C x 16, 
F x 8, 
G x 8 

e|-----5--3-----------5--5-3------------5--3--------3---3-5-----3------|
B|-----------5-3--------------5-3-----3-------5-3---3-3-------3---3----|
G|---------------5----------------5---------------5-0-------0----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2:
            C
Look at the damage,
             F                   G
the fortunes came for the richer men.
                      C
while we’re left with gallows,
               F                      G
waiting for us liars to come down and hang.
                C        
And when it was over 
           F     G
I woke up alone 
                C        
And when it was over 
           F     G
I woke up alone 

Guitar 2: 
 "Damage" ... "Came" ...    "Men"  ...       "Gallows" ... "Liars" ... "Hang"
e|--8------------8-----8-----------------------8------------8-----8---------|
B|--8------------10------10--------------10----8------------10--------------|
G|--9------------10----------12-----10h12------9------------10-----10s12-12/|
D|--10-----------10----------------------------10-----------10--------------|
A|--10-----------8-----------------------------10-----------8---------------|
E|--8------------------------------------------8----------------------------|

   "Over"                            "Alone"
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5--5---5-5---5-5--5-5-55--5--5---5-5---5-5--5-5-55------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------| x2
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----5--3-----------5--5-3------------5--3--------3---3-5-----3------|
B|-----------5-3--------------5-3-----3-------5-3---3-3-------3---3----|
G|---------------5----------------5---------------5-0-------0----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------| x2
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus 2:
Guitar 1,2:

         Am        G           F            C       Am G F
And they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive
           Am      G       F       C          Am G F
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm
  Am            G             F          C      Am G
I called for my father but my father had died
      F                     G            C      F   
While you told me fortunes, in American Slang

Bridge: 
Guitar 1:
F

                    G                   F  
And here’s where we died that time last year,
                     G                 F      
And here’s where the angels and devils meet.
            G                           F    
And you can dance with the queen if you need,
             G                F            
And she will always keep your cards
         G          C      
Close to her heart oooh
            F           G                                         
So close to her heart 
                     C
before they tear you apart

F, G

Guitar 2:
         ...      "died"    ...    "year"   ...    "angels"
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-101010101010101012121212121212121010101010101010-------------------|
D|-101010101010101012121212121212121010101010101010-------------------| x2
A|-8------------------------------------------------10-7--7-7---------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------10--8-8-|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-10101010101010101212121212121212-|
D|-10101010101010101212121212121212-|
A|-8--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|



Chorus 3: The first two lines are a different progression and palm muted

          F         G           Am           C     
when they cut me to ribbons and taught me to drive
           F      G        Am      C
I got your name tattooed inside of my arm
      Am            G             F          C        Am, G, F
And I called for my father but my father had died
  Am            G             F          C          Am, G
I called for my father but my father had died
            F            G        C
you told us fortunes, in American Slang

At this point guitar 2 plays:
e|-----5--3-----------5--5-3---------|
B|-----------5-3--------------5-3----|
G|---------------5----------------5--|
D|-----------------------------------| 
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

            F            G        C
You told me fortunes, in American Slang

            
            
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Karmekarten 82 Apr 14, 2010 03:55 PM

sounds right mate. good job

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TheKingisDead 10 May 05, 2010 01:12 PM

it sounds like the first part of the verse right after the intro is Am or A5, not C.

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wembly 61 Jun 23, 2010 02:59 AM

it's alright but you miss quite a lot

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