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Civilian Chords

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Capo on 4th 
Em* = fingers at the 2nd fret of the bottom two strings, with hammer ons to the bottom e string
if this doesn't sound right just use a normal Em chord.

hammer-ons are littered throughout the song, most are progressive to building the 
chord, so just flow on  with the chord progressions. 

Chord progression is Em* - Dsus2 - Am - C

I am nothing without pretend
I know my faults 
Can't live with them
I am nothing without a man
I know my thoughts
But I can't hide them

I still keep my baby teeth
In the bedside table with my jewelry
You still sleep in the bed with me,
My jewelry, and my baby teeth

Little break down bit
E--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--|
B--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--|                          Em 
G--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--|            with  Hammer-ons                         x 4
D--------------|--------------|   (listen for exact rhythm etc.) 
A--------------|--------------|
E--------------|--------------|

I don't need another friend
When most of them
I can barely keep up with them
Perfectly able to hold my own hand,
But I still can't kiss my own neck

I wanted yo give you everything
But I still stand in awe of superficial things
I wanted to love you like my mother's mother's mother did
Civilian, civilian.

(Solo to finish, basic Am scale progression with big distortion, just wing it! )
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Pikk05 wrote on December 13 2011, 12:15 pm

Cool tune and a good tab. The guitar is, however tuned in drop D. Just if you want to play like Wye Oak

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brookenich1 wrote on March 20 2012, 09:30 pm

Can someone please tab this out completely? I know the majority is finger picking, the hammer-ons are sprinkled throughout but clearly deliberate. it would be a dream if i could learn to play this song.....but yah, i'm a novice. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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ShadowLord34 wrote on October 18 2012, 05:53 pm

This little break down should rather be:

 E--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--|
B--10--10--10--10--|--8--8--8--8--|
G--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--|
D--------------|--------------|
A--------------|--------------|
E--------------|--------------|

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