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Artist: Andrew Bird
 Album: The Mysterious Production of Eggs
  Song: The Naming of Things

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/andrew_bird/the_naming_of_things.html]

Tabbed by: koataylor@gmail.com

Verse
D7                  F
You remind me of you
                       C
the way you shot right through and how

you broke my window glass,
D7                  Fmaj7
fast it happened so fast
             C
I have to confess that I
             G
that I was impressed that I
              D7
that I was impressed that I
                F                    G
despite all the mess and the broken glass
             C
I was impressed

(Chords repeat for next verse)

Here's where I disappeared
where I fell off the pier and to...
and to be rescued I did wait
I watched water bugs skate
as they draw figure eights as they draw
from the bottom of the lake as they draw
I watched water bugs skate as they draw
                       F                            G 
From the bottom of the lake I watched the water bugs skate

(Walk up the low E string like so)
E|----3---4---

Am
Memories like mohair sweaters
                                     C       C/B
Stretched and pilled faux distressed letters
Am
moose's horns and figure eights

white plastic bags in search of mates
     C
what suffocates the land
       G
in the memory of garbage can
D7
memory of garbage can

Chorus
F                                      Cmaj7
You can't be found when the bell rings
F                                                 C
you weren't there that day for the naming of things
               G
the naming of things
             D7
The naming of things
                        F       G
where the homeroom bell rings
                      E
the homeroom bell rings

Violin Solo  (I usually whistle this part)
Cmaj7   F   Cmaj7
D7      F   Cmaj7
Am      F   Cmaj7
D7      F   Cmaj7

(Spoken) 1-2-3-4

D7                             F
hey, just look at the mess you made today
                              C
didn't really think it would get this bad
D7                                F
hey, feel like you're living in a Russian play
                               C
where it seems like you made everybody mad

D7               F
You remind me of you
         C
When you shot through
                    D7
and broke my window glass
               F
It happened so fast
          C
I have to confess
        G                D7
I was impressed, I was impressed
                Fmaj7               G
despite all the mess and the broken glass
        E
I was impressed

Repeat chorus
Chorus
F                                Cmaj7
you can't be found when the bell rings
            F                                C
you weren't there that day for the naming of things
               G
the naming of things
              D7
The naming of things
                         F           G
where the homeroom bell rings
                      C
the homeroom bell rings
                   F        G
Its the naming of things
              E
the naming of--

Fade out on E



I play the maj chords like this
   Cmaj7     Fmaj7
e|---0---------0--------------
b|---0---------1--------------
G|---0---------2--------------
D|---2---------3--------------
A|---3---------3--------------
E|---3---------x--------------