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Artist: Bishop Allen
 Album: May EP
  Song: Chinatown Bus

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/bishop_allen/chinatown_bus.html]

Tabbed by: Kurt Juergens

This tab is based on the original recording of "Chinatown Bus" from the "May" EP, and 
not the version on "The Broken String" album. This version from the May EP is harder to 
find, but you can find it if you do some digging around the interwebs.

There are only four chords in the song, and each is given a simple repeating finger 
style pattern. The B chord actually does a little descending thing on the 3rd string, so 
for simplicity I just wrote out the repetitions. Listen to the track and you should be 
able to tell pretty easily the pace of the finger picking and the chord changes.

They are:

    F#             D#m            C#                 B

------------   -----------   -----------   ---------------------
------------   -----------   -----------   ---------------------
---3--------   ---3-------   ---1-------   --4----4---3---3-----
-------4----   -------4---   -------3---   ----4----4---4---4---
-----4------   -----6-----   -----4-----   ---4----4---4---4----
-2----------   -6---------   -4---------   -2----2---2---2------


Now, here's how the chords correspond with the lyrics:

VERSES:

 F#
I caught the bus in Chinatown
                             D#m
And slept the whole way up I-95
                                                             
The driver, cut and weaved so crazy,
                         C#
just his luck kept him alive 
                                    
I guess I believed his rhythm
                       F#           C#
on that morning after New Year's Eve

***and so on for every verse***

CHORUS:

    F#
And I
       D#m
I am a broken glass
C#
Shards upon the floor
           B
Won't hold nothin' anymore

    F#
And I
       D#m
I am a broken glass
C#
Shards upon the floor
           B
Won't hold nothin' anymore
     F#
Anymore