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Artist: Camera Obscura
 Album: My Maudlin Career
  Song: My Maudlin Career

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/camera_obscura/my_maudlin_career.html]

Tabbed by: Logan Smith (loganws@yahoo.com)

Intro: D - Em (x3)


    D                   
You kissed me on the forehead
          Em
Now these kisses give me consussion
D
We were love at first sight
         Em
Now this crush is crushing
  F#m                                              Em
I retraced your steps through the city of romance lazily
  F#m
I took to the desert with your harshest words
         Em
And they saved me



     D                        Em
I'll bail you out again; I've got the readies
    D                         Em
I'm not a child; I know we're not going steady
     F#m
Your pain's gigantic
                       Em
But not as big as your ego
  F#m
I promise not to abandon you
              Em
Please let me go


Interlude:

D - Em (x2)


  D
I harbored worried feelings
               Em
Like they were worth protecting
D
You say I'm too kind and sentimental
               Em
Like you could catch affection
        F#m
In your eyes there's a sadness enough
                   Em
To kill the both of us
          F#m
Are those eyes overrated?
                                Em
They make me want to give up on love



      D
I'll brace myself for the loneliness
            Em
Say hello to feeling that I detest
     D
This maudlin carrer must come to an end
        Em
I don't want to be sad again
      D
This maudlin career must come to an end
        Em
I don't want to be sad again
      D
This maudlin career must come to an end
        Em
I don't want to be sad again


Interlude:

F#m - Em (x2)


      D
This maudlin career must come to an end
        Em
I don't want to be sad again
      D
This maudlin career must come to an end
        Em
I don't want to be sad again


Outro:

F#m - Em (x2)

D - Em (x2)

F#m - D (x2)


This is roughly the tinkly piano part that plays through the whole song.
There's some variation, but this is the basic pattern:

 

D                            Em
---------------------10-10----------------7-7---10-10-------
-------7-7---10-10------------------8-8---------------------
-7-7--------------------------9-9---------------------------
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D                            Em
---------------------10-10----12----------7-7---10-10-------
-------7-7---10-10------------------8-8---------------------
-7-7----------------------------9---------------------------
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F#m                                Em
-----------------9-9---10-10--12---------------7-7----------
---------10-10---------------------------8-8--------10-10-8-
-11-11-----------------------------9-9----------------------
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F#m                                Em
-----------------9-9---10-10--12---------------7-7---10-10--
---------10-10---------------------------8-8----------------
-11-11-----------------------------9-9----------------------
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