Shiny Tab

More The Decemberists Tabs

Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: 5 Songs EP
  Song: Shiny



Tab by Andy Bouwman (with help from Evil Adam) from http://www.decemberists.com/orate/

Capo 2

C9:    032030
Cmaj7: 032000
Em:    022000
B:     024400


(intro):

C9 Cmaj7 C9 Cmaj7 B Em B Em

Intro/Verse:
  C9                   Cmaj7           C9                 Cmaj7
E|-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
B|-3---3---(3)-3-3-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|3---3---(3)-3-3-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
G|-0---0---(0)-0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|0---0---(0)-0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
D|-2---2---(2)-2-2-2-|----2---2---2-2-|2---2---(2)-2-2-2-|----2---2---2-2-|
A|-3---3-------3---3-|----3---3-----3-|3---3-------3---3-|----3---3-----3-|
E|-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|

   B                 Em              B                Em
E|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|0---0---0-0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
G|-4---4---4-4-4-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|4---4---4-4-4-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
D|-4---4---4-4-4-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|4---4---4-4-4-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|
A|-2---2---2-2-2-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|2---2---2-2-2-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|
E|-0---0---0---0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|0---0---0---0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|

C9     Cmaj7        C9     Cmaj7          B   Em B  Em
By the bumper cars, in the pretty twining light,

C9         Cmaj7         C9         Cmaj7                B   Em    G                
I may have gone too far, I may have gone too much, too long, I'm a dull and 

C9  Cmaj7
witless boy



C9 Cmaj7 B Em B Em



C9     Cmaj7       C9          Cmaj7        B  Em B  Em
In the after bars, think I was sullied by a dream

C9     Cmaj7        C9      Cmaj7        B  Em    G          C9      Cmaj7
In the killing jar, you and me at war at arms, all falling in embrace


C9 Cmaj7 Em2 Em


Tell me why you lied....
E|-----------------|----------------|----2-----2-x-2-|----2-----2-2-2-|
B|-----0-0-----0-0-|----0-0-----0-0-|----0-----0-x-0-|----0-----0-0-0-|
G|-----0-0-----0-0-|----0-0-----0-0-|2---2-----2-x-2-|----2-----2-2-2-|
D|-----2-2-2---2-2-|----0-0-2---2-2-|1---1---1-1-x-1-|----1-----1-1-1-|
A|-2---2-2-0---0-0-|2---2-2-0---0-0-|2---2---2-2-x-2-|----2-----2-2-2-|
E|-0---0-0-2-------|3---3-3---------|----------------|----------------|

E|-----0-----0-0-2-|----2-----2-2-2-|
B|-----0-----0-0-3-|----3-----3-3-3-|
G|-----0-----0-0-2-|----2-----2-2-2-|
D|-2---2-----2-2-0-|----0-----0-0-0-|
A|-2---2-----2-2---|----------------|
E|-0---0-----0-0---|----------------|

Em   D  G   Am  B         Am             G               C        D  C  Em
Tell me why you lied, and what it is you do to keep your eyes all shiny 


A tawny gypsy girl, sleeping blanketed by stars 
Beneath the tilt-a-whirl, where we were coyly caught alone 
All fumbling with your blouse 


C9 Cmaj7 C9 Cmaj7 B Em B Em

Tell me why you lied, and what it is you do to keep your eyes all shiny 


D                          C
  And in the rollercoaster din 

D                      C                Em             
  By the parachutes in saddle shoes you break your shin 

D                           C       B    Em B  Em
  But I have never seen two eyes so shiny



C9 Cmaj7 C9 Cmaj7 B Em B Em   x2

And the sullen beery swine 
Try to tangle you in sullen beery balls of twine
Have they ever seen two eyes so shiny


The boys in denim vests, smoking cigarettes between 
Their bootblack fingertips, sweetly tipsy by the half-light 
The light and the half-light 


C9 Cmaj7 C9 Cmaj7 B Em B Em

Tell me why you lied and what it is you do to keep your eyes so shiny

C9 Cmaj7 C9 Cmaj7 B Em B Em
Oh, shiny... (repeat and fade)


End on: Em D G Am B



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