The Shankill Butchers Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: The Crane Wife
  Song: The Shankill Butchers

Tabbed by: thesloth (decemberists.com/orate)



capo 4 - all chords relative.

Am/B: x2x010

Intro:
| Am  | Am/B  | C  | Am/B  | Am | x2

    Am       Am/E           F
The shankill butchers run tonight
    E
You better shut your windows tight
         Am              Am/E              F
They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
    E
And taking all their whiskey by the pint

D|--2-0------
A|------3-2--
E|-----------
              Am           F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
          Am              F
Everybody moan, everybody shake
    E                               
The shankill butchers wanna catch you awake

| Am  | Am/B  | C  | Am/B  | Am | x2

     Am         Am/E             F
They used to be just like me and you
     E
They used to be sweet little boys
    Am             Am/E       F
But something went horribly askew
    E
Now killing is their only source of joy

             
              Am           F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
          Am              F
Everybody moan, everybody shake
    E                               
The shankill butchers wanna catch you awake

| Am  | Am/B  | C  | Am/B  | Am | x2

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5/6-5---3/1-----/3--1-0-0h1-0--------------------------------------------3/5--3--1--0--|
G|-4-5-------------4-------------------5-4--2-4-4/5--4-5/7-7/10-10-9--10-12-9-----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    Am       Am/E           F
The shankill butchers run tonight
        E
They're waiting until the dead of the night
        Am               Am/E               F
They're picking at their fingers with their knives
    E
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs

              Am           F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
          Am              F
Everybody moan, everybody shake
    E                               
The shankill butchers wanna cut you away



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