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

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/decemberists/02_shiny.html]



(Made much easier with a capo on 2, but here’s the open tuning version)
D/F#: 2 5 4 2 3 2   DaddE: - 5 7 9 7 5

DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m  D/F#  F#m    

DaddE  Dmaj7        DaddE  Dmaj7             D/F#    F#m       D/F#    F#m    
By the bumper cars, in the pretty twining light, 
I may have gone too far, I may have gone too much, too long, I'm a dull and witless boy

DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m  D/F#  F#m    

In the after bars, think I was sullied by a dream
In the killing jar, you and me at war at arms, all falling in embrace

DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m  

F#   G# A   B   C#        Bm             A               F#m/D    E       F#/D   F#m
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 

DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m 

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

E                          D
  And in the rollercoaster din 
E                      D             
  By the parachutes in saddle shoes you break your shin 
E                           D       D/F#  F#m  D/F#  F#m
  But I have never seen two eyes so shiny

DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m  D/F#  F#m    
DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m  D/F#  F#m    

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 

DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m 

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

DaddE  Dmaj7  DaddE  Dmaj7    D/F#  F#m  D/F#  F#m    
Oh, shiny... (repeat and fade)