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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: The Crane Wife
  Song: The Perfect Crime #2

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/decemberists/05_the_perfect_crime_2.html]

Tabbed by: Jimbob (jimbobriley@gmail.com)



Em: x79987
C:  x35553
D:  x57775
G:  355433
B:  x24442

- Em Organ Riff -
E|--------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------8-----------------------------
G|--------9-----7h9------9-----------9------7h9-----
D|--------9-----9--------9-----------9------9-------
A|---7-------7------------------7--------7-------7--
E|--------------------------------------------------

- Verse -
(all Em with different guitars doing slightly different rhythms)
(I usually play the Em chord along with the riff)

Sing muse of the passion of the pistol
Sing muse of the warning by the whistle
A night so dark in the waining
A dawn obscured by a slate sky waining

Five and twenty burglars by the reservoir
A teenage lookout on the signal tower
The mogul's daughter in hogties
The mogul fingers the wrong guy

- Chorus -
           C                       D                
It was the perfect the perfect the perfect the perfect
    C                       G                   Em 
The perfect the perfect the perfect the perfect crime
           C                       D
It was the perfect the perfect the perfect the perfect
    C                       G                   Em
The perfect the perfect the perfect the perfect crime
It was the perfect crime

- Guitar Break (x2) -
     Em
E|-------------------------------
B|-------------------------------
G|------------7----------7---4---
D|--------5----------5-----------
A|---/7-----------/7-------------
E|-------------------------------

- Verse -
The bagman's quaking in the fingers
The hand off lends a little lingers
A well dressed man in the cross hairs
A shot rings out from somewhere upstairs (out there)

- Repeat Chorus -
- Repeat Guitar Break (x2) -

- Guitar Break 2 -
     Em
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-------7-------9b11--9------7---9--7--9--7\4-------------7------------7---4---
D|---/9------9-----------------------------------------5-------------5----------
A|------------------------------------------------/7-------------/7-------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- Middle 8 -
C                         B
   It was like a ticker-tape parade
            C                               B
   When the plastique on the safe was blown away
C                        B
   We all gazed from eye to eye
         C                       Em (with Bass riff)
   As we mouthed our silent good-byes

- Bass Riff -
D|------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------2---------
A|-------2-------2--3--5-------2--3--5-----0--2---
E|---0-------0--------------0---------------------

- Verse -
The valley sleeping with the bastard
It stinks of slumber and disaster
Two words I spoke on the tapwire
The agent's ploy was a surefire backfire

- Repeat Chorus -

- Outro -
           C                       D               (just alternate between C and D)
It was the perfect the perfect the perfect.........
                         Em
It was the perfect crime

(end with three chord stabs on Em)