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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: The King Is Dead
  Song: Dear Avery

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

Tabbed by: Hunter MacDermut

Capo on 3, drop D tuning

Intro
  Dsus2                               Daugsus2
e|-----0-----0-0-0-|-----0-----0-0-0-|-----0-----0-0-0-|-----0-----0-0-0-|
B|-----3-----3-3-3-|-----3-----3-3-3-|-----3-----3-3-3-|-----3-----3-3-3-|
G|-----2-----2-2-2-|-----2-----0-2-3-|-----3-----3-3-3-|-----3-----5-3-2-| x2
D|-----0-----0-0-0-|-----0-----0-0-0-|-----0-----0-0-0-|-----0-----0-0-0-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Verse
     Dsus2                 Daugsus2
Dear Avery, I think of you only
Were you waving, were you dead on the wine?
Oh Avery, to think of you lonely
Would I could just grab you by the nape of your neck

Chorus
          A               G
There are times life will rattle your bones
         D
And will bend your limbs
                 A7               G               D
But you're still far and away the boy you've ever been
       A             G
So you bend back and shake at the frame
       D
Of the frame you've made
     Bm        Bm/A  G
(But don't you shake alone)
        Em7 A       (repeat Intro x2)
Please, Avery, come home

Verse

Head strong, you and your long arms
Listing lazily on the cusp of your teens
But you were my Avery, and when you needed saving
I could just grab you by the nape of your neck

Chorus

There are times life will rattle your bones
And will bend your limbs
But you're still far and away the boy you've ever been
So you bend back and shake at the frame
Of the frame you've made
(But don't you shake alone)
Please, Avery, come home
     Bm        Bm/A  G
(But don't you shake alone)
        Em7 A       (repeat Intro until end)
Please, Avery, come home

CHORDS in Drop D:

e|-0-------0------0-------2---0---2---2----0---|
B|-3-------3------2---0---3---2---3---3----0---|
G|-2-------3------2---0---2---0---4---4----0---|
D|-0-------0------2---0---0---2---4---4----0---|
A|-0-------0------0---2---0---0---2---0----2---|
D|-0-------0----------5---0----------------2---|
 Dsus2  Daugsus2  A   G   D   A7  Bm Bm/A  Em7