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Artist: The Decemberists
  Song: The Shankill Butchers

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

Tabbed by: Michael Hutchinson


pennywiselives@hotmail.com for questions/comments/permission to use


Capo on 4

Intro

   C     C/B   Am7   C/B     C   C/B     Am
e|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0--
B|---1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1----1--
G|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----2--
D|---2-----0-----2-----0-----2-----0----2--
A|-3-----2-----0-----2-----3-----2------0--
E|-----------------------------------------


Verse (Riff 1)

"The Shankill Butchers on the Rise...            "You better shut
                                                    your windows tight"
    Am                          F                        E
e|---0--------------------------1------------------------0-
B|---1--------------------------1------------------------0-
G|---2--------------------------2------------------------1-
D|---2--------------------------3------------------------2-
A|---0--------------------------3------------------------2-
E|------------------------------1------------------------0-



(With Riff 1)
"They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
And taking all their whiskey by the pint"



"Cuz everybody knows if you don't mind your mother's words
                                                         A wicked wind
    E              Am          F     G                  Am  E   Am  E
e|--0--------------0-----------1-----3--------------------0---0---0---0-
B|--0--------------1-----------1-----3*-------------------1---1---1---1-
G|--1--------------2-----------2-----0--------------------2---2---2---2-
D|--2--------------2-----------3-----0--------------------2---2---2---2-
A|--2--------------0-----------3-----2------------------0-------0-------
E|--0--------------------------1-----3----------------------0-------0---

* or 0 on the b... can't tell

Will blow the ribbons from your curls
                                      Everybody moan, everybody shake
        F        G                  Am  E   Am  E
e|------1--------3--------------------0---0---0---0-
B|------1--------3*-------------------1---1---1---1
G|------2--------0--------------------2---2---2---2-
D|------3--------0--------------------2---2---2---2-
A|------3--------2------------------0-------0-------
E|------1--------3----------------------0-------0---


The shankill butchers gonna cut you awake
       E                               Am
e|-----0-------------------------------0--
B|-----0-------------------------------1--
G|-----1-------------------------------2--
D|-----2-------------------------------2--
A|-----2-------------------------------0--
E|-----0----------------------------------


"They used to be just like me and you
They used to be sweet little boys.
But somthing went horribly askew
Now killing is their only source of joy"

Chorus

"Cuz everybody knows if you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow the ribbons from your curls
Ph everybody moan, everybody shake
The shankill butchers gonna cut you awake"