Raincoat Song (ver 2) Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series
  Song: Raincoat Song (ver 2)

Tabbed by: Jonathan Danilovich

Colin uses the capo on the 3rd fret in the album, but usually moves it lower when 
playing live.

The intro and verse use the same chord shapes, but have different picking patterns.

The transitions from verse to chorus do not correspond 100% with what Colin actually 
plays, although the chords are correct and the picking is quite similar.

Listen to the recording for the nuances.

D6    xx0202 
Gmaj9 3x0202 (D6 with a G as bass)
G     320003
A     x02220
Bm    x24432
Bm/A  x04432
D     xx0232


Intro:
  D6                                                                                          
e|---2---2-----2-----2---2-----|--2---2-----2-----2---2-----|
B|-----------0---0-----------0-|----------0---0-----------0-|
G|---2-----2-------2-------2---|--2-----2-------2-------2---|
D|-0-----------0---------------|0-----------0---------------|
A|-----0---------------0-------|----0---------------0-------|
E|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

  Gmaj9                            D6
e|--2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2-|--2---2-----2-----2---2------|
B|------0---0-----------0---0-----|----------0---0-----------0--|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2---|--2-----2-------2-------2----|
D|--------0---------------0-------|0-----------0----------------|
A|--------------------------------|----0---------------0--------|
E|3---------------3---------------|-----------------------------|

Verse:
  D6                                                                                                    
e|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2-|
B|-------0---0-----------0---0-----|-------0---0-----------0---0-----|
G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|-0---------------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|
A|---------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  Caroline, you're angry 'cause you sleep like a spinster and you're twenty-eight.

  Gmaj9                              D6
e|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2-|
B|-------0---0-----------0---0-----|-------0---0-----------0---0-----|
G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|---------0---------------0-------|-0---------------0---------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------0---------------0-------|
E|-3---------------3---------------|---------------------------------|
  You've been thinking late you couldn't catch a cold.

             
  D6                                                                                                  
e|---2---2-----2-----2---2-----|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2-|
B|-----------0---0-----------0-|-------0---0-----------0---0-----|
G|---2-----2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|-0-----------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|
A|-----0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|
E|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
  Bend your head double in the goose down, piling all the pillows high.

  Gmaj9                               D6
e|---2------2-----2---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-------|
B|-------0----0-----------0---0-----|-------0---0-----------0---0h3p0-|
G|-----2--------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-----------|
D|----------0---------------0-------|-0---------------0---------------|
A|----------------------------------|---------0---------------0-------|
E|-3----------------3---------------|---------------------------------|
  Heave your fiercest sigh and see if that'll work


  A                  G           D6                                                       
e|-------------------------3--------2----|-2-----2---2-----2-------|
B|-2-------2h3p2-------0----------------0|---0-----------0---0h3p0-|
G|---2---2---------0---0-------0------2--|-----2-------2-----------|
D|-----2---------2-----0-----0---0-------|---------0---------------|
A|-0-------------------------------------|-0---------------0-------|
E|-------------------3---3---------------|-------------------------|
  And the raincoat that you wore when it rained today.

  A               G           D6
e|----------------------3-------2---------|
B|2---------2h3-0---0---------------0-----|
G|--2---2---2-------0-------0---2-------0-|
D|----2-------------0-----0---0-------0---|
A|0-------------------------------0-------|
E|--------0-------3---3-------------------|
  And the raincoat that you wore when it rained today. 

 
   Bm      Bm/A    G                            
e|-----------------------3-----------3------
B|---3-------3-------0-----------0----------
G|-------4-------0---0-------0---0-------0--
D|-----4-------4-----0-----0-----0-----0----
A|-2-------0--------------------------------
E|-----------------3---3-------3---3--------
   I think it only made it rain more.      

  Bm       Bm/A    G                                
 ------------------------3-------------------------|
 ----3-------3-------0-------------0---------------|
 --------4-------0---0---------0---0--0-----0---0--|
 ------4-------4-----0-----0h2-----0----------0----|
 --2-------0----------------------------0h2--------|
 ------------------3---3---------3-----------------|
   I think it only made it rain more                

*Return to verse


Outro:
   D6                                              D  A D
e|---2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2-------2-------|
B|-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-3--2-3--|
G|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---2--2-2--|
D|-0---------------0---------------0---------------0----0--|
A|---------0---------------0---------------0----------0----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
#----------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------#
# This represents the author's own work and interpretation of the    #
# song. To be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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