This Is Why We Fight Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: The King Is Dead
  Song: This Is Why We Fight

Tabbed by: martin.mcmanus@gmail.com

*Capo on 2nd fret*

Reccomended Fingering:
    EADGBe
Em: 022000
Em7:022030
F#m:244222
G:  320022
C:  032022
D:  000232


Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G

Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G


Verse 1:
Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G
       Come the war,        come the      avarice
Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G      
       Come the war,  come hell?
Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G
       Come attrition,         come the reek of bones
Em  F#m         G           Em  F#m         G
       Come attrition, come hell


Chorus:
G             D          Em7         C
  This is why,  why we fight, why we lie awake
G             D           Em7           C
  This is why,  this is why we fight
G                 D              Em7          C
  And when we die,   we will die,   with our arms unbound
G             D              Em7       C           
  This is why,  this is why we fight,     come hell

Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G


Verse 2:
Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G
       Bride of quiet,     Bride of all unquiet things
Em  F#m         G                Em  F#m         G
       Bride of quiet, Bride of hell
Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G
       Come the archers,        come the infantry
Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G
       Come the archers of hell


Chorus:
G             D          Em7         C
  This is why,  why we fight, why we lie awake
G             D           Em7           C
  This is why,  this is why we fight
G                 D              Em7          C
  And when we die,   we will die,   with our arms unbound
G             D              Em7       C           
  This is why,  this is why we fight,     
 
     Em  F#m         G         Em  F#m         G 
Come hell                 Come hell


Interlude:
Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G

Em  F#m         G          Em  F#m         G


Chorus 3:
G             D          Em7         C
  This is why,  why we fight, why we lie awake
G             D           Em7           C
  This is why,  this is why we fight
G                 D              Em7          C
  And when we die,   we will die,   with our arms unbound
G             D              Em7       C           
  This is why,  this is why we fight,   


Final Chorus: 
G[harsh 1&2&3]   D[harsh 1&2&3]     
  So come to me,    come to me now   
Em7[harsh 1&2&3]  C
    Lay your     arms around me
G             D              Em7       C           
  This is why,  this is why we fight,     


      Em  F#m        G            Em  F#m         G
Come hell                   Come hell               

      Em  F#m        G            Em  F#m       G[harsh 1&2&3&4]
Come hell                   Come hell              

#----------------------------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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