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Artist: Laura Veirs
 Album: Year Of Meteors
  Song: Fire Snakes

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/laura_veirs/01_fire_snakes.html]

Tabbed by: Hunter MacDermut

 

Capo on 2 

Intro: 
e|-------------|-----------------|
B|-------------|-----------------|
G|-----0---3-3-|---0-------0-----|
D|---3-----5-5-|-3-----2-------2-| x3
A|-5-----5-----|-5---5---3---3---|
E|-------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 4   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 

e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----0-----0-----|-0-----0-----0---|
D|---0---0-------0-|---0-------0---0-| x2
A|-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|
E|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Verse: 

Mermaids shimmer in the waves
Wanted to share a word, 'course the only waved
Left me alone with the blood in my mouth
To paw and to pray, to tear at the fray for a thundercloud 
To dress up your wounds, wash off the salt
Freshen the blooms at your sea-rusted altar 

Interlude (these two parts play simultaneously over normal verse riff): 

e|---1---1-3---5---|---1---3---------||-----------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---|-3-----1---------||-----------------|
G|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---:|-7---7---7-------| 
D|-----------------|-----------------:|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|

Verse: 

Caldera's edge, we'll hold hands and wait
Mudflows are greyhounds exploding from gates
With hot ash and hot rocks they'll crash and they'll mosh
'Til the trees are all flat and we all collapse from the chase 
Then I'll dress up your wounds, wash off the salt
Freshen the blooms at your mud-crusted altar 
Then I'll dress up your wounds, wash off the salt
Freshen the blooms at your mud-crusted altar 

Coda (repeat until end): 

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

e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----5-----3-----|-2-----0-----2---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---| 

e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----2-----0-----|-3-----2-----0---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---| 

e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----5---3-2-----|-0-----2-----3---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-3---3---3---3---|-3---3---3---3---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|