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Artist: The National
 Album: Boxer
  Song: Apartment Story

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/national/apartment_story.html]

Tabbed by: Jimbob (jimbobriley@gmail.com)

- There's so many little nuances to this arrangement and its hard to pick out 
- exactly what to play. Generally, playing around with the B and E chords works. 
- So I've picked some shapes for you to use.

Chords:
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B* (B/F#):	2244xx
E* (E/G#):	4224xx   (Verse chords)
B1:		7644xx   
E1:		0221xx
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B2 (barre):	799877   (Chorus chords)
E2 (barre):	779997 / 779977 (Esus2 alt.)
B3:		7698xx
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Intro/Verse Riff (/ = strum):
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 | B*/ / / / / / / | / / / / / / / / | E*/ / / / / / / | / / / / / / / / | 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-4---------------|-----------------|-4---------------|-----------------|
D|-4---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-------------2-2/|
A|-2---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-------------2-4/|
E|-2---------------|-----------------|-4---------------|-----------------|

 | B1/ / / / / / / | / / / / / / / / | E1/ / / / / / / | / / / / / / / / | 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-4---------------|-----------------|-1---------------|-----------------|
D|-4---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------|
A|-6---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------|
E|-7---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|

B/F#                        
Please, still for a second
        E/G#                            B1
While I try and try to pin your flowers on
         E1
La la la la... la

        B/F#          
Can you carry my drink, I have everything else
      E/G#  
I can tie my tie all by myself
    B1
I'm getting tired
       E1
I'm forgetting why

          B/F#
Oh, we're so disarming darling
     E/G#
EVerything we did believe
   B1                                 E1
Is diving, diving, diving and diving off the balcony

Chorus: (one guitar just plays B5 all the way through but for one guitar play this)
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B2
Tired and wired
                E2
We ruin too easily
B3
Sleep in our clothes
                    E2
And wait for winter to leave

Verse:
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Hold ourselves together 
With our arms around the stereo for hours
La la la la la la la
While it sings to itself or whatever it does
When it sings to itself with its long lost loves
I'm getting tired
I'm forgetting why

Chorus:
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Tired and wired
We ruin too easy
Sleep in our clothes
And wait for winter to leave

And I'll be with you behind the couch when they come
On a different day just like this one

Outro:  (Basically repeat the variations on B and E to the end)
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      B/F#
We'll stay inside till somebody finds us
E/G#
Do whatever the TV tells us
B/F#                        E/G#
Stay inside our rosy minded fuzz
For days we'll...

Stay inside till somebody finds us
Do whatever the TV tells us
Stay inside our rosy minded fuzz

So hurry not
All things are well
We'll be alright
We have our looks
And perfume...

Stay inside till somebody finds us
Do whatever the TV tells us
Stay inside our rosy minded fuzz

So hurry not
All things are well
We'll be alright
We have our looks
And perfume on

End on B