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# 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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Artist: Neko Case
 Album: Middle Cyclone
  Song: Red Tide

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/neko_case/red_tide.html]

Tabbed by: MatthewJ

*See note at bottom of text on alternate fingerings.

 The main pulsing drone:          The walking drone:
|------------------------------| |------------------------------|
|----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----| |----0--0--3--3--5--5--7-7-7---|
|o---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4---o| |o---4--4--4--4--4--4--4-4-4--o|
|o----------------------------o| |o----------------------------o|
|------------------------------| |------------------------------|
|------------------------------| |------------------------------|

The (inferred) chord progression revolves around the following:
Bm   Bm   G   Em

Bm
There’s a smell here that stands my hairs on end
 G                       Em
Dog hair in the heater, gas pumps and cedar 
    Bm
And jacknives on the nine 
    G                  Em
and seabirds choked on fishing line 

#Fill

Clouds say hush but the chainsaws mush on 
to Custer and Columbia 
Salty tentacles shrink in the sun but the red tide is over 
The mollusks they have won 

#Fill

Bm
There’s a smell here of gravel and cigarettes lit 
         (G)
When the match made them sweet
         Em                     G 
When the engine turned over and beat up our street 
    Bm
Oh, that was the day 
   D
To remember 


  D
I remember because of the fires that leapt 
         G
From the caves of the things that have not happened yet 
       Bm                                     A     (add Ab)
When I think of it now they smell to me quite sinister 
  D
I want to go back and die at the drive in 
G
Die before strangers can say 
D          G
I hate the rain 
D          G
I hate the rain

Bm  Bm  G  Em
Bm  Bm  G  Em
Bm

*As the chords progression was mostly inferred and is not played on guitar much
in the song, the following chord substitutions sound truer when playing solo.
   B5   G
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|--0----0----
|--4----4----
|--4----5----
|--2----5----
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