Red Tide Tab

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

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

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


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 


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

I remember because of the fires that leapt 
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 
I want to go back and die at the drive in 
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

*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

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