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Artist: The New Pornographers
 Album: Mass Romantic
  Song: Slow Descent Into Alcoholism

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/new_pornographers/03_slow_descent.html]



Tab author: John Baer (eddiebauerman16@aol.com)


Intro: B-power chord- (slide the base note on string 5 down to Bb on the offbeat
to give the distinctive chunking sound on the record.)

Verse: 1
B                    F#             E              B
I say my....my slow descent...into alllcoholism it went,...
B                           F#              E                     B
to my head...where I really need it...with abuse...they remain...untreated

Prechorus
B                           F#           E            B
I say my, my, my my slow descent, into alcoholism it went...

Chorus:
E      F#        B                        E A F# B
Something like this...(ahhh-ah-ahhh) (x3)
B           A
Salvation holdout central (x3)

Verse: 2 B
B                         F#              E                  B
I say, my...ever loosening grip...on the commonest courtesies slipped....
                          F#                           E
From my hands...where I really need her...when I need change...
                   B
for the par--king meeters..

*Repeat Prechorus

*Repeat Chorus

Chorus: 2
G         E                 B         A
Salvation holdout central...(Salvation holdout central) x3 
G         E
Salvation holdout central

Interlude: G A B (x4)

Outro Chorus:
B         A                        G         E
[Salvation holdout central (x3)...Salvation holdout central..] (x2)
A                   B                     
Uh-huh Uh-huh Uh-huh Uh-huh......