Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause for Your Step-Mother! (ver2) Tab

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Artist: Sufjan Stevens
 Album: Illinois
  Song: Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause for Your Step-Mother! (ver2)

Tabbed by: Sometimes it hurts (sufjanfans.com)


Main Riff (tune high E to D) continues throughout (miss final chord in each bar during verses)

D|---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3-3-|---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3-3-|
B|---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1-0-|---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1-0-|
G|---2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0-0-|---2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0-0-|
D|-3-----2-----0-----2-----3-----2-----0-|-3-----2-----0-----2-----3-----2-----0-|

e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|------------8bu------------------------|
G|-----5-5---------------------5-7-5-4---|-----5-5--7------------------5-7-5-4---|
D|-5h7---------------------5h7-----------|-5h7---------------------5h7-----------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Our step-mom we did everything to hate her
She took us down to the edge of Decatur
We saw the lion and the kangaroo take her
Down to the river where they caught a wild alligator

e|---------------------------------------|
B|------------8bu---------------------8bu|
G|-----5-5--7------------------5-7--7----|
D|-5h7---------------------5h7-----------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

Sangamon River it overflowed
It caused a mudslide on the banks of the operator
Civil war skeletons in their graves,
They came up clapping in the spirit of the aviator

e|---------------------------------------|------------------8--------------------|
B|-----------8bu-------------------------|------------8bu------------------------|
G|-----5-7-7-------------------5-7-5-4---|-----5-5--7-----7------------5-7-5-4---|
D|-5h7---------------------5h7-----------|-5h7---------------------5h7-----------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

The sound of the engines and the smell of the grain,
We go riding on the abolition grain train
Steven A. Douglas was a great debater,
But Abraham Lincoln was the great emancipator

e|------------------------------8-7-5----|------------------10-------------------|
B|------------8bu-----------6-8-------8-6|------------8bu------------------------|
G|-----5-7--7-----------5h7--------------|-----5-5--7-----7------------5-7-5-4---|
D|-5h7-----------------------------------|-5h7---------------------5h7-----------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Chickenmobile with your rooster tail
I had my fill and I know how bad it feels
Stay awake and watch for the data
No small caterpillar, go congratulate her

e|------------------------------8-7-5----|-----------------------------8-7-5-----|
B|------------8bu-----------6-8-------8-6|------------8bu--------------------8-6-|
G|-----5-7--7-----------5h7--------------|-----5-7--7--------------5-7-----------|
D|-5h7-----------------------------------|-5h7-----------------5h7---------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Denominator, Hello Decatur, go Decatur, It's the great I Am
e|--------------------------------8------|---------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------6h8-8--------|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|-----5-7--5-4--------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|-5h7-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


Abominate her, go Decatur, why did we hate her? It's the great I Am
e|-----------------10--------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|-----------8bu-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|-----5-7-7-----7-----------------------|-----5-7--5-4--------------------------|
D|-5h7-----------------------------------|-5h7-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Denominator, go Decatur, anticipate her It's the great I Am
e|-----------------10--------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|-----------8bu-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|-----5-7-7-----7-----------------------|-----5-7.-5-4--------------------------|
D|-5h7-----------------------------------|-5h7-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Appreciate her, appreciate her, Stand up and thank her,
e|-----------------10--------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|-----------8bu-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|-----5-7-7-----7-----------------------|-----5-7--5-4--------------------------|
D|-5h7-----------------------------------|-5h7-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


Stand up and thank her, It's the great I Am. Stand up and thank her, It's the great I Am.
e|---------------------8----7--7--5------|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|-----5-7-------------------------------|-----5-7-5-4---------------------------|
D|-5h7-----------------------------------|-5h7---------7-5-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|-----------------8---------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Stand up and thank her, It's the great I Am. Stand up and thank her
e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|---------5-8~---8~---8~----------------|---------------------------------------|
G|-----5-7-------------------------------|-----5-7--------------4----------------|
D|-5h7-----------------------------------|-5h7-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


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