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September Chords
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                             September - Shins
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Tabbed by: Robert McMillan
Email: mcmillan_ra (at) hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1

e|------------------|
B|-2--2-----0-------|
G|-2-----2-----2----|
D|-2--------------4-|
A|-0----------------|
E|------------------|

Riff 2

e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--0--2--4------|
E|---------------|

Verse
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A         C               A
Into this strange elastic world
          C               A
Pont us kindly gave up a pearl
      D               G
His eternal stone and mud
                     D    D7  A
But ain't she lovely bone and blood

C      A
Born of the sea
           Em    G         A
A thousand miles away from me
           D
A court of angels
             G
Wards of the sun

A future forming
  D     D7   A
A curse undone

Chorus
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Riff 1

F#m        A             F#m                A
Under our softly burning lamp she takes her time

Riff 1

F#m      A             E
Telling stories of our possible lives
    G                                    E    A
And love is the ink in the well when her body writes

Riff 2

D          A                   D
I've been selfish and full of pride
              A                          D
And she knows deep down there's a little child
               A                  F#m
But I've got a good side to me as well
                  E                 D                 Dsus4 D
And it's that she loves in spite of everything else

Break
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A C A Em G

Verse
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A             C                       A
A song in the tree has distracted her mind
             C                   A
Some other curious form of life
              D               G
Has made it's presence to her known
                       D    D7   A
And she coos so gently soft and low

C                   A
Her shining face in a million reflections
        Em             G         A
in tiny raindrops that fall in a veil
          D                    G
Over our city like notes from above
                       D    D7    A
It overwhelms me! just aint that tough

Chorus
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Riff 1

F#m                A                       F#m
It's not that the darkness can't touch our lives
                   A
I know it will, in time

Riff 1

F#m          A        E
But she's no ordinary valentine
     G
And now when the sun goes down
            E       A
she sheds a darling light.

Riff 2

D          A                   D
I've been selfish and full of pride
              A                          D
And she knows deep down there's a little child
               A                  F#m
But I've got a good side to me as well
                  E                 D                Dsus4 D
And it's that she loves in spite of everything else

Outro
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A C A G D A



Notes: Watching James Mercer play it live on youtube. He does little embellishments 
which add a fair bit to the song a little. But they aren't really necessary if you just want 
to bash it out.

For example on the A chords he will generally play:

A A/G A

likewise on the C:

C C/G C

A good example of this is on here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mveay4Ff1BU

Corrections welcome.
Tablature player for this song:
 
 
Shins - September Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
September tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind September Chords:

The Shins is a United States indie rock group comprising singer, songwriter and guitarist James Russell Mercer, keyboardist/guitarist/bassist Martin Crandall, bassist/guitarist Dave Hernandez, drummer Jesse Sandoval, and Eric Johnson of the Fruit Bats. Their sound draws on several musical genres, including pop, alternative, alternative country, and folk. The Shins are based in Portland, Oregon.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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