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Zoot Chords
This is a song Colin has played live a few times, although it doesn't appear yet on an
It is possibly one of my favorite of his songs, and it's pretty simple. From the videos
watched of him playing it, these chords seem to be close to what he plays, and they 
good. Side note, there's a guy online who has a cover of it, and his chords sound
wrong and he's playing them at the wrong times to his singing of it, what a fool.

Enjoy! (watch Colin's live shows for strumming)

also, the song is meant to be played on 12-string acoustic, so it would sound much
if you used that. However, I don't own one, so I make due with 6 string.

----song title has been changed to "This is Why We Fight" and will be on upcoming 
album "The King is Dead"----

CAPO 2!!!

chords used:

Some E minor chord (Em*): 0 2 4 4 0 0
Cmaj7: x 3 2 0 0 0
G: 3 2 0 0 0 3
D: x x 0 2 3 2
Em: 0 2 2 0 0 0
C: x 3 2 0 1 0

riff 1: Em (strum), hammer-on 2 on low E string (strum), G (strum)

Intro: Em* Cmaj7 (rpt)

Em*       Cmaj7
Come the war
Em*      Cmaj7
Come the avarice
Em*      Cmaj7
Come the war
Em*       Cmaj7
Come hell

And come destruction
Come the reek of bone
Come destruction
Come hell

Chorus:
G              D
And this is why
          Em
Why we fight
       C
Why we lie awake
G               D
And this is why
        C   (hammer on D string)
This is why we fight
G              D
And when we die
           Em
We will die
         C
With our arms unbound
G             D
And this is why
This is why
       C
Why we fight
     (riff 1)
Come hell
     (riff 1)
Come hell

And bride of quiet
Bride of underground (thane)
Bride of quiet
Bride of hell

And come the archers
Come the infantry
Come the archers of hell

Chorus:
And this is why
Why we fight
Why we lie awake
And this is why
This is why we fight
And when we die
We will die
With our arms unbound
And this is why
This is why we fight
     (riff 1)
Come hell
     (riff 1)
Come hell

And this is why
Why we fight
Why we lie awake
And this is why
This is why we fight
And when we die
We will die with our arms unbound
And this is why
This is why we fight

(continue with chorus chords)
So come to me
Come to me now
Lay your arms around me
And this is why
This is why
We fight
     (riff 1)
Come hell
     (riff 1)
Come hell

strum G and end
 
 
The Decemberists - Zoot Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Zoot tabs @ 911Tabs
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Quick tip, so you can enjoy Zoot Chords even more:

You might want to transpose the song if it is too high or too low for you to sing. Just click the desired option while playing a song and all the chords will automatically be transponded into a new key.

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