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Of Monsters and Men – Lakehouse

The picking part:
G
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
C
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|---------------------------------|
There are a lot of people playing a lot of guitars in this band,
so you won't be able to play all the notes all the time.
Choose one of the ones listed below or switch it up (the singer
does this as you can see in the video), and have fun with it.
The "B" with the E on the bottom sounds really out of place for
most of the song, but you can hear it during the outro.
The chords
G: 320033 or 3x0033 or 320003 or 3x0003
C: x32033 or x3x033 or x3x010 or x32013
B: x20033 or x2x033 or 0244xx
G C G C
G C
Oh I miss the comfort of this house
G
Where we are where we are
C
Where we are where we are
G C
The floor under our feet whispers out
G C
Come on in come on in, where it all begins
The tallest man I've ever seen afloat,
On a boat, on a boat
On a boat, on a boat
He keeps his only son close by
In a bag, in a bag
In a bag on his back
G C
Can you chase this fire away
Can you chase this fire away
We climbed up to the top in worn out shoes
But she ran down she ran down
She ran down to the house
A fox that gains our trust, but then breaks it as he walks
Away from us, away from us
Can you chase the fire away
Can you chase the fire away
B C G
In the fall, we sleep all day
B C G
In the fall, we sleep all day
G
Where we are, where we are
C
Where we are, where we are
G
Where we are, where we are
C
Where we are, where we are
Can you chase this fire away (Where we are, where we are)
Can you chase this fire away (Where we are where we are)
In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)
In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)
B C G
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la (repeat to end)
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k-os (ft. Kevin Drew and Sam Roberts) – Valhalla

The record version is essentially the same riff repeated over and over again.
When he plays it acoustically, the guitarist uses a lot of variants on G and C chords;
mostly hanging on a G. You'll be pretty safe sticking with G for the whole song and
just switching up to C on "the world is a ghetto" and "feel your sorrow" in the chorus.
Riff (play throughout):
G C
A|--------------------3--|
E|---3-(repeat a lot)----|
Chords:
G: 320033
C: x32010
(Chorus)
Ghetto Heaven
The world is a ghetto
Freedom, oh yeah
Feel your sorrow
(Verse 1)
5:35 and I'm living senseless
Just another homie picking on the defenceless
Don't request yet, nothing really to mention
Lookin through the mirror and I'm making a censure
Whoa, black people in the morning breeze
Came around the corner and she caused me to freeze up
Ease up, watch how the world could tease us, ease us
But only G.O.D can please us
Hey, got my ride and my Momma's too
Show me how to roll without breakin the rules
Payin my dues, MC's droppin out choose
Decides to get with lyrical facts, don't stop
Whoa, black people time to shine
Everything is fine when you're losing your mind
I'm like a black alley cat, freestyle batter-up
Doesn't get better than that, is that a gat in the back?
(Chorus)
(Verse 2)
And the Valkyrie's blood runs red through the halls of the dead
oh the warrior's blood runs red through the hearts of the dead
the Valkyrie's blood runs red through the halls of the dead
And the life you're been lookin for in the world that you live 2x
In the name, we were all born in the flame
Not the same, but under the moon on the desert plane
We roam, home, take the coast ghost
I saw with my naked eye, way to close now
I was the son of a man on a mission
Who worked with his hands and brought him the former land
In the inter-land, swingin the mic like an axe
With a fear in the atmosphere, layin down tracks
(Chorus)
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Gordon Downie – Into the Night

It sounds more like the record if you make the C chords as
8th fret barres (8 10 10 9 8 8), or add a high G (x 3 2 0 1 3).
F
I saw you running with your friends
G
I called your name too loud - 'come back'
F
so many times it might have been embarrassing
G
if you hadn't come walking back
C
F
Here's where I shook you by the shoulders
G
shoved you up against a truck - 'what's up'
F
it was a picture of someone getting older
G
and of someone growing up
C
A C
someone growing up
A C
someone growing up
A G
someone growing up
C
F
it was like you were in disguise
G
you were so nonchalant - 'come on'
F
as though your well half-lidded eyes said,
G
'what the hell do you want?'
C
F
Well I must've said something
G
for you to feel I was alright - 'alright'
F
We had a great conversation
G
that went on well into the night
C
A C
went on well into the night
A C
went on well into the night
A G
went on well into the night
C
went on well into the night
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Gordon Downie – 11th Fret

The intro part of this is very jangly, so just bash at the strings to your hearts desire.
note For the intro, play the E5 as x799xx and the Emaj7(no 3rd) as x798xx.
Don't worry about hitting the open strings, it sounds good if you just bang at it.
Intro:
E5 Emaj7(no 3rd) E5 E5
A E
So this is fucking off by degrees and
A E
I suppose we turned out to be not-quite-Hawaii but
A B
I can float back to sleep cause at least you're lying to me like
A
music that dances from glowing apartments as
E
shadows entwine into a creamy darkness like
A
jewelry hung down from rich silhouettes
E B
portrays on the sidewalk where wetness reflects all the
A
colours of evening and the onset of lights
B E
like the promise of nothing, sweet nothing, tonight.
B
Ahhhhh
C E C E C B
E
A E
So this is enacting ecstasy and
A E
I suppose we turned out to be bathroom graffiti but
A B
I can float back to sleep cause at least youre lying to me like
A
shoveling hope into the infinite us til the
E
world surges in yelling, this is a drug bust
A
might turn up the heat and make us into one person
E B
but then the temperature plunges and the predicament worsens
E
til were a fleck of new snow on the eyelash of a cow
B
and we melt away, melt away,
E
now
B
Ahhhhhh
C E
C E
Melt away melt away now
C B
Melt away melt away now
Melt away now
E
*During the bridge, you can play this as the lead:
g|-5-7-9-11-12-11-12-14-16-|
It is repeated 3x with a variation at the end
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Ghostpoet – Liiines

Piano arranged for guitar.
The entire song is D E B A using this pattern:
D E B A
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-|
D|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-|
A|-5-------7----------------------|
E|--------(0)------7-------5------|
I keep on scribbling
In the spare room Im living in
Bodys here but Im living in
Why do I keep wasting time
I keep on writing, writing
But them folk aint biting, biting
Maybe the bait ain't juicy enough
So Im switching, chucking spice in,
Add some flavor, up the heat,
silly rhymes and three-time beats, yeah
But that aint me - nah, nah, nah
It just aint me
So like me or lie me
These are the words that just be true
Sending them out with love and faithfully,
Hopefully, they'll mean something to me cause…
Life is too short to store our grudges
Life is too long to make no plans, plans
Im counting up time that I aint using (1,2,3,4…)
I need a good use for all these lines, and lines, and lines, and lines
And lines, and lines, and lines, and lines…
[Repeat all]
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Citizen Cope – More than it Seems

Citizen Cope/Clarence Greenwood has a very restrained playing style
in that he rarely plays full chords. Most of the guitar work in this song
is with thirds; you can try these chords:
G: 320xxx / 325xx
C: x320xx / x325xx
A: 542xxx
The entire song is: G C A G
Lyrics:
Your so Pure(ah)
Your heart is full of
All i ever need
And i cant take it
I cant speak
So i just sit here and stare
My adorer, let me tell you a story
About someone in me
Now its gunna be surrounding me
Break my silence
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams
My adorer, they say i dont know ya
I sure do know
Sure do miss ya
I can't take it
I can't take it
My adorer, your heart is full of
All ill ever need
I cant take it
I cant speak
Break my silence
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make
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Castanets – Three Days, Four Nights

Most of the song is played very sparsely; just hitting a few notes here and there.
Replace the chords with these if you want to play it without a capo:
Am -> Bm
G -> A
F -> G
E -> F#
Capo II
Am G
There's three days, and four nights to go
F E
And I won’t be with you anymore
Am F
Four nights like this to
Am
go
Am G
In the trees like a freeway with that wind
F E
A devil howling, silent again
Am F
And the chill of that sheet
Am
On your skin
Am G F E Am F Am x2
Solo:
Played with a slide (or not), without a capo.
e|------------------------------------------------------|
b|--10/12-12-12--12--10/12-12-12--12~~~-----------------|
e|--14/15-15-15--14/15-15-15---14/15-15-15---\12--12/14-|
b|------------------------------------------------------|
e|--20---19---19/20-20-20---19/20-20-20----19-----------|
b|------------------------------------------------------|
The last note is up close to the bridge.
Am
We ain’t free my love
G
We are not our masters
F
Without side looks faster
E
Drowned and distanced
Am
Rest and listen
F
As I cross these miles
Am
I try to tell you “I love you”
Am
Am G F E Am F Am X2
Am
F
The walk we take
G
In the rain today
E
Your feet in your boots
Am
On the mud of the graves
F Am
The way we refuse to be saved
Am F Am
The way we refuse to be saved
Am F Am
The way we refuse to be saved
Am
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Buck 65 – Indestrucable Sam

This is done on a 5-string banjo with some heavy droning on the G string
(the small one at the bottom thats pegged halfway up the neck).
You'll be safe if you just let it ring out the whole time.
Be sure to let the G drone string ring throughout the song to get the proper sound
Riff 1:
d|--------------------------------------------
B|---------1^3-----------3^1------------------
G|-0-0-0^3-----0-0--0^3-------3--0----0-0-0^3-
D|--------------------------------------------
g|--------------------------------------------
------3^5-3^5-3^5----------
-1^3--3---3---3---3\1------
------------------------3-0

Riff 2:
d|--3^5-----3^5-3^5---3^5-3^5-----3^5-3^5---------
B|--3---------3---3---3---3-------3---3----3\1----
G|---------------------------------------------3-0
D|------------------------------------------------
g|------------------------------------------------
Lyrics:
Well this heres the story of Samuel Donbay
A man like any other at the end of a long day
Guts and muscles and maybe a little more
He worked as a grave digger after the civil war
Miles around competition burned with the deepest rage
The work was hard and Sam did it for the cheapest wage
Seemed that the other Mans shoes didnt fit him
When he was out working the others were out to get him
They called him indestructible Sam,
He promised he would die with a shovel in his hands
Thats right, they called him indestructible Sam
He promised he would die with a shovel in his hands
Diggin all day Sams pockets got richer
But the others were wishing he was out of the picture
So late one night some of the competition went to see Doctor Beauregard
a local magician
They asked if he could help put things in reverse
They pooled all their money for a fifty dollar curse
Next morning at work was a commotion
Digging a grave Sam heard an explosion
Followed by a moaning, cursing and mumbling
From the nearby bushes a figure came stumbling
Sam shrugged his shoulders and surveyed the damages
Later Dr Beauregard was seen wearing bandages
Worse for wear he wasnt taking suggestion
Said hed hex anyone that asked him any questions
The coast wasnt clear trouble kept lurking
The others kept scheming and Sam kept working
They called him indestructible Sam,
He promised he would die with a shovel in his hands
Thats right, they called him indestructible Sam
He promised he would die with a shovel in his hands
The other gravediggers lamented their blown chance
Decided to take matters into their own hands
Thoughts full of poison and making a trap
They blew up the shed where Sam was taking a nap
The others were astonished and totally annoyed
Cause Sam walked away while the shed was destroyed
Next they tied him up and they were sure that they got him when they
threw him in a lake and watched him sink to the bottom
Below and behold and to the others dismay
Sam was back at work again the very next day
They burned his house down to the ground they were possessed
And when that didnt work they finally shot him in the chest
So hold your head low and fly the flag half mast
But it was actually Samuel who had the last laugh
He recovered again, lord be praised
He lived to be a hundred and dug the others graves
They called him indestructible Sam,
He promised he would die with a shovel in his hands
Thats right, they called him indestructible Sam
He promised he would die with a shovel in his hands
And he did
They called him indestructible Sam,
He promised he would die with a shovel in his hands
Thats right, they called him indestructible Sam
And he died with a shovel in his hands
And this is an even true song
It was wrote on account of old Sam workin so hard
And I reckon thats how it ought to be

From John Zytaruk, Buck 65’s touring guitarist

Just lettting you know that Old Man Luedecke played his banjo part on this song using the clawhammer technique and that the tuning is actually G-modal, also known as Mountain Minor or Sawmill and involves raising the pitch of the second string up to C. Once you’re in that tuning, the whole sound of the song will come together much better. All the best-John

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Bon Iver – Skinny Love

Tuning: G C C G C C
Note: on the record, he's tuned a bit down.
Since the top two strings are the same,
it's best just to tune based on them.
Am: 204000 -or- 200000
C: 507000 -or- 000000
D: 707000 -or- 700000
C/B: 407000 -or- 400000
or -
Tuning: E A D G B e (standard)
*Note: This is only an interpretation for standard tuning.
Chords are labeled to coincide with the way I named
the open-tuned version.
Am: x0201x
C: x3201x
D: x5403x
C/B: x2x01x
Here are a couple of the riffs he uses throughout the song.
Since it's in an open you can let the other strings ring out:
C|-------------------|-------0---------|
C|-------------------|-7-9-7---7-9-7-5-|
G|-7-9-7-5---7-9-7-5-|-----------------|
C|-------------------|-----------------|
C|-------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------------|-----------------|
Intro:
Am C
Am C
A C
D Am C
Verse:
Am C
Come on skinny love just last the year
Am C
Pour a little salt we were never here
Am C
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
D Am C
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer
Am C
I tell my love to wreck it all
Am C
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
Am C
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
D Am
Right in the moment this order's tall
Chorus:
C
I told you to be patient
C/B Am
I told you to be fine
C
I told you to be balanced
C/B Am
I told you to be kind
C
In the morning I'll be with you
C/B Am
But it will be a different "kind"
C
I'll be holding all the tickets
C/B Am
And you'll be owning all the fines
Verse:
Am C
Come on skinny love what happened here
Am C
Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere
Am C
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
D Am
Sullen load is full; so slow on the split
C
Chorus:
C
I told you to be patient
C/B Am
I told you to be fine
C
I told you to be balanced
C/B Am
I told you to be kind
C
Now all your love is wasted?
C/B Am
Then who the hell was I?
C
Now I'm breaking at the britches
C/B Am
And at the end of all your lines
Bridge:
C
Who will love you?
C/B Am
Who will fight?
C C/B Am
Who will fall far behind?
Outro:
Am C
Am C
Am C
D Am C
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Bocephus King – Josephina

The entire song is A D, repeated. Use majors, and throw in some arpeggios.
Lyrics:
What's the point in saying
I'll see you 'round some
Get use to anything
Get used by anyone
Got use to having you
Down here in exile
You've got a heart of grace
As big as Buddha's smile, but
I'm still waiting
You said you'd come for me
I'm still waiting
Just where I said I'd be
If you don't think I'm a number one contender,
Hold on
They gotta name for that
It's prostitution
That's just a wedding ring
It's no solution
He's just a heart attack
He's just a bank account
You gotta save me soul
And cast the demons out
If you still want that trash can wedding
Now pack your bags and you better get ready
If you still think there's a chance for redemption
Hold on
Come back Josephina
We miss you so much
Out here they testify
For drugs or money
Too many points of view
They hate your guts, honey
They'll never leave this place
Without a funeral
I don't recall the song
I know the tune though
I'm still waiting
You said you'd come for me
I'm still waiting
Just where I said I'd be
If you don't think I'm a number one contender,
Hold on
I gotta leave this place
They're killing wishes
Down at the laundromat
They're getting vicious
They parked a Cadillac
Upon my favourite dream, but
There's still a little pride
Left here inside of me