Alkaline Trio - Continental Chords & Tabs

 

Continental Chords & Tabs

Alkaline Trio Chords & Tabs

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Continental Tab

Alkaline Trio - Continental

This tab's taken me absolutely ages to write out, and I think it's totally
correct.  At one part in the song there are 3 guitar parts, so I've tabbed them
all out inline with one another, and I've put the lyrics for the song under each
line, lining up the chords with them.  You have to work out strumming patterns
though sorry.

Intro
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|----6--4--7--4--6---6--4------------------
|-4-|-4------------------------6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-
|---|------------------------------------------ x2 (second time round - from bar)

Verse     
|---------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------
|-6-----------------------6--------7-------4--
|-4-----------------------0--------0-------2--
|---------------------------------------------
 I've got a dying urge to feel the way you do

|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|-------------6-------------------6----7---------4-----
|-------------4-------------------0----0---------2-----
|------------------------------------------------------
 to close for comfort for bed and breakfast in a spoon

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------6--------------------6------7----------4--------------------
|-------------4--------------------0------0----------2--------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 the shortest breath of your young life, a long walk home on Friday night

|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|------------------9------------------
|-------7----------9----------------9-
|-------7----------7----------------9-
|-------5---------------------------7-
 you made one last stop at the store

|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|----------------6----------------6---------7------4---
|----------------4----------------0---------0------2---
|------------------------------------------------------
 snow globes are perfect, sweater hell, but it was you

|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|-------------------6--------------6-------7----4----
|-------------------4--------------0-------0----2----
|----------------------------------------------------
 well this bouncing baby boy's now turning baby blue

|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|--------------6--------------6-----7-
|--------------4--------------0-----0-
|-------------------------------------
 I've got your pictures on my walls

|---------------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------9---------------------------------------------------------
|-----------7---------------------------9-----------------------------
|---------------------------------------7-----------------------------
 I got long lists full of calls, I must make, to your existing family

Chorus
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------9--------------------
|-----------7----------------9-----------------9--
|-----------7----------------7-----------------9--
|-----------5----------------------------------7--
 I had nine lives and one by one you chew them up

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9-------------------
|-----------7------------------9--------------9----
|-----------7------------------5--------------9----
|-----------5---------------------------------7----
 your final coffin nail's been driven far too much

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------9---------------------------------
|----------------7-------------------9-----------9---------------------
|----------------7-------------------7-----------9---------------------
|----------------5-------------------------------7---------------------
 this won't take long, you said "I'm not goin far, go wait in the car"

|--------------------------------
|--------------------------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-7----6----4----2---------------
|--------------------------------
              Go wait in the car

|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|------------------------------------------
|---|----6--4--7--4--6---6--4------------------
|-4-|-4------------------------6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-
|---|------------------------------------------ x2 (second time round - from bar)

(Palm Muted Verse)
|--------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------
|--------6--------------6----------7-----4---
|--------4--------------0----------0-----2---
|--------------------------------------------
 I often wonder what it feels like to be you
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/a/alkaline_trio/continental_tab_ver_2.html ]
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------6---------------6----------7-----4----
|------------4---------------0----------0-----2----
|--------------------------------------------------
 a mess like this I gun your hands with crazy glue

|-----------------------------------
|-----------------------------------
|-----------------------------------
|-----------6-----------------6---7-
|-----------4-----------------0---0-
|-----------------------------------
 ran out of time, no kiss goodbye

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------9-----------------------------------------------------------
|-------------9------------------------------9----------------------------
|-------------7------------------------------9----------------------------
|--------------------------------------------7----------------------------
 wish I could learn to let this sleeping dog die, without lying to myself

Chorus
|---------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9--------------------
|-------------7----------------9-----------------9--
|-------------7----------------7-----------------9--
|-------------5----------------------------------7--
 You had nine lives and one by one you chew them up

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9-------------------
|-----------7------------------9--------------9----
|-----------7------------------5--------------9----
|-----------5---------------------------------7----
 your final coffin nail's been driven far too much

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------9---------------------------------
|----------------7-------------------9-----------9---------------------
|----------------7-------------------7-----------9---------------------
|----------------5-------------------------------7---------------------
 this won't take long, you said "I'm not goin far, go wait in the car"

|--------------------------------
|--------------------------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------
|-7----6----4----2---------------
|--------------------------------
              Go wait in the car

Guitar 1
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-6~---------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-6~----------13~---14~--|-13~--------------------------------14~------------------------
|-4~---------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
              ^echo
Guitar 2
|-11~---12~---11~---12~--|-11~--------------------------------12~------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------
  ^vibrato
Guitar 3
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
|------------------------|-----6-----4-----7-----4-----6------6-----4-|------------------
|------------------------|-4-4---(4)---(4)---(4)---(4)----(4)---(4)---|-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6--
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|------------------
                          first time muted

Second ending to Guitar 3 riff
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|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-7-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6------
|-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-7-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-6------
|------------------------------------------------------
Pm................................................ pick scrape

Chorus
|---------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9--------------------
|-------------7----------------9-----------------9--
|-------------7----------------7-----------------9--
|-------------5----------------------------------7--
 You had nine lives and one by one you chew them up

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------9-------------------
|-----------7------------------9--------------9----
|-----------7------------------5--------------9----
|-----------5---------------------------------7----
 your final coffin nail's been driven far too much

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------9---------------------------------
|----------------7-------------------9-----------9---------------------
|----------------7-------------------7-----------9---------------------
|----------------5-------------------------------7---------------------
 this won't take long, you said "I'm not goin far, go wait in the car"

|----------------------------------
|----------------------------------
|-9----8----6----4---------------9-
|-9----8----6----4---------------9-
|-7----6----4----2---------------7-
|----------------------------------
              Go wait in the car

any questions? andrewbiles@hotmail.com although I don't expect any for this
masterfully tabbed song
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