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December 23, 2011 07:30PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Google keeps a cache of some of the tabs pages, so I whipped up a yubnub command for use while the site is down. Not everything is archived, so it's hit and miss. Make sure you use lowercase letters.

[yubnub.org]

For example,
tmgcache idylls of the king
December 24, 2011 02:52PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Going To Buffalo anyone?

I'm from Buffalo so I would really like to learn this one.

Also my Twitter name is @GoingToBuffalo. So that's a thing.



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January 06, 2012 09:27PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Hand Ball. Someone, for the love of god, do Hand Ball.
January 08, 2012 11:42PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Here's a hint: the guitar's tuned down, but he's playing in E.
February 17, 2012 01:13AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
I'm bumping this thread to make a note that the first chord in Outer Scorpion Squadron is Abmaj7.

Sometimes you need to not listen to an album for five months before these things become obvious.
February 17, 2012 09:42AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
There's nothing more obvious than an Abmaj7.
February 17, 2012 10:15AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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dtrom4
There's nothing more obvious than an Abmaj7.

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February 27, 2012 01:39AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Has Lab Rat Blues been posted yet? I don't think that's on the wiki.
February 27, 2012 03:20AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
It is, now!
February 28, 2012 08:06AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Thanks man, it's one of my favourites.
February 28, 2012 08:55AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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badposture
It is, now!
Posting a guitar tab is a great way to introduce yourself.

Welcome!
March 04, 2012 10:44PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Heyo, so I was wondering if anyone could check over the tab on the wiki for Prowl Great Cain? I tried playing it and I really don't think it's quite right. Maybe it's me. Not sure.
March 07, 2012 10:53PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
It sounds right to me, apart from the Em in the bridge, which I think is an E7. Is there anything specific that sounds wrong about it?
Jor
March 26, 2012 01:36AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Can anyone work out a tab or the chords to bride? Sadly, it's not on the wiki.
April 18, 2012 08:19PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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Jor
Can anyone work out a tab or the chords to bride? Sadly, it's not on the wiki.
So I just found myself singing this while strumming the G, so I thought I'd give it a stab.It's probably about 85% right.

I don't feel like looking up chord names, but here's how I'm playing it right now:

G 320033
Em? 022003
C x32013
Am x02210

And for the chorus I play the Em? as 022033

Hope that helps, and if someone wants to verify/correct it and put it on the wiki, please do.
April 19, 2012 05:09AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Ok, so the tab for Family Happiness online is pretty good, but the live version I’m in love with (Cow Haus ’98) is in a different tuning. He says so on the bootleg, and the song sounds more open as a result… any ideas, anyone? I’m assuming it’s an Open E of sorts, maybe?

Are there any alternative tunings of which JD is fond? Maybe he’s reusing it?



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April 19, 2012 12:06PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
I'm thinking either Drop D, or dadgad, capo 2 to give it that open E feel?



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April 30, 2012 04:56PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
The chords to Alibi are mostly right on the wiki, but some of them are wrong and the progression is off in certain places.

The chords in the song are as following:
E 022100
Am7 x02010
B x24442
C#m x46654
F#m 244222
A 022200

Order is like this,
Intro: E Am7 B x2
Verse: E C#m A F#m Bx2
Intro x2
Verse: x2
Chorus: E Am7 E C#m A B x1
Bridge Thing: E C#m A B x1
Intro: x1
Then it just repeats again for the second half of the song. As a note I'll put in here, for myself I throw in a B7 every once in a while to give it a more final resolution back down to the E and it kind of clashes with the record but it doesn't bother me that much when it's just me and the guitar.

Also there's a chord wrong in Ox Baker Triumphant on the wiki. The E that's in the bridge intro thing after the first verse chorus needs to be changed to a G because that's definitely wrong. Probably just a typo or something.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2012 10:59PM by Ovcharka.
April 30, 2012 04:59PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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badposture
It sounds right to me, apart from the Em in the bridge, which I think is an E7. Is there anything specific that sounds wrong about it?
That actually is an E7 there good catch. Didn't notice it till just now.
May 01, 2012 01:22AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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Ovcharka
Am7 020100

That makes an E7, though. Did you mean Am7 or E7?
May 01, 2012 01:35PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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lincolnic
That makes an E7, though. Did you mean Am7 or E7?
Am7 my bad, I threw that up quick and didn't catch that apparently.

I'm a bass player anyway chords are foreign to me.
July 26, 2012 03:03AM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Been listening to Cry for Judas on repeat for an hour and I've almost got it transcribed.

This is how I hear it.

Verse:
A: 022200
Bm: x24432
D: xx023x
E: 02210

Chorus
A: 022200
C#m: x45560
F#m: 244222
D: xx023x

There's a bridge section that has two chords in it I can't quite put my name on. Also the in between chords between verses and for the ending sound like they bounce back and forth between an A and then an Asus2. Not sure if that's right for all of them though. Could be a sus4 at one point.

Now I'm just waiting for Lincolnic to tell me if that's right or not.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2012 08:43PM by Ovcharka.
August 02, 2012 09:23PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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dtrom4
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Jor
Can anyone work out a tab or the chords to bride? Sadly, it's not on the wiki.
So I just found myself singing this while strumming the G, so I thought I'd give it a stab.It's probably about 85% right.

I don't feel like looking up chord names, but here's how I'm playing it right now:

G 320033
Em? 022003
C x32013
Am x02210

And for the chorus I play the Em? as 022033

Hope that helps, and if someone wants to verify/correct it and put it on the wiki, please do.

I have a terrible music ear, but for Bride I have:

G 320033
E7 x201xx
C x3201x
A7 xx201x

Sometimes he doesn't play the A7 or does a something a little different.

Chorus

G 320033
D? xxx233
C x3201x
A7 xx201x

I could be completely off but I think it sounds alright
August 06, 2012 01:44PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
Can someone work out the chords for this version of Harlem Roulette? I worked out a version of it thats not too bad. but it is still wrong!

Its about 32 minutes in here: [www.npr.org]



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August 06, 2012 09:04PM | Re: Mountain Goats tab request thread!
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Zopilote Steel
Can someone work out the chords for this version of Harlem Roulette? I worked out a version of it thats not too bad. but it is still wrong!

Its about 32 minutes in here: [www.npr.org]

Here's what I got.

Intro thing: Dsus4 D
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Uknown armies underneath the city,
D Asus4 A
Steam pushing up in billows near the grates,
Em G D G
Frankie Lyman's tracking seabreeze in a studio in Harlem,
D Asus4 A
It's nineteen sixty eight.
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Just a pair of tunes to hammer out,
D G Asus4 A
Everybody's off the clock by ten,
Em G D G D A D
The loneliest people in the whole wide world are the ones you're never going to see again.
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Feel so free when I hit the avenue
D G Asus4 A
Nothing like a New York summer night
Em G D G
Every Dreams a good dream, even awful dreams are good dreams,
D Asus4 A
If you're doing it right
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Remember soaring higher than the clouds
D G Asus4 A
Feel pretty sad and little(?) now and then
Em G D G D A D
The loneliest people in the whole wide world are the ones you're never going to see again.
Bm G D
Four hours north of Portland a radio flips on,
Em G G Asus4
And some no-one in the future remembers that you're gone.
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Armies massing in the dusky distance,
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Ghosted in the ribbon microphone,
Em G D
Leave a little mark on something maybe,
G Asus4 A
Take the secret circuit home.
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Nothing in the shadows but the shadows,
D G (Dsus4 ->D x4)
Reaching out to sad young frightened men,
Em G D G D A D
The loneliest in the whole wide world are the ones you're never going to see again,
Em G D G D A D
Yeah, the loneliest people in the whole wide world are the ones you're never going to see again.

The notes that it sounds like JD is using for that Dsus4 chord aren't what they normally would be.
It sounds like this
Dsus4 xx0032 -> D xx0232
Everything else seems to be the regular old chords JD likes to use.
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