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/ Death Cab for Cutie / Transatlanticism (2003) / The New Year guitar tab

Title: The New Year
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Album: Transatlanticism

Tabbed by: Bryan Serwatka (barney__18@hotmail.com)

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

This is a great song that I didn't appreciate until I saw them play it live.  There
is no tab on the net for this song, trust me, I have been looking.  So I made one
myself.  The chorus is a little half-assed, but it works for me.  Plus, on the album it
is very hard to hear the guitar parts over his singing during the chorus.  This is my
first full tab that I will have ever posted, but trust my tabbing skills.  I have been
playing covers for a while in my band, but I feel that this one needs to be put online.
YOU ARE WELCOME.

Guitar 1 Intro:

Start by hitting this chord with volume down and swell into the same chord.  Continue to
play this until the verse (slight change then).
        0:17
E|6~~|--6-6~~----------3-3~~--3------6-6~~--------3-3~~--3-3-----||
B|6~~|--6-6~~-6--6-----4-4~~-6-6p4---6-6~~-6--6---4-4~~-6-6-6----||
G|8~~|*-8-8~~--8--8~~--5-5~~5-----5~-8-8~~--8--8~-5-5~~5-----5~~*||
D|8~~|*-8-8~~8--8------5-5~~---------8-8~~8--8----5-5~~---------*||
A|6~~|--6-6~~----------3-3~~---------6-6~~--------3-3~~----------||
E|6~~|--6-6~~----------3-3~~---------6-6~~--------3-3~~----------||

Guitar 2 Intro:
  0:17  (Repeat)
E|-/6~~-|--3-3~~--6-6~~--||
B|-/6~~-|--4-4~~--6-6~~--||
G|5/8~~-|*-5-5~~--8-8~~-*||     The second guitar doesn't play
D|5/8~~-|*-5-5~~--8-8~~-*||   in the verse until the higher part.
A|3/6~~-|--3-3~~--6-6~~--||
E|3/6~~-|--3-3~~--6-6~~--||

Guitar 1 (Verse)
   0:48
E|-6-6~~------------3-3~~||
B|-6-6~~-6--6-------4-4~~||     Repeat this throughout
G|-8-8~~--8--8~~~~--5-5~~||          every verse.
D|-8-8~~8--8--------5-5~~||
A|-6-6~~------------3-3~~||
E|-6-6~~------------3-3~~||

Guitar 2 (Verse): Wait until 1:05 to play this little diddy...
     This is how it sounds, but he really just freestyles it everytime.
   1:05
E|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------||
B|-15-15-15-15-15--15--15--18--18--15--16--16-16-------|-------------||
G|---------------15--15--15--15--15--15--15-----15-etc.|15/17/15-----||
D|-----------------------------------------------------|--------15~~~||
A|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------||
E|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------||
     (Just play around with it as you like to)

Guitar 1 (Chorus)

E|------------||
B|------------||
G|------------||     Repeat until verse.
D|-6-----8----||
A|-6-x8--8-x8-||
E|-4-----6----||

I will finish this after mid-terms (lol).


Death Cab for Cutie albums
2005 Plans
2003 Transatlanticism
2002 You Can Play These Songs With Chords
2001 The Photo Album
2000 Forbidden Love [EP]
2000 We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
1999 Something About Airplanes
Transatlanticism tabs
01The New Year tabbass tab
02Lightness tabbass tab
03Title and Registration tabbass tab
04Expo '86 tabbass tab
05The Sound of Settling tabbass tab
06Tiny Vessels tabbass tab
07Transatlanticism tabbass tab
08Passenger Seat tabbass tab
09Death of an Interior Decorator tabbass tab
10We Looked Like Giants tabbass tab
11A Lack of Color tabbass tab

 

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