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Family Tree Tabs

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Ben Kweller
Song Title: Family Tree

     Chords:  Em  022000
              Am  002210                 (note:  this song is up and down strumming
              C   032010                  all over the place, so you have to get the 
              G   320003                  strumming pattern by listening to the album.     
              B7  X21202                  just to get you going, the first Em strum is 
              D   X00232                  up, not down.  also, this song is all about the 
              ??  X20010                  walking bass notes, so make sure you get those 
                                          down.)
Intro:  (main riff)
    Em       Am    Em          Am    Em                     Am         C
e:--0----0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0------0-0-------------0-0-0-0-0------0-0----
B:--0----0-0-1-3-1-0-------0-0-1-3-1-0------0-0---1---1-----1-1-1-1-1------1-1----
G:--0----0-0-2-2-2-0-------0-0-2-2-2-0------0-0---0---0-----2-2-2-2-2------0-0----
D:--2----2-2-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2-2-2------2-2-------------2-2-2-2-2------2-2----
A:--2----2-2-0-0-0-2-------2-2-1-0-0-2------2-2---------0---0-0-0-0-0--3---3-3----
E:--0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-2---3-----------------------------

           G                   B7   Am
e:----0---3----3-3-------------2-2--(0)----
B:----1---0----0-0----0---0----0-0--(1)----
G:----0---0----0-0----0---0----2-2--(2)----
D:-------------0-0-------------1-1--(2)----
A:--2---0------2-2--0---2---2--2-----0-----
E:----------3--3-3-------------------------

(play main riff)

Care about the moon light and holding you tight,
and asking my questions.
Everyone loves a situation.

Long walks on the beach.  The press will impeach.
Lately I'm finding,
I am the book, and you are the binding.


 G              C                      Em
I guess they'll read  everything 'bout you
                    e:--------------------
                    B:----1---0---0--0----
                    G:----0---0---0--0----
                    D:--------------------
                    A:--3---0-------------
                    E:----------3---2--0-- 

         Am                                    C       D
Though the press might shoot me down, I'm still true.
  C      ??         D            C        ??      D
I sell my book for free.  That's what you do to me.
    C           G        C       G         C           (on "you are my family tree" part, 
Oh, you are my family tree.  Be good to me.             do some walking bass notes 
                                                        between C and G like below)

           G               C 
e:----0---3----3-3---1---1----0-0--
B:----1---0----0-0---0---0----1-1--
G:----0---0----0-0---0---0----0-0--
D:-------------0-0------------2-2--
A:--3---0------2-2-0---2---3--3-3--
E:----------3--3-3-----------------


Take care of me.  (play main riff)

*between verses play Am, slide up two frets, and back down*

There's hotels in the sea, trash in the sky.
The net-dustry's growing.
Stick to love songs, kid, that's all you're knowing.

They push you away, or tie you up.
It don't really matter.
But if your head is up, you won't get much sadder.

But who am I to preach a word or two
when I can't lift my own head about you?

(play like "I guess they'll read...")  
If my mental state kept you from coming around,
I hope the world would shoot me down for losing you.
A broken branch I'd be, if you weren't grown to me.

Oh, you are my family tree.
Be good to me. 
Be good to me.
Be good to me.
Take care of me.

Bop bop.
(play intro and end on Em)
            
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