Band of Horses - The Funeral Guitar Chords

Band of Horses

folk-pop, indie folk, indie pop, indie rock

Chords: C, G, Am, F
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                    THE FUNERAL - Band of Horses
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Tabbed by: jvwald

This tab is based on this YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KL4bBiDCI0

I’ll start by saying that I don’t know why Ben plays it this way. It's
clear when you watch him play it live like in the video above that he's
not in standard tuning. And if someone uses such a non-standard tuning,
you would assume that it's because it makes the song sound so much different
or better than standard tuning. I think this song sounds just as good in
standard tuning like it is shown in other tabs on this site. One guess is
that Ben is a self described "terrible guitar player" and maybe this tuning
makes it easier to play and easier for him to locate where he is on the
fretboard.

I realize the last thing this site needs is another version of this song.
I guess I just thought it would be interesting to figure out and post this
tab the way he plays it, even though I would probably never go through the
trouble to retune this to play it "correctly." If anyone has any suggestions
for changes to this tab or if you have thoughts about why this odd tuning,
I’d be happy to hear them. If you do have suggestions, please refer to
videos of the band playing live.

Capo: III

Tuning: FFD#G#A#E (he doesn't appear to play either the high or low E string
but you can tune the low E up to F if you want for a fuller sound on the
FII chord)

F xx(14)(13)(14)x
C xx989x
G xx434x
Am xx646x
GII x2434x
CII x7989x
FII x0212x

intro
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--------14---------9--------4-------6-------6----|
G|-----13----13\---8---8\---3---3---4---4---4---4--|
D|--14-----------9--------4-------6-------6--------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

intro x6
I'm coming up only to hold you under
And coming up only to show you're wrong
And to know you is hard we wonder...
To know you all wrong we warn.
Ooooooooh Oooooooooh
Ooooooooh Oooooooooh

F           C       G           Am
Really too late to call, so we wait for
F               C          G       Am
Morning to wake you is all we got
F        C         G      Am
to know me as hardly golden
F           C           G          riff 1
Is to know me all wrong, they warn.

riff 1
e|-------------------|
B|------6-------6----|
G|----4---4---4---4--|
D|--6-------6--------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

GII                        CII           FII
At every occasion I'll be ready for the funeral
GII                      CII                   FII
At every occasion, once more, it's called the funeral
GII                         CII           FII
At every occasion, oh, I'm ready for the funeral
GII                      CII         FII
Every occasion, oh, one billion day funeral

intro x2
I'm coming up only to show you're down for
And coming up only to show you're wrong.

F      C             G           Am
To the outside, the dead leaves lay on the lawn
F         C     G             Am
For they don't have trees to hang upon.
F    C    G    Am
Ooooooooh Oooooooooh
F    C    G    riff 1
Ooooooooh Oooooooooh

GII                        CII           FII
At every occasion I'll be ready for the funeral
GII                      CII                   FII
At every occasion, once more, it's called the funeral
GII                         CII           FII
At every occasion, oh, I'm ready for the funeral
GII                      CII         FII
Every occasion, oh, one billion day funeral


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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