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Thin Captain Crackers
guitar tab
Written by Glenn Richards
Tabbed by Chris Hayden
Intro:
   B       B/A       B/Ab      B/A
E|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-|
B|----------------------------------|-|
G|---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8--|o|
D|-9-------7-------6-------7--------|o|
A|----------------------------------|-|
E|----------------------------------|-|


B   B/A         B/Ab           B/A        B    B/A           B/Ab   B/A
    Here on the hill above the settlement, the buildings are talking,
B     B/A        B/Ab             B/A           B           B/A      B/Ab          B
    A tower to a terrace says the word's on the street, the dead are walking... 

    C#m7      Amaj7         B6   (C7)       C#m7 Amaj7 B6 (C7)
The brows are arched of the mews across the street,
     C#m7       Amaj7     B6      (C7)      C#m7 Amaj7 B6 (C7)
By a pale ochre light are made out heavy reliefs,
      B7                  A7                           E
Where all your dreams are borrowed all your senses are thieves,
        B7                         A7                 Ab7
And Ned Kelly won't ride past your window despite the freeze on your disbelief

C#m7            Amaj7      B6           C7
Don't bring 'em up if you can't put 'em down,
C#m7         Amaj7            B6                C7            C#m7 
Thin Captain Crackers bowling naked through the centre of the town,
    Amaj7     B6       C7        B7?                  A7                      
The sun won't bake his blue skin brown, he's been too long underground.

B B/A B/Ab B/A B B/A B/Ab B/A

   B            B/A           B/Ab        B/A            B             B/A            B/Ab    B/A
"I see," said a blind builder to his deaf daughter as he picked up his hammer and saw,
B    B/A      B/Ab          B/A             B            B/A            B/Ab    B/A
  "if blood is thicker than water why'd you dress in the dress that you wore?"

    C#m7      Amaj7      B6        C7
The blind are drawn by a blank curiosity
C#m7            Amaj7     B6            C7
Don't bring 'em up if you can't put 'em down
C#m7     Amaj7         B6      C7
Drawn on mirrors where windows used to be
C#m7            Amaj7     B6            C7
Don't bring 'em up if you can't put 'em down


     B7                   A7                           E
Some people might say "My desire's not the captain of me!"
        B7                       A7                   Ab7 
And Red Barry might fly from his pedestal at night to spook the university...


C#m7            Amaj7     B6            C7
Don't bring 'em up if you can't put 'em down,
C#m7         Amaj7            B6                C7            C#m7 
Thin Captain Crackers bowling naked through the centre of the town,
    Amaj7     B6       C7        B7?                   A7                 E (E E E E E E E E E E E E!!!!! Awesome.)
The sun won't bake his blue skin brown, he's been too long underground.


  E                                             F#m7
O tailor my bones what need new clothes but the lower half loves what the upper half loathes
       Abm7                                       Am6
I could get around like an intellectual, I suppose, wearing the highs with the lows,


        E                                   F#m7
But I'd sooner sing these doleful drones by barcoo dog and lagerphones,
      Abm7                                     Am6
But my hand don?t write when a feather it holds, it hangs like a wren with its neck wrung,


   E                                                 F#m7
As did the bells in my quasi commode where I have to shift my head to see where my pillow go'd,


Abm7
       Some mornings I wake up by the side of the road,
Am6
      Bringing it up for the gutter,
Am6
      After putting it down for the crowd 

B5 A5 Ab5 A5

B5    A5           Ab5           A5         B5 A5 Ab5 A5
    I said I would arrive in the capital
B5         A5          Ab5             A5             B5           A5        Ab5           A5
     After chuckin' outside the St. Augustines purple parish hall (...if you can't put 'em down)
        E
And you know I can't.

If you're not into the jazz chords thing, go ahead and play straight majors for the 6 and 7 chords or minors
 for the m7 and m6 chords. It's just the sevenths make it sound better, and truer to the song.

As far as chord voicings go, I use primary barre chords for the parts that aren't B B/A B/Ab B/A, i.e.

C#m7 Amaj7 B6 C7 B7 A7 E F#m7 Abm7 Am6 B5 A5 Ab5
E|-x----x-----x--x--x--x--0-x----x----x-----------|
B|-9----5-----7--8--7--5--0-2----4----5-----------|
G|-9----6-----8--9--8--6--1-2----4----5-----------|
D|-9----6-----6--8--7--5--2-2----4----4---9--7--6-|
A|-x----x-----x--x--x--x--2-x----x----x---9--7--6-|
E|-9----5-----7--8--7--5--0-2----4----5---7--5--4-|

And finally, the only chord I'm not sure about is the B7 with the question mark.



Thin Captain Crackers - Augie March

Transcribed by Chris Hayden.
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Intro & Verse riff (Banjo tabbed for guitar)

"Here on the hill.."
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0---
B|---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-
G|-4-------2-------1-------2-------
D|---------------------------------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

[Last Time]
"The dead are walking"
e|-----0-------0-------0-------2---
B|---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----
G|-4-------2-------1-------2-------
D|---------------------------------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------


"The Brows are arched.."
e|-----0-------0-------2-------0---
B|---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-
G|-1-------2-------1-------0-------
D|---------------------------------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

"Where all your dreams are borrowed and your senses are"
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0---
B|---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2-
G|-4-------4-------2-------2-------
D|---------------------------------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

"thieves"
e|-----0-------------------0------0
B|---0---0-2---0---------0---0--0--
G|-1-------2---1---2---1-----------
D|-----------------2---2-----------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

"And Ned Kelly.."
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0--- }
B|---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2- }
G|-4-------4-------2-------2------- }
D|--------------------------------- }
A|--------------------------------- }
E|--------------------------------- }
				    }
Guitar 2			    }
e|-14------14------12------12------ }
B|---16--16--16--16--14--14--14--14 }
G|-----16------16------14------14-- }
D|--------------------------------- }
A|--------------------------------- }
E|--------------------------------- }

"Freeze on your disbelief"
e|-----2-------2-0----------------- }
B|---1---1---1--------------------- }
G|-1-------1----------------------- }
D|--------------------------------- }
A|--------------------------------- }
E|--------------------------------- }
				    }
Guitar 2			    }
e|--------------------------------- }
B|-13------13---------------------- }
G|---13--13------------------------ }
D|-----13-------------------------- }
A|--------------------------------- }
E|--------------------------------- }

"Don't bring 'em up.."
e|-----0-------0-------2-------0---
B|---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-
G|-1-------2-------1-------0-------
D|---------------------------------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

"He's been too long underground"
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0---
B|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-
G|-3-------3-------2-------2-------
D|---------------------------------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

Second verse, same as the first.

Then strum

Esus4

E		F#m		G#(ish)		A
"O tailor my bones.."

E		F#m		A		Am
"But I'd sooner sing.."

E		F#m		G#(ish)		A
"As did the bells.."

Am
"After putting it down for the crowd"



Bsus4		Asus4		G#m(ish)	Asus4

End on Esus4.


NB:
G#(ish) could be called a G#b3#5, but let's say it's like a G#.

I think it sounds about right anyway.

G#(ish)		   Bsus4	   Asus4
e|-0-		-0-	-0-	-0-	-0-
B|-0-		-0-	-0-	-0-	-0-
G|-x-		-4- or  -x-	-2- or	-x-
D|-6-		-4-	-9-	-2-	-7-
A|-6-		-2-	-9-	-0-	-7-		
E|-4-		-x-	-7-	-x-	-5-