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American Wife - Rilo Kiley
Tabbed by Alicia Farahmand (alicialuewho@gmail.com)

Standard Tuning

Intro:
      A                D
e|---------------------------2------
B|---2-2---2-2----2-2------3---3----
G|---2-2---2-2----2-2----2-------2--
D|---2-2---2-2----2-2--0------------
A|-0------2-----4-------------------
E|----------------------------------
   Do     do    do do doooooooooo...

Verses 1-3:
        A                                      D
e|---------------------------------------------------2------
B|--------2-2----------2-2-------2-2---------------3---3----
G|--------2-2----------2-2-------2-2-------------2-------2--
D|--------2-2----------2-2-------2-2-----------0------------
A|------0------------2---------4----------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------
V1      Losing your  brain  is that what he    said?
V2  But I only       play  the fool very       often
V3  The wind used to come and  nearly blow you over

      A                                       Bm
e|------------------------------------------------------2--
B|-------2-2-------------2-2-------2-2----------------3----
G|-------2-2-------------2-2-------2-2--------------4------
D|-------2-2-------------2-2----------------------4--------
A|-----0---------------2---------4--------------2----------
E|--------------------------------------------2------------
   The flag will still wave even after you're dead
       I only          bet my    heart like a spade
   The wind doesn't    move down these parts  anymore

e|------2--5------1--7--5--1----0--4--0--5--
B|------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------
   I'll be your   A-mer-i-can   wife
        I  like the gam-bel-in' life
    And so goes the bar-ter-ing life

         F#m                                      D            A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------2-2------------2-2-----------------------3-3----------2-2---
G|---------2-2------------2-2-----------------------2-2----------2-2---
D|------------------------------------------------0--------------------
A|-------4--------------4--------------------------------------0-------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------
Like the eagle perched atop the globe we'll climb up above the smog and
     You never know what you're gonna get bet your shoes, keys and glasses
         Blood for food then they strap you down you scream, Miami was pretty

          D                A                D         A
e|-----------------------------------------------------------
B|----------3-3--------------2-2--------------3-3-------2-2--
G|----------2-2--------------2-2--------------2-2-------2-2--
D|--------0---------------------------------0----------------
A|-------------------------0--------------------------0------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------
          Live in blissful ignorance with a dog and a TV set
You'll be barefoot,        free from debt   blinded and wandering
        Before we were     bitter
          D                A                 D             A            E
e|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------|----0---
B|----------3-3--------------2-2-----------|---3-3------------2-2--|----0---
G|----------2-2--------------2-2-----------|---2-2------------2-2--|----1---
D|--------0--------------------------------|-0---------------------|----2---
A|-------------------------0---------------|----------------0------|----2---
E|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------|----0---
Well eat flesh 'til we're fatter than our     [^2nd time only!^]    friends
    Maybe then you'll be   happier          then you'll be happier    then
before we let our sadness litter the           [^2nd time only!^]    streets

Interlude: [play all that crap one more time without the singing then...]

Verses 4 & 5: [more of the same! yet slightly different]
      A                                       D
e|--------------------------------------------------2------
B|-------2-2----------2-2-------2-2---------------3---3----
G|-------2-2----------2-2-------2-2-------------2-------2--
D|-------2-2----------2-2-------2-2-----------0------------
A|-----0------------2---------4----------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------
   You offered your father    could be he     mine

      A                                       Bm
e|---------------------------------------------------------2--
B|-------2-2-------------2-2------------2-2--------------3----
G|-------2-2-------------2-2------------2-2------------4------
D|-------2-2-------------2-2-------------------------4--------
A|-----0---------------2--------------4------------2----------
E|-----------------------------------------------2------------
    We looked at your family tree and politely declined

e|-----------2--5--1--7--5------1--------0----4--0----5---
B|--------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------
   You have eleven    siblings  who have ten broken limbs

         F#m               D              A
e|------------------------------------------------
B|-------2-------2-----------3-3------------2-2---
G|-------2-------2-----------2-2------------2-2---
D|-------------------------0----------------------
A|---------4-4-----4-4--------------------0-------
E|------------------------------------------------
         Nine divorces and Eight broken   hearts and
                           Seven          grand kids and
                           Six bypass     surgeries
                           Five college   degrees
                           Four are sick, three are well
                           Two are dead,  ones in jail
                           No one here    moves away

    D           A       E
e|----------------------0---
B|----3-3---------2-2---0---
G|----2-2---------2-2---1---
D|--0-------------------2---
A|--------------0-------2---
E|----------------------0---
    No one here moves  away

        A                              D
e|-------------------------------------------2------
B|--------2-2-------2-2------2-2-----------3---3----
G|--------2-2-------2-2------2-2---------2-------2--
D|--------2-2-------2-2------2-2-------0------------
A|------0---------2--------4------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------
   Come on to the grave is that what I said?

       A                                   Bm
e|--------------------------------------------------2--
B|-------2-2-----2-2------------2-2---------------3----
G|-------2-2-----2-2------------2-2-------------4------
D|-------2-2-----2-2--------------------------4--------
A|-----0-------2--------------4-------------2----------
E|----------------------------------------2------------
    my memory  fades when Im drinking in bed

e|------2-5----1---7---5--1---0--4--0--5---
B|-----------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------
        I miss the so-ber-in' life

         F#m                                        D         A
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------2-2---------------------2-2-----------------3-3------2-2---
G|---------2-2---------------------2-2-----------------2-2------2-2---
D|---------------------------------------------------0----------------
A|-------4-----------------------4----------------------------0-------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------
     The comforter will not come on to me til I'm a fearless faithless

          D          A           D        A                               E
e|-----------------------------|---------------------------|-----|-----|--0--|
B|----------3-3--------2-2-----|---3-3------2-2------------|-----|-----|--0--|
G|----------2-2--------2-2-----|---2-2------2-2------------|-----|-----|--1--|
D|--------0--------------------|-0-------------------------|--%--|--%--|--2--|
A|-------------------0---------|----------0----------------|-----|-----|--2--|
E|-----------------------------|---------------------------|-----|-----|--0--|
          Nothing at all cause   No one escapes their life   
                                 No one escapes the life
                                 No one escapes their life              No one

      D                         Dm     
e|------2-2-------2-2-------------1-1---------1-1--
B|------3-3-------3-3-------------3-3---------3-3--
G|------2-2-------2-2-------------2-2---------2-2--
D|----0-------------------------0------------------
A|--------------0---------------------------0------
E|-------------------------------------------------
   It may sound depressing It's just a life lesson

e|-------------------0--------------------------------------------5
B|---------2-2---------2----------2------0---------3--------5-----5
G|---------2-2-----------2------2------1---------2--------4-------6
D|---------2-2-------2--------4------2---------0--------2---------7
A|-------0--------------------------------------------------------7
E|----------------------------------------------------------------5
   In the barterin', gamblin' life        I'll be your American  wife.

End.


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