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/ Bright Eyes / Letting Off the Happiness (1998) / Padraic My Prince guitar tab

Played in standard tuning

Intro:

E------0------------------------------|
B------0-----0---0--0-----------------|
G------5-------5---5--5---------------|
D------7---7--------------------------|
A------0------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

-------0------------------------------|
-------0----0---0--0------------------|
-------4----4---4--4------------------|
-------5--5---5---5--5----------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|

-------0------------------------------|
-------0----0---0---0-----------------|
-------2----2---2---2-----------------|
-------3--3---3---3---3---------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|


--------------------------------------|
-------0----0---0---0-----------------|
-------1----1---1---1-----------------|
-------2--2---2---2---2---------------|
-------2------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|

Verse: The verse has the same exact chords as the intro, except with a different ending chord:

E------0------------------------------|
B------0-----0---0--0-----------------|
G------5-------5---5--5---------------|
D------7---7--------------------------|
A------0------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|
      I had a brother once,


E-------0-------------------------------|
B-------0----0---0--0-------------------|
G-------4----4---4--4-------------------|
D-------5--5---5---5--5-----------------|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|
     He drowned, in a bathtub


E-------0------------------------------|
B-------0----0---0---0-----------------|
G-------2----2---2---2-----------------|
D-------3--3---3---3---3---------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|
    Before he'd ever learned,

E--------------------------------------|
B-------0----0---0---0-----------------|
G-------1----1---1---1-----------------|
D-------0--0---0---0---0---------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|
         How......


Repeat that last tab for the whole of the first verse and in the second verse as well,
that's the basis of the song.

Here's the chorus chords, just try to study the strumming patterns from the song and
you'll get it:


E----0---------------------------------|
B----1---------------------------------|
G----2---------------------------------|
D----2---------------------------------|
A----0---------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|
    So tonight to celebrate, I will...

E----0-----------------------------------|
B----0-----------------------------------|
G----2-----------------------------------|
D----3-----------------------------------|
A----3-----------------------------------|
E----1-----------------------------------|
    .........

E----0----------------------------------|
B----0----------------------------------|
G----0----------------------------------|
D----0----------------------------------|
A----2----------------------------------|
E----3----------------------------------|
   I will poison myself

E----0---------------------------------|
B----1---------------------------------|
G----2---------------------------------|
D----2---------------------------------|
A----0---------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|
Another coughing, shaking fit in a bath

E--------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|
G----2---------------------------------|
D----3---------------------------------|
A----3---------------------------------|
E----1---------------------------------|
   ..room

E----0----------------------------------|
B----0----------------------------------|
G----0----------------------------------|
D----0----------------------------------|
A----2----------------------------------|
E----3----------------------------------|
 That is spinning...


E----0-----------------------------------|
B----1-----------------------------------|
G----0-----------------------------------|
D----2-----------------------------------|
A----3-----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|
   And I close the

E----0----------------------------------|
B----0----------------------------------|
G----0----------------------------------|
D----0----------------------------------|
A----2----------------------------------|
E----3----------------------------------|
   door, is there some

E-----0----------------------------------|
B-----1----------------------------------|
G-----2----------------------------------|
D-----2----------------------------------|
A-----0----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|
   better place I could be

E----------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|
G-----2----------------------------------|
D-----3----------------------------------|
A-----3----------------------------------|
E-----1----------------------------------|
   heading t'wards

E----0-----------------------------------|
B----1-----------------------------------|
G----0-----------------------------------|
D----2-----------------------------------|
A----3-----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|
   Sickness in

E----0----------------------------------|
B----0----------------------------------|
G----0----------------------------------|
D----0----------------------------------|
A----2----------------------------------|
E----3----------------------------------|
   sleep, turning me

E-----0----------------------------------|
B-----1----------------------------------|
G-----2----------------------------------|
D-----2----------------------------------|
A-----0----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|
   cold...


(Repeat chords for second chorus)

Ending chords:


E-----0-----------------------------------|
B-----1-----------------------------------|
G-----2-----------------------------------| x4
D-----2-----------------------------------|
A-----0-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|


E-----0---------------------------------|
B-----0---------------------------------|
G-----1---------------------------------| x2
D-----2---------------------------------|
A-----2---------------------------------|
E-----0---------------------------------|


E-----0---------------------------------|
B-----1---------------------------------|
G-----2---------------------------------|x4
D-----2---------------------------------|
A-----0---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|


E-----0---------------------------------|
B-----0---------------------------------|
G-----1---------------------------------|x3
D-----2---------------------------------|
A-----2---------------------------------|
E-----0---------------------------------|

E-----0----------------------------------|
B-----1----------------------------------|
G-----2----------------------------------|x4
D-----2----------------------------------|
A-----0----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|

E-----0---------------------------------|
B-----0---------------------------------|
G-----1---------------------------------|x2
D-----2---------------------------------|
A-----2---------------------------------|
E-----0---------------------------------|

E-----0-----------------------------------|
B-----1-----------------------------------|
G-----2-----------------------------------| x4
D-----2-----------------------------------|
A-----0-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

E-----0---------------------------------|
B-----0---------------------------------|
G-----1---------------------------------| x7
D-----2---------------------------------|
A-----2---------------------------------|
E-----0---------------------------------|


Bright Eyes albums
2005 I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
2005 Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
2002 Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
2000 A Collection of Songs: Recorded 1995-1997
2000 Fevers & Mirrors
1998 Letting Off the Happiness
Letting Off the Happiness tabs
01If Winter Ends tabbass tab
02Padraic My Prince tabbass tab
03Contrast and Compare tabbass tab
04The City Has Sex tabbass tab
05The Difference in the Shades tabbass tab
06Touch tabbass tab
07June on the West Coast tabbass tab
08Pull My Hair tabbass tab
09A Poetic Retelling of an Unfortunate Seduction tabbass tab
10Tereza and Thomas tabbass tab

 

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