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Hands Off The Bayou

Author/Artist: Pavement
Title: Hands Off The Bayou
Album: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins
Tuning: CGDGBE


Intro (0:00):

     Riff 1:
  E|-------------------------------------------|
  B|-------------------------------------------|
  G|--5---5---5-5--4--0--4---4--4--2--2--0--0--|
  D|--5---5---5-5--4--0--0---0--0--x--x--0--0--|
  G|--5---5---5-5--4--0--0---0--0--2--2--0--0--|
  C|-------------------------------2--2--0--0--|
     [Play twice]



1st Verse (0:09):

  [Riff 1 x3]
  Run, run to the east confession trash
  We don't need your thrills or your cold hard cash
  Legislature's got plans to keep you up



     Riff 2:
  E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  D|--------------------------------------------------------------------2-4b5r4--4b5r4--|
  G|---------------2---0---0-0-2-3b4r3--3b4r3---------------2---0---0-0-2-4b5r4--4b5r4--|
  C|--0---0---0-/4-----------------------------0---0---0-/4-----------------------------|
     There



  [Riff 1 x3]
  Swamps, fiddles that whine about the Mayor
  Our caves are divine, they've got conditioned air
  Fan-tail backwashing factory your roads will stay up
  [Riff 2]
  Here



Chorus (0:53, 2:05):

E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--2----------------------5------------------|
D|--2----------------------5------------------|
G|--2----------------------5------------------|
C|-------------------------0------------------|
    Hands       off of the bayou!



>> After the 1st chorus (1:07), play Riff 2 twice, simile
>> After the 2nd chorus (2:18), repeat the first half of 
   Riff 2 five and a half times. Listen to the CD for the 
   proper place to cut off afterwards.



2nd Verse (1:25)

  [Riff 1 x7]
  Heels stay in your state, it's a new south trap
  What, what is the bait you silly awkward cat
  War, college exams, you know I learned a lot
  About the fiction you toss and the bar is found and
  Lost, the doubt is finally
  Lost, your chivalry is
  Lost, your chivalry in
  [Riff 2]
  Shame