Song: Cath Acoustic

Band: Death Cab For Cutie
Composed By: Ben Gibbard

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Artist: Death Cab For Cutie/Ben Gibbard
 Album: Live At BBC6
  Song: Cath... (Acoustic)

Tabbed By: Jeremy Latimer (jeremydavidlatimer [at] gmail [dot] com)



    

Tuning: Standard, Capo 2

This was tabbed using the BBC6 Live Acoustic recording of Ben Gibbard. It captures
the majority of his embellishments, but not all. This is extremely close, and more
than likely a better source for the Narrow Stairs version than most of the other
tabs out there.




    

Chords used:

  C  G Gadd9 Gmaj7  D/G  Em7  A7sus4  C#d  C/B

E-0--3---3-----0-----2----0-----0------0----0---|
B-1--0---0-----3-----3----5-----3------2----1---|
G-0--0---2-----0-----2----0-----0------0----0---|
D-2--0---0-----4-----0----0-----0------2----0---|
A-3--2---2-----x-----0----7-----4------4----2---|
E-x--3---3-----3-----3----7-----5------x----x---|

Intro:          C            G  Gadd9
E|------------|-0----------|-33-3--3333--3-3333-|
B|0-0--0--0--0|-1----------|-00-0--0000--0-0000-|
G|2/4--4--4--0|-0----------|-00-2--2222--2-2222-|
D|------------|-2-0h2-4/5--|-00-0--0000--0-0000-|
A|------------|-3----------|-22-2--2222--2-2222-|
E|------------|-----------3|-33-3--3333--3-3333-|

                    C            G  Gmaj7
E|----------------|-0----------|-33-3--0000--0-0000-|
B|0-0--0--0-0-----|-1----------|-00-3--3333--3-3333-|
G|2/4--4--4h5-4-0-|-0----------|-00-0--0000--0-0000-|
D|----------------|-2-0h2-4/5--|-00-4--4444--4-4444-|
A|----------------|-3----------|-22-x--xxxx--x-xxxx-|
E|----------------|-----------3|-33-3--3333--3-3333-|

                C            G  D/G
E|------------|-0----------|-33-2--2222--2-2222-|
B|0-0--0--0--0|-1----------|-00-3--3333--3-3333-|
G|2/4--4--4--0|-0----------|-00-2--2222--2-2222-|
D|------------|-2-0h2-4/5--|-00-0--0000--0-0000-|
A|------------|-3----------|-22-0--0000--0-0000-|
E|------------|-----------3|-33-3--3333--3-3333-|

  Em7      A7sus4 C#d
E-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-|
B-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-|
G-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-|
D-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-|
A-7-7-7-7-|-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-44-|
E-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-x-|----------------|

Main Riff (C* G):
  C*           G           C           G (add9) G
E-0-0-00-00-|-3--33-3--33|-0-0-00-00-|-3--33-3--33|
B-1-1-11-11-|-0--00-0--00|-1-1-11-11-|-0--00-0--00|
G-0-0-00-00-|-0--00-0--00|-0-0-00-00-|-0--02-0--00|
D-0/2-22-44-|-0--00-0--00|-0/2-22-44-|-0--00-0--00|
A-3-3-33-33-|-2--22-2--22|-3-3-33-33-|-2--22-2--22|
E-----------|-3--33-3--33|-----------|-3--33-3--33|



Intro
C* G x4

C*   G    C*     G
Cath, she stands
C*            G               C* G
  With a well-intentioned man
        C*   G  C*  G
But she can’t relax
          C*          G              C*   G
With his hands on the small of her back

           C*         G     C* G
And as the flashbulbs burst
    C*      G     C* G
She holds a smile
     C*            G    C* G
Like someone would hold
  C*            G C* G
A crying child

Em7              A7sus4  C#d         C*          G C* G

   And soon everybody will ask what became of you
Em7                    A7s4 C#d                  C*           G C* G

   When your heart was dying fast and you didn’t know what to do

C* G x4

C*   G   C*    G
Cath, it seems
         C*              G            C* G
That you live in someone else’s dream
     C*      G                C* G
In a hand-me-down wedding dress
         C*                   G           C*      G
With the things that could’ve been, all repressed

        C*             G C* G
But you said your vows
        C*              G C* G
And you closed the door
      C*       G C* G
On so many men
             C*             G C* G
Who would’ve loved you more

Em7              A7sus4  C#d         C*          G C* G

   And soon everybody will ask what became of you
Em7                    A7s4 C#d                  C*           G Gmaj7 C* G

   When your heart was dying fast and you didn’t know what to do

Em7             A7sus4        C#d              C            C/B A7sus4
   The whispers that it won’t last roll up and down the pews
Em7                         A7sus4     C#d
   But if their hearts were dying that fast they’d have done
    C*          G Gmaj7 C* G

The same as you
                      C*      G   D/G C* G
And I’d have done the same as you

Em7 A7sus4 C#d




Note: In some videos on youtube of Ben playing this live he plays

  C*     G(add9)                  C*          G(add9)
E-xxxxxx-3-3333--               E-0-0-00-00-|-3--33-3--33-|
B-000000-0-0000--   instead of  B-1-1-11-11-|-0--00-0--00-|
G-000000-0-2200--               G-0-0-00-00-|-0--22-0--00-|
D-999999-0-0000--               D-0/2-22-44-|-0--00-0--00-|
A-777777-2-2222--               A-3-3-33-33-|-2--22-2--22-|
E-888888-3-3333--               E-----------|-3--33-3--33-|

during the verse, but it doesn’t sound like he’s doing that in this version.

View Just Lyrics...

Cath
She stands with a well-intentioned man
But she can't relax with his hands on the small of her back
As the flashbulbs burst she holds a smile
Like someone would hold a crying child

Soon everybody will ask what became of you
Your heart was dying fast and you didn't know what to do

Cath
It seems that you live in someone else's dream
In a hand-me-down wedding dress
With the things that could have been are repressed
But you said your vows and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more

Soon everybody will ask what became of you
Your heart was dying fast and you didn't know what to do

The whispers that it won't last roll up and down the pews
And if our hearts were dying that fast
They would have done the same as you
I'd have done the same as you

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  • Acoustic Tribute To Death Cab For Cutie

    Label: CC / CC Recording / CC/Copycats / Copycats Song Duration on Album: 3:42

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