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Submitted by: Handsome

Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet
Relient K
Written by Matt Thiessen
2004 Gotee Records

This is my absolute favourite song on the new cd... I can't believe no one 
posted it yet. I think this is right... almost 100%

I usually play this half step down, just because almost every other song
is played like that, so please excuse any minor errors

Verse 1
Guitar 1
e-------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------- (PS: those 16's and 8's
D-13--16x--14--16x--11--16x--11--8x--11--8x- are referring to the number
A-11-------11-------11-------9-------10----- of times you play the chord)
E------------------------------------------- 
  G#m      E        C#m      F#      G+b5*
   play that all twice

Guitar 2 (comes in after 1x Guitar 1)
(palm muted)
e--------------------
B--------------------
G--------------4-----
D-6-----2------4-16x-
A-6-16x-2-16x--2-----    then just let Guitar 1 do that other part
E-4-----0------------    (or play it too)
  G#m   E      C#m
Pre-Chorus
e-------------     
B-------------     
G-------4-----     G-12-
D-2-----4-x16- x2  D-x--
A-2-x16-2-----     A-10- x8 fast
E-0-----------     
  E     B            G
Chorus
e--------------------------------
B---------------[--pm--]---------
G------------44-66666666------44-
D-222-22-666-44-66666666-6666-44- x2
A-222-22-666-22-44444444-6666-22-
E-000-00-444-------------4444----
  E      G#m B  C#m      G#m  B

End of Chorus
e------------------
B------------------
G------------------
D-2222222222222222- then same chords as verse palm muted
A-2222222222222222-
E-0000000000000000-
  E (palm muted)

The banjo then plays something like this if you want to 
play along:
e-------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------
G--4--4--4-4--4--4-4---4--4-4--4--4-4--4--4-4--4--4-----------------
D---6--6----6--6-----6--6----6--6----6--6----6--6-----------------
A-6--6--6----6--6--7--7--7----7--7--4-4--4----4--4------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------
B---------------------
G-6--6--6-6----6---6--
D--7--7-----7---7-----
A-9-9--9--10-10--10---
E---------------------

Verse 2
Chords from Verse 1 once through then gets quiet and a guitar does
something like this:
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B----11--9--11-9--12-9---12-9-12-9--12-9------12--9---12--9--12-9---
G-8-8---8--8--8--8-----9---9-9--9--9--------------------------------
D----------------------------------------11-11--11--11--11-11-------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------

e--------------
B--------------
G--------------
D--------------
A-11-x8--11-x8-
E-9------10----

Chorus without the ending then this:

Bridge (I love this part)
e------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-11-11-11-888-11-11-11-888-11-8--11-11-11--8--8--8---11-11-11--8--8--8---11-8-
D-9--9--9--999-9--9--9--999-9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9-
A-7--7--7--777-7--7--7--777-7--7--11-11-11--11-11-11--11-11-11--11-11-11--11-11
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  E (E2 and Emaj7 on and off)     G#m (G#2 and G#m on and off)

e-----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------
D-666-9-2222-22-6666-66--2222-22-6666-66-- x2
A-666-9-2222-22-6666-66--2222-22-6666-66--
E-444-7-0000-00-4444-44--0000-00-4444-44--

e--------
B--------
G--------
D-2~--6~-
A-2~--6~-
E-0~--4~-

Chorus

end on an E then play the interlude:

Interlude:
F#m E B
F#m E B
F#m E B
F#m E B

B B7 E B
B B7 E B
B B7 E B

Well that's it. I think I did pretty well... I'm sorry if it's hard to read or
wrong in places, but I think the music's pretty much correct.
This is a great song and a great album. I would highly recommend it, even
if you aren't an RK fan like me. It's great.

Well, Good Luck!
Ken (aka Handsome)
ha_thats_mildly_amusing@hotmail.com

Comments about this tab

Handsome - 2004-12-09

Hey this is Ken. I realized that I had put a star after G+b5 because I was going to explain it, but forgot. G+b5 (I'm not sure if that's the correct way to write it) just means a Gmajor chord with a flatted fifth (the fingering's right above it), but I just wanted to clarify... hope the song's alright.
Enjoy,
Ken


black_guitarist - 2004-12-16

This is a great tab. This is how I would have written it. Good job!


Georgenewton - 2004-12-30

Great tab. very well written


zeta - 2005-08-17

Nice job. The banjo part is actually like this though (I already dropped it half a step, because that's how it's played on the CD):

eb]----------------'----------------'-----------------'----------------]
Bb]-1--1--1-1--1--1'-1--1--1-1--1--1'--1--1--1-1--1--1'-3--3--3-3--3--3]
Gb]--2--2----2--2--'--2--2----2--2--'---2--2----2--2--'--4--4----4--4--]
Db]2--2--2-2--2--2-'3--3--3-3--3--3-'-0--0--0-0--0--0-'5--5--5-6--6--6-]
Ab]----------------'----------------'-----------------'----------------]
Eb]----------------'----------------'-----------------'----------------]


iflysioux - 2005-10-10

Does anybody know the Banjo part, with a banjo? I've got one and tried the notes myself but I'm not good enough to hear them.


Iam am Jeremy - 2005-10-30

hey guys
the way you wrote the G major flat 5 got me a bit confused because + is a short way of writing augmented. So i was thinking G augmented flat 5... i've never used that chord before.
anyway thanks for explaining it


jamforchrist123 - 2005-10-31

Even though this is a good tab, this song IS in Db. Its also a little esier playing it that way.


sportsboi - 2006-01-24

its not in db its in eb and the verse is actually
eb------------- just play the right amount of reps on each chord, its easy to
bb------------- hear...the tabs is actually quite good for right tone but its
gb-9-10-10-5-6- all a step down so it throws everything off.
db-7-7--0--7-9-
ab-------------
eb-------------


sportsboi - 2006-04-08

this tab is brutle...this is so ur biggest problem though is that u didn't take into account that it is in eb


Oh!Gravity - 2007-09-08

Actually, if you play this with the CD, if it's in Eb, you have to play everything a half-step up, so if you read it from this tab, standard would be correct.


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