Mountain Goats - Cotton Chords

 
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
3
4
         
         
         
         
3
1
X
X
X
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4

7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X

B

variations
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

AmX 0 2 2 1 0 Gm3 5 5 3 3 3

Intro

CBDmFC (Play the C and Bb chords for 8 beats each, and the Dm and F chords for just 4 beats each) C This song is for the rats B Who hurled themselves into the ocean When they Dmsaw that the explosives in the cFargo hold Were jCust about to blow C This song is for the soil B That's toxic clear down to the bedrock Where nDmo thing of consequence canF grow Drop your Cseeds there, let them go C Am F Am --> play for 4 beats each Let them all go Let them all Cgo Am F Am C C This song is for the people B Who tell their families that they're sorry For thDmings they can't and wFon't feel sorry foCr C And once there was a desk And Bnow it's in a storage locker somewhere And this sDmong is for the stick pins and the cFottons I lCeft in the top drawer Let 'em all gCo Am F Am Let 'em all gCo Am F Am

Interlude

C Gm F C --> Play each chord for 4 beats. Play 4 times C I wanna sing one for the cars That are Bright now headed silent down the highway And it's Dmdark and there is nobody drFiving And soCmething has got to give C I saw you waiting by the roadside B You didn't know that I was watching Dm Now you knowF C Let it all go Let 'em all gCo Am F Am Let it all goC Am F Am

Outro

C Gm F C --> Play each chord for 4 beats. Play 4 times. Strum the Am chord a few times and at the final strums release the index finger from the B string and strum. Alternate between this and the normal Am 2 or 3 times. Listen to the song to get the hang of it