Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking Chords

Main Riff
Main Riff
 
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

G A B

EmBourbon Blues, on the sGtreet, lEmoose and comGplete Under sEmkies of Gsmokey blue -gEmreen G I cAant forsake a dixie dead shake So we dEmanced the sGidewalk clEmean G My Bmemory is muddy, what?s this Ariver that I?m in? Hey BNew Orleans is sinkin, man And AI dont want to swim Back to Em/G shuffle for second verse Play an ?A? for the yelp (AHHHHHH-HAAA) From ?Pale as a lightbulb...to I swear to GOD she said? do the Em/G shuffle then repeat the ?A? for the AHHHHHH-HAAA yelp then Em/G/Em/G, then My mBemory is muddy, what?s this Ariver that I?m in? Hey NBew Orleans is sinkin, man And AI dont want to swim Back to Em/G to close I'm not really sure if this is correct, but this is how I play it: The main riff looks like:
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--------2-----------0--0h2--|
A|-----------2-----2----------|
E|--0--0--------3-------------|
I think the bass plays something similiar to this as well. The other catchy little riff looks something like:
E|----------0-----------------------------------0--------------------------|
B|--3p0--0-----3p0----------------------3p0--0-----3p0---------------------|
G|------------------4p0--3p0--2p0-----------------------4p0--3p0--2p0------|
D|---------------------------------2p0---------------------------------2---|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3p0--0-----3p0---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------4p0--3p0--2p0--4p0--3p0--2p0--2s4--4--4--4--4----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
This riff changes alot in the song and I only tabbed one of these variations. Note also that this riff is played much more quickly than the main riff. The best way to figure out how it is to be played is to listen to the disk. I play the main riff a few times and then throw in the other one every now and then. Sorry I don't know the solo. I didn't have time to write out the lyrics. Corrections and comments are welcome. Good Luck!