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Happy Bivouac(Tabs)

Pillows

Key: G
Song: Happy Bivouac 
Album: Happy Bivouac 
Artist: The Pillows 

Very catchy chord progressions which include a few half-step ups  
and downs and a major minor chord (I don't know how to explain this  
but you'll see). It sounds like they have 3 guitars (with 2 leads).  
To be sure, just listen to the song and you'll get the whole tab. 


Intro Riff 1: 
Guitar 1(lead) 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|------------------------------7--7----| 
g|--------------7-6-7-9~~~6~~---9b-9b---| 
d|--------7-6-7-9-7-9-11~~7~~-----------| 
a|--------9-8-9-------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 (another lead using octave chords) 
e|----------------------------------------| 
b|-----------------12-10-12-14-10--7--7---| 
g|--------11-10-11-----------------9b-9b--| 
d|-----------------9--7--9--11-7----------| 
a|--------9--8--9-------------------------| 
e|----------------------------------------| 
Guitar 3 (Rhythm...you can do normal chords D-Db-D-A-Bb-A-G-Bm-A--Bm-F#m) 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------------| 
g|--------------------------------------| 
d|--------7-6-7-----------------4-------| 
a|--------5-4-5-7-8-7-5-7-9-77--2--4----| 
e|--------------5-6-5-3-5-7-55-----2----| 

Intro Riff 2: 
Guitar 1 
e|--------------------------------------------| 
b|------------------------------------10--8---| 
g|----------------9--9--------7-9p7-----------| 
d|---/9-9-9p7-----11-11----/9-------9-7---5---| 
a|------------10------------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 
e|--------------------------------------------| 
b|---8-----------10-10-----12---------10--8---| 
g|--------------------------------------------| 
d|---5-----------7--7------9----------7---5---| 
a|--------------------------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------------| 
Guitar 3 (this tab's gonna be long so to cut it short use these bar chords) 
(G--A----G--A-G-)  
Make sure you listen so that you could follow these chords. 

Repeat both riffs then... 

verse 1 Riff 1:(simply its like intro riff 1 with a few changes) 
Guitar 1 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------------| 
g|--------------6-7-6-4-5-6~~--/11--9---| 
d|--------7-6-7-7-8-7-5-6-7~~--/12--11--| 
a|--------9-8-9-------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 is absent for now 
Guitar 3 (Rhythm...you can do normal chords D-Db-D-A-Bb-A-G-Bm-A--Bm-F#m) 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------------| 
g|--------------------------------------| 
d|--------7-6-7-----------------4-------| 
a|--------5-4-5-7-8-7-5-7-9-77--2--4----| 
e|--------------5-6-5-3-5-7-55-----2----| 

verse 1 Riff 2: 
Guitar 1 
e|----------------------------------------------------| 
b|----------------------------------------------------| 
g|---7--9p7----9--11-9---------11-12p11-----9--11-9---| 
d|---9------9--11-11-11----/12----------12--11-11-11--| 
a|----------------------------------------------------| 
e|----------------------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 (it has this special reverb effect of some sort I don't know) 
e|---3----------5---------------------------------| 
b|---3----------5---------------------------------| 
g|---4----------6---------------------------------| 
d|---5----------7---------------------------------| 
a|---5----------7---------------------------------| 
e|------------------------------------------------| 
     G          A        ------rest-------- 
Guitar 3 
(G--A----G--A-G-) Once again, listen to the song to get the  
proper progressions. 

Repeat verse 1 Riff 1 then instead of riff 2.. 

verse 1 Riff 3 
Guitar 1 
e|--------------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------------------| 
g|---7--9p7----9--11-11p9-----7-6-7-6-7-6-7-8-| 
d|---9------9--11-11-11-11----7-6-7-6-7-6-7-8-| 
a|--------------------------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 (with effects) 
e|---3----------5---------------------------------| 
b|---3----------5---------------------------------| 
g|---4----------6---------------------------------| 
d|---5----------7---------------------------------| 
a|---5----------7---------------------------------| 
e|------------------------------------------------| 
     G          A        ------rest-------- 
Guitar 3 
(G--A----D-C#-D-C#-D-C#-D-D#-) 

Chorus 
Guitar 1 
e|------------------------------------| 
b|------------------------------------| 
g|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---| 
d|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---| 
a|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---| 
e|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---| 
    E               A 
Guitar 2 is absent for now 
Guitar 3 
(E--A--) 

Guitar 1 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------------| 
g|--7-7-xxxx-6-6-xxxx-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---| 
d|--7-7-xxxx-7-7-xxxx-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---| 
a|--5-5-xxxx-7-7-xxxx-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---| 
e|-----------5-5-xxxx-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---| 
    D        A        B (not minor) 
Guitar 2  
e|-----------------------------------| 
b|-----------------------------------| 
g|-----------------------------------| 
d|--------------------/99999999~~~~--| 
a|-----------------------------------| 
e|-----------------------------------| 
Guitar 3 
(D--A--B----) 

Guitar 1 (to cut this short, just do bar chords, not power chords..) 
(G--A--rest) 
Guitar 2 is absent for now 
Guitar 3 (same as Guitar 1) 

PostChorus: (Repeat the whole Intro Riffs once for all guitars then..) 

verse 2: (Repeat the Verse Riff Progressions) 

Chorus: (Repeat Chorus then....) 

Bridge Riff 1: (Repeat 2x) 
Guitar 1 
e|-----------------------------------------| 
b|-----------------------------------------| 
g|-----------------------------------------| 
d|-----------------------------------------| 
a|----------0h2-2-2-2/5-5-5-5/14-14-14-14--| 
e|--3-3-3-3--------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 is absent for now 
Guitar 3 
e|--------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------| 
g|--------------------------4--4--| 
d|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4--4--| 
a|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--2--2--| 
e|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------| 
    G                       B 

Bridge Riff 2: 
Guitar 1 
e|----------------------------------| 
b|----------------------------------| 
g|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| 
d|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| 
a|----------------------------------| 
e|----------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 is absent for now 
Guitar 3 
e|--------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------| 
g|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--11-11-| 
d|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--11-11-| 
a|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--9--9--| 
e|--------------------------------| 
    D                       F# 

Guitar 1 
e|--------------------------7-9~~~-| 
b|--------------7-8-10-8-10--------| 
g|--7-6-7-9-7-9--------------------| 
d|---------------------------------| The sound's so faint so  
a|---------------------------------| I'm not really sure but 
e|---------------------------------| this is the nearest.. 
Guitar 2 is still absent 
Guitar 3 
e|--------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------| 
g|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--11-11-| 
d|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--11-11-| 
a|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--9--9--| 
e|--------------------------------| 
    D                       F# 

Then go back to Bridge Riff 1 (repeating it twice) then.. 

Bridge Riff 3: 
Guitar 1 
e|----------------------------------| 
b|----------------------------------| 
g|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| 
d|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| 
a|----------------------------------| 
e|----------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 is still absent 
Guitar 3 
(D--------) 

Guitar 1 
e|------------------------------7-9~~~-| 
b|--------------------8-10-8-10--------| 
g|--9--7--9--11--9-11------------------| 
d|-------------------------------------| 
a|-------------------------------------| 
e|-------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 is still absent 
Guitar 3 
(D--------) 

Break:  
(Repeat Intro Riffs once then..) 
Guitar 1 
e|----------------------------------| 
b|----------------------------------| 
g|--7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-8-| 
d|--7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-7-8-| 
a|----------------------------------| 
e|----------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 absent 
Guitar 3  
(D-C#-D-C#-D-C#-D-C#-D-C#-D-C#-D-C#-D-D#-) 

Chorus: (Repeat Chorus Riffs) 

(Repeat Intro once then...) 

Outro: 
Guitar 1 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------------| 
g|--6h7-7-7-6h7-7-7-6h7-7-7-11-11-11-11-| 
d|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-11-11-11-11-| 
a|--------------------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 
e|----------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------7-7-7-7-| 
g|----------------------------------| 
d|--------------------------4-4-4-4-| 
a|----------------------------------| 
e|----------------------------------| 
Guitar 3 
(D----F#--) 

Guitar 1 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------------------| 
g|--6h7-7-7-6h7-7-7-6h7-7-7-11-11-11-11-| 
d|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-11-11-11-11-| 
a|--------------------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------| 
Guitar 2 
e|--------------------------------------| 
b|--------------------------12-12-12-12-| 
g|--------------------------------------| 
d|--------------------------9--9--9--9--| 
a|--------------------------------------| 
e|--------------------------------------| 
Guitar 3 
(D----F#--) 

Repeat Outro 4x and after that strum D (power or bar chord it doesn't matter) 

Note: After repeating Outro for 2x you'll hear these notes.. 
e|------------------------------------------------| 
b|---------------10b~~~~~~~10---------------------| 
g|--9b~~~~~~~9-----------------9v~~~~~---7v~~~~~~-| 
d|------------------------------------------------| 
a|------------------------------------------------| 
e|------------------------------------------------| 
I can't put them at a precise location so It's up to you where  
to put them because these are noisy notes. 

Lyrics: 
verse 1 
Nee dore kurai tatta no ka nante 
honto wa d˘datte ii 
aa naritai jibun ni ky˘ mo 
oitsuketai mama 

Chorus 1 
Uchi yoserareru ashita ni 
bokura tsuma saki nurashite 
choj˘ ni mukatte wa 
chotto Happy Bivouac 

verse 2 
Ie nai kurai taku san no itami sae 
saikin ja warai tobaseru 
M˘ ikkai dake tte nando mo 
too maeari shiteru 

Chorus 2 
Dare no mane mo shitakunai 
michi naki michi o ik˘ 
choj˘ ni chikatzui teru 
chotto Happy Bivouac 

Chorus 3 
Koko ni aru jinsei de 
bokura eta kotae wa 
choj˘ nantenain da  
Yes, Happy Bivouac, Yeah, Wooh! 


Translation: 
verse 1 
Hey, how much farther is it? 
Not that it really matters 
Man, today too 
I can't catch up to who I want to be at this rate 

Chorus 1 
Tomorrow, we go ashore 
Drenched, we tiptoe 
Turning to face the summit, a little 
Happy Bivouac 

verse 2 
There are a lot of painful, unspeakable things 
Lately, I'm a laughingstock 
No matter how many times we say 'One more time!' 
We're just taking detours 

Chorus 2 
I don't want to imitate someone's imitation 
Let's travel the way without a way 
Are we near the summit? A little 
Happy Bivouac 

Chorus 3 
We asked the people around here 
and the answer we received? 
'There is no summit.' 
Yes, Happy Bivouac, Yeah, Wooh! 

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