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Released on October 6th 2006, "Sam's Town" is the opening track for the Killers's
second album. Not released as a single, but this tune is one of the most
regarded by fans, due its loud lead chorus and emotive last verses.

Tabbed by Pelusteriano
Contact at my UG profile
Lyrics by Brandon Flowers
Music by the Killers
Key of A major
Tune drop Db, low to high: Db Ab Db Gb Bb eb
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Chords (low to high, in order of appereance, respective to tuning)
Csus2 X35533  Dm* XX0231  Bb* X13331 Gm* 550333  Bb X8876X  Dm* x57765  Gm 35533X
F (C shape) X8756X  C X35553  Eb X68886  D XX0232  C# (C shape) X6545X  Bm 7997XX
Cm XX-10-10-88  Cm7 XX-10-10-8-11  D* 0-12-12-11XX  C5 8-10XXXX D5  10-12XXXX  
Eb5 11-13XXXX  F 13-15XXXX


  PRELUDE

   Brandon's synth arrengment (play with drop Db tuning)
|| -------------|-8----8----|-10----10----|-10---------- ||
|| -10----10----|---10---10-|----13----13-|----13------- ||
||o----10----10-|-----------|-------------|-------14-12-o||
||o-------------|-----------|-------------|-------------o||
|| -------------|-----------|-------------|------------- ||
|| -------------|-----------|-------------|------------- ||

   Dave's guitar
    Csus2                                 Dm*
|| -3------3-3- ||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|| -1------1-1- ||  |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|| -3------3-3- ||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|| -3------3-3- ||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
||o-5------5-5-o||  |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||o-2------2-2-o||  |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
||o-5------5-5-o||  |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||o-0------0-0-o||  |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|| -3------3-3- ||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|| ------------ ||  |-----------------|
|| ------------ ||x3|-----------------|| ------------ ||x3|-----------------|

    Bb*                                   Gm*
|| -1------1-1- ||  |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|| -3------3-3- ||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|| -3------3-3- ||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|| -3------3-3- ||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
||o-3------3-3-o||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||o-3------3-3-o||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
||o-3------3-3-o||  |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||o-0------0-0-o||  |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|| -1------1-1- ||  |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|| -5------5-5- ||  |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|| ------------ ||x3|-----------------|| -5------5-5- ||x3|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


  INTRO

   Brandon's synth arrengement (play with drop Db tuning)
|| ---6-10-6----10-13-10-|---3-6-3---|---6-10-6----10-13-10-|---13-17-13--- ||
|| ----------------------|-----------|----------------------|-------------- ||
||O----------------------|-----------|----------------------|--------------O||
||O-8--------12----------|-5---------|-8--------------------|-0------------O||
|| ----------------------|-----------|----------10----------|-------------- ||
|| ----------------------|-----------|----------------------|-------------- ||x2

 Dave's guitar enters second time
|------------------------|-----------|----------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|-----------|----------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|-----------|----------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|-----------|----------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|-----------|----------------------|---------------|
|---8--------12----------|-5---------|-8--------5-----------|-0-------------|


  VERSE I

  Palm mute all along
     Bb5      D5            G5       D5            Bb5      G5        D5       G5
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
||o-----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------o||
||o--8-8-8-8--12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5--12-12-12-12-|-8-8-8-8--5-5-5-5-|-x-x-x-x--5-5-5-5-o||
|| --8-8-8-8--12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5--12-12-12-12-|-8-8-8-8--5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5- ||
|| --8-8-8-8--12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5--12-12-12-12-|-8-8-8-8--5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5- ||x2

Bb5    D5         G5          D5
Nobody ever had a dream round here
    Bb5            G5             D5          G5
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me
Bb5    D5             G5          D5
Nobody ever pulls the seams round here,
    Bb5            G5             D5          G5
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me


  PRE-CHORUS

   let ring-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    F         Gm            C           Bb           Eb      F           Dm      Eb
|| -----------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||
|| ------10---------11----|-------13---------11----|-----8--------10---|-----6-------8--- ||
||O-----------------------|----12---------10----10-|-------------------|-----------------O||
||O---10---------12-------|-10-------10-8----------|---8-------10------|---7-------8-----O||
|| -8-------8-10-------10-|------------------------|-6-----6-8-------8-|-5-----5-6-----6- ||
|| -----------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||x2

F             Gm       C        Bb
I've got this energy beneath my feet
     Eb             F              Dm          D#
Like something underground's gonna come up and carry me,
F             Gm          C          Bb
I've got this sentimental heart that beats
    Eb             F              Dm          Eb
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me

  F           D
|-----------|---------|
|------10---|-----7---|
|-----------|---------|
|---10------|---7-----|
|-8---------|-5-------|
|-----------|---------|

F    D
Now


  CHORUS

  Gm      Dm      Eb  F     Bb      Gm      D       Eb  F     D
|-3-----|-1-----|-3---5---|-------|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-2-----|
|-3-----|-3-----|-4---6---|-6-----|-3-----|-3-----|-4---6---|-3-----|
|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-7-----|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-2-----|
|-5-----|-0-----|-5---7---|-8-----|-5-----|-0-----|-5---7---|-0-----|
|-5-----|-------|-6---8---|-8-----|-5-----|-------|-6---8---|-------|
|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|

D                   Gm
Why do you waste my time?
       Dm            Eb       F       Bb
Is the answer to the question on your mind
        Gm             D
And I'm sick of all my judges
    Eb       F            D
So scared of what they'll find


  Gm      Dm      Eb  F     A#5 Bm    Cm       Cm7      D 
|-3-----|-1-----|-3---5---|---------|--------|--------|--------|
|-3-----|-3-----|-4---6---|---------|-8------|-11-----|--------|
|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-----7---|-8------|-8------|-11-----|
|-5-----|-0-----|-5---7---|-8---9---|-10-----|-10-----|-12-----|
|-5-----|-------|-6---8---|-8---9---|-10-----|-10-----|-12-----|
|-------|-------|---------|-8---9---|--------|--------|-0------|

      Gm              Dm
But I know that I can make it
           Eb       F        A#5
As long as somebody takes me home
      Bm      Cm    Cm7   D
Every now and then


  BRIDGE                                                _____   _____
                                                       |1.     |2.
                       tied note
|| -----------13----------|------|--------------------|----- ||------|
|| -----13-15----15-13-15---(15)-|-15b16r15--13-------|----- ||------|
||O-/15-------------------|------|----------------15\-|-7---O||-14v--|
||O-----------------------|------|--------------------|-----O||------|
|| -----------------------|------|--------------------|----- ||------|
|| -----------------------|------|--------------------|----- ||------|

         Bb            Dm       Gm
Have you ever seen the lights?
         Bb            Dm       Gm
Have you ever seen the lights?


  VERSE II

  P.M.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     Bb5       D5           G5       D5            Bb5      G5        D5       G5
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
||O-----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------O||
||O--8-8-8-8--12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5--12-12-12-12-|-8-8-8-8--5-5-5-5-|-x-x-x-x--5-5-5-5-O||
|| --8-8-8-8--12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5--12-12-12-12-|-8-8-8-8--5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5- ||
|| --8-8-8-8--12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5--12-12-12-12-|-8-8-8-8--5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5- ||x2

Bb5      D5           G5        D5
I took a shuttle on a shockwave ride
      Bb5           G5           D5          G5
Where people on the pen pull the trigger for accolades
Bb5       D5          G5       D5
I took a bullet and I looked inside
    Bb5                G5       D5       G5
And running through my veins an American masquerade


  PRE-CHORUS

   let ring-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    F         Gm            C           Bb           Eb      F           Dm      Eb
|| -----------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||
|| ------10---------11----|-------13---------11----|-----8--------10---|-----6-------8--- ||
||O-----------------------|----12---------10----10-|-------------------|-----------------O||
||O---10---------12-------|-10-------10-8----------|---8-------10------|---7-------8-----O||
|| -8-------8-10-------10-|------------------------|-6-----6-8-------8-|-5-----5-6-----6- ||
|| -----------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||x2

F         Gm             C       Bb
I still remember grandma Dixie's wake
  Eb           F        Dm        Eb
I never really known anybody that died before
F             Gm          C        Bb
Red white and blue upon a birthday cake
    Eb             F           Dm        Eb
my brother, he was born on the fourth of July

   F           D
|-----------|---------|
|------10---|-----7---|
|-----------|---------|
|---10------|---7-----|
|-8---------|-5-------|
|-----------|---------|

           F    D
And that's all


  CHORUS

  Gm      Dm      Eb  F     Bb      Gm      D       Eb  F     D
|-3-----|-1-----|-3---5---|-------|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-2-----|
|-3-----|-3-----|-4---6---|-6-----|-3-----|-3-----|-4---6---|-3-----|
|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-7-----|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-2-----|
|-5-----|-0-----|-5---7---|-8-----|-5-----|-0-----|-5---7---|-0-----|
|-5-----|-------|-6---8---|-8-----|-5-----|-------|-6---8---|-------|
|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|

D                   Gm
Why do you waste my time?
       Dm            Eb       F       Bb
Is the answer to the question on your mind
        Gm             D
And I'm sick of all my judges
    Eb       F            D
So scared of what they'll find

  Gm      Dm      Eb  F     A#5     Am      Gm      Bm
|-3-----|-1-----|-3---5---|-------|-------|-3-----|-2-----|
|-3-----|-3-----|-4---6---|-------|-------|-3-----|-3-----|
|-3-----|-2-----|-3---5---|-------|-5-----|-3-----|-4-----|
|-5-----|-0-----|-5---7---|-8-----|-7-----|-5-----|-4-----|
|-5-----|-------|-6---8---|-8-----|-7-----|-5-----|-2-----|
|-------|-------|---------|-8-----|-7-----|-------|-------|

      Gm              Dm
But I know that I can make it
           Eb       F        A#5
As long as somebody takes me home
      Am      Gm    Bm
Every now and then

  C5                                                  D5
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

  Eb5                                                 F5                        rallentando
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------|
|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15--15--15--15-|
|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15--15--15--15-|
|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15--15--15--15-|

              C5    D5
Every now and then
              Eb5   F5
Every now and then


  OUTRO

|| -18-18-17----------------|-18-18-17----------------|
|| ----------18-20-18----18-|----------18-20-18----18-|
||O-------------------19----|-------------------19----|
||O-------------------------|-------------------------|
|| -------------------------|-------------------------|
|| -------------------------|-------------------------|
|
|   Bb          Dm            Gm          Dm          
|| -------------5-----------|-3-----------5-----------|
|| -6-----------6-----------|-3-----------6-----------|
||O-7-----------7-----------|-3-----------7-----------|
||O-8-----------7-----------|-5-----------7-----------|
|| -8-----------5-----------|-5-----------5-----------|
|| -------------------------|-------------------------|


|-18-18-17----------------|------------------------- ||
|----------18-20-18-------|----18----------18------- ||
|-------------------19-17-|-19----19-17-19----19-17-O||
|-------------------------|-------------------------O||
|-------------------------|------------------------- ||
|-------------------------|------------------------- ||x4
|
| C#          Eb            Dm           F
|-3-----------6-----------|-5------------5---------- ||
|-4-----------8-----------|-6------------6---------- ||
|-3-----------8-----------|-7------------5----------O||
|-5-----------8-----------|-7------------7----------O||
|-6-----------6-----------|-5------------8---------- ||
|-------------------------|------------------------- ||x4

         Bb  Dm   Gm Dm   D#  Eb   Dm    F
You know I   see  London, I   see  Sam's Town
Bb     Dm  Gm    Dm   D#     Eb  Dm    F
Holds  my  hand  and  let's  my  hair  down
Bb     Dm    Gm     Dm     D#   Eb  Dm   F
Rolls  that  world  right  off  my  shoulder
Bb Dm   Gm Dm   Eb  D#   Eb     Dm   
I  see  London, I   see  Sam's  Town 
F
Now
 
 slightly fade
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|-16-b16-12--9-7-7h9p7-5-4-4h5p4-2-4-2-0----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------4-2-4----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------5-7-9-10-12-14-15-17--14--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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