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Sams Town Tab

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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, tempo 4/4, 140 bpm
Tune drop Db, low to high: Db Ab Db Gb Bb eb

Update 2014.03.01: Disclaimer and track info added. 
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  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
    Bsus2                                 Dbm
|| -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|-----------------|

    A                                     Gbm
|| -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

  P.M.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     A5       C#5           F#5      C#5           A5       F#5       Db5      F#5
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
||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

A5     C#5        F#5         C#5
Nobody ever had a dream round here
    A5             F#5            Db5         F#5
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me
A5     C#5            F#5         C#5
Nobody ever pulls the seams round here,
    A5             F#5            Db5         F#5
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me


  PRE-CHORUS

   let ring-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    E         F#m           B           A            D       E           C#m     D
|| -----------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||
|| ------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

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

   E           C#
|-----------|---------|
|------10---|-----7---|
|-----------|---------|
|---10------|---7-----|
|-8---------|-5-------|
|-----------|---------|

E    C#
Now


  CHORUS

  F#m     Dbm     D   E     A       F#m     Db      D   E     Db
|-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---|-------|
|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|

C#                  F#m
Why do you waste my time?
       Dbm           D        E       A
Is the answer to the question on your mind
        F#m            Db
And I'm sick of all my judges
    D        E            Db
So scared of what they'll find


  F#m     Dbm     D   E     A5  A#m   Bm       Bm7      Db 
|-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------|

      F#m             Dbm
But I know that I can make it
           D        E        A5
As long as somebody takes me home
      A#m     Bm    Bm7   Db
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||------|
|| -----------------------|------|--------------------|----- ||------|
|| -----------------------|------|--------------------|----- ||------|

         A             C#m      F#m
Have you ever seen the lights?
         A             C#m      F#m
Have you ever seen the lights?


  VERSE II

  P.M.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     A5       C#5           F#5      C#5           A5       F#5       Db5      F#5
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
|| -----------------------|----------------------|------------------|------------------ ||
||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

A5       C#5          F#5       C#m
I took a shuttle on a shockwave ride
      A5            F#5          Db5         F#5
Where people on the pen pull the trigger for accolades
A5       C#5          F#5      C#5
I took a bullet and i looked inside
     A5                 F#5       D5      F#5
And  running through my veins an American masquerade


  PRE-CHORUS

   let ring-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    E         F#m           B           A            D       E           C#m     D
|| -----------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||
|| ------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

E         F#m            B       A
I still remember grandma Dixie's wake
  D            E        C#m       D
I never really known anybody that died before
E             F#m         B        A
Red white and blue upon a birthday cake
    D              E           C#m         D
my brother, he was born on the fourth of July


   E           C#
|-----------|---------|
|------10---|-----7---|
|-----------|---------|
|---10------|---7-----|
|-8---------|-5-------|
|-----------|---------|

           E    C#
And that's all


  CHORUS

  F#m     Dbm     D   E     A       F#m     Db      D   E     Db
|-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---|-------|
|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|

C#                  F#m
Why do you waste my time?
       Dbm           D        E       A
Is the answer to the question on your mind
        F#m            Db
And I'm sick of all my judges
    D        E            Db
So scared of what they'll find


  F#m     Dbm     D   E     A5      G#m     F#m     A#m
|-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-----|-------|-------|

      F#m             Dbm
But I know that I can make it
           D        E        A5
As long as somebody takes me home
      G#m     F#m   A#m
Every now and then


  B5                                                  C#5
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-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-|

  D5                                                  E5                        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-|

              B5    C#5
Every now and then
              D5    E5
Every now and then


  OUTRO


|| -18-18-17----------------|-18-18-17----------------|
|| ----------18-20-18----18-|----------18-20-18----18-|
||O-------------------19----|-------------------19----|
||O-------------------------|-------------------------|
|| -------------------------|-------------------------|
|| -------------------------|-------------------------|
|
|   A           C#m           F#m         C#m          
|| -------------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
|
| D (C shape) D (A shape)   C#m          E (C shape)
|-3-----------6-----------|-5------------5---------- ||
|-4-----------8-----------|-6------------6---------- ||
|-3-----------8-----------|-7------------5----------O||
|-5-----------8-----------|-7------------7----------O||
|-6-----------6-----------|-5------------8---------- ||
|-------------------------|------------------------- ||x4

         A C#m F#m C#m  D     C#m   E
You know I see Lon-don, I see Sam's Town
A     C#m F#m  C#m D        C#m  E
Holds my  hand and let's my hair down
A     C#m  F#m   C#m   D      C#m  E
Rolls that world right off my shoulder
A C#m F#m C#m  D     C#m   E   
I see Lon-don, I see Sam's Town 
F#
Now
 
 slightly fade
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|----------------------------------------4-2-4----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------5-7-9-10-12-14-15-17--14--|
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