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It Is Not Meant To Be Tab

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                       Tame Impala - It Is Not Meant to Be
                       from their 2010 album Innerspeaker

Intro:
Guitar 1:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| \
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|  \
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|   \
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|    |
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|    |
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|    |
                                                                        | x4
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---6---6---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|    |
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|    |
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   /
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|  /
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| /

Bass:
G|----------------------12--------------12------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------12----------15--14--12--10--14--12-10-------| x8
A|-10--------12---13----------------------------------------------------13-12-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
After the 2nd repeat, the second guitar plays this over the top;
the strumming pattern is included above the tab (D means down and U means up):
   D  D U  D U  D U   D  D U  D U  D U   D  D U  D U  D U   D  D U  D U  D U  D U  D
e|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3---7--7-7--7-7--7-7---3--3-3--3-3--3-3---5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
B|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---3--3-3--3-3--3-3---3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|
G|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-| x4
D|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5----------------------3--3-3--3-3--3-3----------------------------|
E|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1:
Guitar 1:
"I wanted her,
I wanted her"
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------| x4
D|---------|
A|------5--|
E|-5-------|

Guitar 1:
"But she doesn't like the life that I lead,
she doesn't like the life that I lead"
e|-5----5--|
B|-5----7--|
G|-5----7--| x4
D|-7----7--|
A|-7----5--|
E|-5-------|

Guitar 1:
"doesn't like sand stuck on her feet,
or sitting around smoking weed,
I must seem more like a friend in need, and I..."
e|-5--5--5-5--5--5--|
B|-5--5--5-5--7--7--|
G|-5--5--5-5--7--7--| x6
D|-7--7--7-7--7--7--|
A|-7--7--7-7--5--5--|
E|-5--5--5-5--------|

Pre-chorus:
Guitar 1:
"...boast that it is meant to be, but in all hone-"
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|---------7--7--7--|
D|------5-----------|
A|-5----------------|
E|------------------|

Chorus 1:
Guitar 1 and 2:
"-sty, I don't have a hope in hell, I'm hap-"
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--3--3--0--0--1--1--1--1-1-|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--0--0--2--2--2--2-2-|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--4--4--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--0--0--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

"-py just to watch her move, and in all hone-"
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--5--5-5---3--3--|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--5--5-5---4--4--|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--7--7-7---5--5--|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--7--7-7---5--5--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

"-sty, I don't have a hope in hell, I'm hap-"
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--3--3--0--0--1--1--1--1-1-|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--0--0--2--2--2--2-2-|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--4--4--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--0--0--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

"-py just to watch her move, and..."
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2:
Guitar 1:
"...she doesn't like the friends that I make,
doesn't make friends for friendship's sake"
e|-5----5--|
B|-5----7--|
G|-5----7--| x4
D|-7----7--|
A|-7----5--|
E|-5-------|

Guitar 2:
A second plays lead quietly in the background like this:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------5-7--8-7h8-7-----------------------------------|
G|----5--7---5-7-----------------------5-7-7b9-7b9-7----7b9-7b9-|
D|-7----------------------------7--5-7--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:
"she just gets bored..."
e|------3----|
B|------5----|
G|------4----|
D|------5----|
A|------3----|
E|-5---------|

Guitar 1:
"...sitting by the lake,
her soul won't surface
and her heart won't ache"
e|-5----5--|
B|-5----7--|
G|-5----7--| x3
D|-7----7--|
A|-7----5--|
E|-5-------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------5--8-b10----------5.--------------------------------|
G|--5--7---------------5/7-----5.--4~~~-------------5.--7b9---|
D|--------------------------------------7----5--7.------------|
A|----------------------------------------7-------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-chorus:
Guitar 2:
"and I boast that it is meant to be, but in all hone-"
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-0----------------------|
D|--------7------5-5-7-5--|
A|------5------5----------|
E|------------------------|

Guitar 1:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------7----7----7----7--|
D|------------------------|
A|------5--5----5----5----|
E|------------------------|

Chorus 2:
Guitar 1 and 2:
"-sty, I don't have a hope in hell, I'm hap-"
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--3--3--0--0--1--1--1--1-1-|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--0--0--2--2--2--2-2-|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--4--4--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--0--0--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

"-py just to watch her move"
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--5--5-5---3--3-3-3--|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--5--5-5---4--4-4-4--|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--7--7-7---5--5-5-5--|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--7--7-7---5--5-5-5--|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo:
One guitar plays this progression while the other plays the solo:
Guitar 1:
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--3--3--0--0--1--1--1--1-1-|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--2--2--0--0--2--2--2--2-2-|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--4--4--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--0--0--2--2--3--3--3--3-3-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1--1--3--3-3--1--1--3--3-3--5--5--3--3-3--1--1--1--1-1-|
G|-2--2--4--4-4--2--2--4--4-4--5--5--4--4-4--2--2--2--2-2-|
D|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--7--7--5--5-5--3--3--3--3-3-|
A|-3--3--5--5-5--3--3--5--5-5--7--7--5--5-5--3--3--3--3-3-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-9-\2--4---7\5--2/4---7\5--2/4-------0h2-2--2-|
D|--------------------------------5\3-----------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-2--2/4-4--4/5--2\4---4/5--2-------------2----|
D|------------------------------5--5\3--3-----3-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

Pre-chorus:
Guitar 1:
e|-----------------|
B|-0---------------|
G|-0---------------|
D|-2---------------|
A|-2---------------|
E|-----------------|

Guitar 2:
e|-----------------|
B|---------------3-|
G|-----0h2-1---2---|
D|-2---------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

Guitar 2:
"And I thought they could cure his disease, but in all hone-"
e|-----1-----------1---|
B|-----3---------3-----|
G|-----2------2--------|
D|-----0----0----------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

Chorus 3:
Guitar 1:
"-sty, he didn't have a hope in hell, now we'll..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-1-----3-----1-----3-----3-----0-----1----------|
G|-2-----4-----2-----4-----2-----0-----2----------|
D|-3-----5-----3-----5-----4-----2-----3----------|
A|-3-----5-----3-----5-----0-----2-----3----------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

"...never see him move"
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-1-----3-----1-----3-----1-----3-----1-----3-----|
G|-2-----4-----2-----4-----2-----4-----2-----4-----|
D|-3-----5-----3-----5-----3-----5-----3-----5-----|
A|-3-----5-----3-----5-----3-----5-----3-----5-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
A sitar plays one note just after the word "him".
It can be played on guitar as well:
e|-------|
B|-3-----|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|-------|

Outro:
Guitar 1 - there's a couple of variations in the outro, which I will tab here:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---6---6---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------5---5---3-------|
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---6---6---3---3---3---3---------------5---|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-\3----3---3---|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-------3---3---3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---6---6---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Bass
G|----------------------12--------------12------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------12----------15--14--12--10--14--12-10-------| x7
A|-10--------12---13----------------------------------------------------13-12-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
   D  D U  D U  D U   D  D U  D U  D U   D  D U  D U  D U   D  D U  D U  D U  D U  D
e|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3---7--7-7--7-7--7-7---3--3-3--3-3--3-3---5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
B|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---3--3-3--3-3--3-3---3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|
G|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-| x7
D|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---5--5-5--5-5--5-5---3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5----------------------3--3-3--3-3--3-3----------------------------|
E|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:
End on:
e|-3-----|
B|-3-----|
G|-3-----|
D|-5-----|
A|-5-----|
E|-3-----|


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| D   downstroke
| U   upstroke
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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stawa.thestawa wrote on March 3 2014, 07:46 pm

dude you are a ****ing master.

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Psyche-Guitar wrote on March 6 2014, 01:10 am

Thanks dude! :-)

Just spreading the pure joy that Tame Impala brings to me. Kevin Parker is the real master.

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rmeyer8 wrote on May 5 2014, 12:02 am

Fantastic tab! I'd just like to add one minor correction. When the strummed chords of the intro come in it sounds like the third chord is xx3353 and not x35533

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