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Them Crooked Vultures - "Dead End Friends"
From Their Debut Album
Tabbed By: jjhand, with help from Mark DiFranco's tab
Tuning - Guitar 1: Standard
         Guitar 2: Drop Db


When playing live, it looks like Josh & Alain are
playing in standard tuning, but the album version has
a few low Db notes so I wrote the lead as downtuned.
Another tuning may have been used but I'm guessing.
Please rate & comment.


Intro (Guitar 1):         (Guitar 2 doubling)
e|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|
G|---18-18~----17-17~---|----------------------|
D|----------18----------|----------------------| x3
A|---16-16~----15-15~---|-9-11-11---9-11-11-11-|
E|----------16----------|-7-9--9----7-9--9--9--|

on 4th time through intro, play the ending as:

D|------------------------|
A|-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
E|-7-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|





Verse Riff 1 (Guitar 1)
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|-11---11-9-11---11-9-|-11---11-9-11-12-12-9-| x2
A|-9----9--9-9----9--9-|-9----9--9-9--9--9--9-|
E|---------------------|----------------------|

Verse Riff 2:
   Guitar 1
 e|----------------------|----------------------|
 B|----------------------|----------------------|
 G|----------------------|----------------------|
 D|----------------------|----------------------| x2
 A|-11---11-9--11---11-9-|-11---11-9-11-12-12-9-|
 E|-9----9--9--9----9--9-|-9----9--9-9--9--9--9-|
  |
  | Guitar 2
eb|----------------------|---------------------|
Bb|----------------------|---------------------|
Gb|----------------------|----------------5-7--|
Db|-7----7--5--7----7--5-|-7----7--5--7-8------| x2
Ab|-5----5--5--5----5--5-|-5----5--5-----------|
Db|----------------------|---------------------|



Start Verse 1 Vocals:

  Guitar 2 Vocals Riff (Guitar 1 plays Verse Riff 1)
eb|------------|------------|------------|-------------|
Bb|------------|------------|------------|-------------|
Gb|------------|------------|------------|-------------|
Db|------------|------7b8r7-|------------|-------7b8r7-|
Ab|-10~--8-10~-|------------|-10~--8-10~-|-------------|
Db|------------|------------|------------|-------------|

  "I drive all alone, at night, I drive all alone."



Then Play Verse Riff 2 on Both Guitars

  "Don't know what I'm headed for"



Play Verse Riff 1 again with Guitar 2 Vocals Riff

 "I follow the road, blind. Until the road is dead end."



Repeat Verse Riff 2, similarly

 "Night's in my veins, it's calling me,
  Racing along these arteries, and ..."




Chorus 1, Guitar 1 :
 6 beats                       4 beats
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|-11--11-9-11--11-9|-11--11-9-11-9-11|
|-9-/12----10/12\10------9/10\|-9---9--9-9---9--9|-9---9--9-9--9-9-|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|--------0-------0-|--------0----0---|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----12/13\|-12--12---12--12--|-12--12---12---12|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----12/13\|-12--12---12--12--|-12--12---12---12|
"Law,         is just    a myth"


 6 beats               4 beats
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|-11---11-9---11--11-9-|-11--11-9-11-11-11|
|------------------|-9----9--9---9---9--9-|-9---9--9-9--9--9-|
|
|Guitar 2
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|-14-14-14-------------|------------------|
|------------------|-12-12-12-15-12--12-10|------------------|
|-12/15------13/17-|-------------12--12-10|-7-0----7-0-------|
|-12/15------13/17-|----------------------|-7-0----7-0-------|
"To herd us over the cliff."





Verse 2: Before Vocals, Play Verse Riff 1 & 2

During Vocals play Verse Riffs again similarly to before

Lyrics:
"I follow the road at night, Just hoping to find
Which puzzle piece fell out of me.
I know who you are, Open the door and climb in.
Hold me real close, then do it again,
I ache for the touch of my dead end friends and..."





Chorus 2:

 6 beats                       4 beats
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|-11--11-9-11--11-9|-11--11-9-11-9-11|
|-9-/12----10/12\10------9/10\|-9---9--9-9---9--9|-9---9--9-9--9-9-|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|-----------------------------|----------------------|-------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------|-------------|
|-----------------------------|-14-14-14-------------|-------------|
|-----------------------------|-12-12-12-15-12--12-10|-------------|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----------|-------------12--12-10|-7-0---7-0---|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----------|----------------------|-7-0---7-0---|
 "Oh,             I gotta know"


|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|-11----11-9-11---11-9-|-11--11-9-11-9-11-|
|------------------|-9-----9--9-9----9--9-|-9---9--9-9--9-9--|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|-14-14-14-------------|------------------|
|------------------|-12-12-12-15-12--12-10|--------0-12-0-12~|
|-12/15------13/17-|-------------12--12-10|-12--12---12---12~|
|-12/15------13/17-|----------------------|-12--12-----------|
"Is it dead At the end of the road?"


|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|---------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|-11---11-9-11---11-9-|-11--11-9-11-9-11-|
|------------------|-9----9--9-9----9--9-|-9---9--9-9--9-9--|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|-10~--------12\10-|------------------10-|------10----10----|
|-10~--------12\10-|-12-----10-12-----12-|-12---12-12-12-12-|
|------------------|-12-----12-12--------|-12------12----12-|
"I can tell by that look in your eyes,"


|------------------|---------------------------|------------|
|------------------|---------------------------|------------|
|------------------|----------------9----------|------------|
|-11/14------------|-12---11--------9--11-9-11-|------------|
|-11/14------------|-12---11-----------11-9-11-|-11-11-11---|
|------------------|---------------------------|-9--9--9----|
|
| Guitar 2
|------------------|----------------------------|-----------|
|------------------|----------------------------|-----------|
|------------------|----------------------------|-----------|
|------------------|----------------------10-12-|-12-12-----|
|-12/15------13h15-|-p13--12/13\12--10-12-10-12-|-12-12-----|
|-12/15------13h15-|-p13--12/13\12--12-12-------|-------0---|
 "We're the same, My dead end friends and I"







Solo Rhythm Guitar Part (see solo below) - 
e|----------|----------|-------------------|------------------|
B|----------|----------|-------------------|------------------|
G|-6--------|-9--------|-------------------|------------------|
D|-7--------|-9--------|-------------------|------------------|
A|-7--------|-9--------|-11--11-9-11--11-9-|-11--11-9-11-9-11-|
E|-5--------|----------|--9---9-9--9---9-9-|--9---9-9--9-9--9-|
  play 4x




Solo (1:52) - Guitar 2 (Db tuned), w/ octave pedal to add lower note
eb|--------------------------------------------------|-------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|-------------|
Gb|--------------------------10---10-12p10-12p10-----|-------------|
Db|-10/12--12p10-12--12-10-12---12--------------12---|-12~----10h12|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------12-|-------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|-------------|

|-------------|---------------------------------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------------------------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------------------------|-10----------|
|-10~---------|-0-----------------------10h12-10|-------------|
|----------8b-|-----9-8-9-8-9-8-9-8-12~---------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------------------------|-------------|

|-------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------|--------------------------12------------------|
|-------------|--------------------121314--141312---12h14p12~|
|---------10/-|/12--12--12-15-12-15--------------12----------|
|-12----------|-------15-------------------------------------|
|-------------|----------------------------------------------|

|------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|------------|-13b15r13-10--10-----------------------------------|
|------------|------------13--13-12-10--10-13131212-10h12p10-12~-|
|-------0----|------------------------12-------------------------|
|-12---------|---------------------------------------------------|
|------------|---------------------------------------------------|


Play Verse Again Similarly, with Guitar 2 playing:
|-----------|----------------------------|----------|----------|
|-----------|----------------10--10------|----------|----------|
|-(12)------|--------10-12-13--13--12p10-|-12~------|---b13r12-|
|-----------|-rest-----------------------|----------|----------|
|-----------|----------------------------|----------|----------|
|-----------|----------------------------|----------|----------|

  (Guitar 1 plays Verse Riff 2 here)
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------------5-7-|--------------------------5-7-|
|----------------------7-8-----|--------6b----6b------7-8-----|
|-5--5p3-5--5p3-5--5p3---------|-5--5------5-----5-5----------|
|-0--0---0--0---0--0-----------|-0--0------0-----0-0----------|


Chorus 3 - Play Similar to Chorus 1


Ending Part 1, play similarly 2x:

Guitar 1
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-14-----12----------11--11-12-11-9-|
|-14-----12-----9h11-11--11-12-11-9-|
|-12-----10-----9----9--------------|
|
| Guitar 2 (Db) - high notes have some sound effects
|-----------------------------------|
|-15~15~--14~14~--------------------|
|-------14--------------------------| play the first few notes
|-----------------------------------| before the Outro Solo
|---------------10/12-0--12-12-0----|
|---------------10/12-0--12-12-0----|

Outro Solo Rhythm (Guitar 1) - play 4x
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-9--9/11--11---------------|-12--12/14--14---------------|
|-9--9/11--11--play this 4x-|-12--12/14--14--play this 4x-|
|-7--7/9---9----------------|-10--10/12--12---------------|

Outro Solo - Guitar 2 (Db-tuned)
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---13b15-13b15r13~----13b15|-b15r13-b15r13----10-13--10--10-----|
|---------------------------|-----------------------13--13--12-10|
|-12------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------13PH-------13PH-------------|-----------13PH--------------|
|-12b14--12b14~-------10-12-b13r12-|-10-12b14------------------10|
|----------------------------------|----------------12-12-10-12--|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|

|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------13b15r13---|
|---------------12-13-14--------14-|
|-12~---10/12-15-------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

|---------------------13-15p13-15b17r15-13-|----------------|
|-13b15r13~---15-13h15---------------------|-15~~---13--13~-|
|------------------------------------------|----------14----|
|------------------------------------------|----------------|
|------------------------------------------|----------------|
|------------------------------------------|----------------|

----------------|---------------------------------------13--|
-13b15r13----13-|-------------------------------------------|
-----------14---|-12b14-12--12b14r12~--12b14-12b14-12b14__--|
----------------|---------15--------------------------------|
----------------|-------------------------------------------|
----------------|-------------------------------------------|


KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r  Bend release
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andrewjp123 wrote on February 10 2010, 08:41 pm

this sounds great

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Grohlism wrote on February 11 2010, 12:48 pm

This tab is almost unreadable.

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bensickles wrote on April 16 2013, 04:58 am

was most probably open G tuning

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