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Alright, so- as many of you, i'm sure, can relate, The Arcade Fire is probably my
favorate band. Every song they have created is nothing short of brilliant. I am
relatively new to the guitar and this will be my first tab. Seeing as i don't play the
piano and i have yet to learn chords fo the guitar- it may be a little rusty and will do
the actual song no jusice.. But- i havent been able to find a tab for this song yet, in
addition to many other of theirs songs, so- if you suck as much as i do, enjoy. :)
thanks. Email me with comments, revisions, whatever.

Writted by Win Butler
Tabbed by Nick Long
Standard Tuning

VERSE:

(Guitar 1- Lead)
         "I         Like the peace          in  the back seat
e--------7-5--------------7-5--------------5-3--------------5-3--------|
B------5-----5---5------5-----5---5------3-----3---3------3-----3---3--|
G----5---------5------5---------5------4---------4------4---------4----|
D--7----------------7----------------5----------------5----------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
          I don't have to drive              I don't have to speak
e--------5-3--------------5-3--------------3-1--------------3-1--------|
B------3-----3---3------3-----3---3------1-----1---1------1-----1---1--|
G----3---------3------3---------3------2---------2------2---------2----|
D--5----------------5----------------3----------------3----------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   I look and watch te countryside          and I   can fall asleep
e--------2-0--------------2-0--------------0----------------0----------|
B------0-----0---0------0-----0---0------3---3------------3---3--------|
G----1---------1------1---------1------4-------4---4----4-------4---4--|
D--2----------------2----------------5-----------5----5-----------5----|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
              My   Family Tree's             losing all it's leaves
e--------7-5--------------7-5--------------5-3--------------5-3--------|
B------5-----5---5------5-----5---5------3-----3---3------3-----3---3--|
G----5---------5------5---------5------4---------4------4---------4----|
D--7----------------7----------------5----------------5----------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Crashing towards the driver's seat  The lightening bolt had enough heat
e--------5-3--------------5-3--------------3-1--------------3-1--------|
B------3-----3---3------3-----3---3------1-----1---1------1-----1---1--|
G----3---------3------3---------3------2---------2------2---------2----|
D--5----------------5----------------3----------------3----------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  To melt the street beneath your feet
e--------2-0--------------2-0--------------0----------------0----------|
B------0-----0---0------0-----0---0------3---3------------3---3--------|
G----1---------1------1---------1------4-------4---4----4-------4---4--|
D--2----------------2----------------5-----------5----5-----------5----|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|


(Guitar 2- Acoustic Rhythym)
e--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
B--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
G--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----|
D--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
A--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
E--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|

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

e--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
B--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
G--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----|
D--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
A--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
E--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|

Repeat the guitar 2 verse x2 to gi with gtr 1!


CHORUS:   the low violin in the chorus really carries the tune, so i hope you have a 
jewish bass (or violin) player.

(Guitar 1)
"Alice died
e--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10----10--9---9---9---9---9---9---9-----|
B--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
G-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)---(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)----|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  In the night
e--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-----7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
B--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
G-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)---(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)----|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                    I've been learning to drive
e--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
B--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
G-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)--|
D----------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|
                                                       My whole life
e--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10----10--9---9---9---9---9---9---9-----|
B--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
G-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)---(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)----|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-----9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-----|
B--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
G-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)---(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)----|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
           I've been learning
e--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
B--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
G-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)--|
D----------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|

CHORUS:(Guitar 2)
e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-----|
D--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
A--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-----|
D--4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----|
A--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|
G--6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6--|   (x2)
D--4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|
A--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E---------------------------------|


After the chorus, guitar 1 plays the verse (the picking one) twice again, the first time
pesky violin does a solo. even a handy jewish bass player can't replace that, but you
substitute your guitar 2 for it if you dont have a 3rd (or, even better, a violin
player). after the first repetition of the verse, during the second, Win Butler does
some distorted stuff on guitar #2, if you're familliar with the song.

Guitar Solo #1 (violin solo): (listen to song for beat count)
"(Sexy howling, moaning vocals)"
e-----------8---------------7-------6---5---3-----------------------|
B--5----------------3---------------------------3---7-------3-------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------7---------------7-------|
B--5----------------5---------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|

Win's kick-ass guitar thing: (listen to song for cue to join lead guitar)

e--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
B--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
G--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----|
D--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
A--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
E--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|

!OUTRO! -Guitar 1 plays Chorus outro and fades out, while Guitar 2 plays wither violin 
#2, or backup chorus- your call.

Guitar Solo #2 (violin solo):

e--------------------------------2--0------------------|
B-----0--2--5--3--2--3-----2--3--------2--3----2-------|
G--2--------------------4------------------------------|  (x12)
D------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                -For Alice
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WellWellMrBond 334 wrote on April 28 2008, 12:38 am

I'm sorry but almost everything about this is wrong. The guitar isn't in the right key, and the chord progressions are incorrect. The 2nd guitar doesn't match how the song actually sounds. Some of the Guitar 1 things are on the right track - they start off correctly but the fizzle off into the wrong direction. Sorry if it sounds harsh, but I have no idea how this could currently be ranked with 6 votes giving it 5 stars.

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CaliforniaBP 359 wrote on February 2 2015, 12:44 pm

iheartpot07 I was just wondering, why so sarcastic? xD

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