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                             Crying Lightning (Acoustic) - Arctic Monkeys
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Tabbed by: Kane Robinson
Email: suckat@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)


Crying Lightning Acoustic Chords - Arctic Monkeys

These are the acoustic chords for Crying Lightning as performed by Alex Turner on 
this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOO3h21Gd7c

[Intro]

Am    F    Am    E
Am    G    C    E


[Verse]

 Am          F            Am          E
Outside the cafe by the cracker factory
            Am         G      C      E
You were practicing a magic trick
         Am          F            Am          E
And my thoughts got rude, as you talked and chewed
        Am           G        C     E
On the last of your pick and mix

                                 Am             F
Said you-re mistaken if you're thinking that I haven't been caught
Am           E
cold before
       Am              G          C     E
As you bit into your strawberry lace
                           Am             F         Am           E
And then a flip in your attention in the form of a gobstopper
                Am              G         C      E       
Is all you had left and it was going to waste


[Chorus 1]

Am
Your past-times, consisted of the strange

And twisted and deranged

And I love that little game you had called
Am
Crying lightning

And how you like to aggravate the ice-cream man on rainy afternoons

Am (Strum Once)


[Verse]

                      Am               F
The next time that I caught my own reflection
       Am              E
It was on it's way to meet you
Am             G        C         E
Thinking of excuses to postpone
                     Am                F
You never look like yourself from the side
          Am                E
But your profile could not hide
             Am             G         C           E
The fact you knew I was approaching your throne

            Am            F                   Am
With folded arms you occupied the bench like toothache
E                      Am                 G           C        E
Stood and puffed your chest out like you never lost a war
              Am              F           Am             E
And though I tried so not to suffer the indignity of a reaction
      Am                 G              C       E
There was no cracks to grasp or gaps to claw


[Chorus 2]

        F               Dm
And your past-times, consisted of the strange
     Am
And twisted and deranged
      Am                                      F
And I hate that little game you had called
        Dm
Crying lightning
                    Am                                            F
And how you like to aggravate the icky man on rainy afternoons
    Dm
Uninviting
    Am
But not half as impossible as everyone assumes
       F       Dm
You are crying lightning


[Instrumental]

Am


[Bridge]

             Am                  Dm
Oh you were reading a book about some idiot
     F                  E
And telling me about another
      Am          Dm
I was so severely underwhelmed
             F            E
I thought I might never recover

                Am
Straighten the rudder girl
     Dm
And sail me up stairs
    F
And go and find somebody
      E
Who cares

        Am                Dm
Well we might not be the perfect partners
       F               E
But tonight we make a pair

Am                   Am
Your past-times, consisted of the strange
      Am
And twisted and deranged         
       Am                                     F
And I hate that little game you had called


[Interlude]

        Dm            Am
Crying lightning
        Am            F
Crying lightning
        Dm            Am
Crying lightning
        Am
Crying lightning


[Chorus]

    F                Dm
Your past-times, consisted of the strange
     Am
And twisted and deranged
       Am                                     F
And I hate that little game you had called
            Dm
Cryi--------ng
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Anzelmo 186 Sep 28, 2009 07:14 AM

on KEXP he played E instead of G# and it sounds better to me ;]

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NDHS73 10 Oct 05, 2009 11:16 AM

Completly agree, E sounds good. The TAB is very good, the dogs danglies

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kswalsh 10 Nov 20, 2009 12:14 PM

Another vote for E instead of G#, other than that good stuff.

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