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There are two guitar parts. One can be played by either a normal guitar or a bass. 
Guitar 1/Bass (JAMIE) first.

Main riff (Verse):
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

Chorus riff:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|------0-2---------0-2----------0-2----------0-2---------|
E|--0-2---------0-2----------0-2----------0-2-------------|

Bridge:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|9999999999999999555555555555555522222222222222229999999999-7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

GUITAR 2 (ALEX)

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

Bridge:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

Play nothing during chorus or play along with the other guitar.

So here is the song as a whole:

(drum fill)

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

Fake Tales of San Francisco echo through the room
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

More point to a wedding disco without a bride or groom
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

There's a super cool band yeah with their trilbies and their glasses of white wine
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

And all the weekend rock stars in the toilets practicing their lines
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

I don't want to hear you (Kick me out, kick me out)
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------0-2---------|
E|----------------------------------------0-2-------------|
I don't want to hear you no (Kick me out, kick me out)
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------0-2---------|
E|----------------------------------------0-2-------------|
I don't want to hear you no (Kick me out, kick me out)
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------0-2---------|
E|----------------------------------------0-2-------------|
I don't want to hear you I don't want to hear you
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------0-2---------|
E|----------------------------------------0-2-------------|

Fake Tales of San Francisco echo through the air
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

And there's a few bored faces in the back all wishing they weren't there
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

And as the microphone squeaks a young girl's telephone beeps
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

Yeah she's dashing for the exit oh, she's running to the streets outside
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

"Oh you've saved me," she screams down the line "The band were fucking wank and I'm not 
having a nice time"
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7------|
A|-----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5----5---5-7-5---5-7-9---7-5--|
E|---7---7--------7---7--------7---7-------7--------------|

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

I don't want to hear you (Kick me out, kick me out)
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------0-2---------|
E|----------------------------------------0-2-------------|
I don't want to hear you no (Kick me out, kick me out)
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------0-2---------|
E|----------------------------------------0-2-------------|
Yeah but his bird thinks it's amazing, though so all that's left
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------0-2---------|
E|----------------------------------------0-2-------------|
Is the proof that love's not only blind but deaf
(play nothing during line)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

He talks of San Francisco, he's from - Hunter's Bar I don't quite know the distance but 
I'm - sure that's far  Yeah, I'm sure that's pretty far - (lines indicate bars)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|9999999999999999555555555555555522222222222222229999999999-7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

Yeah, I'd love to tell you all -my problem You're not from New York City, you're -from 
Rotherham So get off the bandwagon, and -put down the handbook
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|9999999999999999555555555555555522222222222222229999999999-7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook [x4]

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|9999999999999999555555555555555522222222222222229999999999-7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8-9|
E|7777777777777777333333333333333300000000000000007777777777------|

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

THEN GUITAR 1/BASS COMES IN
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|---5------------5------------5------------5-------------|
E|-7----7------7-----7-------7----7-------7----7----------|

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

            
            
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Manuelatinrock 10 Feb 15, 2013 08:12 AM

like, nice tab

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lucienhughes 32 Feb 28, 2014 10:49 AM

I think instead of 7-8-9 at the end of the bridge, it's 5-6-7 on the A string.

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