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Riot Van Tab

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       			 RIOT VAN - ARCTIC MONKEYS
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Band: Arctic Monkeys
Song: Riot Van
Album: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)


Tabbed by: skatersic666
Email: totalrock2003@yahoo.com



Tuning: STANDARD (E A D G B e)


Listen to the CD to get the strumming/timing correct.

Any corrections i will be happy to change.




Strum the chords lightly and kind of rake them if you get what I mean
to give them the effect used in the song

For the solo, use sligh distortion and i tink either a tremolo or
vibrate effect (but im not 100% certain about that)

In the chorus between the C#m to the Bm you can slide down.
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::VERSE ONE::
              F#m C#m       Bm
 Up rolled the riot van and sparked excitement in the boys
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
                           But the policemen look annoyed
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m  C#m      Bm
 			   Perhaps these are ones they should avoid
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m  C#m      Bm
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

::CHORUS::
  A                         C#m                     Bm
 They got a chase last night from men with trunchens dressed in hats
|---------------------------4----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0----3-3-3-3--3-3-0---|
|----------6----------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------4------------4----------2--------2-------|
|-5--5--5--5--5--5--0------------------------------------------------|
  E                    A                         C#m
                        Didnt do that much wrong still ran away though
|--------0--(0)----------------------------------4-------------------|
|-----0--0---0--0--------------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0|
|-1-1-1--1-1-1--0------------6-------------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----4------------4------|
|----------------------5--5--5--5-----5--5--0------------------------|
  Bm               E
 laugh .. laugh
|--------------------------0--(0)------------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3--3-3-0--------0--0---0--0----------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----1-1-1--1-1-1--0----------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
|-2-----------------2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


::VERSE TWO::
              F#m C#m       Bm
 & please just stop tal----king 'cause they won't find us if you do
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
                           All those silly boys in blue
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
 			    Well they won't catch me and you
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


::CHORUS::
  A                         C#m                     Bm
Have you been drinking son? you dont look old enough to me
|---------------------------4----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0----3-3-3-3--3-3-0---|
|----------6----------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------4------------4----------2--------2-------|
|-5--5--5--5--5--5--0------------------------------------------------|
  E                    A                         C#m
                        Im sorry officer is there a certain age your 
|--------0--(0)----------------------------------4-------------------|
|-----0--0---0--0--------------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0|
|-1-1-1--1-1-1--0------------6-------------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----4------------4------|
|----------------------5--5--5--5-----5--5--0------------------------|
  Bm               E
 be? cause no body told me     and up ...
|--------------------------0--(0)------------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3--3-3-0--------0--0---0--0----------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----1-1-1--1-1-1--0----------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
|-2-----------------2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

::VERSE THREE::
              F#m C#m       Bm
 rolls the     riot van    and these lads just wind the coppers up
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
                           They ask why they don't catch proper crooks
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
 			    Get thier address and thier names 
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
              took                           But he couldn't care ...
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


:SOLO: With slight distortion and tremolo or vibrato effect (i think)
 N.C                            N.C
less
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------4/9--\2-----|
|---------------9\4---4----2---|----------------4/11-----------------|
|-0-----9\4--------------------|-0-----9\4---------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


::VERSE FOUR/OUTRO::
              F#m C#m       Bm
   Thrown in the riot van and all the coppers kicked him in
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
                           And there was no way he could win
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
 			    Just had to take it on the chin
|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm            

|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|



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| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
|(4) Ghost note - Optional to play it or not
 P.M Palm Mute

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Tvox08 wrote on April 20 2006, 09:08 pm

Hey this tab is literally perfect, except for on the E chord they add a hammer on onto the 2nd fret on the B string half way through strumming it -- but otherwise, perfect. Great job

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Jimbob Hendrix wrote on April 22 2006, 06:14 am

i agree with the above but i found anpther correction. i play the F# at the beginning of the main riff as this e-5 think its a d/c# try it
b-7
g-6
d-7
a-5

+2 reply
jason_smiths wrote on August 15 2006, 08:07 pm

spot on jimbob

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