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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 1]

               F#m C#m       Bm
  Up rolled the riot van and sparked excitement in the boys
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
                            But the policemen look annoyed
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m  C#m      Bm
                           Perhaps these are ones they should avoid
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m  C#m      Bm
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

   A                         C#m                     Bm
  They got a chase last night from men with trunchens dressed in hats
e|---------------------------4----------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0----3-3-3-3--3-3-0---|
G|----------6----------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------4------------4----------2--------2-------|
E|-5--5--5--5--5--5--0------------------------------------------------|

   E                    A                         C#m
                         Didnt do that much wrong still ran away though
e|--------0--(0)----------------------------------4-------------------|
B|-----0--0---0--0--------------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0|
G|-1-1-1--1-1-1--0------------6-------------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
D|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
A|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----4------------4------|
E|----------------------5--5--5--5-----5--5--0------------------------|

   Bm               E
  laugh .. laugh
e|--------------------------0--(0)------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3--3-3-0--------0--0---0--0----------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----1-1-1--1-1-1--0----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

               F#m C#m       Bm
  & please just stop tal----king 'cause they won't find us if you do
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
                            All those silly boys in blue
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
                            Well they won't catch me and you
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

   A                         C#m                     Bm
 Have you been drinking son? you dont look old enough to me
e|---------------------------4----------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0----3-3-3-3--3-3-0---|
G|----------6----------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------6--6--6--6---6--6--0----4-4-4-4--4-4-0---|
A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--0-------4------------4----------2--------2-------|
E|-5--5--5--5--5--5--0------------------------------------------------|

   E                    A                         C#m
                         Im sorry officer is there a certain age your
e|--------0--(0)----------------------------------4-------------------|
B|-----0--0---0--0--------------------------------5--5--5--5---5--5--0|
G|-1-1-1--1-1-1--0------------6-------------------6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
D|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----6--6--6--6---6--6--0|
A|-2-2-2----2----0------7--7--7--7-----7--7--0----4------------4------|
E|----------------------5--5--5--5-----5--5--0------------------------|

   Bm               E
  be? cause no body told me     and up ...
e|--------------------------0--(0)------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3--3-3-0--------0--0---0--0----------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----1-1-1--1-1-1--0----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4--4-4-0----2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------2-2-2----2----0----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3]

               F#m C#m       Bm
  rolls the     riot van    and these lads just wind the coppers up
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
                            They ask why they don't catch proper crooks
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
                            Get thier address and thier names
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
               took                           But he couldn't care ...
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Solo]

 With slight distortion and tremolo or vibrato effect (i think)
  N.C                            N.C
 less
e|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|-------------------------4/9--\2-----|
D|---------------9\4---4----2---|----------------4/11-----------------|
A|-0-----9\4--------------------|-0-----9\4---------------------------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


[Verse 4]

               F#m C#m       Bm
    Thrown in the riot van and all the coppers kicked him in
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
                            And there was no way he could win
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

               F#m C#m       Bm
                            Just had to take it on the chin
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

              F#m C#m       Bm
e|--------------2----4-------2----------------------------------------|
B|--------------2----5-------3----------------------------------------|
G|--------------2----6-------4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4----6-------4----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------4-------2----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

IF YOU LIKE THIS TAB PLEASE RATE IT

THANK YOU.


| /  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 51 Apr 20, 2006 05:08 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 309 Apr 22, 2006 02:14 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

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jason_smiths 10 Aug 15, 2006 04:07 PM

spot on jimbob

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