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someone else posted a tab for an acoustic performance on youtube of this song but it 
sound quite right.

"Too Much to Ask" by the Arctic Monkeys, B-side to the single "Fluorescent Adolescent".

Intro:
       Em                B7          Dm      Am
e|------------------------2-----------1-------8----------------------------|
B|------------------------0-----------3------10----------------------------|
G|--------0---------------2-----------2-------9----------------------------|
D|-------2--2/5--4--------1--------0---------------------------------------|
A|-----2------------6/2---2-----------------0------------------------------|
E|---0--------------------0------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1:

      Em                       B7
The smiles as she walked in the room

      Dm                          Am
have all turned into frowns am I too quick to assume

         Em                    B7
that the love is no longer in bloom

       Dm                          Am
The tantrums and the tears play a very different tunes to what they

 Em                B7
   did before Their heads red raw

         Dm                             Am
And the ending doesn't sound like the happiest around When you

 Em               B7                      Dm
sobbed before it felt much more like the product of the squabble

 Am
Now there's reason for it to be something more

Chorus:
(note: Alex Turner uses bar chords for the chorus)

  Am
And there would be

                                       G
Oh its uncertain whether the curtain has shut for good She

                                                           Am
said "see if it's still raining but I'm not dressed for it, and

if you loved me..."

                                         B7
And I interrupt to receive the scowl and stare

But still decided to stop her there

Verse 2:
(note: Alex Turner starts to finger pick here higher up on the fret board, but i haven't
figured that part out. instead just finger pick the chords and it'll sound ok)

Use these chords when you finger pick:

     Em      B7      Dm      Am
e|----7-------7-------5-------8-----------------------------------------|
B|----8-------8-------6------10-----------------------------------------|
G|----9-------8-------7-------9-----------------------------------------|
D|----9---------------7-------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

         Em                   B7
Would it be too outrageous to say

              Dm                                   Am
We're either shouting or we're shagging locked in tempestuous phase

    Em                           B7
At least that's how we felt yesterday

   Dm                              Am
The eyes are getting heavier and whether you're sleep or

Chorus:
(note: return to bar chords)

  Am
awake is a mistery
                            G
Would a kiss be too much to ask
                                                            Am
When you fit me as sunday's frozen pitch fits the thermos flask

It's a pity
                           B7
It just hit me we can't go back

To the chest touching on the back

Outro:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------2----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------2----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----3-2-------------------------------------------------------------|


There. It's a beautiful song. Enjoy. Feel free to comment/critique.
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Rob21 wrote on October 23 2007, 07:03 am

where did you get the original tab from?

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Marlowe wrote on October 23 2007, 04:42 pm

someone else posted a tab on here and all the chords were all wrong. i put down the right chords plus added some parts for fingerpicking. i tabbed this out from an acoustic performance on youtube by alex turner. just search "too much to ask arctic monkeys" and you should be able to find it.

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paolabramlett wrote on October 26 2007, 07:15 am

yes i tried those too... but they're real rubbish!!
these r awesome... it's a wonderful song... but the chorous chords are like the original Am and G or different like in the verses??

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