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Nightmares Tab

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Huge tune from one of the most under-rated bands in Britain.
No doubt 'Himalayan' is going to be one hell of an album.
I haven't been able to tab the slower/breakdown part so far but this is the basic riff.

[OPENING}

Come in with standard open A string and 7th fret D string played together.
Then alternate between the open A string and the fretted D parts.
Listen along with the track and you should get the feel for it.

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-7-----9----5----2----2----2----2----2----0----0----0----4----2----2----2----0---|
-0---0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-----|
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Repeat this part again but the opening 7th D String Fret and Open A played together
can be played as just an Open A and slide the the D string up to the 7th fret without picking it.


After playing this riff for a 2nd time, THEN THE DRUMS KICK IN.
The main riff is played again twice (4 times in total before the vocals)
but the second time around extends it's ending, repeating the picking between the open A string
and the 4th and 2nd D string frets.

PLAY THIS the 4th TIME ROUND.

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-7-----9----5----2----2----2----2----2----0----0----0----4----2----2----2----2----0--|
-0---0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----|
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----0----0----4----2----2----2----2----0----0----0----4----2----2----2----2----------|
--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-------|
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[VERSE]

The verse riff is pretty similar to the main riff but relies mostly on
the combination of the open A string and the 7th D String fret.

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----7----7----7----7----7----7----7----2----0----0----0----4----2----2----2----0-----|
--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-------|

On the THIRD time:
('Cos when you're afraid of everything, everything is the stuff of nightmares)
This verse riff is repeated but continues in a similar way to the 4th TIME ROUND of the MAIN RIFF.

PLAY THIS THE THIRD TIME ROUND IN THE VERSE:

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----7----7----7----7----7----7----7----2----0----0----0----4----2----2----2----2----|
--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0------|



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----0----0----0----4----2----2----2----2----0----0----0----4----2----2----2----2-----|
--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-------|
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[BREAKDOWN]

After this we head into the slower breakdown.
I've yet to tab this but I'm pretty sure it consists of an opening A CHORD and Bm CHORD:

     A                       Bm

---5---             ---2---|
---5---             ---3---|
---6---             ---4---|
---7---             ---4---|
---7---             ---2---|
---5---             ---2---|


Then the song heads back into the main riff and verse riffs that are used throughout the song.

Hope this helps any of you in trying to play this song.
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Jaffl3 104 Mar 21, 2014 12:02 PM

Great tab, thought I would search for this on the offchance that someone had tabbed it since I last checked, and hey presto, one's been added today. Very nice tab, seems right to me, this is what I think the slower breakdown bit should be, feel free to add it if you think it's correct:

A Em Bm
If I died tomorrow, would you be upset?
A
Or would you be the one.. coming to get me

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Jaffl3 104 Mar 21, 2014 12:28 PM

Bah, it ruined the spacing because I chose comment instead of correction. This should be better.

A             Em                      Bm
If I died tomorrow, would you be upset?
A
Or would you be the one.. coming to get me

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crosbybrowne 10 Mar 24, 2014 08:36 PM

Hey Jaffl3, cheers for posting the breakdown chords! I posted this tab but posted it before I'd even signed up so didn't get credited for it unfortunately! I'd checked quite a few times for a tab and no-one had done one so thought I'd sit down and give it a go myself. Hope it gets you through the tune!

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