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                Above The Clouds Of Pompeii - Bear's Den
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Tabbed by: Ben Skiller
E-mail: mail@benskiller.com

I tabbed this song off of the music video in a way so that it can be played on one guitar (acoustic)
rather than 2 guitars(bass?) which I think they use in the original song. 
And I didn't fully tab the steel guitars(?). (Though the bridge is the same or similar as the other bits.)
Since the original is for more instruments, I would recommend to play chords later on to help
build up your dynamic.

Listen closely to the song, start slow and good luck. :)


Tuning: Standard
Capo on 4

These chords are basically played through out the whole song. (Relative to the capo.)
  C                        Dm                       Am                       F
e|--0---------------------|--0---------------------|--0---------------------|--x---------------------|
B|--1---------------------|--1---------------------|--1---------------------|--1---------------------|
G|--0---------------------|--2---------------------|--0---------------------|--0---------------------|
D|--2---------------------|--0---------------------|--2---------------------|--3---------------------|
A|--3---------------------|-(0)--------------------|--0---------------------|--3---------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|--1---------------------|



Intro/Pre-Chorus/Chorus
(The first 1 in the 2nd and 4th bar are optional, I think it sounds better with them.)
  C                        Dm                       Am
e|----------0-------------|----------0-------------|----------0-------------|
B|1-----1h3------3-----1--|1-----1h3------3-----1--|------1h3------3-----1--|
G|---0-----0--------------|---2-----2--------------|--0------0--------------|
D|------------------------|0-----0-----0-----0-----|-0----------------------|
A|3-----3-----3-----3-----|------------------------|0-----0-----0-----0-----|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

  F
e|----------0-------------|
B|1-----1h3------3-----1--|
G|---0-----0--------------|
D|3-----3-----3-----3-----|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

I see the 3 open strings in the 3rd bar like a roll, a roll with your hand if you get what I mean.


Verse 1
(Play the first 1 from the 1st bar only the first round.)
  C                        Am                       Dm
e|-----------0-----------0|-----------0-----------0|------------0----------0|
B|1----1-----------1------|-----1-----------1------|-----1-----------1------|
G|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|------------------------|0-----0-----0-----0-----|------------------------|
A|3-----3-----3-----3-----|------------------------|0-----0-----0-----0-----|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

  F                                                                   F
e|-----------0-----------0|     The second round it ends like this: e|-----------0------------| 
B|-----1-----------1------|                                         B|-----1-----------1h3-1--|
G|----0-----0-----0-----0-| 2x                                      G|----0-----0-----0-------|
D|3-----3-----3-----3-----|                                         D|3-----3-----3----(3)----|
A|------------------------|                                         A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|                                         E|------------------------|

Put the accent on the high notes, play the bass notes softly. 
I see this like a gallop (like from a horse).


Intro (For the (1st) steel guitar bit see the first part of the bridge.)

Verse 2

Second round ends like this time like this:   
  F                                                                   
e|-----------0------------|
B|-----1h3--------3-----1-|                                        
G|----0-----0-------------|                                     
D|3-----3-----3-----3-----|                                         
A|------------------------|                                        
E|------------------------|                                        


Pre-Chorus (=Intro)
                                                         (2nd steel guitar bit)
Chorus (=2x Intro, could use chords)                     e|------------------------| 
                                                         B|------1-----1-----1-----|
Intro                                                    G|0h2-2-----2-----2---2-0-|
                                                         D|------------------------|
Verse 3 (Second round ends like the first round)         A|------------------------|
                                                         E|------------------------|
Pre-Chorus (=Intro)


Bridge
(One strum per bar)
  C                        Am                       Dm                       F
e|--0---------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|--1---------------------|--1---------------------|-(1)--------------------|--1---------------------|
G|--0---------------------|--2---------------------|--0---------------------|--0---------------------| 2x
D|--2---------------------|--0---------------------|--2---------------------|--3---------------------|
A|--3---------------------|------------------------|--0---------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

(Steel guitar part)
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|-------1----------------|-1--------1-------------|-1--------1-------------|-1--------1-------------|
G|0h2--2------------------|0--0h2--2---------------|0--0h2--2---------------|0--0h2--2---------------| 
D|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|-1----1-----1-----1-----|------1-----1-----1-----|------1-----1-----1-----|------1-----1-----1-----|
G|0-0h2---2-2---2-2---2-0-|0h2-2---2-2---2-2---2-0-|0h2-2---2-2---2-2---2-0-|0h2-2---2-2---2-2---2-0-| 
D|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

If you play the strings near the bridge (bottom of the guitar) with your nails or a pick, you can create 
a more 'harsh' sound that's similar to the steel guitar's sound.
You can imitate the bass drum with your foot, or by trying to slap with your thumb.
You can use a pick starting from the bridge if you like.

I like to start strumming the F from the last bar of the bridge and then continue into the chorus.

The chords (to remind you again)
(I didn't put the strumming pattern down, listen to the song and find the rhythm you think fits best.)
  C                        Dm                       Am                       F
e|--0---------------------|--0---------------------|--0---------------------|--x---------------------|
B|--1---------------------|--1---------------------|--1---------------------|--1---------------------|
G|--0---------------------|--2---------------------|--0---------------------|--0---------------------|
D|--2---------------------|--0---------------------|--2---------------------|--3---------------------|
A|--3---------------------|-(0)--------------------|--0---------------------|--3---------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|--1---------------------|

Chorus (Chords recommended, for the dynamic)

Chorus (Chords recommended)

Outro (=Chorus, chords recommended)

I suppose you can imitate the brass section with your voice here. ;p (I like to do that. haha)
I also like to play the outro twice, since it feels more natural that way. (Because you can't do 
the brass section and sing the lyrics in the final chorus.)

End on a C.




LYRICS (Chords must be added, basically C, Am, Dm, F and they all start on the last syllable of the sentence.)

[Intro]
C, Am, Dm, F

[Verse 1]
C                              Am
We built our home out on the slopes
                           Dm
Pompeii beneath, she lay above
                     F
How she haunted our home
                     C
How she haunted our home

                     Am
You were a god in my eyes
                              Dm
Above the clouds, above the skies
                     F
You were a god in my eyes
                     C
You were a god

[Intro]
C, Am, Dm, F

[Verse 2]
C                               Am
You took me walking through the town
                            Dm  
Showed me the statues underground
                             F
Said just don't they look at peace
                          C
Sometimes I wish that was me

                         Am
I was the son you always had
                                   Dm
Tugging at your coat when you were sad
                         F
I was the son you always had
                         C
I was the son you always had

[Pre-Chorus] (=Intro)
C, Am, Dm, F

[Chorus]
C
Don't cry
          Am
Hold your head up high
          Dm
She would want you to
          F
She would want you to... please

C
Just don't cry
          Am
Hold your head up high
          Dm
She would want you to
          F
She would want you to

[Intro]
C, Am, Dm, F

[Verse 3]
C                            Am
You said stay in the car and wait
                                   Dm
There's just some things I have to say
                           F
Don't you know I miss her, too
                           C
I miss her just as much as you

                    Am
So my father and my son
                        Dm
As you end what she's begun
                          F
You'll lie patient by her side
                           C
With roses red come lilies white

[Intro]
C, Am, Dm, F

[Bridge]
C                       Am
I was too young to understand
                               Dm
The flowers slipping from your hands
                        F
I was too young to understand
                        C
I was too young to understand

                        Am
I was too young to understand
                            Dm
The flowers sleeping in her hands
                        F
I was too young to understand
                        C
I was too young to understand

[Instrumental]
C, Am, Dm, F (all one strum)
C, Am, Dm, (all one strum), F (starting the strum rhythm)


[Chorus]
C
Don't cry
          Am
Hold your head up high
          Dm
She would want you to
          F
She would want you to

             C
Please, just don't cry
          Am
Hold your head up high
          Dm
She would want you to
          F
She would want you to


[Chorus]
C
And just don't cry
          Am
Hold your head up high
          Dm
She would want you to
          F
She would want you to

             C
Please, just don't cry
          Am
Hold your head up high
          Dm
She would want you to
          F
She would want you to

[Outro]
C, Am, Dm, F
End on a C.





It's a beautiful song, enjoy it.
Have a nice day.

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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