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Keep Your Head Up Tab

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                                               Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard
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Tabbed by: Nick Adams

A good song, and once you've got your head around the main riff it's simple
to play. To keep things tidy I have omitted the more complicated strumming
from the second stanza of the verse onwards, and given a solid background
to work against. So when the energy picks up, just play stronger and looser.
Oh yea, watch the tuning. Drop the bottom E down to D; drop the B down to A.
Cheers.

Tuning: DADGAe

Intro
e||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0--|
G||----------0-----0-|---------0-----0-|---------0-----0-|--------------0--|
D||----0-3-----3-----|---0-3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----0------3-3--|
A||--1-----1-----1---|-1-----1-----1---|---0---0-----0---|---0------1---1--|
D||------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-2------3--------|

e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0--|
G|----------2-----2-|---------2p0-----|---------0-----0-|--------------0--|
D|----0-3-----3-----|---0-3-------3---|-----3-----3-----|-----0------3-3--|
A|--1-----1-----1---|-1-----1-------1-|---0---0-----0---|---0------1---1--|
D|------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-2------3--------|

e|------------------|--------------------||
A|------------------|--------------------||
G|----------2-----2-|---------2-------2--||
D|----0-3-----3-----|---0-3-----3---3-3--||
A|--1-----1-----1---|-1-----1-----1------||
D|------------------|--------------------||

Verse                                                                      x3
e||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
A||o------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0--o||
G||-----------0-----0-|---------0-----0-|---------0-----0-|--------------0---||
D||-----0-3-----3-----|---0-3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----0------3-3---||
A||o--1-----1-----1---|-1-----1-----1---|---0---0-----0---|---0------1---1--o||
D||-------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-2------3---------||

e|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------|
A|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|--------------0-|
G|----------0-----0-|-----0---0h2p0-------|---------0-----0-|--------------0-|
D|----0-3-----3-----|---3---3-------3-0---|-----3-----3-----|-----0------3-3-|
A|--1-----1-----1---|-1-----------------1-|---0---0-----0---|---0------1---1-|
D|------------------|---------------------|-0---------------|-2------3-------|

e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0---|
G|----------2-----2-|---------2-----2-|---------2-----0-|--------------0---|
D|----0-3-----3-----|---0-3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----0------3-3---|
A|--1-----1-----1---|-1-----1-----1---|---0---0-----0---|---0------1---1---|
D|------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-2------3---------|

e|------------------|------------------|-----||
A|------------------|------------------|--0--||
G|----------0-------|-2--------2-------|--2--||
D|----0-3-----3---3-|---3-0------3-0---|--3--||
A|--1-----1-----1---|-------1--------1-|--1--||
D|------------------|------------------|-----||

Repeat Verse


Pre-Chorus
e|-----------------|------------------|
A|---------0-----0-|---------2p0------|
G|-----0-----0-----|-----0------------|
D|---2---2---------|---2---2----------|
A|-3-----------3---|-3-----------(3)--|
D|-----------------|------------------|

Chorus                                                                      x4
e||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------||
A||o----------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|-----------0-------o||
G||-------0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-------0-----0------||
D||-----3---------3---|---2---------2---|---3---------3---|-----3---------3----||
A||o--5-----5-------5-|-3-----3-------3-|-1-----1-------1-|-(1)-----1-------1-o||
D||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------||

e||---------------------||
A||o------------0------o||
G||---------0-----0-----||
D||-----0-3---------3---||
A||o--1-------1--------o||
D||---------------------|| (Repeat until the end of the chorus)


Repeat the Verse, then the pre-chorus and chorus.


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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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koolasfolk wrote on October 15 2011, 07:09 pm

Brilliant tab, took me ages to realise the album version is cappoed at 2nd. To help anyone else out.

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leeburton1986 wrote on October 18 2011, 02:35 pm

Think its because this is a tab of the original which is a lot better and rawer I think, hes gone a bit commercial now but still amazing.

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dvermoet wrote on December 3 2011, 05:03 pm

@leeburton1986 yeah but it's quite inevitable to become commercial nowadays. between all those stupid kids singing poor written pop songs you can barely get some attention..

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