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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Tilikum - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Sam Powell
E-mail: niceonesam@gmail.com
Artist site: http://www.benjaminfrancisleftwich.com/

Tuning: Standard (Capo 7th)

Living in York, I've been following Ben from his earlier days.
So glad to see him back in the game after a rough couple of years!

There aren't any videos of Ben playing this track yet as it's just come out, so it's highly likely that the
layout may change once some footage surfaces during his upcoming tour. I know he's prone to DADGAD.

Closing note: I'm 99% sure Ben has his acoustic tuned differently for this, as it doesn't sound like he is
playing the open B string, but rather a G#. Regardless, it's close enough in standard!

INTRO: Repeat x2
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4----------4------|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|----------0-----------0---|
G|--1-----------------------|----1-----------1---------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|-------4-----------4------|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0----------0------------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|
(first play through)               
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|
(second play through)               
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------2~----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

VERSE #1:
I wonder what you're thinking...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|

Staring through the rain...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

Going through our baby names...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

Your husband thinks you're sleeping...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|

At a motorway hotel...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

He doesn't know tonight you're flying out of hell...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

CHORUS #1:
Be my rose...                                           Growing in the cold...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--2-----------2-----------|

Be my light in the window at home...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

Be my Sun...                                            Rising in the sky...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--2-----------2-----------|

Be my time bomb lover tonight...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

BRIDGE #1:
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4----------4------|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|----------0-----------0---|
G|--1-----------------------|----1-----------1---------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|-------4-----------4------|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0----------0------------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|
              
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

VERSE #2:
You're turning on your phone now...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|

Your hands begin to shake...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|
I'm just across the harbour bridge, you say...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

I flew out here to tell you...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|

I couldn't hold your pain then...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

Day by day I waited for your heart to mend...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

CHORUS #2:
Be my rose...                                           Growing in the cold...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--2-----------2-----------|

Be my light in the window at home...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

Be my Sun...                                            Rising in the sky...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--2-----------2-----------|

Be my time bomb lover tonight...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

BRIDGE #2: Repeat x2
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----4-----|--------4----------4------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|----------0-----------0---|
G|--1-----------------------|----1-----------1---------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|-------4-----------4------|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0----------0------------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|
              
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

CHORUS #3:
Be my rose...                                           Growing in the cold...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--2-----------2-----------|

Be my light in the window at home...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

Be my Sun...                                            Rising in the sky...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|--2-----------2-----------|

Be my time bomb lover tonight...
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|-----------4-----------0--|-----------2-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|

OUTRO:
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----4-----|--------4----------4------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|----------0-----------0---|
G|--1-----------------------|----1-----------1---------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|-------4-----------4------|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--0----------0------------|

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----------0-----------0--|
G|--1-----------------------|-----1-----------1--------|
D|--------4-----1-----------|--------4-----------4-----|
A|--------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--2-----------2-----------|
              
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0--|--0-----------------------|
G|-----1-----------1--------|--1-----------------------|
D|--------4-----------4-----|--4-----------------------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--4-----------2-----------|--0-----------------------|

************************************

| /   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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LOL/bat 10 Apr 15, 2016 01:32 PM

Thanks for the help. Sounds really good

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Concord77 10 Jun 24, 2016 12:49 AM, edited at 05:14 am

I'm pretty sure that Benjamin tunes his G string down to F#. That way, all of those awkward 4th fret on D notes become open, and he can play a pattern like this:
e----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B-------0------0-----0------0--|--------------0-------------0--|
F#--------------------------------|----------0-------------0------|
D---6------4---------------------|------6-------------6----------|
A------------------6--------------|--------------------------------|
E--------------------------7------|--4--------------4------------|

Or, he might be in an open B tuning on the top four strings:

d#------------------------------|------------------------------|
B-------0-----0-----0-----0--|-------------0------------0--|
F#--2-----0-------------------|-----2-------------2---------|
D#---------------0------------|----------3-------------3-----|
A-----------------------2------|-------------------------------|
E-------------------------------|--4------------4-------------|

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Concord77 10 Jun 24, 2016 01:21 AM

I'm pretty sure that Benjamin tunes his G string down to F#. That way, all of those awkward 4th fret on D notes become open, and he can play a pattern like this:
e---------------------------|--------------------------------|
B------0-----0-----0-----0--|--------------0--------------0--|
F#--------------------------|----------0--------------0------|
D---6-----4-----------------|------6--------------6----------|
A---------------6-----------|--------------------------------|
E---------------------7-----|--4--------------4--------------|

Or, he might be in an open B tuning on the top four strings:

d#--------------------------|--------------------------|
B------0-----0-----0----0---|-----------0-----------0--|
F#--2-----0-----------------|-----2-----------2--------|
D#--------------0-----------|--------3-----------3-----|
A---------------------2-----|--------------------------|
E---------------------------|--4-----------4-----------|

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