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                                             SOUNDS LIKE BALLOONS - Biffy Clyro
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Tabbed by: merkinball15

This is what I'm pretty sure Simon plays, judging from live videos and by ear.
Please comment with any feedback/corrections.

Tuning: Drop C#

Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| x2
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----4----0h2h4-----4----0h2h4----------------------------------------------|
C#|------4--------------4-----------------------------------------------------|
G#|--2------------0-2------------0~-hit-this-note-without-palm-mute-2nd-time--|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   P.M.

[Verse]
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----4----0h2h4-----4----0h2h4------4----0h2h4-----4----0h2h4---------------|
C#|------4--------------4---------------4--------------4----------------------|
G#|--2------------0-2------------0~-2------------0-2------------0~------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| x2
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----4----0h2h4-----4----0h2h4------4----0h2h4-----4----0h2h4---------------|
C#|------4--------------4---------------4--------------4----------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------0~------------|
C#|--5------------4-5------------4~-2------------0-2--------------------------|

[Pre-Chorus]
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--11-11-11\-------------11-11-11\------------------------------------------|
C#|--12-12-12\----14~--9~--12-12-12\----14~--9~-------------------------------|
G#|--9--9--9-\----12~--7~--9--9--9-\----12~--7~-------------------------------|
C#|--9--9--9-\-------------9--9--9-\------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------5---------------------| listen to the
Bb|--3---(0)(0)-8-----10----7----3---(0)(0)-8-----10----3---------------------| song for how 
F#|--2----7--9--7-----9-----7----2----7--9--7-----9-----2---------------------| many times to
C#|--0----5--7--9-----11----x----0----5--7--9-----11----0---------------------| play each chord
G#|--0----7--9--10----12----9----0----7--9--10----12----0---------------------|
C#|--0----------------------9----0----------------------0---------------------|

Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3---I've-seen-videos-where-Simon---8-------------------------------------|
F#|--4---plays-this-chord-in-place-of---7-------------------------------------|
C#|--x---this-one-----------------------9-------------------------------------|
G#|--5----------------------------------10------------------------------------|
C#|--5------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse]

[Pre-Chorus]
Eb|---------------0-0-0-0-0-0----------------0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|
Bb|---------------2-2-2-0-0-0----------------2-2-2-0-0-0----------------------|
F#|--11-11-11\----2-2-2-0-0-0---11-11-11\----2-2-2-0-0-0----------------------|
C#|--12-12-12\----2-2-2-2-2-2---12-12-12\----2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------|
G#|--9--9--9-\----0-0-0-2-2-2---9--9--9-\----0-0-0-2-2-2----------------------|
C#|--9--9--9-\------------------9--9--9-\-------------------------------------|

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Eb|--3----2-----------------3----2--------------------------------------------| again, listen 
Bb|--3----3----3----3----3--3----3----3----3----3-----------------------------| to the song for
F#|--0----4----2----2----2--0----4----2----2----2-----------------------------| how many times
C#|--x----4----0----0----0--x----4----0----0----0-----------------------------| each chord is
G#|--2----2----0----x----x--2----2----0----x----x-----------------------------| played
C#|--2---------0----5----4--2---------0----5----4-----------------------------|

[Solo]
Eb|----------------14p----------------14p---------------14p-------------------|
Bb|-----17------17----17----17---17------17----15-----15---15-----------------|
F#|--16----16------------16---16----16------16----16--------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb|---------------14p---------------14p----------------14p--------------------|
Bb|-----15---15------15----15-----15---15----15---15------15------------------|
F#|--16---16----16------14----14----------14---14----14-----------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb|--------------14p----------------14p---------------------------------------| x2
Bb|-----15-----15---15----15---15------15-------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|--17----17----------17---17----16------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]

Ending:
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------4-----0--2--4b------4-----------------------------------------------|
C#|---------4-----------------4-----------------------------------------------|
G#|--0~-2---------------------2-----------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Thar she blows!


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| b    Bend
| h    Hammer-on
| ~    Vibrato
| \    Slide down
| (n)  Ghost note
| x    Dead note
| p    Pull-off

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joshuahughes34 2,043 Jul 23, 2013 09:21 AM

five star, although i think in chorus instead of....

|---------
|---10----
|---9-----
|---11----
|---12----
|---------

from what ive seen live i think its this....

|---------
|---8-----
|---9-----
|---11----
|---0-----
|---------

and i think the chords in bridge are..... (from watching live videos)

|--0----2--------------------|
|--0----3----3----3----3-----|
|--0----4----2----2----2-----|
|--2----4----4----4----4-----|
|--2----2----5----x----x-----|
|--2---------0----5----4-----|

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merkinball15 255 Jul 28, 2013 11:15 AM

Thanks for the awesome rating man! I'm not too sure about this chord,
|---------
|---8-----
|---9-----
|---11----
|---0-----
|---------

maybe you tabbed it wrong or something but that doesn't sound quite right to me. I still stand by that first E chord I put for the bridge, pretty sure hes putting the high E and B strings down on the third fret. But I really like those last three chords you put for the bridge. They sound fuller, easier to transition to, and look a lot more like what Mr. Neil actually plays. Thanks again for the rating and commenting!

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chuckyv2 54 Feb 10, 2015 09:30 AM

Eb|------------------------------------
Bb|----------------8-----10----7----3--
F#|--------9---11--7-----9-----7----2--
C#|--12----11--12--9-----11----x----0--
G#|--12----7---9--10-----12----9----0--
C#|--0-------------------------9----0--
Me thinks

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