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The Joke's on us - Biffy Clyro - Opposites

Half step down tuning, i.e. :   D# G# C# F# A# D#

if you watch him play it live this is what he plays in my opinion.

not 100% accurate, but pretty close, suggestions would be helpful

EDIT: revisited after a few years and with more live footage, can see exactly what he 
plays, some corrections


INTRO

D# ||--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0---5-5-5-0----------||
A# ||--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0---7-7-7-0-5-5-5-0--||
F# ||--x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x-----------7-7-7-0--||
C# ||--2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2--------------------||
G# ||--2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2--------------------||
D# ||--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0--------------------||

INTRO/VERSE RIFF

D# ||----0----0-0----0-----0-0-5-5-5-0--------------||
A# ||----5----5-5/12-5/12--5-0-7-7-7-0-5-5-5-0------||
F# ||----------------------------------7-7-7-0------||
C# ||-----------------------------------------------||
G# ||-----------------------------------------------||
D# ||-----------------------------------------------||

VERSE PART 2

D# ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
A# ||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
F# ||------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7--||
C# ||-------------------------------------------------------------------||
G# ||-------------------------------------------------------------------||
D# ||-------------------------------------------------------------------||

D# ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||
A# ||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----||
F# ||------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-9-7----||
C# ||-------------------------------------------------------------------||
G# ||-------------------------------------------------------------------||
D# ||-------------------------------------------------------------------||

PRE-CHORUS

D# ||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
A# ||-------5p0----------5p0-5p0-------------7p0---------7p0-7p0---------||
F# ||-----------5p0-----------------5p0----------7p0----------------7p0--||
C# ||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G# ||--7--7------------7---------7------9--9------------9--------9-------||
D# ||--------------------------------------------------------------------||


D# ||----------------------------------------------------------------------||
A# ||---------------0-----------0---0----------------0------------0---0----||
F# ||-------5p2p0-2-----5p2p0-2---2---0------4p2p0-2------4p2p0-2---2---0--||
C# ||----------------------------------------------------------------------||
G# ||--3--3-----------3----------------------------------------------------||
D# ||------------------------------------3--3-----------3------------------||

D# ||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
A# ||-------5p0----------5p0-5p0-------------7p0---------7p0-7p0---------||
F# ||-----------5p0-----------------5p0----------7p0----------------7p0--||
C# ||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G# ||--7--7------------7---------7------9--9------------9--------9-------||
D# ||--------------------------------------------------------------------||


D# ||------------------------------------------------------------------------||
A# ||---------------0-----------0---0------------------0-------------0-0-0-0-||
F# ||-------5p2p0-2-----5p2p0-2---2---0--------4p2p0-2-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-||
C# ||------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||
G# ||--3--3-----------3------------------------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
D# ||-------------------------------------3--3-------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||

CHORUS - chords only, can work out rhythm

D# ||------------------------------------------------------------------||
A# ||----8-------8-------------8-----10-----8---------------8----------||
F# ||----7-------7------9------7-----9------7-------9-------7------11--||
C# ||----9-------9-----10------9-----11-----9------10-------9------12--||
G# ||---10------10-----10-----10-----12----10------10------10------12--||
D# ||----0--------------8------0--------------------8-------0------10--||

BREAK

D# ||-----0--------------------------||
A# ||-----0--------------------------||
F# ||--------------------------------||
C# ||--------------------------------||
G# ||--------------------------------||
D# ||--------------------------------||

VERSE again but shorter
VERSE PART 2
PRE-CHORUS but shorter
CHORUS

BRIDGE
                      p.m. -------------------------------------------------------||
D# ||---0---0---0---0------------------2p0---0---0---0---0-----------------2p0----||
A# ||---0---0---0---0--------------3p0-------0---0---0---0--------------3p0-------||
F# ||---x---x---x---x--2h4p2p0---------------x---x---x---x--2h4p2p0---------------||
C# ||---2---2---2---2----------2p0-----------2---2---2---2----------2p0-----------||
G# ||---2---2---2---2------------------------2---2---2---2------------------------||
D# ||---0---0---0---0------------------------0---0---0---0------------------------||

D# ||----------------------------------2p0--------------------------------------||
A# ||---3---3---3---3--------------3p0-------3---3---3---3----------------------||
F# ||---0---0---0---0--2h4p2p0---------------0---0---0---0-2h4p2p0--------------||
C# ||---2---2---2---2---------2p0------------2---2---2---2----------2p0-2p0-2p0-||
G# ||---3---3---3---3------------------------3---3---3---3----------------------||
D# ||---------------------------------------------------------------------------||

D# ||---0---0---0---0------------------2p0---0---0---0---0-----------------2p0--||
A# ||---0---0---0---0--------------3p0-------0---0---0---0--------------3p0-----||
F# ||---x---x---x---x--2h4p2p0---------------x---x---x---x--2h4p2p0-------------||
C# ||---2---2---2---2----------2p0-----------2---2---2---2----------2p0---------||
G# ||---2---2---2---2------------------------2---2---2---2----------------------||
D# ||---0---0---0---0------------------------0---0---0---0----------------------||

D# ||----------------------------------2p0---------------------------------2h3--||
A# ||---3---3---3---3--------------3p0-------3---3---3---3-------------3p0------||
F# ||---0---0---0---0--2h4p2p0---------------0---0---0---0-2h4p2p0--------------||
C# ||---2---2---2---2---------2p0------------2---2---2---2----------2p0---------||
G# ||---3---3---3---3------------------------3---3---3---3----------------------||
D# ||---------------------------------------------------------------------------||

VERSE/BRIDGE - chords only

D# ||---3----5----0----2-----------||
A# ||---0----x----0----3-----------||
F# ||---0----5----x----2-----------||
C# ||---0----0----2----0-----------||
G# ||---x----x----2----------------||
D# ||---3----5----0----------------||

then repeat below until chorus

D# ||-----------||
A# ||-----3-----||
F# ||-----0-----||
C# ||-----2-----||
G# ||-----3-----||
D# ||-----------||

CHORUS - but play first chord once with clean/slightly distorted tone

OUTRO

D# ||--------------------12------------||
A# ||----------------------------------||
F# ||---------------9------------------||
C# ||----------------------------------||
G# ||---------7------------------------||
D# ||---0------------------------------||
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merkinball15 245 wrote on April 2 2013, 10:47 pm

awesome tab dude. its nice too see people who know simon hardly uses power chords and take the time to tab out the alternate ones

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joshuahughes34 1,983 wrote on April 4 2013, 08:29 am

thanks man :) check out my guitar pro of this if you can, its got some corrections to this :D

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Jackie'sGerbil 27 wrote on July 16 2013, 05:58 pm

Could you please write the corrections here on the comments section because i don't have a chance to use guitar pro? It would be very nice of you! And even if you don't bother to do so it's alright because this is very good the way it is!

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