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Emergency Contraception Blues Tab

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         Emergency Contraception Blues - Bombay Bicycle Club
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Tabbed by: pauli.f
Email: pauli.ahashakeheartbreak@hotmail.co.uk

Tuning: standard EADGBe

taken from the debut album 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' as track 1.
it's just the same riff all the way through, which slightly changes after the intro.
there's also a lead guitar part.
you may also recognise a change more than once in the way the riff is played after the 
it's just a matter of messing around with the chords, there aren't any additional chords 
the ones i've tabbed they're just played in different orders.
the x's represent a muted note or in this case an open string. this just means don't let 
string be heard.
if this tab doesn't sound that right to you when you play it, just ignore the way i have 
the rhythm and play it the way you think sounds best according to the actual song.
this was tabbed by request.
enjoy :)

riff I
introduction
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-13-11-9-11-9--9-6-(0)---(0)-6-66-666-77-88-9-9-99-9--------------------|
D|-x--x--x--x-x--x--x-x-(0)-4-(0)-x-xx-xxx-xx-xx-x-x-xx-x--------------------|
A|-9--11-9--7-9--7--4/11(0)-x-(0)-4-44-444-55-66-7-7-77-7--------------------|
E|-0--0--0--0-0--0--0/0-(0)-2-(0)-0-00-000-00-00-0-0-00-0--------------------|

rest of the song (0:23)
staring on 0:46,1:03,1:11 the riff is played in another order

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11/13-11-9-6/13------------666-77-88-9999999999---------------------------|
D|-x-/x--x--x-x/x--4444444444-xxx-xx-xx-xxxxxxxxxx---------------------------|
A|-9-/11-9--7-4/11-xxxxxxxxxx-444-55-66-7777777777---------------------------|
E|-0-/0--0--0-0/0--2222222222-000-00-00-0000000000---------------------------|

lead guitar 0:38
obviously played with an effect
a good start to achieve this effect would be to use as much reverb as possible

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7b9-14\9-7b9-14\9-9\2-----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Morgggsss 32 wrote on April 8 2010, 08:03 pm

Well, done for tabbing it an all, but some of those chords seem ridiculously awkward...

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babyfratellikid 447 wrote on April 8 2010, 08:09 pm

i know, i agree. this isn't how jack plays it. it's played with a capo or something but it's as close as i could get so just use it as a starting point. hope it was at least a bit helpful anyway.

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liam710 10 wrote on May 27 2010, 07:21 am

pretty sure it's in DADF#BE because it's the same guitar as the end of the last song on the album - the giantess, which is in acoustic. the giantess also has a capo on fret 2. (which is exactly how mumford & sons play... the cave i think it is?... 'empty in the valley of your heart.')

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