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                            Mess Around - Cage The Elephant
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Tabbed by:sir-rex-a-lot

Tuning:Standard

A fairly simple song in terms of chord progression. But I must say, it does get me excited for
the new album! :)

(Intro)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/---|

(Intro cont.) Band enters
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3-5--5-5-7--7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0-5--5-5-7--7-7-0~~~~~~-|

Rhythm plays the intro again while another instrument comes in and plays something like this: 
(Sorry if you don't have 24 frets)242424=24 151515=15 171717=17 121212=12 (All tremolo picked)

e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/2424242424242424\151515151515151515\|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/1717171719191919\121212121212/1717171719191919\1212121212-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Verse)(Clean/Acoustic)If you want you can play the full chords, but i'm pretty sure this is what they play
   G                          E
e|-3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-x-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-x-|
B|-3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-x-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-x-|
G|-4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-x-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-x-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

Another guitar plays this when the E chord is played during the verse:
   G                          E
e|---------------------------12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-|
B|---------------------------12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

The verse is played 3 times

(Pre chorus)
   A   B   E              A   B   E   
e|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
B|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
G|-6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--|
D|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
A|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
E|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|

(Chorus)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/---|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3-5--5-5-7--7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0-5--5-5-7--7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0-|

Guitar 2
   E               G               E               G               E               G
e|-----------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------3--3-3--3-3-|
B|-----------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------3--3-3--3-3-|
G|-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-4--4-4--4-4-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-4--4-4--4-4-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-4--4-4--4-4-|
D|-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-|
A|-7--7-7--7-7-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-7--7-7--7-7-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-7--7-7--7-7-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-|
E|-----------------3--3-3--3-3-x-x-----------------3--3-3--3-3-x-x-----------------3--3-3--3-3-|
   A   B   E              A   B   E   
e|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
B|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
G|-6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--|
D|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
A|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
E|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|

Guitar 3/synth
e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/2424242424242424\151515151515151515\|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/1717171719191919\121212121212/1717171719191919\1212121212-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 is the same as verse one, but the lead guitar plays this during the E chord instead:
(Listen for timing)
e|-0-------------------------------|
B|-0-------------------------------|
G|-1-------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2p0-2-2p0-2-2p0-2-0----0~---|
A|------------------------2-0-2~---|
E|----------------------------3~---|

Play the pre chorus
Play the chorus

(Solo/Bridge)(An acoustic guitar plays the chorus in the background)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------15------------------15---15h17-15--------15------------15--------14b~~~-15b~~~------------------|
G|------14h16--16~~~~~------14h16--16---------16\14/16---------14h16--16~~~~------------------14b~~~-16b~~~--|
D|-14~~~---------------14~~~------------------------------14~~~----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------15-17-17brp15--15h17~~~-------15-17b-17b-17b-17brp15------------15-17-17brp15---14b~~-15b~~-----------|
G|-14/16--------------16----------14/16---------------------16~~~--14/16-------------16-------------14b~~-16b~|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play the chorus while lead continues:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------15-17-17brp15--15h17~~~-------15-17b-17b-17b-17brp15------|
G|-14/16--------------16----------14/16---------------------16~~~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------15-17b-17b-17b-17brp15--15h17~~~~17br~~~~~~17~~~~~17br~~~~~17~~~~~~17br-|
G|-14/16----------------------16------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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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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