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Your Protector - Fleet Foxes

Tabbed by: lozenger


Tuning is standard.


Awesome song, great band. Probably the best new band I've heard in years and years. Love it!


There are 3 guitar parts here that I'll tab out,

First: Acoustic Guitar.

Chord Shapes:

     Em  D   C   G   A  Em(2) D/E A(2) G(2) Bm Cmaj7

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


Strumming pattern should be sort of like this:

||--X---X----X-X-X--|--X---X----x-x-x--||


Intro: On flutes, but you can finger pick it if you like:
 

e||-----|--------|-----|-----|-----------|-7------|------||
B||--8--|-(hold-)|-7---|-8---|------7--8-|-8---7--|-8----||
G||--9--|-(for--)|-7---|-9---|-9----7--9-|-----7--|-9----||
D||-----|-(ages!)|-----|-----|-10--------|--------|------||
A||-----|--------|-----|-----|-----------|--------|------||
E||-----|--------|-----|-----|-----------|--------|------||


Play this intro behind the first few verses -

She left a week to roam,    
Your protector's coming home.
Keep your secrets with you girl,                
Safe from the outside world.

You walk along the stream
Your head caught in a waking dream
Your protector's coming home, 
coming home

- Then ease into strumming an Em chord, until -

Em D   C
As you lay to die beside me, baby
       G                  D
On the mornin' that you came
          Em       A
Would you wait for me?
    G
The other one
      A        Em
would wait for me.


inbetween repeats play 'Riff 1':

                             (Riff 1)

     Em                       G   D

e||------0-----0-0-0-----0----3---2--||
B||------0-----0-0-0-----0----3---3--||
G||------0-----0-0-0-----0----0---2--||
D||--2---2---2-2-2-2-2---2----0---0--||
A||--2---2---2-2-2-2-2---2-----------||
E||--0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0-----------||



Repeat the chorus but change to Em(2) on the last chord,
then play the next part twice like this:


         You run------------------------------------------------with the   de-vil

     Em(2)                   D/E Em(2)                          D/E Em(2)

e||------7-----7-7-7-----7--------7--|------7-----7-7-7-----7--------7--|------7--||
B||------8-----8-8-8-----8----7---8--|------8-----8-8-8-----8----7---8--|------8--||
G||------9-----9-9-9-----9----7---9--|------9-----9-9-9-----9----7---9--|------9--|| (keep strumming
D||--9---9---9-9-9-9-9---9----7---9--|--9---9---9-9-9-9-9---9----7---9--|--9---9--||  away...)
A||--7---7---7-7-7-7-7---7----7---7--|--7---7---7-7-7-7-7---7----7---7--|--7---7--||
E||--0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0----0---0--|--0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0----0---0--|--0---0--||



Keep playing Em(2) through the instrumental break.

Play octaves for Em and Am through the next bit:

    Em  Am

e||---------||
B||---------||
G||---------|| 
D||------7--|| 
A||--7---x--||
E||--0---5--||


          Em 
Tell your brother to be good
          Am            Em
Tell your sister not to go
          Em
Tell your mother not to wait
          Am            Em
Tell your father I was good    (ease into strumming again...)


       C
As you lay to die beside me, baby
        G                 D
On the mornin' that you came
          Em       A
Would you wait for me?
    G
The other one
      A        Em    Riff1  Em    Riff1  Em    Riff1  Em    Riff1
would wait for me.


Strum this behind the first oohs - 

Em  A(2)  G(2)  A(2)  Em  A(2)  G(2) A(2)  Bm   

Cmaj7  Bm  Cmaj7  Bm  Cmaj7  Bm  G(2)  A(2)  Em   Riff1  Em   Riff1


Then just strum the same chords once each time for the last oohs.


And that's the acoustic guitar, hope it wasn't too confusing! 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Second: Electric Guitar 1.

Play almost exactly the same thing as the acoustic guitar
but only strum on the beat, except in these parts:


All the 'ooh' parts - 


e||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|
B||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|-----7---|
G||---9---|-7---9---|---9---|-7---9---|---9---|-7---9---|-7-9-----|---------|
D||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|-----7---|-9-------|
A||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|
E||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|

e||--------|-----7---|---------|---------|--------|---------|---------|---------||
B||---8----|-7-------|----10-8-|-7-------|---8----|-7-------|---------|---------||
G||--------|---------|---------|---------|--------|-----7---|-7---9---|-9-------||
D||--------|---------|---------|---------|--------|---------|---------|---------||
A||--------|---------|---------|---------|--------|---------|---------|---------||
E||--------|---------|---------|---------|--------|---------|---------|---------||


'Tell your brother' bit (slide these a bit) - 

e||---7---|-5---10---|-7-------||
B||---5---|-3---7----|-5-------||
G||-------|----------|---------||
D||-------|----------|---------||
A||-------|----------|---------||
E||-------|----------|---------||

That's all for guitar 2

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Third: Guitar 3, which I think is actually on mandolin.

Either play all the same chords or nothing except in these parts:

All the 'oohs', play tremolo (lots of picking!) - 


e||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|
B||---8---|-7---8---|---8---|-7---8---|---8---|-7---8---|-7-8-7---|---------|
G||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|-9---7---|
D||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|
A||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|
E||-------|---------|-------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|

e||---7----|------10---|-----8-7-|---------|---7----|----------|---------|---------||
B||--------|-10--------|---------|-10------|--------|-10---7---|-7---8---|-8-------||
G||--------|-----------|---------|---------|--------|----------|---------|---------||
D||--------|-----------|---------|---------|--------|----------|---------|---------||
A||--------|-----------|---------|---------|--------|----------|---------|---------||
E||--------|-----------|---------|---------|--------|----------|---------|---------||


That's guitar 3.

These two guitar parts are what the singers are 'oohing' as well.
Sounds great when all put together!


I think that's everything, sorry if it's confusing! 
Please correct if you see something, thanks!
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clarknhillside 10 wrote on October 24 2009, 10:08 pm

Great Job!

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