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FOALS "BALLOONS"
(mainly transcribed by ear)

Tuning: Standard or Drop D
(mainly for the bridge section)

INTRO:
(fig.1)
GTR.I, let ring throughout
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------(repeat for some time)-|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-----12+-----12+-----12+------12+-------------|
A|-12+-----12+-----12+-----12+------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
GTR.II, let ring throughout                     |
e|--------------------------------|-------------|
B|--------------------------------|-------------|
G|--------------------------------|---------7+--|(this can be heard
D|----7+------7+------7+-------7+-|----7+-------| a few times)
A|-7+-----7+------7+------7+------|-7+----7+----|
D|--------------------------------|-------------|

(fig.2)
GTR.I
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------15-13-------13-----|
G|----12-------------(14)-------14-14----14--|
D|-12----15-12--12---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
GTR.II                                       |  
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|----------8---8/---------------------------|
G|--7-10-7-------------14------14-----14\----|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|

(fig.3)
GTR.I                                   (on the 4th measure, both play this)
e|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|
G|----12--------------12-14-12-14--14--14----|-12-14-12-14-14-14-14-|
D|-12----15-12--12---------------------------|----------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|
GTR.II                                       |  
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|----------8---8/-------------13------------|(the '13' is played on the
G|--7-10-7------------12-14-12-----14--14----| 1st and 3rd measure. the
D|-------------------------------------------| 2nd plays the '14' like
A|-------------------------------------------| GTR.I)
D|-------------------------------------------|


VERSE:
both guitars play their part from (fig.2)
just before the chorus, GTR.II plays this from (fig.3):
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|-12-14-12-14-14-14-14-|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
D|----------------------|


CHORUS:
GTR.I, dampen after each note
e|----1717-15-17-15-----------------|-1313-12-13-12-----------|
B|-------------------17-17--15------|---------------13-13--15-|
G|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
GTR.II, dampen after each note      | (above is a GTR.III, or keyboard
e|----------17----------------17-17-|  part which harmonizes with GTR.I)
B|-----13--------13-------13--------|  
G|-14-----------------14------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|


BRIDGE:
Both Guitars           (this part: GTR.I)          (chord, in standard?)
e|---------------|-------------------------------|      |------|
B|---------------|-------------------------------|      |------|
G|---------------|-------------------------------|      |---7--|
D|-0~----0~------|-----14-14--12-12--------------|      |---7--|
A|-0~----0~--etc-|------------------15-15--12-12-|      |---5--|
D|-0~----0~------|-(0~)--------------------------|      |--(5)-|
                                                           D5
That part for GTR.I is the reason why i use Drop D;
so that i can use the open string to ring out whilst
playing the riff. To the right is the chord in standard.

The rest of bridge is quite hard to hear, there are seperate
guitar riffs playing (im sure GTR.II could be playing something
simular to the chorus). I'm also sure that riff is the GTR.I part
(from what i've heard live and maybe on the record).
So i'm sorry that i haven't worked it out just yet.

REPEAT CHORUS until END

Enjoy, cheers (Y)
let me know what you think!


Ring Out: ~
Ghost Note: (0) (as an example)
Slide Up: / and Slide Down: \
Natural Harmonics: +

            
            
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