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                             BLACK GOLD - Foals
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Tabbed by: billyhunter
Email: billyboy100@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard


This is probably my favouritre track from my favourite band, I was surprised to find 
that it hadn't been tabbed and/or submitted yet.


Intro/Verse: (0:00/0:22)

This album features a lot of loops, this is one that is repeated throughout the intro 
and both verses

e|--------12+-------12+-------12+-------12+----------------------------------|
B|--------12+-------12+-------12+-------12+-------7+------7+------7+------7+-|
G|------------------------------------------------7+------7+------7+------7+-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1: Jimmy
(Slightly palm-muted)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| (repeat)
A|---9--------7--------5----------------------------5----5s7----7s9----------|
E|-7--------5--------3----------------------------3----3------5--------------|

Towards the end of the first (0:44), this variable is played

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7-----------------------------------------------4-----------------------|
A|-9----------7--------5----------------------------------7-----7s9----------|
E|----------5--------3-----------------------------3----5----5---------------|

Guitar 2: Yannis

e|-----1919191919-17---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------19-------------17---------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------19------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Throughout the verses, Yannis plays a few random little parts using the same notes, 
otherwise he's playing the looped part at the top of this tab.
He also plays something similar to these (have a listen and see what you can make out of 
his parts in the verses)

e|-----19--17--------------------------------------------------12+-----------|
B|----------------19-19----------------------------------------12+-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------14-14-16-16-14---------------16-16-14--------------------|
D|---------14-16-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------14-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus: (0:51)

Guitar 1: Jimmy
(listen to track for timing)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----0h7-0h4---------0h7-0h4-----------0h4-0h2-----------------0h2----------| (repeat)
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------0h2-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2: Yannis

(tremolo picking, delay)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-141414141414141414141414--------------------------------------------------| (14)
D|-------------------------16161616161616161616161616161616161616161614141414| (16 & 14)
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121214141414141212141414161616| (12, 14 & 16)
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------1414141414141414141414--------------------|
D|-12121212121212121212121212121212----------------------16161616161616141414|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12121212121212121212121212121212121212161616161614141414121212121212121212|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse: (1:21)

(repeat previous verse)



Chorus: (1:57)

(repeat previous chorus)



Part 2: (2:27)

Guitar 1: Jimmy

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------7---7----------------------------5---5-------------|
G|-7--------------------6---6---6s4----------------------4---4---4s7---------| (repeat)
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2: Yannis

This part variates slightly, listen to the track to hear where and what they are.
They basially follow this:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16------16--16--14--14-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------14---------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16------------------16--16--14--14---------|
D|------------------------------------14--14--14--14-------------------------| (repeat)
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Break: (3:11)

Guitar 1: Jimmy

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-x--4--x--4--xx--4--x--4--x--4--x--4--xx--4--xx--4-------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


When Jimmy moves onto this part, yannis stops and builds up the end of the break with 
the beginning of his tremolo part
                       vv

e|----------7-------------------5------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------7-------------------5--------|
G|--x-4-x-4---x-7-x-4---x-4-x-4---x-7-x-4---x-4-x-4---x-7-x-4---x-4-x-4---x-6-x-4|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2: Yannis

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(Yannis' tremolo part) tremolo picking, delay (3:35)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555s77777777777777777| (slide up 
to 7 just before the break reaches its peak)
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


In the final section, Yannis' part varies between these:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|555555555555555555555555577777777775555555555555555555555555555444444444444|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|555555555555555555555555555555555555555000000000000222222222222244444444444|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


This track has a lot of loops, which makes it hard to pick out where either guitarist 
has moved onto. This part I'm not so sure about, please comment any corrections


Jimmy repeats his part from the break for the majority of the rest of the song, then 
takes over yannis' tremolo part at 4:24

Yannis moves onto this: (4:23)

(Tremolo picking, delay)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------15151515151515| (bend 15 
slighly & slowly throughout the time tremolo picked here)
G|141414141414141416161616161616161616161616161616161616161616---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------1414141414|
D|1616161616161616161616161616161614141414141414161616161616161616-----------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|15151515151515151515171717171717171715151515151515151515151919191919191919-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|121212121212121211414141414141212121212121212121212141414141616161616161616|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|141414141414141414141414141212121212121212121212141414141414(bend slightly)|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|121212121212121212121212121211111111111111111111111212121212122121212121212|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|141414141414141414141414141616161616161616161616161619191919(bend slightly)|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Then there is this 'solo' (5:16)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-16---14-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------16---14---12--14-16---------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------12---14b15--14------------14s16-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-16---14------------------------14-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------16---14---12--14-16---------------------------------------------| (repeat)
A|------------------------------------14b15--14------------14s16-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


As the song approaches the end, yannis plays this, before playing the first half of the 
above 'solo' once more
(5:59)

e|-19---17-----------------------17------------------------------------------|
B|-----------19---17-------17-19---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------19-------------18b19--16------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| (repeat)
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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| s   slide
| 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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Dankovics 201 wrote on August 26 2013, 10:25 am

Very good! Thanks alot!

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