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Author
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Artist: JPNSGRLS (pronounced "Japanese Girls")
Song: Smalls
Album: Circulation
Year: 2014
Tabbed by: tg4414
This version more closely resembles what guitarist Oliver Mann plays in this tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9rNWNS-XeY

[Intro]Guitar feedback
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|7-7-7-7--------------------9-9-9-9---|
D|7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9---| X4
A|5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7---|
E|---------4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3------------|

[Verse 1]
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|8-8----8-8----4-4----|----8-8----8-8----4---|
D|x-x----x-x----x-x----|----x-x----x-x----x---|
A|x-x----x-x----x-x----|----x-x----x-x----x---|
E|7-7----7-7----3-3----|----7-7----7-7----3---|


[Verse 2]
e|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-5-3-5-|
B|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3----------|
G|----------------|----------------------| X3
D|----------------|----------------------|
A|----------------|----------------------|
E|----------------|----------------------|

Turnaround (1st time) (use a boost pedal and a reverb to get a similar lead tone):
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-7N----9N----10N-------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

During the tremolo picking, an overdubbed guitar plays this:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|

Play Verses 1 and 2 again:
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|8-8----8-8----4-4----|----8-8----8-8----4---|
D|x-x----x-x----x-x----|----x-x----x-x----x---|
A|x-x----x-x----x-x----|----x-x----x-x----x---|
E|7-7----7-7----3-3----|----7-7----7-7----3---|

e|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-5-3-5-|
B|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3----------|
G|----------------|----------------------| X3
D|----------------|----------------------|
A|----------------|----------------------|
E|----------------|----------------------|

2nd turnaround:
e|--------------------|----------------------|
B|--------------------|----------------------|
G|-7N----9N----10N----|----7N----9N----16N---|
D|--------------------|----------------------|
A|--------------------|----------------------|
E|--------------------|----------------------|

(Overdub)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|

[Bridge](X4)
e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7--9--9----7-7-7-7--9--9--|--7-7-7-7--9--9-----7-7-7-7--9--9---|
D|-x-x-x-x--x--x----x-x-x-x--x--x--|--x-x-x-x--x--x-----x-x-x-x--x--x---|
A|-x-x-x-x--x--x----x-x-x-x--x--x--|--x-x-x-x--x--x-----x-x-x-x--x--x---|
E|-7-7-7-7--7--7----7-7-7-7--7--7--|--6-6-6-6--6--6---- 6-6-6-6--6--6---|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|7-7-7-7--------------------9-9-9-9---|
D|7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9---| X2
A|5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7---|
E|---------4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3------------|


After playing the Bridge, replay the Intro again:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|7-7-7-7--------------------9-9-9-9---|
D|7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9---| X2
A|5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7---|
E|---------4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3------------|


Replay only a small portion of the turnaround:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-9N-------10N----------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

(Overdub)
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9---5-5-5-5-|
A|-9-9-9-9---5-5-5-5-|
E|-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-|

To end the song, finish with Verse 1:
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|8-8----8-8----4-4----|----8-8----8-8----4---|
D|x-x----x-x----x-x----|----x-x----x-x----x---|
A|x-x----x-x----x-x----|----x-x----x-x----x---|
E|7-7----7-7----3-3----|----7-7----7-7----3---|


END

Throughout the song, there are lots of background note bends and jangly leads;
listen to the song to get the timing right:
e|--9b--|----------13-12-10-12-10b~--|----------------------10h12p10h12p10h12p10~-|
B|------|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
G|------|-7-7-7-7--------------------|-7h9p7h9p7h9p7~-----------------------------|
D|------|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A|------|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E|------|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

e|-------------|----------------------|---------------9b--------------------------|
B|--------9b---|--9bN-10bN-11bN-12bN--|-------------------------------------------|
G|--7b---------|----------------------|-9br----7br--------------9br----7~---------|
D|-------------|----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------|----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------|----------------------|-------------------------------------------|

If you have any questions or improvements to the tab, let me know in the comments.

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| x   Muted string
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Hold note
| PM  Palm mute
| N   Tremolo

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