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Ode To Viceroy Tab

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                                 Mac DeMarco - Ode to Viceroy
                                    from his 2012 album '2'

Capo on 2nd fret. I've tabbed everything the same as a regular fretboard (i.e. not in relation
to the capo, so for example the 2nd fret means the 2nd fret as well-  the 2nd fret becomes the
open strings technically, so you don't have to fret them with the capo on.) If you don't own a
capo, or just don't feel like playing with one on, there are ways to play the chords without a
capo, which I have tabbed where appropriate.

Also, this is was actually recorded a quarter step higher, but it's quite hard to tune up a
quarter step because it's halfway between two different notes, so I've just tabbed it out in
standard. It will sound good playing on your own (in fact you pretty much won't be able to
tell any difference at all), but you probably won't be able to play along with the recording
accuarately unless you tune up a quarter step.


[Intro]

each time you strum each chord, you have to slightly dip your whammy bar;
wherever there's a "w" that means dip your whammy bar:

With capo:

e|-2w---------------------------------|
B|-2w---------------------------------|
G|-2w---------------------------------| x2
D|-4w---------------------------------|
A|-6w--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-2w---------------------------------|
B|-2w---------------------------------|
G|-2w---------------------------------| x2
D|-4w---------------------------------|
A|-5w--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|------------------------------------|

Without capo:

e|------------------------------------|
B|-7w---------------------------------|
G|-6w---------------------------------| x2
D|-7w---------------------------------|
A|-6w--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E|------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|-7w---------------------------------|
G|-6w---------------------------------| x2
D|-7w---------------------------------|
A|-5w--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|------------------------------------|


[Verse]

"Viceroy, early in the morning,
Just tryin' to let the sun in,
And open up my eyes,
Viceroy, as it's getting later,
Headin' for the corner,
Already runnin' dry"

With capo:

e|------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2--|    \
B|------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2--|     \
G|------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2--| x3   \
D|------4--4-4-------4--4-4-------2--2-2-------5--5-5--|       \
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5-------4--4-4--7-7--7--7-7--|        |
E|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5---------------|        |
                                                                | x2
e|------2--2-2-------2--2-2--2w----|                            |
B|------2--2-2-------2--2-2--2w----|                            |
G|------2--2-2-------2--2-2--2w----|                           /
D|------4--4-4-------4--4-4--2w----|                          /
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5--4w----|                         /
E|---------------------------5w----|                        /

Without capo:

e|--------------------------------5--5-5-------7--7-7--|    \
B|------7--7-7-------7--7-7-------5--5-5-------9--9-9--|     \
G|------6--6-6-------6--6-6-------6--6-6-------9--9-9--| x3   \
D|------7--7-7-------7--7-7-------7--7-7-------9--9-9--|       \
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5-------7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--|        |
E|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5---------------|        |
                                                                | x2
e|---------------------------5w----|                            |
B|------7--7-7-------7--7-7--5w----|                            |
G|------6--6-6-------6--6-6--6w----|                           /
D|------7--7-7-------7--7-7--7w----|                          /
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5--7w----|                         /
E|---------------------------5w----|                        /

A 2nd guitar plays this lead:
e|-5----5----5----------------------5------5---------------------| \
B|---2----2-----2h5-5-5-5-5/7--2------2------2-------------------|  \
G|-------------------------------2-------2-----2----6-b7--7-br6--|   \
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|    \
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|     |
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|     |
                                                                       | x2
e|-5----5----5----------------------5------5---------------------|     |
B|---2----2-----2h5-5-5-5-5/7--2------2------2-------------------|     |
G|-------------------------------2-------2-----2w----------------|    /
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|   /
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|  /
E|---------------------------------------------------------------| /


[Chorus]

"And oh, don't let me see you cryin'"

Guitar 1:

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

Guitar 2 plays this over the chords:

e|-5--2------5---------------------------------------------|
B|-------2h5--------5---17b19-17b19r17-15-14--14h15p14p12--|
G|--------------4/6----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
"'cause oh honey, I'll smoke you 'til I'm dyin'"

Guitar 1:
e|-5---5-5--4--4--2--2---7---7-9-7--12---12-12---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
B|-7---7-7--5--5--2--2---7---7-7-7--10---10-10---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
G|-6---6-6--6--6--2--2---7---7-7-7--11---11-11---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
D|-7---7-7--6--6--4--4---7---7-7-7--10---10-10---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
A|-5---5-5--4--4--4--4---5---5-5-5--12---12-12--11---11--9--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
E|----------------2--2--------------10---10-10---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|

Guitar 2:
e|-5--2------5-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------2h5--------5---17b19-17b19r17-15-14--14-15-14-12---14-----|
G|--------------4/6--------------------------------------------14--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

"Viceroy, don't take me for a fool now,
I'm only tryin' to calm down,
Just tryin' to keep it cool,
Viceroy, as it's getting later,
Headin' for the corner,
I'm leavin' it to you"

With capo:

e|------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2--|    \
B|------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2--|     \
G|------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2--| x3   \
D|------4--4-4-------4--4-4-------2--2-2-------5--5-5--|       \
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5-------4--4-4--7-7--7--7-7--|        |
E|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5---------------|        |
                                                                | x2
e|------2--2-2-------2--2-2--2w----|                            |
B|------2--2-2-------2--2-2--2w----|                            |
G|------2--2-2-------2--2-2--2w----|                           /
D|------4--4-4-------4--4-4--2w----|                          /
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5--4w----|                         /
E|---------------------------5w----|                        /

Without capo:

e|--------------------------------5--5-5-------7--7-7--|    \
B|------7--7-7-------7--7-7-------5--5-5-------9--9-9--|     \
G|------6--6-6-------6--6-6-------6--6-6-------9--9-9--| x3   \
D|------7--7-7-------7--7-7-------7--7-7-------9--9-9--|       \
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5-------7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--|        |
E|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5---------------|        |
                                                                | x2
e|---------------------------5w----|                            |
B|------7--7-7-------7--7-7--5w----|                            |
G|------6--6-6-------6--6-6--6w----|                           /
D|------7--7-7-------7--7-7--7w----|                          /
A|-6-6--6--6-6--5-5--5--5-5--7w----|                         /
E|---------------------------5w----|                        /

A 2nd guitar plays this lead:

e|-5----5----5----------------------5------5---------------------| \
B|---2----2-----2h5-5-5-5-5/7--2------2------2-------------------|  \
G|-------------------------------2-------2-----2----6-b7--7-br6--|   \
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|    \
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|     |
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|     |
                                                                       | x2
e|-5----5----5----------------------5------5---------------------|     |
B|---2----2-----2h5-5-5-5-5/7--2------2------2-------------------|     |
G|-------------------------------2-------2-----2w----------------|    /
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|   /
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|  /
E|---------------------------------------------------------------| /


[Chorus]

"And oh, don't let me see you cryin'"
Guitar 1:
e|-5---5-5--4--4--2--2---7---7-9-7--4--4-4-4-4-4-4--|
B|-7---7-7--5--5--2--2---7---7-7-7--3--3-3-3-3-3-3--|
G|-6---6-6--6--6--2--2---7---7-7-7--4--4-4-4-4-4-4--|
D|-7---7-7--6--6--4--4---7---7-7-7--2--2-2-2-2-2-2--|
A|-5---5-5--4--4--4--4---5---5-5-5------------------|
E|----------------2--2------------------------------|

Guitar 2 plays this over the chords:
e|-5--2------5---------------------------------------------|
B|-------2h5--------5---17b19-17b19r17-15-14--14h15p14p12--|
G|--------------4/6----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
"'cause oh honey, I'll smoke you 'til I'm dyin'"

Guitar 1:

e|-5---5-5--4--4--2--2---7---7-9-7--12---12-12---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
B|-7---7-7--5--5--2--2---7---7-7-7--10---10-10---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G|-6---6-6--6--6--2--2---7---7-7-7--11---11-11---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-7---7-7--6--6--4--4---7---7-7-7--10---10-10---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-5---5-5--4--4--4--4---5---5-5-5--12---12-12--11---11--9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
E|----------------2--2--------------10---10-10---9----9--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

Guitar 2:

e|-5--2------5--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------2h5--------5---17b19-17b19r17-15-14--14-15-14-12---14--------------------------------------|
G|--------------4/6--------------------------------------------14--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Outro solo]

e|-17-14----17-14-------14-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------17-------17-14----17-14----17-14-------14-----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------16-------16-14----16-14----16-14-------14-----------------------|x12
D|-------------------------------------------------------16-------16-14----16-14----16-14--------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------16-------16-14--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1 plays these chords:

e|-5--5--5--5--7--7-7--7-7-7--7-7--|
B|-5--5--7--7--9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9--|
G|-6--6--6--6--9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9--| x12
D|-7--7--7--7--9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9--|
A|-7--7--5--5--7--7-7--7-7-7--7-7--|
E|-5--5----------------------------|

Fade out.


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| .   staccato
| w   dip whammy bar slightly
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
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harrytheblurfan wrote on March 16 2013, 01:56 pm

Great tab! Do you reckon you could tab 'Only You'?

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Nuje wrote on May 3 2013, 12:53 am

Excellent job. Thank you for doing this. I just have one recommendation in regards to the "funny" chord in the last half of the chorus. I believe it might be played as written below:

e|----12----|
B|----10----|
G|----10----|
D|----11----|
A|----12----|
E|----10----|

I have spent much too long trying to figure out this song myself. Thank you.

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damouse8 wrote on May 13 2013, 10:08 pm

This is awesome. Perfect. Could you try to figure out "The Stars Keep On Calling My Name"? Great album though, right?

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