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                             I can barely breathe - Manchester Orchestra
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Tabbed by:huskerdont
Email:kkozak31@yahoo.com

Tuning:standard

::listen to the song to figure out the strumming patterns::

intro                                     ..citing..
(0:00)                                    (0:17)      repeat x 2
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5----------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-5--7-5--7-5--7-5--3-5----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

after "come on.."
(0:42)                  repeat x4        octaves at (0:53)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9----7-----------------11-11-12-11-9-9-------------------------------------|
D|--9----7------------------x--x--x--x-x-x-------------------------------------|
A|--7----5------------------9--9-10--9-7-7-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"then i saw.."
(0:59)                                        (1:32) repeate from (0:42)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9~-7~---9~-7~---5~--7~-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--x--x----x--------x---x-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--7~-5~---7~-5~---3~--5~-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(if you knew..)
(1:42)                        (1:57)background notes are all           (2:06)
                                        picked from the barre chord
                                        versions of the power chords
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------5--7--9---------------------5--4--------------------------|
D|-5---7---9----------5--7--9---------------------5--4--2-----------------------|
A|-3---5---7----------3--5--7---------------------3--2--2-----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------0----------------------|

"so when.."
(2:12)                                                (2:43)
                                                        repeat octaves x 2
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-7-9-----5-7-9-----5-7----17-16-9-8----------------------------------------|
D|-5-7-9-----5-7-9-----5-7-----x--x-x-x----------------------------------------|
A|-3-5-7-----3-5-7-----3-5----15-14-7-6----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(3:00)                    (3:16)                   (3:48)
repeat x 2              repeat x 4             repeat x 2

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

(4:05)

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---17/16/12/16/12/16/17/12/16--17/19/17/16/17/16~----------------------------|
D|----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--x--x-----------------------------|
A|---15/14/10/14/10/14/15/10/14--15/17/15/14/15/14~----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chords through the ending are               End on
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--5-4----------------------------5-4------------------------------------------|
D|--5-4- 2-5-----------------------5-4-2----------------------------------------|
A|--3-2- 2-5-----------------------3-2-2----------------------------------------|
E|-------0-3---------------------------0----------------------------------------|


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

            
            
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stringengineer 10 Jul 12, 2007 11:04 PM

-----------
-----------
-4-4----3-5
-5-5----5-7
-7-5----5-7
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is the intro

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mothman607 21 Sep 22, 2007 06:17 PM

seen this live, the intro is actually
-2---2-----
-3---3-----
-0---2-----
-2---------
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-----------
E D

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Troff 103 Oct 13, 2007 09:56 AM

sounds good to me, stringengineers intro sounds right though

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