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This is my 'acoustic' tab of this song. Ideally you need two people to make this work with the
lead in the break down. This is tabbed/derived from a live full band video.

The tuning is Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-eb in the live video, which works great for a pair of
electrics/fullband, however for solo acoustic i have changed the tuning to:

Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-D

Basically it means you can play the open higher strings to give it a thicker sound.

VERSE 1:
The bass notes can be tricky to fit in but keep trying.
The three basic phrases are:

D |------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-8------------------8----------------9----------------------------|Let ring
Db|------9------------------9----------------9-----------------------|Let ring
Ab|----------6------------------7-----------------7------------------|Let ring
Eb|-7--7---7-----------0--0---0---------9--9---9---------------------|

when it hits 'one good night of sleep per year' play:

D |-------|
Bb|-------|
Gb|---11--|
Db|---9---| Then before it kicks in to the second verse strum it 8 times quick. listen
Ab|---7---|  to the song you'll see what bit I'm on about.
Eb|---0---|


The chords used (well, that i use for acoustic) are:
(Some of the names may be slightly wrong)

     Bb  EbMaj7(1) Cm9    EbMaj7(2)   Gm7
D |--0-----0--------0-------0-------0-----0--|
Bb|--0-----0--------0-------0-------0-----0--|
Gb|--4-----8--------9-------4-------4--OR-4--|(Whichever you prefer/can manage
Db|--4-----9--------9-------2-------4-----4--|
Ab|--2-----7--------X-------2-------X-----2--|
Eb|--------0--------9-------0-------4-----4--|

NOTE: If you're playing this electric/full band some of these chords you'll want to simplify.

Breakdown Guitar 2:
D |------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---4h7---4----------4h7---4-----4---4h7---4----------------4------|
Gb|-------6---6-4-4--------6---4-6---------6---6-4-4---s6-4-4---4-4--|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

D |------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---4h7---4----------4h7---4-----4---4h7---4-----------------------|
Gb|-------6---6-4-4--------6---4-6---------6---6-4-4---s6-4-4-s6-4-4-|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 3 Guitar 2:

This was a pain to tab as it's quite quiet in the mix, but im 90% sure it is right.

D |----------12~---------12~----------12~-----------12~--|
Bb|-------12-12~---------12~-----11---12~--------12-12~--|
Gb|----11-------------11----------------------11---------|
Db|--9-----------9h11----------8---8--------9------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------|


(VERSE 1 PICKING AND FINAL CHORD)

There's a tombstone in the brush with your name on the front,
But I had no bucks to get "Here lies, they ran out of luck"
On the back of it

Sharp as a tack but in the sense that you're not smart, just a prick
And my finger on my toe,
With the sad holes of the weight on my chest
On the weight of my chest

But every treble in your voice
Stored goes in my ears
One good night of sleep per year

(VERSE 1 PICKING ENDS)


[VERSE 2]
          Bb
There's a tombstone in the brush with your name on the front,
                                                          EbMaj7(1)
But I had no bucks to get "Here lies, they ran out of luck"
         Bb
On the back of it


Bb
Sharp as a tack but in the sense that I'm not smart, just a prick
                                                                    EbMaj7(1)
And the fingers and the toes of all of those that show interest in me
                   Bb         Cm9               Gm7
And from where I'm standing, looks like I'm way long overdue
   Cm9                         Gm7
I know what you meant when you said,

"Fuck you!"
 Cm9                 Gm7
Breaking I've never felt so cool,
   EbMaj7(2)
And now I'm tired and now I'm dead to me


[BREAKDOWN]
gtr2 plays breakdown lead whilst guitar 1 plays:

Bb   Ebmaj7(2)   Gm7   Ebmaj7(2) (listen for strumming)

[VERSE 3]

   Bb (3 strums per chord here)      EbMaj7(2)
Can we act like we never broke each other's hearts?
        Gm7                        EbMaj7(2)
And we smile, I don't know how you felt from the start
           Bb  (listen for strumming)
Oh, that's right, oh, I'm cool,
         EbMaj7(2)
Oh it's goddamn mean
   Gm7                  EbMaj7(2)
I sure as hell know one thing, I'm sure you're dead to me


There's a few chords here and there im missing which are mostly just decoration, but i 
don't play them in my acoustic version. They're easy to figure out if you need them for a
full band. Obviously i haven't written out the strumming patterns or timings, 
but you should be able to listen for those. 

Any questions hit me up at
danwooldridge@live.co.uk

            
            
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