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Author
Mumford and Sons - The Cave

Tabbed by: samford
email: samfrod_@hotmail.com
tuning: standard

[Introduction/First Verse]

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------1-----------1---------1---|   X3
D|-----6--4--2--------2-----2-----2---------2----2-|
A|--------------2--4-----------4---------2---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

After third time
                                   A  E
e|------------------------------------0------------|
B|---------------------------------2--0------------|
G|-----------1---------1--------1--2--1------------|
D|--------2-----2---2-----2--------2--2------------|
A|---------------------------------0--2------------|
E|-----4letring---0letring---0--------0------------|


[First Chorus] - listen to song for timing and rhythm.
Palm Muted

       E           A     E          A      E     A     E    B
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------2--2--------------2--2--------2--2--------------------|
G|-----1--1--1--1--2--2--1--1--1--1--2--2--1--1--2--2--1--1--4--4--4--4--| 
D|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--4--4--2--2--|
A|-----2--2--2--2--0--0--2--2--2--2--0--0--2--2--0--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
E|-----0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--------0--0--------0--0--------------|

This second part is played a little less faster.

       C#          A     E     C#          A     E    A     E    B
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----6--6--6--6--------1--1--6--6--6--6--------1--1--------1--1------------|
D|-----4--4--4--4--7--7--2--2--6--6--6--6--7--7--2--2--7--7--2--2--9--9--9--9|
A|-----4--4--4--4--7--7--2--2--4--4--4--4--7--7--2--2--7--7--2--2--9--7--7--7|
E|-----------------5--5--0--0--------------5--5--0--0--5--5--0--0--7--7--7--7|

intro riff can be played around with shortly before the next verse.


[Verse 2] intro (when the banjo comes in)
Palm Muted

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-|
D|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|
A|-----4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--4-|
E|-----------------0--0--0--0--------------0--0--0----------------|

                                          A  E  
e|-----------------------------    e|--------0-------|
B|-----------------------------    B|--------0-------|  
G|-----------------------------    G|-----2--0-------|
A|-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--    A|-----2--1-------|
D|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--    D|-----2--2-------|
A|-----------------2--2--2--2--    A|-----0--2-------|
E|-----4--4--4--4--0--0--0--0--    E|--------0-------|
 

Verse 2 is the same played twice, except on the second time round, it is not palm muted.

[Second Chorus.]
This is played much faster than the first chorus with more open strings.
Again, listen for timing and rhythym. 

       E           A     E                 A     E     A     E    
e|-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----|
B|-----0--0--0--0--5--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--5--5--0--0--5--5--0--0----|
G|-----1--1--1--1--6--6--1--1--1--1--1--1--6--6--1--1--6--6--1--1----|
D|-----2--2--2--2--7--7--2--2--2--2--2--2--7--7--2--2--7--7--2--2----|
A|-----2--2--2--2--7--7--2--2--2--2--2--2--7--7--2--2--7--7--2--2----|
E|-----0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--0--0--------0--0-----0--0--0----|

       B
e|-----0--0--0--0--|
B|-----7--7--7--7--|
G|-----8--8--8--8--|
D|-----9--9--9--9--|
A|-----9--9--9--9--|
E|-----------------|

       C#          A     E     C#          A     E     A     E
e|-----4--4--4--4--0--0--0--0--4--4--4--4--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|-----5--5--5--5--5--0--0--0--5--5--5--5--5--5--0--0--5--5--0--0--|
G|-----6--6--6--6--6--6--1--1--6--6--6--6--6--6--1--1--6--6--1--1--|
D|-----6--6--6--6--7--7--2--2--6--6--6--6--7--7--2--2--7--7--2--2--|
A|-----------------7--7--2--2--------------7--7--2--2--7--7--2--2--|
E|-----------------------0--0--------------------0--0--------0--0--|

       B             E
e|-----0--0--0--0----0--|
B|-----7--7--7--7----0--|
G|-----8--8--8--8----1--|
D|-----9--9--9--9----2--|
A|-----9--9--9--9----2--|
E|-------------------0--|

Verse 3 is the same as verse 2 but only played once.

Chorus three is the same as chorus two but played very softly, slowly building up.

The build up to the final chorus is the first part of the chorus played twice:
E E E E A A E E E E E E A A E E A A E E B B B B

The final chorus is the same as chorus two, much heavier and faster.



Thankyou, hope this helps. This is my first tab.
- Sam Ford

            
            
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Carswell98 30 Feb 07, 2011 04:29 PM

as far as I've seen this is the only correct tab for The Cave on this site, I don't know why everyone else is using capos and alternate tunings...

nice work.

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Stride278 51 Mar 31, 2011 04:23 PM

they use capos and alternate tunings to get the closest tab to want the band plays idiot..

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--art 569 Aug 10, 2011 01:50 PM

I wouldn't call this the correct version if you HAVE to use the term. I'd favor the creator's of the song that play it with open D tuning and capo 2. (it's my first time retuning the guitar to something different and you learn a bit about the guitar doing that.)

Nice to see a standard tuned version though.

(best downloadable tuner I've found is at aptuner.com. you can use without registering)

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