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Bold Arrow Of Time Tab

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                         Tame Impala - Bold Arrow of Time
                           from their unreleased demos

This is the demo version of a song that would eventually end up on Innerspeaker.
There are some fairly big differences in both structure and lyrics between the two
versions, so if you are looking for the Innerspeaker version then search "The Bold
Arrow of Time" (I've tabbed it out). Don't forget to add "The" for the Innerspeaker
version, because the demo version doesn't have "The" in the title.

Intro:
The bends in the main riff are quarter step bends, which is basically bending to
halfway between the two notes, which are G and G# in this instance. It's used a lot
in blues playing (listen to the main riff to Spoonful by Cream to get a good
example). The bend is only slight, so don't over-think it.
Guitar 1:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----10--12b12.5--12--10~---------------| x4
D|-12-----------------------12-10-12------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------10--|


Guitar 1 and 2:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----10--12b12.5--12--10~---------------| x2
D|-12-----------------------12-10-12--12--|
A|------------------------------------12--|
E|------------------------------------10--|


Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------| x2
D|---------------------------------12--|
A|-----8--10b10.5--10--8~----------12--|
E|-10---------------------10-8-10--10--|

Guitar 2:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----10--12b12.5--12--10~---------------| x2
D|-12-----------------------12-10-12--12--|
A|------------------------------------12--|
E|------------------------------------10--|


Verse:
"When I'm not with you time seems to go so..."
Guitar 1:
e|-10--------10----|
B|-10--------12----|
G|-10--------12----|
D|-10--------12----|
A|-12--------10----|
E|-10--------------|

Guitar 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------10-------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------12-b14r12p10----10b12.-7--------------------------10-12b14----10----------|
D|-10-/12--12\10--------------12--------------------------------12----------------12-10-12-|
A|------------------------------------------10b12r10p8-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------10-8-10-----------------------------|


"...slow,
Slow"
Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------| x5
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-----8--10b10.5--10--8~--------------|
E|-10---------------------10-8-10--10--|

Guitar 2 plays the riff an octave up:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----10--12b12.5--12--10~---------------| x3
D|-12-----------------------12-10-12------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------10--|

And then guitar 2 plays this palm muted
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------| x2
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-------8-8-10-10-10pb10.5-10.5-10-10-8-8-----------|
E|-10-10-----------------------------------10-10-8-8-|


Verse:
"I don't need the bold flow of time, you know, oh..."
Guitar 1:
e|-10--------10----|
B|-10--------12----|
G|-10--------12----|
D|-10--------12----|
A|-12--------10----|
E|-10--------------|

Guitar 2 starts playing this on "oh...":
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-12p10-12p10-12p10-12p10-12p10-12p10-12p10-12p10-|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


"...no"
Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------| x2
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-----8--10b10.5--10--8~--------------|
E|-10---------------------10-8-10--10--|

Guitar 2 plays the riff an octave up:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----10--12b12.5--12--10~---------------| x2
D|-12-----------------------12-10-12------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------10--|


Guitar 1 and 2:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------| x2
D|-----8--10b10.5--10--8~--------------|
A|-10---------------------10-8-10--10--|
E|-------------------------------------|


Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----10--12b12.5--12--10~------------|
A|-12-----------------------12-10-12---|
E|-------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----3--5b5.5--5--3~---------|
E|-5------------------5-3-5---|


Pre-bridge/solo section:
"And time flows on"
Guitar 1 and 2:
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-8---7---5------|
A|-8---7---5------|
E|-6---5---3------|


Guitar 1 and 2:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-----8--10b10.5--10--8~--------------|
E|------------------------10-8-10--10--|

Guitar 1:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----8--10b10.5--10--8~------------|
E|-10---------------------10-8-10----|

Guitar 2:
e|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------13-------|
G|---------------------------15b17r15-|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|


Bridge/solo section:
Guitar 1 and 2:
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-11-11--9-11-| x12
D|--X--X--X--X-|
A|-12-12-10-12-|
E|-10-10--8-10-|


Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-11--9--9--9-11--9--9--9-11--9-11--9-11--9-11--9-|
D|--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X-|
A|-12-10-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|
E|-10--8--8--8-10--8--8--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-|


Guitar 1 and 2:
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-11-11--9-11-| x4
D|--X--X--X--X-|
A|-12-12-10-12-|
E|-10-10--8-10-|


Guitar solo:
Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------| x4
D|-12--12--12.-12.-12.-12--|
A|-12--12--12.-12.-12.-12--|
E|-10--10--10.-10.-10.-10--|

Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-----10-----10----10----10----10------10-----10-----10----10----10----10------|
G|-12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---| x2
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Key change:
Guitar 1:
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------| x4
D|-7.--7--10--8.-8.-8.-8--10--|
A|-7.--7--10--8.-8.-8.-8--10--|
E|-5.--5---8--6.-6.-6.-6---8--|

Guitar 2:
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-5----5------6-----6-------5----5------6-----6-------|
G|-7b9--7b9----8b10--8b10----7b9--7b9----8b10--8b10----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5----5------6-----6-----8------5----5------6-----6-------|
G|-7b9--7b9----8b10--8b10--10b12--7b9--7b9----8b10--8b10----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 1:
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------7-7-7-7-b9-----|
D|-7.--7--7.-7.-7.-7--7.--7-----------------|
A|-7.--7--7.-7.-7.-7--7.--7--------------8--|
E|-5.--5--5.-5.-5.-5--5.--5-----------------|

Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-----10-----10----10----10----10------10-----10-----10----10----10----10------|
G|-12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---| x2
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


"Oh"
Guitar 1:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------| x4
D|-12--12--12.-12.-12-12--|
A|-12--12--12.-12.-12-12--|
E|-10--10--10.-10.-10-10--|

Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-----10-----10----10----10----10------10-----10-----10----10----10----10------|
G|-12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-----10-----10----10----10----10----------------10----10----10----10------|
G|-12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-------------12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---|
D|-----------------------------------------5b7--5b7----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 1:
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|-10-10-10--10-10--|

Guitar 2:
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-10-----10-----10----10----10----10------|
G|-12b14--12b14--12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14---|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


Heavy chord section:
Guitar 1 and 2:
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-11-11--9-11-| x16
D|--X--X--X--X-|
A|-12-12-10-12-|
E|-10-10--8-10-|


Guitar 1 and 2:
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------| x3
D|-12-12-12--10--12-12-12--10---12-12-12--10-12--10-12--10--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-10-10-10---8--10-10-10---8---10-10-10---8-10---8-10---8--|


Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12-12-12--10--12-12-12--10---12-12-12--10-12--10-12--10---12--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-10-10-10---8--10-10-10---8---10-10-10---8-10---8-10---8---10--|

Guitar 2:
Strum the ending chord really hard and rapidly:
e|-------------------------------------10101010101010101010-10--|
B|-------------------------------------10101010101010101010-10--|
G|-------------------------------------11111111111111111111-11--|
D|-12-12--12-12--10--12-12--12-12--10--12121212121212121212-12--|
A|-------------------------------------12121212121212121212-12--|
E|-10-10--10-10---8--10-10--10-10---8--10101010101010101010-10--|


"hmm  hmm  hmm  hmm  hmm  hmm hmm hmm  hmm"


Guitar 1 and 2:
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|-12-----|
A|-12-----|
E|-10-----|

Outro:
"Oh,
Oh"
Guitar 1 and 2:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------| x6
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-----8--10b10.5--10--8~--------------|
E|-10---------------------10-8-10--10--|

End with weird whammy pedal harmonic noises.



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend
| .   Staccato (mute note after playing it)

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