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Tame Impala - Elephant
                       from their 2012 album Lonerism

The main riff actually uses a low D note on the low E string. You have to tune down from
E to D to do that, but I'm tabbing this song in standard for simplicity. If you want to
be exact, then change your tuning to drop D and use the open string. That's how Kevin
plays it, but it isn't 100% essential, especially if you can't be bothered retuning.
You could also just turn it into a D power chord as well to compensate.


[Verse]

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

"Well he feels like an elephant shakin' his big grey trunk for the hell of it,
He knows..."
Guitar:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--8.---8--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...that you're dreaming about being loved by him"
Guitar:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
E|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|

Guitar:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------|

"Too bad your chances are slim"
Guitar:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------10.--10--|
D|-7--8--7--6--7--6--5.----10.--10--|
A|-7--8--7--6--7--6--5.-----8.---8--|
E|-5--6--5--4--5--4--3.-------------|


[Verse]

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

"And it's not like Mr. Shuck to get shy when they ask him who is on top,
There must..."
Guitar:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--8.---8--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...be something deep down in the dark down there"
Guitar:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
E|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|

Guitar:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------|

"He's not too easily scared"
Guitar:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------10.--10--|
D|-7--8--7--6--7--6--5.----10.--10--|
A|-7--8--7--6--7--6--5.-----8.---8--|
E|-5--6--5--4--5--4--3.-------------|


[Verse]

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

"He's got friends but they got the fear, wouldn't care too much if he just disappeared,
Oh, look..."
Guitar:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--8.---8--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...hey, there he is now coming down the stairs"
Guitar:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
E|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|

Guitar:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------|

Guitar:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7--------|
D|-------------------------7--------|
A|-3--2--1--0-----------6--5--------|
E|-------------3--1--0--------------|

"Here he comes..."

[Solo section]

[Guitar solo 1]
Guitar:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------5-----------5-----6-----------6-----------6-----8\--|
G|----4h5h7-------4h5h7-------------4h5h7-------4h5h7-----------|
D|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----------0-----------0------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard:
This is what the keyboard plays. Use the guitar parts above as a
guide for when the chord changes. The chords are just sustained
on the keyboard, so try adding your own strumming pattern in:
e|-------------------------------5------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------6------------------------------|
G|-7-----------------------------7------------------------------|
D|-7-----------------------------7------------------------------|
A|-5-----------------------------5------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----5p4-0h2-----5p4-0h2---------------5h7p5-3---------------------|
D|----------------------------4h5h7--------------2--3--5------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------0--|
E|-3-----------3-----------3---------3--------------------0--1h3----|

Keyboard:
e|-----------------------------------3------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------3------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------3------------------------------|
D|-5---------------------------------5-----------2--3--5------------|
A|-5---------------------------------5---------------------------0--|
E|-3---------------------------------3--------------------0--1h3----|

Guitar:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----6p5---------6p5-------------------------6-----------6-----8-b10--|
G|--------5h7---------5h7-----4h5h7-----4h5h7-------4h5h7--------------|
D|-0-----------0-----------0---------0-----------0-----------0---------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard:
e|-----------------------------------5---------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------6---------------------------------|
G|-7---------------------------------7---------------------------------|
D|-7---------------------------------7---------------------------------|
A|-5---------------------------------5---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7--------|
D|-------------------------7--------|
A|-3--2--1--0-----------6--5--------|
E|-------------3--1--0--------------|

Keyboard:
e|---------------------------------10--------------------|
B|---------------------10--11--13------13--10------------|
G|-------------10--12--------------------------10--------|
D|-10--12--13--------------------------------------12----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


[Guitar solo 2]

Guitar:
e|--------3-----------3---------------------3-----------3--------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------5--|
G|----4h5---4-----4h5---4-----4h5h7-----4h5---5-----4h5---5-----5h7----|
D|-0-----------0-----------0---------0-----------0-----------0---------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard:
e|-----------------------------------5---------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------6---------------------------------|
G|-7---------------------------------7---------------------------------|
D|-7---------------------------------7---------------------------------|
A|-5---------------------------------5---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----5p4-0h2-----5p4-0h2---------------5h7p5-3---------------------|
D|----------------------------4h5h7--------------2--3--5------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------0--|
E|-3-----------3-----------3---------3--------------------0--1h3----|

Keyboard:
e|-----------------------------------3------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------3------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------3------------------------------|
D|-5---------------------------------5-----------2--3--5------------|
A|-5---------------------------------5---------------------------0--|
E|-3---------------------------------3--------------------0--1h3----|

Guitar 1:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----6p5---------6p5-------------------6p5---------6p5-----------|
G|--------5h7---------5h7-----4h5h7---------5h7---------5h7-------|
D|-0-----------0-----------0---------0-----------0-----------0----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 - another guitar comes in and plays this lick:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------5h6h8-----6p5-------------6-8~~-----|
G|------------------------------------------5h7-----5h7-----------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard:
e|-----------------------------------5----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------6----------------------------|
G|-7---------------------------------7----------------------------|
D|-7---------------------------------7----------------------------|
A|-5---------------------------------5----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7--------|
D|-------------------------7--------|
A|-3--2--1--0-----------6--5--------|
E|-------------3--1--0--------------|

Keyboard:
e|---------------------------------10--------------------|
B|---------------------10--11--13------13--10------------|
G|-------------10--12--------------------------10--------|
D|-10--12--13--------------------------------------12----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


[Synth solo]

Synth:
e|--------8---------8---------8---------8---------10--|
B|-8--10-----8--10-----8--10-----8--10-----8--10------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard:
e|--------5------------|
B|--------6------------|
G|-7------7--12--------|
D|-7------7--12--------|
A|-5------5--10--------|
E|---------------------|

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

Keyboard:
e|-10--------10------------------|
B|-12--------11------------------|
G|-12--------12------------------|
D|-12--------12---2-3-5----------|
A|-10--------10---------------0--|
E|----------------------0-1h3----|

Synth:
e|--------8---------8---------8---------8------8--10----8--------------------|
B|-8h10.-----8--10-----8--10-----8--10-----10--------------10----------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard:
e|--------5------------|
B|--------6------------|
G|-7------7--12--------|
D|-7------7--12--------|
A|-5------5--10--------|
E|---------------------|

Guitar:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-3--2--1--0-----------6--|
E|-------------3--1--0-----|


[Verse]

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

"He pulled the mirrors off his Cadillac, yeah, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back,
He talks..."
Guitar:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--8.---8--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...like his opinion is a simple fact"
Guitar:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
E|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|


[Verse]

Guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------10----|
D|-----------------------------------------10----|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5--8----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

"Somebody grabbed his collar, he cried the whole way home,
No one..."
Guitar:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10.--10--|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--8.---8--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...remembered a thing when they saw him again"
Guitar:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|
E|-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-|

Guitar:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------|

"That's how it is 'til the end"
Guitar:
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7--8--7--6--7--6--5.--------|
A|-7--8--7--6--7--6--5.--------|
E|-5--6--5--4--5--4--3.--------|


[Pause for mini-drum solo]


"Yeah"
Guitar:
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|---10.--10---------------------------------|
D|---10.--10---------------------------------|
A|-5--8.---8--5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5.----|
E|-------------------------------------------|



************************************

| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato
| .  Stop

************************************

            
            
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S2S 306 Nov 19, 2013 08:13 AM

You nailed it dude. This tab finally helped me get the solos right.

I play it in Drop D personally which is how Kevin plays it but I'm glad you included that in the introduction.

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WinstonABoogie 71 Nov 27, 2013 04:23 AM

I really dont get why the other tab is so high rated yours is perfect! Thanks!

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