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Forty One Mosquitoes Flying In Formation Tab

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                Tame Impala - Forty One Mosquitoes Flying in Formation
                            from their 2008 self-titled EP

Intro:
"Lazy bones and no concern sees forty one mosquitoes flying in formation,
I'm alright, but my pet cockroach died of starvation"
e|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---3-------1-------3-------5-----|
B|-----3-----3---------1-----1---------3-------1-------3-------4---|
G|-2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---4-----4-2-----2-3-----3-5-----5-| x2
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse:
"Sleep 'til late, I won't mind if we do nothing today,
Come and stay, bring your friends, who needs floor space anyway?
So do you not want me to come over?
So do you not want me to come over?"
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------8--| x4
D|----------------------------------------------------8--------|
A|-5--5--3-5-3--5--5--3-5-3----------5---------3--6-6---6-8----|
E|---------------------------3-3-5/7---1-1-3/5-----------------|


Then you hit this note:
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|-5--------|
E|----------|


Pre-chorus:
"Not much we know, so off we go"
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8--8---8-8---8---8-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
G|-7----7---7-7---7---7--7---7---7---7---7---7----|
D|-8--------8---------8--8---8---8---8---8---8----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
"Ah-ah, ah-ah"
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------| x4
D|-------------------|
A|---------8/10------|
E|-8\6--6--------10--|


And then with power chords:
"Ah-ah, ah-ah"
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|----------10-12------| x8
D|-10-8--8--10-12--12--|
A|-10-8--8---8-10--12--|
E|--8-6--6---------10--|


Fingerpicked part:
e|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---3-------1-------3-------5-----|
B|-----3-----3---------1-----1---------3-------1-------3-------4---|
G|-2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---4-----4-2-----2-3-----3-5-----5-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 plays the "so do you not want
me to come over?" melody with the above riff:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-7----7----------------------------|
G|---------7-------------------------|
D|------------7-/8-7-5-7-8-10-12--0--|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


Pre-verse:
"The other side of the land, they love my brain, they don't waste time,
And they don't wait, they can do what they want, as long as I don't have to concentrate"
e|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---3-------1-------3-------5-----|
B|-----3-----3---------1-----1---------3-------1-------3-------4---|
G|-2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---4-----4-2-----2-3-----3-5-----5-| x2
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 plays the same melody again, but only for the first
time the fingerpicking part is played in the pre-verse:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-7----7----------------------------|
G|---------7-------------------------|
D|------------7-/8-7-5-7-8-10-12--0--|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


Verse:
"Broken drums, thriving dreams, not much else between these walls,
One more spliff, I am already gone but duty calls,
So do you not want me to come over?
So do you not want me to come over?"
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------8--| x4
D|----------------------------------------------------8--------|
A|-5--5--3-5-3--5--5--3-5-3----------5---------3--6-6---6-8----|
E|---------------------------3-3-5/7---1-1-3/5-----------------|


Then you hit this note:
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|-5--------|
E|----------|


Pre-chorus:
"Not much we know, so off we go"
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8--8---8-8---8---8-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
G|-7----7---7-7---7---7--7---7---7---7---7---7----|
D|-8--------8---------8--8---8---8---8---8---8----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
"Ah-ah, ah-ah"
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------| x4
D|-------------------|
A|---------8/10------|
E|-8\6--6--------10--|


And then with power chords:
"Ah-ah, ah-ah"
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|----------10-12------| x4
D|-10-8--8--10-12--12--|
A|-10-8--8---8-10--12--|
E|--8-6--6---------10--|


And then a wah guitar comes in and joins guitar 1:
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|----------10-12------| x4
D|-10-8--8--10-12--12--|
A|-10-8--8---8-10--12--|
E|--8-6--6---------10--|


Pre-solo:
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|-5--------|
A|-5--------|
E|-3--------|


Solo:
Guitar 1 plays this behind the solo:
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------| x8
D|------8--------12--|
A|------8--8/10--12--|
E|-8\6--6--------10--|

Guitar 2 plays this solo:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------8\7-7\5-5/7--7/8\7\5/7--7-/12--\7-7/-12--7------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------12\5--5/12--12\9--0-h1-1/2--|
A|-5///--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8\7-7/8\7\5/7--2-/3--3-\2--2-/3--7\2-2--8-\7--8-\7--8-\7--8-\7--7/11----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------10\\\---|



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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| .   staccato
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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shmoobie 27 wrote on December 10 2013, 11:59 am

Great tab! one of my favorites. that solo is hard to match...
the solo sounds good with a slide

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pmccormack 301 wrote on November 12 2015, 11:48 am

Great tab mate! Been fiddling around with this one for a while and thought you should give it a go! If its any help to you:



e|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---3-------1-------3-------5-----|
B|-----3-----3---------1-----1---------0-------1-------4-------4---|
G|-2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---0-----0h2-----2/3-----3/5-----5-| x2
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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