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                          Tame Impala - Island Walking
                 bonus track from their 2010 album Innerspeaker

Main riff/verse 1:
"I could never see your eyes,
and I can't see past the lies,
which is why..."
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10---|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12---| x3
D|-----9--12------10-9---------9--12------10-9---------9--12------10-9-----12---|
A|-10----------8-------10--10----------8-------10--10----------8-------10--10---|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-chorus:
"...I still long for us"
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------| x2
D|-----9--12------10-9-----|
A|-10----------8-------10--|
E|-------------------------|

Main riff goes an octave lower:
"And in the meantime..."
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|----2--5------3-2----|
E|-3---------1------3--|

"...here comes the chorus"
e|-3---|
B|-3---|
G|-4---|
D|-5---|
A|-5---|
E|-3---|

Chorus:
For the chorus you have one guitar playing the lower octave
and one playing the higher octave. Occasionally the higher
octave guitar will play a variation while the lower octave
guitar stays the same.
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3--|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

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

Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------10--10----|
D|-----------------------------------10--10----|
A|-----------------------5-3-5-3-5----8---8----|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------7-5-7-5-7--10--10----|
D|-7-5-7-5-7--5-3-5-3-5-------------10--10----|
A|-----------------------------------8---8----|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3--|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------4-2-4-2-4--5-3-5-3-5--|
D|-7-5-7-5-7--5-3-5-3-5------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------10--10----|
D|-----------------------------------10--10----|
A|-----------------------5-3-5-3-5----8---8----|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------4-2-4-2-4---10--10----|
D|------------5-3-5-3-5--------------10--10----|
A|------------------------------------8---8----|
E|-5-3-5-3-5-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3:
While Guitar 1 and 2 play the stuff above, a third guitar plays this lead:
e|--------------------------------------------|           \
B|--------------------------------------------|            \
G|-14b16--14p12p11~~~~-------12h14-14b16-14---|             \
D|---------------------12h14------------------|              \
A|--------------------------------------------|               |
E|--------------------------------------------|               |
                                                              | x2
e|------------------------------------------------------|     |
B|------------------------------------------------------|     |
G|-14b16--14p12p11~~~~-11b12-11b12--11b12-11b14--14-14--|    /
D|------------------------------------------------------|   /
A|------------------------------------------------------|  /
E|------------------------------------------------------| /

Main riff/verse 2:
"I know you like your own kind,
and that pulls me out of line,
which is why..."
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10---|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12---| x3
D|-----9--12------10-9---------9--12------10-9---------9--12------10-9-----12---|
A|-10----------8-------10--10----------8-------10--10----------8-------10--10---|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-chorus:
"...I get drunk to make up for all of the..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------| x2
D|-----9--12------10-9-----|
A|-10----------8-------10--|
E|-------------------------|

Main riff goes an octave lower:
"time, when I am drunk..."
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|----2--5------3-2----|
E|-3---------1------3--|

Weird noise, whammy bar way:
Just hit the open high E string and lower your whammy bar
three semitones to the C# note. I'm not really sure how
to tab it. W means lower the whammy bar:
"...and I feel fine"
e|-0---w--|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|

Weird noise, non-whammy bar way:
If you don't have a whammy bar and want to make that noise,
simply pre-bend and then gradually lower the bend:
"...and I feel fine"
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|-6pb9---pbr6--|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|

Chorus:
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3--|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

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

Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------10--10----|
D|-----------------------------------10--10----|
A|------------------------------------8---8----|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|-----------------------19-17-19-17-19b19.5------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------10--10----|
D|-7-5-7-5-7--5-3-5-3-5-----------------------10--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------8---8----|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

"Yeah, I feel fine"
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3--|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------4-2-4-2-4--5-3-5-3-5--|
D|-7-5-7-5-7--5-3-5-3-5------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------10--10----|
D|-----------------------------------10--10----|
A|-----------------------5-3-5-3-5----8---8----|
E|-5-3-5-3-5--3-1-3-1-3------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------4-2-4-2-4---10--10----|
D|------------5-3-5-3-5--------------10--10----|
A|------------------------------------8---8----|
E|-5-3-5-3-5-----------------------------------|

Bridge:
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-5-7-5-7--7-5-7-5-7--7-5-7-5-7--7-5-5h7p5-5h7p5-|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-5---|
B|-7---|
G|-7---|
D|-7---|
A|-5---|
E|-----|

Outro:
e|-3------1------6------4---4\3---5----1---3---6---8----4---4--4\3--|
B|-5------3------8------6---6\5--------3-------8--------6-----------|
G|-5------3------8------6---6\5--------3-------8--------6-----------|
D|-5------3------8------6---6\5--------3-------8--------6-----------|
A|-3------1------6------4---4\3--------1-------6--------4-----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-5---3\1--------------6--8---4--4-4\3--5---1---3---6---6-8----|
B|-----5\3-------------------8-6--6-6\5------3-------8-------8--|
G|-----5\3---3-----------------6--6-6\5------3-------8----------|
D|-----5\3-----3--------8-10---6--6-6\5------3-------8----------|
A|-----3\1-------1-/6----------4--4-4\3------1-------6----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-4---4\3------|
B|-6---6\5------|
G|-6---6\5------|
D|-6---6\5------|
A|-4---4\3------|
E|--------------|

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

| /   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
| w   lower whammy bar

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