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                    Tame Impala - Runway, Houses, City, Clouds
                        from their 2010 album Innerspeaker

Here it is, the tab for longest song on Innerspeaker and one of the best.
There's lots of guitar overdubs and stuff in the song, and I've done my best
to tab it all out. Amazing song!

Intro:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------| \
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|  \
D|------------8h10-10-8-10p8----------------8h10-10-8-10p8-----|   \
A|-------8h10----------------10--------8h10----------------10--|    |
E|-8-8-8-------------------------8-8-8-------------------------|    |
                                                                    |
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8/10-------------|    |
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8--------------------------|    |
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4------------------------------|    |
                                                                    | x2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
D|------------8h10-10-8-10p8----------------8h10-10-8-10p8-----|    |
A|-------8h10----------------10--------8h10----------------10--|    |
E|-8-8-8-------------------------8-8-8-------------------------|    |
                                                                    |
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|   /
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------|  /
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8------------| /
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4------------------------------|

"But don't remind me of home,
There's everywhere I'd rather go"
e|-------1--------|
B|-4-----1--4-----|
G|-3-----2--3-----| x2
D|-5-----3--5-----|
A|-6-----3--6-----|
E|-------1--------|

Short guitar fill:
e|-6---3---|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|

"It's true that some things have to change,
Oh..."
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6----|
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8--|
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4--------------------|

Another guitar plays this under that riff:
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5----|
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|

"...no"
e|-1---1---|
B|-1---1---|
G|-2---2---|
D|-3---3---|
A|-3---3---|
E|-1---1---|

"And don't remind me of home,
Or I might notice where I am"
e|-------1--------|
B|-4-----1--4-----|
G|-3-----2--3-----| x2
D|-5-----3--5-----|
A|-6-----3--6-----|
E|-------1--------|

"It's true that some things have to..."
Guitar fill:
e|-6-6-6-6-3-3-----|
B|-------------4-4-|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

"...change"
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6----|
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8--|
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4--------------------|

Another guitar plays this under that riff:
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5----|
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|

"I know some things have to change,
It's true that some things have to change,
I know some things have to change,
Oh..."
Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------| \
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|  \
D|------------8h10-10-8-10p8----------------8h10-10-8-10p8-----|   \
A|-------8h10----------------10--------8h10----------------10--|    |
E|-8-8-8-------------------------8-8-8-------------------------|    |
                                                                    | x3
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|   /
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------|  /
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8------------| /
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4------------------------------|

Another guitar plays this under that riff:
e|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|
B|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---| \
G|--9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---|  \
D|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|   \
A|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|    |
E|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|    |
                                             | x3
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5----|   /
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|  /
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----| /
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|

"...no"
e|-1-----|
B|-1-----|
G|-2-----|
D|-3-----|
A|-3-----|
E|-1-----|

"And gazing out the window,
As I ascend into the sky"
e|-------1--------|
B|-4-----1--4-----|
G|-3-----2--3-----| x2
D|-5-----3--5-----|
A|-6-----3--6-----|
E|-------1--------|

"But I'm the one who's left be..."
Guitar fill:
e|-6-666-6-6-66--3--3-3---------|
B|-----------------------4--4-4-| (played with a
G|------------------------------| different rhythm
D|------------------------------| than before)
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

"...hind"
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6----|
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8--|
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4--------------------|

Another guitar plays this under that riff:
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5----|
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|

"I'm the one who's left behind,
There is nothing that is safe,
I know some things have to change"
Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------| \
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|  \
D|------------8h10-10-8-10p8----------------8h10-10-8-10p8-----|   \
A|-------8h10----------------10--------8h10----------------10--|    |
E|-8-8-8-------------------------8-8-8-------------------------|    |
                                                                    | x3
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|   /
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------|  /
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8------------| /
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4------------------------------|

Another guitar plays this under that riff:
e|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|
B|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---| \
G|--9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---|  \
D|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|   \
A|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|    |
E|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|    |
                                             | x3
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5----|   /
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|  /
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----| /
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|

"Oh"
e|-2--|
B|-2--|
G|-3--|
D|-4--|
A|-4--|
E|-2--|

"Yes I do,
Yes I do"
e|-3-----1--------|
B|-5-----3-----4--|
G|-5-----3-----3--| x2
D|-5-----3-----5--|
A|-3-----1-----6--|
E|----------------|

"But don't remind me of home,
In case it isn't quite the same"
e|-------1--------|
B|-4-----1--4-----|
G|-3-----2--3-----| x2
D|-5-----3--5-----|
A|-6-----3--6-----|
E|-------1--------|

Guitar fill:
e|-6-6-6-6-3-3-----|
B|-------------4-4-|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

Synthy guitar played over the top of the riffs and chords below:
e|-8-6-----------------|-8-6-----------------|-8-6-----------------|
B|-----9-----8---6-----|-----9-----8---6-----|-----9-----8---------|
G|-----------------8-7-|-----------------8-7-|---------------8-7-5-|
D|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

e|-8-6-----------------|------8-6------------|---------------8-6---|
B|-----9-----7---8---6-|-----------9---------|-8b9r8---6---------9-|
G|---------------------|-8-7-----------------|-----------8-7-------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

e|-6-------------------|-8-6-------16--------|------------8-6------|
B|---9-7---9-7-8-------|-----9---------------|-8---6----------9----|
G|---------------------|---------------------|-------8-7-----------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6----|
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8--|
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4--------------------|

Another guitar plays this under that riff:
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5----|
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|

Guitar 1:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------| \
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|  \
D|------------8h10-10-8-10p8----------------8h10-10-8-10p8-----|   \
A|-------8h10----------------10--------8h10----------------10--|    |
E|-8-8-8-------------------------8-8-8-------------------------|    |
                                                                    | x7
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|    |
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|   /
D|-----------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------6h8-8-6-8p6--------------|  /
A|-------6h8-------------8--------6h8-------------8------------| /
E|-4-4-4--------------------4-4-4------------------------------|

Another guitar plays this under that riff:
e|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|
B|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---| \
G|--9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---|  \
D|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|   \
A|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|    |
E|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|    |
                                             |
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---2--2-2---2--2-2----|    |
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---2--2-2---2--2-2----|    |
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---3--3-3---3--3-3----|    |
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---2--2-2---2--2-2----|    |
                                             | x7
e|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|    |
B|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|    |
G|--9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---9--9-9---|    |
D|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|    |
A|-10-1010--10-1010--10-1010--10-1010---|    |
E|--8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---8--8-8---|    |
                                             |
e|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
B|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|    |
G|-5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5----|   /
D|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----|  /
A|-6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6---6--6-6----| /
E|-4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4---4--4-4----|

Synth guitar:
e|---------------------------------|
B|-8-7-6-5-----5-4-3---------------|
G|-------------------3-----3-5-7---| x6
D|-------------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

These chords play in the background behind the synth riff and the guitar
solo until the end of the song. The chords are also played on a piano:
e|-3-----1--------|
B|-5-----3-----4--|
G|-5-----3-----3--| x17
D|-5-----3-----5--|
A|-3-----1-----6--|
E|----------------|

Guitar solo (comes in after the above synth guitar riff). I've labelled them
part 1 and 2 because there is a slight variation between them at the end:
Part 1:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8\7-------------------------10-12b14r12-10-------------|
D|-----8h10----------10--10h12----------------12b13r12-8--|
A|----------8--10h12--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
        
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-8-10-12--10h12--10-8---------8----5-8-|
A|----------------------10-8-10---6------|
E|---------------------------------------|

Part 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------| \
G|-8\7-------------------------10-12b14r12-10-------------|  \
D|-----8h10----------10--10h12----------------12b13r12-8--|   \
A|----------8--10h12--------------------------------------|    |
E|--------------------------------------------------------|    |
                                                               |
e|--------------------------------------|                      |
B|--------------------------------------|                      |
G|--------------------------------------|                      |
D|-8-10-12--10h12--10-8--7----------5-8-|                      |
A|-------------------------10-8--6------|                      |
E|--------------------------------------|                      |
                                                               | x2
Part 1:                                                        |
e|--------------------------------------------------------|    |
B|--------------------------------------------------------|    |
G|-8\7-------------------------10-12b14r12-10-------------|    |
D|-----8h10----------10--10h12----------------12b13r12-8--|    |
A|----------8--10h12--------------------------------------|    |
E|--------------------------------------------------------|    |
                                                               |
e|---------------------------------------|                     |
B|---------------------------------------|                     |
G|---------------------------------------|                    /
D|-8-10-12--10h12--10-8---------8----5-8-|                   /
A|----------------------10-8-10---6------|                  /
E|---------------------------------------|

And then another guitar comes in and plays part 1, while the other guitar
plays part 2 until the end of the song:
Guitar 1:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------| \
G|-8\7-------------------------10-12b14r12-10-------------|  \
D|-----8h10----------10--10h12----------------12b13r12-8--|   \
A|----------8--10h12--------------------------------------|    |
E|--------------------------------------------------------|    |
                                                               | x6
e|--------------------------------------|                      |
B|--------------------------------------|                      |
G|--------------------------------------|                     /
D|-8-10-12--10h12--10-8--7----------5-8-|                    /
A|-------------------------10-8--6------|                   /
E|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------| \
G|-8\7-------------------------10-12b14r12-10-------------|  \
D|-----8h10----------10--10h12----------------12b13r12-8--|   \
A|----------8--10h12--------------------------------------|    |
E|--------------------------------------------------------|    |
                                                               | x6
e|---------------------------------------|                     |
B|---------------------------------------|                     |
G|---------------------------------------|                    /
D|-8-10-12--10h12--10-8---------8----5-8-|                   /
A|----------------------10-8-10---6------|                  /
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

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

            
            
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shmoobie 10 Aug 01, 2013 02:49 PM

great tab, one of my favorites to play along with

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bptrav 44 May 16, 2016 10:08 PM

Thanks for the tab and that sexy sexy riff at the end. :)

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