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                     Tame Impala - Sundown Syndrome

This is an incredible, underrated song and one of Tame Impala's best. It
alternates between a 4/4 and 6/8 time signature. Pay attention to the time
signature at the top of each bit of tab, especially in the chorus.

Intro:
4/4
e|-2--2--4-4-4--|
B|-2--2--4-4-4--|
G|-2--2--4-4-4--| x4
D|-2--2--4-4-4--|
A|-4--4--6-6-6--|
E|-2--2--4-4-4--|

6/8
e|-2--2--4-4-4--|
B|-2--2--4-4-4--|     (time signature changes
G|-2--2--4-4-4--| x8   to 6/8, played looser
D|-2--2--4-4-4--|           than before)
A|-4--4--6-6-6--|
E|-2- 2--4-4-4--|

Verse:
"Please don't get answers from my eyes,
You know that mine can't lie,
Quite as well as yours"
6/8
e|-2--4--|
B|-2--4--|
G|-2--4--| x7
D|-2--4--|
A|-4--6--|
E|-2--4--|

After the above is played 7 times, this plays once:
e|-2--2--4-4-4-|
B|-2--2--4-4-4-|
G|-2--2--4-4-4-| (played softer than in the intro)
D|-2--2--4-4-4-| 
A|-4--4--6-6-6-|
E|-2--2--4-4-4-|

"Just let the spare moment flow,
Rounding steps as I go,
Through the open doors"
6/8
e|-2--4--|
B|-2--4--|
G|-2--4--| x7
D|-2--4--|
A|-4--6--|
E|-2--4--|

e|-2--2--4-4-4-|
B|-2--2--4-4-4-|
G|-2--2--4-4-4-| (played softer than in the intro)
D|-2--2--4-4-4-| 
A|-4--4--6-6-6-|
E|-2--2--4-4-4-|

Kazoo solo:
6/8
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2p0--------------------------------------2----|
G|-----------1-4--4-----2-1--1h2p1---1--1h2p1-4------|
D|---------4--------2-4------------4-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-4-4-4h5p4-2---------------------|
B|-------------2---0---------------|
G|---------------------2---1h2p1---|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

This is played underneath the kazoo solo on a second guitar:
e|-2--2--4-4-4-|
B|-2--2--4-4-4-|
G|-2--2--4-4-4-| x8
D|-2--2--4-4-4-| 
A|-4--4--6-6-6-|
E|-2--2--4-4-4-|

Verse:
"Please don't deflate from a sigh,
I'd hold still every time,
But I'd start to shake"
6/8
e|-2--4--|
B|-2--4--|
G|-2--4--| x6
D|-2--4--|
A|-4--6--|
E|-2--4--|

e|-2--4----2-------4---|
B|-2--4------2-------4-|
G|-2--4--2-----2/4-----| (short arpeggio fill)
D|---------------------| 
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

"I wander around for days,
Wondering what I'll say,
When they want the truth"
6/8
e|-2--4--|
B|-2--4--|
G|-2--4--| x7
D|-2--4--|
A|-4--6--|
E|-2--4--|

e|-2--2--4-4-4-|
B|-2--2--4-4-4-|
G|-2--2--4-4-4-| x2 (played a bit louder
D|-2--2--4-4-4-|     than the previous verse)
A|-4--4--6-6-6-|
E|-2--2--4-4-4-|

Kazoo solo:
6/8
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2p0--------------------------------------2----|
G|-----------1-4--4-----2-1--1h2p1---1--1h2p1-4------|
D|---------4--------2-4------------4-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-4-4-4h5p4-2--------------------------|
B|-------------2--2/4/7-5---2---4---0---|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

This is played underneath the kazoo solo on a second guitar:
e|-2--2--4-4-4-|
B|-2--2--4-4-4-|
G|-2--2--4-4-4-| x8
D|-2--2--4-4-4-| 
A|-4--4--6-6-6-|
E|-2--2--4-4-4-|

Chorus:
The rhythm is a bit tricky in this bit. I've done my best to tab it out,
but you'll need to listen to it closely to get it perfect. It switches between
the time signatures of 6/8 and 4/4, so you'll have to work out those changes too.
"You will never know how hard I tried,
To keep from waning while waiting at the start,
The depth of every touch as real as can be"
6/8                                                           4/4
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-| x3
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|--9--9---9--9--9-|

"But words don't do any favours for me"
6/8
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|

4/4
e|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|--9--9---9--9--9-| x4
D|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9--9---9--9--9-|

Bridge:
e|-2----4----2--14-\7----|
B|-2----4----2--14-\9----|    (light whammy bar vibrato
G|-2----4----2--14-\9----| x2  on the first two chords,
D|-2----4----2--14-\9----|     slide down for the last chord)
A|-4----6----4--12-\7----|
E|-2----4----2-----------|

Guitar solo:
6/8
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----1---1h2p1---1-------1---6\4-1---6b8r6-4-6---2/4--4\1-----------4------------|
D|-2h4-----------4-----2h4-----------------------6----------2/4-4-4/6----4h6-4\2-4-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-7p4\2p0--------7p4\2p0----------------------------|
B|---------2p0------------2p0-------------4----------|
G|-------------1--------------1--1-2--4/6---4/6-4-1--|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-7p4\2p0--------7p4\2p0---------------------------------|
B|---------2p0------------2p0-----------------------------|
G|-------------1--------------1--1-2--2/4/6--4/6-4-1-2/4--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|-2-----2-----4------4--5----4------2------| (unison bends,
G|-4b6---4b6---6b8-------7b9--6b8----4b6----|  end it with a whammy
D|------------------------------------------|  dive while activating
A|------------------------------------------|  a fuzz pedal)
E|------------------------------------------|

This is played underneath the solo:
6/8
e|-2--2--4-4-4--|
B|-2--2--4-4-4--|
G|-2--2--4-4-4--| x24
D|-2--2--4-4-4--|
A|-4--4--6-6-6--|
E|-2--2--4-4-4--|

Chorus:
"You will never know how hard I tried,
To keep from waning while waiting at the start,
The depth of every touch as real as can be"
6/8                                                           4/4
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-| x3
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|--9--9---9--9--9-|

"But words don't do any favours for me"
6/8
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|

4/4
e|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|--9--9---9--9--9-| x4
D|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9--9---9--9--9-|

Phased guitar plays the chorus chords again. The rhythm has slight variations, so
use the same chords and play the progression loosely and however you want:
"You will never know how hard I tried,
To keep from waning while waiting at the start,
The depths of every touch as real as can be"
6/8                                                           4/4
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-| x3
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|--9--9---9--9--9-|

"But words don't do any favours for me"
6/8
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|

4/4
e|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|--9--9---9--9--9-| x2
D|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9--9---9--9--9-|

Chorus again:
"You will never know how hard I tried,
To keep from waning while waiting at the start,
The depth of every touch as real as can be"
6/8                                                           4/4
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-| x3
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|--9--9---9--9--9-|

"But words don't do any favours for me"
6/8
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|

4/4
e|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|--9--9---9--9--9-| x2
D|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9--9---9--9--9-|

And the chorus once more:
"You will never know how hard I tried,
To keep from waning while waiting at the start,
The depth of every touch as real as can be"
6/8                                                           4/4
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-| x3
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|--9--9---9--9--9-|

"But words don't do any favours for me"
6/8
e|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--77-7-7---9--9--9--|
B|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9-1111-11-11--9-9-9--77-7-7--11-11-11--|
G|-1010-10-10--10-10-10-1111-11-11--9-9-9--88-8-8--11-11-11--|
D|-1111-11-11--11-11-11-1111-11-11--9-9-9--99-9-9--11-11-11--|
A|-1111-11-11--11-11-11--9-9--9--9--7-7-7--99-9-9---9--9--9--|
E|--9-9--9--9---9--9--9--------------------77-7-7------------|

4/4
e|--9--9---9--9--9-|
B|--9--9---9--9--9-|
G|--9--9---9--9--9-| x4
D|--9--9---9--9--9-|
A|-11-11--11-11-11-|
E|--9--9---9--9--9-|

The intro bit is played again:
4/4
e|-2--2--4-4-4--|
B|-2--2--4-4-4--|
G|-2--2--4-4-4--| x4
D|-2--2--4-4-4--|
A|-4--4--6-6-6--|
E|-2--2--4-4-4--|

Hit this chord:
e|--9----------|
B|--9----------|
G|--9----------|
D|--9----------|
A|-11----------|
E|--9----------|
and then end with whammied guitar feedback.

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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

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kyle_landon1 32 wrote on August 16 2013, 02:45 am

Fucking prime job.

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Psyche-Guitar 2,014 wrote on August 16 2013, 03:23 am

Thanks dude! This song is completely mindblowing, and totally underrated! Everybody that likes Tame Impala needs to hear this song!

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handsomedevil93 10 wrote on October 29 2013, 01:18 am

Kudos dude, ****ing love this song! Definitely nailed it!

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