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                           Tame Impala - The Serpentine
                           from their unreleased demos

Intro:
e|------------------X-X-----------------|
B|------------------X-X-----------------|
G|------------------X-X--7-5------------|
D|------------------X-X------7-5~-3-----|
A|------------------X-X-------------5-3-|
E|-11~~~~~~~~\\\----X-X-----------------|


Verse:
"Oh, darling, I think you'll like the day,
Cross your heart and hope to fade away,
If I was the Earth, you would be the sun,
No, you'd be the entire Milky Way"
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5~------------------| x4
D|------------------------3-5/7----7p5-3-5----------|
A|-5.--5.--5.--X--X-X-3h5-------------------3--3-5--|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


Pre-chorus:
"Deep into the monster's eyes,
Dancin' 'round your Daddy's thin line,
We could go frolic in the meadows,
We could swimming in the serpentine"
Guitar with tremolo effect:
e|--------------------------|
B|---------------------6----|
G|-2----4----5----7----5----|
D|-2----4----5----7----4----|
A|-0----2----3----5----5----|
E|--------------------------|


Chorus:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-----7-5-------------------| x3    \
D|---------7-6-5-3-----------|        \
A|-5---------------5.--5-3---|         \
E|---------------------------|          |
                                        | x2
e|-------------------------------|      |
B|-------------------------6b8-3~|     /
G|-----------------------5-------|    /
D|-----3--0-3-5--0-5-6-7---------|   /
A|-3-5---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|


Verse:
"Oh, darling, you told me you had no,
This side of you, you never show,
I wouldn't have wasted all this time,
And I'd have you all to my own"
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5~------------------| x4
D|------------------------3-5/7----7p5-3-5----------|
A|-5.--5.--5.--X--X-X-3h5-------------------3--3-5--|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


Pre-chorus:
"Deep into the monster's eyes,
Dancin' 'round your Daddy's thin line,
We could go frolic in the meadows,
We could swimming in the serpentine"
Tremolo guitar:
e|--------------------------|
B|---------------------6----|
G|-2----4----5----7----5----|
D|-2----4----5----7----4----|
A|-0----2----3----5----5----|
E|--------------------------|


Chorus:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-----7-5-------------------| x3    \
D|---------7-6-5-3-----------|        \
A|-5---------------5.--5-3---|         \
E|---------------------------|          |
                                        | x2
e|-------------------------------|      |
B|-------------------------6b8-3~|     /
G|-----------------------5-------|    /
D|-----3--0-3-5--0-5-6-7---------|   /
A|-3-5---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|


Bridge:
Short instrumental bit:
Tremolo guitar:
e|-----------------------|
B|----6--5b6r5--5b6r5\3--|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-3---------------------|


Lyrics start:
"Oh, this feeling I've felt before,
One of the visions you cannot ignore,
I don't know what this feeling is for,
I feel love from you"
Tremolo guitar:
e|-3----4----5----7-----8-----8----10--------|
B|-3----4----5----7-----8-----8----10--------|
G|-3----5----5----7-----9-----9----11--------|
D|-5----6----7----9----10----10----12--------|
A|-5----6----7----9----10----10----12--------|
E|-3----4----5----7-----8-----8----10--------|

Lead guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------10------------------|
A|-------------------------------10--------------|
E|-----------7---5-7-9----8---------8--10--------|


Instrumental section:
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------| x8
D|-----3-5-|
A|-3-5-----|
E|---------|


e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|---------3---3-5b7-3---5b7-3---| x2
D|-----3-5---5---------5-------5-|
A|-3-5---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|


2nd guitar comes in:
Guitar 1:
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------| x8
D|-----3-5-|
A|-3-5-----|
E|---------|

Guitar 2:
e|-----3-5-|
B|-3-5-----|
G|---------| x8
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|


e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------| x4
D|-----3-5-|
A|-3-5-----|
E|---------|


e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-3---3-5b7-3---5b7-3---5b7-3-------|
D|---5---------5-------5-------5-----|
A|--------------------------------5.-|
E|-----------------------------------|


Verse - for this verse you play each riff after the line is sung:
"She said "it's kind of like a dream""

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3h5p3----|
A|-3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5-------5.-|
E|--------------------------------------|


And I said "well, honey, I have to agree""

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3h5p3----|
A|-3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5-------5.-|
E|--------------------------------------|


These parts are played in the background during the singing:
She said "my woes flow like a river""
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|------------------12\-12\--|
A|-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-----------|
E|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------------------5h7p5h7p5h7p5\--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3h5p3----|
A|-3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5-------5.-|
E|--------------------------------------|


And I said "they flow more like a sea""
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|---------------X-X-X-X-X-5--|
D|---------------X-X-X-X-X-5--|
A|---------------X-X-X-X-X-3--|
E|----------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3--|
A|-3-5-----3-5-----3-5-----3-5----|
E|--------------------------------|


2nd instrumental section:
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------| x4
D|-------------|
A|-------10-12-|
E|-10-12-------|


e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------12-14-| x4
D|-12-14-------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|


e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------| x4
D|-------10-12-|
A|-10-12-------|
E|-------------|


e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-10----10-12b14-10----12b14-10----12b14-10----|
D|----12-------------12----------12----------12-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|


One guitar plays this on its own:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-----7-5-------------------|
D|---------7-6-5-3-----------|
A|-5---------------5.--5-3---|
E|---------------------------|


Chorus:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-----7-5-------------------| x3
D|---------7-6-5-3-----------|
A|-5---------------5.--5-3---|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------6b8-3~|
G|-----------------------5-------|
D|-----3--0-3-5--0-5-6-7---------|
A|-3-5---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|


Slight variation, without the 1st note:
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------6b8-3~|
G|---------------------5-------| x3
D|---3--0-3-5--0-5-6-7---------|
A|-5---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|


Wah guitar comes in:
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------6b8-3~|
G|---------------------5-------| x4
D|---3--0-3-5--0-5-6-7---------|
A|-5---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|


Wah riff - chorus variation:
e|------------------------|
B|---6~---6~---6~---------|
G|-7----7----7----7-5-7-5-| x3
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


e|-----------------------------|
B|---6-------------------6b8-3~|
G|-7-------------------5-------|
D|------0-3-5--0-5-6-7---------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|


End with:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|----------5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7\-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-5---------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|



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

| /   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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