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Wander Tab

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                             Tame Impala - Wander
                        from their 2008 self-titled EP

Intro - the first note in this riff is actually an octave lower, but I've tabbed it
in standard tuning for simplicity. To get that low octave, just tune the low E string
to D and then play the open string:
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----------------4--5--4h5p4---4-| x4
D|----------4h5h7-------------7---|
A|-5----4h5-----------------------|
E|----7---------------------------|


Verse:
"Save your fragile mama's heart,
And though she will come for you,
But I wander"
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----------------4--5--4h5p4---4-| x7
D|----------4h5h7-------------7---|
A|-5----4h5-----------------------|
E|----7---------------------------|


Pre-chorus:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|----7-5-4----------7.-7--|
D|----------7-5-4----7.-7--|
A|-5--------------7--5.-5--|
E|-------------------------|


Chorus:
"And I wonder,
Just how far will you need to be,
For shaking talk so easily,
For hours on end I wander,
Still I don't even..."
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-------| x4
D|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-----4h6p4-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--7.-7-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--4.-------6---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7.-7-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7---------------------------------5.-5-|


Then play this chord:
"...know her"
e|-2----2----|
B|-2----2----|
G|-2---------|
D|-X---------|
A|-0---------|
E|-----------|


Verse:
"Feel just like I need to be,
Back where I was,
Before I couldn't do that,
And I wander"
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----------------4--5--4h5p4---4-| x7
D|----------4h5h7-------------7---|
A|-5----4h5-----------------------|
E|----7---------------------------|


Pre-chorus:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|----7-5-4----------7.-7--|
D|----------7-5-4----7.-7--|
A|-5--------------7--5.-5--|
E|-------------------------|


Chorus:
"And I wonder,
Just how far will you need to be,
For shaking talk so easily,
For hours on end I wander,
Still I don't even know"
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-------| x4
D|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-----4h6p4-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--7.-7-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--4.-------6---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7.-7-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7---------------------------------5.-5-|


Jazzy instrumental section:
First this:
e|-2----2----2----2h4p2h4p2--|
B|-2----2----2----2----------|
G|-2----2----2----2----------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|


Then this:
e|-3-\2-----|
B|-3-\2-----|
G|-3-\2-----| x8
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|-------2--|


And then this:
"How it keep a lid on me,
How it keep a lid on me"
e|-4-\2-----|
B|-4-\2-----|
G|-4-\2-----| x4
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|-------2--|


Solo 1:
"How it keeps a lid on me,
How it keeps a lid on me,
How it keeps a lid on me"
Guitar 2:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------4-5-5/7--5p4\2---2/4\2-2/4\2p0--0---|
G|-----------4--6-6/8.--6------------------4h6-------------------------------------|
D|-4h6---4h6----------------7p6\4---4h6-7------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------5/7\5---4h5\2--------------------------------|
G|---------4--6/8.-6---6/8\6--4------------------------------------------------|
D|-6p4-6------------------------------------------4h6--6b7r6--4---4~---4b5r4---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1 - this is the rhythm that is played behind the solo:
e|-4-\2-----|
B|-4-\2-----|
G|-4-\2-----| x8
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|-------2--|

e|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--4----|
B|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--4----|
G|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--4----| x2
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|----------4-\2----2--2-2--|
B|----------4-\2----2--2-2--|
G|----------4-\2----2--2-2--|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|-2---2--------------------|


Then the solo stops and guitar 1 and 2 both play this:
e|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--4----|
B|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--4----|
G|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--4----| x4
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


Solo 2:
Guitar 2:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------4-6/8---6/8-6/8\6--4---|
D|-4h6------6b7r6b7r6b7r6b7r6b7r6------6h7p6h7p6h7p6-----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------9---7--------------------------|
B|-------------------------------5-7-7/9--7-------------9-9b10--10r9-7-5--5/7---|
G|--------------------4-6/8--6--------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-6-4--6---4-4-4-6-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-7-/8---8b9r8-6---4h6-6b7r6-4------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 1 - plays this rhythm behind the solo:
e|-4-\2-----|
B|-4-\2-----|
G|-4-\2-----| x8
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|-------2--|

e|-2--2-2--2-2-----2-------------------2--2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------|
B|-2--4-4--4-4-------4-4-4-4-4----4-4--4--4-4--4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------|
G|-------------------4-4-4-4-4--4------4--4-4--4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4.-4--|
D|-------------------4-4-4-4-4---------4--4-4--4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4.-4--|
A|-------------------------------------2--2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2.-2--|
E|--------------4-------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
"And I wonder
Just how far will you need to be,
For shaking tough so easily,
For hours on end I wander"
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-------| x4
D|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-----4h6p4-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--7.-7-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--4.-------6---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7.-7-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7---------------------------------5.-5-|


Outro:
"How it keeps a lid on me,
How it keeps a lid on me (and I wonder),
How it keeps a lid on me (Just how far will you need to be),
How it keeps a lid on me (for shaking tough so easily),
How it keeps a lid on me (for hours on end I wonder),
How it keeps a lid on me,
How it keeps a lid on me,
How it keeps a lid on me"
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9----------| x4
D|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--7--7-7/-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7-7/-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7-7-7--------------------5--5-5/-|


Studio banter:
One guitar quietly keeps playing the chorus progression.
"Jay: What were you saying?
Kevin: [laughing] That was like, the worst cymbal ever.
Jay: I don't understand what you're trying to tell me.
Kevin: Sounds like...pubic hair.
Jay: [laughing] You could have waited!
*Jay plays loud drum fill on cymbals*
Kevin: What, Gumby?
Jay: I said, I'm sick of you taking over. 
Kevin: Oh.
Jay: I want to record the drums on all our albums, alright? [Kevin laughs] Modular?
Hear that?"



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| /   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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MrMuscleCreek wrote on February 28 2013, 10:33 am

Man, I just want to say: you're the best! You tabbed out Tame Impala's less known stuff AND Mac Demarco! I love you man! Didn't know there was someone who liked both of them! Again, thank you!

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Psyche-Guitar wrote on February 28 2013, 07:21 pm

Thanks man! It's great to hear that people are getting some use out of my obsessive tabbing of songs that I love.:p

I take it from your username, and the fact that you like Tame Impala, that you also like Mink Mussel Creek? Because I have a tab of Makeout Party Girls currently awaiting approval, which should be up in the next week or so.

I also plan to tab out all of Tame Impala's demos, plus 'Remember Me'. Then I might get started on Lonerism (which will take ages to do considering all the dense layers of guitar and synths on that album!).

If you have any tab requests I could give them a shot if you want?

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pmccormack wrote on March 9 2013, 07:32 pm

Dude I love your tabs especially the Innerspeaker ones but I am 100% sure the main riff in this song goes like this:

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----------------4--5--4h5p4---4-| x4
D|----------4h5h7-------------7---|
A|-5----4h5-----------------------|
E|----7---------------------------|

Try it out and play along with the song and you'll find its fits perfect and corresponds with the pre-chorus riff musically:
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|-7-5-4----------7.-7--|
D|-------7-5-4----7.-7--|
A|-------------7--5.-5--|
E|----------------------|

Anyway great tab keep them coming bro.

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