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Gold On The Ceiling Tab

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Gold on the Ceiling - Black Keys
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: itsgoodtobefree

Tuning: Standard

Intro Lick (0:00-0:05)
   
   G5            F5      D5        C5      A#5   C5
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|----12------10---12-10---7-----5---7-5---3-----5---------|
A|-10----10\8----8-------5---5\3---3-----1---1\3---3\1-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

(0:05-0:12)
Mute in between all of the notes (listen to the song for rhythm)
   
   G              G
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-------------0--------------0---|
D|-------------0--------------0---|
A|----------3--1-----------3--1---|
E|-3--3--3--------3--3--3---------|

(0:13-0:26)
Mute in between all of the notes (listen to song for rhythm)

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| x2
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1----------1---|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3------|

Verse:

An acoustic guitar is strumming the chords above the tab
Mute in between the notes 
(0:27-0:42)


   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1----------1---|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3------|

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1--------------|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3--3---|


(0:42-0:49)

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------1---------------------------|
E|-1--1--1--1--0--0--0-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---|

Break (0:50-1:03)
There are two guitar parts in this part.

Lower Octave:

   F       C       G               F       C     G
e|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
B|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
G|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
D|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---| x2
A|-----x-x-3-3-x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x-3-3-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
E|-1-1-x-x-----x-x-3-3-1-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-x-x-----1-3-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|

Higher Octave:
 
    F     C       G              F      C     G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------17-17------------------------17-17----------|
D|-15-15---------17-17-15-17----15-15---------15-17---| x2
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:

Mute in between the notes (listen to song for rhythm)
(1:03-1:19)

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1----------1---|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3------|

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1--------------|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3--3---|

Solo: 

Rhythm guitar continues to play chorus
(1:19-1:33) 

   G                F                  C               G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-17brp15--15~--15-17brp15------------15-17brp15---15---------------------|
D|--------17---17----------17-17~-15h17-----------17---17-15-17-15---------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------17\15---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  (G)
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----15----------|
E|-18----18--15---|

   G                F                  C
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-17brp15--15~--15-17brp15------------15-17brp15---15---|
D|--------17---17----------17-17~-17-17-----------17-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
   
   G
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-17-15---------------|
D|-------17-15-17-17~--|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

Verse:
Same as the first verse
(1:34-1:48)

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1----------1---|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3------|

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1--------------|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3--3---|

(1:49-1:56)

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------1---------------------------|
E|-1--1--1--1--0--0--0-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---|

Break: (1:56-2:10)

Lower Octave:

   F       C       G               F       C     G
e|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
B|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
G|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
D|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---| x2
A|-----x-x-3-3-x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x-3-3-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
E|-1-1-x-x-----x-x-3-3-1-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-x-x-----1-3-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|

Higher Octave:
 
    F     C       G              F      C     G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------17-17------------------------17-17----------|
D|-15-15---------17-17-15-17----15-15---------15-17---| x2
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
Same as the first one
(2:11-2:25)

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1----------1---|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3------|

   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1--------------|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3--3---|

Solo:
Same as the first one
(2:26-2:40)

   G                F                  C               G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-17brp15--15~--15-17brp15------------15-17brp15---15---------------------|
D|--------17---17----------17-17~-15h17-----------17---17-15-17-15---------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------17\15---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  (G)
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----15----------|
E|-18----18--15---|

   G                F                  C
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-17brp15--15~--15-17brp15------------15-17brp15---15---|
D|--------17---17----------17-17~-17-17-----------17-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
   
   G
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-17-15---------------|
D|-------17-15-17-17~--|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

Break: (2:41-2:54)

Lower Octave:

   F       C       G               F       C     G
e|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
B|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
G|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
D|-----x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---| x2
A|-----x-x-3-3-x-x---------x-x-x-x-----x-x-3-3-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
E|-1-1-x-x-----x-x-3-3-1-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-x-x-----1-3-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|

Higher Octave:
 
    F     C       G              F      C     G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------17-17------------------------17-17----------|
D|-15-15---------17-17-15-17----15-15---------15-17---| x2
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
Same as the first two, just do it twice
(2:56-3:25)
   G            F          C          G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1----------1---|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3------|

   G            F          C          G                 x2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------3--3--3--1--------------|
E|-3--3--3--3--1--1--1--1-------------3--3--3--3---|

Outro:
Mute in between the notes
(3:25-3:44)

    G              G             G             G           G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------0--------------0-------------0-------------------|
D|-------------0--------------0-------------0-------------------|
A|----------3--1-----------3--1----------3--1-----------3-------|
E|-3--3--3--------3--3--3--------3--3--3-------3--3--3-----3~---|

Song Order:
Intro
Verse
Break
Chorus
Solo
Verse 2
Break 2
Chorus 2
Solo 2
Break 3
Chorus 3
Outro


I hope you enjoyed playing through this tab as it took me quite
a long time. Please help me out by posting some comments. Thanks!

************************************
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r   Release bend
************************************
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+5 reply
SaintOne wrote on December 13 2011, 09:12 pm

Looks pretty good, except the intro. On the Letterman performance. It looks like Dan is playing this way:
e--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G-----7-------5-------7-5--------------------------
D--5-----5/3------3--------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------
...and then moving down to the A and D strings, then doing a slight variation on the E and A strings that ends up on the first fret of the A string and into the next part. That's how I play it at least.

+3 reply
itsgoodtobefree wrote on December 17 2011, 12:47 am

Hey thanks a lot SaintOne. I watched the video and I saw that part, too. Also for the part before the verse, it should go like this:
e------------------
B------------------
G------------------
D------------------
A--------3---------
E---3-3-3--6-3-----

Seems like all the other parts of the tab is correct.

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PanteraRebel wrote on December 23 2011, 01:30 am

Thanks for a great tab and correction SaintOne.

Cheers!

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