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The Hives - Main Offender
Tabbed By Richard Pugh

Key:
~ = Let ring/Vibrato in second guitar part or where it sounds good (at bottom)
x = Muted strings
srb = Slowly release bend from the note before to the note afterwards.
/ = Slide up to....
\ = Slide down to...
b = Bend up from note before to note afterwards
r = Release bend from note before to note afterwards
"-"s are used solely for timing purposes only and do not represent anything else other than timing.

Intro:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------|
a|12~~~~~~x---121212~~~~~~x---121212~~~~~~x---121212--8---10--11--|
E|10~~~~~~x---101010~~~~~~x---101010~~~~~~x---101010--6---8---9---|

Verse:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------10--12------------------------------10--------------|
|12----------8---10----------7---8-----------8---8---8---10--11--|
|10--------------------------5---6-----------6-------6---8---9---|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------10--12----------------------10----------12----------|
|12----------8---10----------7---8-------8---8---10--10--10--11--|
|10--------------------------5---6-----------6---8-------8---9---| X2

Post-Verse:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~121212~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~10--11--|
|10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~101010~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~8---9---|

VERSE X4

Pre-Chorus:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~121212--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
|10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~101010--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|

Chorus:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-5-|
|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-5---------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-3-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-5-|
|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-3-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-5-|
|1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-1-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-3-|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-7-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-5-|
|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-5---------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------101010101010|
|3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~3---3-3-3-------------------101010101010|
|3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~3---3-3-3-------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1---1-1-1-------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------14srb12-------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------8---10--11--|
|----------------------------------------------------6---8---9---|

VERSE X2

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|12--8---10--11--12--8---10--11--12--8---10--11--12--8---10--11--|
|10--6---8---9---10--6---8---9---10--6---8---9---10--6---8---9---|

VERSE X2

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

Instead of the bend at the end play this:

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------///14---10///-------8---10--11--|
|--------------------------------///14---10///-------6---8---9---|
                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^      
                        Don't stick to this exactly, 
             just that general sound will do, listen to the song

VERSE X2

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|12----------12----------12----------12----------12~~~~~~\\\-----|
|10----------10----------10----------10----------10~~~~~~\\\-----|

That is the main guitar all the way through the song, however over the verse at the very start, 
at the end, and possibly in other places (listen to the song for it) there is a second
guitar part doing this:

|----------------------------------------------------------------|--------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|--------|
|/-14141414141414141414141414141414--14b15r14---12b13r12---------|--------|
|/ 12121212121212121212121212121212------------------------121210|12~~~~~~|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|--------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|--------|
                                                                  ^^^^^^^^  
                                                        Do this after last time through

This is a great song, and now, finally, everyone can play it right!

Enjoy! (This took me ages)

            
            
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Nicholaus 10 Feb 13, 2005 07:00 PM

Finally. This tab is perfect.

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all_wound_up 156 Jun 08, 2006 05:43 AM

Ah, finally someone took his/her thumb out of his/her ass and tabbed this song. God bless :P

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God of Music 31 Apr 29, 2007 06:53 AM

That's perfect but it's more easier to play this song with dropped D...

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