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The killers
Mr Brightside acoustic 
Tabbed by: Mark Bryce

Email: Brycey81a@hotmail.com
Web: www.brycey.co.uk
___________________________________________________

Tuning: E A D G B eb

Legend
        h    - hammer on
        p    - pull off
        /    - slide up
        \    - slide Down
        ( )  - let ring
        
[PLEASE NOTE]
This is not the actual song, i just came up with this version to play acoustically
because I was asked to play it at a party, and since my guitar isnt cut away its 
near impossible to play.

Its not 100% note perfect to the song, but its easy to sing along with.
Any corrections/variations welcome.

Tune high E string flat for effect!

***UPDATE***
You can now hear a quick recorded version of this song, i typically play it slower
than the original

http://www.brycey.co.uk/mr_brightside_acoustic.mp3

^^^^^Paste address in your browser
_____________________________________________________

[Intro]
[NOTE] Its finger picked throughout
eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
B |------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2--|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3----| 
A |--4-----------------3----------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------2-----------------2----------------|
_________________

[Verse]
   I'm coming out of my cage And I've been doing just fine
   Gotta gotta gotta be down Because I want it all
   It started out with a kiss, How did it end up like this
   It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
   Now I'm falling asleep, And she's calling a cab
   While he's having a smoke, And she's taking a drag
   Now they're going to bed, And my stomach is sick
   And it's all in my head, But she's touching his          

Guitar 1 - **repeat over:**
eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
B |------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2--|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3----| 
A |--4-----------------3----------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------2-----------------2----------------|
________________

           **until:**

     chest Now, he takes off her dress now, let me go
eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
B |------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2--|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3----|
A |--1-----------------1----------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------4-----------------4----------------|

eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
B |------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2--|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3----|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--2-----------------2-----------------2-----------------2----------------|
_________________

       I just can't look its killing me
eb|-----------0-----------------0-----------------0----------------0--------|
B |-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2------2-----2---2--|
G |-----3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3------3---3-----3----|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |---1-----------------1-----------------1----------------1----------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      And taking control
eb|-----------0-----------------0-----------------0----------------0--------|
B |-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2-------2-----2---2------2-----2---2--|
G |-----3---3-----3-------3---3-----3-------3---3-----3------3---3-----3----|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |---2-----------------2-----------------2----------------2----------------|
_____________________________________________________

[Chrous]
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
'Cause I'm Mr Brightside

eb|------------2--------------------2---------------------------------------------|
B |-------2-------2---2--------2------2---2-----------6---------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------------6-----6---6---------------------|
D |-----3---3-------3--------4---4------4-------6---6-----6-----------------------|
A |--4--------------------4------------------4-----------------4-4--3-3--1-1--3-3-|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
_____________________________________________________

Well the song repeats itself after this, so i wont bother writting more.
I hope this is useful to someone!
By Mark Bryce

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

New Version in Eb: By Lester Tiu

This is an adaptation of my tab in Eb tuning by Lester Tiu, it has some different
ideas on how the song could be adapted for acoustic guitar such as the chorus. He's
done a good job, I hope you all find this useful too:

[Intro]
eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
Bb|------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3--|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4----| 
Ab|--5-----------------4----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------3-----------------3----------------|

[Verse]
   I'm coming out of my cage And I've been doing just fine
   Gotta gotta gotta be down Because I want it all
   It started out with a kiss, How did it end up like this
   It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
   Now I'm falling asleep, And she's calling a cab
   While he's having a smoke, And she's taking a drag
   Now they're going to bed, And my stomach is sick
   And it's all in my head, But she's touching his     

eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
Bb|------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3--|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4----| 
Ab|--5-----------------4----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------3-----------------3----------------|

     chest Now, he takes off her dress now, let me go

eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
Bb|------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3--|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4----|
Ab|--2-----------------2-----------------0-----------------0----------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
Bb|------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3--|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4----|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3-----------------3-----------------3-----------------3----------------|

       I just can't look its killing me

eb|-----------0-----------------0-----------------0----------------0--------|
Bb|------3------3---3------3------3---3------3------3---3------3------3---3-|
Gb|----4---4------4------4---4------4------4---4------4------4---4------4---|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2-----------------2-----------------2-----------------2----------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      And taking control

eb|----------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0--------|
Bb|------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3-------3-----3---3--|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-------4---4-----4----|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3-----------------3-----------------3-----------------3----------------|

[Chrous] D G A G
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
'Cause I'm Mr Brightside

eb|------------2--------------------3-----------------5-------------------------|
Bb|-------3-------3---3--------3------3---3------3------3---3-------------------|
Gb|-----2---2-------2--------0---0------0------2---2------2---------------------|
Db|--0----------------------------------------------------------0---------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------0-----------------------4----2-----|
Eb|-----------------------3-----------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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brycey81 422 Aug 11, 2005 08:00 PM

I want my tab re-registered you bastards. Damn you UG!

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DJ Righteous 159 Aug 12, 2005 08:00 PM

I think the chorus chords would sound better as D, G, Bm, A instead of D, G, A, G. Otherwise awesome tab.

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irnman2008 10 Nov 12, 2005 11:00 AM

I agree with DJ

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