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Band:  The KIllers
Song:  When You Were Young
Tabbed by:  Jeff Martin
Tuning: EbAbDbGbBbEb

Soory for the long tab... there's alot going on in this song I suppose.  I think it is 
please post corrections in the comments section.  TIA

Guitar 1
Opening chord rings out.

|--15--|
|--13--|
|--14--|
|--12--|
|--xx--|
|--xx--|

Guitar 2 (Chords enter with pick scrapes at 0:03)
Pick up rhythm from cd or mp3

|--xx--x—x—x—xx—x--||
|--xx--x—x—x—xx—x--||
|--xx--5—7—9—12—5--|| X2
|--xx--x—x—x—xx—x--||
|--xx--3—5—7—10—3--||
|--xx--x—x—x—xx—x--||

Guitar 1 (0:11)

(This is the riff from other tabs on this site)
|------5—3--------5—3---------|
|-----------0-----------------|
|--0h2--------0h2-------2-----|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

(I prefer this for no real good reason; it just flows smoother for me I guess)
|-------5-----------5-----------|
|---------8—0--------8----------|
|-------------------------------|
|--5h7---------5h7------7-------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

Verse 1
Guitar 1 (make the bar chords i.e.: x-x-7-5-5-5 and slide up and back)
Arranged for guitar?
(0:32)
P.M.~
|-------5----7---8---8--5------|
|------------------------------|
|----5-----7-------------------|
|--7-----9----10--10--7--------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|

First Chorus Bit…

Guitar 1
(0:41)
|---------17------------------17------------|
|------------20---17-------------20---------|
|---------------16--17----------------------|
|--17h19----------------17h19-------17 -----|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2
|--x—x—x—xx—x--|
|--x—x—x—xx—x--|
|--5—7—9—12—5--|
|--x—x—x—xx—x--|
|--3—5—7—10—3--|
|--x—x—x—xx—x--|

Verse 2
(I guess the rhythm can go to guitar 2)
(0:47)
P.M.~
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| X2
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-------|

Enter Guitar 1 at (1:01)… I think this is a keyboard… couldn't even tell you how many 
are in this band hehe, but here is the riff arranged for guitar…

|-------5-----7----8------12-----5------|
|---------------------------------------|
|----5-----7----------------------------|
|--7-----9----10-----14-----7-----------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

(1:10) Play Chorus Riff (above) for Guitars 1 and 2 twice.

Then this bit again: (feel free to hit more strings tho)
(1:25) Guitar 1, Guitar 2 could play the Guitar 2 chords from opening riff behind this riff)
|-------5-----7----8------8------5-----|
|--------------------------------------|
|----5-----7---------------------------|
|--7-----9----10-----10-----7----------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|

Finish with:
Guitar 2 playing
(1:32)
|--x—x—xx--|
|--x—x—xx--|
|--5—7—12--|
|--x—x—xx--|
|--3—5—10--|
|--x—x—xx--|

Solo for Guitar 1: (Guitar 2 plays the usual chords behind this)
(1:34)  …and don’t count my notes, listen for the changes and time.

|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-----|
|------------------------------xx-xx-xx-xx-----------------|
|------------------------------10-10-10-10-----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|--------17--------------17-----------|
|----------20--17----------20---------|
|------------16--17-------------------|
|--17h19-----------17h19------17 -----|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|

Guitar 2: (Finishes the solo with…)

|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-9-9-9-7-7-7-5-5-5--------------|
|-10-10-10-9-9-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-------5------|
|-08-08-08-7-7-7-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-2-0-5------|
|------------------------------------3----|

Break

Enter Guitar 1:
(2:19)
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-----------------15-15-15-15-15-15-----------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------12-12-12-14-14---------------------12-12-12-14-14------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (behind second solo)

|--x—x—x—xx—x--|
|--x—x—x—xx—x--|
|--5—7—9—12—5--|
|--x—x—x—xx—x--|
|--3—5—7—10—3--|
|--x—x—x—xx—x--|

Guitar arranged for piano:
Guitar 2: enter around the lyrics “talks like a gentleman”
(2:53)
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|----9—7/5—4-------------| X2
|----x—x/x—x---7—5-------|
|----7—5/3—2---x—x-------|
|----------------5—3-----|

Guitar 1 Outro Lead:
(3:05)
|---------17--------------17------------|
|-----------20--17----------20----------|
|-------------16--17--------------------| X2
|--17h19------------17h19------17 ------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

I think this sounds okay... enjoy and post corrections!  THX again... enjoy, it's a cool tune!

PEACE
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TBSrules26 wrote on October 1 2006, 11:00 pm

could you like put the lines to the song where the guitar is for the song because some parts im confused on where it comes in, thanks, but overall i think its good. keep it up budd.

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Formalities555 wrote on October 4 2006, 03:35 pm

The opening guitar is just . . .way off . . . the chords are barred, nothing is muted.

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blur819 wrote on October 5 2006, 03:42 pm

Uh... I don't think so... not by my ear... but... if barre chords sound better... play 'em! Either way, I am sure, sounds good. Way off... nah... Hope the tab helped anyways... Peace

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