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 This is the Last Time
       by: The National
tabbed by: Benign Viewer

Tuning: Eb-F-Bb-G-Bb-Eb (a variation on Bb Modal tuning)

This is how I play 'This is the Last Time'. I reckon it 
sounds very close to the original tone of the album version
(hence the rather odd but fun tuning, the album is probably in a 
more conventional Eb or B tuning). 
Most of the other tabs are for the live version which just doesn't 
sound as great to me. There are two main riffs that alternate 
through the song with backing chords; then an outro of chords.

p = pull off
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
_____________________________________________________________

Chord Chart:
     F     Bb    Gm    C*    G*    Dm*   Fm    Cm    Ab    Eb
Eb|--2--|--2--|--4--|-----|-----|-----|--2--|--0--|--0--|--0--|
Bb|--2--|--0--|--0--|-----|-----|-----|--2--|--2--|--2--|--0--|
G |--2--|--3--|--0--|--0--|--0--|-----|--1--|--0--|--1--|--0--|
Bb|--2--|--0--|--4--|--2--|--4--|--4--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--0--|
F |--0--|--0--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--4--|--0--|--2--|--3--|--2--|
Eb|-(2)-|-(2)-|-----|-----|-----|--2--|-(2)-|-(0)-|-(0)-|--0--|

Note: most of these chord variations are easy to play,
but if you're having trouble with the Ab chord, you can
just mute the fifth string.
_____________________________________________________________

[Intro/Verse riff]: (start with an up pick)

Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--2-(2)-2/4\2p0--------------(0)----------------------------------|  Repeat
F |--0-(0)-0-------2-(2)-2/4\2p0-5-----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------4-(4)-4-------0-----------------------------------|

Oh, when I lift you up you feel
Like a hundred times yourself
I wish everybody knew
What's so great about you

Oh, but your love is such a swamp
You don't think before you jump
And I said I wouldn't get sucked in
Ahhhhahhh

[Chorus/Bridge Riff]:
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--9-(9)-9/11\9\7-9--(9)--9---------(0)----------------------------|  Repeat
F |--7-(7)-7--------10-(10)-10/12\10\8-9-----------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------7-----------------------------|
This is the last time


[Intro/Verse Riff]
F         Gm              Eb
Oh, don't tell anyone I'm here
                  F
I got Tylenol and beer
      Gm                  Eb
I was thinking that you'd call somebody closer to you
F            Gm             Eb
Oh, but your love is such a swamp
                        F
You're the only thing I want
      Gm              Eb     
And I said I wouldn't cry about it
Ahhhhahhh


[Chorus/Bridge Riff]
C, Gm, Dm
            C*         G*          Dm*
This is the last time
            C*         G*          Dm*
This is the last time


[Intro/Verse Riff]
           F              Gm
We were so under the prime
           Eb
We were so vacant and kind
           F              Gm
We were so under the prime
           Eb
We were so vacant
           F              Gm
We were so under the prime
           Eb
We were so out of our minds
           F              Gm,
We were so under the prime
           Eb   
We were so vacant


[Chorus/Bridge Riff]
Cm         Gm              Bb
Oh, when I lift you up you feel
                         Cm
Like a hundred times yourself
       Eb        Bb           
I wish everybody knew
                                
What's so great about you
Cm           Gm             Bb         
Oh, but your love is such a swamp
                           Cm
You don't think before you jump
      Eb              Bb
And I said I wouldn't get sucked in
Ahhhhahhh


[Intro/Verse Riff]
Cm, Eb, Bb
           Cm             Eb
I won't be vacant anymore
           Bb
I won't be waiting anymore
           Cm             Eb
I won't be vacant anymore
           Bb
I won't be waiting anymore
           Cm             Eb
I won't be vacant anymore
           Bb
I won't be waiting anymore

[Outro]:
Fm, Cm, Ab, Eb (x3)

Fm            Cm
Jenny I am in trouble

Ab                 Eb
Can't get these thoughts out of me

Fm               Cm
Jenny I'm seeing double

Ab                 Eb
I know this changes everything

Fm            Cm
Jenny I am in trouble

Ab                 Eb
Can't get these thoughts out of me

Fm               Cm
Jenny I'm seeing double

Ab                 Eb
I know this changes everything

          Fm     Cm   Ab     Eb
It takes a lot of rain in the cup

          Fm     Cm   Ab     Eb
It takes a lot of pain to pick me up

          Fm     Cm   Ab     Eb
It takes a lot of rain in the cup

          Fm     Cm   Ab     Eb
It takes a lot of pain to pick me up

Fm     Cm         Ab       Eb
Baby you gave me pain and tears

Fm     Cm         Ab       Eb                 (Fm)
Baby you left me sad and high

            
            
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