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Elephants Tab

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Song : Elephants

Artist : Them Crooked Vultures

Tabbed By : Guns&Rosesman49

Tuning : Guitar #1, Standard Tuning (E A D G B e)
        
         Guitar #2, Standard Tuning (E A D G B e)

This is for playing the intro to this song in standard tuning, as opposed to the alternate
tuning the song is played in.



If it makes it easier, you can slide from 3 to 5 on the G string.

Riff A, Section One

Guitar #1
e|------------------------------||
B|--------------------------3---||
G|----------------------3-5-----||  Repeat x4
D|---------2p0---3--0-----------||
A|-----1-------1------1---------||
E|--3----3----------------------||

Then comes the same thing, just at a faster tempo.
Listen to the song to get the right timing.


Guitar #1
e|------------------------------||
B|--------------------------3---||
G|----------------------3-5-----||  Repeat x4
D|---------2p0---3--0-----------||
A|-----1-------1------1---------||
E|--3----3----------------------||


Guitar #2 comes in with some fast G power chords.

Guitar #2
e|--------||
B|--------||
G|--------||
D|-555555-||  Repeat x4
A|-555555-||
E|-333333-||


Then both guitars play Riff A.

Guitars #1 and #2
e|------------------------------||
B|--------------------------3---||
G|----------------------3-5-----||  Repeat x4
D|---------2p0---3--0-----------||
A|-----1-------1------1---------||
E|--3----3----------------------||


That's the end of Section One, in comes Section Two starting with both guitars playing Riff B.

Riff B, Section Two

Guitars #1 & #2
e|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|----------------------------||  Repeat x2
D|----------3p0---0--0--------||
A|------1-3-----3------3-1----||
E|-3--3--------------------3--||

Then comes a little fill-like part before going back into Riff B, the power chords at the 
end of the riff are done in a bit of an up-stroke pattern. Listen to the song to get the timing.

Guitars #1 & #2
e|----------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------||
G|----------------------------------------------||
D|--5--5---------5--5---------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||
A|--5--5-3-------5--5-3-------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||
E|--3--3---6-3---3--3---6-3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--||

Repeat Section Two (above) twice before moving back into Riff A and Section Three

Riff A, Section Three

Guitars #1 and #2
e|------------------------------||
B|--------------------------3---||
G|----------------------3-5-----||  Repeat x4
D|---------2p0---3--0-----------||
A|-----1-------1------1---------||
E|--3----3----------------------||

Then comes Riff C.

Riff C, Section Three

Guitar #1
e|--------------||
B|-----------3--|| 
G|-------3-5----||
D|--5-5-5-------||  Repeat x8
A|--5-5-5-------||
E|--3-3-3-------||

Guitar #2 does a very cool sounding slide up the neck.

Guitar #2
e|----------------||
B|------------3\--|| - Remember, slide UP!
G|----------------||
D|----------------||
A|----------------||
E|----------------||

This leads into Riff D and Section Four, ending the intro. Riff D continues to be played into the verse.

Riff D, Section Four

Guitar #1
e|-----------------||
B|--3--6--8--11hb--|| --half bend to 12
G|--x--x--x--x-----|| 
D|--0--0--0--0-----||
A|-----------------||
E|-----------------||

Guitar #2
e|---------------||
B|---------------||
G|-----3--5------||
D|--5--3--5--3/5-|| Repeat this x2 for both Guitars.
A|--5--1--3--3/5-||
E|--3--------1/3-||

Ending #1
Guitar #1
e|----------------------------------------||
B|--3--6--8--6--6/8-8--6------------------||
G|--x--x--x--x-----------7---6-6-5-3~-----||
D|--0--0--0--0----------------------------||
A|----------------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------||

Guitar #2
e|-----------------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------------||
G|-----3--5--------------------------------------||
D|--5--3--5--3/5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----||
A|--5--1--3--3/5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----||
E|--3--------1/3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----||

Repeat the entire above section, replacing Ending #1 with Ending #2

Ending #2
Guitar #1
e|--------------------------10----10-10-10-10-10-10-10------||
B|--3--6--8--6--6/8-8--6----13b15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15------||
G|--x--x--x--x-----------7----------------------------------||
D|--0--0--0--0----------------------------------------------||
A|----------------------------------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------||
                             ^
            hold the bend while playing the notes



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Shark17 wrote on June 3 2010, 06:30 pm

I'm pretty sure this song's in Open G tuning.

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Guns&Rosesman49 wrote on June 3 2010, 08:32 pm

That's probably right, but this tab is supposed to show people how they can play this song in standard tuning.

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