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Found this tab elsewhere and it seemed to better than ones on here already.




ARTIST: Bloc Party
SONG: The Marshals Are Dead
ALBUM: Bloc Party (EP)
TABBED BY: Jonny Kates
DATE: 18th January, 2005
RELATED LINKS: www.blocparty.com, www.blocparty.net (unofficial).
LYRICS: http://www.blocparty.net/themarshalsaredead.html
STREAM/DOWNLOAD: http://www.blocparty.com/special/Bloc_Party_-_The_Marshals_Are_Dead.mp3
The author refuses to be held responsible for the content or legality of the above links.

AUTHORS NOTES:
I felt that this song was just crying out to be tabbed, so here it is. See the end of the
page for the structure of the song to help if you need it. I have tried to set out the timing
as best I can, but listening to the song will obviously help. I am also unsure/cannot be
bothered to check that the 'guitar1' and 'guitar2' titles above the sections do actually
correspond to the correct guitar. Either way, they are both fairly accurate I think. This
whole tab was worked out by ear, I didn't copy it from anywhere. Obviously alot of the riffs
can be transposed to different places on the guitar, although I have found that the way it is
tabbed below is my personal preferance. Sometimes the other guitar will be playing something
already tabbed, so I haven't repeated it. It should be pretty obvious if you hear it.

 Enjoy and email me feedback at jonnykates@gmail.com!


GUITAR1: INTRO/VERSE1 (0:01-0:39)
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-12--12--12--12--12--12--14-14-14-14-|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-|
A|-14--14--14--14--14--14--14-14-14-14-|-14--14--14--14--14--14--13-13-13-13-|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

GUITAR1: CHORUS (0:39-1:05)
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11-11-11-11-| (repeat over. Guitar 2 may actually play
D|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-|  some of the higher notes in the same chord,
A|-14--14--14--14--14--14--14-14-14-14-|  but it's not really needed and you can't
E|-------------------------------------|  really tell.)

GUITAR1: BRIDGE (1:05-1:18)
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------15-14-|-------------------------------|
G|--------------------14-16-14-------|-------------------------------|
D|-16-16---16-16---16----------------|--14-14---14-14---12-12--12-12-|
A|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------15-14-14-15-17---------------------------14-------|
G|--------------------14-16-14----------------14------------14~~~~------14-------|
D|-16-16---16-16---16------------------------------17-16-17----------16----16----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------17-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

GUITAR2: BRIDGE (1:05-1:18)
E|--------------------------|---------------------------|
B|----------------------8-7-|---------------------------|
G|-7-7----7-7---7-7-9-7-----|-6-6----6-6----4-4----4-4--|
D|-9-9----9-9---9-----------|-7-7----7-7----5-5----5-5--|
A|--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------------------|---------------------------|

E|--------------------------|---------------------------|
B|----------------------8-7-|---------------------------|
G|-7-7----7-7---7-7-9-7-----|-6-6----6-6----6-6----6-6--|
D|-9-9----9-9---9-----------|-7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7--|
A|--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------------------|---------------------------|

GUITAR2: VERSE2 (1:18-1:45)
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G|-9h11-11--11--11--11--11--12-12-12-12-|-9h11-11--11--11--11--11--14-14-14-14-|
D|------12--12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-|------12--12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11---------11h12----------12h14----------14-------------|
D|---12-12-12-------12-12-12-------12-12-12----14-12-12-12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

(Guitar1 plays the same riff as the first verse under the Guitar2 riff. See top of page.)



GUITAR2: SECOND CHORUS (1:45-2:11)
E|---------------------------|     This part is very subtle. It has 
B|---------------------------|     a fading volume and can be heard
G|---------------------------|     a few times, just before Kele sings
D|---------------------------|     "forever". Could bend the note also.
A|-9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9~~~~-|
E|---------------------------|



GUITAR1: CHORUS BREAK (2:11-2:50)
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----10----10----10----10----10----10----10-------|
G|-11----11----11----12----11----11----11----12-11-| x7 then...
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----10----10----10----10-------------------------|
G|-11----11----11----12----11-letring--------------| on last time.
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

GUITAR2: CHORUS BREAK (2:11-2:50)
E|-10--10--10--10--10--10--12-12--12-|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10-10--10-|
B|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12-12--12-|-12--12--12--12--12--12--11-11--11-|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|-10--10--10--10--10--10--12-12--12-|-10--10--10--10--x-13-13--x-13--13-|
B|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12-12--12-|-12--12--12--12--x-12-12--x-12--12-|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|x2
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|



GUITAR1: SOLO (2:50-3:17)
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-/9-9--9-/10-10-10-10-10-10-/12-12/14-|  As solos go, this isn't too
B|---------------------------------------------[qs^]-|  bad. I found it was easier to
G|---------------------------------------------------|  play this all on one string as
D|---------------------------------------------------|  there is alot of slides and 
A|---------------------------------------------------|  tremillo picking. Hard to tab 
E|---------------------------------------------------|  the rhythm, listen to the track.

E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-/5-5--5-/2-2-2-2-2-2/~~~~~~~~~~~~~/14-|  qs = quick slide
B|--------------------------------------[tp^]--------|  tp = tremillo picking
G|---------------------------------------------------|  b = bend up
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

E|-14~~~~~~~~~~~15-15--15-14~~~~~~~~~~~12-12--12-----|
B|------[tp^]------------------[tp^]-----------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

E|-14~~~~~~~~~~~15-15--15/19~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~b20-----|
B|------[tp^]---------------------[tp^]--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|



GUITAR2: OUTRO-FIRST RIFF (3:17-3:30)
E|-----------------------------|---------------------5-5-5-5-|  h = hammer on
B|-5h7--7--7--7--7--7--8-8-8-8-|-5h7--7--7--7--7--7----------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------| x2
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

GUITAR2: OUTRO-SECOND RIFF (3:30-3:50)
E|-------------------5------5-----|-------------------5------5--------------|
B|-7------7-8------8----------5---|-7------7-8------8----------5----------7-|
G|---7--------7--------7--------7-|---7--------7--------7--------7--7--7--7-|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------9-|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------[rit^]----|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                                        rit = ritardando
GUITAR1: OUTRO-OVER SECOND RIFF (3:30-3:50                    (slow down)
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| x2
D|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-| 
A|-14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14-|
E|--------------------------------|

            
            
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