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                             POURTUGUESE KNIFE FIGHT - Cage the Elephant
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Tabbed by: usernamek

Pretty cool song. I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more air play. 
If you have any comments on how the tab could be improved, please comment below, 
and I will make the proper revisions. 
It get annoying when there's 100 tabs instead of just one that we can all agree is good. 

Tuning: Standard 
    
[Intro]
He descends down these three chords. Listen to the recording for the strum pattern. 
     B         A        F#
e|---7---------5--------2-------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7---------5--------2-------------------------------------------------------|
G|---8---------6--------3-------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9---------7--------4-------------------------------------------------------|
A|---9---------7--------4-------------------------------------------------------|
E|---7---------5--------2-------------------------------------------------------|

Intro Riff: x 4 
e|-------------------------------     ------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------=-------     ------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------     ------------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-------------------------- or  ------------------------------------------|   
A|-------4-3--0--0---3--0--------     ----9-9-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------     ---------9-8---5-5---8--5-----------------|

Guitar 2: on 3rd repetition of intro riff
e|---9---9-----------------9---9---------------------------------------------|
B|---11--11----------------11--11--------------------------------------------|
G|---11--11----11--14------11--11------11--14--------------------------------|
D|---11--11--------14/-----11--11--------------------------------------------|
A|---9---9-----------------9---9---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-8-8-----6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus: "I Wanna waste..." x 8
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
B|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|


[Bridge riff]: 

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------5-------------5-5h7p5-------------5-----------------------------------------------|
G|--4--6----6-----4--6----------6-----4--6-----6-----4--2--4--2-----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------4--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Second guitar comes in during Bridge Riff and continues on into verse:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2---5-5-5--4-4-----2-2-2---5-5-5---7-7-------------------------------|

Second guitar comes in at 1:03
e|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
B|-------------11--11---------11--11--------------------11-11------11--11---------|
G|-11--14------11--11---------11--11------11--14--------11-11------11--11---------|
D|--------14/--11--11---------11--11-------------14/----11-11------11--11---------|
A|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
B|-------------11--11-------------11--11--------------------11-11---------------11--11---------|
G|-11--14------11--11---11--14----11--11------11--14--------11-11--11--14-------11--11---------|
D|--------14/--11--11-------------11--11-------------14/----11-11---------14/---11--11---------|
A|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-8-8-----6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus:] "I Wanna waste..." x 8
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
B|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|

"Tell me pretty girl..." 
e|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
B|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----6----------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
A|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
E|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2: Vesrse 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2---5-5-5--4-4-----2-2-2---5-5-5---7-7-------------------------------| 

Guitar 1: Bridge Riff:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------5-------------5-5h7p5-------------5-----------------------------------------------|
G|--4--6----6-----4--6----------6-----4--6-----6-----4--2--4--2-----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------4--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

At 2:05 he starts adding this into the verse (from bridge riff):
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----4--2--4--2-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------4----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Second guitar comes in at 2:15
e|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
B|-------------11--11---------11--11--------------------11-11------11--11---------|
G|-11--14------11--11---------11--11------11--14--------11-11------11--11---------|
D|--------14/--11--11---------11--11-------------14/----11-11------11--11---------|
A|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
B|-------------11--11-------------11--11--------------------11-11---------------11--11---------|
G|-11--14------11--11---11--14----11--11------11--14--------11-11--11--14-------11--11---------|
D|--------14/--11--11-------------11--11-------------14/----11-11---------14/---11--11---------|
A|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-8-8-----6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus: "I Wanna waste..." 
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
B|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|

Begins this at 2:40
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------5-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4--6-----4----4-2-4-2---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------4-------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"Give me a sign..."
e|---7-7-7-7-7--8---7-----7-7-7-7-7--8---7--  ---8-----   --7---   ------------------------------|
B|---7-7-7-7-7--8---7-----7-7-7-7-7--8---7--  ---8-----   --7---   ------------------------------|
G|---8-8-8-8-8--9---8-----8-8-8-8-8--9---8--  ---9-----   --8---   ------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-9--10--9-----9-9-9-9-9--10--9--  --10-----x8 --9---x4 ------------------------------|
A|---9-9-9-9-9--10--9-----9-9-9-9-9--10--9--  --10-----   --9---   ------------------------------|
E|---7-7-7-7-7--8---7-----7-7-7-7-7--8---7--  ---8-----   --7---   ------------------------------|

Guitar 1: x 8 
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
B|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2: x2 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---14----19-----14----17---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------16----------4--2--4--2--------------------------|
D|-------------------------------16------------------4-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 1: x 4
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
B|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|

"Tell me baby girl..."
e|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
B|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----6----------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
A|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
E|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|


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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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nicmicmoo 41 Feb 04, 2016 06:10 PM, edited at 11:10 pm

The little riff at the beginning should be like this:D|--4-4-------------------A|-----4-3----3-----------E|--------5-5---5---------But other than that it sounds pretty good so far. Nice job!

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nicmicmoo 41 Feb 04, 2016 06:12 PM

Darn, the edit thing messed up my comment, it mean to say:

D|--4-4-------------------
A|-----4-3----3------------
E|--------5-5---5-----------

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usernamek 314 Feb 06, 2016 09:07 AM

Yea, I think you're right. I made the change. Thanks for the help!

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