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Transcription of one of Robin's live performances. Will update when album releases. Was this info helpful? Yes No
                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                                 Mearcstapa                          
                                                 Fleet Foxes
                                                  Crack Up
                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tabbed by: Connor O.
Date: 03-18-17
Tuning: (FGCD#A#g) F2-G2-C3-D#3-A#3-G3. Internet says the notes spell into a Cm11.
So maybe you could call it Open Cm11. I don't know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wOq2U7Kvt0
 
                      
The tuning FGCD#A#g could be moved up a whole step to GADFCA. Robin's recommended 
tuning for the album version is GADFAC (FGCD#Ga#). (https://www.instagram.com/p/BU-YDTXjqVd/)
You could use this but you'd have to straddle the 5th string. For example at 0:19 you'd have 
to play [x-x-x-11-x-11] instead of [x-x-x-11-11-x].


These two diagrams show possible tuning paths from standard tuning.


1) FGCD#A#g   
g-g#-a-a#-b-c-c#-d-d#-e       
                   A#-B    
            D#-E-F-F#-G       
                 C-C#-D      
                 G-G#-A       
                      E-F     

2) FGCD#Ga#
       a#-b-c-c#-d-d#-e       
            G-G#-A-A#-B    
            D#-E-F-F#-G       
                 C-C#-D      
                 G-G#-A       
                      E-F     



The album version is a whole step higher. 



Key:

 *  - beat progression.



Intro:


   0:00
                
g |-------------------------------------------------|    
A#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|     
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---| x4
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------|    
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|    
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|    
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *    
   


Verse 1:


   0:12

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   0:19

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--|
D#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--| x2
C |-------------------------11------11--------------| 
G |-------------11--------------------------11------|
F |-11----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   0:25

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------|
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  

   0:31                                 0:33       
                                               
g |-------------------------------------2-------2---|
A#|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
D#|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------|
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  



g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
D#|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------|
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 



Verse 2:


   0:36

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   0:43

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--|
D#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--| x2
C |-------------------------11------11--------------| 
G |-------------11--------------------------11------|
F |-11----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   0:49

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
D#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---| x2
C |-------------------------9-------9---------------|
G |-------------9---------------------------9-------|
F |-9-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  

   0:55

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|
D#|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---| x2
C |-------------------------2-------2---------------|
G |-------------2---------------------------2-------|
F |-2-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  

   1:01

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-9-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:07

g |-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|D4
A#|-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|F4
D#|-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|A#3 x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-9-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:13

g |-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|
A#|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|
D#|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---| x4
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:25
    
g |-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
A#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
D#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:28

g |-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
A#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
D#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
C |-------------------------------------------------| 
G |-0-----------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------0-----------0-----------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:31

g |-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
A#|-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
D#|-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 



Verse 3:

   
   1:37

g |-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
A#|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
D#|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:43

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--|
D#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--| x2
C |-------------------------11------11--------------| 
G |-------------11--------------------------11------|
F |-11----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:49

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------|
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  

   1:55  
                                     
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
D#|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------|
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  



Verse 4:


   2:01  

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---| x2
C |-------------------------0-------0---------------| 
G |-------------0---------------------------0-------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   2:07

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--|
D#|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--| x2
C |-------------------------11------11--------------| 
G |-------------11--------------------------11------|
F |-11----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   2:13

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
D#|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---| x2
C |-------------------------9-------9---------------|
G |-------------9---------------------------9-------|
F |-9-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  

   2:19

g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|
D#|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---| x2
C |-------------------------2-------2---------------|
G |-------------2---------------------------2-------|
F |-2-----------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  



Lyrics (w/melody):

Verse 1:

   0:12
    A#  A#          C       A#  D   C
    Two minds       in      the air
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0-----------2-------0---4~p~2---------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

                                                D
                                                Two
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------4---|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 
   0:19
    D           C#      B   C#  B
    eyes        on      a   pair
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-4-----------3-------1---3~p~1-------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 



g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 
   0:25
    A#          A#          G           G
    Me          arc         sta         pa
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0-----------0-----------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------4-----------4-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

                F   F       F           F  
                On  an      o     -     pen 
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------2---2-------2-----------2-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 
   0:31
    F
    sea
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-2-----------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   



Verse 2:

   0:37
    A#  A#          C       A#  D   C
    But you         turn    a   way
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0---0-----------2-------0---4~p~2---------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

                                                D
                                                No
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------4---|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 
   0:43
    D           C#      B   C#  B
    fall        in   -  to  day
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-4-----------3-------1---3~p~1-------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

                                            G   A
                                            No
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------4~h~6---|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   0:49
    A           G       F#  G  
    wind        in      the night
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-6-----------4-------3---4-----------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

                            A           G   F#
                            No          put-ting
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------6-----------4~p~3-------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   0:55
    F#          E       D   E D
    slack       in      the lines
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3-----------1-----------1-----------------------|
C |---------------------2-----2---------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 


Not Verse idk:


   1:01
    A       G   A   A#  A   G   F   G   D   F   G 
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-6-------4---6~h~7~p~6---4---2---4-------2~h~4---| x2
C |-------------------------------------2-----------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:13
    G       F   G   G#  G   F   D#  F   C   D#  F 
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-4-------2---4~h~5~p~4---2---0---2-------0~h~2---| x2
C |-------------------------------------0-----------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:25
    B       C   B   C   B           C   B   C   B  
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-8-------9---8---9---8-----------9---8---9---8---|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 


            C   B   C   B               A           
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------9---8---9---8---------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------9-----------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 

   1:31
    C
g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-9-----------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 



g |-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------|
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * 


Verse 3:

1:37
A#  A#   C  A#  D C
The eyes of the sea

D   D C# B  C# B
Too easy to m--e

A# A# G  G
Me-arcstapa

F    F   F     F    F
Deaf and blind like me


Verse 4:

2:01
    A#  A#    C   A#  A#
But the phone doesn't sing

    E     D   C#  B A B
The phone doesn't r-i-ng

G-A A    G    F#  G  
S-o what will you find

A G  F# E D  E D
Mearcstap-a, mind







            
            
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MrJoker06 10 Jul 16, 2017 02:48 PM, edited at 06:49 pm

i broke my first string just by traying to tunne it on G :/

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MrJoker06 10 Aug 03, 2017 11:28 AM, edited at 03:30 pm

and of course I had to put it on C...

according to Robin Pecknold on his instagram the tunning is on GADFAC

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coman91 1,531 Aug 03, 2017 01:05 PM

Oh that's cool you found that do you have a link?

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