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Tab is the same for recording and the way it's played live. Worked out by ear. Quite accurate. King Gizzard play this on microtonal guitars, however this is the tab for normal electric guitar and sounds pretty much the same. Strange tuning, tune low E up two semitones to F# leave other strings in standard A, D, G B, E.
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - RATTLESNAKE 

Worked out by ear on a non-microtonal electric guitar. Not 100% but pretty close.

(For the sake of having to type out loads of 0's, keep the lowest string (F#) constantly droning
in between all lead notes), like so:

INTRO: 

Riff 1:

E  :---------------------------------------------------------------------
B  :----------------------------------------------------------------------
G  :----------------------------------------------------------------------
D  :-4--6--7--9--11--9--7--6--4-7--6-9--7-11--9-13--11-14--9-13--7-11--6-9
A  :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
F# :--00-00-00-00-00-00-00--00---00---00----00----00----00-----00---00-----

Riff 2a: "Rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattles me"

E  :-------------------------------
B  :------------------------------
G  :-11--9---11--9---11--9---8-8-6   x2
D  :---11------11------11---------
A  :------------------------------
F# :-----------------------------

Riff 2b: 

E  :-------------------------
B  :--------------------------
G  :-4--6---4--6--4--6--8-8-6-
D  :---4-----4-----4----------   Play once, then repeat Riff 2a once more.
A  :--------------------------
F# :--------------------------

Riff 3:

E  :-------------------------------
B  :-------------------------------
G  :-------------------------------
D  :-------------------------------
A  :-4---------------4--------------
F# :--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

Repeat riff 1: "Isolation, trepidation.."

Repeat riff 2a & 2b: "Rattlesnake, rattlesnake.."

Riff 4: 

E  :-----------------------------
B  :------------------------------
G  :--11-14--13-16---14-18--------
D  :-------------------------------    Play x2 - This part is played on keys but it's fun to play anyway.
A  :-------------------------4-------
F# :-0----0-0-----0-0----0-0--0-0-0-0-

Repeat riff 1: "Vegetation, aggravation.."

Repeat riff 2a & 2b: "Rattlesnake, rattlesnake.."

Riff 5: 

"Rattle, rattle, rattle.."

E  :-----------------------------------------------------
B  :-----------------------------------------------------
G  :------------------------------------------------------
D  :-------------------------11-11-9-7-6--4-7---6-9---7-11   Play x4
A  :-4---------------4------------------------------------
F# :--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0---0-0----


Repeat riff 1: "Hibernation, altercation.."

Repeat riff 2a and 2b: "Rattlesnake, rattlesnake.."

Repeat riff 5*: "Rattle, rattle, rattle.."

*End riff 5 like this 

E  :------------------------------------------
B  :------------------------------------------
G  :------------------------------------------
D  :--------------------------11-11-9-7-6-4-4~ (let ring)
A  :-4---------------4------------------------
F# :--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-


Bass part: (Just play constant F#)

Riff 6: This is where I like to turn my distortion pedal on for a more gritty rock sound

E  :-----------------------------------------------
B  :------------------------------------------------
G  :------------------------------------------------
D  :-4--------------4----------------4--------------4
A  :-------------------------------------------------
F# :--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

Riff 7: "I'm the serpent, devil servant.."

E  :----------------------------------
B  :----------------------------------
G  :-----------------------------------
D  :---------------4--4--7---7--9--11--9
A  :-2--4--2--4--6---6-----9------------
F# :------------------------------------

Riff 8a: "Fangs are ready for the strike.."

E  :------------------------------------------------------
B  :------------------------------------------------------
G  :-9-8-9-8-9-8-9---9-8-9-8-9---9-8-9-8-9-8-9---9-8-9-8-9-
D  :-------------------------------------------------------
A  :-------------------------------------------------------
F# :-------------------------------------------------------

Riff 8b: "Screaming like a maniac.."

E  :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B  :------------------------------------------------------------------------
G  :-11-12-11-12-11-12-11---11-12-11-12-11---11-12-11-12-11-12-11---11-12-11
D  :-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A  :-------------------------------------------------------------------------
F# :-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Riff 8c: "Sweat drips out of every pore as I bite you more and more and more and.."

E  :---------------------------------------------------
B  :---------------------------------------------------
G  :-16-15-16-15-16-16-15-16---15-16-15-16-15-16-16-15-16
D  :-----------------------------------------------------
A  :-----------------------------------------------------
F# :-----------------------------------------------------

Riff 8d: "Take one last look at your captor.."

E  :---------------------------------------
B  :----------------------------------------
G  :-20-18-20-18-20-20-18-20---18-20-18-20-18
D  :-----------------------------------------
A  :-----------------------------------------
F# :-----------------------------------------

Riff 8e: "And hear my tail rattling til you're dead/Rattling til you're dead.."

E  :---------------------
B  :-17-17-17-17-17-19-19
G  :---------------------
D  :---------------------     Play x2
A  :----------------------
F# :----------------------


Weird horn/Wah guitar part (Constant F#) 

Repeat Riff 4: "Rattle, rattle, rattle.." x2 

Riff 9: 
 
E  :--------------------------------------
B  :---------------------------------------
G  :-6---4----------------6---4------------    x2
D  :---7---4-4-5-7-5-2-4----7---4-4-5-7-5-4
A  :---------------------------------------   
F# :----------------------------------------

Repeat riff 6

Riff 10: 

E  :------------------------------------------
B  :------------------------------------------
G  :-2-1--2-1-2-1-2-4-2--9-8-6-4-2-1-2-1-2-1--
D  :-----------------------------------------4  x2
A  :------------------------------------------
F# :------------------------------------------

Riff 11: 

E  :-----------------------------------------------
B  :------------------------------------------------
G  :---------------------------------------2--0-----   x2
D  :-2--4--5--2--4--2--5--2--4--2--5--2--4------4---
A  :-------------------------------------------------
F# :-----------------------------------------------

Repeat riff 4: "Rattle, rattle, rattle.." x4

Repeat riff 7 and all of 8 a-e: "I'm the serpent, Devil servant.."

Repeat riff 5: "Rattle, rattle, rattle.."

Repeat riff 1: "Isolation, trepidation.."

Repeat riff 2a and 2b: "Rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattles me.." 

*Fade-out outro* 





            
            
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lol96uaz 184 Dec 18, 2016 08:47 AM

Nice tab man, now I don't need to buy a micro-tonal to play this song.

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jeevanu666 10 Mar 27, 2017 09:04 AM

How'd you get their guitar tone?

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norwayviking61 21 Apr 10, 2017 11:23 PM

awesome stuff man
I'd like to add that sometimes this riff is thrown in

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|---2-2-0---------------------------------------|
G|---------2-1-----------------------------------|
D|-------------4---------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------|

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