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Added and corrected the user-submitted change in addition to my original submission. Let's not replace things in tabs when they're 5 stars already and the change is barely a difference/a difference of opinion/incorrect. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
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                          TOKYO - Lianne La Havas
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Tabbed by:ndermawan

Tuning: Standard


Lovely song by Lianne La Havas. So much groove and soul in this!


Disclaimer:
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Intro uses either 2 guitars or some type of delay effect. 
Not sure if mine is 100% correct, but sounds good enough to me.

The song is very bass-heavy, so don't be surprised if it doesnt sound 100% when played
with guitar only.

Chords listed above lyrics, for details on bass parts etc look at bottom of page


Please rate if it helped! Always open to corrections/suggestions.

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[Intro] use which ever picking variation sounds best to you 
        - First option is high on fret board but keeps the same strings so you can slide up/down
          (submitted by hessontamair1)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----14----14----14----14/9---9-----9---9----9/7---7----7---7---7---7---7---7/9---9---9---------|
D|------12----------12----------7--------7-----------5--------5-------5-------------7------------|
A|--14----14----14----14----9-----9---9----9------7----7---7---7---7---7---7-----9---9-----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
OR
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----10---10---10---10---10---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7------9---9---9---9---9----7---7---7---7---7-----7---7-------9---9-----|
D|--9----9----9----9----9------7---7---7---7---7----5---5---5---5---5-----5---5---5-/-7---7---7--|
A|----------------------------9---9---9---9---9----7---7---7---7---7---7-7---7---7-/-9---9---9---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
OR
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---10---10---10---10---10----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----7----7----7----7----7-----9---9---9---9---9------7---7---7---7---7----7---7---7---9---9---|
D|--9----9----9----9----9---9-----7---7---7---7---7------5---5---5---5---5----5---5---/---7---7--|
A|-----------------------------9---9---9---9---9---9---7--7---7---7---7---7-7--7---7-/-9---9---9-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1] Intro picking + chords                                                                 00.31 - 00.52
Bm
I am neon
F#m
Cold neon
Em               Em    F#m
Not a mystery

Bm
All I've every known is
F#m
How to be alone
Em               Em   F#m
It comes naturally

[Pre-chorus] Prechorus Picking + Bass notes - chords listed below are bass notes,                 00.53 - 1.14
Em    Bm       D       Em        literally just strumming Em here until the F# works fine
   Oh baby, can I hold you?
(Bm)   D     D    Bm
Such a cold, cold night

Em    Bm           D          Em
    I thought I wouldn't need to
(Bm)        D   D  Bm
I've got my neon lights

Em  Bm              D      Em
I'm longing just to feel you
(Bm)         D    D     Bm
To know that it's alright

Em    Bm    D        F#\
   Oh baby baby baby baby

[Chorus] Groovy slap bass + strum chords(?) + maybe intro picking if you feel like it              1.15 - 1.41
Bm          F#m
I'm out of sight
            Em     
I'm out of mind
Em       F#m
Alone in Tokyo

Bm             F#m
You're out of reach
                   Em
Wrong place, wrong time
Em        F#m      Bm <- let ring
Alone in Tokyo

[Verse 2] Bass + piano + picking                                                                   1.42 - 2.02
(Bm)
Here I go again
(F#m)
To and fro again
Em                 F#m
Overnight delivery
Bm
Grew a thicker skin
F#m 
But now it's wearing thin
Em                          F#m
You can see right into me

[Pre-chorus] Prechorus Picking + Bass notes                                                        2.03 - 2.24
Em    Bm       D       Em
   Oh baby, can I hold you?
(Bm)   D     D    Bm
Such a cold, cold night

Em    Bm           D          Em
    I thought I wouldn't need to
(Bm)       D   D  Bm
I've got my neon lights

Em  Bm              D      Em
I'm longing just to feel you
(Bm)         D    D     Bm
To know that it's alright

Em    Bm    D        F#\
   Oh baby baby baby baby

[Chorus] Groovy slap bass + strum chords + maybe intro picking if you feel like it                 2.25 - 3.08
Bm          F#m
I'm out of sight
            Em     
I'm out of mind
Em       F#m
Alone in Tokyo

Bm             F#m
You're out of reach
                   Em
Wrong place, wrong time
Em        F#m 
Alone in Tokyo 


Bm          F#m
I'm out of sight
                Em     
Going out of my mind
Em       F#m
Alone in Tokyo

Bm             F#m
You're out of reach
                   Em
Wrong place, wrong time
Em        F#m 
Alone in Tokyo 

[Solo Interlude/end]                                                                                3.09 - end

*I'm out of sight*
*I'm out of mind*

*You're out of reach*
*Wrong place, wrong time*


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PRECHORUS ADDITIONAL PARTS:
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[Pre-chorus] picking all throughout:
e|--12------|--14\----------------------------------------|
B|----12----|--14\----------------------------------------|
G|------12--|--15\-x5 short strums and slide down --------|
D|----------|--------- to end before chorus --------------|
A|----------|---------------------------------------------|
E|----------|---------------------------------------------|

[Pre-chorus Bass]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--12----7--10--12----7-7-10-10-7----12----7--10--12----7-7-10-10-7---------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------(7)-9--9--9--9--9\------------|
E|--12----7--10--12----7-7-10-10-7----12----7--10----------------slide to end|

How to play prechorus if strumming: Basically Em chord throughout, changing bass
Do practice the timing as it is quite hard to note down in tab form only

[Strum]
    Em        Em                   Em                Em     Bm     F#       
e|--0--0--0-|-----0--0---0-0-0-----0--0---0-0-0----|-0-0-0---------2-2-2-2-2\--|
B|--0--0--0-|-----0--0---0-0-0-----0--0---0-0-0----|-0-0-0---------2-2-2-2-2\--|
G|--0--0--0-|-----0--0---0-0-0-----0--0---0-0-0----|-0-0-0---------3-3-3-3-3\--|
D|--2--2----|-----0--0-0h2-2-------0--0-0h2-2------|-2-2-------0-2-4-4-4-4-4\--|
A|--2--2----|-2-2--------------2-2-------------X3--|-------2-2-----4-4-4-4-4\--|
E|--0--0----|--------------------------------------|---------------2-2-2-2-2\--|

Alt.Higher "bass":
e|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--2--2-2-----0-0-2--2----0-0--------|--2--2-2-----0-2-4-4-4-4-4\-----------|
A|---------2-2-----------2-----2--x3--|---------2-2--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


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CHORUS ADDITIONAL PARTS:
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[Chorus Bass]
     Bm         F#m     Em      Em      F#m          Bm to end 2nd time through
e|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|----9----------4--------2-------2--2-----4--4----|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|-------Bm Bass let ring--|
E|--7----------2-----1--0-------0-------2----------|--7~---to end chorus-----|


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MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONAL PARTS:
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[Verse 2 Piano part]                    Pizzicato(?) Picking during solo/outro
e|-------------------------2--------|   e|--10-10-9-9-7-7-------------------|
B|------3--------5------------------|   B|----------------10-10-------------|
G|--2h4------2h4-------2h4------X2--|   G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|   D|--Palm Muted----------------------|
A|----------------------------------|   A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|   E|----------------------------------|



Hope it was clear enough! :)

*Not tabbed the solo yet since I haven't gotten around to replacing strings on the electric, 
seems pretty simple to figure out by yourself, but will add it on if people comment for it.

Please comment before rating if there are any mistakes, cheers!


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| /   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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GrizzlyLemon 89 Feb 17, 2016 12:39 PM

Please add the solo!

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ndermawan 1,296 Feb 19, 2016 11:10 PM

I'll try get around to it sometime next month mate! Haven't bought new guitar strings for my electric.

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