Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Broken Record tab

1,316 views 6 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
2 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
Artist: Plain White T's
Song: Broken Record
Album: Wonders of the Younger (2010)
    Great album, along with all other Plain White T's albums, in my opinion. I really
love the second half of this CD (i.e. "Last Breath," "Broken Record," "Our Song.") I plan
to tab the others out soon as well, but for now here's "Broken Record." (All 
guitars--standard EADGBE tuning)
Intro:
Gtr. 1: (Strum up on the first chord and the top note is optional)
E--8~----------------------x-8-----------------------------------------------|
B--8~----------------------x-8-----------------------------------------------|
G--8~----------------------x-8-----------------------------------------------|
D--10~------------------------------------------------5-----------------5----|
A----------------------------------------10\3---3--6----6--3---3--3--6----6--|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr 1 (cont'd.):
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------3--6--3------------5--8--------------------------------------------|
E--4---4----------4---6---6-------6------------------------------------------|
Verse:
It was summer love,
she was like a drug,
fit me like a glove,
everything was all right.

I was James Dean,
she was Billy Jean,
California queen,
everything was all right.
Verse: Gtr. 1 (enters with the next line "from the back beat..")
E----------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------|
D-----------------5-----------------5----|
A---10\3---3--6----6--3---3--3--6----6---|
E----------------------------------------|
Gtr 1: (cont'd.)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------3--6--3------------5--8--------------------------------------------|
E--4---4----------4---6---6-------6------------------------------------------|
Pre-Chorus: Gtr. 1 (I think it's actually keyboard, but here ya go)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------11--9----------------------------------------------------------|
G---------12---------12-----10--12-------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------13---13--12--13--10/17--------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus: (Gtr. 1)(Notes in parenthesis are optional because honestly I can't hear the
guitar well enough)
E--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
B--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
G-(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)---------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus: (cont'd)(On the 4th repeat, only hit this chord once.)
E--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------------------------------------|
B--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------REPEAT 4X---------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 2: Gtr. 1 (Enter with "she was hi fi...")
E---------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------|
D--------------5-----------------5------|
A----3---3--6----6--3---3--3--6----6----|
E---------------------------------------|
Gtr 1 (cont'd.):
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------REPEAT 2X-----------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------3--6--3------------5--8--------------------------------------------|
E--4---4----------4---6---6-------6------------------------------------------|
Pre-Chorus: (Gtr. 1)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------11--9----------------------------------------------------------|
G---------12---------12-----10--12-------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------13---13--12--13--10/17--------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus: (Gtr. 1)
E--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
B--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
G-(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)---------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus: (cont'd)
E--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------------------------------------|
B--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------REPEAT 4X----------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge: Gtr. 1 ("I wish I could find her..")                     1st Time
E------------------------|------------------------------------|--------------|
B------------------------|------------------REPEAT 2X---------|--------------|
G------------------------|------------------------------------|--------------|
D------------------------|------------------------------------|--------------|
A--------5--8--5---------|---------3--6------3--6---------5--8|---5--8--5----|
E------7-----------------|---4-4-4------4-4-4-------6-6-6-----|-7------------|
Bridge: (cont'd.)
        2nd time
E-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G-----------------------|
D--8-8-6-5--------------|
A----------8-6-5--------|
E----------------6/8----|
Chorus:
Kiss me goodbye and I knew it was final,
got in her daddy's car and she was gone like vinyl,
her memory pops up when I least expect it,
and gets stuck in my head like uh... (Bass fill)
E--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
B--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
G-(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)(8)---------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus: (cont'd)
E--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|---8~-------------------------------------------|
B--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--|---8~-------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------|---8~---------------REPEAT 6X-------------------|
D---------------------------|---10~------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

That's it. I would probably use sort of a light distortion throughout the song, however
I tabbed this using an acoustic. On the second chord of the song, it sounds like Tim
uses a volume pedal or a really long delay, so you can work with that if you have a 
pedal. If you have corrections, please comment.

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction