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This is the album version of Radiohead's newest album a Moon Shaped Pool.
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*note*                                                                                                |
I've made an step for step video tutorial for this song so for the rhythm and chord shapes.           |  
So please check out this video, it will definitely help you!                                          |
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https://youtu.be/1a868pzelTo                                                                          |
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[Part A]

   Gm                                               Cm                               
e||-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B||--------11-------11------------11----------|----------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------|-----8------8-----------8---------|
D||-----------12---------12------------12-----|----------------------------------|
A||--10----------10-----------10----------10--|-------10-------10----------10----|
E||-------------------------------------------|--8-------8----------8---------8--|

  D/F#                                 Bm                            
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------10-----10----------10--------|-------------------------------|
G|----------7--------7-----------7----|-----7-----7----------7--------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|--9---------9----------9---------9--|-------9-------9----------9----|
E|------------------------------------|--7------7---------7--------7--|

  Bb                             Eb                            
e|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-----8-----8----------8--------|
G|-----7-----7----------7-------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------8-------8----------8----|
A|-------8-------8--------------|--6------6---------6--------6--|
E|--6------6---------6----6--4--|-------------------------------|

  Ab                              Fm                                 
e|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----9------9-----------9---------|
G|-----5-----5----------5--------|----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------10-------10----------10----|
A|-------6-------6----------6----|--8-------8----------8---------8--|
E|--4------4---------4--------4--|----------------------------------|

  Bb                              
e|-------------------------------||
B|-------------------------------||
G|-----7-----7----------7--------||  x2
D|-------------------------------||
A|-------8-------8----------8----||
E|--6------6---------6--------6--||


[Link]

||------------------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||---------11------11-----------11----------|-----8-----8----------8---------||
||------------0---------0------------0----0-|-------8-------7----------7---0-||
||------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|| x2
||--10----------10----------10---------10---|--------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------|--8------8---------8--------8---||


[Verse 1]
                                     "This Dance"
Gm                                                  Cm          CmAdd9                   
e||-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------||
B||--------------11------11-----------11----------|-----8-----8---------8---------||
G||-----------------0---------0------------0----0-|-------8-------7---------7---0-||
D||-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|| x2
A||--10---------------10----------10---------10---|-------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------------------|--8------8--------8--------8---||

                           "It's like a weapon"
   Eb                               Dm                               
e||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B||-----8-----8----------8---------|-----6-----6----------6---------||
G||-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-||
D||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|| x2
A||--6------6---------6--------6---|--5------5---------5--------5---||
E||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||


[Verse 2]
 
                           "Self Defence"
   Gm                                                  Cm          CmAdd9    
e||-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B||----------11------11-----------11----------|-----8-----8----------8---------||
G||-------------0---------0------------0----0-|-------8-------7----------7---0-||
D||-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|| 2x
A||--10-----------10----------10---------10---|--------------------------------||
E||-------------------------------------------|--8------8---------8--------8---||
       
                          "Against the present" 
  Eb                               Dm 
e||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B||-----8-----8----------8---------|-----6-----6----------6---------||
G||-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-||
D||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|| x2
A||--6------6---------6--------6---|--5------5---------5--------5---||
E||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||

                            "Present Tense"      
  Eb                                Fsus2                       
e|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|------8-----8----------8---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|--------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--8-------8---------8--------8---|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|


[Verse 3]
                                 "I won't get heavy"   
  Gm                                             Cm          CmAdd9  
e||-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B||----------11------11-----------11----------|-----8-----8----------8---------||
G||-------------0---------0------------0----0-|-------8-------7----------7---0-||
D||-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|| x2
A||--10-----------10----------10---------10---|--------------------------------||
E||-------------------------------------------|--8------8---------8--------8---||
 
                             "Keep it light and"
   Eb                               Dm
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----6-----6----------6---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--5------5---------5--------5---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                              "Keep it moving"
  Eb                                Csus4
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----6-----6----------6---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--3------3---------3--------3---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                                "I am doing "
   Eb                               Dm
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----6-----6----------6---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--5------5---------5--------5---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                                "No harm"
   Eb                               Fsus2
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----8-----8----------8---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--8------8---------8--------8---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Verse 4
                                    "As my world"
                               "Comes crashing down"
   Gm                                           Cm            Csus2
e||-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B||----------11------11-----------11----------|-----8-----8----------8---------||
G||-------------0---------0------------0----0-|-------8-------7----------7---0-||
D||-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|| x2
A||--10-----------10----------10---------10---|--------------------------------||
E||-------------------------------------------|--8------8---------8--------8---||

                            "I'm dancing"
   Eb                              Dm 
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----6-----6----------6---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--5------5---------5--------5---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                           "Freaking out"
  Eb                                Csus2
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----6-----6----------6---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--3------3---------3--------3---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                       "Deaf, dumb, and blind"
   Eb                               Fsus2
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----8-----8----------8---------|
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--8------8---------8--------8---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Bridge]
   Gm                                   Gm           F
e||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G||---------3-----3---------3---------|-----3-----3------2------2---|
D||-----------0------0----------0---0-|-------0---------------------|
A||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E||--3----------3--------3--------3---|--3------3----1------1-------|

  Bb                         
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-----7-----7----------7--------|-----7-----7----------7--------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------8-------8----------8----|-------8-------8----------8----|
E|--6------6---------6--------6--|--6------6---------6--------6--|
   Eb                                C
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----5-----5----------5---------||
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-||
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--3------3---------3--------3---||
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||

     Gm                                  Gm
e||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G||---------3-----3---------3---------|-----3-----3------2------2---|
D||-----------0------0----------0---0-|-------0---------------------|
A||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E||--3----------3--------3--------3---|--3------3----1------1-------|

  "In you I'm lost"
  Bb          
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-----7-----7----------7--------|-----7-----7----------7--------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------8-------8----------8----|-------8-------8----------8----|
E|--6------6---------6--------6--|--6------6---------6--------6--|

  "In you I'm lost"
   Eb                                C
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----5-----5----------5---------||
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-||
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--3------3---------3--------3---||
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||


[Part A]
               "I won't turn around when the penny drop"
   Gm                                               Cm                               
e||-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B||--------11-------11------------11----------|----------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------|-----8------8-----------8---------|
D||-----------12---------12------------12-----|----------------------------------|
A||--10----------10-----------10----------10--|-------10-------10----------10----|
E||-------------------------------------------|--8-------8----------8---------8--|

                "I won't stop now I won't slack off"
  D/F#                                 Bm                            
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------10-----10----------10--------|-------------------------------|
G|----------7--------7-----------7----|-----7-----7----------7--------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|--9---------9----------9---------9--|-------9-------9----------9----|
E|------------------------------------|--7------7---------7--------7--|

                 "Or all this love Will be in vain"
  Bb                             Eb                            
e|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-----8-----8----------8--------|
G|-----7-----7----------7-------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------8-------8----------8----|
A|-------8-------8--------------|--6------6---------6--------6--|
E|--6------6---------6----6--4--|-------------------------------|


  Ab                              Fm                                 
e|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----9------9-----------9---------|
G|-----5-----5----------5--------|----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------10-------10----------10----|
A|-------6-------6----------6----|--8-------8----------8---------8--|
E|--4------4---------4--------4--|----------------------------------|

  Bb                              
e|-------------------------------||
B|-------------------------------||
G|-----7-----7----------7--------||  x2
D|-------------------------------||
A|-------8-------8----------8----||
E|--6------6---------6--------6--||


[Bridge]
   Gm                                   Gm           F
e||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G||---------3-----3---------3---------|-----3-----3------2------2---|
D||-----------0------0----------0---0-|-------0---------------------|
A||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E||--3----------3--------3--------3---|--3------3----1------1-------|

    "In you I'm lost" 
   Bb                              Bb 
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-----7-----7----------7--------|-----7-----7----------7--------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------8-------8----------8----|-------8-------8----------8----|
E|--6------6---------6--------6--|--6------6---------6--------6--|

    "In you I'm lost"
   Eb                                C
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B|-----8-----8----------8---------|-----5-----5----------5---------||
G|-------0-------0----------0---0-|-------0-------0----------0---0-||  x2
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
A|--6------6---------6--------6---|--3------3---------3--------3---||
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||


[Outro]
   Gm                                         Cm            Csus2
e||-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------||
B||--------11------11-----------11----------|-----8-----8----------8---------||
G||-----------0---------0------------0----0-|-------8-------7----------7---0-||
D||-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|| x4
A||--10---------10----------10---------10---|--------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------------|--8------8---------8--------8---||

            
            
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oleevah 63 Jun 06, 2016 02:06 AM

spot on mate

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chrishernandez 10 Sep 17, 2016 03:47 PM

amazing tab! Jesus, this song is hard to both play and sing all the way through

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gabrielsethmo 10 Sep 22, 2016 06:35 PM

Yeah, it just goes to show how skilled/talented of a songwriter Thom is.

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