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Title – Counting Stars
Artist- Sugarcult
Album – Palm Trees and Power Lines

Tabbed by: Larry A

Tuning: Half-Step Down
Guitar 1 – Slight Distortion
Guitar 2 – Slight Distortion

 _________________
|Intro (0:00-0:13)|
|_________________|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|-0~~~-----------|
Bb| |-----3------(0)-|----(0)-----(0)-|----(3)-----(0)-|-0~~~-----------|
Gb| |-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-0~~~-----------|
Db| |---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|-2~~~-----------|
Ab| |-2-----0-------0|---------------0|-2-----0-------0|-2~~~-----------|
Eb| |---------3------|-0-----2-3------|---------3------|-0~~~-----------|

 __________________
|Verse 1(0:13-0:40)|
|__________________|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |-----3------(0)-|----(0)-----(0)-|----(3)-----(0)-|----(0)-----(0)-|
Gb| |-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|
Db| |---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|
Ab| |-2-----0-------0|---------------0|-2-----0-------0|---------------0|
Eb| |---------3------|-0-----2-3------|---------3------|-0-----2-3------|
      Hey...           I want to crawl out off my skin     Apologize for 

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|-0~~~-----------|
Bb| |-----3------(0)-|----(0)-----(0)-|----(3)-----(0)-|-0~~~-----------|
Gb| |-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-0~~~-----------|
Db| |---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|-2~~~-----------|
Ab| |-2-----0-------0|---------------0|-2-----0-------0|-2~~~-----------|
Eb| |---------3------|-0-----2-3------|---------3------|-0~~~-----------|
      all my sins        All the things I should've 
                                            said to you
 ______________________
|Pre-Chorus (0:40-1:07)|
|______________________|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |-----3------(0)-|----(0)-----(0)-|----(3)-----(0)-|----(0)-----(0)-|
Gb| |-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|
Db| |---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|
Ab| |-2-----0-------0|---------------0|-2-----0-------0|---------------0|
Eb| |---------3------|-0-----2-3------|---------3------|-0-----2-3------|
      Hey...             I can't make it go away           Over and over|
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|
Ab| |-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|-0~~~-----------|
Bb| |-----3------(0)-|----(0)-----(0)-|----(3)-----(0)-|-0~~~-----------|
Gb| |-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-----4-------4--|-0~~~-----------|
Db| |---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|---4-4-----4-4--|-2~~~-----------|
Ab| |-2-----0-------0|---------------0|-2-----0-------0|-2~~~-----------|
Eb| |---------3------|-0-----2-3------|---------3------|-0~~~-----------|
      in my brain again All the things I should've                      |
                                                     said to you        |
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|11111111-7-7-7-7|-9~~~-----------|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x--------------|
Ab| |-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|-7~~~-----------|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 __________________
|Chorus (1:08-1:33)|
|__________________|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |111111-9-71111-7|/9-9-9-7-4-4-4-3|111111-9-71111-7|/9-9-9-7-4-4-4-3|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|
Ab| |-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|/7-7-7-5-2-2-2-1|-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|/7-7-7-5-2-2-2-1|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
     Counting stars wishing I was okay Crashing down was my biggest     |
                                                                 mistake|
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|
Ab| |-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |111111-9-71111-7|/9-9-9-7-4-4-4-3|111111-9-71111-7|-9~~~-----------|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x--------------|
Ab| |-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|/7-7-7-5-2-2-2-1|-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|-7~~~-----------|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    I never ever meant to hurt you I only did what I had to             |
                                        Counting stars again            |
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|11111111-7-7-7-7|-9~~~-----------|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x--------------|
Ab| |-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|-7~~~-----------|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 __________________
|Verse 2(1:34-2:01)|
|__________________|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab| |-2~-------------|----------------|-2~-------------|-------------2-0|
Eb| |---------3~-----|-0~-------------|---------3~-----|-0~------3~-----|
      Pain...          I'll take this day by day by day Under the covers|
                                                                        |
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |(9)~~~----------|-------------Continue------------|-------(----End)|
Db| |-x--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab| |(7)~~~----------|-------------Sustain-------------|-------(Sustain)|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |-911-9---7-9-7--|-7-9-7----------|-911-9---7-9-7--|-9~~~-----------|
Db| |----------------|-------7-9-7----|----------------|----------------|
Ab| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    I'm okay I guess   Life too short and I feel small                  |
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|11111111-7-7-7-7|-9~~~-----------|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x--------------|
Ab| |-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|-7~~~-----------|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 __________________
|Chorus (2:02-2:55)|
|__________________|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |111111-9-71111-7|/9-9-9-7-4-4-4-3|111111-9-71111-7|/9-9-9-7-4-4-4-3|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|
Ab| |-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|/7-7-7-5-2-2-2-1|-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|/7-7-7-5-2-2-2-1|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
   1. Counting stars wishing I was okay Crashing down was my biggest    |
                                                                 mistake|
   2. I never ever meant to hurt you I only did what I had to           |
                                        Counting stars again            |
   3. Counting stars again              Counting stars again            |
  (3)                Counting stars...                 Crashing down... |
   4. Counting stars again              Counting stars again            |
  (4)                Counting stars...                 Crashing down... |
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|11111111-7-7-7-7|/9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|
Ab| |-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5|/7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 ________________
|Outro (2:56-3:40|
|________________|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |1616161616161516|1616161516161616|1616161616161516|1616161516161616|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|
Ab| |1414141414141314|1414141314141414|1414141414141314|1414141314141414|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
   1. Counting stars again...                                           |
  (1)                Counting stars...                                  |
   2.                                                                   |
Guitar 2                                                                |
eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb| |111111-9-71111-7|/9-9-9-7-4-4-4-3|111111-9-71111-7|/9-9-9-7-4-4-4-3|
Db| |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|
Ab| |-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|/7-7-7-5-2-2-2-1|-9-9-9-7-5-9-9-5|/7-7-7-5-2-2-2-1|
Eb| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Guitar 1
eb| |----------------|
Bb| |----------------|
Gb| |161616~~~-------|
Db| |-x-x-x----------|
Ab| |141414~~~-------|
Eb| |----------------|
                     |
Guitar 2             |
eb| |----------------|
Bb| |----------------|
Gb| |-----4~~~-------|
Db| |-----x----------|
Ab| |-----2~~~-------|
Eb| |----------------|

 ________
| Legend |
|________|

/   - Slide Up
(0) - Slightly Played
x   - Mute
~   - Sustain
(1) - Backup Vocals (for in between the measures)

 _______
| Notes |
|_______|

Lyrics might be off from what you play but I tried to put them in the same measure it
is played so I hope you guys understand when and what play and sing.

            
            
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shotgunweddingx 10 Jan 09, 2006 02:42 PM

finally a full tab

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eilatan321 10 Dec 15, 2006 06:57 AM

Have you simplified the song because you don't seem to be following the bass line eg. second bar should be G,A and the third and fourth chords are Em and G!!!!!

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trumpeteerx 10 Jan 03, 2009 06:12 PM

song is in the key recorded by sgr cult

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