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Fake Empire tab

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  • A tutorial for beginners (as I am) to play Fake Empire by The National.
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         C                C/F              C/G
e|----|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
B|----|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|-|
G|----|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|
D|----|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|
A|--3-|-|--3---3---3-----|----------------|----------------|--------------3-|-|
D|----|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|

Verse 1
    C                C/F              C/G
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|
B|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|-|5---5---5---5---|
G|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|5---5---5---5---|
D|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|5---5---5---5---|
A|-|--3---3---3-----|----------------|----------------|--------------3-|-|--------------0-|
D|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|--5---5---5-----|

Stay out super-late tonight
Picking apples, making pies
Put a little something in our lemonade,
Take it with us

Chorus
    Am/G             C/F              G               |1.--------------|-|--------------2.|
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|
B|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---|-|3---3---3---3---|
G|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|4---4---4---4---|4---4---4---4---|o|4---4---4---4---|
D|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|5---5---5---5---|
A|-|--0---0---0-----|----------------|----------------|--------------0-|-|--------------3-|
D|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|--5---5---5-----|
We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Verse 2
Tiptoe through our shiny city
With our diamond slippers on
Do our gay ballet on ice
Bluebirds on our shoulders

Chorus 2
    Am/G             C/F              G
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
B|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---|-|
G|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|4---4---4---4---|4---4---4---4---|o|
D|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|
A|-|--0---0---0-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
D|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|
We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Bridge/Outro
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------x2|
B|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
G|o|2---22222---2222/5---55555---5555\4---44444---4444|4---44444---4444|o|
D|o|3---33333---3333/7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|5---55555---5555|o|
A|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
D|-|3---33333---3333/7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|5---55555---5555|-|

-|-|let ring~~~~~~~~|let ring~~~~~~~~x3|
e|-|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|----------------|
B|-|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|----------------|
G|o/5---------------\4---------------|o|5---55555---5555\4---44444---4444|
D|o/7---------------\5---------------|o|7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|
A|-|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|----------------|
D|-/7---------------\5---------------|-|7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|

            
            
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sonic_777111 396 Aug 11, 2010 04:59 PM

Notes are right, but this song is in 3/4 and I think your tab is in 4/4

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11srolley 10 Sep 02, 2017 07:09 AM

I think there's a three against four polyrhythm?

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