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Artist: Villagers
Song: Set the Tigers Free
Album: Becoming a Jackal

This is just the acoustic guitar part, the electric part isn't included, but could be 
easily worked out. I can't name some of the chords at the moment, so if you could leave whatever 
names you know in a comment, it'd be much appreciated! Standard tuning.

The X's on the low E string are percussive slaps made by the thumb of the right hand, at 
regular time intervals. This string is being muted by either the thumb or another finger that's 
fretting the chord on the left hand. The chords should be strummed with the rest of your hand.

The strumming pattern is UU-slap-UU-slap
Or DU instead if that's easier/sounds better, I like to do it UU though.

Intro:
e|--0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---|
B|--5-5--5-5---3-3--3-3---3-3--3-3---1-1--1-1---|
G|--5-5--5-5---4-4--4-4---4-4--4-4---4-4--4-4---|
D|--3-3--3-3---3-3--3-3---2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---|
E|------x----x-----x----x-----x----x-----x----x-|              x2

Verse:

  "Farewell to my only friend, you've been so good to me...

e|--0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---|
B|--5-5--5-5---3-3--3-3---3-3--3-3---1-1--1-1---|
G|--5-5--5-5---4-4--4-4---4-4--4-4---4-4--4-4---|
D|--3-3--3-3---3-3--3-3---2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---|
E|------x----x-----x----x-----x----x-----x----x-|

                                                              (all x2)
 ... The carnival has ended, Let's set the tigers free!"

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


Chorus:

"I'm leaving for those great wide open plains...

e|--0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---|
B|--5-5--5-5---3-3--3-3---3-3--3-3---1-1--1-1---|
G|--5-5--5-5---4-4--4-4---4-4--4-4---4-4--4-4---|
D|--3-3--3-3---3-3--3-3---2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---|
E|------x----x-----x----x-----x----x-----x----x-|             x4

...I'm leaving"

e|--0-0--0-0---|
B|--1-1--1-1---|
G|--2-2--2-2---|
D|--3-3--3-3---|
A|--0-0--0-0---|
E|------x----x-|   x4 (or so)

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Lyrics:

V1: Farewell to my only friend
    You've been so good to me
    Now the carnival has ended
    Let's set the tigers free

V2: The spring was always early
    And the winter never came
    But since I got this hunger
    It just hasn't been the same

C1: I'm leaving for the great wide open plains
    Leaving while this holy spark remains
    I see you've written promises to make me stay
    But it really doesn't matter now anyway
    I'm leaving

V3: True love feeds on absences like pleasure feeds on pain
    So no matter where I'm standing I still love you all the same
    And I hope you feel the same way when its your turn to disappear
    I'll be cheering from the sidelines with a sandwich and a beer

C2: I'm leaving for the great wide open plains
    Leaving while this holy spark remains
    I see you've written promises to make me stay
    But it really doesn't matter now anyway
    I'm leaving

V4: And all at once I step outside into the wind and rain
    I let it wash my weary eyes and see you do the same

   (And all at once I step outside into the wind and rain
    I let it wash my weary eyes and see you do the same)

C3: I'm leaving for the great wide open plains
    Leaving while this holy spark remains
    I see you've written promises to make me stay
    But it really doesn't matter now anyway
    I'm leaving

            
            
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Bigmouth93 134 Aug 21, 2010 03:36 AM

*regular time intervals

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tabedu002 10 Jul 10, 2011 03:52 AM

very nice. thank you gypsy.

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OwenC 10 Aug 15, 2011 10:26 AM

Great tab. From listening to the song however I can't hear the high 'e' in any chord except the first. Part of the melody is the descending e-d-c .

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