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Sore Thumb
Artist: We Were Promised Jetpacks
Album: In the Pit of the Stomach
Tabbed by: Fipback

Yo! This is a pretty easy song to learn, and if you get a couple mates over to
jam it sounds sick. I’ve mainly tabbed Adam’s guitar since his is more audible. 
These guys deserve to be way bigger, got a lot of time for them.

Intro:
e|----------14-14-14-12------14-14-14-12---
B|---------------------15-12------------15-
G|-----------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------

Phrase 1
e|---------14-14-14-12------14-14-14-12----
B|-15~~14~~-----------15-12-------------15-
G|-----------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------- 

Phrase 2
e|---12----14-14-14-12-------14-14-14-12---
B|-15~-14~-------------15-12------------15-
G|-----------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------

When Adam plays live he seems to start playing an octave down around the 1:28 mark – 
doesn’t happen in the recording, but you can slide down to 7th fret on the B 
string and carry it on there if you want to vary it up a little: 

Phrase 3
e|---12----14-14-14-12-------------------
B|-15~-14~-------------15-12///7-7-7-5---
G|-------------------------------------7-
D|---------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------

Phrase 4
e|------------------------------
B|---5----7-7-7-5-----7-7-7-5---
G|-7~-6~----------7-4---------7-
D|------------------------------
A|------------------------------
E|------------------------------

Meanwhile, Mikey’s there in the background tremoloing away like a madman 
somewhere around the 15th/14th fret on the A string. He’s pretty hard to hear,
so if you fancy playing that part then just screw around with it until you 
find something you’re happy with.

Mikey’s bit
e|----------------
B|----------------
G|----------------
D|-----------tr14-
A|-tr15-tr14------
E|----------------

(y)

This continues until about 2:10, at which point both Adam and Mikey trail off to
make room for the bass. And Adam’s glorious accent. 

“Retrace, all my steps…”
e|--------------------------
B|--------------------------
G|------take a break,-------
D|----------friend----------
A|--------------------------
E|--------------------------

Post-break, Adam seems to thrash away at Bm, A, and then a descending series of 
power chords following the guitar phrase until the song winds down. Again, it’s
a little hard to hear so this is my best approximation:

e|-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------
B|-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6-6-6--11-11-11-11-9-7-4-
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7--11-11-11-11-9-7-4-
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9--7-5-2-
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------

From live videos I’ve seen he seems to play the Bm, A and then play F#m followed
by G, with the chord base on the A string:

e|-9--10-
B|-10-12-
G|-11-12-
D|-11-12-
A|-9--10-
E|-------

Have a play around and see what sounds better, idk

Post-break it sounds like Mikey plays some pitchbends somewhere, but I haven’t 
worked out where (most likely following the main guitar phrase). After 16 bars 
he starts tremoloing:

Mikey’s second bit
e|---------------------------------------
B|-12tr///17tr///10tr///14tr/15tr///17tr-
G|---------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------

This continues until the end of the breakdown(?), where Adam starts playing the 
main phrase again and Mikey plays single notes:

Mikey’s outro:
e|--------------------------------
B|-12~//17~//10~//14~//15~~//17~~-
G|--------------------------------
D|--------------------------------
A|--------------------------------
E|--------------------------------

And that’s pretty much it. Hope this helps anyone trying to learn it, was good fun 
to tab. 



            
            
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