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Cough Syrup Tab

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                            COUGH SYRUP - Young The Giant
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Tabbed by: Ben
Email: bentappe@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

In the song there are 2 guitars, but I tabbed it for only one. and without using a capo
on the Second fret. It seems to work pretty well playing it his way with one guitar

I know this isn't a 100% correct tab. So I would appreciate any corrections to make it Perfect.


i did not tab the intro all credit goes to:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/y/young_the_giant/cough_syrup_intro_ver2_tab.htm

INTRO.

E |--------------------------|--------------------------|
B |--------------------------|--------------------------|
G |--------7-----6-----6-----|--4-----4-----------4--6--|
D |-----4-----4-----4-----4--|-----4-----7-----7--------|
A |--5-----5-----5-----5-----|--5-----5-----5-----5-----|
E |--------------------------|--------------------------|


  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------6-----4-----4-----|--------------------------|
  |-----5-----5-----5-----5--|--7-----7--5-----4-----5--|
  |--------------------------|-----5--------------------|
  |--5-----5-----5-----5-----|--5-----5-----5-----5-----|


  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--3-----3-----5-----5-----|
  |--------4-----6-----6-----|--------------------------|
  |-----5-----5-----5-----5--|-----5-----5-----5-----5--|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--3-----3-----3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----3-----|



  |--------------------------|-------------------|
  |--------------------------|--5----------------|
  |--------6-----7-----7-----|-------------------|
  |-----5-----5-----5-----5--|-------------------|
  |--------------------------|-------------------|
  |--5-----5-----5-----5-----|--5----------------|



Verse one: Repeat intro



CHORUS:

"If I could find a way..."       "I'd run away..."

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3-3--------3---3-3---------5---5-5---------5---5-5---|
G|-4---4-4--------4---4-4---------6---6-6---------6---6-6---|
D|-4---4-4--------4---4-4---------7---7-7---------7---7-7---|
A|-2---2-2--------2---2-2---------7---7-7---------7---7-7---|
E|-2---2-2--------2---2-2---------5---5-5---------5---5-5---|


Tremolo pick all notes and use fairly heavy delay

  "I I should have..."     "I'm waiting for..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-12----11----14----------12----11----14---------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


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

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



Verse 2:

from 1:23 - 1:52 i like to repeat the intro finger-picking riff,
But in the Album version he plays chords, which don't technically start until the "these 
zombies in the park" part.

chords used:

    D      G     A
e|------|-----|-----|
A|--10--|--3--|--5--|
D|--11--|--4--|--6--|
G|--12--|--5--|--7--|
B|--12--|--5--|--7--|
E|--10--|--3--|--5--|


D                                    A
Life's too short to even care at all oh
G                                          A
I'm coming up now coming up now out of the blue oh
D
These zombies in the park they're looking for my heart
A
Woah oh oh oh
G                                          A
A dark world aches for a splash of the sun oh oh




"If I could find a way..."       "I'd run away..."

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3-3--------3---3-3---------5---5-5---------5---5-5---|
G|-4---4-4--------4---4-4---------6---6-6---------6---6-6---|
D|-4---4-4--------4---4-4---------7---7-7---------7---7-7---|
A|-2---2-2--------2---2-2---------7---7-7---------7---7-7---|
E|-2---2-2--------2---2-2---------5---5-5---------5---5-5---|

Tremolo pick all notes and use fairly heavy delay

  "I I should have..."    "I'm waiting for..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-12----11----14----------12----11----14---------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Verse 3: Repeat Intro:



SOLO:
Moderate delay and tremolo picking on all notes except when you play the 7 & 5 on the e-string

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

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

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-7----6--7--16---14---19--14----6-7-\12--11---14--|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-\19----18---14----\14-16--11----\14-----|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


Outro: Repeat intro.

And that's it!

Enjoy!
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And any comments/corrections are much appreciated.


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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McAvro wrote on March 12 2012, 02:45 pm

One minor correction. The second line in the intro had one wrong note. The note on the A string is on the fourth fret, instead of the fifth. The correction is shown here.

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------6-----4-----4-----|--------------------------|
|-----5-----5-----5-----5--|--7-----7--5-----4-----5--|
|--------------------------|-----4--------------------|
|--5-----5-----5-----5-----|--5-----5-----5-----5-----|

Aside from that, the intro looked right, although it is easier to play with a capo, but that's your choice.

All in all, good tab.

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