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Elbow, Mexican Standoff Tabs (ver.1)

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Mexican Standoff Tabs (ver.1)

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                Elbow: Mexican standoff

For this song, you'll have to tune your lower E-string down 1 step 
(Dropped-D tuning).

Listen to the song to get a feel for the rhythm; it is alternate picking
throughout.


Opening riff:


  Riff 1 (4x)   

E|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|  
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
D|-0--0-0-0--5-0-4~-0-0-0--2~-0--|


Then play:

  Riff 2 (2x)

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|  
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4~-0-0-0--4-0-5~-0-0-0-5-0-7~-0-0-0-7-0-9~-0-0-0-10-10\---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|

These two riffs are the basic 'building blocks' of the song.


Then the solos:


Solo 1 (played with distortion):

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|  
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0--7-0-5~~~---------------------0-0-|
D|-----------------------------------7b(8)b7--5b(6)--4~~~------|


E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|  
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0-4p0-0-4p0-7-7-0-5~~--9b(10)b9-7~~-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------9b(10)b9--7~~--9-10-7~~---|


Solo 2(2x) (distorted):

E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|  
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0--5p0-0-5p0-0-5p0-0-5p0-0-|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

                                                             (2nd time only)
E|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|   
D|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
A|-7p0-0-7p0-0-7p0-0-7p0-0--9p0-0-9p0-0-9p0-0-9p0-0-10-10\-|-5~~-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|

After the solos, it's back to an alternation of riffs 1 and 2.


The final chord is:

E|------|
B|------|
G|------|   
D|--0---| 
A|--0---| (let ring)
D|--0---|

Not the hardest part of the song surely.

~ = vibrato
\ = slide down
p = pull-off
9b(10)b9 = bend to the note between brackets and release again


Have fun,

Bas
            
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