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Answer Bass

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Bloc Party
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Tuning: standard

Bass doesn't kick in till looooong i think it's something like 0:32
"So tired of standing up..."
G|14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|   

Bit between verses
(chords)
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Verse
"Pretty pretty boys sucking on cola..."
G|14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|   

"The magazine says it's ok..."
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Chorus
"Grown into a parental fugue..."
G|---------------|--------------|------------|----------|
D|---------------|--------------|------------|----------|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|5-5-5-5-------|------8--8-8|8-8-8-8-8-|
E|---------------|-------7-7-7-7|7-7-7-6--6-6|6-6-6-6-6-|

Bit after chorus
"You could talk a little less..."
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-(basically play whenever he says "you")|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Verse
"Feeding the five thousand..."
G|14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|   

Next bit of verse
"So tired of standing up..."
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Chorus
"Grown into a parental fugue..."
G|---------------|--------------|------------|----------|
D|---------------|--------------|------------|----------|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|5-5-5-5-------|------8--8-8|8-8-8-8-8-|
E|---------------|-------7-7-7-7|7-7-7-6--6-6|6-6-6-6-6-|

After this there is a bass rest for the bridge but it comes back again at 3:02

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|

 |---------------|---------------|
 |---------------|---------------|
 |---------------|---------------|
 |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|

G|----------|--------|------------|-----------|
D|7---7---7-|-7---7-7|--9---9---9-|-----------|
A|5---5---5-|-5---5-5|--7---7---7-|-7---7---7-|
E|----------|--------|------------|-5---5---5-| X4

G|------|------|----------|---------|
D|------|------|----------|---------|
A|---5--|----5-|--7------7|---------|
E|------|------|----------|5-------5| X2

End on D (5th fret A string)

('nuff people seem to have done that)


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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