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Peter Bjorn And John - Ancient Curse Tabs

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Ancient Curse Tabs

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Peter Bjorn And John
Ancient Curse by Peter Bjorn and John
Writer’s Block, 2007


Standard Tuning (EADGBe)

All riffs are compatible with bass if you remove the last 2 strings (B and higher E). 
can also ignore the “RIFF” marks and play the song with the chords as they are marked.

Chords:

B – x24442 (recommend Bm [x24432] for use with this song)
A – x02220
G - 320003
E - 022100
D – xx0232

RIFF 1:
   B             A  G             A
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|-7---7---7-7---5|-3---3---3-3---5|

RIFF 2:
   B                E                D                D
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|-7---7---7-7---7|-5---5---5-5---5|-5---5---5-5---5|
E|-7---7---7-7---7|----------------|----------------|----------------|

RIFF 3:
   D                A       G
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|-5---5---5-5---5|----------------|
E|----------------|-5---5---3-3---3|

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RIFF 1 x4


VERSE 1:
RIFF 1:[B                A G                 A B      A G A
        We want it bad, so bad it hurts, let’s wait.
B                   A   G             A] RIFF 2:[B     E]
You turn me on, but the problems turn me ....... off.
RIFF 1:[B                           A  G                 A B      A G A
        Please pack my bags; I want to close this case for good.
B                                A    G         A] RIFF 2:[B
Let’s make this steady, it’s all been bent out of ........ shape.
          E                  D          D]
You look away now, I want to know why.


CHORUS:
RIFF 3:[D A G D A
             G                D       A    G  D     A
Been calling bluffs like this before, it’s so old.
         G         D      A G     D
You just can’t get worse. Ancient curse,
A                G]
What if we could break that?


RIFF 1 x3
RIFF 2:[B E]


VERSE 2:
RIFF 1:[B                A G                 A B             A G          A
        We want it bad, so bad it hurts, let’s wait, until the next part.
B                   A   G             A] RIFF 2:[B     E]
You turn me on, but the problems turn me ....... off.
RIFF 1:[B                        A    G             A B           A  G           A
        It won’t let go, it must been buried for so long, its all so clear now.
B                              A    G               A RIFF 2:[B
Don’t get me wrong now, but we were doomed from the st   -   art.
             E                     D           D]
It’s getting dark now, should have known why.

RIFF 1 x7
RIFF 2:[B]
            
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