Song name
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Cage The Elephant - Come A Little Closer tab

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             COME A LITTLE CLOSER  Cage the Elephant
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Quentin Ames

video for this Tab available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsf59neESxQ

Tuning: Standard


Chords

         C#m                G#m               F#m               A
e|--------4------------------4-----------------2----------------5------------|
B|--------5------------------4-----------------2----------------5------------|
G|--------6------------------4-----------------2----------------4------------|
D|--------6------------------6-----------------4----------------7------------|
A|--------4------------------6-----------------4----------------7------------|
E|--------x------------------4-----------------2----------------5------------|


Fills

              Fill 1
e|----12--11--9------9-----9--------|
B|---------------12-----12----9-----|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------12~|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

When this part hits the 12 on the D string,
it lands on the down beat. Therefore you
can play it if you want, but I suggest
sliding back up to the A chord, since it
is happening at the exact same time. Use
the 12 if you are using a rhythm guitar
and lead guitar.




              Fill 2
e|--------12----11----9-------------|
B|---------9-----9----9-------------|
G|---------9-----9----9-------------|
D|--------11----11---11-------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

The same thing goes for this part too.
When it rolls around to the 11 9 9 9,
it also lands on the downbeat. I would
suggest not playing it and going back
up to the A chord unless you have a
second guitarist.



              Fill 3
e|----------------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9--|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

This is used as the build going into the chorus



               Fill 4
e|---------------7--4---------------|
B|------------5---------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

This fill is a lead into the second verse
from the chorus


               Fill 5
e|----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------5----------|
G|---------6-6-6-6-6-6-4------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

This is used during the Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
part during the breakdown/bridge



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

This fill is used coming out of the
Ooh Ooh Ooh part and into the Ten thousand
people stand alone now.



Here is the Riff for the Verse

        C#m                             G#m
e|------------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4------|
B|--------5-------5-------5-------5-------4-------4-------4-------4----------|
G|----------6-------6-------6-------6-------4-------4-------4-------4--------|
D|------6-------6-------6-------6-------6-------6-------6-------6------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
        F#m                             C#m
e|------------2-------2-------2-------2-------4------------------------------|
B|--------2-------2-------2-------2-------5-----5-4------4-------------------|
G|----------2-------2-------2-------2-------6----------6---6-----------------|
D|------4-------4-------4-------4-------6------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1

C#m                           G#m
Time shakes, found you at the water

                     F#m                           C#m
At first you were my father, now I love you like a brother

C#m                          G#m
Earthquakes shake the dust behind you

                         F#m
This world at times will blind you

                          C#m   Plus Fill 3
Still I know I'll see you there



Chorus

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see

Fill 1
Come on, come on, come on

A                    F#m                   C#m
Things aren't always what they seem to be

Fill 2
Come on, come on, come on

A           F#m                             C#m
Do you understand the things that you would see here

Fill 1
Come on, come on, come on

A           F#m                               C#m
Do you understand the things that you've been dreaming

Fill 2

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see

Fill 4




Verse 2

C#m                                      G#m
Heartbreaks, the heavy world's upon your shoulders

                        F#m
Will we burn or we just smolder

                             C#m
Somehow I know I'll find you there

C#m                          F#m        G#m
Oooh, I wanna see if you can change it, change it

                          C#m
Still I know I'll see you there



Chorus

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see

Fill 1
Come on, come on, come on

A                    F#m                   C#m
Things aren't always what they seem to be

Fill 2
Come on, come on, come on

A           F#m                             C#m
Do you understand the things that you would see here

Fill 1
Come on, come on, come on

A           F#m                               C#m
Do you understand the things that you've been dreaming

Fill 2

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see

Fill 1

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see



Breakdown/Bridge

Riff 5
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ahh

Riff 5
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ahh

Riff 5
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ahh

Riff 5
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ahh

Riff 5
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ahh

Riff 5
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ahh

Riff 6

A (lightly strummed)       C#m (lightly strummed)
Ten thousand people stand alone now


All of this lightly strummed until it builds

A             F#m          C#
And in the evening the sun sets

F#m      G#m     A
Tomorrow it will rise

A  F#m   C#m   F#m      G#m   A
Time flies by, they all sang along

A  F#m   C#m   F#m      G#m   A
Time flies by, they all sang along

A  F#m   C#m   F#m      G#m   A
Time flies by, they all sang along

A  F#m   C#m   F#m  G#m
Time flies   bye, bye


Chorus

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see

Fill 1
Come on, come on, come on

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see

Fill 2

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see

Fill 1

A             F#m                 C#m
Come a little closer, then you'll see


************************************

| /   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

************************************
Tap to rate this tab
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z