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Modest Mouse - The Whale Song tab

1.this song has a ton of bending in it and i dont see the
need to go in the tab waste space and put a little bend symbol
 after every note so just pretend they are there also for every
note you bend pull your whammy bar in unison
2. this wont sound right to you right away, take time to
practice the bending and add the right distortion then soon
enough itll sound just like the song


0:22              0:33
e------------I-------------------------------------------------------------|
b------------I-------------------------------------------------------------|
g-15--13-12--I----17----17-15-15-15--13p12--13p12--13-13-13p12-13p12-------|
d------------I-------------------------------------------------------------|
a------------I-15----15----------------------------------------------------|
e------------I-------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------l----------------------|
b-------------------------l----------------------|
g-13-13-13p2--------------l----------------------|
d-------------13/15-------l--13------------------|
a-------------------------l----------------------|
e-------------------x4----l----------------------|
1:21 mutilate the strings
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------------------------|
g-15-13-15-13-15-13-13-13-13-12-12*-13-13-13-12-13---------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------------x4-------|
*=dont bend this note
1:53
e-------------------------------------------------------------|
b-17-15-15-17-13-13-15-13-13-15-13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-------|
g-------------------------------------------------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------------------|x2
bend the 17's and the single 15's extra hard
2:09
e---------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------|
g-15-13-15-13-15-13-13-13-13-12-12*-13-13-13-12-13--------|
d---------------------------------------------------------|
a---------------------------------------------------------|
e---------------------------------------------------------|x2
*=dont bend this note
2:24-
e---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-20--18--16--15------------------------------------------------------|
g--x---x---x----x---17--15--17-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-17-15-15-15----|
d-17--15--13--12----x---x---------------------------------------------|
a-------------------15--13--------------------------------------------|
e---------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                            variation on strum pattern the second time around
e---------------------l-----------------------------------|
b---------------------l-----------------------------------|
g-15-17-15-15-15-15---l-17(x8)-15(x8)-13(x8)-12(x8)-------|
d---------------------l-----------------------------------|
a---------------------l-----------------------------------|
e---------------------l-----------------------------------|x2
2:55 chorus
listen for strum pattern
e------------------------------------------------|
b------------------------------------------------|
g--------------10--------------------------------|
d-10--6---13----9--------------------------------|
a-10--6---13---10--------------------------------|
e-8---4---11-------------------------------------|

no need to tab 4:22 through 5:08 it's the same thing as the guitar intro but a slight 
on it listen to it and use the same notes just change the rhythm up a bit and you got it

5:09 listen for strumming pattern theres a variation where you mix up the order of
the last two chords
e----------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------|
g-17--20--15--13--12---------------------------|
d--x---x---x---x---x---------------------------|
a-15--18--13--11--10---------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------|

e----tremolo pick----15--19---------------------|
b----------------------------19---16--15--------|
g-----------------------------------------------|
d-----------------------------------------------|
a-----------------------------------------------|
e-----------------------------------------------|

for the outro play a variation of the verse and for the last note tremolo pick the 17th 
on the high e string
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