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Tame Impala - Why Wont They Talk To Me tab

                      Tame Impala - Why Won't They Talk to Me?
                           from their 2012 album Lonerism

Intro:
The synth makes weird noises using
this note. It's not very important
to the song, but here it is anyway:
e|-10----------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|


Chords come in:
Synth:
e|-5----5----|
B|-7----5----|
G|-7----5----| x4
D|-7----7----|
A|-5----7----|
E|------5----|


Pre-verse:
"Out of the zone, trying to see, I'm so alone, nothing for me"
Synth:
e|-10---------9----12----|
B|-12--------10----14----|
G|-12--------11----14----|
D|-12--------11----14----|
A|-10---------9----12----|
E|-----------------------|


Verse:
"I guess I'll go home, try to be sane, try to pretend, none of it happened,
Oh, this old tree, lonely old me, whoops-a-daisy, I thought I was happy"
Acoustic guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x2
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Synth - the synth just sustains the chords an octave higher than the acoustic guitar:
e|-10-------------------------------9----|
B|-12------------------------------10----|
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x2
D|-12------------------------11----11----|
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----|
E|---------------------------------------|


Synth melody part:
Synth:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------5/8--7--5/7---------------5--/8--/10\7--5/7---------|
G|-4-------/7---------------6--4--/7------------------------6-/7.--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Acoustic guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x2
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Synth:
e|-10-------------------------------9----|
B|-12------------------------------10----|
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x2
D|-12------------------------11----11----|
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----|
E|---------------------------------------|


Intro chords again:
Synth:
e|-5----5----|
B|-7----5----|
G|-7----5----| x4
D|-7----7----|
A|-5----7----|
E|------5----|


Pre-verse:
"Out of the zone, now that I see, I don't need them and they don't need me"
Synth:
e|-10---------9----12----|
B|-12--------10----14----|
G|-12--------11----14----|
D|-12--------11----14----|
A|-10---------9----12----|
E|-----------------------|


Verse:
"I guess I'll go home, try to be sane, try to pretend, none of it happened,
Destined to be lonely old me, whoops-a-daisy, I thought I was happy"
Acoustic guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x2
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Synth:
e|-10-------------------------------9----|
B|-12------------------------------10----|
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x2
D|-12------------------------11----11----|
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----|
E|---------------------------------------|


Chorus:
"Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?
Thought I was happy,
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?
Thought I was happy,
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?
Thought I was happy,
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?
(why-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy?),
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?"
Acoustic guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x10
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Synth:
e|-10-------------------------------9----|
B|-12------------------------------10----|
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x10
D|-12------------------------11----11----|
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----|
E|---------------------------------------|


Bridge:
Synth:
e|-10-------------------------------9----|
B|-12------------------------------10----|
G|-12------------------------11----11----|
D|-12------------------------11----11----|
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----|
E|---------------------------------------|


Vocals enter:
"But I don't really care 'bout it anyway,
I wouldn't listen to a word any of 'em say,
They just talk about themselves all day,
One day I'll be a star and they'll be sorry"
Synth:
e|-----10---10-------10---10-------12---12-------12---12---|
B|-----12---12-------12---12-------14---14-------14---14---|
G|-----12---12-------12---12-------14---14-------14---14---| x4
D|-----12---12-------12---12-------14---14-------14---14---|
A|-10--10---10---10--10---10---12--12---12---12--12---12---|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

This vocal melody is so good that I had to tab it out
Play each note as each word/syllable is sung:
"But I don't really care 'bout it anyway"
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-12-11-12-11-12-14--12-11-9-11-9----|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

"I wouldn't listen to a word any of 'em say"
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-11-11-12-11-12-11-12-14--12-11-9-11-9----|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

"They just talk about themselves all day"
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-11-12-11-12-11-12-14--12--9-11-9----|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

"One day I'll be a star and they'll be sorry"
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-12-11-12-11-12-14--12-11-11--9----|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


Acoustic chorus:
"Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?"
Acoustic guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x4
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
"Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?
(Why-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy?),
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?"
Acoustic guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x6
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Synth:
e|-10-------------------------------9----|
B|-12------------------------------10----|
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x6
D|-12------------------------11----11----|
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----|
E|---------------------------------------|

End with synth arpeggiator noise.


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| .   staccato
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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