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Them Crooked Vultures - Dead End Friends tab

Them Crooked Vultures - "Dead End Friends"
From Their Debut Album
Tabbed By: jjhand, with help from Mark DiFranco's tab
Tuning - Guitar 1: Standard
         Guitar 2: Drop Db


When playing live, it looks like Josh & Alain are
playing in standard tuning, but the album version has
a few low Db notes so I wrote the lead as downtuned.
Another tuning may have been used but I'm guessing.
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Intro (Guitar 1):         (Guitar 2 doubling)
e|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|
G|---18-18~----17-17~---|----------------------|
D|----------18----------|----------------------| x3
A|---16-16~----15-15~---|-9-11-11---9-11-11-11-|
E|----------16----------|-7-9--9----7-9--9--9--|

on 4th time through intro, play the ending as:

D|------------------------|
A|-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
E|-7-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|


Verse Riff 1 (Guitar 1)
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|-11---11-9-11---11-9-|-11---11-9-11-12-12-9-| x2
A|-9----9--9-9----9--9-|-9----9--9-9--9--9--9-|
E|---------------------|----------------------|

Verse Riff 2:
   Guitar 1
 e|----------------------|----------------------|
 B|----------------------|----------------------|
 G|----------------------|----------------------|
 D|----------------------|----------------------| x2
 A|-11---11-9--11---11-9-|-11---11-9-11-12-12-9-|
 E|-9----9--9--9----9--9-|-9----9--9-9--9--9--9-|
  |
  | Guitar 2
eb|----------------------|---------------------|
Bb|----------------------|---------------------|
Gb|----------------------|----------------5-7--|
Db|-7----7--5--7----7--5-|-7----7--5--7-8------| x2
Ab|-5----5--5--5----5--5-|-5----5--5-----------|
Db|----------------------|---------------------|


Start Vocals:

  Guitar 2 Vocals Riff (Guitar 1 plays Verse Riff 1)
eb|------------|------------|------------|-------------|
Bb|------------|------------|------------|-------------|
Gb|------------|------------|------------|-------------|
Db|------------|------7b8r7-|------------|-------7b8r7-|
Ab|-10~--8-10~-|------------|-10~--8-10~-|-------------|
Db|------------|------------|------------|-------------|

  "I drive all alone, at night, I drive all alone."

Play Verse Riff 2

  "Don't know what I'm headed for"

Play Verse Riff 1 again with Guitar 2 Vocals Riff

 "I follow the road, blind. Until the road is dead end."


Repeat Verse Riff 2, similarly

 Lyrics:
 "Night's in my veins, it's calling me,
  Racing along these arteries, and ..."

Chorus 1, Guitar 1 :
 6 beats                       4 beats
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|-11--11-9-11--11-9|-11--11-9-11-9-11|
|-9-/12----10/12\10------9/10\|-9---9--9-9---9--9|-9---9--9-9--9-9-|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|--------0-------0-|--------0----0---|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----12/13\|-12--12---12--12--|-12--12---12---12|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----12/13\|-12--12---12--12--|-12--12---12---12|

"Law,         is just    a myth"

 6 beats               4 beats
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|-11---11-9---11--11-9-|-11--11-9-11-11-11|
|------------------|-9----9--9---9---9--9-|-9---9--9-9--9--9-|
|
|Guitar 2
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|-14-14-14-------------|------------------|
|------------------|-12-12-12-15-12--12-10|------------------|
|-12/15------13/17-|-------------12--12-10|-7-0----7-0-------|
|-12/15------13/17-|----------------------|-7-0----7-0-------|

"To herd us over the cliff."


Verse 2: Before Vocals, Play Verse Riff 1 & 2

During Vocals play Verse Riffs again similarly to before


Lyrics:
"I follow the road at night, Just hoping to find
Which puzzle piece fell out of me.
I know who you are, Open the door and climb in.
Hold me real close, then do it again,
I ache for the touch of my dead end friends and..."


Chorus 2:

 6 beats                       4 beats
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|------------------|-----------------|
|-11/14----12/14\12-----11/12\|-11--11-9-11--11-9|-11--11-9-11-9-11|
|-9-/12----10/12\10------9/10\|-9---9--9-9---9--9|-9---9--9-9--9-9-|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|-----------------------------|----------------------|-------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------|-------------|
|-----------------------------|-14-14-14-------------|-------------|
|-----------------------------|-12-12-12-15-12--12-10|-------------|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----------|-------------12--12-10|-7-0---7-0---|
|-12/15----13/15\13-----------|----------------------|-7-0---7-0---|

 "Oh,             I gotta know"

|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|----------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|-11----11-9-11---11-9-|-11--11-9-11-9-11-|
|------------------|-9-----9--9-9----9--9-|-9---9--9-9--9-9--|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
|------------------|-14-14-14-------------|------------------|
|------------------|-12-12-12-15-12--12-10|--------0-12-0-12~|
|-12/15------13/17-|-------------12--12-10|-12--12---12---12~|
|-12/15------13/17-|----------------------|-12--12-----------|

"Is it dead At the end of the road?"

|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|---------------------|------------------|
|-10/14~-----12/16-|-11---11-9-11---11-9-|-11--11-9-11-9-11-|
|------------------|-9----9--9-9----9--9-|-9---9--9-9--9-9--|
|
| Guitar 2 (Drop Db)
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|-10~--------12\10-|------------------10-|------10----10----|
|-10~--------12\10-|-12-----10-12-----12-|-12---12-12-12-12-|
|------------------|-12-----12-12--------|-12------12----12-|

"I can tell by that look in your eyes,"


|------------------|---------------------------|------------|
|------------------|---------------------------|------------|
|------------------|----------------9----------|------------|
|-11/14------------|-12---11--------9--11-9-11-|------------|
|-11/14------------|-12---11-----------11-9-11-|-11-11-11---|
|------------------|---------------------------|-9--9--9----|
|
| Guitar 2
|------------------|----------------------------|-----------|
|------------------|----------------------------|-----------|
|------------------|----------------------------|-----------|
|------------------|----------------------10-12-|-12-12-----|
|-12/15------13h15-|-p13--12/13\12--10-12-10-12-|-12-12-----|
|-12/15------13h15-|-p13--12/13\12--12-12-------|-------0---|

 "We're the same, My dead end friends and I"

Solo Rhythm Guitar Part - played 4x
e|----------|----------|-------------------|------------------|
B|----------|----------|-------------------|------------------|
G|-6--------|-9--------|-------------------|------------------|
D|-7--------|-9--------|-------------------|------------------|
A|-7--------|-9--------|-11--11-9-11--11-9-|-11--11-9-11-9-11-|
E|-5--------|----------|--9---9-9--9---9-9-|--9---9-9--9-9--9-|

Solo (1:52) - Guitar 2 (Db tuned), w/ octave pedal to add lower note
e|--------------------------------------------------|-------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|-------------|
G|--------------------------10---10-12p10-12p10-----|-------------|
D|-10/12--12p10-12--12-10-12---12--------------12---|-12~----10h12|
A|-----------------------------------------------12-|-------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|-------------|

|-------------|---------------------------------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------------------------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------------------------|-10----------|
|-10~---------|-0-----------------------10h12-10|-------------|
|----------8b-|-----9-8-9-8-9-8-9-8-12~---------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------------------------|-------------|

|-------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------|--------------------------12------------------|
|-------------|--------------------121314--141312---12h14p12~|
|---------10/-|/12--12--12-15-12-15--------------12----------|
|-12----------|-------15-------------------------------------|
|-------------|----------------------------------------------|

|------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|------------|-13b15r13-10--10-----------------------------------|
|------------|------------13--13-12-10--10-13131212-10h12p10-12~-|
|-------0----|------------------------12-------------------------|
|-12---------|---------------------------------------------------|
|------------|---------------------------------------------------|


Play Verse Again Similarly, with Guitar 2 playing:
|-----------|----------------------------|----------|----------|
|-----------|----------------10--10------|----------|----------|
|-(12)------|--------10-12-13--13--12p10-|-12~------|---b13r12-|
|-----------|-rest-----------------------|----------|----------|
|-----------|----------------------------|----------|----------|
|-----------|----------------------------|----------|----------|

  (Guitar 1 plays Verse Riff 2 here)
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------------5-7-|--------------------------5-7-|
|----------------------7-8-----|--------6b----6b------7-8-----|
|-5--5p3-5--5p3-5--5p3---------|-5--5------5-----5-5----------|
|-0--0---0--0---0--0-----------|-0--0------0-----0-0----------|


Chorus 3 - Play Similar to Chorus 1


Ending Part 1, play similarly 2x:

Guitar 1
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-14-----12----------11--11-12-11-9-|
|-14-----12-----9h11-11--11-12-11-9-|
|-12-----10-----9----9--------------|
|
| Guitar 2 (Db) - high notes have some sound effects
|-----------------------------------|
|-15~15~--14~14~--------------------|
|-------14--------------------------| play the first few notes
|-----------------------------------| before the Outro Solo
|---------------10/12-0--12-12-0----|
|---------------10/12-0--12-12-0----|

Outro Solo Rhythm (Guitar 1) - play 4x
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-9--9/11--11---------------|-12--12/14--14---------------|
|-9--9/11--11--play this 4x-|-12--12/14--14--play this 4x-|
|-7--7/9---9----------------|-10--10/12--12---------------|

Outro Solo - Guitar 2 (Db-tuned)
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---13b15-13b15r13~----13b15|-b15r13-b15r13----10-13--10--10-----|
|---------------------------|-----------------------13--13--12-10|
|-12------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------13PH-------13PH-------------|-----------13PH--------------|
|-12b14--12b14~-------10-12-b13r12-|-10-12b14------------------10|
|----------------------------------|----------------12-12-10-12--|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|

|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------13b15r13---|
|---------------12-13-14--------14-|
|-12~---10/12-15-------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

|---------------------13-15p13-15b17r15-13-|----------------|
|-13b15r13~---15-13h15---------------------|-15~~---13--13~-|
|------------------------------------------|----------14----|
|------------------------------------------|----------------|
|------------------------------------------|----------------|
|------------------------------------------|----------------|

----------------|---------------------------------------13--|
-13b15r13----13-|-------------------------------------------|
-----------14---|-12b14-12--12b14r12~--12b14-12b14-12b14__--|
----------------|---------15--------------------------------|
----------------|-------------------------------------------|
----------------|-------------------------------------------|
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