Elbow - Mexican Standoff tab

Elbow: Mexican standoff
Tabbed by: Bas Vos

For this song, you'll have to tune your lower E-string down 1 step 
(Dropped-D tuning).

Listen to the song to get a feel for the rhythm; it is alternate picking
throughout.


Opening riff:


  Riff 1 (4x)   

E|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------| D|-------------------------------|A|-------------------------------|D|-0--0-0-0--5-0-4~-0-0-0--2~-0--|
Then play: Riff 2 (2x)
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------| D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-4~-0-0-0--4-0-5~-0-0-0-5-0-7~-0-0-0-7-0-9~-0-0-0-10-10\---|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
These two riffs are the basic 'building blocks' of the song. Then the solos: Solo 1 (played with distortion):
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-0-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0--7-0-5~~~---------------------0-0-|D|-----------------------------------7b(8)b7--5b(6)--4~~~------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-0-4p0-0-4p0-7-7-0-5~~--9b(10)b9-7~~-------------------------|D|-----------------------------------9b(10)b9--7~~--9-10-7~~---|
Solo 2(2x) (distorted):
E|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------| D|--------------------------------------------------|A|-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0-4p0-0--5p0-0-5p0-0-5p0-0-5p0-0-|D|--------------------------------------------------|
(2nd time only)E|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|A|-7p0-0-7p0-0-7p0-0-7p0-0--9p0-0-9p0-0-9p0-0-9p0-0-10-10\-|-5~~-----------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
After the solos, it's back to an alternation of riffs 1 and 2. The final chord is:
E|------|B|------|G|------| D|--0---| A|--0---| (let ring)D|--0---|
Not the hardest part of the song surely. ~ = vibrato \ = slide down p = pull-off 9b(10)b9 = bend to the note between brackets and release again Have fun, Bas
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