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Great Romances of the 20th Century

Taking Back Sunday


Song title: Great Romances of the 20th Century Band: Taking Back Sunday Album: Tell All Your Friends Tabbed By: Matt
Ok i found a couple of tabs of this elsewhere but at best they only had the rhythm guitar parts so i decided to do both parts. Guitar 1 is Eds parts and Guitar 2 is Johns parts. TBS are prob the best new band at the moment, so if you havent already got the album please go and buy it. Because of the song structure some of the names of the parts may seem strange but ive included a song structure at the end to simplify it. Ive also put the times of each part to make it easier to read.
This is the first single off the album and is one of the best songs, cool video as well.
Standard tuning (EADGBe)
Guitar 1's Parts (Ed Reyes)
Intro
e|----------------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------4--------------------------4------------| G|-----4---4----4-----4-----4---4----4---4----4--------------4----| D|---4-------4------4---4-----4----4---4---4-------4---4-------4--| A|-2-----2-----2--------------------------------------------------| E|----------------0------0--------2----------2---4---------0------|
Verse 1 (0.25)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-| A|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Break part (0.51)
e|------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------4-------------------------| G|---------4---------------4---------4------------| D|------4-----4-------4------4-----4---4----------| A|-------------------------------2--------2-------| E|---4----------4---0-------------------------2---|
Verse 2 (0.56)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|--4--3------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------| D|--4--3--6-6-6-6-6-6-6---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---| A|--2--1--6-6-6-6-6-6-6---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---| E|--------4-4-4-4-4-4-4---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
Verse 2 part 2 (1.10)
e|---11----7----7----9----7----7----| B|-------7----7---------7----7------| G|----------------------------------| D|----------------------------------| A|----------------------------------| E|----------------------------------|
build up (cool high part) (1.22)
e|----11--11--11--11--11--11--11--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| B|-------7---7---7---7---7---7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-| G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
continued...
e|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--| B|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-| G|---------------------------| D|---------------------------| A|---------------------------| E|---------------------------|
we'll call the next bit a chorus (1.46)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------4-4-4--6-6-6--8-8-8--6-6-6---------------| D|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x---------------| A|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2--4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4---------------| E|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------------|
on the 4th time play the octaves twice.
Interlude (2.13)
e|---11--------7--------9---------7---| B|--------7------------------7--------| G|------------------------------------| D|------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------|
Bridge (2.37)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------------------------------| G|---8-8-8--6-6-6--8-8-8--6-6-6--8-8--6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| D|---x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x--x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--| A|---6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6--4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
on 4th time hold the last E octave (x2x4xx) for longer
Breakdown (3.04) This bit is v. hard to hear as theres so much going on (slow speed)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--| D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--| A|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
End (3.28)
e|-------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------| G|---8-8-8--6-6-6--8-8-8--6-6-6--8-8--6--4---| D|---x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x--x--x---| A|---6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6--4--2---| E|-------------------------------------------|
Song order for Guitar 1
Intro x4 Verse x4 Break x1 Verse2 x2 Verse2 part 2 x4 Buildup x2 Chorus x4 Interlude x4 Bridge x4 Breakdown x2 End x1
Guitar 2's parts (john Nolan)
Intro (0.14) sorta violin part
e|-------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------| D|-----16--14--13--11------14--13--11--9-----| A|-------------------------------------------| E|-------------------------------------------|
Verse (0.25)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------| D|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| A|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| E|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
Verse 2 (0.56)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|--4--3------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------| D|--4--3--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| A|--2--1--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| E|--------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
On the 4th time hit the B (x244xx) and B# (x133xx) chords once again.
Build up (1.22) listen for timing
e|------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------| D|---66------44------22------22-------| A|---66------44------22------22-------| E|---44------22------00------00-------|
Build up2 (palm mute) (1.34)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------| A|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------| E|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
Chorus (1.46)
e|-----------------------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------------------| G|-----------------------------------------------| D|---6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------| A|---6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------| E|---4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
4th time hold E for longer
Interlude (2.13)
e|--------------------------------| B|--------------------------------| G|--------------------------------| D|--2~----9~----2~----9~----------| A|--2~----9~----2~----9~----------| E|--0~----7~----0~----7~----------|
Bridge (2.37)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------------| D|--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6--4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| A|--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6--4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| E|--4-4-4--2-2-2--4-4-4--2-2-2--4-4--2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
4th time hold E chord for longer.
Breakdown (3.04) I came up with two ways to play this. Both sound alright but because there's so much going on im not sure which one it is.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------------------| D|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| A|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| E|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
or
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------| D|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| A|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| E|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
End (3.28)
e|------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------------| D|--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6--4--2---| A|--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4--6-6--4--2---| E|--4-4-4--2-2-2--4-4-4--2-2-2--4-4--2--0---|
Song order
Intro x2 Verse x4 Verse2 x4 Build up x2 Build up2 x2 Chorus x2 Interlude x2 Bridge x4 Breakdown x2 End x 1
Lyrics
September never stays this cold where I come from And you know I'm not one for complaining, But I love the way you'd roll excuses off the tip of your tongue as I slowly fall apart (slowly, quietly, slowly) fall apart
This won't mean a thing come tomorrow and that's exactly how I'll make it seem Cause I'm still not sleeping, thinking I've crawled home from worse than this
So please, please (please) I'm running out of sympathy (I'm running out of sympathy!) and I never said I'd take this I never said I'd take this lying down
She says "come on, come on, let's just get this over with" She says "come on, come on, let's just get this over with" (I never said I'd take this lying down, let's just get this over with, and I've crawled home from worse than this) She says "come on, come on, let's just get this over with" She says "come on, come on.."
You always come close but this never comes easy, I still know everything You always come close but this never comes easy, I still know everything You always come close but this never comes easy, I still know everything You always come so close... I still know everything, I still know everything, I still know...
You always come close but this never comes easy You always come close but this never comes easy You always come... you come in close
I never said I'd take this lying down I never said I'd take this lying down I never said I'd take this lying down but I've crawled home from worse than this
If it's not keeping you up nights then what's the point then what's the point then what's the point then what's the point
I'm in your room now is this turning you on am I turning you on?
I'm in your room are you turned on?
I'm on the corner of your bed, I'm thinking maybe are you turned on, are you turned on?
Well thats just about it, great band, great song. i think the tab is pretty much perfect. any corrections or questions just mail me at takingbacksunday@fsmail.net And please post more tbs and brand new tabs esp "theres no I in team" "Head club" and "Ghostman on third". Oh yeah please check out this link and the official website takingbacksunday.com
http://www2.fanscape.com/tbstsltour2002.asp
Cheers matt

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