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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



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