Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Server problems seems to be fixed. Chordie has been experiencing problems with songs disappearing. These issues now seems to be fixed, but still verifying the fix. If you find anything strange, please email admin@chordie.com.


Shake Me Down  Cage the Elephant

this is based off a video on youtube of them playing this song
live. Everything should be right, I've been fixing it for 3 days.
hopefully this is easy to follow, that was my goal.
Tabbed by: Matt Johnson
intro:
[A#] [Dm]  
 
 e|-------1--|-------1--|
 B|-----3----|-----3----|
 G|-2-3------|-3-2------|
 D|----------|----------|
 A|----------|----------|x4 for intro
 E|----------|----------|x 8 for first verse

Sometimes he adds in:
[A#] [Dm]  
 
 e|--------1-|-------1--|
 B|------3---|-----3----|
 G|-0h2-3----|-3-2------|
 D|----------|----------|
 A|----------|----------|
 E|----------|----------|

[A#]Shake me down[Dm],
[A#]Not a lot of [Dm]people left around,
[A#]Who knows now[Dm],
[A#]Softly laying[Dm] on the ground, ooooh
[A#]Not a lot peo[Dm]ple left around, ooooh. ooooh
This next part is played like this:
[A#] [Dm] [Gm] [Cm]  
 
 e|------6---|-----5----|-----3----|-----3----|
 B|----6---6-|---6---6--|---3---3--|---4---4--| (It's the top 3 strings
 G|-/7-------|-7--------|-3--------|-5--------| of the Barre chords,
 D|----------|----------|----------|----------| But you don't need to
 A|----------|----------|----------|----------| use the barre chords just
 E|----------|----------|----------|----------| yet)

[A#] In my [Dm]life, I have [Gm]seen,
People [Cm]walk into the [A#]sea,
Just to [Dm]find memor[Gm]ies,
Plagued by [Cm]constant mi[A#]sery,
Their [Dm]eyes cast [Gm]down,
[Cm]Fixed upon the [A#]ground,
Their [Dm]eyes cast [Gm]down[Cm]
F F F F F F F F F F F (just hit the F barre chord
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the a bunch of times)
A# Dm (intro)
[sun]  
[A#]Shake me dow[Dm]n,
[A#]Cut my hair [Dm]on a silver cloud, (intro/first verse again)
[A#]Broken sound[Dm],
[A#]Softly layin[Dm]g on the
[A#]ground, oooo[Dm]h
[A#]Not a lot pe[Dm]ople left
[A#]around, oooo[Dm]h, ooooh
This time play the Barre chords and strum 4x each
A# Dm Gm (use A# bare chord at 6th fret
In my past, bittersweet, not at the 1st)
There's no [Cm]love between the [A#]sheets,
Taste the [Dm]blood, broken [Gm]dreams,
[Cm]Lonely times [A#]indeed,
With eye[Dm]s cast dow[Gm]n,
Fi[Cm]xed upon the gr[A#]ound,
[Dm]Eyes c[Gm]ast down[Cm]
[F]I'll[F] kee[F]p my[F] eye[F]s fi[F]xed [F]on t[F]he
[A#] [A] [G] [F]  
 
 |/6---6----|-5----3---|-1---------|
 |/6---6----|-5----3---|-1---------|
 |/7---7----|-6----4---|-2---------|
 |/8---8----|-7----5---|-3---------|
 |/8---8----|-7----5---|-3---------|
 |/6---6----|-5----3---|-1---------|

[A#] [A#] [A] [G] [F]  
[sun]  
[F]Tur[F]n b[F]ack[F] no[F]w i[F]ts [F]tim[F]e f[F]or [F]me [F]to [F]let [A#]go,[A#] [A] [G] [F]
F F F... A# A# A G F
Way down had to find a place to lay low,
F... A# Dm A
Lampshade turned around into a light post
[A#] [Dm] [A] [A#] [Dm] [A]  
 
 |-66666----|-5----5---|-66666-----|-5---5----|
 |-66666----|-6----5---|-66666-----|-6---5----|
 |-77777----|-7----6---|-77777-----|-7---6----|
 |-88888----|-7----7---|-88888-----|-7---7----|
 |-88888----|-5----7---|-88888-----|-5---7----|
 |-66666----|-5----5---|-66666-----|-5---5----|

[A#] [Dm] [A] [Gm]  
 
 |-66666----|-5----5---|-33333333--|
 |-66666----|-6----5---|-33333333--|
 |-77777----|-7----6---|-33333333--|
 |-88888----|-7----7---|-55555555--|
 |-88888----|-5----7---|-55555555--|x2
 |-66666----|-5----5---|-33333333--|

F (x4) G (x4)
Walk around the corner, (barre chords, the () is how many times
A# (x8) to strum)
Never saw it coming still,
[F]I try to make a [G]move,
[A#]It almost stopped me from belief,
[F]I don't wanna kn[G]ow the future,
[A#]But I'm like rolling thunder,
[A#]Even on a cloudy [Dm]day,
[F]Even on a cloudy [G]day,
[A#]Even on a cloudy [Dm]day, (Barre Chords)
[F]Even on a cloudy [G]day,
[A#]Even on a cloudy [Dm]day,
[F]Even on a cloudy [G]day,
[A#]Even on a cloudy [Dm]day,
F F F....
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
F...
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
F...
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the
A# Dm (intro)
[sun]  
[A#]Shake me down[Dm],
[A#]Not a lot of [Dm]people left
[A#]around, ooooh[Dm], ooooh[A#]

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at www.guitaretab.com. Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

A A# Cm Dm F G Gm
Rate #0 of 9 versions

Jango Player

Login - add to songbook

SHARE PAGE  




You need to log in to post comments