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Mess Around by Cage The Elephant

Mess Around tab by Cage The Elephant

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              Mess Around - Cage The Elephant
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Tabbed by:sir-rex-a-lot

Tuning:Standard

Chord diagramA augmentedA fairly simple song in terms of chord progression. But I must say, it does get me excited for
the new album! :)

(Intro)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/---|

(Intro cont.) Band enters
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|--12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3-5--5-5-7--7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0-5--5-5-7--7-7-0~~~~~~-|

Rhythm plays the intro again while another instrument comes in and plays something like this:
(Sorry if you don't have 24 frets)242424=24 151515=15 171717=17 121212=12 (All tremolo picked)

e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/2424242424242424\151515151515151515\|
Chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/1717171719191919\121212121212/1717171719191919\1212121212-|
Chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Verse)(Clean/Acoustic)If you want you can play the full chords, but i'm pretty sure this is what they play
  Chord diagramG+G             Chord diagramE MajorE
e|-3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-x-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-x-|
Chord diagramBB|-3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-x-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-x-|
Chord diagramG+G|-4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-x-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-x-|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|

Another guitar plays this when the Chord diagramE MajorE chord is played during the verse:
  Chord diagramG+G             Chord diagramE MajorE
e|---------------------------12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-|
Chord diagramBB|---------------------------12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-|
Chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------|

The verse is played 3 times

(Pre chorus)
  Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramBB  Chord diagramE MajorE       Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramBB  Chord diagramE MajorE
e|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
Chord diagramBB|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
Chord diagramG+G|-6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|

(Chorus)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/-12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3/---|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|--12--12-12--12-12-12\-3--3-3--3-3-3-5--5-5-7--7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0-5--5-5-7--7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0-|

Guitar 2
  Chord diagramE MajorE        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramE MajorE        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramE MajorE        Chord diagramG+G
e|-----------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|-----------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------3--3-3--3-3---------------------3--3-3--3-3-|
Chord diagramG+G|-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-4--4-4--4-4-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-4--4-4--4-4-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-4--4-4--4-4-|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-9--9-9--9-9-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-7--7-7--7-7-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-7--7-7--7-7-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-x-x-7--7-7--7-7-x-x-5--5-5--5-5-|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------3--3-3--3-3-x-x-----------------3--3-3--3-3-x-x-----------------3--3-3--3-3-|
  Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramBB  Chord diagramE MajorE       Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramBB  Chord diagramE MajorE
e|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
Chord diagramBB|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|
Chord diagramG+G|-6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--6-6-8-8-1--1-1--1-1-1--|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--7-7-9-9-2--2-2--2-2-2--|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--5-5-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0--|

Guitar 3/synth
e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/2424242424242424\151515151515151515\|
Chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-24242424242424242424\15151515151515/1717171719191919\121212121212/1717171719191919\1212121212-|
Chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 is the same as verse one, but the lead guitar plays this during the Chord diagramE MajorE chord instead:
(Listen for timing)
e|-0-------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|-0-------------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|-1-------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-2-2-2p0-2-2p0-2-2p0-2-0----0~---|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------2-0-2~---|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------3~---|

Play the pre chorus
Play the chorus

(Solo/Bridge)(An acoustic guitar plays the chorus in the background)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|-----------15------------------15---15h17-15--------15------------15--------14b~~~-15b~~~------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|------14h16--16~~~~~------14h16--16---------16\14/16---------14h16--16~~~~------------------14b~~~-16b~~~--|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-14~~~---------------14~~~------------------------------14~~~----------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|------15-17-17brp15--15h17~~~-------15-17b-17b-17b-17brp15------------15-17-17brp15---14b~~-15b~~-----------|
Chord diagramG+G|-14/16--------------16----------14/16---------------------16~~~--14/16-------------16-------------14b~~-16b~|
Chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play the chorus while lead continues:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|------15-17-17brp15--15h17~~~-------15-17b-17b-17b-17brp15------|
Chord diagramG+G|-14/16--------------16----------14/16---------------------16~~~-|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB|------15-17b-17b-17b-17brp15--15h17~~~~17br~~~~~~17~~~~~17br~~~~~17~~~~~~17br-|
Chord diagramG+G|-14/16----------------------16------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b  Bend
| pb Pre-bend
| br Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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