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Cage The Elephant tabs for Portuguese knife fight

Portuguese Knife Fight tab by Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant tabs for Portuguese knife fight

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                             POURTUGUESE KNIFE FIGHT - Cage the Elephant
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Tuning: Standard
Intro:
He descends down these three chords. Listen to the recording for the strum pattern.
     A chord diagramBB         A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramF#F#
e|---7---------5--------2-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---7---------5--------2-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8---------6--------3-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---9---------7--------4-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9---------7--------4-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---7---------5--------2-------------------------------------------------------|


Intro Riff: x 4
e|-------------------------------     ------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------=-------     ------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------     ------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--4-4-------------------------- or  ------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------4-3--0--0---3--0--------     ----9-9-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------     ---------9-8---5-5---8--5-----------------|

Guitar 2: on 3rd repetition of intro riff
e|---9---9-----------------9---9---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---11--11----------------11--11--------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---11--11----11--14------11--11------11--14--------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---11--11--------14/-----11--11--------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9---9-----------------9---9---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8-8-8-8-----6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus: "I Wanna waste..." x 8
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|


Bridge riff:

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------5-------------5-5h7p5-------------5-----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4--6----6-----4--6----------6-----4--6-----6-----4--2--4--2-----------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------4--------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Second guitar comes in during Bridge Riff and continues on into verse:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--2-2-2---5-5-5--4-4-----2-2-2---5-5-5---7-7-------------------------------|

Second guitar comes in at 1:03
e|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------11--11---------11--11--------------------11-11------11--11---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-11--14------11--11---------11--11------11--14--------11-11------11--11---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------14/--11--11---------11--11-------------14/----11-11------11--11---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------11--11-------------11--11--------------------11-11---------------11--11---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-11--14------11--11---11--14----11--11------11--14--------11-11--11--14-------11--11---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------14/--11--11-------------11--11-------------14/----11-11---------14/---11--11---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8-8-8-8-----6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus: "I Wanna waste..." x 8
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|

"Tell me pretty girl..."
e|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----6----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2: Vesrse
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--2-2-2---5-5-5--4-4-----2-2-2---5-5-5---7-7-------------------------------|

Guitar 1: Bridge Riff:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------5-------------5-5h7p5-------------5-----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4--6----6-----4--6----------6-----4--6-----6-----4--2--4--2-----------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------4--------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

At 2:05 he starts adding this into the verse (from bridge riff):
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----4--2--4--2-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------4-----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Second guitar comes in at 2:15
e|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------11--11---------11--11--------------------11-11------11--11---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-11--14------11--11---------11--11------11--14--------11-11------11--11---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------14/--11--11---------11--11-------------14/----11-11------11--11---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------9---9----------9---9---------------------9--9-------9---9----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------11--11-------------11--11--------------------11-11---------------11--11---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-11--14------11--11---11--14----11--11------11--14--------11-11--11--14-------11--11---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------14/--11--11-------------11--11-------------14/----11-11---------14/---11--11---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------9---9--------------9---9---------------------9--9----------------9---9----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8-8-8-8-----6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9-9-9-9-----7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus: "I Wanna waste..."
e|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----3--3--/----6----/------8-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----4--4--/----7----/------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----2--2--/----5----/------7-----------------------------------------------------|

Begins this at 2:40
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------5------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---4--6-----4----4-2-4-2----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------4--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"Give me a sign..."
e|---7-7-7-7-7--8---7-----7-7-7-7-7--8---7--  ---8-----   --7---   ------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---7-7-7-7-7--8---7-----7-7-7-7-7--8---7--  ---8-----   --7---   ------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8-8-8-8-8--9---8-----8-8-8-8-8--9---8--  ---9-----   --8---   -------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---9-9-9-9-9--10--9-----9-9-9-9-9--10--9--  --10-----x8 --9---x4 --------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9-9-9-9-9--10--9-----9-9-9-9-9--10--9--  --10-----   --9---   ------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---7-7-7-7-7--8---7-----7-7-7-7-7--8---7--  ---8-----   --7---   ----------------------|

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

Guitar 2: x2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---14----19-----14----17---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------16----------4--2--4--2--------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------16------------------4-----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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

"Tell me baby girl..."
e|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----6----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----7----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----5----------------------------------------|


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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
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Portuguese Knife Fight' by Cage The Elephant, an alternative rock band formed in 2007 from Bowling Green, USA

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