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Cage The Elephant chords for Shake me down

Guitar chords with lyrics

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 chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramDmDm
e|-------1--|-------1--|
A chord diagramBB|-----3----|-----3----|
A chord diagramG+G|-2-3------|-3-2------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|----------|x4 for intro
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|----------|x 8 for first verse

Sometimes he adds in:
  A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramDmDm
e|--------1-|-------1--|
A chord diagramBB|------3---|-----3----|
A chord diagramG+G|-0h2-3----|-3-2------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|----------|

A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
Shake me down,
A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
Not a lot of people left around,
A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
Who knows now,
A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
Not a lot people left around, ooooh. ooooh

This next part is played like this:
   A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramDmDm         A chord diagramG minorGm         A chord diagramC minorCm
e|------6---|-----5----|-----3----|-----3----|
A chord diagramBB|----6---6-|---6---6--|---3---3--|---4---4--| (It's the top 3 strings
A chord diagramG+G|-/7-------|-7--------|-3--------|-5--------|  of the Barre chords,
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|----------|----------|----------|   But you don't need to
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|----------|----------|----------|   use the barre chords just
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|----------|----------|----------|    yet)

A chord diagramBb majorBb      A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramG minorGm
  In my life, I have seen,
         A chord diagramC minorCm            A chord diagramBb majorBb
  People walk into the sea,
          A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG minorGm
  Just to find memories,
             A chord diagramC minorCm         A chord diagramBb majorBb
  Plagued by constant misery,
        A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG minorGm
  Their eyes cast down,
  A chord diagramC minorCm             A chord diagramBb majorBb
  Fixed upon the ground,
        A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG minorGm    A chord diagramC minorCm
  Their eyes cast down

A chord diagramFF A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  (just hit the A chord diagramFF barre chord
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the       a bunch of times)
A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramDmDm  (intro)
sun

A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
Shake me down,
A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
Cut my hair on a silver cloud,  (intro/first verse again)
A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
Broken sound,
A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
Softly laying on the
A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
ground, ooooh
A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
Not a lot people left
A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
around, ooooh, ooooh

This time play the Barre chords and strum 4x each

A chord diagramA#A#      A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG minorGm                 (use A chord diagramA#A# bare chord at 6th fret
In my past, bittersweet,                    not at the 1st)
           A chord diagramC minorCm               A chord diagramBb majorBb
There's no love between the sheets,
          A chord diagramDmDm            A chord diagramG minorGm
Taste the blood, broken dreams,
A chord diagramC minorCm           A chord diagramBb majorBb
Lonely times indeed,
        A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG minorGm
With eyes cast down,
  A chord diagramC minorCm             A chord diagramBb majorBb
Fixed upon the ground,
A chord diagramDmDm    A chord diagramG minorGm       A chord diagramC minorCm
Eyes cast down

A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the

A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramFF
|/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 chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF
sun

A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF
Turn back now its time for me to let go,
A chord diagramFF A chord diagramFF F...                            A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF
Way down had to find a place to lay low,
F...                                 A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramA augmentedA
Lampshade turned around into a light post

  A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramA augmentedA
|-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 chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramG minorGm
|-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--|


A chord diagramFF (x4)          A chord diagramG+G (x4)
Walk around the corner, (barre chords, the () is how many times
A chord diagramBb majorBb (x8)                                      to strum)
Never saw it coming still,
A chord diagramFF               A chord diagramG+G
I try to make a move,
A chord diagramBb majorBb
It almost stopped me from belief,
A chord diagramFF               A chord diagramG+G
I don't wanna know the future,
A chord diagramBb majorBb
But I'm like rolling thunder,

A chord diagramEb MajorEb               A chord diagramBb majorBb
Even on a cloudy day,
A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramG+G
Even on a cloudy day,
A chord diagramEb MajorEb               A chord diagramBb majorBb
Even on a cloudy day,   (Barre Chords)
A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramG+G        remember to use the corresponding barre chords
Even on a cloudy day,                     at the 6th fret
A chord diagramEb MajorEb               A chord diagramBb majorBb
Even on a cloudy day,
A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramG+G
Even on a cloudy day,
A chord diagramEb MajorEb               A chord diagramBb majorBb
Even on a cloudy day,

A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramFF   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 chord diagramBb majorBb  A chord diagramDmDm (intro)
sun

A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
Shake me down,
A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
Not a lot of people left
A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm     A chord diagramBb majorBb
around, ooooh, ooooh
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'Shake Me Down' by Cage The Elephant, an alternative rock band formed in 2007 from Bowling Green, USA

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