Search tabs and chords

Search for song, artist or band

Log in

One click and you are in

Login with Facebook Login with Google

Why sign up and log in

Guitar Tabs Explorer
The Kooks guitar tabs for Matchbox

Guitar tabs with lyrics

Difficulty: Advanced

THE KOOKS- MATCHBOX

As tabbed by Tom Corley (tomcorley55@hotmail.com)

CHORDS USED
    D#7 chord diagramD#7D#7  Bmaj7 chord diagramBmaj7Bmaj7  A chord diagramAA#7sus4  D#m7 chord diagramD#m7D#m7  G chord diagramGG#7sus4   A#7 chord diagramA#7A#7  F# chord diagramF#F#  C chord diagramCC  G#m7 chord diagramG#m7G#m7  D#m chord diagramD#mD#m
e|--6----2------6--------9-----4---------6----9---4--11----11--||
B|--7----4------6--------7-----4---------6----11--6--12----11--||
G|--6----3------8--------6-----6---------7----11--x--11----11--||
D|--8----4------6--------8-----4---------6----11--6--13----13--||
A|--6----2------8--------6-----6---------8----9---4--11----13--||
E|--x----x-----(6)-------x----(4)-------(6)--------------------||

-times are indicated in brackets eg (0:00)

INTRO/FIGURE 1. NB-only the root chord is indicated

        D# chord diagramD#D#    B chord diagramBB          A# chord diagramA#A#               D# chord diagramD#D#    G# chord diagramG#G#         A# chord diagramA#A#
e|--xxx-6--6-x2--2-2-xxx-6--6-x6--6-6-xxx-9--9-x4--4-4-xxx-6--6-x6--6-6--||
B|--xxx-7--7-x4--4-4-xxx-6--6-x6--6-6-xxx-7--7-x4--4-4-xxx-6--6-x6--6-6--||
G|--xxx-6--6-x3--3-3-xxx-8--8-x7--7-7-xxx-6--6-x6--6-6-xxx-8--8-x7--7-7--||
D|--xxx-8--8-x4--4-4-xxx-6--6-x6--6-6-xxx-8--8-x4--4-4-xxx-6--6-x6--6-6--||
A|--xxx-6--6-x2--2---xxx-8--8-x8--8---xxx-6--6-x6--6---xxx-8--8-x8--8----||
E|----------------------(6)(6)(6)(6)-----------(4)(4)-----(6)(6)(6)------||
        U  U UD  D chord diagramDD U     U  U UD  D chord diagramDD U     U  U UD  D chord diagramDD U     U  U UD  D chord diagramDD U

-play Figure 1 twice through. On the third time, instead of the D#7 chord diagramD#7D#7, play this chord as
vocals begin. (0:20)
    F# chord diagramF#F#
e|--13--------------------13-13x--|
B|--11--------------------11-11x--|
G|--11~~~~~~~hold~~~~~~~~~11-11x--|
D|--11--------------------11-11x--|
A|--9---------------------9--9-x--|
E|--x---------------------x--x----|
    D chord diagramDD                     D chord diagramDD  U
    "Viciously she sleeps "

PRE-CHORUS -play with a syncopated rhythm and lots of muted strumming (0:40)
    D#7 chord diagramD#7D#7               Bmaj7 chord diagramBmaj7Bmaj7   C chord diagramCC
e|--6-----------------2-------4---------------|
B|--7-----------------4-------6---------------|
G|--6-----------------3-------x---------------| play 4 times
D|--8-----------------4-------6---------------|
A|--6-----------------2-------4---------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
    "don't come too close    see my ghost

CHORUS -strum, smooth and fast (1:00)
    D#m7 chord diagramD#m7D#m7    F# chord diagramF#F#          G#m7 chord diagramG#m7G#m7            F# chord diagramF#F#      C chord diagramCC
e|--6-------9-----------11--------------9-------4---------|
B|--7-------11----------12--------------11------6---------|
G|--6-------11----------11--------------11------6---------| play 4 times
D|--8-------11----------13--------------11------6---------|
A|--6-------9-----------11--------------9-------4---------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
    "all of us    going out tonight    walk all over your

FIGURE 2 -strum staccato; punchy chords (1:20)
    F# chord diagramF#F#       C chord diagramCC         F# chord diagramF#F#              C chord diagramCC
e|--9--------4---------9---------------4--|
B|--11-------6---------11--------------6--|
G|--11-------6---------11--------------6--| play twice
D|--11-------6---------11--------------6--|
A|--9--------4---------9---------------4--|
E|----------------------------------------|
   "im sorry,   that I let you go whoa


FIGURE 3 -off beat reggae-like rhythm (x's indicate palm mute)(1:30)
       F# chord diagramF#F#            G#m7 chord diagramG#m7G#m7
e|----x9--x9-----x---11---x---11---------------------|
B|----x11-x11----x---12---x---12---------------------|
G|----x11-x11----x---11---x---11---------------------|
D|----x11-x11----x---13---x---13---------------------| play 4 times
A|----x9--x9-----x---11---x---11---------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
  "I al--wa-ys  seem to play these games -|

-Repeat CHORUS

-Then; (2:03)
    D#m chord diagramD#mD#m          F# chord diagramF#F#
e|--6------------9--------------|
B|--7------------11-------------|
G|--6~~~~hold~~~~11~~~~hold~~~~-|
D|--8------------11-------------|
A|--6------------9--------------|
E|------------------------------|


OUTRO/FIGURE 4 (2:07)
    D#m chord diagramD#mD#m                 F# chord diagramF#F#        G#m7 chord diagramG#m7G#m7 F# chord diagramF#F#
e|--11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-9--x-9--x-11-x-9---|
B|--11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-12-x-11--|
G|--11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-11-x-11--|
D|--13-x-13-x-13-x-13-x-11-x-11-x-13-x-11--|
A|--13-x-13-x-13-x-13-x-9--x-9--x-11-x-9---|
E|-----------------------------------------|

- play OUTRO with an off beat reggae-like rhythm 5 times through, varying the strumming
slightly each time (listen to the record) until 2:33. After that, revert back to the
strumming rhythm (as in the CHORUS)until the end

Other versions of Matchbox

Matchbox acousticChords

Almost there ...

Sign in to get your own page with links to favourite songs and more. You are just one click away...

Login with Facebook Login with Google