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Masquerade
From 2013's Let It All In album

I've made a tab out, followed by a fake arrangement with the chords only

Standard tuning
Capo 4 to play along to the original

D            xx0232
A            x02220
G            320003
Em           022000             
Em(addmaj7)  021000
Em7          020000

Riff - this pattern is the basis for most of this wonderful tune
It's practically one note per syllable of the lyric so the rhythm isn't too bad
Don't be intimidated!

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---3--3---------3---3---3------------------|
G|-------------------------0---2--------------------------2----------------|
D|----------0-------2---4----------5--4---------2---0-----2----------------|
A|--0-2-4-----------------------------------------------2-0----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro
=====

riff x 1

Verse 1
=======

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---3--3---------3--3----3------------------|
G|-------------------------0---2--------------------------2----------------|
D|----------0-------2---4----------5--4---------2--0------2----------------|
A|--0-2-4-----------------------------------------------2-0----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

I never thought I'd be the one to leave you so well a-lone

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---3----3------3----3------3---------------|
G|------------------------0----2-------------------------------2-----------|
D|-------------0---2-4-------------5----4------2----0----------2-----------|
A|--0---2---4----------------------------------------------2---0-----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

But bit by bit I find that I'm bound to be still bound for home

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------0------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------0--0--2---------------------------------------|
D|-------------0-----2----4-----0------------------------------------------|
A|--0---2---4--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------3------------------------------------------|

The mad ar-range-ment of my days

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------0------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2------------0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2------------0------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------3------------------------------------------------------|

My descent into beige

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2-------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------3-----------------------------------------------------|

My final masquer-ade

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-----2---0---2-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2-----2---2---2-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----2---2---2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-----0---0---0-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Is slipp-ing a- way

riff x 1

Verse 2
=======

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3-----3---3-------------3-----3---3---------|
G|-------------------------0---2--------------------------------------2----|
D|------------0---2---4--------------5---4-------------2-----0--------2----|
A|--0---2-4------------------------------------------------------2----0----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Was I the one who took the shirt off your back the shine off your shoes

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------3----3---3---------------3----3---3-----|
G|-----------------------------0---2------------------------------------2--|
D|-------------0-----2----4-------------5---4---------------2----0------2--|
A|-0----2---4--------------------------------------------------------2--0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Well nev-er think you'd have to thank me for that you've noth-ing to lose

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------0----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------0---0----------------------------------------|
D|------------0------2-4----------0----------------------------------------|
A|--0---2---4--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------3----------------------------------------|

And ev-en though I rigged the game

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------0----------------------------------------|
G|----------------2---------------0----------------------------------------|
D|----------------2---------------0----------------------------------------|
A|----------------0--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------3----------------------------------------|

There must be someone else to blame

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------------------------------------------|
G|----------2------------------0-------------------------------------------|
D|----------2------------------0-------------------------------------------|
A|----------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------3-------------------------------------------|

Who can hang their head in shame

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-----2----0--2--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2-----2----2--2--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-----2----2--2--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0-----0----0--0--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Don't look at me

Bridge
======

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0-----------------------0-------------0-------------0------------------|
G|--0------------------0------0--------0--------------0---0-----2----------|
D|--0------------1-----------------1--------------0---------0---2----------|
A|--2-----------------------------------------------------------0----------|
E|--0---------0-------------------------------0----------------------------|

So that we could have a flut-ter on the bet-ter life

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0-----------------------0----------------0-----------0-----------------|
G|--0------------------0---------0------0--------------0---0-----2---------|
D|--0--------------1-----------------1-------------0---------0---2---------|
A|--2------------------------------------------------------------0---------|
E|--0---------0--------------------------------0---------------------------|

You went and bor-rowed mon-ey from a pol-ter-geist

Inst
====

Riff x 2

Verse 3
=======

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---3--3---------3--3----3------------------|
G|-------------------------0---2--------------------------2----------------|
D|----------0-------2---4----------5--4---------2--0------2----------------|
A|--0-2-4-----------------------------------------------2-0----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

I never thought I'd be the one to leave you so well a-lone

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---3----3------3----3------3---------------|
G|------------------------0----2-------------------------------2-----------|
D|-------------0---2-4-------------5----4------2----0----------2-----------|
A|--0---2---4----------------------------------------------2---0-----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

But bit by bit I find that I'm bound to be still bound for home

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------0------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------0--0--2---------------------------------------|
D|-------------0-----2----4-----0------------------------------------------|
A|--0---2---4--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------3------------------------------------------|

The mad ar-range-ment of my days

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------0------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2------------0------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2------------0------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------3------------------------------------------------------|

My descent into beige

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2-------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------3-----------------------------------------------------|

My final masquer-ade

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-----2---0---2-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2-----2---2---2-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----2---2---2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-----0---0---0-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Is slipp-ing a- way





Intro
=====

D  A

Verse 1
=======
                           D                          A
I never thought I'd be the one to leave you so well a-lone
                           D                               A
But bit by bit I find that I'm bound to be still bound for home
                          G
The mad arrangement of my days
   A            G
My descent into beige
   A             G      A
My final masquer-ade is slipping away

D  A

Verse 2
=======
                           D
Was I the one who took the shirt off your back
                   A
The shine off your shoes
                               D
Well never think you'd have to thank me for that
                  A
You've nothing to lose
                             G
And even though I rigged the game
              A               G
There must be someone else to blame
        A                  G
Who can hang their head in shame
A
Don't look at me

Bridge
======

Em         Em(addmaj7)                    Em7          A
   So that we could have a flutter on the better life
Em     Em(addmaj7)                    Em7          A
   You went and borrowed money from a poltergeist

Inst
====

D  A  D  A

Verse 3
=======
                           D                          A
I never thought I'd be the one to leave you so well a-lone
                           D                               A
But bit by bit I find that I'm bound to be still bound for home
                          G
The mad arrangement of my days
   A            G
My descent into beige
   A             G      A
My final masquer-ade is slipping away



-----------------------------------------

I hope I've done it justice!

Kevin O'Brien
Watford
England
February 2013

watfordkev@gmail.com


 
 
I Am Kloot - Masquerade :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Masquerade tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Masquerade:

I Am Kloot are an English band formed in Manchester, in 1999 by John Bramwell (guitar/vocals), Peter Jobson (bass) and Andy Hargreaves (drums), notable for their twisted, witty lyrics.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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