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Artist: Midlake
 Album: The Trials of Van Occupanther
  Song: Bandits (Ver 2)

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/midlake/02_bandits_ver2.html]

Tabbed by: Nicholas Stacey (phat_nick50@hotmail.com)

I think there are two guitars and a piano in this song, but this is just tab for one of them… 

Guitar 1: Open D Tuning 

Intro tab 

D |-7--------7-------7-|-5--------5-------5-|-7--------7-------7-|-5--------5-------5-|
A |------7--------7----|------5--------5----|------7--------7----|------5--------5----|
F#|----7-------7-------|----5-------5-------|----7-------7-------|----5-------5-------|
D |-0------0-----------|-0------0-----------|-0------0-----------|-0------0-----------|
A |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| 

D |-2--------2-------2-|-0--------0-------0-|-0--------0-------0-|-2-4----------------|
A |------0--------0----|------0--------0----|------0--------0----|------4p2p0---------|
F#|----1-------1-------|----1-------1-------|----0-------0-------|--------------------|
D |-0------0-----------|-0------0-----------|-0------0-----------|--------------------|
A |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| 

D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
A |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
F#|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|  x2
D |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
A |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------| 
 

Chords (Don't think they are actually the right chords but better than nothing) 

044300 - C#
022100 - Em
000000 - D
077600 - C 
055500 - Dsus4  

Riff:
D |--------------------|
A |--------------------|
F#|--------------------|
D |-0--0--0--0---------|
A |-3--5--3--0---------|
D |--------------------| 
 

|C  |C Dsus4 |D C |Riff  | 

Did you ever want to be overrun by bandits;  
to hand over all of your things and start over new?  

|Dsus4 |D  |Dsus4 |D  |

while we were out hunting for food our house was being robbed  

|C   |Dsus4   |C#    |Em   D|

I caught an apple and she caught a fox so I caught a rabbit but she caught an ox  

|C#  |Em  |Em  |D
so upon our return, we found everything gone  
which for us was no loss and we started over  

|C#     Em|Em  D| 

with a rabbit and an ox  

|Guitar Solo| 
 

|D       |C#      |Dsus4  
so they came down from the north carrying all they owned  

|Dsus4     |D   |Em

with a basket full of food and clothes  

|D       |C#      |Dsus4

they were stopped by a weekend raid traveling the woods one day  

|Dsus4     |D   |Em

they tried to put up a fight, but lost  

|D        |C#           |Dsus4

so we asked for them to stay with us on their way  

|Dsus4     |D     |Em C# |Em   D|

to have a drink and rest and regain their strength  
 

|C#  |Em  | Em  |D  | 
did you ever want to run around with bandits;  
|Em    |D    |   

to see many places and hide in ditches?  

it's not always easy, it's not always easy  
when the winter comes and the greenery goes  
we will make some shelter  
when the winter comes and the greenery goes  
we will make some shelter