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Artist: The National
 Album: Boxer
  Song: Fake Empire

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/national/01_fake_empire.html]

Tabbed by: Zak Owen (megsuma [at] gmail)



Piano arranged for guitar, kinda

Tuning is Drop-D (low-to-high: D-A-D-G-B-e )

Intro with pick-up
         C                C/F              C/G
e|----|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
B|----|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|-|
G|----|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|
D|----|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|
A|--3-|-|--3---3---3-----|----------------|----------------|--------------3-|-|
D|----|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|

Verse 1
    C                C/F              C/G
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|
B|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|-|5---5---5---5---|
G|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|5---5---5---5---|
D|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|5---5---5---5---|
A|-|--3---3---3-----|----------------|----------------|--------------3-|-|--------------0-|
D|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|--5---5---5-----|

Stay out super-late tonight
Picking apples, making pies
Put a little something in our lemonade,
Take it with us

Chorus
    Am/G             C/F              G               |1.--------------|-|--------------2.|
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|
B|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---|-|3---3---3---3---|
G|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|4---4---4---4---|4---4---4---4---|o|4---4---4---4---|
D|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|5---5---5---5---|
A|-|--0---0---0-----|----------------|----------------|--------------0-|-|--------------3-|
D|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|--5---5---5-----|
We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Verse 2
Tiptoe through our shiny city
With our diamond slippers on
Do our gay ballet on ice
Bluebirds on our shoulders

Chorus 2
    Am/G             C/F              G
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
B|-|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---|-|
G|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|4---4---4---4---|4---4---4---4---|o|
D|o|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|o|
A|-|--0---0---0-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
D|-|--------------3-|--3---3---3---5-|--5---5---5---5-|--5---5---5-----|-|
We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Bridge/Outro
e|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------x2|
B|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
G|o|2---22222---2222/5---55555---5555\4---44444---4444|4---44444---4444|o|
D|o|3---33333---3333/7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|5---55555---5555|o|
A|-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|-|
D|-|3---33333---3333/7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|5---55555---5555|-|

-|-|let ring~~~~~~~~|let ring~~~~~~~~x3|
e|-|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|----------------|
B|-|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|----------------|
G|o/5---------------\4---------------|o|5---55555---5555\4---44444---4444|
D|o/7---------------\5---------------|o|7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|
A|-|----------------|----------------|-|----------------|----------------|
D|-/7---------------\5---------------|-|7---77777---7777\5---55555---5555|
    Am*              G*                 >       >        >       >

*Note: You may just want to play Am and G without
the G on the low D (as it would be somewhat of a stretch)

Verse 3
Turn the light out, say goodnight
No thinking for a little while
Lets not try to figure out
Everything at once
It's hard keeping track of you
Falling through the sky

Chorus 3
We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Bridge/Outro (Play the second part of the bridge over and over, throw in
some horns, etc.)