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Artist: The National
 Album: Alligator
  Song: Abel

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/national/10_abel.html]

Tabbed by: Uncredited



Chords:
C F5 G

guitar 2:
e|----------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------
D|----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-
A|----------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------

changes to this

e|--------------------------
B|-------10------10---------
G|--9-10----9-10----9-10-12-
D|--------------------------
A|--------------------------
E|--------------------------

e|---------------------------------------------
B|----------------10-------10-------10-------10
G|--9-10-12--9-10-----9-10-----9-10-----9-10---
D|---------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------10-------10-------10-------10
G|--9-10-12--9-10-12--9-10-12--9-10-12--9-10-----9-10-----9-10-----9-10---
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------

e|------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------
G|--9-10-12--9-10-12--9-10-12--9-10-12
D|------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------

[notes]
now back to very first riff, guitar 1 strumming pattern gets faster
and more regular during the second riff above and slows down again
when guitar 2 goes back to the first one
(watch the video if you need help you can pick up some stuff from there)

Now the bridge - this is gonna take ages:

guitar 1:

e|--5--8---12--10--8---3---
B|--5--8---8---8---8---3---
G|--5--9---9---9---9---4---
D|--7--10--10--10--10--5---
A|--7--x---x---x---x---x---
E|--x--x---x---x---x---x---

[notes]
second or third time around add a pinkie
on the last chord and play this: xx5435

a note of caution, the above is how I play it as its a little easier
to get around the board, I think they might be playing this:
x10x988
with the changes as described above of course. Please remember this
chord type with a string muted when I tab guitar two for the bridge as
you can change those to this type also. They play the same to begin
with and just change the final chord which is below

Guitar 2: x9x877