Guitar Tab – Electric President – Safe and Sound

This is an updated tab from the original one I submitted to ultimate-guitar a few months ago. Being as that site constantly voided any corrections I added to the tab, I figured it would be nice if people could find it one way or another.

As usual, WordPress likes to mess with formatting, so I uploaded a cleaner version of the tab in a text file.

The base key is A. Using this key, the chords are as follows:

E A D G B e
A x 0 2 2 2 0
E 0 2 2 1 0 0
D x x 0 2 3 2
F#m 2 4 4 2 2 2

Alternatively, you can play this with Capo 2 as such:

E A D G B e
G 3 2 0 0 3 3
D x x 0 2 3 2
C x 3 2 0 1 0
Em 0 2 2 0 0 0

Anyways, here’s how it looks without a capo. The chords change at the end of each line, but you can easily listen along to the song and figure it out since it follows the same pattern most of the time.

(Piano Chord Opening) A-A-A-A

A E
you took your hits, wear the bruises on the soles of your feet
D
well, whos to say if they’re deserved?
F#m
but you’re turning reckless now, I hear you saying through your teeth,
A
that you’ll take them down first
E
but I saw you flinch when the doctors got their claws in you
D
I saw your smile start to crack
F#m
it’s not so funny when you’re sunk and there ain’t nothing you can do
D
when your options are all dead ends
A
when there’s no way out
E D
I’ll let you build your home in me until the clocks run down
A
when your luck’s run out
E D
call me and I will come and fix you, get your feet on the ground
A
when there’s not way out
E A
call me and I will come and bury you, all safe and sound

A-A-A-A (power chords)

D A E
all this time, you’ve been drifting out with the tide, my friend
D A E
but you can have what’s mine, if it helps you stay afloat
D A E
if I close my eyes, it’s ’cause I can’t watch you drown anymore, my friend
D A E
but I’ll tell you lies if it helps you sleep at night
D A E
and the more we fight, the more we don’t get right, my friend
D A E
the more we fight, the more we don’t get right

A E D
I heard they broke you, that you gave in
F#M
that you dropped and the the fight had left you
A E D
but don’t you worry, it makes no difference
F#M
from the start your options were all dead ends
D A
when there’s no way out
E D
I’ll let you build your home in me until the clocks run down
A
when your luck’s run out
E D
call me and I will come and fix you, get your feet on the ground
A
when there’s no way out
E
call me and I will come and bury you, all safe and sound

The original submission can be found at http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/electric_president/safe_and_sound_crd.htm

Banjo and Guitar Tab: Kina Grannis – Pumped Up Kicks

Included in this post are Banjo and Guitar tabs for the Kina Grannis cover of Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People). I’m basing this off the youtube video she does with Imaginary friend guest playing the Banjo. As well, an original tab submitted by Nopcir at ultimate-guitar. I’ll prob work out the picking pattern for the guitar at some point, but for the moment anything sounds good as long as you keep the same pattern throughout.

WordPress formatted the page a little strange, but I also have a cleaner text version of the song.

For the Guitar, the Root Key is B, but she plays with Capo 5, so it looks like this:

—–E A D G B e
Em 0 2 2 0 0 0
G      3 2 0 0 3 3
D      x x 0 2 3 2
Am x 0 2 2 1 0
A     x 0 2 2 2 0

The Banjo is also playing with Capo 5:

—–g d G B D
Em x 2 0 0 2
G      0 0 0 0 0
D     x 0 2 3 4
Am x 2 2 1 2
A     2 2 2 2 2

The picking pattern for the Banjo sounds like:

D —–2———0———–4——–2—
B -0—-0—–0—-0——3—3—–1–1–
G —0—0—–0—-0——2—2—–2–2-
d 2———0———–0———2——-
g —————————————-
Em G
Robert’s got a quick hand
D Am
He’ll look around the room he won’t tell you his plan
Em G
Got a rolled cigarette
D Am
Hangin’ out his mouth, he’s a cowboy kid
Em G
Yeah, found a six-shooter gun
D Am
In his dads closet hidden with a box of fun things
Em G
I don’t even know what
D Am
But he’s comin’ for you, yeah he’s comin for you, hey
Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Outrun my gun
Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Faster than my bullet

Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Outrun my gun
Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Faster than my bullet
Em G
Daddy works a long day
D Am
He’ll be coming home late, he’s coming home late
Em G
And he’s bringing me a surprise
D Am
Cos’ dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice
Em G
I’ve waited for a long time
D Am
The slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger
Em G
I reason with my cigarette
D Am
And say your hair’s on fire you must have lost your wits, yeah
Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Outrun my gun
Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Faster than my bullet

Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Outrun my gun
Em G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
D
You’d better run, better run
A
Faster than my bullet