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