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Black Keys – 10 Am Automatic
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You think. Great band and subsequent great song.
A few pointers:
Dan uses a lot of distortion for this song. If available, a Boss D-1 Distortion Pedal
Fabulously with this song. Heavy on the reverb. Set your guitar to the rhythm channel or
Neck and middle pickups for the strat owners. Oh, and you're going to want to have a
Or bottleneck slide for this song (bottleneck, metal slides are the best, seeing as
What Dan uses).

Legend of symbols used in this tablature:
(n) = faint note
Bn = bend to note
Hn = hammer on to note
N~~ = vibrato
(x) = muted strumming
Rn = release bend to note

Introduction:
(slow bend)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------5-5--------------------------5-5-----------------5b6----|
D--5-5-5--x-3-3-3----5-5--------5-5-5--x-3-3-3----5-5--------5-5-5-----------|
A--5-5-5--x-3-3-3----3-3--------5-5-5--x-3-3-3----3-3--------5-5-5-----------|
E--3-3-3--x-1-1-1-(0)-------(0)-3-3-3--x-1-1-1-(0)-------(0)-3-3-3-----------|

(slide time)
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------10/12--(/0)------------------------|
G-------------5-5-------------10/12--(/0)----------------5-5-----|
D--x-3-3-3----5-5------5-5-5--10/12--(/0)----x-3-3-3-----5-5-----|
A--x-3-3-3----3-3------5-5-5-----------------x-3-3-3-----3-3-----|
E--x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-3-3-3-----------------x-1-1-1-(0)---------|(0)

After this, the song continues immediately:

Verse:

E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------5-5--------------------------------5-5------|
D--5-5-5----3-3-3-----5-5------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----5-5------|
A--5-5-5----3-3-3-----3-3------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----3-3------|
E--3-3-3----1-1-1-(0)------(0)-3-3-3--x-x-x---x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-|
P.M.
(slight)
What about the night makes you change?

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------5-5--------------5b6(r5)-------------5-5-----|
D--5-5-5--x-x-x--(x)-3-3-3-----5-5-----5-5-5------------x-3-3-3-----5-5-----|
A--5-5-5--x-x-x--(x)-3-3-3-----3-3-----5-5-5------------x-3-3-3-----3-3-----|
E--3-3-3--x-x-x--(x)-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-3-3-3------------x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-|

Go from sweet to deranged?

E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------5-5--------------------------------5-5------|
D--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3-----5-5------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----5-5------|
A--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3-----3-3------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----3-3------|
E--3-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-1-1-(0)------(0)-3-3-3--x-x-x---x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-|

What about my voice tells you who?

E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------5-5--------------------------------5-5------|
D--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3-----5-5------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----5-5------|
A--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3-----3-3------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----3-3------|
E--3-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-1-1-(0)------(0)-3-3-3--x-x-x---x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-|

Who's been wrong to you?

Chorus:

Crank out that distortion pedal now and give it some crunch
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------x--------x-x-x-----------------------------x-x-x------------------|
A---------x-1-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-1-3-3--x--------x-x-x------------------|
E--1-3-3--x--------x-x-x--------------------x-1-3-3--x-x-x------------------|

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------x-x-x-----------x-x-x----------------------------x-x-x------------|
A---------x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-1-3-3--x-------x-x-x------------|
E--1-3-3--x-x-x-----------x-x-x--------------------x-1-3-3-x-x-x------------|

You got pains like an addict. I'm leaving you.

E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------6~~-|
G--------------------------------------------------------------5b6-----|
D---------x-x-x-----------x-x-x----------------------------------------|
A---------x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-1-3-3--x-------------------|
E--1-3-3--x-x-x-----------x-x-x--------------------x-1-3-3-------------|

You got pains like an addict. 10 A.M. automatic.

2nd Verse:

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------5b6-----------------5-5------------5b6----------------5-5-----------|
D--5-5-5---------x-3-3-3-----5-5-----5-5-5---------x-3-3-3-----5-5-----------|
A--5-5-5---------x-3-3-3-----3-3-----5-5-5---------x-3-3-3-----3-3-----------|
E--3-3-3---------x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-3-3-3---------x-1-1-1--(0)----(0)-------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------10/12--------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------10/12---------------5-5-------------5b6--------------5-5-----------|
D--5-5-5--10/12--x-3-3-3------5-5------5-5-5-------x-3-3-3-----5-5-----------|
A--5-5-5---------x-3-3-3------3-3------5-5-5-------x-3-3-3-----3-3-----------|
E--3-3-3---------x-1-1-1--(0)------(0)-3-3-3-------x-1-3-3-(0)------(0)------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------5-5----------------------------------5-5-------|
D--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3------5-5------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3------5-5-------|
A--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3------3-3------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3------3-3-------|
E--3-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-1-1--(0)------(0)-3-3-3--x-x-x---x-1-1-1--(0)------(0)--|

I see darkness cover us.

E------------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
G--------5b6r5---------------5-5-------------------5b6--------------5-5------|
D--5-5-5---------x-3-3-3-----5-5------5-5-5--x-x-x-------x-3-3-3----5-5------|
A--5-5-5---------x-3-3-3-----3-3------5-5-5--x-x-x-------x-3-3-3----3-3------|
E--3-3-3---------x-1-1-1-(0)------(0)-3-3-3--x-x-x-------x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-|

And your car kicks up dust.

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------5-5--------------------------------5-5----------|
D--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3-----5-5------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----5-5----------|
A--5-5-5--x-x-x--x-3-3-3-----3-3------5-5-5--x-x-x---x-3-3-3----3-3----------|
E--3-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-1-1-(0)------(0)-3-3-3--x-x-x---x-1-1-1-(0)-----(0)-----|

What about my ways makes you doubt?

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------5-5-------------------------------------5-5------|
D--5-5-5--3h5--x-3-3-3------5-5------5-5-5--x-x-x--3h5--x-3-3-3-----5-5------|
A--5-5-5-------x-3-3-3------3-3------5-5-5--x-x-x-------x-3-3-3-----3-3------|
E--3-3-3-------x-1-1-1--(0)------(0)-3-3-3--x-x-x-------x-1-1-1-(-0)-----(0)-|

All these words from my mouth?

2nd Chorus:

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------x--------x-x-x-----------------------------x-x-x------------------|
A---------x-1-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-1-3-3--x--------x-x-x------------------|
E--1-3-3--x--------x-x-x--------------------x-1-3-3--x-x-x------------------|

(the part on the G-string is played by an overlapped guitar)
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------5b6r5p3-----5b6-5-3~~----------------------------------------------|
D---------x-x-x-----------x-x-x----------------------------x-x-x------------|
A---------x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-1-3-3--x-------x-x-x------------|
E--1-3-3--x-x-x-----------x-x-x--------------------x-1-3-3-x-x-x------------|

You got pains like an adict. I'm leaving you.

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------6~~---------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------5b6-------------|
D---------x--------x-x-x-----------------------------x-x-x------------------|
A---------x-1-3-3--x-x-x--x-1-3-3--x-1-3-3--x--------x-x-x------------------|
E--1-3-3--x--------x-x-x--------------------x-1-3-3--x-x-x------------------|

You got pains like an adict. 10 A.M. automatic.

Outro:

Ok, the outro is basically the intro played over and over again until the solo gets
It is played UNDER the solo and placed in the right channel while the solo is placed
In the left channel. Here is the solo, in basic form:

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------11-13-13--|
G---------------------------------------------10-10-12--/12~~--/12-----------|
D------------------------------------12p10~~~--------------------------------|
A----5b5.5r5~~~----5-5-3-5--7-9-10-------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--11----------------------------------------------11-13-13-11-13/15-15-15/18-|
G-----12--10-10/12-12/14-10--7--7~~~~~--10h12--/12----------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--18-18/20-20-20~~~---------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------5-5-5~~-------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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