Arctic Monkeys - Arabella Guitar Chords

Arctic Monkeys

garage rock, indie rock, modern rock, permanent wave

Song versions: 1 2 3 4
Chords: D5, E5, G5, E, A, G, A5, B5, C5, D#5
This is just the way I play it. Maybe not 100% correct.

Chords with ~ beside them should be played at a higher octave than indicated.

Riff (It was taking far too long to put all the chords in for the chorus
and they wouldn't fit with the lyrics so just play this repeatedly when
there's one of these (*), until it says otherwise! Listen to the song to
get the timing, it's easy enough. Sorry, I'm just lazy boned.)

D5 E5 G5~  D5 E5 A5~

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Intro:
E A G  x4


Verse 1:
                    E                             A
Arabella's got some interstellargator skin boots
      G                        E                                     A   G
And a helter skelter round her little finger and I ride it endlessly
            E                           A
She's got a Barbarella silver swimsuit
             G                      E
And when she needs to shelter from reality
                           A    G       D5 E5
She takes a dip in my daydreams


Chorus (1 Strum for each chord):
                      A5              G5   D5 E5
My days end best when the sunset gets itself behind
            A5           G5       D5  E5
That little lady sitting on the passenger side
               A5              G5            D5 E5
It's much less picturesque without her catching the light
            A5                         G5              *
The horizon tries but it's just not as kind on the eyes
    
*
   As Arabella,     oh
*
   As Arabella
*
   Just might've tapped into your mind and soul
*
   You can't be sure


E A G   x2


Verse 2:
   E                       A
Arabella's got a 70's head
            G
But she's a modern lover
        E                              A     G
It's an exploration she's made of outer space
        E                              A
And her lips are like the galaxy's edge
        G                   E                         A      G     D5 E5
And her kiss the colour of a constellation falling into place


Chorus:
                      A5              G5    D5 E5
My days end best when the sunset gets itself behind
            A5           G5        D5 E5
That little lady sitting on the passenger side
               A5              G5            D5 E5
It's much less picturesque without her catching the light
            A5                         G5              *
The horizon tries but it's just not as kind on the eyes
    
*
  As Arabella, oh
*
  As Arabella
*
  Just might've tapped into your mind and soul
*                   A5 B5 C5 (The last A5 in the riff is the start of the bridge)
  You can't be sure


Bridge:
C5                                   A5
  (That's magic) in a cheetah print coat
                             E5
(Just a slip) underneath it I hope
                              G5~
(Asking if) I can have one of those
                              C5
(Organic) cigarettes that she smokes
                                 A5
(Wraps her lips) round a Mexican Coke
                                    C5
(Makes you wish) that you were the bottle
                      D5           D#5
(Takes a sip) of your soul, and it sounds like


Solo:
*


Outro:
*
   Just might've tapped into your mind and soul
*                    D5 E5
   You can't be sure 

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