Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW- Gotye (feat. Kimbra)
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Tabbed by: Jimmy Lynch
Email: jimmy.lynch@live.com.au

Tuning: Standard (Capo on 5th Fret)


[Verse Rhythm]

Am G
e----0----x-x----3----x-x----|
B----1----x-x----3----x-x----|
G----2----x-x----0----x-x----|
D----2----x-x----0----x-x----|
A----0----x-x----2----x-x----|
E---------x-x----3----x-x----|


[Melody Fill] (0:04)

e|------------0-1-3-0-------|
B|------3-3------------3-3--|
G|--2-2---------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|--------------------|
B|--1-1--0-0----------|
G|------------2-2--0--|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

e|------------0-1-3-0-------|
B|------3-3------------3-3--|
G|--2-2---------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|-----------------3--|
B|-------0---------1--|
G|--2-2-----2-2----2--|
D|-----------------2--|
A|-----------------0--|
E|--------------------|


[Chorus Rhythm]

Am G F G
e----0----x-x----3----x-x----x----x-x----3----x-x----|
B----1----x-x----3----x-x----1----x-x----3----x-x----|
G----2----x-x----0----x-x----2----x-x----0----x-x----|
D----2----x-x----0----x-x----3----x-x----0----x-x----|
A----0----x-x----2----x-x----3----x-x----2----x-x----|
E---------x-x----3----x-x----x----x-x----3----x-x----|

Please email any feedback to jimmy.lynch@live.com.au



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| x Dead note

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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW - Gotye (feat. Kimbra)
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Tabbed by: Jimmy Lynch
Email: jimmy.lynch@live.com.au

Tuning: Standard

Song: Somebody That I Used to Know
Artist: Gotye (feat. Kimbra)

Submitted by Jimmy Lynch

[Verse Rhythm]

Dm C

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-----x----x-x---x----x-x----|
A|----12----x-x---10---x-x----|
E|----10----x-x---8----x-x----|

Or you can play

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----x----x-x----x----x-x----|
D|----7----x-x----5----x-x----|
A|----5----x-x----3----x-x----|
E|----------------------------|

[Melody Fill]
(0:04)

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------10-11-13-10-------|
G|-------12-12-------------12-12-|
D|-12-12-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

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

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------10-11-13-10-------|
G|-------12-12-------------12-12-|
D|-12-12-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------0--|
B|------------------------15--|
G|------------------------14--|
D|--12-12---14---12-12----12--|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

[Fill]

(0:48)

e|----------------------------|
B|------------13--------------|
G|--14~----------14--12-------|
D|----------------------12----|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|------------13--------------|
G|--------14-----14--12-------|
D|--14-12--------------12-12--|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

Fill (1:03)

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--14~--------14~-------14~-12~-12~\10---14~-|
D|-----14b\12~----14b\10~--------------12-----|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

[Chorus Rhythm]

(1:33)

Dm C Bb C

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|---x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x--x--|
A|--12--x--x--10-x--x--8--x--x--10--x--x--|
E|--10--x--x--8--x--x--6--x--x--8---x--x--|

[Chorus Fills]

e|------------------|----------------------------|
B|----13------------|-------13-------------------|
G|--14--12-14-------|--12-14--12-14--12---12-14--|
D|------------15----|------------------10--------|
A|--------------15--|----------------------------|
E|------------------|----------------------------|

[Post Chorus Fill]
(2:18)

e|----------------------------|
B|------------13--------------|
G|--14-----------14--12-------|
D|----------------------12----|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|------------13--------------|
G|--------14-----14--12-------|
D|--14-12--------------12-12--|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

[Fill]
(2:47)

e|---------------|-----------|--------------------|
B|---------------|--13-------|----------13--------|
G|--------14-12--|----14-12--|----14-12----14-12--|
D|--14-12--------|-----------|--14----------------|
A|---------------|-----------|--------------------|
E|---------------|-----------|--------------------|

Please send any feedback or queries to jimmy.lynch@live.com.au
I hope that this tab has been helpful to you all :)


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| x Dead note
| ~ Vibrato

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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#-- File created with Instab - http://www.pconline.com/~smcarey/instab.html --#
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Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

m mute

* Play in relatively same position as tab.

Tuning (eb A D G B E), Down ~ 10%, (eb, D) Down ~ 20%
Live Standard Tuning, Down ~ 10%
Bedroom Tuning* (eb A D G B E)
Key: (D + C#)



----|-----------|---------------|--|-1--1--------|
----|-----------|---------------|--|-3--3--------|
----|----x------|-x------x------|--|-------------|
----|----x------|-x------x------|--|-------------|
----|-5----3-3--|---5-5----3-3--|--|-------------|
----|-----------|---------------|--|-------------|


G1 Intro Fill 1




----|-----------------|--|
----|-----------------|--|
----|-x------x--------|--|
----|-x------x--------|--|
----|---3-5----3-3-3--|--|
----|-----------------|--|


G1 Verse



----|--------------------------------------------------------|
----|--------------------------------------------------------|
----|--------------------------------------------------------|
----|-18---21--18------------------18---21--18---------------|
----|-------------21---16---19--21-------------21--16---16---|
----|--------------------------------------------------------|


G2 Fill 2



----|-----------------------------|--|
----|-----------------------------|--|
----|-x------x------x------x------|--|
----|-x------x------x------x------|--|
----|---5-5----3-3----1-1----3-3--|--|
----|-----------------------------|--|


G1 Chorus




----|-------19----------|----------------19----------------|
----|-20--------19--20--|--------19-21-------19--21--------|
----|-------------------|-21------------------------20-20--|
----|-------------------|----21----------------------------|
----|-------------------|----------------------------------|
----|-------------------|----------------------------------|


G2 Chorus Fill
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Somebody that I used to know - Gotye

in fig.1, the high strings are very heavily muted.
you almost can't hear a pitch, but i'm pretty sure it's there.


<........fig.1.........> <......alt fig.1.......> <..........fig.5.......>
Dm C Dm C C
|-----------------------| |-------1----------0----| |-----------------------|
|-------6----------5----| |-------3----------1----| |-------5----------5----|
|-------7----------5----| |-------2----------0----| |-------5----------5----|
|-------7----------5----| |-0--------0------------| |-------5----------5----|
|-5--------5--3-------3-| |-------------3-------3-| |-3--------3--3-------3-|
|-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-----------------------|
pm___ pm___

<.....................fig.3.....................>
Dm C Bb C
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------6----------5----|-------3----------5----| * you can use alt fig.1 chords for
|-------7----------5----|-------3----------5----| fig.3 and fig.5
|-------7----------5----|-------3----------5----|
|-5--------5--3-------3-|-1--------1--3-------3-|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|



[intro]
(play fig.1 x2 by itself first)

play with fig.1

Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------^5----||
|-----------------------|-10-11-13-10-----------|-----------------------|-----------------^6----||
|-------------12---12---|-------------12--------|-7-----7-----------9---|-7-----7---------^7----||
|-10----10--------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||


[verse 1]
(fig.1)
Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C
Now and then I think of when we were together
Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Dm C Dm C
Told myself that you were right for me
Dm C Dm C
But felt so lonely in your company
Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember


[interlude]
Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
||10--------------|--------13----10|----------------|----------------| * with heavy vibrato
||----------------|----------------|12--------------|----------------|
||----------------|----------------|------12--------|--------14----12|
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|10--------------|--------13----10|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|12--------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|------12----12--|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


[Verse 2]
(play with fig.1)
You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness Like resignation to the end Always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad that it was over


[chorus]

Dm C Bb C Dm C Bb C
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|--10------------|--------13------|--10------------|----------------|
|----------------|--------------12|--------------12|--10----------12|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
And I don't even need your love But you treat me like a stranger And that feels so rough

Dm C Bb C Dm C Bb C
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|--10------------|--------13------|--10------------|----------------|
|----------------|--------------12|----------------|10--------12--12|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

You didn't have to stoop so low Have your friends collect your records And then change your
Dm C Bb C Dm C Bb C
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|--10------------|--------13------|--10------------|----------------|
|----------------|--------------12|--------------12|--10----------12|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
number I guess that I don't need that though Now you're just somebody that I used to know


[intro, with fig.4]

[interlude]


[verse 3]
(with fig.1)
Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
Dm C Bb C Dm C Dm
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done

(with fig.5)
C C C C
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|10--------------|--------13----10|----------------|
|--------9-------|------12--------|----------------|------12--------|
|--------------12|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
And I don't wanna live that way Reading into every
C C C C
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|--------------10|----------------|--------13----10|----------------|
|--------9-------|------12--------|----------------|------12--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
word you say You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know...


[chorus]


[outro] (same chords as chorus, and fig.2)
Dm C Bb C
I used to know
Dm C Bb C
That I used to know x2
Dm C Bb C
Somebody...
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Thought the way I play this was easier/more accurate.

Gotye - Somebody that I used to know

Capo on 5, all frets are relative to the capo.

[Intro/Background]
(through whole song)

Am G Am G

e|-----0--------2-------0--------2------|
B|-----1--------2-------1--------2------|
G|-----2--------0-------2--------0------|
D|-----2--------0-------2--------0------|
A|--0--0---0----2----0--0---0----2------|
E|-----------3--3--3----------3--3--3---|


[Xylophone part]

e|----------0-1-3-0---------------------||----------0-1-3-0---------------------|
B|------3-3---------3--1-1-0-0----------||------3-3---------3-------------------|
G|--0-0------------------------2-2-0----||--0-0----------------2-2-2h4--2-2-2h4-|
D|--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|



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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
This is my second tab for this song. This one is slightly different but more
accurate. The other one is just how I like to play it while singing and it's
listed as "Somebody I Used To Know."

Standard Tuning

Capo 5

Chords used
Am G F
e|--0--|--3--|--1--|
B|--1--|--0--|--1--|
G|--2--|--0--|--2--|
D|--2--|--0--|--3--|
A|--0--|--2--|--3--|
E|--x--|--3--|--1--|


[Intro & Verses 1 & 2]

Am G Am G
e|----------------------------------|
B|----1-------0--------1------0-----|
G|----2-------0--------2------0-----|
D|----2-------0--------2------0-----|
A|--0---0-----------0----0----------|
E|---------3-----3----------3----3--|


[Chorus]

Am G F G
e|----------------------------------|
B|----1-------0--------1------0-----|
G|----2-------0--------2------0-----|
D|----2-------0--------3------0-----|
A|--0---0---------------------------|
E|---------3-----3--1----1--3----3--|


[Interlude & Verse 3]
(part 1)

Am G Am G
e|----------------------------------|
B|----1-------0--------1------0-----|
G|----2-------0--------2------0-----|
D|----2-------0--------2------0-----| Play this until the line "But I don't
A|--0---0-----------0----0----------| want to live that way..."
E|---------3-----3----------3----3--|


[Verse 3]
(part 2)

Am G F G(strummed)
e|----------------------------3-----|
B|----1-------0--------1------0-----|
G|----2-------0--------2------0-----|
D|----2-------0--------3------0-----|
A|--0---0---------------------2-----|
E|---------3-----3--1----1----3-----|


[Chorus]

(through the rest of the song)

Am G F G
e|----------------------------------|
B|----1-------0--------1------0-----|
G|----2-------0--------2------0-----|
D|----2-------0--------3------0-----|
A|--0---0---------------------------|
E|---------3-----3--1----1--3----3--|

The last note is 'Am' plucked

e|-----|
B|--1--|
G|--2--|
D|--2--|
A|--0--|
E|-----|

Lyrics


[Verse 1]

Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember


[Verse 2]

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over


[Chorus]

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now you're just somebody that I used to know
Now you're just somebody that I used to know


[Verse 3]
(part 1)

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done


[Verse 3]
(part 2)

But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know


[Chorus]

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

[x2]
Somebody
(I used to know)
Somebody
(Now you're just somebody that I used to know)

(I used to know)
(That I used to know)
(I used to know)
Somebody
Song info
Somebody That I Used To Know
Gotye
2001
  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • Downtempo
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