Kings Of Convenience - Rule My World Chords & Tabs

 

Rule My World Chords & Tabs

Kings Of Convenience Chords & Tabs

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Rule My World Tab

   
Rule My World by Kings Of Convenience
Tabbed by Simon Bance, 2012

Based on live recordings and the album version.

This track is a little tricky to recreate with two guitars because on the recorded 
version the melody is played with guitar (third guitar, overdubbed), whereas live it is added 
by the extra musicians playing violin etc.
Here I will try to show you how to play all possible guitar parts.

***Erlend***
Tuning; Standard capo 9

Intro / Main riff

x 0 2 0 1 0

x 5 4 2 0 0

x 5 4 0 3 0

x 5 4 0 0 2

Here is the tablature for the main riff. So that you can see the rhythm.
It is syncopated with heavy palm muting indicated by "x".
But the same rhythm is used through the whole song, so I will generally just give the 
chord shapes for the rest!

|------0-x---x--------0-x---x---|-------0-x---x---------0-x---x---|
|1-----1--------1-----1---------|0------0--------0------0---------|
|0-----0--------0-----0---------|2------2--------2------2---------|
|2-----2--------2-----2---------|4------4--------4------4---------|
|0--------------0---------------|5------5--------5------5---------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

0 2 0 2 0 0

0 2 0 1 0 0

"Morally..."
x 3 2 0 0 3

x 2 0 0 0 2

x 0 2 0 1 0

repeat the above 3 times and then last time play

x 5 4 0 3 0 (or with the 2nd string unfretted)

for 2 bars.

"To rule my world" Break
This bit is structurally different in the album recorded version but the chords are the same.

x 3 2 0 0 0

x 5 4 0 0 0

"To rule my world.." Chorus (later)
Drlend just plays the main riff, actually, but you have to listen to the version of the 
song that you are trying to follow and adjust certain chords accordingly.
for instance, you might want to play the bottom string open like so ( he does this live)...

x 3 2 0 0 0

x 5 4 0 0 0

0 5 4 0 0 0

0 5 4 0 0 2

The extra harmonies come from the other guitars on the recording and also from the 
string instruments accompanying in the arrangement.

Verse

|------0-x---x--------0-x---x---|-------0-x---x---------0-x---x---|
|1-----1--------1-----1---------|0------0--------0------0---------|
|0-----0--------0-----0---------|2------2--------2------2---------|
|2-----2--------2-----2---------|4------4--------4------4---------|
|0--------------0---------------|5------5--------5------5---------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

In the album version there is also a finger-picked section at the end...

|--------------0-----------------|--------------------------------|
|----1---------------1-----------|--------------0-----------------|
|----------0-----------------0---|----2-----2---------2-------2---|
|--------2---------------2-------|--------4---------------4-------|
|0-------------------------------|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------------0-----------------|--------------2-----------------|
|----3---------------3-----------|---0----------------0-----------|
|----------0-----------------0---|---------0------------------0---|
|--------4---------------4-------|-------4----------------4-------|
|5-------------------------------|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/k/kings_of_convenience/rule_my_world_tab.html ]
|--------------0-----------------|--------------------------------|
|----1---------------1-----------|--------------0-----------------|
|----------0-----------------0---|----2-----2---------2-------2---|
|--------2---------------2-------|--------4---------------4-------|
|3-------------------------------|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------------0-----------------|--------------2-----------------|
|----3---------------3-----------|---0----------------0-----------|
|----------0-----------------0---|---------0------------------0---|
|--------4---------------4-------|-------4----------------4-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|0-------------------------------|3-------------------------------|

|--------------0-----------------|--------------------------------|
|----1---------------1-----------|--------------0-----------------|
|----------0-----------------0---|----2-----2---------2-------2---|
|--------2---------------2-------|--------4---------------4-------|
|0-------------------------------|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------------0-----------------|--------------2-----------------|
|----3---------------3-----------|---0----------------0-----------|
|----------0-----------------0---|---------0------------------0---|
|--------4---------------4-------|-------4----------------4-------|
|5-------------------------------|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|----3---------3-----------------|---2----------2-----------------|
|----------0---------0-------0---|---------0----------0-------0---|
|--------------------------------|-------0----------------0-------|
|--------2---------------2-------|--------------------------------|
|3-------------------------------|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------2-----------------------||
|----0-3-------------------------||
|--0-----------------------------||
|4-------------------------------||
|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------||

***Erlend***
Tuning; Standard (no capo)

Main riff:

2 4 2 2 2 2

7 9 9 8 7 7

0 7 6 8 0 0

break :
x 4 6 4 7 4

x 4 6 4 6 4

"Only, someone who's morally.."
5 7 6 6 5 x

4 6 4 4 4 x

2 4 2 2 2 x

"To rule my world..." This is hard to work out from the recordings but I think I have it 
quite close.

2 4 2 2 2 2

7 9 9 8 7 7

0 7 6 8 0 0

0 7 6 8 0 0

5 x 6 6 5 x

7 x 9 8 7 x

x 4 6 4 5 x

If you want to play the melody on guitar, here it is...
Use standard tuning with capo on the 9th fret. You can also play it in different neck 
positions, and without the capo,
but this position sounds authentic due to the tonal character.

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|----2-------0---2---0---2---4---|
|2-----2-2---0---2---0---2-------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------0---|
|0-----0-0-------0-------0---4---|----4-------0---4---0---4-------|
|-----------2--------2-----------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

That is all for now. I hope that this guide will help you work it out. I plan to maybe 
start making some video tutorials on Youtube which could help even more.
Simon :)

| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
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