Tallest Man on Earth: King of Spain

Written by The Tallest Man on Earth (Kristian Mattson)
Released on The Wild Hunt (2010)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Capo 8th fret (sounding key Ab major)
Tuning: Open C (CGcgc'e')

I've only notated the significant stuff; all through the song runs the vigorous rhythm (strings of course approximate):

  :   .   .   .     :   
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---
|-0---0---0---0---|-0--- etc.
|-0-------0-------|-0---
|-0-------0-------|-0---
|-0---------------|-0---

So, e.g. at the begining of the tab, what is written down is not a melody line as such, but the tones that are emphasised or clearly heard, or actively changed, within the full chord.

Chords:
C      000000
Am     020200
F      520000
Am/e   420000
G7     002021
Dm7    200201 
  C                                                                G7
  :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .
|-0-----0-------0-|-----------0-----|-0-----0-------0-|------8-----7----|
|-0---0---2---2---|-0---0-0-0---2-0-|-0---0---0---0---|-0----0-----0----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|------0-----7----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|------0-----0----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  F                                   G
  :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .
|-1---------------|-----------------|-1/3-------------|-------------0---|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-------------0---|
|-2---------------|-----------------|-2/4-------------|-------------0---|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-------------0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  C
  :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .
|-0---------------|---------3-0-----|-0---------------|------8-----7----|
|-0---------------|-------------2-0-|-0---------------|------0-----0----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|------0-----7----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|------0-----0----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  F                                   G                        flageolet
  :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .
|-1---------------|-----------------|-1/3-------------|-3---0---5-------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---0---5-------|
|-2---------------|-----------------|-2/4-------------|-4---0---5-------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---0---5-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
[also interlude]
    C
    :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     
||--0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||*-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*||
||--0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||--0---------------|-0---0-2-2h4-4---|-0---------------|---------4p0 2p0--||
||*-0---0-0-0h2-2-2-|-0---------------|-0---0-0-0h2-2-2-|-0---0-0---------*||
||--0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0----------------||
  F                                   G                            G 
  :   .   .   .     :   .   .    .    :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .
|-1---------------|-----------------|-1/3-------------|------8-----7----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|------0-----0----|
|-2---------------|-----------------|-2/4-------------|------0-----7----|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|------0-----0----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  C
  :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----
|-0---------------|-0---0-2-2h4-4---|-0---
|-0---0-0-0h2-2-2-|-0---------------|-0---
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---
                     C
I never knew I was a lover, 
                                  Am
Just cause I steal the things you hide,
                               F        Am/e
Just cause I focus while we're dancing, 
G7                           C
  Just cause I offered you a ride. 
Still I am not from Barcelona, 
I am not even from Madrid.
I am a native of the North Pole
And that can mess up any kid.
        G7                    Dm7   
Well if you could reinvent my name, 
        G7                    Dm7 . . .-C | F 
Well if you could redirect my day, 
        G7
I wanna be the King of Spain. 
[main riff x2]

And I will settle in Pamplona
And I'll provoke the bulls with words
And then I'll send a man to meet them all
But he's fake, so I have heard.
And all the senoritas sighing,
Will be the fountain of my lies.
But while we're floating in siestas
You search for bottles and for knives.
Well if you could reinvent my name, 
Well if you could redirect my day,
I wanna be the King of Spain.
[interlude]

And I wear my boots of Spanish leather
Oh while I'm tightening my crown.
I'll disappear in some flamenco
Perhaps I'll reach the other side.
Why are you stabbing my illusion?
Just cause I stole some eagle's wings
Because you named me as your lover
Well, I thought I could be anything.
Well if you could reinvent my name, 
Well if you could redirect my day, 
I wanna be the King of Spain.
  Violent strumming             single chords
|-0----1----3---------1--------|--0----1---0---------------|
|-0----0----0---------0--------|--0----0---0---------------|
|-0----2----4---------2--------|--0----2---0---------------|
|-0----0----0---------0--------|--0----0---0---------------|
|-0----0----0---------0--------|--0----0---0---------------|
|-0----0----0---------0--------|--0----0---0---------------|