Australia 
APARTMENT, by custard 
Transcribed by David, [email protected] 
Dave of Custard actually showed me how to play this himself. He didn't show me 
everything. He showed me the first two riffs I've got here, and the last riff 
I've done my best to tab. It is quite an intricate arrangement that is 
deceptively clever. 
The great thing about Custard is always the high element of crap. So these 
transcriptions are impossible to accurately display that crap, so my advice is 
to strum as hard as possible, hit as many bum notes as possible and enjoy. 
This song is in  minor. 
Main Riff 
E--------------------------------------- 
B------------------------------5--4--3-- 
G---------------3--------------5--4--3-- 
D---5--5--3--5--3--5--3--5-----5--4--3-- 
A---5--5--3--5--3--5--3--5--3-----2--1-- 
E---3--3--3--3-----3--3--3-------------- 
Other Riff 
                                                     2ND TIME 
E---1717-1616-1515-15-16-1717-1717-1616-1515-141414-*-13-11 
B---------------------------------------------------*------ 
G---1414-1313-1212-12-13-1414-1414-1313-1212-111111-*-10-8- 
D---------------------------------------------------*------ 
A---------------------------------------------------*------ 
E---------------------------------------------------*------ 
There is another countermelody on top of this.  
(let as many notes ring as possible) 
                            first time   later..... 
E-------------------------*-----------*--8-8-8-7-6--- 
B--8---8---8----------6---*-----------*-------------- 
G----7---7---7---5--7---7-*-----------*-------------- 
D-------------------------*-9-9-9-8-7-*-------------- 
A-------------------------*-----------*-------------- 
E-------------------------*-----------*-------------- 
Chords 
Just follow the main riff for the verse chords. The break is played with 
E-shape barre chords (which is hard to do that fast)- G-G-G-G-A#-C-C#....then 
to C-C-C-C-D#-F-F# 
This is the final phrase in apartment: 
"Ive got good accomodation and I stay in all the time" 
then: 
E--18-18-15-15-17-17-15-18-18-15-15-17-17-15-22-22-20-22-15- 
B----------------------------------------------------------- 
this is only one variation...I tabbed this from the recovery show they 
did...but I think it is pretty close to the original. The thing is Dave plays a 
strat which I think doesnt have a 22nd fret, But Matt plays a Gibson SG which 
does...so maybe the last bit of that phrase is wrong. (or maybe Matt plays it) 
The lyrics are on the CD. But for those of you too stupid to go out and buy 
weisenheimer here they are: 
"I've got a new apartment baby, and it protects me from the lonely whistling 
streets, And i've got a new apartment baby, interior colour of red, and my only 
friend is my stereo receiver, playing my favourite song all night long, ahh, 
I've got a new apartment baby, interior colour of red, and I see a new  
appointment maybe advertised for me, and I've got a new singer and I've got a 
new song x2, and I whistle along, all night long, Ears sing to me!....I did not 
advertise a singer, I did not advertise this song...And I've got good 
accommodation and I stay in all the time..." 
Apartment by Custard 
Tabbed by Tim Mitchell ([email protected]) 
Lyrics definitely need corrections/additions. 
Intro riff 
--------------------8--8---7--7----6-- 
--------------------8--8---7--7----6-- 
--------------------9--9---8--8----7-- 
--------------------10-10--9--9----8-- 
-----------1-------------------------- 
3-3--1-1-1---3-1-3-------------------- 
 x 4 
I''ve got a new apartment baby. 
And it protects me from the lonely whistling streets. 
And I''ve got a new apartment baby the interior colour is red. 
And my only friend is my stereo receiver playing my favourite songs all night  
()long. 
 x 4 
I've got a new apartment baby, interior colour of red. 
And I see a new appointment maybe at the tux(?) for me. 
And I got a new singer and I got a new song. 
And I got a new singer and I got a new song. And I wish it was long all night  
()long (Is she coming?) 
Interlude 1 (w/ heavy distortion): 
The following are all E shaped barre chords. Listen for timing. The  
and  changes are very quick. 
I've got a new apartment baby. 
And it protects me from the whistling streets. 
And I got a new singer and I got a new song. 
I didn't ???????????but I wish it was long, all night (long) 
Interlude 2: 
Then I think they go up half a step 
Then back down again 
()take it all the time.