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Subject: a/afghan_whigs/gentlemen_album.tab
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 13:27:28 -0400
From: Cooperacion Tecnica Sueca 

GENTLEMEN - The Album
---------
By

AFGHAN WHIGS
(Elektra/Sub Pop #61501-2)

Compiled by Manuel Zanzi (ubvchile@reuna.cl)

Contains(*=with basslines):
If I were Going *
Gentlemen
Be sweet *
Debonair *
When we two parted *
Fountain and Fairfax
What jail is like
My Curse
Now you know
I keep coming back *

Credits goes to:
Lee Bochicchio (u2lb@csc.liv.ac.uk) for be sweet guitar transcriptions
Michael J. Mann  for My Curse transcription
Brian Ebbitt (sten@ix.netcom.com) for Now you know intro
The rest Transcribed by Manuel Zanzi(ubvchile@reuna.cl)(I worked like hell
so a little feedback is welcome, corrections too of course)

IF I WERE GOING
---------------

Riff1:
Guitar:
e--------------------------------------------------|
B------8----8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7-7---3---3-3---|
G------9h11-11-11-11-11-11-9---6---6-6---0---0-0---|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--0-----------------------------------------------|

Bass:
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A--7------------------------(9or10or12)--(9or10or12)-|
E----(let ring)--------------------------------------|


Riff2:
Guitar:
e-------------------------------------------------------|
B--8/10-10-10-10-10-88888-8---8/10-10-10-10-10-8888-8---|
G--7/9--9--9--9--9--99999-7---7/9--9--9--9--9--9999-7---|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|

Bass:
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A-/10----------------------------(7or12)-----------------|
E-----(let ring)-----------------------------------------|

Riff3:
Guitar:
e---------------------------|
B----8----8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G----9h11-11-11-11-11-11-9--|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E-0-------------------------|

Bass:
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A----------------------------|
E-0--------------------------|

Riff1x15
Riff2x4
Riff3x4
Riff1x4
Riff2x4
Riff3x4(fade out)

GENTLEMEN
---------

Riff1:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-/9-9-9-9--4-4-4-/7-7-7-/12---4--4-4-/9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--/12-/14-|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-2-2-2-/7-7-7-7--2-2-2-/5-5-5-/10---2--2-2-/7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--/10-/12-|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Continued...
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-/9-9-9-9--4-4-4-/7-7-7-/12---4--4-4-/9-9-9-9--7-5-4-b-4-4----|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
-2-2-2-/7-7-7-7--2-2-2-/5-5-5-/10---2--2-2-/7-7-7-7--5-3-2-b-2-2----|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff2:
 B             C B                A       G
-7-7-7---7---7-8-7-7-E A D G B E
-----------
      1 1 1   9th fr.
-----------
          2  -|              lift/press these fingers at
-----------  --------------------------------------------------|              the appropriate points to get
          3  -|------------- a reasonable version of the solo--|
-----------  --------------------------------------------------|              a little futher into the solo, slide
          4  -|              about 4 frets up un the neck (12) - I think!
-----------                  If anyone has a more accurate tab than this,
                             let me know!
-----------

The song proceeds verse/chorus etc.

Bridge/Whatever You Call It

    (play twice)            (let ring)
e|--1--1--1----0--0--0----0------------------|
B|--1--1--1----1--1--1----3------------------|  Back into verse...
G|--2--2--2----2--2--2----2------------------|
D|--3--3--3----2--2--2-----------------------|
A|--3--3--3----0--0--0-----------------------|
E|--1--1--1----------------------------------|

The end part (best bit IMHO) is :

   (strum pretty loosely - listen to the record, you'll get the idea)
e|-------------1--1--1------5--5--5-------8---8---8-----------|
B|-------------1--1--1------5--5--5-------8---8---8-----------|
G|-------------2--2--2------6--6--6-------9---9---9-----------|
D|-------------3--3--3------7--7--7-------10--10--10----------|
A|-------------3--3--3------7--7--7-------10--10--10----------|
E|-------------1--1--1------5--5--5-------8---8---8-----------|

   ...you be sweet,        be sweet,      be sweet...

Bass riffs:

Verse
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|
A--5---5----3----3-----------(8)------------------------|
E-----------------------------6------------6-(8)--------|
                                           ()=played sometimes

pre solo
G----------------------------|
D-7-8-------7-8-(7)----------|
A----------------------------|
E-------6------------6--(8)--|
repeat 3 times then

G----------------------------|
D-7-8-------7-8---8--/----0--|
A----------------------------|
E-------6--------------------|
then:

guitar solo
G------7-7---5---5-5------------------------------------|
D-----------------------7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|
A---5---------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------6----------6--(8)---------|

solo (continued...)
G-------7---5-----5-------------------------------------|
D-----------------------7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|
A---5---------3-3---------------------------------------|
E------------------------------6-----------6--(8)-------|

solo (continued...)
G-------7--7------5---5---------------------------------|
D-----7---7-----5----5--7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|
A---5--------3------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------6-----------6--(8)-------|

Back to verse

Bridge
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A-0--0--0----0------------------5---5---5----5---5--5---5----5--|
E----------------1--1--1----1-----------------------------------|

Back to verse

end (almost like the bridge)
G-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-0--0--0-----0----------------3--3--3---3---3---3--3---3---|
E----------------1--1--1----1-------------------------------|


DEBONAIR
--------

Intro:
Guitar reapeats this chord (listen to rhe song for rhythm)
E-12-
B-12-
G-12- =Em
D-x--
A-x--
E-x--

Bass plays this riff:
G--------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|
E-0-r------3p2h3-5/7----5--3--2--| x4

Chorus:
Guitar:
 _______________________ THIS PART IS PLAYED AT THE END OF THE INTRO
e------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5--|
D------------------------------------------|
A-9--9--9--9--10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3--|  x4
E------------------------------------------|
Bass
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3--|  x4
E-2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3-------------------|

Verse:
Guitar plays this chord with some variations(add extra note):
  Em
e---------|
B--8------|
G--9-(11)-|
D--9------|
A---------|
E---------|

bass plays:
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------(2)<<<E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12/7-7-7-7-7/10-10-10/12-|

G-----------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12/7-7-7-7-5h7-3-3/12-|

G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12/7-7-7-7-7/10-10-10/12-|

G-----------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-12-12-12-12-12/15-15-15-15/7---5---3---2---0--|
(something like that; improvise!!)

3rd Chorus
Both guitar and bass as 1st chorus

solo
guitar plays something like
e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G-4--7--9--9-b-b-b--Two-----|
D---------------------------|
A-2--5--7--7-b-b-b--times---|
E---------------------------|

then it goes into something like
(very unsure about this part, but this is how i play it)
e------------------7--x-7-/-12--x-12--12brbrbr12p10h12---x-x--x-x--x--|
B------------------8--x-8-/-12--x-12--------------------12-x-12-x-12--|
G-4--7---9--b--b---9--x-9-/-12--x-12--------------------12-x-12-x-12--|
D------------------9--x-9---------------------------------------------|
A-2--5---7--b--b------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|

continued...
e----------------------------------10bbbbbr-------------|
B--12brbrbr12/10-8-8--x-8--8/10/12----------------------|
G------------------9--x-9-------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|

Bass plays
G--------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|
A--2---2----------------------------2--|  x4
E------------0----0--3---3----0---0----|

verse

bridge

Chorus twice
(as first chorus)

end on em (079987)

WHEN WE TWO PARTED
------------------
This song contains just one chord: B
I'll tab the bass parts and some of the guitar.
For the lead guitar just improvise with some B-scale with a lot of bends
and harmonics.

Bass1
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A--7b9r7----6-----------------|
E-----------------7--7--7--7--|
Bass2
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--------------------------|
E--------------------------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
Bass3
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E--4--4---4----5---5--5----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-------|
Just arpeggiate
this chord
   B
e--7----------------------------------------------------------------|
B--7------------------------------7---------------------------------|
G--8---suugestions:---9br--8--------8----8--or-------------8--------|
D--9---------------------------9-------9--------repeat-9-9-----9----|
A--9----------------------------------------------------------------|
E--7----------------------------------------------------------------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/a/afghan_whigs/gentlemen_tab.html ]
the shrieky chord that comes in later in the song goes something like this:
bass3 comes in here
(...Yourself)
e--14---14---14--11-11--12---12---12--11-11--11---11---11-12-11-12-11-12-11-|
B--12---12---12--12-12--12---12---12--12-12--12---12---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
G--11---11---11--11-11--11---11---11--11-11--11---11---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

FOUNTAIN AND FAIRFAX
--------------------
intro/outro:
e-0--0--0--0--0-----0---0-0--0---|
B-0--------0-----0---------------|
G--------------------------------|
D--------------------------------| x4
A--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|

Verse riff:
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12--10--8--10-8-10--7--8-7--5--7---5-------------------------------| a second
G--------------------------------------------------------------------| Guitar plays
D--------------------------------------- this constantly:e-0--0-0-0--|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------| x4 as intro

then 4 times with bass, drums, lyrics.
bass:
G--------------------------|
D--------------------------|
A--------------------------| x2
E-0----2-(3)--7----10--12--|

Chorusriff1
e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12b13r-------12b13r------12b14r12--12-10-12/13--13-12-12--10--|
G-------12------------12----------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|
continued
e----------------------------------------------------------|
B-12b13r-------12b13r------12b14r----15/12-10-8-7-8-7/12---|
G-------12------------12----------12-----------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

Bass
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------C#m - B - G# - A
         C#m - B - G# - A
         C#m - C#m - C#m - C#m C#m - C#m - C#m - C#m <

Chorus:  B - C#m - E - E  3 or 4 times

Chords:
C#m:  x46654
B:    x2444x
G#:   466544
A:    577655
E:    07999x

Riff under  C#m - B - G# - A progression is something like:
(it IS hard to tab piano-stuff)
e-------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------6---------------6---------------6---------|
D------7--9-----9--7----7--9----9--7----7--9----9--7----|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E--9-----------------7----------------4-----------------|
Continued...
e---------------------------------|
B--7--9--7------------------------|
G-----------9--7---9-(6)----------|
D---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|
E---------------------9...repeat--|

lead under chorus
   B        C#m     E       E
e--22222222/4444444/121212121212/1515------|
B--44444444/5555555/121212121212/1515------|
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

MY CURSE
--------


Chords used in this song:
E]-|1|-|-|-|    E]-|-|-|-|-|    E]-|-|4|-|-|
B]-|-|2|-|-|    B]-|-|-|-|-|    B]1|-|-|-|-|
G]-|-|-|4|-|    G]-|-|-|-|-|    G]-|-|-|-|-|
D]-|-|-|3|-|    D]-|2|-|-|-|    D]-|2|-|-|-|
A]-|1|-|-|-|    A]-|1|-|-|-|    A]-|-|3|-|-|
e]x|x|x|x|x|    e]-|-|-|-|-|    e]x|x|x|x|x|
     Bm              Em               C

E]-|-|-|-|4|    E]-|-|4|-|-|    E]-|2|-|-|-|
B]-|-|1|-|-|    B]-|-|3|-|-|    B]-|-|3|-|-|
G]-|-|-|-|-|    G]-|-|-|-|-|    G]-|1|-|-|-|
D]-|-|-|2|-|    D]-|-|-|-|-|    D]-|-|-|-|-|
A]-|-|-|-|3|    A]-|1|-|-|-|    A]x|x|x|x|x|
e]x|x|x|x|x|    e]-|-|2|-|-|    e]x|x|x|x|x|
     D4               G               D


Bm     Em     C       D4
            Hurt me baby
Bm     Em     C       D4
         I   flinch so when you
Bm     Em     C       D4
do.      Your kisses  scourge me.
Bm     Em     C       D4
            Hyssop in your per-
Bm     Em     C       D4
fume.   Oh
 I do not fear you.
Bm     Em     C       D4
          And slave I only
Bm     Em     C       D4
use      as a word to de-
Bm         Em          C (hold
 drums enter)
scribe the special way I feel for you.

Bm     Em     C       D4}
                        }  Guitar break
Bm     Em     C       D4}

Bm     Em     C       D4
          You look like me.
Bm     Em     C       D4
       And I look like no one
Bm     Em     C       D4
else.    We need no other.
Bm     Em     C
         As long   as we
G               D
have ourselves.
C     D4     C      D4

G              D
  But I won't cry about it
C     D4       C      D4
Every time you get obsessed and
C     D4     C (hold)
Every time I came undressed.
Bm     Em     C       D4}
                        }
Bm     Em     C       D4}
                        }  Guitar solo
Bm     Em     C       D4}
                        }
Bm     Em     C       D4}


Bm     Em     C       D4
        All ugly thoughts are
Bm     Em     C       D4
gone.   I'm sure we'll all be
Bm     Em     C       D4
friends. I'll try to break your
Bm     Em     C       D4
back.  You'll try to make a-
Bm     Em     C       D4
mends.  Curse softly to me
Bm     Em     C       D4
baby   and smother me in your
Bm     Em     C       D4
love.    Temptation   comes
Bm        Em             C
not from Hell
 but from above.  And there's

G            Em
blood on my teeth when I
C                 Em
bite my tongue to speak.  Zip me
G              Em
down
 kiss me there
 I can
C       D4   C     D4
smile now
        you won't
C       D4   C     D4
find out        ever!

Bm     Em     C       D4
            Hurt me baby
Bm     Em     C       D4
         I   flinch so when you
Bm     Em     C       D4
do.      Your kisses  scourge
Bm     Em     C       D4
me.         Hyssop in your per-
Bm     Em     C       D4
fume.   Oh
 I do not fear you.
Bm     Em     C       D4
     And   slave   I   only
Bm       Em        C       D4
use as a word to describe  the

Bm     Em        C
way I feel when I'm with you.

G              D

C     D4       C      D4

G              D
  if I have to lie about it
C     D4       C      D4
every time I came undressed
G              D

C     D4       C      D4

C     D4       C (Hold - end)

NOW YOU KNOW
------------

Intro w/ slide (listen for the pattern)
e---------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------|
g--12--9--12--9--12--9--7---5---3---5--3--1---|
d--12--9--12--9--12--9--7---5---3---5--3--1---|
a---------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|


verse
   E(m)            D5              C5
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--9--9-9--9--9-9--7--7-7--7--7-7--5--5--5--5/7/5--5--5/7/5--5/9---|
D--9--9-9--9--9-9--7--7-7--7--7-7--5--5--5--5/7/5--5--5/7/5--5/9---|
A--7--7-7--7--7-7--5--5-5--5--5-5--3--3--3---------3---------3/7---|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
x3 and then the same chords but in the basic posisions (and without the
slide part):
(... watch you chew)
Em(022000) D5(x0023x) C(33201x) C
x2

intro part again

then verse again but the first part(the powerchord'n'slide part) is played
just twice
then

bridge
 E5   F#5 G5
e----------------|
B----------------|
G----------------|
D-2-x-4-x-5--5---| x8
A-2-x-4-x-5--5---|
E-0-x-2-x-3--3---|

then
e------------------------------|
B------------------------------|
G------------------------------|
D-7-7-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-10--10-10--|
A-7-7-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-10--10-10--| x 3
E-5-5-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-8---8--8---|

then again the E5-F#5-G5 thing x4

then verse again

I KEEP COMING BACK
------------------
intro/verse bass
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-9--8--6--4--2--4--2--/4-4-2--1-------------------1-4---4-6-8-9-|
E---------------------------------4--4/6-6-2---2-4---------------|

Verse guitar:
(I play it with capo on fret 6, but the tab is NOT relative to capo)
e------------------------9p6-----------------------------------|
B--7---7--6---------7--------9-7---7---------------7-9p7p6-----|
G----6------6-----8---8----------8-------8h9p8-------------6---|
D-------------8/10---------------------9--------8------------6-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|
Continued..
e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----7-9p7p6-------------------------7-9p7p6-----7-9p7p6-------|
G-------------6--------------8h9p8------------6-----------6-----|
D-(6)-----------6h8p6---6--9-------8------------6------------6--|
A---------------------9-----------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|
Continued..
e------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------6--7(from beginning)-|
G-----6-----6---------------6----6--8------------------------|
D-(6)---6h8---8-------6--8-----------------------------------|
A---------------9--9-----------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge1
(and I cant understand....(2:24))
Bass
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A-/9-----2-----4-4-4-4-4-4--|
E---------------------------|
Guitar:
e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A-/9------------------------|
E--------7-----9-9-9-9-9-9--|

Bridge2
(baby i realize...(3:04))
bass
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--9----9/4----4/6---6--6---6/2--1-----------|
E-----------------------------------4---2----|into verse
Guitar
(strum lightly)
e---------------------------------------------|
B--7...---------------------------------------|
G--6...--6...---8...--------------------------|
D--------6...---8...----------9...------------|
A-----------------------------9...------------|
E---------------------------------------------|

verseriff till end repeating the middle part of verseriff twice

FATHWER WOODROW/CLOSING PRAYER
------------------------------
forget it, to much work has been done already
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