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Swallowed Chords & Tabs

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Swallowed Tab

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Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 15:03:48 -0700
From: Brother Beavis 

"Swallowed" by Bush
Transcribed by Pat Robison 

>From the CD Razorblade Suitcase on Trauma Records
I assume the words and music are by Gavin Rossdale and Nigel Pulsford
(Lyrics as according to the CD)
****
I saw them play this song on SNL last week, so this is pretty close to
exactly how they do it

I haven't even seen the version of this in Guitar World, so I guess it could
be a wee bit different from that

KEY:
(V) - do a little vibrato baby!
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
* - play me muted

{Standard tuning}



Begins with Gavin doing this little strum thing using these chords
(So you can call this the verse)

  G#maj     C#maj     C maj    F maj

|--4-------------------------------------|
|--4---------------------------------8---|
|--5------------10-------------------10--|
|--6------------11---------------10------|
|--6--*-----11------------*---8----------|
|--4--*---9---------8--8--*--------------|

Warm      sun     feed me      up . . .  

Anyhow you do that four times and then launch into the chorus
The guitar's on a whole bunch of loud distortion, POUND THEM STRINGS DAMMIT!
(This is what Gavin's playing)                                             
    
    G#maj        C maj         C#maj         A#maj
|----4-------------8-------------9-------------6------|
|----4-------------8-------------9-------------6------|
|----5-------------9-------------10------------7------|
|----6-------------10------------11------------8------|
|----6-------------10------------11------------8------|
|----4-------------8-------------9-------------6------|

  Swallowed . . . Followed . . . Heavy bout everything etc.

Meanwhile back at the fort Nigel is playing some little whiny thing over 
those chords that goes something like this...he uses at least a little
wah-wah effect

|-----------------------------------------9---9---------|
|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-\-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-/-9---9---9-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------11-11-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------|
|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\8-8-6-6-5---|
|-----------------------------5-|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

Then it goes into a quiet part and I guess Gavin just hits the roots of the 
intro chords...
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/bush/swallowed_tab_ver_6.html ]
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|------------------------8-8-8---|
|-4-4--4-/-9--9-9--9-8-8---------|

plays that a couple times then says uh . . . "Just wanna be myself"
stops playing while bass plays on
then he goes "He said you would love to try some" and plays

   G#maj      C#maj

|---4-4----*----4-4-4-|
|---4-4----*----6-6-6-|
|---5-5----*----6-6-6-|
|---6-6----*----6-6-6-|
|---6-6----*----4-4-4-|
|---4-4----*----------|

He says something and does that again, then goes into the chorus
After that you get a little Jimmy Page mixed with Tom Sholes riff from Nigel
BUT FIRST!  Gavin does this gradual bend with a pained look on his face

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|----9-9-9-9-9b10-10-10-10-10-10b11-11-11-11-|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

Then the riff...

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------8-9----9----9----------------------8-9----9----9---------|
|-/(V)6-6-6-6-6/10-----10---10---10-10--(V)6-6-6-6-6/10-----10---10---10-10-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9---9---9--9----8---8---8--8-------------------15b16-16-16----------------|
|-11b-12b-13-13---10b-11b-12-12---/16b17-17-17----------------/16b-17-17----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------|
|-15b16-16-16-|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|

Oh yeah and Gavin is playing these back and forth under Nigel:

  G#maj   C Maj
|--4--------3---|
|--4--------5---|  
|--5--------5---|  
|--6--------5---|  
|--6--------3---|  
|--4------------|  

Then Nigel slides down I guess...
and the verse part starts up again, and they turn up the bass for part of it

Then it's back to the chorus!
They go to the riff part again, this time with Gavin singing over it and 
Nigel kind of mixes a part of the riff with what he plays during the normal
chorus

Then everything just kind of calms down and Gavin hits a couple notes in the
verse chords and it ends with him playing this over and over:

|--------------------|  
|--------------------|  
|--------------------|  
|--------------------|  
|--------------------|  
|-4-4-*-4-4-4-*-4-4-4|  

Unless, of course, that's the bass!!
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