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Psy Chords & Tabs

Butthole Surfers Chords & Tabs

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Psy Tab

P.S.Y.

Gibby and Paul both play guitar on this song. I'll tab their
parts separately as well as I can. 

Gibby intro/verse:

E------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------12---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-11--
A--12-12-11-------------12--12--12-12-12-11br----------------------------------
E---0--0--0--(bass plays E)----------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--12-12-11-----12--11-12-12-11-11-12-12-11-11-12-12-11-11-12-12-11-11---
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

E--------------------------vocals begin-----------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--12-12-11-11------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------12-12-11-11------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
E-------------------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--

E-------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
A--12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
E---0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------9-9-9-9--------------------------9-9-9-9--
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--7-7-7-7--7-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7-7-7-7-7--
E---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--

                        *****
E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------------
D--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------------
A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--

E-------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
A--12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
E---0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--

E------------------------------------0--------0--------------------------
B------------------------------------0--0---0----------------------------
G----------------------------------0----0-0------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-9-9-11-11-9----------------9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--
E---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--

  Gibby
E------------------------
B------------------------
G------------------------ PAUL ENTERS HERE @ 1:07
D--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-
A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7- GIBBY REPEATS RIFF BEGINNING @ *****
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0- PAUL PLAYS HARMONICS BELOW OVERTOP.

  Paul
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--b9rbrbr~~~~~----------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------*7*---*7*---*7*---*7*---*7*---*7*---*7*---*7*---*7*--
E----------------*9*---*7*---*9*---*7*---*9*---*7*---*7*---*9*---*7*-----

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------b9rbrbr~~~~~---
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-*3*-0---------------------


@ 1:30 

  Paul                                                                    
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--b9r-7~~~~~----------------7~~~--7-9-9b---r9-9~-9---b9r-7-9-7-------7--------
D-------------9~~~~~-7-7^9~~-----9------------------------------9-7-9---9-7-9--
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Gibby
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------7---------------------------------------7-9br-7-------------
D-------------7--9---9-7-9b~~~~~~r9~~~~~---7~~~-------7--9---------7-9~~~br~~--
A---------7^9-------------------------------------7-9--------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 1:47

  Paul
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------7---------7-9-9b~-9b~-9b~-9b~-9b~-7^9-9-9-9-9-9-7----7-9b~r~-- 
D--9--9b~r--7-9---9~~b~r------------------------------------------9-----------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Gibby
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------7----7-9b--9br-7-----------7-9br-7-----------7------
D--9b-9-7-9--9-9-9-9-9-9----9-------------9-7---7-9---------9-7---7-9---9-7--
A---------------------------------------------9-----------------9------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-------------------------
B-------------------------
G--7-9br---------7-9b~~~-- just keep improvising in this same position.
D----------9-7-9----------
A-------------------------
E-------------------------

@ 2:04

  Paul         (start getting the trem bar involved here)
E------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------14d-w/bar--11~~~--13~~~--
G--9br~~--9~~~9~~~-11b~--13br~br~b~~-----------12~~~--14~~~-- 
D------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------


@ 2:22

  Paul
E----------------------------------17~-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--18~~-24-24-24\--
B----------12~-14~-15~-17~-19~-20~------bend slightly------------------------
G--11~-12~-------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gibby starts trem picking at the 9th fret of the G string and slowly slides
up the fretboard (keep picking quickly). 

@ 2:34

  Paul
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------*7*---------*7*--------*7*--------*7*---------*7*--------
E-------------*9*---------*7*--------*9*--------*7*---------*9*---------*7*--

  Gibby
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
E---0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--


  Paul
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-11-11-12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Gibby
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-11-11-12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--
E---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--


@ 2:54

  Paul
E----------------------------------------------------------------- continue trill, 
B----------------------------------------------------------------- either drop
G---------------7~--------------------------7---7-9b~~-9^11^9^11-- w/ trem bar or 
D--7------7-7^9--------9-7(drop.w/bar)--7^9---9------------------- slide down fretboard 
A--0-------------------------------------------------------------- towards nut
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G------7----------------------7-X-9b--9^11^9^11-- etc w/ trem bar
D--7^9--------9-7~~~----7-7^9--------------------
A------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------

E--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G-------X--X-X---------X-X-------------------------
D--9----X--X-X---7-----X-X-9------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
A--7----X--X-X---7-----X-X-7------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
E--0-------------5---------0------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--

During the entire above section, Gibby stays pretty quiet, playing A and E 
in some type of clean picking rhythm. 

@ 3:24

  Paul
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-11-11-12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Gibby
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-11-11-12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--
E---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--


@ 3:37, Gibby just plays A and E back and forth, listen in the left speaker for
the rhythm. 

  Paul
E------------------0---------------------------------------------0-------
B----2-3^2-2-3^2-2---------------------------------------------0---------
G----------------------2-1--------------2-1---2-1---2-1-----1~------\4~~-
D--2-----------------------2----------------2-----2-----2-2--------------
A--0-------------------------2-2-0---------------------------------------
E----------------------------------4b-0----------------------------------

@ 3:50

  Paul
E------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G--4~-2--2-1-2-4-2-1-2-1-------------------------------------------
D------------------------2~~-2-4b-2~-------------------------------
A-------------------------------------4-5-4-2-0-2-4-5-4-5-4-5\7~~--
E------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 4:00

  Paul
E-----------------------------------------------16-----------------------------------
B--9~~--10~~--12~~---14-------15-------17----17-----\21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21/--
G--9~~--11~~--13~~------14-------14-------14--------\21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21/--
D--------------------------14-------14--------------\21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21/--
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/butthole_surfers/psy_tab.html ]
Gibby begins some fast trem picking at 4:09, I'll just show the notes and you'll
have to listen to the record (remember, louder in the left speaker) to hear what
he plays. Remember to rapidly pick the notes with // underneath them. One / means
the note is picked only once or twice. This goes from 4:09 to 4:26.

E--12--10--12--10-12-10-14\12-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14br-12-10-12-10-12-14\12-12--12\-
B---/---/---/------------------/--/--/--/--/--/--/--/----/-----/-----/--------/---/--
G---/-------/------------------/-----/-------------------/--------------------/------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 4:13

  Paul
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--7-6-4-2-4~~--6-7-6-9~~---1-2-4-4-2-1-2-1------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------2~~--4b-2~~------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------4-5-4-2-0-2-4-5-4-5-4-5\7~~--
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


@ 4:26

  Paul
E----------------------------
B----------------------------          GIBBY SILENT HERE.
G--12-11---------------------
D--------12-11----------11--- X 5
A--------------12-11-12------
E----------------------------

@ 4:37

  Paul
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----11-12-11-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D--12----------12-11-12-11-----------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-4-2-1-2-4------1-2-4-5-4-5-4-7-5--
E------------------------------------------------------------2--2--------------------

  Gibby
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----11-12~~~--12-11-12-11~~~---12-11-------11-12-11~~--12-11-------11-12-11~~--
D-------------------------------------12-11-------------------12-11-------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 4:49

  Paul
E----------------
B----------------
G---------6-7-6--  at this point, paul just starts going insane, basically.
D--4-5-7~~-------  all i can recommend is that you listen to the song and 
A----------------  hear what he does (have fun!)
E----------------

  Gibby (closer to 4:47)
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--12-11-------------------12-11-12-11-------------12-11--------------------
D--------12-11----11-12-11-------------12-11----11-------12-11----11-12-11--
A--------------12----------------------------12----------------12-----------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--12-11-------------------12-11----11----11----11-12-11----11-12-11----11--
D--------12-11----11-12-11-------12----12----12----------12----------12-----
A--------------12-----------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
G--12-11----11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-- etc etc
D--------12-----------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

                                 @ 5:16 trem pick all these notes:              
E---------------------------      --------------------------------------15--17--18--19--20--
B---------------------------      ----------------------16--17--18--19----------------------
G--12^11^12^11^12^11^12^11-- etc  --12--15--17--18--19--------------------------------------
D---------------------------      ----------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------      ----------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------      ----------------------------------------------------------

@ 5:38

  Paul just plays the same harmonics he played when he first came into the song. 

  Gibby
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-11--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
E---0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--

E------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A--12-12-14-14-15-14----15-15-17-17-15-14----15-14-15-14-12-11-11--
E--(drone E optional)----------------------------------------------


@  5:53

  Paul
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-11-11-12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Gibby
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-11-11-12-12-11-11-9-9-7-7-5-5-7-7-9-9-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--
E---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--


@ 6:04

Both guitars:

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--
G-----------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-- PLAY TWICE
D-----------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--5-5-4-4-5-5-4-4-5--7~~---5-5-4-4-5-5-4-4-5-\9-7~~~-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
E-----------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--

@ 6:27    VOCALS ENTER AGAIN...

  Paul
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--2---2-2-4-4-6-6-7-7-6-6-4-2~~---2-2-4-4-6-6-7-7-6-6-4-0---0-2^4-2~~~---2~-2~-2~-2~~--
D--2------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G--------2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------
D--2-----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-----2--
A--2-----0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-----2--
E--0-------------------------0-----0--

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------9-----------------11-----------------7----11----------9------  PLAY 
G-------9-----9----------11------11----------7-----7--11------9-----9----  FOUR
D-----9---9-----9-----11----11------11-----7---7------11----9---9-----9--  TIMES
A--\7-------------7\9------------------9/5------------\9--7--------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--
G--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--
D--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--
A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--

Play that last riff twice, hang on the E, then repeat this entire section. 


@ 8:47

E--------------------------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--
B--------------------------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--
G--2---2-2-4-4-6-6-7-7-6-6-4-2~~---2-2-4-4-6-6-7-7-6-6-4-0---2^4-2~~\6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--
D--2-----------------------------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
A--0----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 9:02

At this point, Gibby comes back in, playing E and A under the lead.
This tab is, well, approximate at best...

   Paul
E--------------------------------------------------0---0------0--
B------------------------------------------------0---0--------0--
G--2-1--------------1-2-1---2-1---2-1----------1---------4~~-----
D------2------------------2-----2-----2-2-2--2-------------------
A--------2-0-----------------------------------------------------
E------------4-4b-0----------------------------------------------

@ 9:09

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------9~--10~--12~--\--
G--2-1-2-4-2-1-2-1~~-----------------------------------------9~--11~--13~--\--
D---------------------4b-2~~--------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------4-5-4-2-0-2-4-5-4-5-4--5\7~~--------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 9:21

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--14-------15-------17----17/--21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21\--
G-----14-------14-------14------21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21\--
D--------14-------14------------21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21\--
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 9:29

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--6-7-6-4-2-4~~--6-7-6-9~~--1-2-4-2-1-2-1--------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------2---2-4b-2~--------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------4-5-4-2-0-2-4-5-4-5-4-5\7~~--
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

@ 9:41

E---------------------------------------------------------
B--9~~--10~~--12~~---14-------15-------17----17-17-17-17--
G--9~~--11~~--13~~------14-------14-------14-14-14-14-14--
D--------------------------14-------14--------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------

@ 9:49

The other guitar does some fast tremolo picking/sliding up the fretboard.

E-------0---------0---------------0---------
B-------0---------0-------2-3^2-2---2-2-----
G-------1---------1----2--2-2---2---2-2--2--
D--2----2----2----2----2--2-2------------2--
A--2---------2---------0--0-0------------0--
E--0---------0------------------------------

@ 10:00

E-------0-------0-------------0---16b-16b-16-16-------------
B-------0-------0-----------0-------------------17~-17~~~---
G-------1-------1-------0^1--------------------------------- REPEAT THIS WHOLE RIFF
D--2----2--2----2--2--2----------- PLAY THIS RIFF 4 TIMES -- UNTIL THE END...
A--2--2----2--2----2----------------------------------------
E--0--0----0--0----0----------------------------------------

Coinciding with the above riff, at 10:15 the other guitar plays:

E---15b--r15~~--15b--15brbr-12~~--
B---------------------------------
G---------------------------------
D---------------------------------
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------

at 10:33

E---15b~~--15brbr-15-12----------12-15b~----0--
B-----------------------15-12-15------------0--
G----------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------

at 10:46

E--12----15-12-15-12-15-12-15br--12----------12-15b--
B---/-------------------------------15-12-15---------
G---/------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------
A--trem pick-----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------

etc etc.. keep playing similar fills until the end. 
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