Camel - Mystic Queen Chords & Tabs

 

Mystic Queen Chords & Tabs

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Mystic Queen Tab

   
Mystic Queen / Peter Bardens
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Performed by Camel on their first album, "Camel", from 1973

I've been a Camel fan for a long time. Lots of Camel's music from "The Good
Years" (ie 1973-1977, but please don't flame me about it) are untranscribable
due to my playing limitations and patience, but this piece is both beautiful
and easy to play. The tabbing and notes here should help you playing it,
hopefully with some friends playing with you, or, on the other hand, it could
be helpful if you've got a synth guitar with a sequencer or just a 4/8 track
tape...

I've made a great mess when I tried putting all those tabs and chords, so
I have divided the song into sections. The complete chord sequence, with notes
about the relevant sections, is written at the end. The chord sequence should
help you play it throughout, and the messy part should help you play specific
"solos". As usual, I'm transcribing organ solos into guitar tabs. I know it's
ridiculous but maybe somebody can do something with it :-). I didn't bother
tabbing all those Bass lines because Ferguson wasn't as consistent as he
usually is on this song.... :-) But it is easy to find the bass line as long
as you know the chords, in this song anyway.

I wish there would be more progressive rock stuff over the guitar tablature
groups! I'll be doing my best (Slow Yourself Down is coming up next!)
Before printing, consider that the file is arranged in 64 lines per page

Have fun. Requests, questions, ideas, contributions, grateful thanks, kisses,
pizza deliveries, flames, put-downs, cheer-ups, and corrections are all
welcome at my e-mail:          ofirz1@ccsg.tau.ac.il

Yours,
	Ofir

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Camel - Mystic Queen
By Peter Bardens

1. Intro:

Guitar
	  Dm
	  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a
    E:------------0---|1---010---------|------------0---|1---010---------------|
    B:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------------|
    G:----2-----------|------------2---|----2-----------|------------2---------|
    D:0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------------|
    A:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|

Guitar repeats this section twice more, now adding Bass:

	  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a
    G:----14--14--14--|12--------------|----------------|----------------------|
    D:12--------------|----15--12------|----7---7---7---|5---------------------|
    A:----------------|----------------|5---------------|----8---5-------------|
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|

    G:----14--14--14--|12--------------|----------------|----------------------|
    D:12--------------|----15--12------|----------------|----------------------|
    A:----------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------------|
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|

2. Song verse:

		Dm                | Bb
		Have you seen the   Mystic Queen
		C                 | Dm   C    Bb
		Riding in her -     li - mou -sine
		Bb                | Bb
		Over hills and      over dales 'til
		Am                | Am
		morning...

		Dm                | Bb
		If you like I'll    take you there
		C                 | Dm   C    Bb
	  we'll Find some colours   you  can  wear
		Bb                | Bb
		Colour that you've  only seen while
		Am                | Am
		sleeping.

Play as much open strings as you can. I think the play:
Dm: x-x-0-2-3-1-|
C:  x-3-2-0-1-0-|
Bb: x-1-3-3-3-1-|
Am: x-0-2-2-1-0-|

3. First chords sequence

Organ:
	  Gm                                C
	  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------------|
    D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2-----3-5-|2-5---2---------------|
    A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------------|
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|


	  Gm                                C
	E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------|
	D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2---5-3-5-|2-5---2---------|
	A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------|
	E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Repeat this line again.

Then comes the guitar line along with the organ line:

Guitar:

	  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a  1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a
E:10--------------|13------10------|12--------------|----------------|

Organ:

	  Gm                                C
    B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------------|
    D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2-----3-5-|2-5---2---------------|
    A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------------|
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|

Guitar:

E:10--------------|13------10------|12--------------|13------15------|

Organ:

	  Gm                                C
    B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------------|
    D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2---5-3-5-|2-5---2---------------|
    A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------------|
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|

Guitar

E:17--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Organ:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/camel/mystic_queen_tab.html ]
	  a/A# a
    B:2---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    G:3---2---3---2---|3---2---3---2---|3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-|3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-------|
    D:2---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    A:0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
    E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|

	  a/A# ~ a

Organ:

        E:----------------|----------------|
        B:2---------------|----------------|
	G:3232323232323232|3232323232323232|
	D:2---------------|----------------|
	A:0---------------|----------------|
	E:----------------|----------------|

4. Second chords sequence
Generally the chord sequence goes this way:

	Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D#

Guitar plays the chords using barre:
    Dm: x-5-7-7-6-5-|
    C:  x-3-5-5-5-3-|
    Am: 5-7-7-5-5-5-|
    Bb: 6-8-8-7-6-6-|
    D#: x-6-8-8-8-6-|

Organ plays the chords (some times with arpeggio) twice. On the first cycle,
the first two Dm are played as a "bang" Dm, then a pause, till everybody joins
in on the C. The second cycle just flows. On the third cycle yet another
simple guitar solo comes in:


Guitar:
	  Dm                C
	  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4
    E:--------|----5-6-|5-------|----5-6-------|
    B:6-------|6-8-----|----5---|--------------|
    G:--------|--------|--------|--------------|

	  Am                Bb       D#
	E:5-------|--------|--------|--------|
	B:----5---|--------/6-5---6-/8-6---68|
	G:--------|--------|----7---|----8---|

Repeat this line for three sequences, in the third time modify slightly by
little tremoloes.

Guitar: 

	  Dm                C            CBBb - from now on drop from C to Am
	  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4    with major chords.
    E:--------|--------|--------|--------------|
    B:6---6---|6---6---|565-----|--------------|
    G:--------|--------|----5---|--------------|

	  Am                Bb       D#
	E:--------|--------|--------|--------|
	B:8-------|6---5---/6-------/8-------|
	G:--------|--------|--------|--------|

	  Dm                C        CBBb
			    111
	E:/13-----/13-/13--/232-----|--------|
	B:--------|--------|---13---|--------|
	G:--------|--------|--------|--------|

	  Am                Bb       D#
	E:/12-----/12------|13------|15------|
	B:--------|--------|--------|--------|
	G:--------|--------|--------|--------|

	  Dm                C        CBBb
			    111
	E:/13-----/13-/13--/232-----|--------|
	B:--------|--------|---13---|--------|
	G:--------|--------|--------|--------|

	  Am                Bb       D#
	E:/12-----/12------|13------|15------|
	B:--------|--------|--------|--------|
	G:--------|--------|--------|--------|

5. Solos end:
	  1  2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1  2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1  2 3 4  1 2 3 4
Guitar  E:-10-8-6-5|-3-1----|-10-8-6-5|-3-1----|-10-8-6-5|-3-1----|
& Organ B:10-8-6-5-|3-1--53-|10-8-6-5-|3-1--53-|10-8-6-5-|3-1---5-|
Unison  G:---------|----3---|---------|----3---|---------|----3---|

The sequence slows down at the end, so that the last note (D - 3rd fret on
fifth string), and the whole thing sums up into the opening sequence:

6. Second Intro - the same as the first

7. Second song verse - the same as the first, ends into the epilogue...

8. Epilogue:
Organ:      Dm | Dm

Guitar (using volume pedal?) plays:

      Dm        Bb        C         A7           A7: x-0-2-1-2-0-|
    E:----|5---|5---|5---|----|--5-|----|------------------------|
    B:3---|----|----|--6-|5---|6---|5---|------------------------|
    G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|------------------------|

	  Dm        Bb        C         A7
    E:----|5---|5---|5---|----|--5-|----|----------|
    B:3---|----|----|--6-|5---|6---|5---|----------|
    G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----------|

	  Dm
Guitar:

    E:----|----|----|----------|
    B:3---|----|----|----------|
    G:----|2---|----|----------|
    D:----|----|3---|0---------|

			       Chords Summary
			       --------------

1.  Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |                         Guitar arpeggio
    Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
    Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
2.  Dm | Bb | C  | Dm C Bb |                     "Have you seen the mystic...."
    Bb | Bb | Am | Am |                         "Over hills..."
    Dm | Bb | C  | Dm C Bb |                     "If you'd like I'll..."
    Bb | Bb | Am | Am |                         "Colours that you've ...."
3.  Gm | Gm | C  | C  |                         Organ line
    Gm | Gm | C  | C  |
    Gm | Gm | C  | C  |
    Gm | Gm | C  | C  |
    Gm | Gm | C  | C  |                         Guitar riff
    Gm | Gm | C  | C  |
    a  | a  | a  | a  | a  | a  |               Organ playing faster (with A#)
4.  Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |     Organ riff
    Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |
    Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |     First guitar riff
    Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |
    Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |
    Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |     Second guitar riff
    Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |     Higher guitar riff
    Dm | Dm | C  | C  | Am | Am | Bb | D# |
5.  nc | nc | nc | nc | nc | nc                 Going down... (solo ends)
6.  Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |                         Guitar arpeggio
    Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
    Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
7.  Dm | Bb | C  | Dm C Bb |                    "Have you seen the mystic...."
    Bb | Bb | Am | Am |                         "Over hills..."
    Dm | Bb | C  | Dm C Bb |                    "If you'd like I'll..."
    Bb | Bb | Am | Am |                         "Colours that you've ...."
8.  Dm | Dm |                                   Quiet organ
    Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | C | C | A7 | A7 |       Volume-pedal guitar
    Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | C | C | A7 | A7 |
    Dm
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