Genesis - White Mountain Chords & Tabs

 

White Mountain Chords & Tabs

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White Mountain Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Song: White Mountain
Album: Trespass (ABC Records)
Copyright: 1970 Yellow Dog Music
Music & lyrics by Genesis

Transcribed by John McGrath slippermen@hotmail.com

What I have transcribed is not the original album version, but instead what 
was played live (spectacularly) on the A Trick Of the Tail tour.
Some portions of the song were shortened from the original, but all the 
song segments are still present.

The orchestration was as follows:

Steve Hackett: Lead rhythm guitar
Mike Rutherford: 12-String and bass pedals
Phil Collins: Vocals, whistling, tambourine
Tony Banks: mellotron, organ, Arp pro soloist(for flute parts)
Bill Bruford: Drums, percussion, Gong.

For portions of the song, Steve and Mike play very different parts.
But occasionally, their parts are quite similar.  In these instances, 
I have transcribed one guitar for these sections.

Equipment/technique

Well, I actually know what was toted along for the ATOTT tour, and this
song is pretty straightforward.  Hackett is playing his Les Paul Gold
Top through a MXR Phase 90. Rutherford is playing his doubleneck, though
only the 12-string.  (Banks covered the only bass part played live.) That's
it.  No effects clicked on or off, no instrument changes. 

Rutherford utilised a playing technique to achieve a pizzicato string effect to 
his tremolo picking on this song and other early Genesis songs. (The Musical Box 
comes to mind.) I am uncertain about the exact execution, but here are three
different ways that all yield similar results:

1. "Bow" the strings with the pick angled, with rapid wrist movements. (This creates
surface noise on electric guitars, but works great with acoustics.)

2. Rapidly strum the strings with your middle and index fingers, alternating each.
 I have been told that's what Rutherford did, and Hackett does this in the closing 
 seconds of "Los Endos" on "The Tokyo Tapes".

3. Just Tremolo strum! (It's a bit noisy though....)

I'll note where this technique is used.  

Softly, and fade up                   (Repeat with mellotron strings)
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
G|-7////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
(Tremolo Strum Throughout)


Hackett (With phaser)
e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|---------6----------6----------------------6--------------------|
G|-----7--------7---------7-------------7---------7---------------|
D|-0-------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------8------------|
B|---------6----------6----------------------6--------------------|
G|-----7--------7---------7-------------7---------7---------------|
D|-0-------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|-8-------6----------6------------8---------6--------------------|
G|--------------7---------7-----------------------7---------------|
D|-----8--------------------------------8-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|12/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------3----2-------------------3---0---2---------------|
G|-------2-------2----2-------------------2---2---2---------------|
D|----2---------------2--------------2----2---2---2---------------|
A|-0-----------------------------0--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|12--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|



e|--------0-----0----0--------------0----0----0-------------------|
B|------6---6-----6----6----------6---6----6----6-----------------|
G|----7------7-----7----7-------7------7----7----7----------------|
D|--0-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------8------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-10------------------------8------------------------------------|
B|-10------------------------8------------------------------------|
G|-10------------------------9------------------------------------|
D|--0------------------------0------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------0----0----0---------------0-----------------------------|
B|------6---6----6----6----------------3-----2--------------------|
G|----7------7----7----7---------2-----2-----2--------------------|
D|-----------------------------2-------2--x--2--------------------|
A|---------------------------0------------------------------------|
E|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-6-------------------------5------------------------------------|
B|-6-------------------------5------------------------------------|
G|-7-------------------------6------------------------------------|
D|-0-------------------------0------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1
    "Thin hung the web....
e|-----------0------0------0----------------0------0------0-------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6----------6-----6------6------6----|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-----7----------7------7------7--|
D|--0-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------8------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-10--------10----12--13-12---10--8----8----8-----10--8--10--8---|
B|-10-----10-10-10-10--10-10---10--8----8----8------8--8---8--8---|
G|-10-10--10----10-10--10-10-10----9--9----9--------9--9---9--9---|
D|--0--0---0-----0---------0-0-----0--0---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0------0------0---------------0----------------------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6---------------3-----2-------------|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-------2-----2-----2-------------|
D|------------------------------------2-------2-----2-------------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|R
E|--6-------------------------------------------------------------|E
 |                                                                |P
e|--6-----6--6--6---8--6---8--6-----------------------------------|E
B|--6-----6--6--6---6--6---6--6-----5----5-5--5--5--5--5----------|A
G|--7--7-----7--7---7--7---7--7-----6----6-6--7--6--7--6----------|T
D|--0--0----------------------------7--7---7--7--7--7--7----------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(Strum Chords for next section) 

Gm                          Dm
Outcast____________________ no__________ tread,

    Gm                       C
The__________________________ dead.

   Gm                           Dm
He_______________________________ one__________ know

    Gm                       C
The__________________________ king

Em                        Am
Howling_________________  leads_______________ pack,

Am               A           Asus4     AV
Plunging_______ forests____ snow______storm
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/g/genesis/white_mountain_tab.html ]
Interlude (Both guitars play similar lines)
e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|
B|-------3-2~-----|
G|-----2----------|
D|---2------------|
A|-0--------------|
E|----------------|


Arp Solo (Only one time, not twice like the original flute solo)
e|-----------0------0------0----------------0------0------0-------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6----------6-----6------6------6----|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-----7----------7------7------7--|
D|--0-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------8------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-10--------10----12--13-12---10--8----8----8-----10--8--10--8---|
B|-10-----10-10-10-10--10-10---10--8----8----8------8--8---8--8---|
G|-10-10--10----10-10--10-10-10----9--9----9--------9--9---9--9---|
D|--0--0---0-----0---------0-0-----0--0---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0------0------0---------------0----------------------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6---------------3--2----------------|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-------2-----2--2----------------|
D|------------------------------------2-------2--2----------------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
E|--6-------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|--6-----6--6--6---8--6---8--6-----------------------------------|
B|--6-----6--6--6---6--6---6--6-----5----5-5--5--5--5--5----------|
G|--7--7-----7--7---7--7---7--7-----6----6-6--7--6--7--6----------|
D|--0--0----------------------------7--7---7--7--7--7--7----------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

REPEAT VERSE

REPEAT INTERLUDE

(For the next section, there are no guitars initially as the mellotron
 synth, and gongs back the vocals)



  Must Die~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------3--3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|------2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
D|------2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(Strum Chords)
Gm                      Dm
Snarling_____________ throat_________ foe

    Gm                      C
But______________________ vain

Gm                          Dm
Dawn_______________________ tinted__________red

Gm                          C
Never_______________________again

Em                             Am
One-Eye_______________________ laurels___________ head

Am                   A                  Asus4       AV
Returned___________ tribe_____________ peace----------

e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|
B|-------1-0--3---|
G|-----2----------|
D|---2------------|
A|-0--------------|
E|----------------|

(Whistling solo with organ) 

Softly, and fade up                   
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
G|-7////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
(Tremolo Strum Throughout)
      
                         (Repeat a couple of times with vocal solo)
e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|---------6----------6------6---------------6-----------6-----6--|
G|-----7--------7---------7-------------7---------7---------7-----|
D|-0-------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|-8-------6----------6------6-----8---------6----------6------6--|
G|--------------7---------7-----------------------7---------7-----|
D|-----8--------------------------------8-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|12/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------3----2-------------------3---0---2---------------|
G|-------2-------2----2-------------------2---2---2---------------|
D|----2---------------2--------------2----2---2---2---------------|
A|-0-----------------------------0--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|12--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|-8-------6----------6------6-----8---------6----------6-----6---|
G|--------------7---------7-----------------------7--------7------|
D|-----8--------------------------------8-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|12/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0----------------------------------------------|
B|---------6----------6-------6--------6----6~--------------------|
G|-----7--------7---------7----------7---7--7~--------------------|
D|-0-------------------------------0--------0~--------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 
                                 AV chord
14(15) Bend up to pitch         |--0--|
(15)14 Bend down to pitch       |--5--|
/5 slide up                     |--6--|
5\ slide down                   |--7--|
~  vibrato/sustain              |--0--|
5////  Tremolo strum/pick       |-----|
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