Husker Du - Powerline Chords & Tabs

 

Powerline Chords & Tabs

Husker Du Chords & Tabs

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Powerline 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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From: gary@maple.mc.com (Gary Von Colln)

@Song: Powerline
Written by Bob Mould
Recorded by Husker Du on album "New Day Rising" (SST)
File format: tab
Transribed by Gary Von Colln


Intro Riff (play notes as harmonics, except for last measure)

e-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------
B-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------
G-|----------12----12--|----------12----12--|----------12----12--|------------
D-|-12-12-12----12-----|-12-12-12----12-----|-12-12-12----12-----|------------
A-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------
E-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------

e-|-----------------------|---------------------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------|---------------------------------------------------
G-|-12---p11-11-11-11-11--|---------------------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------|---------------------------------------------------
A-|-----------------------|---------------------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------|---------------------------------------------------

Verse progression
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/husker_du/powerline_tab.html ]
   What's this hummin' in my head
e-|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|--3-p2--2--2--2--|------------
B-|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|--3-----3--3--3--|------------
G-|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|--2-----2--2--2--|------------
D-|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|--0-----0--0--0--|------------
A-|-----2--2--2--|--1-----------|--3-----------|-----------------|------------
E-|--3-----------|--------------|--------------|-----------------|------------

Chorus progression

   It aggravates and it pacifies, hear the power in the lines
e-|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|--3-p2--2--2--2--|------------
B-|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--|--3-----3--3--3--|------------
G-|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|--2-----2--2--2--|------------
D-|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|--0-----0--0--0--|------------
A-|--1-----------|--3-----------|-----2--2--2--|-----------------|------------
E-|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|-----------------|------------

Outro progression
                                                 Powerline
e-|--3--3--5--3--|--6--6--8--6--|--8--8-10--8--|-10-10-12-10--|---------------
B-|--3--3--3--3--|--6--6--6--6--|--8--8--8--8--|-10-10-10-10--|---------------
G-|--4--4--4--4--|--7--7--7--7--|--9--9--9--9--|-11-11-11-11--|---------------
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------
A-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------



Song structure and words
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[Intro 2x]

[Over verse progression 4x]
What's this hummin' in my head?
Was it something that someone said?
It's connecting us to them.
Electric wires turned on again.

[Over chorus progression 2x]
It aggravates and it pacifies
Hear the power in the lines

[Over verse progression 4x]
Strung up high on every pole,
How can this power be bought and sold?
Trying to harness solar rays,
Making minutes seem like days.

[Over chorus progression 4x]
It captivates, as it hypnotize,
Hear the power in the lines.

[Over outro progression, 4x]
Powerline

[Repeat intro riff 2x]



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