Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick Chords & Tabs

 

Thick As A Brick Chords & Tabs

Jethro Tull Chords & Tabs

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Thick As A Brick Tab

   
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From David.D.Nason@att.com             Jun 17 '94 at 1:59 pm edt


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Date: Fri, 17 Jun 94 13:59:18 EDT
Original-From: ddn@cbncp51.cb.att.com
To: guitar@nevada.edu
Subject: /j/Jethro.Tull/ThickAsABrick.tab


Here's how I learned Tull's Thick as a Brick Edit #1.  I notice
the archive contains something I posted on netnews many moons ago
with only about half of it - here's the whole thing.
There's a couple of parts where the guitar is pretty low in the
mix and I'm not real sure I got it right, but it sounds pretty
dang close to me.

Couple of notes - there's a capo at the 3rd fret, which is why the
strings at the left of the tab are noted the way they are.
So, what I designated as an open string is actually fretted at
the 3rd fret by the capo.  Secondly, one should use liberal
interpretation of the tab - I wasn't too careful in some of the
chordal sections about specifying exactly which notes of the chord
are hit and which aren't.  Nor did I attempt to tab the exact
strumming patterns.  As always, use tab as a guide, listen to
it yourself, and make it sound right!

The lyrics are here for reference only.  I placed them close to
where they occur but I certainly didn't try to get all the nuances
and rhythm for the vocals in there, nor did I make a great attempt
to make sure I got all the words right.

I should also note this is only the Ian Anderson acoustic part.
There's a few small Martin Barre parts which I will leave as as
exercise for the reader.

Now that I got all the disclaimers out of the way, go for it.

david nason
ddn@cb.att.com

==========

INTRO:

 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----5-----5-------------0-|
 F:|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|---7-----7---------0---0---|
 C:|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|-0-----7-----0-(5)---3-----|
 G:|-------------------3-3-3---|---------------------------|

 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----5-----5-----0-----0---|
 F:|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|---7-----7-----0-----0-----|
 C:|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|-0-----7-----5-----3-------|
 G:|-------------------3-3-3---|---------------------------|

VERSE:

     g:|-2-----------0-------------|---------------------------|
 D:|-3-----------1-------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-2-----------2-------------|-------0-0-0---------------|
 F:|-0-----------2-------------|-------0-0-0---------------|
 C:|-------------0-------------|-0-(2)-2-2-2---------------|
 G:|---------------------------|-------3-3-3---------------|
    ^            ^
    |            |
    ------------------ Just Dmaj and Amin chords - listen to the song
                       for the strumming pattern.

      g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|
 F:|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|
 C:|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|
 G:|-------------------3-3-3---|-------------------3-3-3---|

                

CHORUS:

     (ride yourselves over the    field              as you
     make all your animal        deals              and your
     wisemen don't know how it   feels ...)

 g:|-3-----------0------0------|-2-0-2-0-2-3-2------2-0----|
 D:|-3-----------2------0------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------3-3----|
Bb:|-0-----------2------2------|-2-0-2-0-2-0-2------2-0----|
 F:|-0-----------2------2------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------0-0----|
 C:|-2-----------0------0------|---------------------------|
 G:|-3-------------------------|---------------------------|
    ^            ^      ^        ^  ^
    |            |      |        |  |
    ---------------------------------- Just Gmaj, Amaj, and Dmaj chords
                                        with a little variation thrown 
                                        in - listen to the song for the
                                        strumming pattern.

                

                                          to be thick as a

 g:|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0--|-0-0-0--0------------------|
 D:|-2-0-2-0-2-3-2---2-2-0-(2)-|-2-2-0-(2)-----------------|
Bb:|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2--2--|-2-2-2--2------------------|
 F:|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2--2--|-2-2-2--2------------------|
 C:|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0--|-0-0-0--0------------------|
 G:|---------------------------|---------------------------|


BRIDGE:

     brick

 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|    
 F:|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|
 C:|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|
 G:|-------------------3-3-3---|-------------------3-3-3---|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/jethro_tull/thick_as_a_brick_tab.html ]
 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|    


****************************************************************************************************************

From: Adnaju 
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 21:13:32 EST
Subject: TAB: Jethro Tull's 'This Free Will'



Subject: TAB: 'This Free Will'
by Jethro Tull written by Ian Anderson 
Album: Roots to Branches

Transcribed by: Nathan Maimone (adnaju@aol.com)

This is the introduction and chorus 
to Jethro Tull's 'This Free Will'
I am trying to get the rest of the song, but am having
a hard time.  So if anyone wants to transcribe the rest, 
please do so. If you have any problems with this tab, e-mail to 
adnaju@aol.com  

Tempo: Fast  Double slashes(--) = short pause 

e|----------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------| 
d|-7--8-7-5-7--8-5-10-8-7--8-7-5--8-|    
a|-5--6-5-3-5--6-7-8--6-5--6-5-3--6-|
E|----------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------|     (Repeat the 
g|----------------------------------|           whole
d|-7--8-7-5-7--8-7-10-8-7--8-7-5----|         thing twice)
a|-5--6-5-3-5--6-5-8--6-5--6-5-3----|
E|----------------------------------|

****************************************************************************************************************



September 14, 2001
Jethro Tull-Up To Me
Aqualung

I'm doing Up To Me by Jethro Tull.

Intro

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

Riff. 1

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

****************************************************************************************************************

From: BROCKMAN@udavxb.oca.udayton.edu

With You There To Help Me (Anderson)
Jethro Tull -- BENEFIT

Transcribed by: Bob Brockman (brockman@udavxb.oca.udayton.edu)
Lyrics from cs.uwp.edu (benefit)


Intro:

      Em  Em7 Am  C        Em  Em7 Am  C       B      Em
e|----0---0---0---0---|----0---0---0---0---|---2------0---|
B|----0---0---1---1---|----0---0---1---1---|---4------0---|
G|----0---0---2---0---|----0---0---2---0---|---4------0---|
D|----2---0---2---2---|----2---0---2---2---|---4------2---|
A|----------------3---|----------------3---|---2------2---|
E|--------------------|--------------------|----------0---|


Verse (same chord pattern each line):

    Em           Em/G      Em/B      Am       Am/C     Am/E    Am G Em
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

****************************************************************************************************************

this is MY SUNDAY FEELING by JETHRO TULL
it's on their first record, the ancient THIS WAS
if you don't like this, just come suck my ass!

verse and main riff

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5--3----------5--3----------5--3-------------------|
G|---5--3----------5--3----------5--3-------------------|
D|---5--3---5--5---5--3---5--5---5--3-------------------|
A|----------5--5----------5--5---------7-8--------------|
E|----------3--3----------3--3---------5-6---6--5-4-3---|


e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5--3----------5--3----------5--3-------------------|
G|---5--3----------5--3----------5--3-------------------|
D|---5--3---5--5---5--3---5--5---5--3-------------------|
A|----------5--5----------5--5---------7-8--------------|
E|----------3--3----------3--3---------5-6---6--5-4-3---|


riff 2

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


there's a solo but i caan't bother to tab it
try some improvisation for it
the chords are C Bb G G

****************************************************************************************************************

Jethro Tull
Roots To Branches 

Intro:  F# 

then riff... 
 (0:38)
e|------------------------------ 
B|--------5--------------------- 
G|--4-6-7---6-4-4v-------------- 4.5 times
D|------------------------------
A|------------------------------
E|------------------------------

riff 4x

End Riff
e|--------------------------------
B|-------5------------------------
G|-4-6-7---7/6-6--6/4-4---4/6/11--
D|--------------------------------
A|--------------------------------
E|--------------------------------

End on B

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