King Crimson - Matte Kudasia Chords & Tabs


Matte Kudasia Chords & Tabs

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Matte Kudasia Tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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From: (verkuilen john v)
Date: 18 Jul 1995 02:21:09 GMT
Subject: TAB:  Matte Kudasai by King Crimson

Matte Kudasai, by King Crimson, from _Discipline_.  Also on various 
compilation CDs and _The Acoustic Adrian Belew_.

The song is in implied E major.  This is the arpeggiated rhythm part Fripp 
plays behind Belew's improvised slide guitar solos and the lyrics.  Listen
to the song to get how things fit together.  I play it kind of like Adrian 
on _The Acoustic Adrian Belew_.  The song is in three time, and really 
swings.  If you're playing it on an acoustic, it should sound decent.  If 
you're playing it on an electric, use a _very_ light distortion (mostly for 
warmth), light chorus/flange, a long delay, and compression.  It will probably
sound OK on a plain clean guitar with some reverb, but I thought I'd give you
the full list!  I recently saw Crimson live and verified my guesses, so I think 
this is pretty close.  


[A verse with no words, Adrian solos in E major and its related modes with 
a slide.  He also puts lots of slide licks in when there are no words.]

Verse 1:

(Verse Riff)
Stare at the window pane,

(Verse Riff with alternate ending)
Stare at the rain that's falling.


(Chorus Riff 1a) 
She waits in the air,

Chrous Riff 1b)
Matte Kudasai.

(Chorus Riff 1a)
She sleeps in a chair,

(Chrous Riff 1c)

(Chorus Riff 2a)
In her sad America.

(Chorus Riff 2b)
[no lyrics]

Verse 2:

[same as Verse 1]

Long, long is the night alone,
Long, like the notes I'm sending.


Verse Riff:  

(*)  Fripp improvises on this bit, so try different things out.  Mostly 
triple stops.  e.g., 

  0________________|__0  etc.      

[ Tab from: ]
  segue ->    Chorus Riff 1a                Chorus Riff 1b 
|_________|_______1_______1______1_____|_____[same pick pattern as previous]| 

(Note:  this fingering is really tough.  I recommend doing stretching 
exercises before attempting it.  I recommend using a thumb fret for the 
bass string, but if you can finger it some other way, go for it!)

    Chorus Riff 1c  

Chorus Riff 2a                              


Chorus Riff 2b  (this is a slightly modified version of the Verse Riff]

_0_0________|__0__________|_0__________|__0_________|_0_2h3h4__... [back to


From: (verkuilen john v)
Date: 18 Jul 1995 16:56:59 GMT
Subject: Re: TAB: Matte Kudasai by King Crimson--CORRECTION (verkuilen john v) writes:

>Matte Kudasai, by King Crimson, from _Discipline_.  Also on various 
>compilation CDs and _The Acoustic Adrian Belew_.

NOTE:  I forgot to indicate that you need to play each measure twice on 
Chrous Riffs 1a and 1b.  Please edit the file accordingly, replacing the 
line titled "segue -> Chorus Riff 1a    Chorus Riff 1b" in the original with
the lines below.  


  segue ->    Chorus Riff 1a   
|_________|_______1_______1______1_____|_____[same as previous]_____________| 

       Chorus Riff 1b 
|_______1_______1______1_____|_____[same as previous]_____________| 


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