Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Die Europe Chords & Tabs

 

Die Europe Chords & Tabs

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Chords & Tabs

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Die Europe Tab

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Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 22:53:04 +0800 (WST)
From: Greg O'Beirne 
Subject: TAB: "Dumb Europe" by Die Haut


-=============----========------=========-
 "Dumb Europe" by Die Haut with Nick Cave (from "Burning The Ice", 1983)
-=============----========------=========-
Music by Jochen Arbeit, Christoph Dreher, Rainer Lingk, & Thomas Wydler
Lyrics by Nick Cave

Transcribed by Greg O'Beirne (gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au)

 Tempo: 80bpm
Rhythm: triplets (like "Da, d-Da, d-Da, d-Da, d-" etc...)
                        1     2     3     4

 Intro: (incredibly distorted noisy guitar)

 [Spoken above feedback - "Fucking cold europe..."]

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A -5---5---7-------5---5---7-------5-------7-------5---5---7-------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|
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 D -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A -8---5---7---7---8---5---7---7---5-------7-------5---5---7-------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
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 B -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D -7-------2-------7-------5-------8---7---5---3---2---------------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    la  la  la  la  la.....

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
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 B -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D -7-------2-------7-------5-------8---7---5---3---2---------------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    la  la  la  la  la.....


Verse: (virtually the same as the intro, but
        spaced so the words can fit underneath)

      1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ---7-------7-------9---------------7-------7-------9---------------|
 D ---7-------7-------9---------------7-------7-------9---------------|
 A ---5-------5-------7---------------5-------5-------7---------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 This Euro - pean   night      on the brink

      1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ---7-------7-------9---------------7-------7-------9---------------|
 D ---7-------7-------9---------------7-------7-------9---------------|
 A ---5-------5-------7---------------5-------5-------7---------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The cafes     & the bars         still stink

       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
   the mist         is much        too thick       for seeing

       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
   not thick         e-nough       for lean-          -ing

       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                           (leave this room  in a)

       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
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 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       cata -        - tonic         crawl

       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
   and if            I die          to-night     don't fling me in

       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       some bleak   teutonic           hole

       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       six             feet          under                     with
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nick_cave_and_the_bad_seeds/die_europe_tab.html ]
       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 D -X--10-----------X--7------------X--9------------X--9--------------|
 A -X--8------------X--5------------X--7------------X--7--------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
    a snap          frozen                soul....


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ----7-------------------------------9------------------------------|
 D ----7-------------------------------9------------------------------|
 A ----5-------------------------------7------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
   and really          we       could all             just


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ----7-------------------------------9------------------------------|
 D ----7-------------------------------9------------------------------|
 A ----5-------------------------------7------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       die             of              shame...


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ----7---------------7---------------9------------------------------|
 D ----7---------------7---------------9------------------------------|
 A ----5---------------5---------------7------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                       yeah...


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ----7---------------7---------------9------------------------------|
 D ----7---------------7---------------9------------------------------|
 A ----5---------------5---------------7------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       die             of              shame...


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----7-------------------------------2------------------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
                         Dumb Europe!


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----7-------------------------------5------------------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       Dumb            Eur-          -ope....


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----8---------------7---------------5---------------3--------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
     a laaaaaaaa       laaaaaaaa       laaaaaaa        laaaaaaa


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----2--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----7-------------------------------2------------------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
                         Dumb Europe!


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----7-------------------------------5------------------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       Dumb            Eur-          -ope....


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----8---------------7---------------5---------------3--------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
     a laaaaaaaa       laaaaaaaa       laaaaaaa        laaaaaaa


       1       +       2       +       3       +       4       +
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ----2--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
       laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....

Lyrics:

1st Verse

On this European night out on the brink
The cafes and the bars still stink
The mist is much too thick for seeing
But not thick enough for leaning
I leave in a catatonic crawl
And if I die tonight don't fling me in
Some bleak teutonic hole
Six feet under with a snap-frozen soul
And really we could all just die of shame...
Yeah... die of shame...
Dumb Europe, Dumb Europe, la la la la la.

2nd Verse

On this Utopian night on the brink
Mama's face staring up at me from the bottom of the sink
Witness my trail of destruction
Just trying to leave this drinking place
My feet are magnetized for furniture
The floor's attracted to my face
And if I die tonight
Sell me as a prehistoric bone
Authentic junk-souvenir to Jap
To fob off on his friends back home
The money-dance...[mumble] I find it hard to cope with days like this etc...
Dumb Europe, Dumb Europe, la la la la la.


 [The third verse is completely undecipherable, but sounds like:]

  And tonight steps into my beer in my poor '61,
  I swear that statue's read the moons
  Or my planets are all wrong
  And if I die tonight ship my body way back home
  [mumble]
  [mumble]
  Pulling the drip right out of the arm
  Dumb Europe, Dumb Europe, la la la la la.

4th Verse

On this European night on the brink
Your cafes, your beer-halls and your bars still stink
And if I die tonight send my body way back home
And if I die tonight send my body way back home
And if I die tonight send my body way back home
And if I die tonight and if I die tonight...
Dumb Europe
Dumb Europe
Dumb Europe
Dumb Europe


This recording is reasonably rare, and it's unlikely anyone you play the
song to will have heard the original anyway, so just use the lyrics
above, or the ones from King Ink, and play the song in whatever way
sounds best to you ;)  Have fun ;)

Any comments/corrections/suggestions welcome,
--
Greg O'Beirne
gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au
http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/student/gobeirne/
http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/student/gobeirne/Transcriptions.html
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