Pixies - Surfer Rosa (best Of) Chords & Tabs

 

Surfer Rosa (best Of) Chords & Tabs

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Surfer Rosa (best Of) Tab

   
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                          **************
                          * The Pixies *
                          **************

tab. by JeannotLeFou, lefeuvre@titan.ENST-bretagne.fr
 

                          BONE MACHINE

D  A  C  G... Through whole song....

Slow bit: D  C  F  G

Lead Guitar:
e  5555------------
B  6666----8888----
G  ----7-5-77777-5-
D  -------7-------7
A  ----------------
E  ----------------
      bend    bend

This is a song for Carol (ect)
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                          BREAK MY BODY

Verse:
G A#   avec un D parfois

for the chorus the rhythm plays :
A     G  F    Bb      G     C       A
break my body hold my bones hold my bones


Lead guitar
intro
G                           A#
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------

G                            A#
----------------------------12-12-12-12-
----------------------------------------
--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------

play above at end of verses
-12--10----------
-10--10----------
-----------------
-----------------
-----------------
-----------------

play above pattern through chorus and then

--13-12-10------------------------
------------13-12-10--------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------


--13-12-10------------------------
------------13-12-10/9/8/7/6/5-5-5
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------

then play note on 5th fret in similar
way to the pattern on the 8th fret.


At the end of the song play

B   D   D#  x 2

B   D   D#  B

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                           SOMETHING AGAINST YOU

Intro:(Barred chords)
 B/Ebm/G#m/Ebm

Same riff thru the whole song with solo guitar:
e-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-8-8-8-8-8-8-9-9-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8- etc...
 
I have something against you X3

Break:
F#/F#/E/E/ B/Ebm/G#m/Ebm *2

Here, bass play B/Ebm/G#m/Ebm and lead guitar play
something like:
e ------------------------------
B-11-12-11-11-12-11-11-12-11-11-

I have something against you

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                             GIGANTIC

main riff (on bass):

____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
______________5__5__7__7__2__2__2__2__3__3__5__5____
__3__3__3__3________________________________________

Feedback sur G
Hey Paul, Hey Paul, Hey Paul, let's have a ball  (3x)


G5    D5        E5        B5
Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic
  C5       D5
A big big love ect.


after the second verse, there is a guitar break that goes:

____________________________________________________|
____________________________________________________|
__0_______0_____1_________________________________._|
__0____0_____2________1_________2______4___5______._|
__2________________2_________3______5_______________|
__3_________________________________________________|

(bass) rest


 G5        E5   D5    |\   four times, then back to chorus main riff 
********************************************************************************
                              RIVER EUPHRATES

Intro:
D/A/A D/A/A D/A/A->e---------------
                    -4-4------------- 
           -4-4-------------
                       Bend to 5

F#                   B   B   C 
Ride, ride, ride, ...

Pendant couplet,solo:
---------------------
---------------------
---------------------
-4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-
---------------------
---------------------

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                           WHERE IS MY MIND?

E  C#m  Abm  A [twice, then add this:]

------------------------------------
----9---9---9---9---9---9-----------
--9---9---9---9---8---8---9--9p8h8--
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

          E                        C#m                 Abm  A
With your feet in the air____________________________________
E                C#m   Abm        A
   Try this trick and spin it   Yeah_________________________.


[Chorus]
[Repeat first verse]
[Chorus]
[Repeat E C#m Abm A ad lib to finish]
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                                 CACTUS

  E5      G5      Am  C   D
------------------0---0---2---
------------------1---1---3---
------------------2---0---2---
--2---2---5---5---2---2---0---
--2---4---5---7---0---3-------
--0---0---3---3-------0-------
     ^^^     ^^^
[Blues it up in the first verse by adding these
where appropriate]


E5                     
Sitting here wishing___________________________
     G5                      E5
Just wishing that______________________________
G5     E5        G5     E5
Put it on when I go lonely
         Am            C         D          E5
Will you take off_____________________________

Outro:
-------------------------
----10-----10--8---------
------------------9--7---
-------------------------
-------------------------
-------------------------
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                                TONY'S THEME

This is a song about a superhero named Tony
It's called: Tony's Theme

-2-2-2-2-2-2--------------------------------------------|
-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------------------|
----------------0-2-0-------0-2-0---0-2-0-------0-2-0---|
--------------2-------2-2-2-------2-------2-2-2-------2-|
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|

         Em             G           A      Em        A 
She put the oil in the chain for a ride today, no boloney ect

*******************************************************************************
                                  VAMOS

Rhythm guitar

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-2--2--2--2--2--2--------------------
-0--0--0--0--3--3--------------------

ad lib on above throughout entire song except
for chorus which goes :

Bm                     G
That maid Maria she is really OK

        E      G      A      B   
Vamos a jurgar por la playa


Lead guitar


-------------------------------------
---9--7--11--14>>>(b)15--------------
---9--7--11--14>>>(b)15--------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------


---\15--\11--\11--\11--\11-----------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
repeat above 5 times


Chorus
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
--9--12--14--16----------------------
--9--12--14--16----------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
repeat above 4 times??


then
----------------------------------0--
--9--7--11--14>>>(b)15--14--14----0--
--9--7--11--14>>>(b)15----14--14--0--
----------------------------------0--
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
keep notes bent to pitch of fifteenth
until playing open notes.

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/p/pixies/surfer_rosa_best_of_tab.html ]
Esta pensando sobre viviendo con mi sister en New Jersey ect.
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                           I'M AMAZED.

Intro bass:

A-------------------------3-|
E-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0---|

---------------------------3-|
-----------------------------|
-----0------0------0---------|
-0-4----0-4----0-4----0-4----|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|


Solo
-----------7-----9-8---------7--------7---------------------------|
-----8-------10------10--------10-------10--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-7-9---7-9---------------7-9------7-9-----------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|


********************************************************************************
                           BRICK IS RED


Intro:

-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0----12----12-----|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0----12----12-----|
-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--12----12----12-|-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--12----12----12-|
-0-2-0--------------------14----14---|-0-2-0--------------------14----14---|
-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0--8-7-5---------|------------------------12----12------|
-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------8-7-6-5-|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0--12----12----12--|
-0-2-0------------------------------|-0-2-0-3-3-3-3-3-2-0------14----14----|
------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

----------------------3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-|---------------------|
-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-0-2-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-0--------------------------------|-0-2-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-0-|
----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|

----------------17-15-12---------------------------|
-12-----12----------------15-12--------------10----|
-15b16--15b16-------------------14---12-9-12----12-|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|

                                                     harm
----------------17-15-12------------------------------*----------|
-12-----12----------------15-12--------------10-------*----10b11-|
-15b16--15b16-------------------14---12-9-12----12-11-*-12-------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|


 G  A  C     G  A            G  A  C     G  A  Bm
-3--5--8-----3--5------------3--5--8-----3--5--7--|
-3--5--8-----3--5------------3--5--8-----3--5--7--|
-4--6--9-----4--6------------4--6--9-----4--6--7--|
-5--7--10----5--7-----12-----5--7--10----5--7--9--|
-5--7--10----5--7------------5--7--10----5--7--9--|
-3--5--8-----3--5--12~~~-----3--5--8-----3--5--7--|

End:                         Slide down
-----------------------7-6-7-7-|
-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0---8---8-8-|
-0-2-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-0-----------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|

********************************************************************************
                               CARIBOU

Intro:

e---0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
B-5-5-4\2-2-0-1-5-5-5-4\2-0-0-5-5-4\2-2-0-1-5-7-8-7-5-
G-------------0-------------1-------------0-----------
D-------------2-------------2-------------2-----------
A-------------3-------------2-------------3-----------
E---------------------------^-------------------------
    ^whammy down

GCmGCm

e-3---3---3--------
B-3h4-3h4-3h4---7b6  
G-5---5---5--------                   
D------------------     
A------------------
E------------------

G     Cm        G      Cm
I live cement,I hate this street
G     Cm G      Cm
Give dirt to me, I bite lament ect.

********************************************************************************
            
********************************************************************************
                             ED IS DEAD
 

G                          C (for 3 strums)
 Her head is in a bitter way

 A              F   F#
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 ------------>>>10--8---------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 Her brain's on fire
 
 G                                      C (3 strums)
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 ------5---4------------------------------
 -5------------5----3--h5-----------------
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 She's just looking for the perfect wave

 A                        F    F#
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 ------5---4----------->>>10--8-----------
 -5------------5----3---------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------
 It's her brain's desire


Lead guitar bits are just a high G note with a little string bending.
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                          HOLIDAY SONG


Intro:
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-1-1-3-3-3-0-0-1-1-1-|
---------------------|
---------------------|
---------------------|
---------------------|

------------------------------------------|
-1-0------------------1-0------------0----|
-----2-0---0---0-2--------2-0---0------2--|
---------2---2----------------2---2-------|
------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------|

the chords for the verse go:
A              C         F     C       A      C           F      C
well sit right down my wicked son and let me tell you a story ect.
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                          NIMROD'S SON

Intro:
C#   G# G F#  F#/E [repeats]

[Solo starting third measure]
-----11s12-------12-------12--------------------------------------
-s13---------s13------s13-----------------------------------------
-s13---------s13------s13------12b(13)r12-11---------13>>>>-------
---------------------------------------------14-11---11>>>>-------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

[Continue intro chords]

verses

[Repeat this]
--------------------
--------------------
--6-7s4-6--6-7s4-6--
--------------------
--------------------
--------------------
[And then add the chords:]
C# D B C#  C# D B C#

The joke has come upon me

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                              I'VE BEEN TIRED

Intro bass: G/A/C

Rythm guitar: 


G          A     C          G
I've been tired I've been tired
A          C     G          A
I've been tired I've been tired
C          G     A          C
I've been tired I've been tired 

-------------------------|
-------------------------|
-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
-------------------------|
-------------------------|
.

I've been tired  (6x)
e-------12------------12----|
B-12-13----12---12-13----12-|
G---------------------------|

I've been tired  (9x)
T-i-r-E-D spells it
Spells it
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                             LEVITATE ME SOLO

Solo guitar:
----------------------------8---7--0-|
----------------------------8---7--0-|
-9-9-9-8------9-9-9-8-------9---8--1-|
---------11-9---------11-9--10--9--2-|
----------------------------10--9--2-|
----------------------------8---7--0-|..
********************************************************************************
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