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John The Fisherman Chords & Tabs

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                               JOHN THE FISHERMAN
                              As recorded by Primus
                        (From the 1990 Album FRIZZLE FRY)

Words by Les Claypool

Music by Les Claypool, Tim Alexander, Todd Huth


          B5                   B#5                  C#5                  D5
        x 2 4 4              x 3 5 5              x 4 6 6              x 5 7 7

         N.C.
        0 0 0 0

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (E A D G) - 'Untitled'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Moderate Rock Q=120
 4/4
          Gtrs I, II
           \4.5____________________/
  Wx2      W         +H.   +Q     +W      +H     +H
|-------|---------|------------|-------|-------------|
|-------|-11------|-(11)--(11)-|-(11)--|-(11)---(11)-|
|-------|-11------|-(11)--(11)-|-(11)--|-(11)---(11)-|
|-------|--9------|--(9)---(9)-|--(9)--|--(9)----(9)-|


       \1.5__________/
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   S  +S      Q.    +E   +E        +Q      +Q    +H.
|-13-(13)-------------------------------|--------------|
|------------11----(11)-(11)b14===(11)--|-(11)r=(11)---|
|---------------------------------------|--------------|
|---------------------------------------|--------------|


                                          Gtr II
                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   +Q.   +E       +H        +H      +Q      Q
|------------------------|----------------------|
|-(11)--(11)b13==(11)----|-(11)----(11)r--------|
|------------------------|----------------------|
|------------------------|----------------/21\--|


    B5B#5C#5  B5B#5C#5    B5B#5C#5  B5B#5C#5
  Gtr III
  E E  E  E E E  E  E   E E  E  E E E  E  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|
|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|
|---7--8--9---7--8--9-|---7--8--9---7--8--9-|
|
| Gtr II
| E E  E  E E E  E  E   E E  E  E E E  E  E
|---4--5--6---4--5--6-|---4--5--6---4--5--6-|
|---4--5--6-0-4--5--6-|-0-4--5--6-0-4--5--6-|
|---2--3--4-0-2--3--4-|-0-2--3--4-0-2--3--4-|
|---------------------|---------------------|


    B5B#5C#5  B5B#5C#5       B5B#5D5
  E E  E  E E E  E  E   H  E E  E  E
|---------------------|--------------|
|---------------------|--------------|
|---------------------|--------------|
|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|------9-10-12-|
|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|------9-10-12-|
|---7--8--9---7--8--9-|------7--8-10-|
|
| E E  E  E E E  E  E   H  E E  E  E
|---4--5--6---4--5--6-|------4--5--7-|
|-0-4--5--6-0-4--5--6-|------4--5--7-|
|-0-2--3--4-0-2--3--4-|------2--3--5-|
|---------------------|--------------|


  C#5B5B#5C#5               B5B#C#5       D5
  Gtr III
   E E  E E   E E Q       E E E   E E E E E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----3s=9-------------|--/9------/9---xS6-6-|
|----4s10---/10-------|-/10-----/10---xS7-7-|
|-11------------------|---------------------|
|-11------------------|---------------------|
|--9------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|  E E  E E   E E E E     E E E   E E E E E
|--6-4--5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|--6-4--5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|--4-2--3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---2-3-5-|
|-------------4-------|-------------4-------|


  C#B5B#5 C#5               B5B#C#5              D5
                                                  ~~
  Q     E E   E E Q       E E E   E  +E     E  E  E
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|------/9----/9-------|--/9-----/12-(12)\-----18----|
|-----/10---/10-------|-/10-----/13-(13)\-/19----19-|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|
| E E   E E   E E E E     E E E   E   E     E  E  E
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6---------------7-|
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6---------------7-|
|-4-2---3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---------2--3--5-|
|-------------4-------|---------------4-------------|


  C#B5B#5 C#5               B5B#C#5       D5
  Gtr III
  Q     E E   E E Q       E E E   E E E E E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|------/9----/9-------|--/9------/9---xS6-6-|
|-----/10---/10-------|-/10-----/10---xS7-7-|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| E E   E E   E E E E     E E E   E E E E E
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|-4-2---3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---2-3-5-|
|-------------4-------|-------------4-------|


  C#B5B#5 C#5                 B5   B#C#5           D5
  Q     E E   Q    +E  E    E  +E  E  E  +E   E  E  E
|------------------------|----------------------------|
|------/9----/9----(9)S2S|=12-(12)s6S15-(15)\---------|
|-----/10---/10---(10)S3S|=13-(13)s7S16-(16)\---------|
|------------------------|--------------------9-10-12-|
|------------------------|--------------------9-10-12-|
|------------------------|--------------------7--8-10-|
|
| E E   E E   E E   E  E    E   E  E  E   E   E  E  E
|-6-4---5-6--------------|------4--5--6-------------7-|
|-6-4---5-6--------------|------4--5--6-------------7-|
|-4-2---3-4-----0---2--3-|------2--3--4-------2--3--5-|
|-------------4----------|----------------4-----------|


  C#5                 N.C.
  Gtr III
                                           \7           \2/
   W             +W                 +Q.    E  +Q   +E   E
|-------------|------------------|---------------------15---|
|-------------|------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------|------------------|--------------------------|
|-11----------|-(11)-------------|-(11)---------------------|
|-11----------|-(11)-------------|-(11)---------------------|
|--9----------|--(9)-------------|--(9)----0--(0)--(0)------|
|
| Gtr II
|                                                       \5___
|  H.      Q      Q   E E Q  E E     Q   E E   Q    E   E
|--6----------|-------0------0---|-------0----------0--<9>--|
|--6-----/15\-|-------0------0---|-------0----------0--<9>--|
|--4----------|-------0------0---|-------0----------0--<9>--|
|-------------|------------------|--------------------------|


                               ~~~~
   +Q     Q         E     E   +Q
|-(15)-------------------21--(21)-||
|--------13-----------------------||
|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------||
|-----------------/17---(17)-(17)-||
|
|             /
|  +Q.       +E    +Q          Q
|-(<9>)-----(<9>)-(<9>)-----------||
|-(<9>)-----(<9>)-(<9>)-----------||
|-(<9>)-----(<9>)-(<9>)-------16\-||
|---------------------------------||


 1st, 2nd Verse
  $
    B5B#5 C#5               B5B#C#5       D5
  Gtr III
  Q     E E   E E Q       E E E   E E E E E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|------/9----/9-------|--/9------/9---xS6-6-|
|-----/10---/10-------|-/10-----/10---xS7-7-|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| E E   E E   E E E E     E E E   E E E E E
|---4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|---4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|---2---3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---2-3-5-|
|-------------4-------|-------------4-------|


  C#B5B#5 C#5               B5B#C#5              D5
                                                  ~~
  Q     E E   E E Q       E E E   E  +E     E  E  E
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|------/9----/9-------|--/9-----/12-(12)\-----18----|
|-----/10---/10-------|-/10-----/13-(13)\-/19----19-|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|
| E E   E E   E E E E     E E E   E   E     E  E  E
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6---------------7-|
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6---------------7-|
|-4-2---3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---------2--3--5-|
|-------------4-------|---------------4-------------|


    C#B5B#5 C#5               B5B#C#5       D5
    Gtr III
    Q     E E   E E Q       E E E   E E E E E
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o------/9----/9-------|--/9------/9---xS6-6-|
||------/10---/10-------|-/10-----/10---xS7-7-|
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||----------------------|---------------------|
|
|   Gtr II
|   E E   E E   E E E E     E E E   E E E E E
||--6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
||o-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
||o-4-2---3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---2-3-5-|
||--------------4-------|-------------4-------|


  C#B5B#5 C#5               B5B#C#5              D5
                                                  ~~
  Q     E E   E E Q       E E E   E  +E     E  E  E
|---------------------|-------------------------------||
|------/9----/9-------|--/9-----/12-(12)\-----18-----o||
|-----/10---/10-------|-/10-----/13-(13)\-/19----19---||
|---------------------|-------------------------------||
|---------------------|------------------------------o||
|---------------------|-------------------------------||
|
| E E   E E   E E E E     E E E   E   E     E  E  E
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6---------------7---||
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6---------------7--o||
|-4-2---3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---------2--3--5--o||
|-------------4-------|---------------4---------------||


  C#B5B#5 C#5               B5B#C#5       D5
  Gtr III
  Q     E E   E E Q       E E E   E E E E E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|------/9----/9-------|--/9------/9---xS6-6-|
|-----/10---/10-------|-/10-----/10---xS7-7-|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| E E   E E   E E E E     E E E   E E E E E
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|-6-4---5-6-----------|-----4-5---6-------7-|
|-4-2---3-4-----0-2-3-|-----2-3---4---2-3-5-|
|-------------4-------|-------------4-------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/p/primus/john_the_fisherman_tab_ver_3.html ]
  C#B5B#5 C#5                 B5   B#C#5           D5
  Q     E E   Q    +E  E    E  +E  E  E  +E   E  E  E
|------------------------|----------------------------||
|------/9----/9----(9)S2S|=12-(12)s6S15-(15)\---------||
|-----/10---/10---(10)S3S|=13-(13)s7S16-(16)\---------||
|------------------------|--------------------9-10-12-||
|------------------------|--------------------9-10-12-||
|------------------------|--------------------7--8-10-||
|
| E E   E E   E E   E  E    E   E  E  E   E   E  E  E
|-6-4---5-6--------------|------4--5--6-------------7-||
|-6-4---5-6--------------|------4--5--6-------------7-||
|-4-2---3-4-----0---2--3-|------2--3--4-------2--3--5-||
|-------------4----------|----------------4-----------||


   Chorus
                        1.,2.,3.                4.
                                                          To Coda
    C#5B5B#5C#5            B5B#5C#5      D5       B5B#5C#5       D5
    Gtr III
     E E  E  E Q   E E   E E  E  E Q   E  E  4x E E  E  E E E  E  E
||-----------------9---|---------------------||---------------------|
||o----------------9---|--------------------o||---------------------|
||---------------------|---------------------||---------------------|
||--11-9-10-11---------|---9-10-11-------12--||---9-10-11---9-10-12-|
||o-11-9-10-11---------|---9-10-11-------12-o||---9-10-11---9-10-12-|
||---9-7--8--9---------|---7--8--9-------10--||---7--8--9-0-7--8-10-|
|
|   Gtr II
|    E E  E  E E E E E   E E  E  E E E E  E  4x E E  E  E E E  E  E
||---6-4--5--6---------|---4--5--6--------7--||---4--5--6---------7-|
||o--6-4--5--6---------|---4--5--6--------7-o||---4--5--6---------7-|
||o--4-2--3--4---0-2-3-|---2--3--4---2-3--5-o||---2--3--4---2--3--5-|
||-------------4-------|-----------4---------||-----------4---------|


  C#5B5B#5C#5                     B5B#5C#5      D5
  Gtr III
   E E  E  E S S S S  Q      +E   E  E  E Q   E  E
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------18---|-(18)\------------------|
|-11-9-10-11-9-9-x-x-18---|-(18)\-9-10-11-------12-|
|-11-9-10-11---------16---|-(16)\-9-10-11-------12-|
|--9-7--8--9--------------|-------7--8--9-------10-|
|
| Gtr II
|  E E  E  E E   E    E E     E   E  E  E E E E  E
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6--------7-|
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6--------7-|
|--4-2--3--4-----0----2-3-|-------2--3--4---2-3--5-|
|------------4------------|---------------4--------|


  C#5B5B#5C#5                     B5B#5C#5        D5
   E E  E  E S S S S  Q      +E   E  E  E Q     E  E
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------18---|-(18)\---------------------|
|-11-9-10-11-9-9-x-x-18---|-(18)\-9-10-11---------12--|
|-11-9-10-11---------16---|-(16)\-9-10-11---------12--|
|--9-7--8--9--------------|-------7--8--9---------10--|
|
|  E E  E  E E   E    E E     E   E  E  E S S E E  E
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6-x-x-x-x--7--|
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6-x-x-x-x--7--|
|--4-2--3--4-----0----2-3-|-------2--3--4-x-x-x-x--5--|
|------------4------------|---------------------------|


  C#5B5B#5C#5                     B5B#5C#5      D5
   E E  E  E S S S S  Q      +E   E  E  E Q   E  E
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------18---|-(18)\------------------|
|-11-9-10-11-9-9-x-x-18---|-(18)\-9-10-11-------12-|
|-11-9-10-11---------16---|-(16)\-9-10-11-------12-|
|--9-7--8--9--------------|-------7--8--9-------10-|
|
|  E E  E  E E   E    E E     E   E  E  E E E E  E
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6--------7-|
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6--------7-|
|--4-2--3--4-----0----2-3-|-------2--3--4---2-3--5-|
|------------4------------|---------------4--------|


  C#5B5B#5C#5                     B5B#5C#5       D5
   E E  E  E S S S S  Q      +E   E  E  E E E  E  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------18---|-(18)\-------------------|
|-11-9-10-11-9-9-x-x-18---|-(18)\-9-10-11---9-10-12-|
|-11-9-10-11---------16---|-(16)\-9-10-11---9-10-12-|
|--9-7--8--9--------------|-------7--8--9-0-7--8-10-|
|
|  E E  E  E E   E    E E     E   E  E  E E E  E  E
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6---------7-|
|--6-4--5--6--------------|-------4--5--6---------7-|
|--4-2--3--4-----0----2-3-|-------2--3--4---2--3--5-|
|------------4------------|---------------4---------|


  C#5              N.C.         G       D5
  Gtr III
                          PM--|
   H   +Q.  +E      S  S  S S E  E  Q E  E
|----------------|-------------------------|
|----------------|--------------12---------|
|----------------|--------------12---------|
|-11--(11)-(11)\-|----<5>-----5-12------12-|
|-11--(11)-(11)\-|-<5>----5-7---10------12-|
|--9---(9)--(9)\-|----------------------10-|
|
| Gtr II
|  W                S  S  S S E  E  Q E  E
|--6-------------|-----------------------7-|
|--6-------------|-----------------------7-|
|--4-------------|--5h=7--5h7-5S10\------5-|
|----------------|-------------------------|


  C#5   N.C.          G5      B5B#5D5
                           2/4
   W    S S S S E E E E Q   E E  E  E
|-----|-------------------|-----------|
|-----|-------------------|-----------|
|-----|-------------------|-----------|
|-11--|---------4-----5---|---9-10-12-|
|-11--|-----0h4---5---5---|---9-10-12-|
|--9--|-0h4-----------3---|---7--8-10-|
|
|  W    S S S S E E E E Q   E E  E  E
|--6--|-------------------|---4--5--7-|
|--6--|---------4---------|---4--5--7-|
|--4--|-----0h4---5-------|---2--3--5-|
|-----|-0h4-----------3---|-----------|


  C#5             D                              C#             N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr III
   H     E E   E   E    +Q    Q    +E   E E  E   Q  Q   +E  E E  E
|--------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
|-11-----------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
|-11-----------------|--------9----(9)----9----|----8---(8)---8------|
|--9-----9s7s==9--10-|-(10)--10---(10)-10---10-|-9--9---(9)-9----0---|
|
| Gtr II
|                                                                \5___
|  H.          Q         Q    E E   Q     E  E   Q  E E  Q    E  E
|--6-----------------|--------0-----------0----|----0---------0-<9>--|
|--6-----------------|--------0-----------0----|----0---------0-<9>--|
|--4---------/16\----|--------0-----------0----|----0---------0-<9>--|
|--------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|


                                         D.S. al Coda
                                                 ~~~
    |-----6-----| |------6-------|
    S   S S S S S S S S   S   S  S   S    e   S  Q
|-----------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------10-----------||
|-------------------------6h==8h10---7-------10s13----||
|-----------------4h6h8-------------------------------||
|-----------4h6h8-------------------------------------||
|---4h==6h8-------------------------------------------||
|
|                         /
|  +Q.                   +E         +Q           Q
|-(<9>)-----------------(<9>)------(<9>)--------------||
|-(<9>)-----------------(<9>)------(<9>)--------------||
|-(<9>)-----------------(<9>)------(<9>)--------16\---||
|-----------------------------------------------------||


   Chorus2
                        1.,2.,3.                4.
    &
    C#5B5B#5C#5            B5B#5C#5      D5       B5B#5C#5  B5B#5D5
     E E  E  E Q   E E   E E  E  E Q   E  E  4x E E  E  E E E  E  E
||-----------------9---|---------------------||---------------------||
||o----------------9---|--------------------o||---------------------||
||---------------------|---------------------||---------------------||
||--11-9-10-11---------|---9-10-11-------12--||---9-10-11---9-10-12-||
||o-11-9-10-11---------|---9-10-11-------12-o||---9-10-11---9-10-12-||
||---9-7--8--9---------|---7--8--9-------10--||---7--8--9-0-7--8-10-||
|
|    E E  E  E E E E E   E E  E  E E E E  E  4x E E  E  E E E  E  E
||---6-4--5--6---------|---4--5--6--------7--||---4--5--6---------7-||
||o--6-4--5--6---------|---4--5--6--------7-o||---4--5--6---------7-||
||o--4-2--3--4---0-2-3-|---2--3--4---2-3--5-o||---2--3--4---2--3--5-||
||-------------4-------|-----------4---------||-----------4---------||


 Outro
  C#5B5B#5C#5  B5B#5C#5    B5B#5C#5  B5B#5C#5
   E E  E  E E E  E  E   E E  E  E E E  E  E
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|-11-9-10-11---9-10-11-|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|
|-11-9-10-11---9-10-11-|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|
|--9-7--8--9---7--8--9-|---7--8--9---7--8--9-|
|
|  E E  E  E E E  E  E   E E  E  E E E  E  E
|--6-4--5--6---4--5--6-|---4--5--6---4--5--6-|
|--6-4--5--6-0-4--5--6-|-0-4--5--6-0-4--5--6-|
|--4-2--3--4-0-2--3--4-|-0-2--3--4-0-2--3--4-|
|----------------------|---------------------|


    B5B#5C#5  B5B#5C#5        B5B#5D5   C#5
  E E  E  E E E  E  E   H   E E  E  E    Q   Q H
|---------------------|---------------|----------*|
|---------------------|---------------|----------*|
|---------------------|---------------|----------*|
|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|-------9-10-12-|-11\------*|
|---9-10-11---9-10-11-|-------9-10-12-|-11\------*|
|---7--8--9---7--8--9-|-------7--8-10-|--9\------*|
|
| E E  E  E E E  E  E   H   E E  E  E    Q   Q H
|---4--5--6---4--5--6-|-------4--5--7-|--6\------*|
|-0-4--5--6-0-4--5--6-|-------4--5--7-|--6\------*|
|-0-2--3--4-0-2--3--4-|-------2--3--5-|--4\------*|
|---------------------|---------------|----------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
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 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

This is both guitar and bass transcription
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