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Exhuming Mc Carthy Chords & Tabs

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Exhuming Mc Carthy Tab

   
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EXHUMING MCCARTHY (Version 1)

(Riff taken from Wayne Ellis' version)


      
|--------------------------------|------2---------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------4b5-(4b5)-4-2----------2--|--4b5---4b5--4b5r4-p2----2--|
|---------------------4--2--4----|-----------------------4----|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-0--2---------------------------|----------------------------|


|---------------------------|---2-----------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|-2-------------------|--------------|
|-----2---2----2----2--4b5--|-----4b5-4--2--------|-2------------|
|--4----4---4----4----------|--------------4-2--4-|---4--4p2-4-2-|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|

(It's a sign of the times)  (It's a sign of the times)



      
|--------------------------------|------2---------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------4b5-(4b5)-4-2----------2--|--4b5---4b5--4b5r4-p2----2--|
|---------------------4--2--4----|-----------------------4----|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-0--2---------------------------|----------------------------|


|---------------------------|---2-----------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|-2-------------------|--------------|
|-----2---2----2----2--4b5--|-----4b5-4--2--------|-2------------|
|--4----4---4----4----------|--------------4-2--4-|---4--4p2-4-2-|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|
(It's a sign of the times)    (it's a sign of the times)



      
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EXHUMING MCCARTHY (Version 2)

Transcribed by Wayne Ellis (ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk)

The guitars are tuned as follows: E A D G B E  (from low to high)

Intro
-------  

|------------------|------------------|         2 Bars of drums, alone.

Verse 1
---------

  G#       C#     G#       C#G#       C#   F#
  D  D  U  D U D U    D  D  D  D  D D
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|------------------|
G-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-3--3--3--3--3-3/-|
D-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-4--4--4--4--4-4/-|
A-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-4--4--4--4--4-4/-|
E-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-2--2--2--2--2-2/-|
        X         X      X 


 G#        C#     G#       C#G#       C#    F#   C#
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|------------------|
G-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-/8--8---6-6-6-6--|
D-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-/8--8---6-6-6-6--|
A-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-/6--6---4-4-4-4--|
E-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|------------------|
        X         X      X

Guitar Solo 1
---------------

E------------------|------------------|------------------|---2--------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|-4b--4[5]-4-2-----|----2-------------|-4b-4b--4brp2---2-|
D------------------|--------------4-2-|-4----------------|--------------4---|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E-0--2-------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 
E------------------|------------------|----2-------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|-2----------------|------------------|
G-----2------2-----|----2------2--4b--|-----4b--2--------|----2-------------|
D--4------4--------|-4------4---------|------------4--2-(2h)4--4--4mbp2-4-2-|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 X    *
(It's  a  sign  of  the  times)(It's  a  sign  of  the  times)

* for the micro-bend (in 4mbp2) pull the string down - towards the high E 
  string, and then pulloff to fret 2.

Chorus 1
----------
 
  F#     C#               B          F#       B   C#      B    F#
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G-3--3---4---6---6-|-6----------------|--3---------------|------------------|
D-4--4---4---6---6-|-6---6----4-------|--4--------4------|-6--6----4--------|
A-4--------------4-|-4---4----2--0--4-|--4--------2------|-4--4----2--0--4--|
E-2----------------|----------------2-|--2---------------|---------------2--|
     X X U      X
You're sharpening ...

    F#        C#             B          F#  B  C#       C#      B   
 F# 
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G----3---4---------|------------------|---3--------------|------------------|
D----4---2-------6-|-6----6----4------|---4---4---6------|-6--6----4--------|
A----4-----------4-|-4----4----2-0--4-|---4---2---4------|-4--4----2-----4/-|
E----2-------------|----------------2-|---2--------------|------------0--2/-|
         X X  U      X      X
You're sharpening ...

Verse 2
---------

  G#       C#     G#       C#G#       C#   F#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-1-----------|
   

 G#       C#     G#       C#G#       C#    F#   C#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|


  F#
E-----------------|
B-----------------|
G-3--3--3--3---3/-|fill 1
D-4--4--4--4---4/-|
A-4--4--4--4---4/-|
E-2--2--2--2---4/-|

Verse 2 is the same as verse 1, except where fill 1 is indicated.

Guitar Solo 2
---------------

E------------------|------------------|------------------|---2--------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|-4b--4[5]-4-2-----|----2-------------|-4b-4b--4brp2---2-|
D------------------|--------------4-2-|-4----------------|--------------4---|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E-0--2-------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B---------------2--|------------------|------------------|----5---7b9r7-b9r7|
G-----2--4--4b-----|--4b--2-----------|-----2-----4---2--|-/6---6-----------|
D--4---------------|---------4---2----|-4------4---------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 
(Its  a  sign  of  the  times)       (Its  a  sign  of  the  times) 
 

Chorus 2
----------

  F#         C#             B          F#     B   C#      B   
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G-3--3---4-------6-|-6----------------|-3-3--------------|------------------|
D-4--4---4-------6-|-6----------4-----|-4-4-------4------|-6--6----4--------|
A-4--------------4-|-4----------2-----|-4-4-------2------|-4--4----2--------|
E-2----------------|------------------|-2-2--------------|------------------|
     X   U      X      

    F#        C#                B     F#        B   C#      B
 F# 
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G--3---------------|------------------|-3-3--------------|------------------|
D--4--4-------4--6-|-6-------------4--|-4-4-------4------|-6--6----4--------|
A--4--4-------2--4-|-4-------------2--|-4-4-------2------|-4--4----2--4-----|
E--2---------------|------------------|-2-2--------------|------------2-----|
         X   U      


Verse 3
---------

  G#       C#     G#       C#G#       C#   F#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------

 G#       C#     G#       C#G#       C#    F#    C#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-2-----------|


[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rem/exhuming_mc_carthy_tab.html ]
  F#  C#
E------------------|
B------------------|
G-/8--8---6---6----|fill 2
D-/8--8---6---6----|
A-/6--6---4---4----|
E------------------|

Verse 3 is the same as verse 1, except where fill 2 is indicated.

Spoken Quote Section
----------------------

guitar 1 (mute throughout)
 C5    C5       D#5  D#5
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------5-----|-----5-------5/---|-----8------------|-8---8---88/------|
D555--5------5-----|-----5-------5/---|888--8------------|-8---8---88/------|
A333--3---3-----3--|-3-------33-------|666------6--------|---6--------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
   |      |tr |    |
guitar 2   |      | |    |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
G-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

    

 C5    C5       D#5  D#5
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B----with-guitar3--|--double_fill-1---|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|-----8------------|-8---8---88-------|
D555---------------|------------------|888--8------------|-8---8---88-------|
A333---------------|------------------|666------6--------|--6---------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 tr   |      |tr |    |
guitar 2   |      | |    |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
G-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|



C5    C5       D#5  D#5
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B----with-guitar3--|--double_fill-2---|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|---------8--------|-----8---8--------|
D555----------55---|-5--55-------55---|888--8---8--8-----|-8---8---8---8/---|
A333----------33---|-3--33-------33---|666--6----6-6-----|-66----------6/---|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 tr   |      |tr |    |
guitar 2   |      | |    |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
G-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|



   F5   D#5     C#5      B5
guitar 1
E------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|
D--10---------8----|--6----------4----|
A--8----------6----|--4----------2----|
E------------------|------------------|


E------------------|-0----------------|
B-----5------------|-5-------5--------|   guitar 3
G---------5--------|-----5-------5----| double_fill 1
D------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|

E-----3------------|------------------|
B-----5-------3----|-5-------5--------|   guitar 3
G---------5--------|-----5-------5----| double_fill 2
D------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|

Verse 4
---------

  F#       B     F#      B  F#       B      E
E------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------0---|
B-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|----------------0-|
G-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|--1---1---1-------|
D-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|--2---2---2-------|
A-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|--2---2---2-------|
E-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|--0---0---0-------|
        X   X      X
 

 F#       B     F#      B  F#       B      C#     B
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|-/6---6---4---4-4-|
G-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-/6---6---4---4-4-|
D-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-/6---6---4---4-4-|
A-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-/4---4---2---2-2-|
E-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|------------------|
X   X      X


Verse 5
---------

  F#       B     F#      B  F#       B      E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-3----------|


  F#       B     F#      B  F#       B      C#     B
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|



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

Verse 5 is the same as verse 4, except where fill 3 is indicated.

Outro
-------

  F#       B     F#      B  F#       B      E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-4-----------|
 
 Exhuming   McCarthyExhuming  McCarthy ...


  F#       B     F#      B  F#       B      C#     B
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-5-----------|


E--------------0---|E------------------|
B----------------0-|B-/6---6----4--4---|
G--1---1-----------| fill 4 G-/6---6----4--4---| fill 5
D--2---2-----------|D-/6---6----4--4---|
A--2---2-----------|A-/4---4-----------|
E--0---0-----------|E------------------|

The Outro is the same as verse 4, except where fills 4 and 5 are indicated.

TAB Key
---------

b  - bend a semitone (1 fret)
       YbZ - bend the note at fret Y to the same pitch 
     as the note found at fret Z
mb - microtone bend (see record for further details)
r  - release previous bend
        rZ - release previous bend to the same pitch as
     the note found at fret Z
       Y[Z]- Play the note at fret Y which has been previously bent
     to the same pitch as that found on fret Z. (The bend
     is silent when playing this note)
h  - hammer on
p  - pulloff
/  - slide up
\  - slide down
X  - mute with palm of picking hand
U  - upstroke
D  - downstroke
tr - tremolo picking
       ( ) - incidental note

Notes
-------

The verses of the song are all quite similar. Verses 1,2 and 3 are
made up of a (G#, C#)[3],F# - (G# C#)[3] F# C# progression over
8-bars. Each verse differs slightly an bars 4 and 8 - after the
first verse these changes are shown as 'fills'. The differences are 
only slight.

In verses 4 and 5 (and also in the Outro) the original verse riff is 
transposed down by a whole tone (by moving the original chords down 
by 2 frets) giving a (F#, B)[3],E - (F# B)[3] E B progression. Again,
the riff played over the (F# B)[3] section is constant with only 
slight changes occurring in bars 4 and 8. (These are also shown as 
fills)

The 2 guitar solos are based on the F# minor pentatonic scale, using
the 'standard box' pattern (with extension) found at the second fret.
Both solos share the same first 4-bars.

Some of the notation in the guitar solos may need clarification....
The term '4brp2' (in the 4th bar of solo 1) is an attempt to notate
a fluid movement of the wrist used to fret the notes.
The note on the 4th fret is bent by 1 semitone (the same as the note
found on the 5th fret) then released and then pulled-off to the 2nd
fret - all in one movement. Other terms, such as 4mbp2, can be
explained in a similar way. The note at the 4th fret is bend slightly
(i.e. less than a semitone - listen to the record for the exact bend)
and the pull-off to fret 2. All in one movement. Listen to the record
and it should become clear.

The spoken word section contains 2 guitars. Guitar 1 plays the main
rhythm part, which is based on playing partial power chords. Guitar 2
plays diads, - these have a reggae type of feel to them, as they are
played on beats 2 and 4 of each bar. Guitar 3 is used to add a melody
over the C5 sections these are shown as double_fills 1 and 2. The fills
also sound as if they may have been doubled, to get a thicker sound.

The choruses are all different, but follow the same structure. They 
are made up of partial chords - its just a matter of playing the 
chords shown above the TAB to match the vocal phrasing to get the
'loose effect' heard on the record. 

This Transcription (c) Copyright DarkMusic 1994. ReVamped for '96.

Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome.

             Wayne Ellis email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk
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