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Neenah Menasha Chords & Tabs

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Neenah Menasha Tab

   
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From: Xangel@f1015.n105.z1.fidonet.org (Xangel)
Date: 18 Nov 95 16:15:27 -0800
Subject: TAB: (updated lyrics) "Neenah Menasha" by Sponge


SONG: Neenah Menasha
GROUP: Sponge
TUNING: Dropped D, all strings down 1/2 step (Db, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb)

Howdy folks, seems like there aren't enough Sponge tabs out there, so here
goes this one. A few things to note: for those of you who know what a time
signature is, the one for this song is 3/4 or 6/8 or something like that as
compared to the usual 4/4.

Okay, the song starts out with this deep booming noise that I haven't figured
out. My best guess is that it's a D power chord bent up and down twice while
the bass rumbles a low D. Such as:

   1/2  1/2
e:-----------------------|
B:-----------------------|
G:-----------------------|
D:-12---12---------------|
A:-12---12---------------|
D:-12---12---------------|

In any case, over this comes these two notes. They're played in a different
order each time.

e:-----------------------|
B:-15~-------------------|
G:-14~-------------------|
D:-----------------------|
A:-----------------------|
D:-----------------------|

The verse riff is played with heavy distortion and palm muting. (Actually the
entire song is pretty damn distorted!)

  P.M.---------------------------------------|
e:-------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------|
D:-0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0----|
A:-0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0----|
D:-0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0----|

After playing this the necessary amount of times, you play this while he
goes,"To always be lost, never to find the way."

e:------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4/5--5--5--5--5-|
D:-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4/5--5--5--5--5-|
A:-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2/3--3--3--3--3-|
D:-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|-----------------------------------|

Then you go back to the first verse riff:

e:-----------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------------|
D:-0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--|
A:-0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--|
D:-0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--|

The prechorus ("To hit the ground and know the sound....") goes something
like this. (This is as near as I can get it.)

e:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G:----------5-----------------5--------|---------5-----------------5--------|
D:-------5-----5-----------5-----5-----|------5-----5-----------5-----5-----|
A:----5-----------5-----5-----------5--|---5-----------5-----5-----------5--|
D:-5-----------------5-----------------|-5----------------5-----------------|

And now for the chorus....("They will never....")

e:------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D:-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
A:-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
D:-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|

The first time through, play an open-stringed D power chord (000xxx) and then
go back to the verse riff. The other times you go into this interlude:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/sponge/neenah_menasha_tab_ver_2.html ]
e:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B:-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|
G:-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|
D:-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A:-8--8--8--8--8--8--10-10-10-10-10-10-|8--8--8--8--8--8--10-10-10-10-10-10-|
D:-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-|------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-|

e:-------------------------|-------------------------|
B:-7-----7--7--7-----------|-7-----7--7--7-----------|
G:-7-----7--7--7-----------|-7-----7--7--7-----------|
D:-7-----7--7--7--6-----7--|-7-----7--7--7--6-----7--|
A:-5-----5--5--5--6-----7--|-5-----5--5--5--6-----7--|
D:----------------6-----7--|----------------6-----7--|

Sometimes, the lead guitar plays this over the above riff.

e:----|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:----|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G:-5/-|-14~--------------12~-------------|-14~--------------12~-------------|
D:----|-15~--------------14~-------------|-15~--------------14~-------------|
A:----|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D:----|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e:------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G:-11----------------5----------------|-11----------------5----------------|
D:(12)--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A:------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D:------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

The last time, another guitar plays this with the two measures above.

e:-14----------------8----------------|
B:------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------|
D:------------------------------------|
A:------------------------------------|
D:------------------------------------|

And the ending goes as such:

e:-14----------------8-----------------|------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------|-11----------------5----------------|
D:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

e:-----------------------------|
B:-----------------------------|
G:-7---------------------------|
D:-----------------------------|
A:-----------------------------|
D:-----------------------------|

And finally, the outro, with no distortion:

e:-------------------------------------|
B:----------8-----------------8--------|
G:-------10----10----------10----10----|
D:----10----------10----10----------10-|
A:-8-----------------8-----------------|
D:-------------------------------------|

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LYRICS:
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To hear but not complete
To sleep but not to eat
To always be lost
To never find the way
No thought, no memory
No hope or tragedy
A (bare old ancient?) reflection of the feast

To hit the ground and know the sound
It's like trial by mistake
Death's a crown we wear around
Like a smile on our face

They will never eat or lie
They will never drink or try
They will never weep or cry
They will never wave goodbye

The silence that would not break
The loss of a feat
The fence of a woman
That aroused much to leave

I'll break down and she sees a cloud
That goes to hide away
Death to clouds and on their crowns
A smile on their face

They will never weep or cry
They will never eat or lie
They will never sing or smile
They will never breathe or cry

Neenah Menasha will wait

I'll break down and she sees a cloud
That goes to hide away
Death to clouds and on their crowns
A smile on their face

They will never eat or lie
They will never drink or try
They will never breathe or cry
They will never wave goodbye

Neenah Menasha will wait
Neenah Menasha will fade
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