Hum - Iron Clad Lou Chords & Tabs


Iron Clad Lou Chords & Tabs

Hum Chords & Tabs

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Iron Clad Lou Tab

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From: "Jeremy Styron" 
Subject: h/hum/
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 23:46:23 GMT

Band: Hum
Song: Iron Clad Lou
Album: Electra 2000

Transcribed by Jeremy Styron 

Ok, this song starts with a bass, but to account for the 
lack of me having a bass and I’m sure a lot of you likewise, 
this intro is tabbed for guitar. The bass part that is 
tabbed for bass is this thing...(5-8-5-2-0)...the other 
parts are played on guitar.

D |----------------------------------------|
A |--5-7-5-2-0---7-h-9-9-h-7-7-5-5---------|

D |----------------------------------------|
A |-(-5-7-5-2-0-)—7-h-9-9-h-7-7-9-9--------|
  ||==you can hit this bass note open if===||
  ||=you want to have low note to make=====||
  ||==it sound bassy=======================||

D |---------------------------------------------|
A |--(-5-7-5-2-0-)-7-h-9-9-h-7-7-5-5------------|

D |---------------------------------7---lightly-|
A (-5-7-5-2-0-)-7-h-9-9-h-7-9-9-(9)-------------| 
D |-0----just for a bassy effect----------------|

B |-----(7)-----------------------------------------|
G |-----(7)-----------------------------------------|
D |-----9—9-9-9-9-----------------------------------|
A |-----7---hold this out--------0----0-0-----------|
D |-0-------let ring-------------0----0-0-----------| 
 ||==ad lib this, play various notes in this chord==||
 ||====very strummy, get quieter and quieter========||

now the bass starts playing the main line…
A |---7-h-9-9-h-7-5-5-----------------------|

...while that goes on the guitar strums this along under
     the bass line...
    {riff 1}
E |------------------------------------0-0-0-------|
B |----------------3---5---------3--5---3-3--------|
G |--------(2)----2-2-2-4-4-4----4-----------------|
D |-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0----4-----------------|
A |-0-0-0----(4x)-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|
D |-0-0-0------------------------------------------|

B |--3--3-------------------|
G |--4--4-------------------|
D |--4--4--0-0-0------------|
A |--------0-0-0---hold out-|
D |--------0-0-0------------|
	(hold this open chord 
         out until the rocking part)

for all of riff 1 just ad lib and play around 
with it, it sounds ad libbed on the album
the whole riff is repeated while that bass line
is played.
[ Tab from: ]
now the main riff...distorted...
    fig. 1
G |------------------------5---5---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|
D |--(0)---2---(0)-0---0---5---5---7---7-7-7-7-7-7---0-X-|
A |--(0)---2---(0)-0---0---3---3---5---5-5-5-5-5-5---0-X-|
D |--(0)---2---(0)-0---0-----------------------------0-X-|
    "Now he’s alive and while he sees he knows..."

now play this...
    fig. 2
D |---0-0---2-2---h-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2------------------|
A |---0-0---2-2---h-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2------------------|
D |---0-0---2-2---h-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2------------------|
then fig.1 again and the 2nd verse starts...
then fig.2...then

E |----0----0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-0-0--|
B |----0----0-0---2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0--|
G |----0----4-4---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-4--|
D |-0----------------------------------------------------|
A |-0-----hold throughout--------------------------------|
D |-0----------------------------------------------------|
    still distorted

    play with the above notes and chords in the 
    "It sure gets lonely at the top" part

    "I win  I win I win..."
    Bass plays this clean first…
A |---------------------------------|
D |----10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12----|

    then the distorted guitar comes in with
D |---10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12---|
A |---10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12---|
D |---10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12---|
    ||===repeated many a time===||

there’s some lead parts during the 8 10 stuff…

G |-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-16-16-17-17-17~~-|

B |--17-17-17-17-17-b-17-b-15-b-15-b-15-b-15~~~--|

B |--(17)------------------------------------------------|
G |------11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-6-6-~~s--|

E |----------------------------------------|
B |-17-17-17-17-b-17-b-17-b-18-18-18-18-b--|

E |-------------------------|
B |-19-19-20-20-21-21-B~~~~~|

B |---------------------------------------|
G |-7--7--9-9-9-9-11-11-11-9-9-7-7--------|
D |-----------------------------------0---|
A |-5--5--7-7-7-7--9--9--9-7-7-5-5----0---|
D |-----------------------------------0---|

Now he's alive, while he sees he knows 
He don't need a word from his f***ing tease 
He just needs some space and a lot of trees 
A place to sleep , place to breathe 
Cruising out of third and strapped to the mountain side 
Reaching for the sun, it tells him something's right 
Got into my mind where I can feel you 
The cat is in my head and I'm f***ing wide awake 
Image in the sky tells me I'm not alive 
Smashing suns, and you smashing out his brains 
Got into my mind where I can feel you 
The cat is in my head and I'm f***ing wide awake 
I win, I win, I win 
It sure gets lonely at the top 
Sure feels weird if falling out 
It sure gets lonely at the top 
I win, I win