Pinback - Shag Chords & Tabs


Shag Chords & Tabs

Pinback Chords & Tabs

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Shag Tab

Song Title: Shag
Band Name: Pinback
Album: Pinback
Tabbed by: Casey C.

Tuning = EADFBe - drop G to F 		

    Intro & MAIN RIFF - 
e -------------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------------
F -------------0---------------0---------------0---------------     4x  After playing this for the second time, 
D ----7------3--------7------3--------7------3--------7------3-         the lyrics kick in 
A 3/5----3/5------3/5----3/5------3/5----3/5------3/5----3/5---
E -------------------------------------------------------------

("It rained because I took the dust...")


After playing that 4 times, this riff kicks in:

    RIFF 2 - The backround noise in this part makes this somewhat difficult to pick out.
e -----------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------
F -----------------------------------------------------------     2x
D 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
A 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
E -----------------------------------------------------------

("Rusty springs un-coils in a baby bottle...")

Then the chorus kicks in after Riff 2 (a steady organ beat holds this together)
e ---------------------
B ---------------------
F 9--9---8-------------
D ----------8---7--8--7bv ---  bend & then add vibrato.
A ---------------------
E ---------------------

("Push the little baby down the...")


After the chorus it goes back and plays the main riff twice before going 
into Riff 2, but this time it plays the riff 4 times - (outline below, if needed.)

[ Tab from: ]

So after the 2nd Riff a new guitar part pops up, and here it is:
e --------------
B --------------
F ----0-4-0---0-  
D --3-----------    this plays 15x, then starts to fade.
A 1-------------
E --------------
This starts joining the above riff after it has played 7x and fades at the same time (layered)
    e -------------
    B -------------
    F -------------
    D 2/5-3v-----
    A -------------
    E -------------
("In your castle,  all your candles...")


And finally, the CHORUS ends this song with same length as the chorus posted above.


To wrap things up, here's the lyrics with riff titles to hopefully clear any confusion:

  Main Riff 
It rained because I took the dust of
your bones crushed and seeded all the clouds.
It rained for days a blaze of Hail and stones
the size of men around your house.
  Riff 2 

Rusty spring uncoils in a baby bottle.
Toddler screams over power the infant death rattle.


Push the little baby down the
Push the little baby down the
Push the little baby down the spiral stairs.--- 2x

  Main Riff

It's lame because it fell above the needs of this
pretend life and his wishes.
So now it limps and counts the hours.
Watches the clock by pounding doves and dishes.

   Riff 2

Delta Force plays on your old gray monitor.
Power Team breaks flaming blocks of cinder.
Sick of sickness. You're unkind and a liar.
Get your kicks a witness to feeble slaughter.


In your castle all your candles drip on the pavement,
From what I've heard. 
And the cattle that you laid down drip on the pavement,
From what I've heard.
Cold wet floor.


Push the little baby down the
Push the little baby down the
Push the little baby down the spiral stairs --- 3x


Guitar KEY:  / - slide up
             b - bend
             v - vibrato

This is just another brick in the wall of all the masterpieces Pinback have created, enjoy.