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Counting Crows - Einstein On The Beach tab

Counting Crows - Einstein on the Beach


This song sounds like it was played either in standard tuning and slowed
down a bit, or detuned and sped up.  To play along, tune all strings 
approximately 1/4 step down from standard.

There are two riffs in this song I thought were worth tabbing out,
besides a few rhythm figures.


Riff 1:
     _________________________________________________________________

      |--5p4p0-5~p4p0-5~p4p0-5~p4p0-(4)-5p4p0-5~p4p0-5~p4p0-5~p4p0--|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
     _________________________________________________________________


Riff 2:
     _________________________________________________________________

      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
      |-----1---2---2-1~--1-------------1---2---2-1~--1-------------|
      |--2----2---2---------2-4-6-4-2~----2---2---------2-4-6-4-2~--|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
      |-------------------------------------------------------------|
     _________________________________________________________________


Rhythm Figure 1:    (p = palm-mute slightly)
     ______________________________________________________________
         E      A      E      B      E      A      E      B

      |--0--0-----0----0--0-----2----0--0-----0----0--0-----2----|
      |--0--0-----2-x--0--0-----2-x--0--0-----2-x--0--0-----2-x--|
      |--1--1---2-2-x--1--1---4-4-x--1--1---2-2-x--1--1---4-4-x--|
      |--2--2---2---x--2--2---4---x--2--2---2---x--2--2---4---x--|
      |--2------0---x--2------2---x--2------0---x--2------2---x--|
      |--0-------------0-------------0-------------0-------------|
                p             p             p             p
     ______________________________________________________________


Rhythm Figure 2:
     ____________________________________________
       C#m  B   A   E               F#m     A

     |--4---2---0---0--|          |--2------5--|
     |--5---2---2---0--|          |--2------5--|
     |--6---4---2---1--|   x 3    |--2------6--|
     |--6---4---2---2--|          |--4------7--|
     |--4---2---0---2--|          |--4------7--|
     |--------------0--|          |--2------5--|
     ____________________________________________


Rhythm Figure 3:
     ___________________________________
       G#m   A                B    B

     |--4----5--|          |--2----2--|
     |--4----5--|          |--2----2--|
     |--4----6--|   x 3    |--4----4--|
     |--6----7--|          |--4----4--|
     |--6----7--|          |--2----2--|
     |--4----5--|          |----------|
     ___________________________________




The song starts with Riff 1 fading in, with an acoustic guitar
strumming an E chord fading in behind it.

Then we have the rhythm figure, which might be played by bass only
(I'm not sure), but regardless, Rhythm Figure 1 is what's going on under
Riff 2, which is the first thing when the song proper starts.

For the verses, play Rhythm Figure 1 four times.

The prechorus consists of two lines over which an A chord is played.
Between the two lines, there is a repetition of the rhythm figure, with
half of Riff 2 played over it.

For the chorus, play Rhythm Figure 2.  Over the last line, the 
F#m -> A progression, play Riff 1 a couple of times.

From there it goes back into Rhythm Figure 1 with Riff 2.

(Repeat verse, prechorus, and chorus)

For the bridge, play Rhythm Figure 3.

Under the organ solo, play Rhythm Figure 1 four times.

(Repeat prechorus and chorus)

Then repeat the first half of the bridge (G#m -> A -> G#m -> A)

Then repeat the chorus twice, except after the first one, omit the A chord,
so it goes like this:

C#m -> B -> A -> E  (three times)   ->   F#m
C#m -> B -> A -> E  (three times)   ->   F#m -> A -> E

At this point, the song starts to fade out with the guitar playing an E
chord and the other instruments playing little fills.  That's it!

Questions, comments, corrections, etc. email me: andy719 at hotmail dot com
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