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Girlschool - Screaming Blue Murder tab

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                     SCREAMING BLUE MURDER - Girlschool
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Written by: Kelly Johnson, Kim McAuliffe, Gil Weston
CD: "Screaming Blue Murder"   (1982, Bronze Records) (original version)
    "The Collection"          (1991, Castle Comm.) (re-recorded version)

Tabbed by: Anne Drury   (zerofret)
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: February 6, 2006

Notes:

-4/4 time - bar lines do indicate timing
-guitar solos are in E minor
-the harmonics in the verses are natural harmonics played at the 7th fret,
 all other harmonics are pinch harmonics
-*see note on fretboard position at bottom of tab

 All of the guitar parts for both versions of "SBM" are included here. The 
 main tab is of the re-recorded version (available on some compilation CDs, 
 such as "The Collection" - it's also the version that was on the 
 "Screaming Blue Murder" LP in North America). At the end of the tab 
 I've included all the guitar parts from the original recording of the 
 song that are different from the re-recorded version (guitar solo,outro).   


INTRO:

                E5
 E ------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
 B ------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
 G ------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
 D -12-13-14-14|=---14---x-14--x-|-14---x--14---12-13-14-14=|
 A -12-13-14-14|=---14---x-14--x-|-14---x--14---12-13-14-14=|
 E -10-11-12-12|=---12---x-12--x-|-12---x--12---10-11-12-12=|


   E5
 E ------------------|--------------------------|
 B ------------------|--------------------------|
 G ------------------|--------------------------|
 D =----14---x-14--x-|-14---x--14---12-13-14-12=|
 A =----14---x-14--x-|-14---x--14---12-13-14-12=|
 E =----12---x-12--x-|-12---x--12---10-11-12-10=|


   D5
 E ------------------|--------------------------|
 B ------------------|--------------------------|
 G ------------------|--------------------------|
 D =----12---x-12--x-|-12---x--12---12-13-14-12=|
 A =----12---x-12--x-|-12---x--12---12-13-14-12=|
 E =----10---x-10--x-|-10---x--10---10-11-12-10=|


   D5
 E ------------------|--------------------------|
 B ------------------|--------------------------|
 G ------------------|---------------7--8--9--9=|
 D =----12---x-12--x-|-12---x--12----7--8--9--9=|
 A =----12---x-12--x-|-12---x--12----5--6--7--7=|
 E =----10---x-10--x-|-10---x--10---------------|


1ST VERSE:

   E5                             D5
 E ------------------|--------------------------|
 B ------------------|----------------------<7>-|
 G =-----9---x--9--x-|--9---x--9-------<7>------|
 D =-----9---x--9--x-|--9---x--9--<7>-----------|
 A =-----7---x--7--x-|--7---x--7----------------|
 E ------------------|--------------------------|
  Action screams like screaming blue murder


   E5                             D5
 E -<7>--------------|--------------------------|
 B ------------------|----------------------<7>-|
 G ------9---x--9--x-|--9---x--9-------<7>------| Play
 D ------9---x--9--x-|--9---x--9--<7>-----------|  2x
 A ------7---x--7--x-|--7---x--7----------------|
 E ------------------|--------------------------|
  Action screams when 
              there's something to say
  Action screams when 
              there's no words to tell it


   E5
 E -<7>--------------|--------------------------|
 B ------------------|--------------------------|
 G ------9---x--9--x-|--9---x--9=---------------|
 D ------9---x--9--x-|--9---x--9=---------------|
 A ------7---x--7--x-|--7---x--7=---------------|
 E ------------------|--------------------------|
Action screams when 
               you're fading away


   C5       B5      A5               E5
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -5~/(7)--7~/(9)-|-9~~------------|-----9---x--9--x-|-9---x--9=-------|
 D ----------------|----------------|-----9---x--9--x-|-9---x--9=-------|
 A ----------------|----------------|-----7---x--7--x-|-7---x--7=-------|
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                         When you're 
                             fading away


   C5       B5      A5               F#5
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -5~/(7)--7~/(9)-|-9~~------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
 A ----------------|----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
 E ----------------|----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                                Come on, let me show 
                                             you just what we're gonna do,
                                                                We're all

CHORUS:

   E5                                D5
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----7---8=-----|-7---7-8=-------|-----7---8=------|-7---7-8=--------|
 G -----7---9=-----|-7---7-9=-------|-----7---9=------|-7---7-9=--------|
 D ----------------|---9------------|-----------------|---9-------------|
 A ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Screaming                     Blue Murder


   E5                                C5                D5
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----7---8=-----|-7---7-8=-------|-----7-8-----8-7=|=---7-(7)/12--10-|
 G -----7---9=-----|-7---7-9=-------|-----7-9-----9-7=|=---7-(7)/12--11-|
 D ----------------|---9------------|-----------------|--9--------------|
 A ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Screaming                     Blue Murder



2ND VERSE:    (played same as 1st Verse, except final line)

All those times you thought it would happen
All those lies spinning 'round in your head
All those times you thought it would kill you
All their lies will tear them to shreds
Will tear them to shreds

   C5       B5      A5               F#5
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -5~/(7)--7~/(9)-|-9~~------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|----------------|-4-3-4-3---------|-----------------|
 A ----------------|----------------|---------4-3-4-3-|-4---------------|
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                         If you were me 
                                                                 you'd be

Play CHORUS


GUITAR BREAK:

   E5
 E -----------------|---------------------|
 B -----------------|---------------------|
 G -----9-9-9-9-9-9-|/9-9-9-9--/9-9-9-7h9-|
 D -----------------|---------------------|
 A -----------------|---------------------|
 E -----------------|---------------------|


   D5
 E ------------------------------|-----------------------------|
 B ------------------------------|-----------------------------|
 G -9^(11)-(11)-(11)---11^s-12^w-|-14^wr^wr^wr^wr^w--14^w-14^w-|
 D ------------------------------|-----------------------------|
 A ------------------------------|-----------------------------|
 E ------------------------------|-----------------------------|
    

   E5
 E ---------------------|------------------------|
 B -15------------11-10-|-8~----------8--7-8p7---|
 G -------14^(16)-------|----------------------9-|
 D ---------------------|------------------------|
 A ---------------------|------------------------|
 E ---------------------|------------------------|


   D5
 E ---------------------|------------------------|
 B -7-8-7h8p7---7-8---8^|(10)--8-7-8-7h8p7h8-8p7-|
 G -----------9---------|------------------------|
 D ---------------------|------------------------|
 A ---------------------|------------------------|
 E ---------------------|------------------------|


   E5
 E ---------------------|------------------------|
 B ---------------------|------------------------|
 G -9-------------------|--------0-0=------0h2p0-|
 D -------------------0-|-2p0-----------2--------|
 A ---------------------|-----2------------------|
 E -----3^----0---------|------------------------|


   D5
 E ---------------------|------------------------|
 B ---------------------|------------------------|
 G ---2^w--<2>^w---2^(4)|r2--0-2p0---0-2---------|
 D ---------------------|----------2--------/9-9-|
 A ---------------------|------------------------|
 E ---------------------|------------------------|


   C5
 E ---------------------|------------------------|
 B ---------------------|-8-8-8p7-----8p7---8--8^|
 G -7~~-------9~~-------|---------9-------9------|
 D ---------9---------9-|------------------------|
 A ---------------------|------------------------|
 E ---------------------|------------------------|


   D5
 E --------------------------|-------------------|---
 B (10)--8=^(10)r8-7-8-7-----|-------------------|---
 G ----------------------7---|-------------------|---
 D ------------------------7-|-7-5-4-5p4---------|---
 A --------------------------|-----------5-6-7---|---
 E --------------------------|-------------------|-0-



3RD VERSE:     (played same as 1st Verse)

Action screams but nobody listened
Action screams when I wanted it all
Action screams, now I'm Screaming Blue Murder
Action screams and they don't count at all
And they don't count at all
Come on, let me show you just what we're gonna do


Play CHORUS 2x


OUTRO:
(play the Intro guitar part as accompaniment to the guitar solo here)
-the first several measures of the Outro are mostly a controlled 
 feedback type part


 E ----|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 B ----|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 G /16\|-<4>~~--=--=--|--=--=--=--=--|--=--=--=--=--|--=--=--=--^(5)-|
 D ----|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 A ----|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 E ----|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|



 E -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 B -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 G -r<4>~~---=--=--=--|--=--=--=--=--|--=--=--^w----|--=--=--=---=---|
 D -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 A -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 E -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
                                              (bend up gradually)


 E -------------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|
 B -------------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|
 G -9^(11)~~-=--=--=--|--=--=--=--=--|--=--=--=--=--|-=-9^(11)--9-7h9p7---|
 D -------------------|--------------|--------------|-------------------9-|
 A -------------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|
 E -------------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|



 E -----------------------|----------------------|
 B -----------------------|----------------------|
 G -7--9^(11)--9^(11)-----|-----9^(11)r9-7-9p7---|
 D -----------------------|--------------------9-|
 A -----------------------|----------------------|
 E -----------------------|----------------------|



 E -------------------|--------------------------|
 B -------------------|--------------------------|
 G -7-9-7----9-7-9-10-|-11-11------14--16^(17)===|
 D -------------------|--------/16---------------|
 A -------------------|--------------------------|
 E -------------------|--------------------------|



 E --------------|---------------|---------------|-----------17-----14----|
 B --------------|---------------|---------------|-17^(19)-------17----17-|
 G -r16~~--------|------16^(17)--|-16~~----------|------------------------|
 D --------------|---------------|---------------|------------------------|
 A --------------|---------------|---------------|------------------------|
 E --------------|---------------|---------------|------------------------|



 E -------------------|--------------------------|
 B -------------------|------------------15------|
 G -14~~--------------|---------14^(16)-hb---(16)|
 D -------------------|--------------------------|
 A -------------------|--------------------------|
 E -------------------|--------------------------|
 


 E -------------------|----------------------------------------|
 B -------------------|----------------------------------------|
 G -r14--14^-[14-14-14|-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)]-14--12h14p12-|
 D -------------------|----------------------------------------|
 A -------------------|----------------------------------------|
 E -------------------|----------------------------------------|
           (continue striking note while bending up gradually)


 E --------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------|
 B --------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------|
 G -11~~---------|--------11^(12)-(12)-|-(12)r11---------|----------------|
 D --------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------|
 A --------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------|
 E --------------|---------------------|---------11^s----|----------------|
                                                           
(fade)


Note on fretboard position: The video footage referenced for this tab was
the "Play At Home" video. It clearly shows Kelly playing the Intro as
tabbed, playing the opening progression with the E5 at the 12th fret. None
of the footage shows where she's playing the E5 during the verses, but it
makes the most sense to play it at the 7th fret, putting it in close 
proximity to where the harmonics are played (making for an easier 
transition between the two). So right where the Intro leads into the 1st 
Verse, I switched that ascending progression from the 12th-14th frets to
the 5th-7th frets (in order to enter the verse on that 7th fret E5 chord), 
although that may not be exactly how it's played. (Other video footage 
shows that Cris plays both Intro and Verses in the 5th-7th fret area.) 
Also, on the "Play At Home" footage, all of the lead guitar soloing
corresponds to the re-recorded version of "SBM", not the original
version.

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SCREAMING BLUE MURDER - guitar parts from the original version of the song
                        on the Bronze Records "SBM" album


VERSES:
-measures 9-10 and 13-14 of the verses are a bit different - the ascending
 guitar line is played on the A string rather than the G

   C5       B5       A5           E5
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|----------------|-----9---x--9--x-|-9---x--9=-------|
 D ----------------|----------------|-----9---x--9--x-|-9---x--9=-------|
 A -3~/(5)--5~/(7)-|-7~-------------|-----7---x--7--x-|-7---x--7=-------|
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                       When you're 
                             fading away


GUITAR SOLO:

   E5
 E -----------------|---------------------|
 B -----------------|---------------------|
 G ----9-9-/9-9-9-9-|/9-9-9-9--/9-9-9-(9)-|
 D -----------------|---------------------|
 A -----------------|---------------------|
 E -----------------|---------------------|


   D5
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|
 B -------------------------|-------------------------|
 G -/11-11-11---/12---/14---|-/16~----------14^w-14^w-|
 D -------------------------|-------------------------|
 A -------------------------|-------------------------|
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|


   E5
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|
 B -15-15-15-15-15----------|-------------------------|
 G -----------------14^w-14-|-12~----11-12p11--11-/14=|
 D -------------------------|----------------14-------|
 A -------------------------|-------------------------|
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|


   D5
 E --------------------------|------------------------|
 B --------------------------|------------------------|
 G =-12--11--11h12p11-9h11p9-|-7=-^w-r-^w-r-^w-r-^w---|
 D --------------------------|------------------------|
 A --------------------------|------------------------|
 E --------------------------|------------------------|


   E5
 E -----------------------|---------------------------|
 B -5---------------------|---------------------------|
 G -----------------------|----------0=---------4--2--|
 D -----------------2--0--|----0--2-------2-----------|
 A -----------------------|-2-------------------------|
 E -----3^----0-----------|---------------------------|


   D5
 E -------------3---------|---------------------------|
 B -----------------------|---------------------------|
 G --4--2--4--------4-----|-4=\2-2---0h2p0------0--2=/|
 D -----------------------|-----------------2---------|
 A -----------------------|---------------------------|
 E -----------------------|---------------------------|


   C5
 E -----------------------|---------------------------|
 B -----------------------|------------------------12-|
 G /4~~-----4=/7~~------7=|/9~~-----9=/12~~-----------|
 D -----------------------|---------------------------|
 A -----------------------|---------------------------|
 E -----------------------|---------------------------|


   D5
 E ------------------------|--------------------|-----|
 B ------------------------|--------------------|-----|
 G -12-0-9p7p0-/9--0-0-7-0-|-6/7\6--------------|-----|
 D ------------------------|--------7--5/7\5----|-----|
 A ------------------------|--------------------|-----|
 E ------------------------|--------------------|-0---|


OUTRO:

-the first 8 measures are the same as in the main tab - the tab below 
 starts from measure 9 of the Outro
-play the Intro guitar part as accompaniment to the guitar solo here

 E -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 B -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 G -9^(11)~~---=--=---|--=--=-11^(12)|r11~~--=--=---|--=--=--=---=---|
 D -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 A -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
 E -------------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|



 E -------------|------------|--------------------|------------------|
 B -------------|------------|--------------------|------------------|
 G -=--=--=--=--|-=--=--=--=-|-=------------------|-14-16-16^(17)----|
 D -------------|------------|---14=/16--16-14-16-|------------------|
 A -------------|------------|--------------------|------------------|
 E -------------|------------|--------------------|------------------|



 E ---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------------|
 B ---------------|--------------|--------------|-17^(19)------------|
 G -16~~---=--=---|-=--=-^(17)---|-16~~---------|----------16^(18)---|
 D ---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------------|
 A ---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------------|
 E ---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------------|



 E -----------|------15---|-15---------------|-----------------------|
 B -----------|--------15=|=--15-------------|-----------------------|
 G -14~~------|-----------|------14^(16)-(16)|r14-14=-12-14p12-11-11-|
 D -----------|-----------|------------------|-----------------------|
 A -----------|-----------|------------------|-----------------------|
 E -----------|-----------|------------------|-----------------------|



 E ------------------|---------------------|---------------|---------|
 B ------------------|---------------------|---------------|---------|
 G -11^(12)r11~~--=--|^(12)----11^(12)-(12)|(12)r11--------|---------|
 D ------------------|---------------------|---------------|---------|
 A ------------------|---------------------|---------------|---------|
 E ------------------|---------------------|-------11^(12)-|---------|



 E -------------------------|---------------------------|
 B -------------------------|---------------------------|
 G -------------------------|----12-11------------------|
 D -------------------------|-12-------12---------------|
 A --------------------9----|---------------------------|
 E -10--10--10----10--------|---------------------------|



 E -------------------------|---------------------------|
 B -------------------------|---------------------15-15-|
 G -------14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14^w-r-^w-r-^w-r----------|
 D -12/16-------------------|---------------------------|
 A -------------------------|---------------------------|
 E -------------------------|---------------------------|



 E -------------------------|---------------------------|
 B -17=^w-r-^w-r--17p15-----|-15--17=^w-r-^w-r-^w-r-----|
 G ---------------------16--|---------------------------|
 D -------------------------|---------------------------|
 A -------------------------|---------------------------|
 E -------------------------|---------------------------|



 E -------------------------|---------------------------|
 B -17^wr^(19)-(19)r17------|-17------------------------|
 G --------------------16---|-------16=^(17)r16---------|
 D -------------------------|---------------------------|
 A -------------------------|---------------------------|
 E -------------------------|---------------------------|


(fade)

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^...bend (w=whole tone,s=semi)       x...muted note
r...release bend                     hb..hold bend
h...hammer on                        =...hold note        
p...pull off                         ~...vibrato 
/...slide up                         <>..harmonic
\...slide down                         

(This file is the transcriber's own work and represents 
their interpretation of the song.)
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