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Marillion - This Strange Engine tab

Marillion - This Strange Engine
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Tabbed by Mike Cannon (smilock@hotmail.com)

Tab Explanation
===============

s	Slide
h	Hammer-on
p	Pull-off
T	Tap
B	Bend the note to the fret after the B
R	Release back to the originally bent note
A.H.	Artificial Harmonic
m	Palm Muted
//	Trem Pick (Pick as fast as possible)

Gtr. 1 - Clean Electric
Gtr. 2 - Distorted Electric (w/Bassy Tone)
Gtr. 3 - Distorted Electric
Gtr. 4 - Slightly Distorted Electric
Gtr. 5 - Slightly Distorted Electric
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Intro
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There was a boy who came into this world
At the hands of a lady woman in a holy place
He wore a red coat and walked a bulldog
Saw them reflected in the mirror of the lakes
Lived in he shadow of the mountains
With the smells of disinfectant, dusty old leather
And the polished wood of his bed
No more than a baby feeding swans on the river
Holding the hand of his mother
And the wax paperbag of yesterdays bread

Part 1 (Gtr. 1 - all palm muted)
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	 |--------------------x12--------------------|
E|-------|----------------------------------10-------|
B|----10-|-13-12----10-10----10-13-12----10-------10-|
G|-12----|-------12-------------------12-------------|
D|-------|----------------12-------------------12----|
A|-------|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------|-------------------------------------------|
And his father on the other side of the world
On the ships railings and some far away tide
With the silent dry tear of home thoughts from abroad
In his far away eyes
In his far away eyes

E||----------------------||
B||-------11-10-------13-||
G||-10-12-------10-12----|| (repeat 'til fade)
D||----------------------||
A||----------------------||
E||----------------------||

Part 2
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The smell of the wax on the wooden floor
Mixture of polish and soap
No children to fear or to play with
Rows of empty hooks for the coats
An upright piano and the boys in the choir
Still remind him of just before he was born
Remind him of just before he was breathing
Strange misty visions of God
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-5s7s10~s7s12s10~-| Gtr. 2
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|
Turn the cities into families
Into villages of souls
Hovering in the air while they're sleeping
With their houses invisible
Race the moon between the buildings 
Running as fast as I could run
Send to me the ghosts of Christmas
Whispering: "You're the only one"

Part 3
======
  Gtr. 3 & Gtr. 4 (palm muted)
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-1h3--------1h3-------1-0-----|
A|--------------------------3-1-|
E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
 |Gtr. 5
e|------------------------------|
B|-13~--------------------------|
G|-10~-10-----10----10----10----| (Adlib)
D|-10~----10-----10----10----10-|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|
And ever since I was a boy
I never felt like I belonged
Like everything they did to me
Was an experiment to see
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------| Play as fill for main riff
D|-1h3--------1h3-----------1---|
A|----------------------1-3---3-|
E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
How I could cope with the illusion
In which direction would I jump
Would I do it all the time
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------| Play as fill for main riff
D|-1h3--------1h3-----------1---|
A|----------------------1-3---3-|
E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
As the actors in the game
Or would I spit it back at them
e|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-1h3--------1h3----------1-------|------------------------------| x 2
D|---------------------1-3---3-1---|-1h3--------1h3-----------1---|
A|-----1-1--1-----1-1------------3-|----------------------1-3---3-|
E|---------------------------------|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
And not get caught up in their rules
And live according to my own
And not be used, not be used
To find the fundamental truths
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------| (Back to main riff)
D|-1h3--------1h3-------1-0-----|
A|--------------------------3-1-|
E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
It was going to takes some time
Thirty-five summers down the line
The wisdom of each passing year
Seems to serve only to confuse
Seems to serve only to confuse

Synth Solo
==========
e|--------------------------------------------1~-----|
B|-6~-6-------6----4~-----------3~--------1~--2~--4~-|
G|-5~---5---5---5--5~----5---5--5~---3h5--1~--3~--5~-| x2
D|-3~-----3--------3~--3---3----3~-3------3~--3~--6~-|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

  Gtr. 3 & Gtr. 4 (palm muted)
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-1h3--------1h3-------1-0-----| x 6
A|--------------------------3-1-|
E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|

e|--------------------------------------------1~-------|
B|-6~-6-------6----4~-----------3~--------1~--2~--4~-6-|
G|-5~---5---5---5--5~----5---5--5~---3h5--1~--3~--5~-5-|
D|-3~-----3--------3~--3---3----3~-3------3~--3~--6~-3-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

Part 4
======
Daddy came out of the navy and 
Took us away to his dirty grey home town
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----| Gtr. 2
D|-3s5-|
A|-----|
E|-----|
And he worked down a coal mine for 
National Service so that he could be around
e|-------10-13-10~-|
B|-10-11-----------|
G|-----------------| Gtr. 2
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
There was a magical purple in the chrome
Of the exhaust of his triumph motor bike
e|----10-------------|
B|-11----13----------|
G|----------10-------| Gtr. 2
D|-------------10----|
A|----------------10-|
E|-------------------|
And a warmth of oil and metal and the 
Thrill of the hard corner holding tight
e|----18-17-------------------|
B|-15-------18----------------|
G|-------------17-15-14-14s10-| Gtr. 2
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
From the horizon
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|---5b7~-|
D|-3------|
A|--------|
E|--------|
Came home from the navy to the mine
e|----------13b15~-|
B|-------15--------|
G|-14-15-----------| Gtr. 2
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
From the horizon...
To buried alive
e|-20-17-18-17-----------|
B|-------------18--------|
G|----------------17s19~-| Gtr. 2
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
Took his dream underground
Buried his treasure in his faraway eyes

Part 5
======
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|------1--------1--------1-------------------|
G|----2---2----2---2----2---2-----4---5---4-5-| Gtr. 4
D|-0-----------------3--------3s5---5---5-----|
A|----------3---------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
And one day as the boy lay sleeping in
The sunshine of a half remembered afternoon
A cloud of bee's with no particular aim, and no brain
Found the boy, decided that his time had come
Came down from the sky
Stung him in the sky
Again and again
Blue Pain
Screaming like baptism
Intraveinous, Jesus!, like being chosen
Blue pain from something with no brain
I can't explain
It's happening again
It's happening again

Saxophone Solo
==============
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|------1--------1--------1-------------------|
G|----2---2----2---2----2---2-----4---5---4-5-| Gtr. 4
D|-0-----------------3--------3s5---5---5-----|
A|----------3---------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Guitar Solo (Gtr. 2)
===========
	Hold						       |-----sweep-----|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------15----------|
B|-15b17~-17r15-15~-12-12b13r12-12h13p12-------------------------12--12--------|
G|---------------------------------------12----12----14p12-14~-14------14------|
D|------------------------------------------14----14---------------------14----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12~-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------17-------20-19-------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------20s22-------20----------|
G|----------------12-12s10-9--------------17-19b21-------------------17s16----|
D|----------12h14------------10-12~-12s19----------------------------------17-|
A|-12h14s15-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------12-12----------------------15-------------|
B|-17-15~s12-12-13-------13-12-13p12s10----------------------|
G|--------------------------------------12s14----12----------|
D|--------------------------------------------------12~s5s7~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Part 6 (Gtr. 1)
======
e|-------10------|
B|-------8--8-10-|
G|-----7-7--7-7--|
D|---9------9-9--|
A|-7-------------|
E|---------------|
Oh mummy, daddy, won't you sit a while with me
Oh mummy, daddy, will you jog my memory
Tell me
Tall tales of Montego Bay, Table mountain, Flying Fish
Banana Spiders, Pots of Pain
And the sun on the equator
Setting like an ember thrown into deep water
From crimson to black
But coming back
Tomorrow
On the horizon

Guitar Solo (Gtr. 2)
===========
	     		  	   			      A.H.
E|---------------------------------------------------14----12-----------------|
B|-----------------------------------------12s15~s17~---15----12~-10h12s15s12-|
G|-9s11s7~--9s11s9s12-11-12s14-12-14s16-14------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10s8s7~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-7h8p7s5s3~~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-7h8p7h8s10~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7h8p7s5s3~~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-7h8p7h8s10s12~-12-0h8h10h12-0h8h10h12-0h8h10h12-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h5h7-h8-0h5h7h8-0h5h7h8-0h5h7h8-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8s10-10s12s15s10s12-----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------12s11s7------9~s11s12-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------7s9~----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
			         
E|----------------15-14-----------19-15~-17-14----------------------|
B|-12-10-12s15-12-------15~----15--------------15s17s12~s10~s5s3s5~-|
G|--------------------------16--------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Part 6 (2)
==========
The blue pain
Fades to a point where it does not fade
It stayed...
Blue
Stirred his red coat heart to this strange engine
This love

Outro
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   E A/E  G6 Dsus2
e|----5--------5-|
B|-9--5---8----5-|
G|-9--6---7----7-| Gtr. 1
D|-9--7---5----7-|
A|-7--7---7----5-|
E|---------------|

This love
This inconvenient, blind, blood-diamond
This puzzle, I don't understand
That knows no faith
And tries and fails
		|-first time only-|
e|--------------------------------|
B|----10~-8~----------------------|
G|-9~-9~--7~-7~s19-19-19-19-19-19-| Gtr. 3 (repeat 'til end)
D|-9~-7~--5~-7~s------------------|
A|-7~--------5~s17-17-17-17-17-17-|
E|--------------------------------|
And tries again
Stares at the sea
The night's dark deep
e|-----------------------|
B|-12-------------17s15~-|
G|----14-13-14s16--------| Gtr. 2 (repeat 'til end)
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
For one last time
And bleeds and bleeds
And dies for you
And lies
And is to blame
And is ashamed
And is not the same
And is true
e|----|
B|----|
G|-9~-| Gtr. 1 & 3
D|-9~-|
A|-7~-|
E|-0~-|

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