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NICU (In an Intensive Care Unit)
From: David Douglas McCallum 
Note: NICU debuted as "In An Intensive Care Unit" - 3/6/92; NICU stands for Neonatal 
Intensive Care Unit .

  Eb                        Db         Eb [repeat]
Appendages flailing, you're running at me
Ferocious, tenaciously clawing at me
The devious gelatin holding me fast
Miraculous now you let me ooze past.

Over the wall rushing rivers of sleaze
The tip of stalactites incising my knees
A slipper, a sand-dollar day at the shore
Nice evening at home that I dread even more

          Ab                   Db
Would you please make clear to me
    Ab                  Eb        Ab
I'm peering out through your opacity
             Ab                Db
Though you rehearse tomorrow's verse
   Ab           Eb                 Ab
Forgive me if I donUt sing in your key.

Look back on those days when my life was a haze
The gelatin lay on a truncated slate
Copernicus drank from a vessel that stank
The freemasons crank to the overflow tank

Bane of the weasel, fur biting is fun
Jump on the turnstile and watch me go round
Swim with the cactus and float with the stone
I try to convey what you strive to condone

Would you please make clear to me
I'm peering out through your opacity
Though you rehearse tomorrow's verse
Forgive me if I don't sing in your key.

Would you please               [In all that dust and stone]
make clear to me               [___ when you see me]
Why nothing is the first thing that I see
                               [??? (possibly "Don't go")]
And if you do                  [In all that dirt and stone]
and I see you                  [___ when you see me]
Then you will be the nothing left for me
                               [??? (possibly "Don't go")]


Guitar riff (from gilstein@gateway.net)

E|-------------6--9--9--9--9--8--6-----6--8--6------|
B|----------8-----------------------9---------------|
G|--8----8------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

E|--6--------------6-------------------------|
B|-----9--8--7--9-----9------9--7-----8------|
G|---------------------------------9---------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------9--8--6--9--8--9-----------------/6-/6-/6--9--8---------|
G|-----5--6--------------------5---------5--6-----------------8------|
D|--8-----------------------------8----8-----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
from Mike Kelly 
Here's the lick on the Hampton CD.  It all takes place within Eb Mixolydian's root
position and gets played over the verses.  (pinkie on the 11th fret).   /=slide up

E-------------/9-/9-9-9--8------------8-----------------------|
B-----8--11----------------11--9--11-----11--/11--9-8------8--|
G--8---------------------------------------------------10-----|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-11--9--/9--8------8-------------------8--------8-H-9--8-H-9-|
G---------------10--------------------------10----------------|
D----------------------------8--10--11------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------8-H-9--8-----------|
G------------------------/10-/10-/10-/10-------------8--------|
D-10--8-----/8--10--11----------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

Then if you want rake down the low E string to complete the vamp and quickly head
back into the SKa-like Eb form for more verses..That's it.  -MK
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