Radiohead - My Iron Lung tab

Band: Radiohead
Song: My Iron Lung
Album: The Bends
Tabber: Andrew Biles

I found the tabs currently up either tricky to follow or with a number of
faults so decided to compile and correct the best I could.  This tab
combines the three guitar parts into one so you can just play it through
with the song.  I did start working on the end lead part (over the last
distorted chord section) and have included it at the bottom but it is
incomplete - although what's missing can be derived from what's included.

Everything is in order so just follow the tab down the page.  There are some
elements of timing written into the tab but it's best to work it out by ear.
An Ebow is used by Ed (I think) which can be replicated by bowing with the
volume control switch on your guitar and gaining a bit of feedback from your
amp to sustain the note.

Having read that the song is apparently played with the A string tuned to G
I have created two tabs, the first for the detuned and the second version for
people wanting to play it in standard tuning.


E, G, D, G, B, e version

e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1---------4-----|
G|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)---5---(5)-|
D|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------4---------|
G|-0------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|-----3-0-----0-------1---------|
|---0-------0---0---0----------|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0--|
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------1-------------|
|-0----------------------------|-0-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|


"Faith, you're driving me away"

- Ebow open G string -

"You do it every day"


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0---------------------|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0-------------------|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------1--------4----------------1----------4----|
|--------4--4-------2-------5----------4--4---2---------5-----|
|--------5--3-------1------4-----------5--3---1--------4------|
|----0---0--0--------------------------0--0-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
My brain      says i'm receiving pain.      A lack of oxygen


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0---------------------|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0-------------------|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---0----------|
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1------------|
|-0------------------------------|-0----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------|


|---------------------3-------------------3--------------|
|-0-----------------------4--3----------------4---3------|
|-0-----------------------------0---------------------0--|
|-0------------------------------------------------------|
|-0------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
  We're too young to fall asleep; too cynical to speak


|---------------2-------------------------------------|
|------------------4-3------3-------3-4-3---3-4-3---3-|
|----------------------0---0--0-----------0-------0---|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
  We are losing it,   can't you tell?


|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------1--------4---------------1------------4----------|
|---------4--4--2-------5--------4--4----2-----------5-----------|
|---------5--3--1------4---------5--3----1----------4------------|
|---------0--0-------------------0--0----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A scratch       our eternal itch,    a twentieth century bitch


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------4-3-4-3-4p3h4-3-|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0---------------------|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0-------------------|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


|------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1--------|-----3-0-----0---8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0-|---0-------0---0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-0----------------------------|-0---------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|------------------------------|-----------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|


|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-----x--x-x-x-x-x--x------2--2-2-------2-2--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-5-5-5--5-5---5-5--5------3--3-3-------3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3-3-3------3-x-3-3--------------------------0--0--------0-0-0------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
 (x2)


|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1---------4-----|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)---5---(5)-|
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------4---------|
|-0------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0--------------3---1---0---------------3------1---0----------|
|-0---------0------------------------0------------------0------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------0----|
|-0----0-------------------------0--------------------------0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 suck, suck your teenage thumb.  Toilet trained and dumb


|---------------------------------------|
|-1----------3---------4p3h4---3-4-3----|
|----0---------0-------------0-------0--|
|------1---------0----------------------|
|--------0---------0--------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------1---------4-------------------1------------4-----|
|-----4--4--2--------5----------4--4------2-----------5------|
|-----5--3--1-------4-----------5--3------1----------4-------|
|-----0--0----------------------0----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
 This      this is our new song.     Just like the last one.


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|----------------------------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|


|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-----x--x-x-x-x-x--x------2--2-2-------2-2--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-5-5-5--5-5---5-5--5------3--3-3-------3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3-3-3------3-x-3-3--------------------------0--0--------0-0-0------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
 (x4)


|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|---------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|---------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-|
|---------------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3-|
|-6---6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3-|


|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3-------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3-----3-3-3-3-x-x-2-x-x-2-|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-----x--x-x-x-x-x--x------2--2-2-------2-2-x-x-2-2-2-2-x-x-1-x-x-1-|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-5-5-5--5-5---5-5--5------3--3-3-------3-3-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-3-3-3------3-x-3-3--------------------------0--0--------0-0-0-----------------------------|
 (x4)


-----|
-----|
-----|
-5/--|
-x---|
-3/--|


------------------------------|
------------------------------|
STANDARD TUNING version (E, A, D, G, B, e)

e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1---------4-----|
G|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)---5---(5)-|
D|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------4---------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|-3------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|


|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|-----3-0-----0-------1---------|
|---0-------0---0---0----------|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0--|
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------1-------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-3----------------------------|-3-----------------------------|

"Faith, you're driving me away"

- Ebow open G string -

"You do it every day"

|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-|
|-------4--------------5---------------------------------------|
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5---------------------|
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5-------------------|
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-----------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------1--------4----------------1---------4-----|
|--------4--4-------2-------5----------4--4---2--------5------|
|--------5--3-------1------4-----------5--3---1-------4-------|
|--------5--5-------3-----6------------5--5---3------6--------|
|----3---3-----------------------------3----------------------|
My brain      says i'm receiving pain.      A lack of oxygen


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-|
|-------4--------------5---------------------------------------|
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5---------------------|
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5-------------------|
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-----------------|


|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---0----------|
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-3------------------------------|-3----------------------------|


|---------------------3-------------------3--------------|
|-3-----------------------4--3----------------4---3------|
|-4-----------------------------0---------------------0--|
|-5------------------------------------------------------|
|-5------------------------------------------------------|
|-3------------------------------------------------------|
  We're too young to fall asleep; too cynical to speak


|---------------2-------------------------------------|
|------------------4-3------3-------3-4-3---3-4-3---3-|
|----------------------0---0--0-----------0-------0---|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
  We are losing it,   can't you tell?


|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------1--------4---------------1------------4----------|
|---------4--4--2-------5--------4--4----2-----------5-----------|
|---------5--3--1------4---------5--3----1----------4------------|
|---------5--5--3-----6----------5--5----3---------6-------------|
|---------3----------------------3-------------------------------|
A scratch       our eternal itch,    a twentieth century bitch


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4p3h4-3-|
|-------4--------------5---------------------------------------|
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5---------------------|
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5-------------------|
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-----------------|


|------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1--------|-----3-0-----0---8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0-|---0-------0---0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|------------------------------|-----------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3----------------------------|-3---------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|


|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-----2--2-2-x-2-2--2------2--2-2-------2-2--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-3-3-3--3-3---3-3--3------1--1-1-------1-1--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3-3-3------3-x-3-3--------------------------0--0--------0-0-0------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
 (x2)


|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1---------4-----|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)---5---(5)-|
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------4---------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-3------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3--------------3-----------------------3---------------------|
|-4------------------5---4----------------------5---4----------|
|-5---------5------------------------5-------------------5-----|
|-5--------------------------------------------------------5---|
|-3----3-------------------------3---------------------------3-|
 suck, suck your teenage thumb.  Toilet trained and dumb


|---------------------------------------|
|------------3---------4p3h4---3-4-3----|
|-5--------------------------0-------0--|
|----5---------5------------------------|
|------6---------5----------------------|
|--------3---------3--------------------|


|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------1---------4-------------------1------------4-----|
|-----4--4--2--------5----------4--4------2-----------5------|
|-----5--3--1-------4-----------5--3------1----------4-------|
|-----5--5--3------6------------5--5------3---------6--------|
|-----3-------------------------3----------------------------|
 This      this is our new song.     Just like the last one.


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------3--------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-------4--------------5-----------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|


|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-----2--2-2-x-2-2--2------2--2-2-------2-2--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-3-3-3--3-3---3-3--3------1--1-1-------1-1--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3-3-3------3-x-3-3--------------------------0--0--------0-0-0------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
 (x4)


|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|----7--7---7----7--7-7-----9---9-----9------9---9--9--|
|----8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-----10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-8--8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-10--10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-6--6----6---6--6--6---8---8------8-----8---8---8-----|


|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----10--10----10-----10--10-10-----10--10----10-----10--10-10-|
|-----11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-----10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-11--11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-10--10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-9---9------9-----9---9---9-----8---8------8-----8---8---8-----|


|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|----7--7---7----7--7-7-----9---9-----9------9---9--9--|
|----8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-----10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-8--8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-10--10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-6--6----6---6--6--6---8---8------8-----8---8---8-----|


|-----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3-|
|------10--10----10-----10--10-10-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|------11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-11---11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-9--9-9------9-----9---9---9-----8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3-|


|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3-------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3-----3-3-3-3-x-x-2-x-x-2-|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-----2--2-2-x-2-2--2------2--2-2-------2-2-x-x-2-2-2-2-x-x-1-x-x-1-|
|-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-3-3-3--3-3---3-3--3------1--1-1-------1-1-x-x-4-4-4-4-x-x-3-x-x-3-|
|-3-3-3------3-x-3-3--------------------------0--0--------0-0-0-----------------------------|
 (x4)


-----|
-----|
-----|
-5/--|
-5/--|
-3/--|

End lead:

|------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------11-----------------------11-13-11-14^-13-11h13-11-|
|-10-11-12-----10-11-12----10-11-12--------------------------|
|-----------------------8------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------------|
--------------------------------11-|
-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12----|
-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---------|
-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--------|
-----------------------------------|


Key:
^  - bend
() - ghost note
x  - mute
p  - pull-off
h  - hammer
/  - slide

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