Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen tab

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Subject: a/afghan_whigs/gentlemen_album.tab
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 13:27:28 -0400
From: Cooperacion Tecnica Sueca 

GENTLEMEN - The Album
---------
By

AFGHAN WHIGS
(Elektra/Sub Pop #61501-2)

Compiled by Manuel Zanzi (ubvchile@reuna.cl)

Contains(*=with basslines):
If I were Going *
Gentlemen
Be sweet *
Debonair *
When we two parted *
Fountain and Fairfax
What jail is like
My Curse
Now you know
I keep coming back *

Credits goes to:
Lee Bochicchio (u2lb@csc.liv.ac.uk) for be sweet guitar transcriptions
Michael J. Mann  for My Curse transcription
Brian Ebbitt (sten@ix.netcom.com) for Now you know intro
The rest Transcribed by Manuel Zanzi(ubvchile@reuna.cl)(I worked like hell
so a little feedback is welcome, corrections too of course)

IF I WERE GOING
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Riff1:Guitar:e--------------------------------------------------|B------8----8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7-7---3---3-3---|G------9h11-11-11-11-11-11-9---6---6-6---0---0-0---|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--0-----------------------------------------------|
Bass:G----------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------|A--7------------------------(9or10or12)--(9or10or12)-|E----(let ring)--------------------------------------|
Riff2:Guitar:e-------------------------------------------------------|B--8/10-10-10-10-10-88888-8---8/10-10-10-10-10-8888-8---|G--7/9--9--9--9--9--99999-7---7/9--9--9--9--9--9999-7---|D-------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------|
Bass:G--------------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------------|A-/10----------------------------(7or12)-----------------|E-----(let ring)-----------------------------------------|
Riff3:Guitar:e---------------------------|B----8----8--8--8--8--8--8--|G----9h11-11-11-11-11-11-9--|D---------------------------|A---------------------------|E-0-------------------------|
Bass:G----------------------------|D----------------------------|A----------------------------|E-0--------------------------|
Riff1x15 Riff2x4 Riff3x4 Riff1x4 Riff2x4 Riff3x4(fade out) GENTLEMEN ---------
Riff1:----------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-4-4-4-/9-9-9-9--4-4-4-/7-7-7-/12---4--4-4-/9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--/12-/14-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-2-2-2-/7-7-7-7--2-2-2-/5-5-5-/10---2--2-2-/7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--/10-/12-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Continued...--------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-4-4-4-/9-9-9-9--4-4-4-/7-7-7-/12---4--4-4-/9-9-9-9--7-5-4-b-4-4----|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-2-2-2-/7-7-7-7--2-2-2-/5-5-5-/10---2--2-2-/7-7-7-7--5-3-2-b-2-2----|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff2: B C B A G-7-7-7---7---7-8-7-7--7-7-7---7---7-8-7-7---------------------------------------6----------------|-----------------------------------7------5------------|-----------------------------------7------5------------|(7-7-7---7---7-8-7-7)--------------5------3----5-3---5-|Bass plays this
Riff3:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|----9b-b-b-------------------------|-----------------------------------|----7b-b-b------2---5----2----5----|-0------------2--------3-----------|
Riff4:-------------|-------------|----9b-b-b---|-------------|----7b-b-b---|-0-----------|
Riff 1 x1 Riff 2 x2 Riff 1 x1 Riff 2 x4 Riff 1 x1 Riff 3 x3 Riff 4 x2 Riff 2 x2 (with guitar solo) Riff 2 x4 Riff 3 x7 Riff 4 x3 BE SWEET -------- Intro/Verse
(repeat x4, on 4th time add extra note)e|-----------------------------------------|---------------|B|-----------------------------------------|---------------|G|---10--10-----9---9----------------------|---------------|D|---12--12----10--10-----7---------7------|--8------------|A|---------------------------8---------8---|---------------|E|-------------------------------6---------|---------------|
Ladies, let me tell you... The solo is played on the e,B,G strings at around about the 12th fret down to the 9th? It's a bit haphazard, and difficult to follow, but using the following fingering you should be able to come up with something similar...
E A D G B e----------- 1 1 1 9th fr.----------- 2 -| lift/press these fingers at----------- --------------------------------------------------| the appropriate points to get 3 -|------------- a reasonable version of the solo--|----------- --------------------------------------------------| a little futher into the solo, slide 4 -| about 4 frets up un the neck (12) - I think!----------- If anyone has a more accurate tab than this, let me know!-----------
The song proceeds verse/chorus etc. Bridge/Whatever You Call It
(play twice) (let ring)e|--1--1--1----0--0--0----0------------------|B|--1--1--1----1--1--1----3------------------| Back into verse...G|--2--2--2----2--2--2----2------------------|D|--3--3--3----2--2--2-----------------------|A|--3--3--3----0--0--0-----------------------|E|--1--1--1----------------------------------|
The end part (best bit IMHO) is :
(strum pretty loosely - listen to the record, you'll get the idea)e|-------------1--1--1------5--5--5-------8---8---8-----------|B|-------------1--1--1------5--5--5-------8---8---8-----------|G|-------------2--2--2------6--6--6-------9---9---9-----------|D|-------------3--3--3------7--7--7-------10--10--10----------|A|-------------3--3--3------7--7--7-------10--10--10----------|E|-------------1--1--1------5--5--5-------8---8---8-----------|
...you be sweet, be sweet, be sweet... Bass riffs:
VerseG-------------------------------------------------------|D-----------------------7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|A--5---5----3----3-----------(8)------------------------|E-----------------------------6------------6-(8)--------| ()=played sometimes
pre soloG----------------------------|D-7-8-------7-8-(7)----------|A----------------------------|E-------6------------6--(8)--|repeat 3 times then
G----------------------------|D-7-8-------7-8---8--/----0--|A----------------------------|E-------6--------------------|then:
guitar soloG------7-7---5---5-5------------------------------------|D-----------------------7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|A---5---------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------6----------6--(8)---------|
solo (continued...)G-------7---5-----5-------------------------------------|D-----------------------7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|A---5---------3-3---------------------------------------|E------------------------------6-----------6--(8)-------|
solo (continued...)G-------7--7------5---5---------------------------------|D-----7---7-----5----5--7-8-------7-8-(7)---------------|A---5--------3------------------------------------------|E------------------------------6-----------6--(8)-------|
Back to verse
BridgeG---------------------------------------------------------------|D---------------------------------------------------------------|A-0--0--0----0------------------5---5---5----5---5--5---5----5--|E----------------1--1--1----1-----------------------------------|
Back to verse
end (almost like the bridge)G-----------------------------------------------------------|D-----------------------------------------------------------|A-0--0--0-----0----------------3--3--3---3---3---3--3---3---|E----------------1--1--1----1-------------------------------|
DEBONAIR --------
Intro:Guitar reapeats this chord (listen to rhe song for rhythm)e-12-B-12-G-12- =EmD-x--A-x--E-x--
Bass plays this riff:G--------------------------------|D--------------------------------|A--------------------------------|E-0-r------3p2h3-5/7----5--3--2--| x4
Chorus:Guitar: _______________________ THIS PART IS PLAYED AT THE END OF THE INTROe------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------|G-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5--|D------------------------------------------|A-9--9--9--9--10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3--| x4E------------------------------------------|
BassG------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------|A-------------------------5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3--| x4E-2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3-------------------|
Verse:Guitar plays this chord with some variations(add extra note): Eme---------|B--8------|G--9-(11)-|D--9------|A---------|E---------|
bass plays:G-------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------(2)<<<E-0---5p3p2p0-r---2h3h5-0-r---5p3p2p0-r-----------------|
continued...G-------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------|E-0---5p3p2p0-r---2h3h5/7----5----3----2----0-----------|
Verse thing is played 2 times chorus Guitar as first chorus but bass changes bass part: E-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7---5---3---2--- x4 Verse
Bridge:guitars plays 2 different Eme-12(x)---------| 12(x)=alternate between chord and muted stringsB-12(x)----8----|G-12(x)-or-9----|D----------9----|A---------------|E---------------|
bassG--------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12/7-7-7-7-7/10-10-10/12-|
G-----------------------------------------------|D-----------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------|E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12/7-7-7-7-5h7-3-3/12-|
G--------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12/7-7-7-7-7/10-10-10/12-|
G-----------------------------------------------|D-----------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------|E-12-12-12-12-12/15-15-15-15/7---5---3---2---0--|(something like that; improvise!!)
3rd Chorus Both guitar and bass as 1st chorus
sologuitar plays something likee---------------------------|B---------------------------|G-4--7--9--9-b-b-b--Two-----|D---------------------------|A-2--5--7--7-b-b-b--times---|E---------------------------|
then it goes into something like(very unsure about this part, but this is how i play it)e------------------7--x-7-/-12--x-12--12brbrbr12p10h12---x-x--x-x--x--|B------------------8--x-8-/-12--x-12--------------------12-x-12-x-12--|G-4--7---9--b--b---9--x-9-/-12--x-12--------------------12-x-12-x-12--|D------------------9--x-9---------------------------------------------|A-2--5---7--b--b------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
continued...e----------------------------------10bbbbbr-------------|B--12brbrbr12/10-8-8--x-8--8/10/12----------------------|G------------------9--x-9-------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------|
Bass playsG--------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------|A--2---2----------------------------2--| x4E------------0----0--3---3----0---0----|
verse bridge Chorus twice (as first chorus) end on em (079987) WHEN WE TWO PARTED ------------------ This song contains just one chord: B I'll tab the bass parts and some of the guitar. For the lead guitar just improvise with some B-scale with a lot of bends and harmonics.
Bass1G-----------------------------|D-----------------------------|A--7b9r7----6-----------------|E-----------------7--7--7--7--|
Bass2G--------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------|A--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--------------------------|E--------------------------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
Bass3G-------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------|E--4--4---4----5---5--5----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-------|
Just arpeggiatethis chord Be--7----------------------------------------------------------------|B--7------------------------------7---------------------------------|G--8---suugestions:---9br--8--------8----8--or-------------8--------|D--9---------------------------9-------9--------repeat-9-9-----9----|A--9----------------------------------------------------------------|E--7----------------------------------------------------------------|
the shrieky chord that comes in later in the song goes something like this:bass3 comes in here(...Yourself)e--14---14---14--11-11--12---12---12--11-11--11---11---11-12-11-12-11-12-11-|B--12---12---12--12-12--12---12---12--12-12--12---12---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|G--11---11---11--11-11--11---11---11--11-11--11---11---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
FOUNTAIN AND FAIRFAX--------------------intro/outro:e-0--0--0--0--0-----0---0-0--0---|B-0--------0-----0---------------|G--------------------------------|D--------------------------------| x4A--------------------------------|E--------------------------------|
Verse riff:e--------------------------------------------------------------------|B-12--10--8--10-8-10--7--8-7--5--7---5-------------------------------| a secondG--------------------------------------------------------------------| Guitar playsD--------------------------------------- this constantly:e-0--0-0-0--|A--------------------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------------| x4 as intro
then 4 times with bass, drums, lyrics.bass:G--------------------------|D--------------------------|A--------------------------| x2E-0----2-(3)--7----10--12--|
Chorusriff1e---------------------------------------------------------------|B-12b13r-------12b13r------12b14r12--12-10-12/13--13-12-12--10--|G-------12------------12----------------------------------------|D---------------------------------------------------------------|A---------------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
continuede----------------------------------------------------------|B-12b13r-------12b13r------12b14r----15/12-10-8-7-8-7/12---|G-------12------------12----------12-----------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
BassG------------------------------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------------------------------|A-----------------E--3--5--7----5/3-
Verseriff x4 (with bass)
Chorusriff2e---------------------------------------------------------------|B-12b13r-------12b13r------12b14r12--12-10-12/13--13-12-12--10--|G-------12------------12----------------------------------------|D---------------------------------------------------------------|A---------------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
continuede----------------------------------------------------------|B-12b13r-------12b13r------12b14r----15/12-15/17-15-17/19b-|G-------12------------12----------12-----------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|Bass as in chorus 1
Verseriff without bass x4
BridgeThis is very unclear.(lots of strings)I play like thisGuitare-------------------------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------------------------|G-9.../11.../13.../16.../18.../20...--------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------|A-7.../9..../11.../14.../16.../18...--------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------|
Bass repeatsG-------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------|A--7(let ring)----5-7(let ring)-------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------|
verse riff x 4 without bass verse riff x 4 with bass Chorusriff 2 x2 WHAT JAIL IS LIKE ----------------- Basic chord progression: Intro and in between verses: C#m - B - G# - A twice Verse: C#m - B - G# - A C#m - B - G# - A C#m - C#m - C#m - C#m C#m - C#m - C#m - C#m < Chorus: B - C#m - E - E 3 or 4 times Chords: C#m: x46654 B: x2444x G#: 466544 A: 577655 E: 07999x
Riff under C#m - B - G# - A progression is something like:(it IS hard to tab piano-stuff)e-------------------------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------------------------|G-------------6---------------6---------------6---------|D------7--9-----9--7----7--9----9--7----7--9----9--7----|A-------------------------------------------------------|E--9-----------------7----------------4-----------------|
Continued...e---------------------------------|B--7--9--7------------------------|G-----------9--7---9-(6)----------|D---------------------------------|A---------------------------------|E---------------------9...repeat--|
lead under chorus B C#m E Ee--22222222/4444444/121212121212/1515------|B--44444444/5555555/121212121212/1515------|G------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------|A------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------|
MY CURSE --------
Chords used in this song:E]-|1|-|-|-| E]-|-|-|-|-| E]-|-|4|-|-|B]-|-|2|-|-| B]-|-|-|-|-| B]1|-|-|-|-|G]-|-|-|4|-| G]-|-|-|-|-| G]-|-|-|-|-|D]-|-|-|3|-| D]-|2|-|-|-| D]-|2|-|-|-|A]-|1|-|-|-| A]-|1|-|-|-| A]-|-|3|-|-|e]x|x|x|x|x| e]-|-|-|-|-| e]x|x|x|x|x| Bm Em C
E]-|-|-|-|4| E]-|-|4|-|-| E]-|2|-|-|-|B]-|-|1|-|-| B]-|-|3|-|-| B]-|-|3|-|-|G]-|-|-|-|-| G]-|-|-|-|-| G]-|1|-|-|-|D]-|-|-|2|-| D]-|-|-|-|-| D]-|-|-|-|-|A]-|-|-|-|3| A]-|1|-|-|-| A]x|x|x|x|x|e]x|x|x|x|x| e]-|-|2|-|-| e]x|x|x|x|x| D4 G D
Bm Em C D4 Hurt me baby Bm Em C D4 I flinch so when you Bm Em C D4 do. Your kisses scourge me. Bm Em C D4 Hyssop in your per- Bm Em C D4 fume. Oh I do not fear you. Bm Em C D4 And slave I only Bm Em C D4 use as a word to de- Bm Em C (hold drums enter) scribe the special way I feel for you. Bm Em C D4} } Guitar break Bm Em C D4} Bm Em C D4 You look like me. Bm Em C D4 And I look like no one Bm Em C D4 else. We need no other. Bm Em C As long as we G D have ourselves. C D4 C D4 G D But I won't cry about it C D4 C D4 Every time you get obsessed and C D4 C (hold) Every time I came undressed. Bm Em C D4} } Bm Em C D4} } Guitar solo Bm Em C D4} } Bm Em C D4} Bm Em C D4 All ugly thoughts are Bm Em C D4 gone. I'm sure we'll all be Bm Em C D4 friends. I'll try to break your Bm Em C D4 back. You'll try to make a- Bm Em C D4 mends. Curse softly to me Bm Em C D4 baby and smother me in your Bm Em C D4 love. Temptation comes Bm Em C not from Hell but from above. And there's G Em blood on my teeth when I C Em bite my tongue to speak. Zip me G Em down kiss me there I can C D4 C D4 smile now you won't C D4 C D4 find out ever! Bm Em C D4 Hurt me baby Bm Em C D4 I flinch so when you Bm Em C D4 do. Your kisses scourge Bm Em C D4 me. Hyssop in your per- Bm Em C D4 fume. Oh I do not fear you. Bm Em C D4 And slave I only Bm Em C D4 use as a word to describe the Bm Em C way I feel when I'm with you. G D C D4 C D4 G D if I have to lie about it C D4 C D4 every time I came undressed G D C D4 C D4 C D4 C (Hold - end) NOW YOU KNOW ------------
Intro w/ slide (listen for the pattern)e---------------------------------------------|b---------------------------------------------|g--12--9--12--9--12--9--7---5---3---5--3--1---|d--12--9--12--9--12--9--7---5---3---5--3--1---|a---------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------|
verse E(m) D5 C5e------------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------------------------|G--9--9-9--9--9-9--7--7-7--7--7-7--5--5--5--5/7/5--5--5/7/5--5/9---|D--9--9-9--9--9-9--7--7-7--7--7-7--5--5--5--5/7/5--5--5/7/5--5/9---|A--7--7-7--7--7-7--5--5-5--5--5-5--3--3--3---------3---------3/7---|E------------------------------------------------------------------|x3 and then the same chords but in the basic posisions (and without theslide part):(... watch you chew)Em(022000) D5(x0023x) C(33201x) Cx2
intro part again then verse again but the first part(the powerchord'n'slide part) is played just twice then
bridge E5 F#5 G5e----------------|B----------------|G----------------|D-2-x-4-x-5--5---| x8A-2-x-4-x-5--5---|E-0-x-2-x-3--3---|
thene------------------------------|B------------------------------|G------------------------------|D-7-7-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-10--10-10--|A-7-7-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-10--10-10--| x 3E-5-5-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-8---8--8---|
then again the E5-F#5-G5 thing x4 then verse again
I KEEP COMING BACK------------------intro/verse bassG----------------------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A-9--8--6--4--2--4--2--/4-4-2--1-------------------1-4---4-6-8-9-|E---------------------------------4--4/6-6-2---2-4---------------|
Verse guitar:(I play it with capo on fret 6, but the tab is NOT relative to capo)e------------------------9p6-----------------------------------|B--7---7--6---------7--------9-7---7---------------7-9p7p6-----|G----6------6-----8---8----------8-------8h9p8-------------6---|D-------------8/10---------------------9--------8------------6-|A--------------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------|
Continued..e---------------------------------------------------------------|B-----7-9p7p6-------------------------7-9p7p6-----7-9p7p6-------|G-------------6--------------8h9p8------------6-----------6-----|D-(6)-----------6h8p6---6--9-------8------------6------------6--|A---------------------9-----------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
Continued..e------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------6--7(from beginning)-|G-----6-----6---------------6----6--8------------------------|D-(6)---6h8---8-------6--8-----------------------------------|A---------------9--9-----------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge1(and I cant understand....(2:24))BassG---------------------------|D---------------------------|A-/9-----2-----4-4-4-4-4-4--|E---------------------------|
Guitar:e---------------------------|B---------------------------|G---------------------------|D---------------------------|A-/9------------------------|E--------7-----9-9-9-9-9-9--|
Bridge2(baby i realize...(3:04))bassG--------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------|A--9----9/4----4/6---6--6---6/2--1-----------|E-----------------------------------4---2----|into verse
Guitar(strum lightly)e---------------------------------------------|B--7...---------------------------------------|G--6...--6...---8...--------------------------|D--------6...---8...----------9...------------|A-----------------------------9...------------|E---------------------------------------------|
verseriff till end repeating the middle part of verseriff twice FATHWER WOODROW/CLOSING PRAYER ------------------------------ forget it, to much work has been done already
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