Be Bop Deluxe - Sister Seagull tab

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			Sister Seagull - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tabbed by: axe victim

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Classic track from the 'Futurama' album.  Have fun with it. 

Tuning:EADGBe

| h = hammer-on
| p = pull-off
| + = harmonic
| ~ = sustain or vibrato
| / = slide up
| \ = slide down
| b = bend up/down
| r = release bend
| ^ = quarter note bend up
| x = mute note
|(x3555x) = chord shape



Intro, lead guitar:

e|---------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----------------|D|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----|A|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------------------12-|E|-10/12-12-10-12---------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----------------|D|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----|A|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------------------12-|E|-10/12-12-10-12---------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16\-----------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Intro, rhythm guitar:
___Em_(022000)_____________C_(x3555x)__D_(x5777x)_ (harmonics)e|-0-----------------12+~~~-----------------------|B|-0-----------------12+~~~------5-----------7----|G|-0-----------------12+~~~---------5-----------7-|D|-0--2--2--0--2~~~/----------5-----------7-------|A|-0--2--2--0--2~~~/-------3-----------5----------|E|-0-----0-----0~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------------|
___Em_(022000)_____________C_(x3555x)__D_(x5777x)_ (harmonics)e|-0-----------------12+~~~-----------------------|B|-0-----------------12+~~~------5-----------7----|G|-0-----------------12+~~~---------5-----------7-|D|-0--2--2--0--2~~~/----------5-----------7-------|A|-0--2--2--0--2~~~/-------3-----------5----------|E|-0-----0-----0~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------------|
Verses: You could improvise a bit here - as long as you play these chords or similar. I doubt he played it exactly the same way every time.
___Em_(022000)_____________C_(x32010)_____________"...................Sister seagull,.....oh you're..."e|-------------0-----------------------0----------|B|-------------0--------------------------1-------|G|-------------0--------------------0--------0----|D|----------2--------------------2--------------2-|A|-------2-----------------3----------------------|E|-0----------------------------------------------|
___D_(xx0232)______________Cadd9(x32033)G_(320033)_"..flying me too high...."e|----------2-------------------------------------|B|-------3-------3------------------3-----------3-|G|----2-------------2------------0-----------0----|D|-0-------------------0------2-----------0-------|A|-------------------------3-----------2----------|E|------------------------------------------------|
___Em_(022000)_____________Cmaj7_(x32000)_________"..............feel so......dizzy...........under - "e|-------------0-----------------------0----------|B|----------------0-----------------------0-------|G|-------------------0--------------0--------0----|D|----------2-----------2--------2--------------2-|A|-------2-----------------3----------------------|E|-0----------------------------------------------|
___D_(xx0232)______________Cadd9(x32033)G_(320033)_" - neath your open sky...."e|----------2-------------------------------------|B|-------3-------3------------------3-----------3-|G|----2-------------2------------0-----------0----|D|-0-------------------0------2-----------0-------|A|-------------------------3-----------2----------|E|------------------------------------------------|
___Em_(022000)_____________C_(x32010)_____________".................and it's strange the games we play..."e|-------------0-----------------------0----------|B|----------------0-----------------------1-------|G|-------------------0--------------0--------0----|D|----------2-----------2--------2--------------2-|A|-------2-----------------3----------------------|E|-0----------------------------------------------|
___D_(xx0232)_____________F6/9_(xx3233)___________".......to hide the crime..............sister seagull..."e|----------2----------------------3--------------|B|-------3-------3--------------3---------3-------|G|----2----------------------2---------------2----|D|-0----------------0--2--3---------------------3-|A|------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
___Cadd9_(x32033)__________G_(320033)_____________"...............you're the reason I survive."e|-------------3-----------------------3----------|B|----------3-----3-----------------3-----3-------|G|-------0-----------0-----------0-----------0----|D|----2-----------------2-----0-----------------0-|A|-3-----------------------2----------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
Play intro riffs again. Repeat verse section. Play intro riff once more and then:
___C_(x3555x)_____________________________________".................I.....am....waiting..here...."e|------------------------------------------------|B|-------5--------5-----------5--------5----------|G|-------5--------5-----------5--------5----------|D|-5-----5--------5-----5-----5--------5----------|A|-3--------------------3-------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
___C_(x3555x)_____________________________________".......................for the tide to turn..and the..."e|------------------------------------------------|B|-------5--------5-----------5--------5----------|G|-------5--------5-----------5--------5----------|D|-5-----5--------5-----5-----5--------5----------|A|-3--------------------3-------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
___Em____________________D________________________"..pathways...of...the...air..............to open..."e|-0---------------------2------------------------|B|-0---------------------3------------------------|G|-0---------------------2------------------------|D|-2---------------------0------------------------|A|-2----------------------------------------------|E|-0----------------------------------------------|
___Cadd9_(x3x033)_________________________C_(x3x010)_______
e|-------3--------2--------0-----------------------------0-|B|----------3--------3--------3-----3--------1--0----------|G|-------------0--------0--------0-----0--------------0----|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|-3--------------------------------------3--------3-------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
___C_(x32033)______________Em7_(020030)____________________"Will you meet me there................by the golden stairway to the..."e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------3-------------------|G|----------------------------------0----------------------|D|-------------------------------0-------------------------|A|-3-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------0-------------------------------|
___D_(x5777x)______________C_(x3555x)______________________" Clouds............to the clouds..........................."e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|-7-------------------------------------------------------|G|-7-----------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|D|-7-----------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|A|-5-----------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
Play intro riff again, then the guitar solo. I have not placed notes in bars properly, just tabbed them out clearly. Note the 'sustains' in the second row where notes overlap. There are so many versions of this track, I have taken the important bits from each. Use lots of delay! ___Em______________________C__________________________D________________C_G_
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------12-14-14^r14p12h14~~12-14-12---------|D|----------------------12h14~~~12h14----------------------------14-12-14-|A|--------------10/12h14--------------------------------------------------|E|-0~~~~~~~10h12----------------------------------------------------------|
___Em____________________C__________________D___________________________C_G_
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------12-15~~~12-15~~~12-15~~~12-15-15b17-15b17-15h12---------------|G|---12-14b16~~~14b16~~~14b16~~~14b16~~~-------------------14h16p14p12h14-|D|-14---------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
___Em_____________________C__________________________________________D____
e|-15b17-17r15~~~~--15b17-15~~-12h15p12--12-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------15--15h12--12----------------------|G|----------------------------------------------14--14-12h14p12--12-14----|D|-------------------------------------------------------------14---------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
__________________________________F6/9___________________Cadd9____________
e|--------------------------12-15-17b19----17b19--17b19--17b19r17p15------|B|-----------------------15------------------------------------------17~~-|G|-12h14p12----12-14-b16--------------------------------------------------|D|---------14-------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
____________G_____________________________________
e|------------------------------------------------|B|-15-18b20---------------------------------------|G|----------16h19p16p14h16~~~~\-------------------|D|------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
e|-22b24-24-22b24-24-22b24\--15-12h15p12----------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------15-12h15p12------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------14-12h14p12--------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------14-12h14p12---|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------12-|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
If you were playing 'live' you could leave out the last flurry in order to get back up the 'board for the bends up to the imaginary 24nd fret ( an E note). The delay effect would disguise this.
e|-22b24-24-22b24-24-22b24\--15-12h15p12----------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------15-12h15p12------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------14-12h14p12--------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------14-12h14p12---|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------12-|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Play verse once more and the signature intro riff a few times. Then comes the famous seagull cry finale.
e|-15-12h15p12-------------------------------------14---------------------|B|-------------15--12---------12-----14---15--17----------15---17---19----|G|---------------------14-------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
___________________________________D________\C________/D_______\C_________
e|-15--17---15--17-19-17-19--22----22\21\20\19--22\21\20\19--21\20\19\18--|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
___Ab_____________________________________________________________________
e|-22\21\20\19--22\21\20\19--21\20\19\18\---------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
This last bit was hard to tab. There are different versions and the delay and overdubs make it hard to be certain of the best way to do it. The ascending scales should 'feel' like a bird climbing in the sky, listen to the song and you'll get the idea. The last notes are rapid slides down. Lyrics: Sister seagull Oh, you're flying me too high Feel so dizzy underneath your open sky And it's strange the games we play to hide the crime Sister seagull You're the reason I survive. I'm a prisoner Who has thrown away the key My soul has vanished With the bird who flies so free... And the wings of change have spread themselves over me Sister seagull You're the reason I survive. I am waiting here For the tide to turn And the pathways of the air to open... Will you meet me there By the golden stairway to the clouds... To the clouds... I am a changeling... Like the wind across the waves Though in the end there will be Nothing left to save I will return one day With all the love you gave Sister seagull You're the reason I survive. Words and music by Bill Nelson. | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note ===============================================================================
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