Big Country - Inwards tab

                         Big Country - Inwards

                         Album - The Crossing(1983)

From: maule_andy@hotmail.com

The second track from the bands debut album was a staple of their 80's
live shows. I've tried to concentrate on the 2 main guitar parts that
run throughout the song (these are also pretty much the ones employed
when the song was played live). However, in an effort to make life
harder for myself I took on tabbing the 3 guitar parts that make up the
outro - that'll teach me! The song is in A.

h - hammer on
p - pull off
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
~ - vibrato
PM- palm mute

Guitar 1 - Stuart Adamson
Guitar 2 - Bruce Watson

CHORDS FOR RHYTHM GUITAR - Guitar 2

A C#m D E F#mE|---5---|---4---|-------|-------|---2---|B|---5---|---5---|---7---|---9---|---2---|G|---6---|---6---|---7---|---9---|---2---|D|---7---|---6---|---7---|---9---|---4---|A|---7---|---4---|---5---|---7---|---4---|E|---5---|-------|-------|-------|---2---|
INTRO - Guitar 1 plays the 12 bar intro backed up by the palm muted picking of Guitar 2 which continually repeats the same riff.
Guitar 2 [PM.............]E|-0-0-2-5-0-0-7-5-|B|-----------------|G|-----------------|D|-----------------|A|-----------------|E|-----------------|
Guitar 1 <===========x 2===========> <=============x 2==============>E|----------|----------------|------------|-------------------|B|----------|----------------|------------|-------------------|G|------5-7-|----------------|-------9-11-|-------------------|D|-5-7------|-5-7------------|-9-11-------|-9-11--------------|A|----------|------5h7p5h7p5-|------------|-------9h11p9h11p9-|E|----------|----------------|------------|-------------------|
<=================x 2================>E|--------------|-----------------------|B|--------------|-----------------------|G|--------11-14-|-----------------------|D|-11-14--------|-11-14-----------------|A|--------------|--------11h14p11h14p11-|E|--------------|-----------------------|
PRE-VERSE - Just before the 1st verse kicks in Guitar 1 repeats the following riff twice whilst Guitar 2 strums the chords marked.
C#m(Gtr 2) C#m Guitar 1E|--------------------|-------------------|B|------9-10-9--------|-12------10------9-|G|----9--------9----9-|----9-------9------|D|-11------------11---|------11------11---|A|--------------------|-------------------|E|--------------------|-------------------|
1ST VERSE - Guitars 1 & 2 double-up both repeating this riff 16 times.
Guitar 1 & 2E|-------------|B|-------------|G|-------------|D|-------7-----|A|-0-4/5---5\4-|E|-------------|
CHORUS - Guitar 1 plays the following sequence twice followed by the PRE-VERSE riff, again repeated twice. Guitar 2 strums the chords marked.
A(Guitar 2) D F#m D Guitar 1E|---------9------|-------10\--|----------9--------|----------10-------|B|------10---10---|-------10\--|----10----10-10----|----10----10-10----|G|----9---------9-|-/11---11\--|-11-11-11----11-11-|----11-------11-11-|D|-11-------------|-/12---12\--|-11----11-------11-|-12----12-------12-|A|----------------|------------|-9-----9--------9--|-12----12-------12-|E|----------------|------------|-------------------|-10----10----------|
BRIDGE - Guitar 2 picks out the repeated palm muted riff from the intro whilst Guitar 1 slides up to the following notes.
<=======x 3=====>E|---------|---------|----------|---------|B|-/10~~~~-|-/14~~~~-|-/10--/14-|-/17~~~~-|G|---------|---------|----------|---------|D|---------|---------|----------|---------|A|---------|---------|----------|---------|E|---------|---------|----------|---------|
2ND VERSE - as per 1st Verse CHORUS - As per previous Chorus except that this time Guitar 1 plays the following bars after playing the PRE-VERSE riff twice. Again Guitar 2 strums the chords marked.
D(Guitar 2) D Guitar 1E|-------------------------|----------------------|B|-------10-12-10----------|-14-------12-------10-|G|----11----------11----11-|----11-------11-------|D|-12----------------12----|-------12-------12----|A|-------------------------|----------------------|E|-------------------------|----------------------|
F#m F#m E [PM...............................................]E|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------14----------14----|-------14----------12----|G|----14----14----14----14-|----14----14----13----13-|D|-16----------16----------|-16----------14----------|A|-------------------------|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D C#m [PM.........................................]E|-------------------------|-------------------|B|-------10----------10----|------9--------9---|G|----11----11----11----11-|----9---9----9---9-|D|-12----------12----------|-11-------11-------|A|-------------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------------|-------------------|
MID-BREAK/2ND VERSE REPEAT - The song now enters a 'quiet bit' as Guitar 2 plays the following palm muted riff. After playing it 3 times the 2ND VERSE is repeated. Instead of playing the verse as before, this time Guitar 2 carries on repeating it's riff a further 4 times. Guitar 1 plays nothing.
Guitar 2 [PM...................................]E|-------------------|-------------------|B|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|D|-0-0-12-0-0-11-0-0-|-9-0-0-14-0-0-11-0-|A|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|
[PM...................................]E|------------------|--------------------|B|------------------|--------------------|G|------------------|--------------------|D|-0-0-12-0-0-9-0-0-|--------------------|A|------------------|-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-|E|------------------|--------------------|
1ST VERSE REPEAT - The 1ST VERSE is now repeated with a different backing. Guitar 2 plays the riff from the INTRO repeatedly but without the palm mute. Guitar 1 repeats(roughly) the following 4 bars 4 times.
Guitar 1E|----------|----------|-12----12-----|-12----12---12-|B|-/10------|----------|---1010--1010-|---1010--10----|G|----------|----------|--------------|---------------|D|----------|----------|--------------|---------------|A|----------|----------|--------------|---------------|E|----------|----------|--------------|---------------|
CHORUS - As before although this time the chorus is played twice. The second time Guitar 1 plays the following twice.
A(Guitar 2) D Guitar 1E|---------9------|----------10-------|B|------10---10---|-------10----10----|G|----9---------9-|----11----------11-|D|-11-------------|-12----------------|A|----------------|-------------------|E|----------------|-------------------|
F#m DE|----------9-------|----------10-------|B|-------10---10----|-------10----10----|G|----11---------11-|----11----------11-|D|-11---------------|-12----------------|A|------------------|-------------------|E|------------------|-------------------|
OUTRO - Guitars 1 & 2 play the original riff from VERSE 1 16 times although Guitar 1 replaces bars 4, 8, 12 & 16 with the following marked bars. A third guitar part enters at the fifth bar.
Bar 4 Bar 8 Bar 12 Bar 16 Guitar 1E|----------| E|-----------| E|------------| E|-----------|B|----------| B|-----------| B|------------| B|-----------|G|----------| G|-----------| G|------------| G|-----------|D|-/9--7--6-| D|-/11--9--7-| D|-/9-999-7-6-| D|-/11--9--7-|A|----------| A|-----------| A|------------| A|-----------|E|----------| E|-----------| E|------------| E|-----------|
Guitar 3E|-17-------|-16--14--12-|-12h14------|-------------|B|----------|------------|-------14~~~|--12-14------|G|----------|------------|------------|--------14~~~|D|----------|------------|------------|-------------|A|----------|------------|------------|-------------|E|----------|------------|------------|-------------|
E|-17-17161616----|-16-16h17-16-14-12-|----------|----------|B|-------------17-|-------------------|----------|----------|G|----------------|-------------------|----------|----------|D|----------------|-------------------|----------|----------|A|----------------|-------------------|----------|----------|E|----------------|-------------------|----------|----------|
E|-17-------|-16--14--12-|-12h14------|-------------|B|----------|------------|-------14~~~|--12-14------|G|----------|------------|------------|--------14~~~|D|----------|------------|------------|-------------|A|----------|------------|------------|-------------|E|----------|------------|------------|-------------|
OUTRO CONTINUED - Confused!?! You will be! Guitar 3 plays the next bar 6 times whilst Guitar 2 strums the C#m chord - this changes to a D chord at the fifth bar.In the meantime Guitar 1 brings up the rear playing the same guitar part that followed the chorus after the 2nd verse. After playing this through Guitar 1 then repeats the bars from the F#m chord onwards twice before ending by repeating the last bar in this sequnce whilst Guitar 2 strums the C#m chord. Blimey, anybody get that....I'm of to catch some Z's.
C#m(play D chord fifth & sixth time) <=========x 6==========>E|-21\19-19\17-17/19-19/21-|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|
F#m EE|-2121\19-19\17-17\16-16/17-|-17\16-16\14-14\12-12-|B|---------------------------|----------------------|G|---------------------------|----------------------|D|---------------------------|----------------------|A|---------------------------|----------------------|E|---------------------------|----------------------|
D EE|-1414\12-12\9-9/12-|-12\9-9/12-12\9-9/12-12-|B|-------------------|------------------------|G|-------------------|------------------------|D|-------------------|------------------------|A|-------------------|------------------------|E|-------------------|------------------------|
F#m EE|-1414\12-12\9-9/12-|-12\9-9/12-12\9-9/12-12-|B|-------------------|------------------------|G|-------------------|------------------------|D|-------------------|------------------------|A|-------------------|------------------------|E|-------------------|------------------------|
D EE|-1414\12-12\9-9/12-|-12\9-9\7-7/9-9/7-7-|B|-------------------|--------------------|G|-------------------|--------------------|D|-------------------|--------------------|A|-------------------|--------------------|E|-------------------|--------------------|
F#m EE|-1414\12-12\9-9/12-|-12\9-9/12-12\9-9\7-7-|B|-------------------|----------------------|G|-------------------|----------------------|D|-------------------|----------------------|A|-------------------|----------------------|E|-------------------|----------------------|
D C#mE|-99\7-7\5-5/7-|-7\5-5/7-7\5-5\2-2p0-|B|--------------|---------------------|G|--------------|---------------------|D|--------------|---------------------|A|--------------|---------------------|E|--------------|---------------------|
C#m C#mE|/9\-7\5-5/7-7\5--|5/7-7\5-5\2-2p0-|B|-----------------|----------------|G|-----------------|----------------|D|-----------------|----------------|A|-----------------|----------------|E|-----------------|----------------|
C#m C#m C#m A[let ring]E|------------|------------|------------|------------|B|-2----------|------------|------------|-2----------|G|-------4--2-|------------|------------|-2----------|D|------------|-4--2-------|-4--2-------|-2----------|A|------------|-------4--2-|-------4--2-|-0----------|E|------------|------------|------------|------------|
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