Big Country - Porrohman tab

From: "Colin Dawson" 
Subject: b/big_country/porrohman.tab
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 17:42:11 +0100

Porrohman by Big Country from the Album "The Crossing"

Tab by Colin Dawson; colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com

Stuart plays the intro with lots of delay; delay volume only slightly =
lower
than the  original signal. Use lots of repeats on the delay and use =
chorus
to fill out the sound. You'll get a great effect and the delay does a =
lot
of the work for you; it will play the notes in brackets for you
making the riff much easier to play. I've only included the bracketed =
notes
in the first 4 bars (coz it was too much like hard work) but they =
continue
as long as the riff does. Stuart uses various different pitch shift and
octaver settings at different parts of the intro - and during the e-bow
sections - sometimes it's an octave up sometimes a fifth or a seventh up =
I
think. Listen to the live King Biscuit Flower Hour version and you'll =
hear
this clearly.

I've added Bruce's parts at the end.

(Stuart)E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16-16(17)19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16(17)1= 9|B|--------19-(19)17|--------19-------|--------19-(19)17|--------19-------= -|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
(add Bruce 1)E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
(add bass)E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
(add drums) =
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
echo......E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|B|17---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|G|16---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
echo......E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|B|17---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|G|16---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
(repeat 4 times)E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
(add Bruce 2 in place of Bruce 1) (12 times)E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
Clean sound with lots of delay & chorus. Strum the first & third chords - the C#m - slowly UP the way and let the delay create a cascade effect.
E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
E|--4------|---5-5-5|--4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|B|---5-----|---5-5-5|---5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|G|----6----|---6-6-6|----6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|D|-----6---|---7-7-7|-----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|A|------4--|---7-7-7|------4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|E|-------4-|---5-5-5|-------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| B|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| G|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| D|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| A|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
Verse 1(Bruce 2 continues)E|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|B|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|G|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|D|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|A|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|E|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|Night hangs on the city
E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |Laughter lies on faces
E-bow after 1st verse. Use lots of delay, some distortion, chorus
(see Alternative at end if you don't have an e-bow)E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |B|14---17--14h17p14s12-|--14--17--14h17p14s12-|-9--12-9h12p9-|s5-----s14-= |G|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |D|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |A|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
E-bowE|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |B|14---17--14h17p14s12-|--14--17--14h17p14s12-|-9--12-9h12p9-|h12--------= |G|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |D|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |A|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
E-bow (Add Bruce 3)E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |B|12-------------------|12--------------------|12------------|12---------= |G|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |D|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |A|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
E-bowE|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|B|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|G|6----9-11-13---|6----9-11-13---|16-------18-|16----13-14-13-9-|D|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|A|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|E|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|
Delay - no E-bow quiet........E|--------7h9---|--------7h9---|----------|16--------|B|----7h9-------|----7h9-------|17--19-17-|--17------|G|6h9-----------|6h9-----------|--18------|-----16---|D|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|A|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|E|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|
Delay - no E-bow quiet........E|--------7h9---|--------7h9---|----------|16--------|B|----7h9-------|----7h9-------|17--19-17-|--17------|G|6h9-----------|6h9-----------|--18------|-----16---|D|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|A|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|E|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|
Louder (I've just tabbed the main notes - listen to CD for rhythm)E|19-19-19-19-19-16-|19-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-16-16--|B|------------------|-----------------------------------19|G|------------------|-------------------------------------|D|------------------|-------------------------------------|A|------------------|-------------------------------------|E|------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|----------|----------|B|17--19-17-|s21-17----|G|--18------|-------16-|D|----------|----------|A|----------|----------|E|----------|----------|
E|19-19-19-19-19-16-|19-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-16-16--|B|------------------|-----------------------------------19|G|------------------|-------------------------------------|D|------------------|-------------------------------------|A|------------------|-------------------------------------|E|------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|----------|-------19-|B|17--19-17-|s21-17----|G|--18------|----------|D|----------|----------|A|----------|----------|E|----------|----------|
E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
E|--4------|---5-5-5|--4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|B|---5-----|---5-5-5|---5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|G|----6----|---6-6-6|----6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|D|-----6---|---7-7-7|-----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|A|------4--|---7-7-7|------4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|E|-------4-|---5-5-5|-------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| B|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| G|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| D|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| A|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss| E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
Verse 2 (same as verse 1)
I haven't tried to do the rhythm here - listen to the CD for that!Part 1E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9|A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|B|-----------------|----------------|---------------|G|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9--|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|---------------|D|-----------------|----------------|-6h9-9-9-9-6-9-|A|-----------------|----------------|---------------|E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
Part 2E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9|A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|B|-----------------|----------------|---------------|G|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9--|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|---------------|D|-----------------|----------------|-6h9-9-9-9-6---|A|-----------------|----------------|------------9-7|E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
Part 3 (twice)E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6h9-9-9-9-6h9-|s11-9-9-9-9-9-|A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6h9-9-9-9-6h9-|s11-9-9-9-9-9-|A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|B|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|G|--6-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-8-8-8-|-9-9-9-9-9-|s14-14-14-14|D|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|A|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|E|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|
The rest is pretty starightforward to work out! Here are the Bruce bits;
Bruce 1 - Played with the same delay as Stuart's partE|-------------|----------12-| and repeat until Bruce 2B|12h14--------|-12h14-------|G|----------13-|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Bruce 2 (overdrive) (repeat for rest of intro and all of verse)E|9-----|5-----|9-----|5-----|7-----|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|B|9-----|5-----|9-----|5-----|7-----|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|G|9-----|6-----|9-----|6-----|8-----|--8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|D|11----|7-----|11----|7-----|9-----|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|A|11----|7-----|11----|7-----|9-----|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|E|9-----|5-----|9-----|5-----|7-----|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
Bruce 3 (4 times)E---|12-14----------|12-14-----------|------------------|----------------= |B-14|------------14-|----------------|---------12-------|----------------= |G---|------13-------|------13-----13-|-------13-------13|----------------= |D---|---------------|-----------14---|14---14-------14--|14----14-13-14--= |A---|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------= |E---|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------= |
Alternative to E-bow; If you don't have an E-bow or have one and can't use it (I remember = seeing Mick Ronson trying to control one and failing miserably so it's nothing to be ashamed of) try the following. Use a volume pedal to fade notes in = as required - this works quite well;
E|9------12--9h12p9---|--9----12--9h12p9---|----------------|------------= |B|-----------------12-|-----------------12-|9-----12-9h12p9-|------------= |G|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|9-----------= |D|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |A|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |E|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |
E|9------12--9h12p9---|--9----12--9h12p9---|----------------|------------= |B|-----------------12-|-----------------12-|9-----12-9h12p9-|12----------= |G|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |D|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |A|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |E|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |
h=3D=3Dhammer p=3Dpull s=3Dslide SsssssSsssss=3Ddeaden strings with left hand, strum like hell and try to = ;mphasise the capital S!
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