Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches tab version 1

Hunting For Witches
by Bloc Party (off the album "A Weekend In The City", 2007)

Standard tuning (both guitars)

This is my attempt at tabbing this. I think I've got the intro figured out,
and this is how it seems they actually play it, based on various live and official
YouTube videos.

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	INTRO[0:12]
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Note, it looks like a mixture of 7th fret harmonics (slightly muted though) and
some effects*. The sound generated is helped by
playing towards the neck on the E, B, G and D strings in each bar. I.e., at the
start of each bar pick up at the bridge and finish the bar at the last pickup.

If you like, playing at around the 11th fret works too.

(PM/comment if that doesn't make sense, or just watch:
youtube. com /watch?v=D4_G7LxJacY )



Russelle|-<7>----------<7>------<7>--|-<7>-------<7>-<7>------------|B|----<7>----------<7>--------|----<7>-----------<7>---------|G|-------<7>----------<7>-----|-------<7>-----------<7>-<7>--|D|----------<7>---------------|------------------------------| x8A|----------------------------|------------------------------|E|----------------------------|------------------------------|
*!! I've worked out the effects roughly used by Russell in this part. I don't know the brand names but: - Delay, set on slapback - Whammy, sounding both octaves - Light distortion In the studio album version, the intro's improved using a computer, but those are the effects he seems to use live. Also over the intro at random places, an F# is sounded on the synth. _____________________________________________________________________________ MAIN RIFF[0:37] _____________________________________________________________________________ PLAYED TWICE BEFORE SINGING. Note, dubbed over the top is the intro. From the videos, Russell seems to play the HIGHER OCTAVE (first tabbed) with an octave pedal that plays the lower octave louder. If you DO NOT HAVE AN OCTAVE PEDAL, play the LOWER OCTAVE!
Russell (Low octave real)e|---------------|B|---------------|G|---------------| THEND|----(x-11\-2)--|A|---------------|E|---------------|
MAIN RIFF
Russell (High octave)e|-------------10-10-9-----|-----4-5-----5-7-|B|-------10-------------10-|-----------------|G|-11-11----11-------------|-6-6-----7-7-----|D|-------------------------|-----------------|A|-------------------------|-----------------|E|-------------------------|-----------------| -\
Russell (Octave pedal low octave sound)e|-------------------------|-----------------| -/B|-------------------------|-----------------|G|-------------7--7--6-----|-----1-2-----2-4-|D|-------7--------------7--|-----------------|A|-9--9-----9--------------|-4-4-----5-5-----|E|-------------------------|-----------------|
Russell (High octave)e|-------------12---10--9--|-----5-7-----7-9-|B|-------10----------------|-----------------|G|-11-11----11-------------|-7-7-----9-9-----|D|-------------------------|-----------------|A|-------------------------|-----------------|E|-------------------------|-----------------| -\
Russell (Octave pedal low octave sound)e|-------------------------|-----------------| -/B|-------------------------|-----------------|G|-------------9----7---6--|-----2-4-----4-6-|D|-------7-----------------|-----------------|A|-9--9-----9--------------|-5-5-----7-7-----|E|-------------------------|-----------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ VERSE[0:49] _____________________________________________________________________________ Main riff (4 bars) is played 4 times. Also, the F# on synth is played at random times. _____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS[1:14] _____________________________________________________________________________ The lower octave is posted for Russell for ease (it's the main riff, until the last section, which is tabbed below in the higher octave).
Kelee|------------------------|-----------------|B|------------------------|-----------------|G|-11--11-----11--11------|-----------------|D|-11--11-----11--11------|-11-11----12-12--|A|-9---9------9---9-------|-11-11----12-12--|E|------------------------|-9--9-----10-10--| -\
Russelle|------------------------|-----------------| -/B|------------------------|-----------------|G|-------------7--7--6----|-----1-2-----2-4-|D|-------7--------------7-|-----------------|A|-9--9-----9-------------|-4-4-----5-5-----|E|------------------------|-----------------|
Kelee|------------------------|-----------------|B|------------------------|-----------------|G|-11--11-----11--11------|-----------------|D|-11--11-----11--11------|-12-12----14-14--|A|-9---9------9---9-------|-12-12----14-14--|E|------------------------|-10-10----12-12--| -\
Russelle|------------------------|-----------------| -/B|------------------------|-----------------|G|-------------9----7---6-|-----2-4-----4-6-|D|-------7----------------|-----------------|A|-9--9-----9-------------|-5-5-----7-7-----|E|------------------------|-----------------|
Kelee|------------------------|-----------------|B|------------------------|-----------------|G|-11--11-----11--11------|-----------------|D|-11--11-----11--11------|-11-11----12-12--|A|-9---9------9---9-------|-11-11----12-12--|E|------------------------|-9--9-----10-10--| -\
Russelle|------------------------|-----------------| -/B|------------------------|-----------------|G|-------------7--7--6----|-----1-2-----2-4-|D|-------7--------------7-|-----------------|A|-9--9-----9-------------|-4-4-----5-5-----|E|------------------------|-----------------|
Kelee|-----------------|----------------------|B|-----------------|----------------------|G|-9---------------|----------------------|D|-9---------------|-9----------11--------|A|-7---------------|-9----------11--------|E|-----------------|-7----------9---------| -\
Russelle|-----------------|----------------------| -/B|-----------------|----------------------|G|-----9---7-6-----|----------------------|D|-9-9---9-----7-9-|-----12-11------11-12-|A|-----------------|-9-9------------------|E|-----------------|------------9-9-------|
(On the last two bars, the part Russell ACTUALLY plays with an octave pedal is:)
e|-------12----10-9--------|-------------------------|B|-12-12----12-------10-12-|-------15-14-------14-15-|G|-------------------------|-11-11-------------------|D|-------------------------|-------------11-11-------|A|-------------------------|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ VERSE[1:25] _____________________________________________________________________________ Same as verse 1. _____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS[1:50] _____________________________________________________________________________ Same as chorus 1. _____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS EXTENSION[2:03] _____________________________________________________________________________
Kelee|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russelle|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-17-17-17-17-16-16-16-16-| -/B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-|D|-------------------------|-------------------------|A|-------------------------|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Kelee|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------------|D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|A|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|E|-------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| -\
Russelle|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-17-17-17-17-16-16-16-16-| -/B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-|D|-------------------------|-------------------------|A|-------------------------|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Kelee|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russelle|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-17-17-17-17-16-16-16-16-| -/B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-|D|-------------------------|-------------------------|A|-------------------------|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Kelee|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------------|D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|A|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|E|-------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| -\
Russelle|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-21-21-21-21-| -/B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-16-16-16-16-18-18-18-18-|D|-------------------------|-------------------------|A|-------------------------|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
(Misinformed.. [2:15])
Kelee|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russelle|-------------------------|-------------------------| -/B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-|-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-|D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|A|-9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Kelee|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------------|D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|A|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|E|-------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| -\
Russelle|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------| -/G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Kelee|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russelle|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|A|-9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ PRE-BREAK BUILDUP[2:24] _____________________________________________________________________________ From the official video Russell plays an F# chord, layered with synth-style effects. F# is:
e|-2--|B|-2--|G|-3--|D|-4--|A|-4--|E|-2--|
This gets progressively louder (palm muting is released). _____________________________________________________________________________ BREAK[2:30] _____________________________________________________________________________
Kelee|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-7-5-4-| -\
Russelle|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| -/B|-14-\------------|-15-\------------|-17-\------------|-15-\------------|G|-x--\------------|-x--\------------|-x--\------------|-x--\------------|D|-11-\------------|-12-\------------|-14-\------------|-12-\------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Kelee|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-15-14-10-9------|G|-----6-6-7-7-9-9-|-----6-6-7-7-9-9-|-----6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x--x--x--x------|D|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-|-12-11-7--6------|A|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| -\
Russelle|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| -/B|-14--------------|-15--------------|-17--------------|-15-14-10-9------|G|-x---6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x---6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x---6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x--x--x--x------|D|-11--------------|-12--------------|-14--------------|-12-11-7--6------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS[2:42] _____________________________________________________________________________ Same as first chorus. _____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS EXTENSION[2:54] _____________________________________________________________________________ Same as first chorus extension. _____________________________________________________________________________ OUTRO[3:16] _____________________________________________________________________________ The intro played 4 times instead of 8 over the drums and dubbed vocal prerecordings. END!! _____________________________________________________________________________ LYRICS _____________________________________________________________________________ VERSE I was sitting on the roof of my house With a shotgun and a six pack of beer (six pack of beer..) The newscaster say's "the enemy is among us!" As bombs explode on the 30 bus Kill your middle class indecision Now is not the time for liberal thought CHORUS So I go hunting for witches I go hunting for witches Heads are going to roll I go hunting for VERSE In the 90's, optimistic as a teen But now its terror, airplanes crash into towers (into towers...) The Daily mail say's "the enemy is among us!" "Taking our women and taking our jobs" All reasonable thought is being drowned out By the non-stop baying, baying for blood CHORUS So I go hunting for witches I go hunting for witches Heads are going to roll I go hunting for CHORUS EXTENSION I was an ordinary man, with ordinary desire I watched TV it informed me I was an ordinary man with ordinary desire There must be accountability Disparate and misinformed Fear will keep us all in place CHORUS So I go hunting for witches I go hunting for witches Heads are going to roll I go hunting for CHORUS EXTENSION I was an ordinary man, with ordinary desire I watched TV it informed me I was an ordinary man with ordinary desire There must be accountability Disparate and misinformed Fear will keep us all in place _____________________________________________________________________________ Key: / - Slide up \ - Slide down b - Bend r - Return x - Mute PM - Palm mute ~ - Let ring/vibrato h - Hammer-on p - Pull-off () - Quiet/Ghost note <> - Harmonic #n# - Tremelo pick -\ - Parts played together -/ V - w/bar
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