Blur – Far Out tab

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From: (John Howell)

Far Out by Blur, from their triff album "Parklife"

This is a (rough) transcription of the cool synth part, not
the guitar part of this song, that has more than a passing
resemblance to Syd Barrett's style. The main melody is done
on the synth, so if you're playing solo this sounds a lot
better than the guitar part. Also you need loads of really
silly effects to do it well - or better still a guitar synth;
sadly I have neither. This transcription was considerably
aided by the sleeve insert on the album, which not only gives
the lyrics but the chords as well. Nice one.
I haven't done the guitar part at the start either; trying to
simulate a bongo roll a la Mission Impossible is a bit tricky
on one guitar.

Anyway, the song's mainly based around a C Eb progression.
The chorus is made up of 2 bars, an Ab Bb prog and an F prog
(see the lyric section for the order they come in), and
there's a little bridge part of Eb D after the first chorus.

(Verse) /---\ /---\ /---\ <--triplet rhythm C Ebe-|-----------|-----------------------|B-|-----5-5-5-|-------------------8-8-|G-|-----5-5-5-|-------------------8-8-|D-|---5-------|---------5-6-7---8-----|A-|-3---------|-6-7-8-9---------------|E-|-----------|-----------------------|
(Chorus) /---\ /---\ /---\ <--triplet rhythm F Ab Bbe-|---------------|-------------------6-6-|B-|------10-10-10-|-------------------6-6-|G-|------10-10-10-|---------5-6-7---8-----|D-|---10----------|-6-7-8-9---------------|A-|-8-------------|-----------------------|E-|---------------|-----------------------|
(Bridge) Eb De-|-----|-----|B-|-----|-----|G-|-----|-----|D-|-5---|-4---|A-|---6-|---5-|E-|-----|-----|
Here we go: 2 * (Verse) as intro C Eb (Verse) I spy in the night sky don't I Phoepe Io Elara Leda Callisto Sinope Janus Dione Portia so many F (1st bar of chorus) moons Ab Bb F (Chorus) Quiet in the sky at night Hot in the Milky Way Eb D (Bridge) Outside in 1 * (Verse) C Eb (Verse) Vega Capella Ha- gar Rigel Barnard's star Antares Alde-baran Altair Wolf 3 5 9 Betelgeuse F (1st bar of chorus) Sun sun sun sun Ab Bb F (Chorus - fade out) Sun sun sun sun Sun sun sun sun That's your lot for now. Oh - any corrections, improvements etc gratefully received. John Howell, --
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