Brian Wilson – Heroes And Villains tab

By Darren Price - priced80'at'

I couldnt find a good guitar interpretation of this song as the sound of the song and
the haunting melody mainly comes from the piano and is difficult to play note for note
on the guitar, so i decided to do this myself and change it around a little to fit the
guitar. Ive tried to make it simple, all the notes are flat bar chords but if you want
to play the song in open chords that fine you just have to take the b off all the notes
so Eb becomes E, then you get a whole new sound.

Perhaps you could get a friend to strum the open chords while you fingerpick the bar
chords and follow my tab, just move all the poitions up one fret if you decide to do
that. I dont know why brian wilson used all flat chords, perhaps it was something to
do with the way it ties in with plymouth rock.

Also i find it really annoying when people dont bother to put the chords in the right
place so here when you see the chord Db above the 'been' that means that is where you
play the chord, on the 'been'. This text should be veiwed in the correct font which is
Lucida Console (or a font which evenly spaces out all its characters). NOT ARIAL OR

Db  x 4 6 6 6 4
Eb  x 6 8 8 8 6
Ab  4 6 6 5 4 4
Fbm X 8 10109 8
Ebm x 6 8 8 7 6
Abm 4 6 6 4 4 4

I've been in this town so long that back in the city

I've been taken for lost and gone
And unknown for a long long time

Fell in love years ago

With an innocent girl

From the Spanish and Indian home
Home of the heroes and villains

Once at night Catillian squared the fight
And she was right in the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down
But she's still dancing in the night
Unafraid of what a dude'll do in a town full of heroes and villains

In this part it changes to the piano riff, you wont be able to play the notes exactly
as they are on a piano as it would require you to have fingers the size of bananas.
Here is a way to play it a guitar by fingerpicking the chords that go with it. The
timing is like patting you head and bubbing your stomach but keep trying...

{Ebm} bar chord position to hold for the easiest and move you index finger for the
bass melody.

Timing 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & (X2)---------------------------------------|-----7-------7-------7-------7---------|-----8-------8-------8-------8---------|---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8-------|-6-------6---5---6---------------------|-------------------------6-------------| heroes and villans....Just see what you've done
{Abm} bar chord position to hold. have your second finger ready for the note change and just lift your little finger 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & (X2)
{Fbm} same method as Eb
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &---------------------------------------|-----9-------9-------9-------9---------|-----10------10------10------10--------|---10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10------|-8-------8---7---8---------------------|-------------------------8-------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &---------------------------------------|-----7-------7-------7-------7---------|-----8-------8-------8-------8---------|---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8-------|-6-------6---5---6---------------------|-------------------------6-------------|
Db Eb la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la Ab Stand or fall I know there Shall be peace in the valley And it's all an affair Db Of my life with the heroes and villains Db do do do do do do do do do do do do do Eb Do ap de wo deo wap Ab do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do Db doop de dooe do Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Play slowly and possibly finger pick these notes randomly. I didnt bother tabing this bit cos there not really any certain way to play it. Just hold the chord positions and pick. or you can just strum if you want. This isnt in all versions of the song and the piano chords are quite difficult to decifer. Try fingerpicking these chords. Ebm In the cantina Fbm Margarita's keep the spirit high F (bar chord 9th fret) There I watched her Db She spun around and Ab Round in the warmth of her body Ebm Fanned the flame of the dance Fbm Dance Margarita don't you know that IÕm in love with you Ebm Dance ..... Dance You're under arrest! Brush the chords of this next part with your thumb, Db Ebm My children were raised Fbm F (bar chord 9th fret) You know they suddenly rise Fbm Ebm They started slow long ago Db Ab Db Head to toe healthy weathy and wise Db I've been in this town so long Db So long to the city Db I'm fit with the stuff To ride in the rough Ab And sunny down snuff I'm alright By the heroes and... >>>Back to fingerpicking the tabbed part at the start quite loudly to give a powerful >>>darker sound. Ebm Heroes and villains Just see what you've done Abm Heroes and villains Just see what you've done Fbm Heroes and villains Dbm Just see what you've done ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah This last part is an instrumental of different melodies and doesnt really sound like you could play it on your own on a guitar while keeping the volume so just play something like this. However your free to imporovise with this part Db Ab Db Eb Then perhaps work your way up to the F on the 9th fret like this (you can change the chords around but just make sure you end on a Ab then a Db slowly... For example... Fbm 2 beats F 2 beats Fbm 2 beats Ebm 2 beats Ab 2 beats Db slowly Thats it then, not so easy after all, but there should be anough to keep you busy for a while it took me ages to tab so please excuse any mistakes, and sometimes Abm is actually Ab Mayjor i know but its just easier to fingerpick that way and you cant really tell unless your being an ass. Any comments please send them to
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