Camel – Mystic Queen tab

Mystic Queen / Peter Bardens
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Performed by Camel on their first album, "Camel", from 1973

I've been a Camel fan for a long time. Lots of Camel's music from "The Good
Years" (ie 1973-1977, but please don't flame me about it) are untranscribable
due to my playing limitations and patience, but this piece is both beautiful
and easy to play. The tabbing and notes here should help you playing it,
hopefully with some friends playing with you, or, on the other hand, it could
be helpful if you've got a synth guitar with a sequencer or just a 4/8 track
tape...

I've made a great mess when I tried putting all those tabs and chords, so
I have divided the song into sections. The complete chord sequence, with notes
about the relevant sections, is written at the end. The chord sequence should
help you play it throughout, and the messy part should help you play specific
"solos". As usual, I'm transcribing organ solos into guitar tabs. I know it's
ridiculous but maybe somebody can do something with it :-). I didn't bother
tabbing all those Bass lines because Ferguson wasn't as consistent as he
usually is on this song.... :-) But it is easy to find the bass line as long
as you know the chords, in this song anyway.

I wish there would be more progressive rock stuff over the guitar tablature
groups! I'll be doing my best (Slow Yourself Down is coming up next!)
Before printing, consider that the file is arranged in 64 lines per page

Have fun. Requests, questions, ideas, contributions, grateful thanks, kisses,
pizza deliveries, flames, put-downs, cheer-ups, and corrections are all
welcome at my e-mail:          ofirz1@ccsg.tau.ac.il

Yours,
	Ofir

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Camel - Mystic Queen
By Peter Bardens

1. Intro:

Guitar Dm 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a E:------------0---|1---010---------|------------0---|1---010---------------| B:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------------| G:----2-----------|------------2---|----2-----------|------------2---------| D:0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------------| A:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
Guitar repeats this section twice more, now adding Bass:
1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a G:----14--14--14--|12--------------|----------------|----------------------| D:12--------------|----15--12------|----7---7---7---|5---------------------| A:----------------|----------------|5---------------|----8---5-------------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
G:----14--14--14--|12--------------|----------------|----------------------| D:12--------------|----15--12------|----------------|----------------------| A:----------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
2. Song verse: Dm | Bb Have you seen the Mystic Queen C | Dm C Bb Riding in her - li - mou -sine Bb | Bb Over hills and over dales 'til Am | Am morning... Dm | Bb If you like I'll take you there C | Dm C Bb we'll Find some colours you can wear Bb | Bb Colour that you've only seen while Am | Am sleeping.
Play as much open strings as you can. I think the play:Dm: x-x-0-2-3-1-|C: x-3-2-0-1-0-|Bb: x-1-3-3-3-1-|Am: x-0-2-2-1-0-|
3. First chords sequence
Organ: Gm C 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------------| D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2-----3-5-|2-5---2---------------| A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
Gm C E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------| G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------| D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2---5-3-5-|2-5---2---------| A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Repeat this line again. Then comes the guitar line along with the organ line: Guitar: 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a E:10--------------|13------10------|12--------------|----------------| Organ:
Gm C B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------------| D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2-----3-5-|2-5---2---------------| A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
Guitar: E:10--------------|13------10------|12--------------|13------15------| Organ:
Gm C B:--------3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| G:3-----------5---|3---2-3---------|----------------|----------------------| D:----5-----------|--------5---3-5-|2-----2---5-3-5-|2-5---2---------------| A:----------------|----------------|----5---3-------|----5---3-------------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
Guitar E:17--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| Organ:
A/A# A B:2---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| G:3---2---3---2---|3---2---3---2---|3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-|3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-------| D:2---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| A:0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------| E:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------------|
A/A# ~ A Organ:
E:----------------|----------------| B:2---------------|----------------|
G:3232323232323232|3232323232323232| D:2---------------|----------------| A:0---------------|----------------| E:----------------|----------------|
4. Second chords sequence Generally the chord sequence goes this way: Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D#
Guitar plays the chords using barre: Dm: x-5-7-7-6-5-| C: x-3-5-5-5-3-| Am: 5-7-7-5-5-5-| Bb: 6-8-8-7-6-6-| D#: x-6-8-8-8-6-|
Organ plays the chords (some times with arpeggio) twice. On the first cycle, the first two Dm are played as a "bang" Dm, then a pause, till everybody joins in on the C. The second cycle just flows. On the third cycle yet another simple guitar solo comes in:
Guitar: Dm C 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 E:--------|----5-6-|5-------|----5-6-------| B:6-------|6-8-----|----5---|--------------| G:--------|--------|--------|--------------|
Am Bb D# E:5-------|--------|--------|--------| B:----5---|--------/6-5---6-/8-6---68| G:--------|--------|----7---|----8---|
Repeat this line for three sequences, in the third time modify slightly by little tremoloes. Guitar:
Dm C CBBb - from now on drop from C to Am 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 with major chords. E:--------|--------|--------|--------------| B:6---6---|6---6---|565-----|--------------| G:--------|--------|----5---|--------------|
Am Bb D# E:--------|--------|--------|--------| B:8-------|6---5---/6-------/8-------| G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
Dm C CBBb 111 E:/13-----/13-/13--/232-----|--------| B:--------|--------|---13---|--------| G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
Am Bb D# E:/12-----/12------|13------|15------| B:--------|--------|--------|--------| G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
Dm C CBBb 111 E:/13-----/13-/13--/232-----|--------| B:--------|--------|---13---|--------| G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
Am Bb D# E:/12-----/12------|13------|15------| B:--------|--------|--------|--------| G:--------|--------|--------|--------|
5. Solos end: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4Guitar E:-10-8-6-5|-3-1----|-10-8-6-5|-3-1----|-10-8-6-5|-3-1----|& Organ B:10-8-6-5-|3-1--53-|10-8-6-5-|3-1--53-|10-8-6-5-|3-1---5-|Unison G:---------|----3---|---------|----3---|---------|----3---|
The sequence slows down at the end, so that the last note (D - 3rd fret on fifth string), and the whole thing sums up into the opening sequence: 6. Second Intro - the same as the first 7. Second song verse - the same as the first, ends into the epilogue... 8. Epilogue: Organ: Dm | Dm Guitar (using volume pedal?) plays:
Dm Bb C A7 A7: x-0-2-1-2-0-| E:----|5---|5---|5---|----|--5-|----|------------------------| B:3---|----|----|--6-|5---|6---|5---|------------------------| G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|------------------------|
Dm Bb C A7 E:----|5---|5---|5---|----|--5-|----|----------| B:3---|----|----|--6-|5---|6---|5---|----------| G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----------|
Dm Guitar:
E:----|----|----|----------| B:3---|----|----|----------| G:----|2---|----|----------| D:----|----|3---|0---------|
Chords Summary -------------- 1. Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Guitar arpeggio Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | 2. Dm | Bb | C | Dm C Bb | "Have you seen the mystic...." Bb | Bb | Am | Am | "Over hills..." Dm | Bb | C | Dm C Bb | "If you'd like I'll..." Bb | Bb | Am | Am | "Colours that you've ...." 3. Gm | Gm | C | C | Organ line Gm | Gm | C | C | Gm | Gm | C | C | Gm | Gm | C | C | Gm | Gm | C | C | Guitar riff Gm | Gm | C | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | Organ playing faster (with A#) 4. Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | Organ riff Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | First guitar riff Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | Second guitar riff Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | Higher guitar riff Dm | Dm | C | C | Am | Am | Bb | D# | 5. nc | nc | nc | nc | nc | nc Going down... (solo ends) 6. Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Guitar arpeggio Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | 7. Dm | Bb | C | Dm C Bb | "Have you seen the mystic...." Bb | Bb | Am | Am | "Over hills..." Dm | Bb | C | Dm C Bb | "If you'd like I'll..." Bb | Bb | Am | Am | "Colours that you've ...." 8. Dm | Dm | Quiet organ Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | C | C | A7 | A7 | Volume-pedal guitar Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | C | C | A7 | A7 | Dm
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