Colin Hay - Overkill Acoustic tab

This tab contains both the rhythm part and the solo of Colin Hay's "Overkill". All 
the x's are palm mutes (as in the acoustic recording), but when he plays it live, 
he sometimes strums the chord instead. Hope you have fun playing this great song! :)

Verse rhythm pattern:

D F#m I can't get to sleepe|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-7-----------7-----------7-------6-----------6-----------6-------| D|-7-----------7-----------7-------7-----------7-----------7-------|A|-5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---4---x---x---4---x---x---4---x---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C Em I think about the impli- cationse|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-5-----------5-----------5-------4-----------4-----------4-------|D|-5-----------5-----------5-------5-----------5-----------5-------|A|-3---x---x---3---x---x---3---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D F#m Of diving in too deep C Em And possibly the complications D F#m Especiallyyyy at night C Em I worry over situations D F#m I know will be al- right C Em Perhaps its just i- magination Bridge rhythm pattern #1:
Bm Bm Day after day it rea- e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|D|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|A|-2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Asus4 A ppearse|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-3-----------3-----------3-------2-----------2---3---2---2---2---|G|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2---2---2---4---2---|D|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2---2---2---2---2---|A|-0---x---x---0---x---x---0---x---0---x---x---0---0---0---0---0---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge rhythm pattern #2:
Bm Bm Night after night my heartbeat e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|D|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|A|-2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Asus4 A shooooooooooooooooooows the feare|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-7-----------7-----------7-------6-----------6-----------6-------|D|-7-----------7-----------7-------7-----------7-----------7-------|A|-7-----------7-----------7-------7-----------7-----------7-------|E|-5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---|
Bsus2 F# Ghoooooooooooooooooosts appear and faaaaaaaaaaadee|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3-----------3-------|D|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|A|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|E|-2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|
G G a- waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|D|-5-----------5-----------5-------5-----------5-----------5-------|A|-5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge rhythm pattern #3:
Asus4 A Come back another daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-3-----------3-----------3-------2-----------2-----------2-------|G|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2-----------2-------|D|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2-----------2-------|A|-0---x---x---0---x---x---0---x---0---x---x---0---x---x---0---x---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Solo: (Guitar 1: Verse rhythm pattern x 4, Bridge pattern #2 x 1) (Guitar 2: Solo)
D F#m C e|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|B|--3-----------3/5---3---|--2---------------0---|--0h1----------1/3---1---|G|------------------------|--------------2-------|-------------------------|D|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|A|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|E|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
Em D F#m -----------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|--0--------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------2--0-----|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------4--|---------4--5p-4----------|--2p-0----0--0-----------|-----------------------|-----------------5--2--5--|-------2--------2--------|-----------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
C Em-----------------------------|--------------------------|-------------3/5---3---------|------------5\--3---------|-----2/-4----2/4---2---------|-----2/--4----------------|-----2/-4--------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
D F#m C-----------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|--2----3---------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|----------2------4-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------2--|-------4-----------------|-----------------0--------|-----------------------|-----------2p0-----------|-----0-----2--3--------3--|-----------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
Em D F#m -----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------2--3-|-----------------------|--------------------------|-----------2--3--5-------|-----------------------|--------------------------|--0--2--4----------------|-----------------------|-----------------0--2--4--|-------------------------|--2-----------0--------|--------0--2--4-----------|-------------------------|-----------------3--2--|-----3--------------------|-------------------------|
C Em--5--7--9--10--12--10--12--12/14--|------14--12p10-----10--10--------|----------------------------------|----------------12----------12~~~-|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Bm Bm Asus4 ---------9/10--10----9---7--|--5----------------|-----------------------|--------11/12--12---10---8--|--7----------------|--3------3-------3--2--|----------------------------|-------------------|--2-----------2--------|----------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
A Bsus2 F#-------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|---------0-------0-----|--------------------2--|-------------------|--4-----------------3--|------------3---4------|-------------------|--2-----------2--------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G G------------------------|------------------------||----2h-3----------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||
(Verse rhythm pattern) D F#m I can't get to sleep C Em I think about the implications D F#m Of diving in tooooooo deep C Em And possibly the complications D F#m Especiallyyyy at night C Em I worry over situations that D F#m I know will be al- right C Em It's just o- verkill (Bridge rhythm pattern #1) Bm Bm Asus4 A Day after day it reappears (Bridge rhythm pattern #2) Bm Bm Asus4 A Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear Bsus2 F# G G Ghosts appear and fade a- way (last line x 3)
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