Fields Of The Nephilim – Moonchild tab

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From: (Mad Marcus B)

Right then once more. As is usual with most Nephilim songs, just about all the 
instruments  are  extremely difficult to hear individually  (including  Carl's 
vocals),  so  I've made my best attempt at the song,  taken from their  second 
album  "the Nephilim".  To help hear the bits that I play,  try  listening  to 
different mixes,  e.g.  both versions from the "Revelations" double  c.d.  and 
some of the live ones for some pretty funky effects (can anyone tell me  which 
effects they use for the "Live in Concert" c.d??? Something phasery I think).
Anyway, enough of this idle banter, best of luck and all that.

For comments, corrections, etc. contact me through Mad Marcus B at

                          By Fields of the Nephilim

                          Tabbed by Pope Bovophobe V
                         (Version datestamp 10.2.95)

Riff 1- Guitar 1, distortion.~~~~~~~e|-------------------------------0----0----0--------B|---------------------------------1----1----1------G|-5-4--2----5-4-2--2----5-4-2--2----2----2---------D|------0-----------2-----------3-------------------A|--------------------------------------------------E|--------------------------------------------------
Riff 2- Guitar 1, distoriton.~~~~~~~e|---------------------------------0----0----0-------B|-----------------------------------1----1----1-----G|-5-4-2--2---5-4-2--2----5-4-2--2-----2----2--------D|-----0--0----------2-----------3-------------------A|---------------------------------------------------E|---------------------------------------------------
Riff 3- Guitar 2, clean.~~~~~~~ e|-7----8----7----8-----7---8--------B|---8----8----8----8-----8---8------G|-----7----7----7----7--------------D|-----------------------------------A|-----------------------------------E|-----------------------------------
Riff 4- Guitar 2, clean.~~~~~~~4a~~e|---1---3---5---3--1--3-----5-3--1----1---0---1-3-------------B|-3---3---3---3---------------------3---3---3-----------------G|-------------------------------------------------------------D|-------------------------------------------------------------A|-------------------------------------------------------------E|-------------------------------------------------------------
Riff 5- Guitar 1, distortion.~~~~~~~e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------G|-------------------5h7-7-5-7-5------------------5h7-7-5-7-5--------------D|-/5~--5\3-3-2------5h7-7-5-7-5--7--5------------5h7-7-5-7-5--7-5---------A|---------------3---5---5-5-5-5-------8-7-8--5---5---5-5-5-5------8-7-8--5E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riff 6- Guitar 1, distortion.~~~~~~~e|------------------------------------------------------B|------------------------------------------------------G|-------------------5h7-7-5-7-5------------------------D|-/7-5~--5\3-3-2----5h7-7-5-7-5--7--5------------------A|----------------3--5---5-5-5-5-------8-7-8-5----------E|------------------------------------------------------
Riff 7- Guitar 2, clean.~~~~~~~e|-5-3-----5-5-3-|-1--0--------3-1-3-1----3----3-1-3-1----3-- (let feedbackB|-----3--3-3----|-------1----3-3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3---- 2nd time round)G|---------------|-------------------------------------------D|---------------|-------------------------------------------A|---------------|-------------------------------------------E|---------------|-------------------------------------------
Riff 8- Guitar 2, clean (later guitar 1 with mild distortion).~~~~~~~e|-1---3---1---3---5-3--1h3p1-1---0---0---1--3---------------------------B|---3---3---3---3--------------3---3---3--------------------------------G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
How to play it ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ------------------------------------------- Guitar 1|1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 | - |2 2 2 2 2 2 | --------+----------------+---+------------+ Guitar 2| - - 3 3 3 3 3 3|4 4| 3 3 3 3 3 3| -------------------------------------------
| from here Guitar 1 clean when-------------------------------------------------------- playing 4 & 8Guitar 1| - |1 1 5 6 | - - 8-- 1 |8-- 1 1 1 4a 4a 1 |--------+----+--------+-------------+------------------+Guitar 2| 4 8| - - 7 7|4 8 8 3 3 3 |3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3|--------------------------------------------------------
Notes ~~~~~ When I've put "4", it means play all of 4a and 4b consecutively. Later on, guitar 1 seems to pop in and out of distortion, so the first time that guitar one plays riff 8, it's with dist. and all the times after that it's clean. All the other riffs stay the same as before. At the end of the chorus riff (the bit with the hammer- ons), I actually think that that bit may be played by the other guitar while guitar 2 repeats what it just played. This song is *incredibly* confusing. Towards the last quarter it seems that there's another guitar in the background playing a muted power chord (5th string, 5th fret- whatever it's called) unless that's just guitar 1 doing something weird. I hope not. In riff 7, I've marked off the last section as I made it up myself. The first few notes which are before the line I could hear O.K. but the ones after it I made myself, as it's just far too difficult to hear because of everything else going on around them. If you can get my timing, it should sound fine. The lyrics I've sort of amended from John McDonagh's file, so they're just what I think I can hear. If you look on the inlay to "the Nephilim" album (on cassette anyway) there are a few bits from Moonchild around the picture ("I knelt down where I burned before"; "a revisit to an empty hall"; and something else which I can't read). Lyrics ~~~~~~ (Moonchild... moonchild... moonchild...) Well it's a righteous dream, but out of mind yeah Righteous dream, but out of mind yeah. Take their horses Let them crawl Put them in their cages (That's righteous for the soul) Open your eyes Despite what's deemed Longevity Well that's a righteous part of me Moonchild Lower me down, lower me down Moonchild, lower me down, down, down, down, down, down Well it's a righteous day, but out of my year (I'll give your life smile) Well it's a righteous day Never return, I won't wait no more They take no prisoners in the promised war You'll die for this Die for this Take them Moonchild Lower me down, lower me down Moonchild... lower me down Moonchild Lower me down, lower me down Moonchild... lower me down, down, down, down, down, down (Moonchild) Take off for safer places Can't you see You're losing me Moonchild Lower me down, lower me down Moonchild... lower me down Moonchild... lower me down Moonchild... lower me down, down, down, down, down, down Moonchild... lower me down Moonchild... lower me down, down, down, down, down, down A revisit to an empty hall You can't see I've been burned before They tear you down and prepare your shame Longevity hear my fame Moonchild... And I'm waiting, and I'm waiting, and I'm waiting, and I'm waiting, And I wipe through the force, a blinding cause Waiting till they find the war Longevity, longevity, I knelt down where I burned before Longevity, longevity, I knelt down where I burned before Lower me down I knelt down where I burned before... Down, down, down ~~~~~~ #------------------------------------------------------------------------------# | ____ | -*Die Makrele ist ein verdammt breit Fisch*- | | A.K.B (____) | Pope Bovophobe V is Alex The Kipper(AKB),\__/Arch Cyberpope,| | K.H.C | Ordo Templi Thermophilic Philopoles, (oo) Kipper of the | | C.P.P (__) | Holy Chao of the Church of Pineal Perfection, and creator | | (oo) | of the Cumulative Frequency Curves of Eris. Hail Eris! Hail | | /-------\/ | Discordia! (__) Kipper consumption is good for your soul | | / | || | Slipper (oo) redemption is good for the hole in the sock| | * ||----|| | "Ich bin ein \/Raucherhering und ich trage eine Hausschue." | #------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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