Hum – Iron Clad Lou tab

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From: "Jeremy Styron" 
Subject: h/hum/
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 23:46:23 GMT

Band: Hum
Song: Iron Clad Lou
Album: Electra 2000

Transcribed by Jeremy Styron 

Ok, this song starts with a bass, but to account for the 
lack of me having a bass and I’m sure a lot of you likewise, 
this intro is tabbed for guitar. The bass part that is 
tabbed for bass is this thing...(5-8-5-2-0)...the other 
parts are played on guitar.

(clean)D |----------------------------------------|A |--5-7-5-2-0---7-h-9-9-h-7-7-5-5---------|
D |----------------------------------------|A |-(-5-7-5-2-0-)—7-h-9-9-h-7-7-9-9--------| ||==you can hit this bass note open if===|| ||=you want to have low note to make=====|| ||==it sound bassy=======================||
D |---------------------------------------------|A |--(-5-7-5-2-0-)-7-h-9-9-h-7-7-5-5------------|
D |---------------------------------7---lightly-|A (-5-7-5-2-0-)-7-h-9-9-h-7-9-9-(9)-------------| D |-0----just for a bassy effect----------------| ||================================ring========||
B |-----(7)-----------------------------------------|G |-----(7)-----------------------------------------|D |-----9—9-9-9-9-----------------------------------|A |-----7---hold this out--------0----0-0-----------|D |-0-------let ring-------------0----0-0-----------| ||==ad lib this, play various notes in this chord==|| ||=================lightly=========================|| ||====very strummy, get quieter and quieter========||
now the bass starts playing the main line… A |---7-h-9-9-h-7-5-5-----------------------|
...while that goes on the guitar strums this along under the bass line... {riff 1}E |------------------------------------0-0-0-------|B |----------------3---5---------3--5---3-3--------|G |--------(2)----2-2-2-4-4-4----4-----------------|D |-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0----4-----------------|A |-0-0-0----(4x)-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|D |-0-0-0------------------------------------------|
B |--3--3-------------------|G |--4--4-------------------|D |--4--4--0-0-0------------|A |--------0-0-0---hold out-|D |--------0-0-0------------| (hold this open chord out until the rocking part)
for all of riff 1 just ad lib and play around with it, it sounds ad libbed on the album the whole riff is repeated while that bass line is played.
now the main riff...distorted... fig. 1G |------------------------5---5---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|D |--(0)---2---(0)-0---0---5---5---7---7-7-7-7-7-7---0-X-|A |--(0)---2---(0)-0---0---3---3---5---5-5-5-5-5-5---0-X-|D |--(0)---2---(0)-0---0-----------------------------0-X-| "Now he’s alive and while he sees he knows..."
now play this... fig. 2D |---0-0---2-2---h-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2------------------|A |---0-0---2-2---h-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2------------------|D |---0-0---2-2---h-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2------------------|
then fig.1 again and the 2nd verse starts... then fig.2...then
E |----0----0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-0-0--|B |----0----0-0---2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0--|G |----0----4-4---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-4--|D |-0----------------------------------------------------|A |-0-----hold throughout--------------------------------|D |-0----------------------------------------------------| still distorted
play with the above notes and chords in the "It sure gets lonely at the top" part "I win I win I win..."
Bass plays this clean first…A |---------------------------------|D |----10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12----|
then the distorted guitar comes in withD |---10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12---|A |---10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12---|D |---10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12---| ||===repeated many a time===||
there’s some lead parts during the 8 10 stuff… G |-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-16-16-17-17-17~~-| B |--17-17-17-17-17-b-17-b-15-b-15-b-15-b-15~~~--|
B |--(17)------------------------------------------------|G |------11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-6-6-~~s--|
E |----------------------------------------|B |-17-17-17-17-b-17-b-17-b-18-18-18-18-b--|
E |-------------------------|B |-19-19-20-20-21-21-b~~~~~|
B |---------------------------------------|G |-7--7--9-9-9-9-11-11-11-9-9-7-7--------|D |-----------------------------------0---|A |-5--5--7-7-7-7--9--9--9-7-7-5-5----0---|D |-----------------------------------0---|
Now he's alive, while he sees he knows He don't need a word from his f***ing tease He just needs some space and a lot of trees A place to sleep , place to breathe Cruising out of third and strapped to the mountain side Reaching for the sun, it tells him something's right Got into my mind where I can feel you The cat is in my head and I'm f***ing wide awake Image in the sky tells me I'm not alive Smashing suns, and you smashing out his brains Got into my mind where I can feel you The cat is in my head and I'm f***ing wide awake I win, I win, I win It sure gets lonely at the top Sure feels weird if falling out It sure gets lonely at the top I win, I win
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