Jeff Wayne - Horsell Common And The Heat Ray tab

Tabbed by: Belavista Man
Assisted by: Rebel-sam
On: 19/02/08
E-mail: anthonybentey@hotmail.co.uk

Intro (bass):G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|---------------------2---|E|-0-2-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-4---4-| (repeated)
(spoken) JOURNALIST: Next morning, a crowd gathered on the Common, hypnotized by the unscrewing the cylinder. Two feet of shining screw projected when, suddenly, the lid fell off! Two disc-like eyes appeared above the rim. A huge, rounded bulk, larger than a bear, rose up glistening like wet leather. Its lip-less mouth quivered and slavered, and tentacles writhed as the clumsy body heaved and pulsated.
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------9-------------9---------|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6---5-6-5-6-5-6---6-6-7---|E|-----------------------------------7-|
e|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------8-8-h9-----|D|-------------9-------------9------------|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6---5-6-5-6-5-6----------7-7-|E|----------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------6-8----6-8-8-9-9--9/4--9/3--8-7-8---|D|-----9------9----------------------------6-|A|-9-9---------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
(repeated over following spoken part)e|-------------------|B|-------------------|G|---------------4---|Palm MutedD|-6-5-6-5-6-5-6---6-|Palm MutedA|-------------------|E|-------------------|
(spoken) A few young men crept closer to the pit. A tall funnel rose, then an invisible ray of leapt from man to man and there was a bright glare, as each was instantly turned to fire. tree and bush became a mass of flames at the touch of this savage, unearthly Heat Ray.
e|------------------------------------------------|B|----------9-8~-9--------------9--8/11-9-9-9-9---|G|------------------------------------------------|D|-4/6-6--6--------6-6--4/6-6-6-----------------6-|A|------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------| Play four times through
End with:e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-7/9--9--9----|D|--(8)(8)(8)---|A|-4/6--6--6--6-|E|--------------|
Back to:e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------9-------------9---------|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6---5-6-5-6-5-6---6-6-7---|E|-----------------------------------7-|
e|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------8-8-h9-----|D|-------------9-------------9------------|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6---5-6-5-6-5-6----------7-7-|E|----------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------6-8----6-8-8-9-9--9/4--9/3--8-7-8---|D|-----9------9----------------------------6-|A|-9-9---------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
(repeated over following spoken part)e|-------------------|B|-------------------|G|---------------4---|Palm MutedD|-6-5-6-5-6-5-6---6-|Palm MutedA|-------------------|E|-------------------|
(spoken) People clawed their way off the Common, and I ran too. I felt I was being toyed with, when I was on the very verge of safety, this mysterious death would leap after me and me down. At last I reached Maybury Hill and in the dim coolness of my home I wrote an for my newspaper before I sank into a restless, haunted sleep.
Play:e|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|-------------9~-|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6----|E|----------------|
...four times, then end with:e|-------|B|-------|G|-------|D|-------|A|-5-6-5-|E|-------|
(after weird synth. bit)e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------| Played twice (all in all)
(spoken) I awoke to alien sounds of hammering from the pit, and hurried to the railway station to the paper.
e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------|
Around me, the daily routine of life - working, eating, sleeping - was continuing as it had for countless years.
e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------|
On Horsell Common, the Martians continued hammering and stirring, sleepless, at work upon the machines they were making. Now and again a light, like the beam of a warship's swept the Common - and the Heat Ray was ready to follow.
e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------| Played over and over, getting faster.
e|------------------------------------------------|B|----------9-8~-9--------------9--8/11-9-9-9-9---|G|------------------------------------------------|D|-4/6-6--6--------6-6--4/6-6-6-----------------6-|A|------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------| Play four times through
End with:e|---------|B|---------|G|-9-9-9---|D|---------|A|-------6-|E|---------|
Back to:e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------9-------------9---------|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6---5-6-5-6-5-6---6-6-7---|E|-----------------------------------7-|
e|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------8-8-h9-----|D|-------------9-------------9------------|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6---5-6-5-6-5-6----------7-7-|E|----------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------6-8----6-8-8-9-9--9/4--9/3--8-7-8---|D|-----9------9----------------------------6-|A|-9-9---------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
(spoken) In the afternoon, a company of soldiers came through and deployed along the edge of the to form a cordon.
e|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|-------------9~-|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6----|E|----------------|
(after synth bit)e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------|
That evening, there was a violent crash and I realized with horror that my home was now range of the Martian's Heat Ray.
e|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|-------------9~-|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6----|E|----------------|
(after synth bit)e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------|
At dawn, a falling star with a trail of green mist landed with a flash like summer This was the second cylinder.
e|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|-------------9~-|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6----|E|----------------|
(after synth bit)e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------|
e|---------------------------|B|---------9--8/11-9-9-9-9---|G|---------------------------|D|-4/6-6-6-----------------6-|A|---------------------------|E|---------------------------|
e|---------|B|---------|G|-9-9-9---|D|---------|A|-------6-|E|---------|
Back to:e|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|-------------9~-|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6----|E|----------------|
(after synth bit)e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------|
e|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|-------------9~-|A|-5-6-5-6-5-6----|E|----------------|
(after synth bit)e|--------------|B|--------------|G|-10-----12----|D|----12-----12-|A|--------------|E|--------------|
e|---------------------------|B|---------9--8/11-9-9-9-9---|G|---------------------------|D|-4/6-6-6-----------------6-|A|---------------------------|E|---------------------------| Fade off...
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