King Crimson - Elephant Talk tab

"Elephant Talk" from the King Crimson album "Discipline"
Fripp Guitar Part 
Transcribed by Reginald Hunt


This transcription is set in standard tuning. I find it works pretty well.
The arpeggios should be played staccato. 
The "(__)" in the solo is meant to be a tie, indicating in this case 
that the 2nd note is hammered.


After Tony Levin's Stick intro, the Fripp part begins as:

(E minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-4---------------4---------------| repeated 8 times then-------7---5---------7---5-------|---7-----7---7-----7---7---7---7-|-----7---------7-------------7---|
distorted chords during "A" verse vocals:
1 2 3 4-0---0-----------------------|-7---7-----------------------|-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then-0---0-----------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
(A minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times then---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|-----3---------3-------------3---|---------------------------------|
same distorted chords during "B" verse vocals:
1 2 3 4-0---0-----------------------|-7---7-----------------------|-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then-0---0-----------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
(F# minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|-2---------------2---------------|-------4---2---------4---2-------| repeated 8 times then---4-----4---4-----4---4---4---4-|-----4---------4-------------4---|---------------------------------|
(A minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times then---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|-----3---------3-------------3---|---------------------------------|
same distorted chords during "C" verse vocals:
1 2 3 4-0---0-----------------------|-7---7-----------------------|-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then-0---0-----------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
(F# minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|-2---------------2---------------|-------4---2---------4---2-------| repeated 8 times then---4-----4---4-----4---4---4---4-|-----4---------4-------------4---|---------------------------------|
The Roland Guitar Synth solo:
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4||--11----------9---------|------------9-----|------------------------|-----------------9-|||--9---------9-----------|----------9-----9-|-12-9------9--12--------|---------------9---|||*-9-------9-------------|--------9---------|---------9--------------|-------------9-----|||*-----------------------|------------------|------------------------|-------------------|||------------------------|------------------|------------------------|-------------------|||------------------------|------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
[1. ] 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------|------------||------9--12-----------9-|------------4----------------|------------------7-----|-5----------||---9---------------8----|---------4-----------------4-|-6--------------4-------|-----------*||-----------------9------|------6------------------6-(___)------------6---------|-----------*||------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------|------------||------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------|------------||
[2. ] 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 ---------------------|-----9--------------------||---5--7---------9----|---9-------9--------------||-6-------------------|-9-------9----------------|| (end of solo) then_)-------------------|-------9------------------||---------------------|--------------------------||---------------------|--------------------------||
(A minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times with the "D" verse then---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|-----3---------3-------------3---|---------------------------------|
1 2 3 4---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| repeated 16 times under Belew's solo-----4-------4-------------------| (Fripp does add slight embellishments) then ---4---4---4---4-----------------| -2-------2-------0---------------|
(A minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times then---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|-----3---------3-------------3---|---------------------------------|
same distorted chords during "E" verse vocals:
1 2 3 4-0---0-----------------------|-7---7-----------------------|-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then-0---0-----------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
(F# minor Arpeggio) 1 2 3 4---------------------------------|-2---------------2---------------|-------4---2---------4---2-------| repeated 3 times then---4-----4---4-----4---4---4---4-|-----4---------4-------------4---|---------------------------------|
(F# minor Arpeggio) 1 2 -----------------||-2---------------||-------4---2-----||---4-----4---4---||-----4-----------||-----------------||
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