Marillion - The Last Straw tab

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From: James Osgood 

The Last Straw - Lyrics by Fish, music by Marillion.
Transcribed by James Osgood - jco100@tower.york.ac.uk

Legend

10b12 means bend from the tenth fret to the twelfth.
(10)b12 means pre-bend
20r18 means release bend 

~ indicates vibrato.
/ means slide
\/ means dive with whammy bar.
p indicates pull off, and
h indicates hammer on
q indicates quarter tone bend.

Intro and Verse - Clean guitar with Chorus and Delay

e-----------------------------------------------|B-----1--3--1h3p1p0-----0-h-1--0----------------|G-----2--------------2------------2--2-p-0--0---|D-----2-----------------------------------------|A--0--0-----------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------|
e--------------------------------2--B-----1--3--1h3p1p0-----1--------3--G-----2--------------2-----0-----2--D-----2-----------------------3--0--A--0--0-----------------------------E-----------------------------------
There are slight fills at the end of this, which are different for the two verses. They are
1 2 e---0h2--|--3-2---|B--------|--------|G--------|--------|D--------|--------|A--------|--------|E--------|--------|
The bits between verses are just Eb and F chords played as follows Eb F
e---6---------|B---8----10---|G---8----10---|D---8----10---|A---6----8----|E-------------|
It goes Eb - F - Eb - F - Eb - F -Eb - F - F - F. SR arpeggiates the chords second time around. After the second 'chorus' he whips on a capo at the third fret and plays an arpeggiated Cm7 as follows.
e------------------6--|B-----------4p3h4-----|G--------5------------|D-----5---------------|A--3------------------|E---------------------|
He plays this repeadedly until the solo (There are various odd bits of guitar under it but I haven't bothered to work them out) Solo - a cracker. It's simple and very effective and I think I read somewhere that he improvised it!!
e--------------------------------------------------------|B--(16)b18~---11--9--11--(11)b13~------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------|D---------------------------------------3--6--3--8/10\8--|A--------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------|
dive with bare----------------------------------------------------13--|B-----------------------16-p-13--16~--16p13--(16)b18-----|G--------------------------------------------------------|D--8p6p3--3--6q\----/------------------------------------|A---------------\--/-------------------------------------|E----------------\/--------------------------------------|
|-------| rpt x 8e--(15)b16~-16--(15)b16--16--18--(18)b20~------16p13-----|B-------------------------------------------13-----------|G--------------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------|B--(16)b18-------------------------------------------------|G-----------13--13~--13h15p13--13~\------------------------|D------------------------------------6~-3--6h8-6-8/10--10~-|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------16-18-(18)b20~|B-----------------------------------16-(16)b18---------------|G--10\-------------------------------------------------------|D-------6~-8--6--8/10--8~--10-6p5p3--------------------------|A------------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------|
Then this bit which is great fun - still distorted.
e-----3---------------------3--3-----------------|B-----4--3------------------4-----4-----6--------|G-----5-----3-----5---------5--------3--5--------|D-----5--------3--6---------5-----------3--------|A--3--3-----------6------3--3--------------------|E-----------------4------------------------------|
This chord sequence is used until the end. Steve solos over it after a while, using the same melodic ideas as the solo, but now in Cm as opposed to Fm.
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