Marillion - White Russian tab

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From: James Osgood 

White Russian - Lyrics and Music by Marillion
Transcribed by James Osgood jco100@tower.york.ac.uk

The song is played with a capo at the third fret. It is in 3/4 (waltz
time) 

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 dip one semitone with whammy bar.
p indicates pull off, and
h indicates hammer on.


After the initial synth chords, SR plays a few swelled in notes i.e.
fade in with a volume pedal or with the guitars volume control.

              Where do we go from here           Where do we go
            
e-------------------------------------------------------------------B-----(11)b13~------------------------------------------------------G------------------------------------(10)b12~-----------------------D------------------------------------------------12~----------------A-------------------------------------------------------------------E-------------------------------------------------------------------
go from here Where do we go from here
e-------------------10b11~------------------------------------------B----------------------------------------------------------(11)b13--G-------------------------------------------------------------------D-------------------------------------------------------------------A-------------------------------------------------------------------E-------------------------------------------------------------------
Where do we go from here
e-------------------------------------------------------------------B------------------18b20r18p16---18---(18)b20~---------------------G-------------------------------------------------------------------D-------------------------------------------------------------------A-------------------------------------------------------------------E-------------------------------------------------------------------
\/ \/ \/ vib. with bare---------------------------------11~~---|B-------13-------13-------13------11~~---|G-------12-------12-------12-------------| RepeatD-------10-------10-------10-------------|A----3--------3--------3-------3---------|E----------------------------------------|
Then we get the main riff, in 3/4. This part is written in time. The first two notes are quavers and the second two crotchets. They boarded up the synagogues, Uzis on a street corner
e------3---3---|------3---3---|--------------|-------------|B------4---4---|------4---4---|------6-------|----6--------|G------5---5---|------5---5---|-----------8--|-------8-----|D----5---------|----6---------|----7---------|--6----------|A--3-----------|--3-----------|--3-----------|-------------|E--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
Same until we get to the change, which is just arpeggios of Gm and EbM7
e--------3-----|--------3------|B----------3---|----------3----|G------------3-|------3-----3--|D------5-------|----4----------|A----5---------|--5------------|E--3-----------|---------------|
The next different bit is at the point. The more I see the more I hear the more I find fewer answers.. which has this little bit twice. Check the CD for the timing.
e--16-------15------|B------18-------16--|G-------------------|D-------------------|A-------------------|E-------------------|
After this bit we get some weird arpeggios. The first is Db with a Bb bass, but the second - I'm not sure if this is right as the guitar part is buried. To calm down....
e--------4------|--------4------|--------3------|----------3--|B----------6----|----------6----|----------4----|----------4--|G------6-----6--|------6-----6--|------3-----3--|----------3--|D----3----------|----3----------|----3----------|------3------|A---------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|E--6------------|--6------------|--6------------|--6----------|
Then the solo - this is the first time I've transcribed a fastish solo, so no flames please if it's not 100% accurate. The | here do not represent bar lines, merely a tidy way of ending the lines.
Tremelo picking--|e--------------17-18-17-15-17-18-15----------------------------|B----(18)b20------------------------18--15~--------------------|G-------------------------------------------3--5-(5)b7r5p3-----|D----------------------------------------------------------3h5~|A--------------------------------------------------------------|E--3-----------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------------------|B--8p6p3--8p6p3--8p6p3--8p6p3--8p6p3--8p6p3--8/15--13--15/18--|G-------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------|
\/ A nice fast Gm scalee-------------------------------------------------------------|B--15----------------------------------------------------15---|G------15--14-----15--14---------------------14--15--17-------|D-------------------------17--15------15--17------------------|A---------------------------------17--------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------|
e----------15--17--18/20--18--20--(20)b22~~--|B--16--18------------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------|
The solo is followed by a fast version of the main riff, played on distorted guitar. This is again written in time.
e--------3-----|--------3-----|--------------|-------------|B--------4-----|--------4-----|--------6-----|---------9---|G--------5-----|--------5-----|--------8-----|---------8---|D--------5-----|--------6-----|--------7-----|---------6---|A--3-3-3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3---|E--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
Gm and EbM7 arpeggios are again played under the 'Where do we go from here's, this time on distorted guitar. Underneath the piano arpeggios at ' We buy fresh bagels..' we have
e--3--------------|--6--------------|B--------3--------|--------3--------|G-----8-----------|-----8-----------|D-----------------|-----------------|A-----------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-----------------|
Then the outro solo
e--------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------16b18----------------------------------|G--(15)b17~-15--13--15---------(15)b17--15--13--12~-10--12--13-|D--------------------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------|
The F is a grace notee-----------------------------------------|B---------------------------------16------| Repeat this bit.G--10h12--8------8-10--12--13/15------15--|D------------10---------------------------|A-----------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------|
e-13-15b16r15--------------------13--15b16r15-----15h16p15----|B-------------14-------------------------------16----------16-|G----------------15-13-12-------------------------------------|D-------------------------15----------------------------------|A-----------------------------17------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------|
e--15h16h18--(18)b20--(18)b20r18p16--18--15--16--18-(18)b20-----|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|D---------------------------------------------------------------|A---------------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
e-(18)b20r18p16--18---------------------------------------------|B--------------------16b18----13--16--13------------------------|G--------------------------15------------13\12------------------|D----------------------------------------------13----13~--------|A-------------------------------------------------15------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
There is more, but for now, I've had enough. It carrys on in a similar vein, all in Fm until the end. Send flames etc to jco100@tower.york.ac.uk.
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