Marillion - This Strange Engine tab

Marillion - This Strange Engine
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Tabbed by Mike Cannon (smilock@hotmail.com)

Tab Explanation
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s	Slide
h	Hammer-on
p	Pull-off
T	Tap
B	Bend the note to the fret after the B
R	Release back to the originally bent note
A.H.	Artificial Harmonic
m	Palm Muted
//	Trem Pick (Pick as fast as possible)

Gtr. 1 - Clean Electric
Gtr. 2 - Distorted Electric (w/Bassy Tone)
Gtr. 3 - Distorted Electric
Gtr. 4 - Slightly Distorted Electric
Gtr. 5 - Slightly Distorted Electric
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Intro
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There was a boy who came into this world
At the hands of a lady woman in a holy place
He wore a red coat and walked a bulldog
Saw them reflected in the mirror of the lakes
Lived in he shadow of the mountains
With the smells of disinfectant, dusty old leather
And the polished wood of his bed
No more than a baby feeding swans on the river
Holding the hand of his mother
And the wax paperbag of yesterdays bread

Part 1 (Gtr. 1 - all palm muted)====== |--------------------x12--------------------|E|-------|----------------------------------10-------|B|----10-|-13-12----10-10----10-13-12----10-------10-|G|-12----|-------12-------------------12-------------|D|-------|----------------12-------------------12----|A|-------|-------------------------------------------|E|-------|-------------------------------------------|And his father on the other side of the worldOn the ships railings and some far away tideWith the silent dry tear of home thoughts from abroadIn his far away eyesIn his far away eyes
E||----------------------||B||-------11-10-------13-||G||-10-12-------10-12----|| (repeat 'til fade)D||----------------------||A||----------------------||E||----------------------||
Part 2 ====== The smell of the wax on the wooden floor Mixture of polish and soap No children to fear or to play with Rows of empty hooks for the coats An upright piano and the boys in the choir Still remind him of just before he was born Remind him of just before he was breathing Strange misty visions of God
e|------------------|B|------------------|G|-5s7s10~s7s12s10~-| Gtr. 2D|------------------|A|------------------|E|------------------|
Turn the cities into families Into villages of souls Hovering in the air while they're sleeping With their houses invisible Race the moon between the buildings Running as fast as I could run Send to me the ghosts of Christmas Whispering: "You're the only one"
Part 3====== Gtr. 3 & Gtr. 4 (palm muted)E|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|-1h3--------1h3-------1-0-----|A|--------------------------3-1-|E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
|Gtr. 5e|------------------------------|B|-13~--------------------------|G|-10~-10-----10----10----10----| (Adlib)D|-10~----10-----10----10----10-|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
And ever since I was a boyI never felt like I belongedLike everything they did to meWas an experiment to seeE|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------| Play as fill for main riffD|-1h3--------1h3-----------1---|A|----------------------1-3---3-|E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
How I could cope with the illusionIn which direction would I jumpWould I do it all the timeE|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------| Play as fill for main riffD|-1h3--------1h3-----------1---|A|----------------------1-3---3-|E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
As the actors in the gameOr would I spit it back at theme|---------------------------------|------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|------------------------------|G|-1h3--------1h3----------1-------|------------------------------| x 2D|---------------------1-3---3-1---|-1h3--------1h3-----------1---|A|-----1-1--1-----1-1------------3-|----------------------1-3---3-|E|---------------------------------|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
And not get caught up in their rulesAnd live according to my ownAnd not be used, not be usedTo find the fundamental truthsE|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------| (Back to main riff)D|-1h3--------1h3-------1-0-----|A|--------------------------3-1-|E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|It was going to takes some timeThirty-five summers down the lineThe wisdom of each passing yearSeems to serve only to confuseSeems to serve only to confuse
Synth Solo==========e|--------------------------------------------1~-----|B|-6~-6-------6----4~-----------3~--------1~--2~--4~-|G|-5~---5---5---5--5~----5---5--5~---3h5--1~--3~--5~-| x2D|-3~-----3--------3~--3---3----3~-3------3~--3~--6~-|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
Gtr. 3 & Gtr. 4 (palm muted)E|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|-1h3--------1h3-------1-0-----| x 6A|--------------------------3-1-|E|-----1-1--1----1-1--1---------|
e|--------------------------------------------1~-------|B|-6~-6-------6----4~-----------3~--------1~--2~--4~-6-|G|-5~---5---5---5--5~----5---5--5~---3h5--1~--3~--5~-5-|D|-3~-----3--------3~--3---3----3~-3------3~--3~--6~-3-|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
Part 4======Daddy came out of the navy and Took us away to his dirty grey home towne|-----|B|-----|G|-----| Gtr. 2D|-3s5-|A|-----|E|-----|
And he worked down a coal mine for National Service so that he could be arounde|-------10-13-10~-|B|-10-11-----------|G|-----------------| Gtr. 2D|-----------------|A|-----------------|E|-----------------|
There was a magical purple in the chromeOf the exhaust of his triumph motor bikee|----10-------------|B|-11----13----------|G|----------10-------| Gtr. 2D|-------------10----|A|----------------10-|E|-------------------|
And a warmth of oil and metal and the Thrill of the hard corner holding tighte|----18-17-------------------|B|-15-------18----------------|G|-------------17-15-14-14s10-| Gtr. 2D|----------------------------|A|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
From the horizone|--------|B|--------|G|---5b7~-|D|-3------|A|--------|E|--------|
Came home from the navy to the minee|----------13b15~-|B|-------15--------|G|-14-15-----------| Gtr. 2D|-----------------|A|-----------------|E|-----------------|
From the horizon...To buried alivee|-20-17-18-17-----------|B|-------------18--------|G|----------------17s19~-| Gtr. 2D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|Took his dream undergroundBuried his treasure in his faraway eyes
Part 5======e|--------------------------------------------|B|------1--------1--------1-------------------|G|----2---2----2---2----2---2-----4---5---4-5-| Gtr. 4D|-0-----------------3--------3s5---5---5-----|A|----------3---------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
And one day as the boy lay sleeping in The sunshine of a half remembered afternoon A cloud of bee's with no particular aim, and no brain Found the boy, decided that his time had come Came down from the sky Stung him in the sky Again and again Blue Pain Screaming like baptism Intraveinous, Jesus!, like being chosen Blue pain from something with no brain I can't explain It's happening again It's happening again
Saxophone Solo==============e|--------------------------------------------|B|------1--------1--------1-------------------|G|----2---2----2---2----2---2-----4---5---4-5-| Gtr. 4D|-0-----------------3--------3s5---5---5-----|A|----------3---------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
Guitar Solo (Gtr. 2)=========== Hold |-----sweep-----|e|-----------------------------------------------------------------15----------|B|-15b17~-17r15-15~-12-12b13r12-12h13p12-------------------------12--12--------|G|---------------------------------------12----12----14p12-14~-14------14------|D|------------------------------------------14----14---------------------14----|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12~-|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------17-------20-19-------------|B|----------------------------------------------------20s22-------20----------|G|----------------12-12s10-9--------------17-19b21-------------------17s16----|D|----------12h14------------10-12~-12s19----------------------------------17-|A|-12h14s15-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------12-12----------------------15-------------|B|-17-15~s12-12-13-------13-12-13p12s10----------------------|G|--------------------------------------12s14----12----------|D|--------------------------------------------------12~s5s7~-|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Part 6 (Gtr. 1)======e|-------10------|B|-------8--8-10-|G|-----7-7--7-7--|D|---9------9-9--|A|-7-------------|E|---------------|
Oh mummy, daddy, won't you sit a while with me Oh mummy, daddy, will you jog my memory Tell me Tall tales of Montego Bay, Table mountain, Flying Fish Banana Spiders, Pots of Pain And the sun on the equator Setting like an ember thrown into deep water From crimson to black But coming back Tomorrow On the horizon
Guitar Solo (Gtr. 2)=========== A.H.E|---------------------------------------------------14----12-----------------|B|-----------------------------------------12s15~s17~---15----12~-10h12s15s12-|G|-9s11s7~--9s11s9s12-11-12s14-12-14s16-14------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-10s8s7~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-7h8p7s5s3~~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-7h8p7h8s10~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-7h8p7s5s3~~-0h3h5-0h3h5s8-7h8p7h8s10s12~-12-0h8h10h12-0h8h10h12-0h8h10h12-|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h5h7-h8-0h5h7h8-0h5h7h8-0h5h7h8-|G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8h10-0h7h8s10-10s12s15s10s12-----------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------12s11s7------9~s11s12-|D|------------------------------------------------------------7s9~----------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------15-14-----------19-15~-17-14----------------------|B|-12-10-12s15-12-------15~----15--------------15s17s12~s10~s5s3s5~-|G|--------------------------16--------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Part 6 (2) ========== The blue pain Fades to a point where it does not fade It stayed... Blue Stirred his red coat heart to this strange engine This love
Outro===== E A/E G6 Dsus2e|----5--------5-|B|-9--5---8----5-|G|-9--6---7----7-| Gtr. 1D|-9--7---5----7-|A|-7--7---7----5-|E|---------------|
This love This inconvenient, blind, blood-diamond This puzzle, I don't understand That knows no faith And tries and fails |-first time only-|
e|--------------------------------|B|----10~-8~----------------------|G|-9~-9~--7~-7~s19-19-19-19-19-19-| Gtr. 3 (repeat 'til end)D|-9~-7~--5~-7~s------------------|A|-7~--------5~s17-17-17-17-17-17-|E|--------------------------------|
And tries againStares at the seaThe night's dark deepe|-----------------------|B|-12-------------17s15~-|G|----14-13-14s16--------| Gtr. 2 (repeat 'til end)D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|
For one last timeAnd bleeds and bleedsAnd dies for youAnd liesAnd is to blameAnd is ashamedAnd is not the sameAnd is truee|----|B|----|G|-9~-| Gtr. 1 & 3D|-9~-|A|-7~-|E|-0~-|
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