Melvins - Tipping The Lion tab

        "Tipping the Lion"  by The Melvins

(updated 16 December 2005 by bennield@hotmail.com)


[ ] harmonic                    ( ) ghost note
 b  bend note                    r  release note
 p  pull off                     h  hammer on
 #  bend guitar neck upwards     ~  vibrato
 x  finger mute                  .  palm mute
 \  slide


standard tuning

Intro - play 8x: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 +E|--------------------[12]------------------------[12]-----|B|----------------[12]--------------------[12]-------------|G|--------[12]------------------------[12]-----------------|D|-[12]-----------------------[12]-------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
Intro riff: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-7---5---7b----------------------------------7p5h7---7---5-------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|----4------------------------------------4---5---4--------2------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------2---------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------3b----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0#--------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse:
strum this chord at the beginning of each lineE|-9------------------------------|B|-9------------------------------|G|-8------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-7---x---x---7---x---x---7---x---x---7---x---x---7---x---7---x---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|A|-7---x---x---7---x---x-------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chorus 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-0---1---2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---2---|E|-0-h-1---1---x---x---1---x---x---1---x---x---1---x---x---1---1---|
repeat above line 1x
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-0---1---2-----------2-----------0---1---2-----------2-----------|E|-0-h-1---1---x-x-x-x-1---x-x-0---0-h-1---1-----------1-------0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-0---1---2-----------2-----------------------2-----------2-------|E|-0-h-1---1---x-x-x-x-1---x-x-x-x-0---x-x-x-x-1---x-x-x-x-1-------|
Solo 1:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------6~~~--------------------------------------------|D|-5p0-0-------5---------------5---------------------------6---0---|A|---------5-------------------------------5-----------5-----------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-6---------------7-----------7-----------7-----------7-----------|G|-----6-------------------6~----------6~----------6~----------0---|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-7b----------------------8b------------------------------8-------|G|-------------6-----------------------7-~~~~------------------8---|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----9~~~-------(9)-~~~--9---9b------9b--9b--9b--9r--9r--9r--0---|D|-9---------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------5---4-----------|D|-7---6---5-------5---4---------------4---5---6-----------5---4---|A|-------------7-----------5---4---5-------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----4---5-----------4---5---------------------------------------|A|-7-----------4-/-5-----------5-/-7-~~~~~~~~----------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------6b--------------------------|D|-7-b(8)-----(8)r-7-------5b----------------------7-------6-------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----6---------------6---------------6---------------6-----------|A|-5-------7---6---5-------7---6---5-------7---6---5-------7---6---|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
back to Verse then Chorus
Solo 2 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-5b(6)r--4-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------5---5---4-------------------5---4-------------------|E|-----------------------------5---4-------------------5---0---5---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------5b----------4~~~--------3b----------4b----------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-5---4-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-3---3---3---3-----------3---3---3---3-----------3---3---3---3---|D|-5---5---5---5-----------5---5---5---5-----------5---5---5---5---|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------5-------|G|---------3---3---3---3-----------3---x-x-3---x-x-3---x-x-3---x-x-|D|---------5---5---5---5-----------5---x-x-5---x-x-5---x-x-5---x-x-|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10------|G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--0---|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-6b------------------6~----------6~----------6~----------6-------|G|---------5-------5-----------5-----------5-----------5-------0---|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10------|G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--0---|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-6b------------------6~----------6~----------6~----------6---6---|G|---------5-------5-----------5-----------5-----------5-----------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
After drum solo, let this ring:E|-9------------------------------|B|-9------------------------------|G|-8------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
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