Morrissey - The Teachers Are Afraid tab

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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 21:23:20 EDT
From: Winston Campbell 
Subject: THE TEACHERS ARE AFRAID OF THE PUPILS by Morrissey


What can I say about this.  I think, pretty sure, that the violin riff that
plays out through the whole eleven minutes of the song can be played as
(although a several violins would be much better) is:

E ---6------4----------3------2--------|B ------------------------------4------|G -7----------6------5-----------------|D -------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------|
The weird thing about this song is that there are many extemporaneous guitar parts and that violin line keeps repeating. Now, what makes this song interesting is the underlying droning bass and the song~s mood swings. I am not sure what chords are being played as opposed to them being major or minor. It is all trivial to me. So keep in mind that my transcription (the chords on top of the words) are merely which note the bass would play. You can play them chord wise (of course), but if you do I suggest you play them in a power-chord way, especially after the first -to be finished would be a relief- part, where the song goes to a new rocking height (you know what I mean). So here we go: Intro: Bb Db C B (played six times) Bb G F# A there~s too many people G Eb B Bb planning your downfall G F# A when your spirit~s on trial G Eb B Bb these nights can be frightening Bb Db C sleep transports sadness B Bb to some other mid-brain Bb Db and somebody here C B Bb will not be here next year G F# A so you stand by the board G Eb B Bb full of fear and intention G F# and if you think that they~re listening A G Eb B Bb well...you~ve got to be joking Bb Db oh you understand change C B and you think it~s essential Bb G F# A G Eb B but when your profession is humiliation Bb G F# say the wrong words to our children A we~ll have you G Eb B oh yes, we~ll have you Bb Db lay a hand on our children C B Bb and it~s never too late to have you Bb Db C mucous on your collar B Bb a nail up through the staff chair G F# A a blade in your soap pan G Eb you cry into your pillow B Bb G F# to be finished would be a relief A G Eb to be finished would be a relief B Bb Db to be finished would be a relief C B to be finished would be a relief Bb Db to be finished would be a relief C B to be finished would be a relief (my favourite part of the song...where it all begins to make sense) Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb Db C B Bb Db C B Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb Db C B Bb Db C B Okay, that guitar riff (which is repeated six times) is played with the Bb, Db, C, B bass parts. About now you should get the whole gist of the song (it really has two parts to it). The guitar riff is: Bb Db C B
E ---------6-------|---------6-------|-----------8--------|---------7-------|B -------6---6-----|-------6---6-----|---------8---8------|-------7---7-----|G ---7-8-------8-7-|---6-8-------8-6-|----9-10-------10-9-|---8-9-------9-8-|D -8---------------|-8---------------|-10-----------------|-9---------------|A -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|E -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
After that the following thing is played (again): Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb Db C B Bb G F# say the wrong words to our children A we~ll have you G Eb oh yes, we~ll have you B Bb G F# lay a hand on our children A G Eb B and it~s never too late to have you Bb Db to be finished would be a relief C B to be finished would be a relief Bb Db to be finished would be a relief C B to be finished would be a relief Bb G F# to be finished would be a relief A G Eb B to be finished would be a relief Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb G F# F# A G Eb B Bb Db C B Bb Db C B The bass and everything fades and that lovely orchestra thing comes in and everything sort of fades from there. You have to escuse my over transcribing everything. I do not know. Aah, please, if you have any comments, criticisms, or just want to shoot the bull right between the eyes, just email me. I will be greatly appreciated. Bye-bye...
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