Nile - Sarcophagus tab

Band:  Nile
Album: In Their Darkened Shrines
Song:  Sarcophagus

Copyright (c)  (Relapse) (2002)
Version 2.0 - (10/01/04)

Transcribed By: John Mansley
Email:          john@smansley.freeserve.co.uk


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning: A E A D F# B

NB: I've not included any harmonized parts - they're pretty easy to     figure anyway.


Intro: (two guitars arranged for one)

|------------------------|-----------------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------------||-10h13p10-9-7-9bh-r~~---|--9-10-10/13~-/13-10-9-7-9-9/10-9~-||------------------------|-----------------------------------||----------------------5-|-----------------------------------||----------------------0-|-----------------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------||--------------|-------------------------------------||-10-10/13~~~--|-14h15p14-12-10-9-7-6-7-6-/10-9-3~~~-||--------------|-------------------------------------||--------------|-------------------------------------||--------------|-------------------------------------|
Chorus 1:
|--------------|-----------|-----------|-----------||--------------|-----------|-----------|-----------||-/8-5-7-7/8-7-|-----------|-----------|-----------||--------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------||-/6-3-5-5/6-5-|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------||--------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------| . . .
|-/11-8-10-10/11-10-|-----------|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-----------|-----------|-----------||-/-8-5--7--7/-8--7-|-----------|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-4~~~~~~~~-|-3~~~~~~~~-| . .
|-/11-8-10-10/11-10-|-----------|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-----------|-----------|-----------||-/-8-5--7--7/-8--7-|-----------|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------||-------------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------||-------------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------| . . .
|-/11-8-10-10/11-10-|-----------|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-----------|-----------|-----------||-/-8-5--7--7/-8--7-|-----------|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------||-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-4~~~~~~~~-|-3~~~~~~~~-| . .
Verse 1:
|---------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------||---------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------||---------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------||-0-------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------||-0-------|-/9-8----8-6----6h8-|-7---------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-||-0-------|--------------------|-----------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-| . . . . .
Lead Fill:
|---------------------------||-----------7/8-7-7/11-11~~-||---------------------------||-7h8p7-5-4-4/5-4-4/-8--8~~-||---------------------------||---------------------------|
Verse 2:
|---------|----------------------|-----------|-----------------||---------|----------------------|-----------|-----------------||---------|-/11-10---10-8---8h10-|-7---------|-----------------||-0-------|----------------------|-----------|-----------------||-0-------|----------------------|-----------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-||-0-------|----------------------|-----------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-| . . . . .
Chorus 2: this is the last 8 bars of Chorus 1 Bridge: this part has a lead which I've tabbed below the rhythm part.
grad bend|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------||---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------||---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------||-0---7bh-|-----r--|--------------|-0---7bh-|-----r--|--------------||-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--|-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--||-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--|-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--|
| | | | | | ||---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|-22~~~~~~~~~~-||---------|--------|--------------|---13h15-|-15~~~~-|--------------||---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------||-7bh-r-b-|-b-r-b-r|-~~~~~~~~~~~~-|---------|--------|--------------||---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------||---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------|
That last 22 is a very wide and slow vibrato.
Riff A: __________________ ___________________ 1,3| 2,4||---------------------|-------------------|---------------------||---------------------|-------------------|---------------------||---------------------|-------------------|--------/-7-7---6-6--||---------------------|-------------------|--------/-5-5---4-4--||-8-10-10-8h10p8-5~~~-|-3---3---3-5-5h6p5-|-3---3--/-5-5---4-4--||---------------------|---0---0-----------|---0----/-5-5---4-4--| . . .
Riff B:
|------------|------------------|------------|-----------------||------------|------------------|------------|-----------------||-5----------|-7--7--8--5--7--8-|------------|-----------------||-5----------|-7--7--8--5--7--8-|-0----------|--------10101010-||-3----------|-3--5--6--3--5--6-|-0----------|-0-0--0--8-8-8-8-||------------|------------------|-0----------|-0-0--0----------| . . .
|------------|-------------|----------|-----------------||------------|-------------|----------|-----------------||------------|-------------|----------|-----------------||-8----------|-7-8-7-8-7-5-|-0--------|-----------------||-8----------|-7-8-7-8-7-5-|-0--------|-/(8)------------||-8----------|-7-8-7-8-7-5-|-0--------|-----------------|
Outro Lead:
|---------------------|----------------------||-----------6-/8-6-6/-|-10-10---8-8----------||-5--/7---------------|----------------------||-----------3-/5-3-3/-|--7--7---5-5----------||-3--/5---------------|----------------------||---------------------|----------------------|
Outro Backing 1: (bars match up with Outro Lead) _________________ ______________ 1,2,3| 4||----------|------------------|---------------||----------|------------------|---------------||----------|------------------|---------------||-0--------|------------------|---------------||-0--------|-------0h1---1----|---\\\\\\\\\\\-||-0--------|-------0h1---1----|---\\\\\\\\\\\-|
Outro Backing 2: (bars match up with Outro Lead)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outro Backing 3: (bars match up with Outro Lead)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||-0000000000000000000000000000000-|-0000000000000000000000011111111-||-0000000000000000000000000000000-|-0000000000000000000000011111111-| ............................... ...............................
Song Structure: Intro Chorus 1 Verse 1 (x2) Lead Fill Verse 2 Chorus 2 (x2) Verse 1 (x2) Lead Fill Verse 2 Bridge Riff A Riff B _ Outro Backing 1 | Outro Backing 2 (x4) | Outro Lead (x16) Outro Backing 3 (x8, fade starts on 6th time) _| Any comments, suggestions or corrections can be sent to the email address at the top of the page. END
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