Primal Scream - Jailbird tab

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Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 12:18:36 GMT
Subject: p/primal_scream/

Jailbird - Primal Scream
from the album: Give out but don't give up
transcribed by Gareth Clayton

NOTE: A chord version of this song already exists, transcribed by Ben
Smith.  However, it is not entirely correct:  he uses a D chord in place 
of a Bm, and an F#m chord instead of an F#.  Most importantly though, he
doesn't include the riff which is, without doubt, the best bit.  I should
however give Ben credit for making sense of the lyrics - something I could 
not have achieved in a thousand years! 

intro/main riff:

    play for 3 bars                 play for one bar

E I------------------------------I------------3--2---------IB I------------------------------I------------3--3--2------IG I--0h2--2----2------------2-0--I--0h2--2----0--2--2------ID I--0h2--4h5--2h4--2p0-----2-0--I--0h2--4h5--0--0--2------IA I---------------------3p0------I------------2--0--0------IE I------------------------------I------------3------------I {useful}h = hammer onp = pull off
This riff pretty much takes the form of an A chord, using the first finger to block out the top 4 strings. Obviously the chords G->D->A conclude the fourth bar. Overall, this riff is a great way to combine picking with some funky strumming. The "pull off" part labelled {useful} can be used throughout the song during the A chord. The chords for the rest of the song are as follows. verse 1: A Scratchin' .. G Bm G->D->A I push and pull, .. A I've got ... G Bm G->D->A got horse ... F# A push and pull ... Bm D walk it like ... chorus: A I'm yours, .. G D gimme more .... (repeat x3) A I'm yours, you're mine G->D->A yeah yeah yeah (main riff) verse 2: Structure of song: riff (x2) / verse1 / chorus / riff / verse2 / chorus / solo / riff (x many)
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