Radiohead - My Iron Lung tab

Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 15:04:03 -0500
From: zink@uiuc.edu (Dan Zink)

Radiohead - My Iron Lung

Here's how to play the beginning:


(bend and release)--------10-------------7-------------8-----------------------------8------8-------8-----8-------8-----8----10-/-\----8-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-------------8-------------6---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------10-------------7-------------8-----11-----11---------------8------8-------8-----8-------8-----8------8------8------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-------------8-------------6---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------10-------------7-------------8---10---11---10---8----------8------8-------8-----8-------8--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-------------8-------------6---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------10-------------7-------------8-----11-----11---------------8------8-------8-----8-------8-----8------8------8------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-------------8-------------6---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Have Fun! -Dan (zink@uiuc.edu) ---------------------------------------------- | RADIOHEAD - MY IRON LUNG intro, Version 2.0* | ---------------------------------------------- * Version 1.0 written 6/9/95 by Dan Zink written by: jzg1@cornell.edu 4/8/97 http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/jzg1/ this post is in response to the errant version of the My Iron Lung intro I found all over the web (no offense to it's creator - the differences are minor, but important) so, while nothing, including this file, is perfect, I'm sure it is a marked improvement over the previous one - enjoy NEW IMPROVED intro: Note: / = slide up
play w/ dual pitch shifter (bend, hold & release)---------------------------------------------------------2--0--------0-----------1---------------------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0--2^^^^\--0----------------3-----------1-------------------------------------------------------------------------3----------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------2--0--------0-----------1-------5---5---------0-----------0-----0-----3-----3//6---6---6----------------3-----------1-------------------------------------------------------------------------3----------------------------------------------
(bend, hold & release)---------------------------------------------------------2--0--------0-----------1-/3--3^^^\-----------0-----------0-----0-----0---------------------------------3-----------1-------------------------------------------------------------------------3----------------------------------------------
(bend, hold & release)---------------------------------------------------------2--0--------0-----------1---------------------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0--2^^^^\--0----------------3-----------1-------------------------------------------------------------------------3----------------------------------------------
If you'd like the rest of the song, there's a good chance I've got that down by the time you read this - so just e-mail me. Right now, however, I simply don't have the time... hope you enjoy it, and I also hope you have a pitch shifter, or else you just can't play this correctly ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A child's rhyme stuck inside my head It said that "life was but a dream" ... I spent so many years in question to find I've known this all along ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TOOL-easily the~ best 90's band Jonathan Z. Gehman Cornell University Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:53:40 PST From: Ricky Lee This is pretty risky, trying to tabulate "my iron lung," which is one of Radioheads best songs for that awesome breakdown/chorus. I can almost guarantee you it should be different, but then again, Radiohead doesn't really seem like the usual barre chord sort... Trans. by Ricky Lee (captain_zodiac@hotmail.com) Both of the previously posted intros work pretty good, depending on what type of equipment you have. The rest goes something like: --intro-- then verse one: (the verses have continual feedback. you'll have to figure out the tones) bass plays G C --------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------- "faith. you're driving me" "away, you do it every day,"
-------------------------------------------------------------------------0------------------1-------------3-------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-------0---0--------------0---0---------0---0-------------------------0-------0----------2-------2-----0-------0---------------------------------0------3-----------3-------------0-------------------3--------------------------------3----------------------------- "you don't mean it but it hurts like hell."
verse one riff:neck mute v v v v v ---------------------------------------------------3----3-3--3----4------4-----------------4----4-4--4----5------5-----------------5----3-3--3--0----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "my brain... says I'm receiving" pain... a lack of oxygen"
-----------------------------------------------------------------------0-----------------1------------3-------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-------0---0-------------0---0--------0---0-------------------------0-------0---------2------2-----0-------0---------------------------------0-----3----------1-------------0-------------------3------------------------------3----------------------------- "from my life support, my iron lung..."
--intro riff again-- the second verse is exactly like the first except there's a second guitar now that plays these parts:
verse two:------------------------/15--11--10------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "we're too young to fall asleep" too cynical to speak"
(don't play the riff that should go here)----------------/14-11-10----------11-10-11-10-11----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "we are losing it can't you tell?"
----------3-------------/15--11--10--3------------3--------------------------3------------0--------------------------0------------0--------------------------0----------------------------------------------------3--------------------------3--"a scratch our e ter nal itch" our 20th century bitch"
----------------------------------------------------------------------------0-----------------1-------------3---------------------------------0---0-------------0---0---------0---0-----------------------------0-------0---------2-------2-----0-------0-------------------------------------0-----3-----------3-------------0-----------------------3-------------------------------3--------------------------------- "we are grateful for, our iron__ lung."
--intro again, then (the fun part)--
--------------------------------------------------------------------9-8-7-6-5-5-5-4-4-4--10-9-8-7-6-6-6-5-5-5-----------------------
bridge/chorus: (this is what I play, it's not perfect, but it's a start. listen to the album for the rythm. there's a lot of sliding and noise in here. it's pretty easy to reproduce...play this twice for a chorus)
(^=1/4 bend)----------------------0-0----0----0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-0-3^-0-x-x-0-3^---0-0-3^-x-3^-x-3^-3^-------------3^---------3^---0-0----0-x-x-0------2-2----x----x-------x-x-x-0-2-2----2-2-2-2------2-2----2-x-x-2----2-3-3----3----3-------x-x-x---2-2----2-2-2-2------3-3----3-x-x-3--------------------------x-x-x---0-0----0-0-0-0----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------x-x--9-8-7-6-5-5-5-4-4-4- repeat, then two bars of intro.-x-x-10-9-8-7-6-6-6-5-5-5--x-x----------------------
--verse three-- -----------------------------------------------------0-------------3--1-0------------------3----1--0----0----------0---------------0-------0---------------0-------2----------------0------2-----------------------3-----------------2-----3---------------------3--------------------3---------------------------suck. suck your teenage thumb, toilet-trained and dumb.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------0-----------------1------------3-------4-3-4--3--4-3-4--3--------0---0-------------0---0--------0---0-----------------------------0-------0---------2------2-----0-------0-------------------------------------0-----3----------1-------------0-----------------------3------------------------------3--------------------------------- when the powr runs out we'll just hum.
(play the second part of the verse like the second part of the vs.2) this. this is our new song, just like the last one, a total waste of time, my iron lung. (bridge/chorus again 4x. on third and fourth time, there's a little solo-type thing. listen to the album to see how it's placed:)
solo 1: G G G G C C E E E E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------------8-7-6-5-4-4-4-3-------5p3-----5p3-----5p3h5---5p3h5p3-----5p3-----5p3-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G G G G C C E E E E E------------------------------------------------------------------------5^------5^-----5^-5^-5^-----5^-----5^---8-7-6-5-4-4-4-3-3-3-------5^------5^-----5^-5^-5^-----5^-----5^-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
real bridge (not to be confused with that other thing I'm calling a bridge...)
I'm getting tired, so I'm not going to draw a bunch of the same chord. You can figure out the rythm:---------------0-------------------------------------------------------3-----------1----------------------2--------------------3-----------0-----------0-------------------------------------------------------------------2----------------------3--------------------5-----------2-----------3----------------------4--------------------6---------------------------------------------------------------------------- if you're frightened you can be frightened you can be that's ok
then the chorus 4 more times and you're done. The sencond time on the chorus there is yet another solo, but, in typical Radiohead fashion, it's not that tough: ('b'=1/2 bend)
G G G G C C E E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8__----------8__---------8---10-8-10b-10-8-10-8--------8__---8h9h10-------8h9h10------8-9-10------------------------8h9h10-------------------------------------------------------------------------
(scratch and make noise E E for one more bar.)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8-7-6-5-4-4-4-3-3-3----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8__ 10-8-----------------------------------------------------8-9-10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
and you're done. I love this song, and when I play it this way it pretty much rocks. Look on the previous postings for the intro riffs (one is good if you don't have a tone-thingy--I don't, but the other's probably more authentic.) If I've missed anything or screwed it up, write me at captain_zodiac@hotmail.com. Thanks. Ricky. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
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