Radiohead – My Iron Lung tab ver. 3

Band: Radiohead
Song: My Iron Lung
Album: The Bends
Tabber: Andrew Biles

I found the tabs currently up either tricky to follow or with a number of
faults so decided to compile and correct the best I could.  This tab
combines the three guitar parts into one so you can just play it through
with the song.  I did start working on the end lead part (over the last
distorted chord section) and have included it at the bottom but it is
incomplete - although what's missing can be derived from what's included.

Everything is in order so just follow the tab down the page.  There are some
elements of timing written into the tab but it's best to work it out by ear.
An Ebow is used by Ed (I think) which can be replicated by bowing with the
volume control switch on your guitar and gaining a bit of feedback from your
amp to sustain the note.

Having read that the song is apparently played with the A string tuned to G
I have created two tabs, the first for the detuned and the second version for
people wanting to play it in standard tuning.


E, G, D, G, B, e version

e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1---------4-----|G|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)---5---(5)-|D|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------4---------|G|-0------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------||-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|-----3-0-----0-------1---------||---0-------0---0---0----------|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0--||---------3-------1------------|---------3-------1-------------||-0----------------------------|-0-----------------------------||------------------------------|-------------------------------|
"Faith, you're driving me away" - Ebow open G string - "You do it every day"
|--------------------------------------------------------------||-------0--------------1--------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-||-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0---------------------||---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0-------------------||-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0-----------------||--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------1--------4----------------1----------4----||--------4--4-------2-------5----------4--4---2---------5-----||--------5--3-------1------4-----------5--3---1--------4------||----0---0--0--------------------------0--0-------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|My brain says i'm receiving pain. A lack of oxygen
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|--------------------------------|------------------------------||-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-||---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---0----------||---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1------------||-0------------------------------|-0----------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|---------------------3-------------------3--------------||-0-----------------------4--3----------------4---3------||-0-----------------------------0---------------------0--||-0------------------------------------------------------||-0------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------| We're too young to fall asleep; too cynical to speak
|---------------2-------------------------------------||------------------4-3------3-------3-4-3---3-4-3---3-||----------------------0---0--0-----------0-------0---||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------| We are losing it, can't you tell?
|----------------------------------------------------------------||---------------1--------4---------------1------------4----------||---------4--4--2-------5--------4--4----2-----------5-----------||---------5--3--1------4---------5--3----1----------4------------||---------0--0-------------------0--0----------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------|A scratch our eternal itch, a twentieth century bitch
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|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1---------4-----||---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)---5---(5)-||---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------4---------||-0------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------||-0--------------3---1---0---------------3------1---0----------||-0---------0------------------------0------------------0------||-0-------------------------------------------------------0----||-0----0-------------------------0--------------------------0--||--------------------------------------------------------------| suck, suck your teenage thumb. Toilet trained and dumb
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|------------------------------------------------------------||-----------1---------4-------------------1------------4-----||-----4--4--2--------5----------4--4------2-----------5------||-----5--3--1-------4-----------5--3------1----------4-------||-----0--0----------------------0----------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------| This this is our new song. Just like the last one.
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------------------------------|------------------------------|STANDARD TUNING version (E, A, D, G, B, e)
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1---------4-----|G|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)---5---(5)-|D|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------4---------|A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|E|-3------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------||-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|-----3-0-----0-------1---------||---0-------0---0---0----------|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0--||---------3-------1------------|---------3-------1-------------||------------------------------|-------------------------------||-3----------------------------|-3-----------------------------|
"Faith, you're driving me away" - Ebow open G string - "You do it every day"
|--------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-||-------4--------------5---------------------------------------||-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5---------------------||---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5-------------------||-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------1--------4----------------1---------4-----||--------4--4-------2-------5----------4--4---2--------5------||--------5--3-------1------4-----------5--3---1-------4-------||--------5--5-------3-----6------------5--5---3------6--------||----3---3-----------------------------3----------------------|My brain says i'm receiving pain. A lack of oxygen
|--------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-||-------4--------------5---------------------------------------||-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5---------------------||---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5-------------------||-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-----------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------||-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-||---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---0----------||---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------||-3------------------------------|-3----------------------------|
|---------------------3-------------------3--------------||-3-----------------------4--3----------------4---3------||-4-----------------------------0---------------------0--||-5------------------------------------------------------||-5------------------------------------------------------||-3------------------------------------------------------| We're too young to fall asleep; too cynical to speak
|---------------2-------------------------------------||------------------4-3------3-------3-4-3---3-4-3---3-||----------------------0---0--0-----------0-------0---||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------| We are losing it, can't you tell?
|----------------------------------------------------------------||---------------1--------4---------------1------------4----------||---------4--4--2-------5--------4--4----2-----------5-----------||---------5--3--1------4---------5--3----1----------4------------||---------5--5--3-----6----------5--5----3---------6-------------||---------3----------------------3-------------------------------|A scratch our eternal itch, a twentieth century bitch
|--------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4p3h4-3-||-------4--------------5---------------------------------------||-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5---------------------||---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5-------------------||-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-----------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------------||-----3-0-----0-------1--------|-----3-0-----0---8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--||---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0-|---0-------0---0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||---------3-------1------------|---------3-------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||------------------------------|-----------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||-3----------------------------|-3---------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--||-----3--3-3-------3--3-3-----3--3-3-x-3-3--3------3--3-3-------3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-----2--2-2-x-2-2--2------2--2-2-------2-2--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||-----x--x-x-------x--x-x-3-3-3--3-3---3-3--3------1--1-1-------1-1--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||-3-3-3------3-x-3-3--------------------------0--0--------0-0-0------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--| (x2)
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|--------------------------------------------------------------||-3--------------3-----------------------3---------------------||-4------------------5---4----------------------5---4----------||-5---------5------------------------5-------------------5-----||-5--------------------------------------------------------5---||-3----3-------------------------3---------------------------3-| suck, suck your teenage thumb. Toilet trained and dumb
|---------------------------------------||------------3---------4p3h4---3-4-3----||-5--------------------------0-------0--||----5---------5------------------------||------6---------5----------------------||--------3---------3--------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------||-----------1---------4-------------------1------------4-----||-----4--4--2--------5----------4--4------2-----------5------||-----5--3--1-------4-----------5--3------1----------4-------||-----5--5--3------6------------5--5------3---------6--------||-----3-------------------------3----------------------------| This this is our new song. Just like the last one.
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