Rem - Strange tab

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From: DarkMan 

					'STRANGE' by REM 

From the REM Album 'Document'
Transcribed by Wayne Ellis 	email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

Intro

G C G CE---------------------|---------------------|B---------------------|---------------------| guitar1G---------------------|---------------------|D-----------------5-5-|-----------------5-5-|A-5--5--5-5--5-5--3-3-|-5--5--5-5--5-5--3-3-|E-3--3--3-3--3-3------|-3--3--3-3--3-3------|
| |E---------------------|---------------------|B-------------------5-|---------------------| guitar2G-4--4--4-4--4-4--5-5-|-4--4--4-4--4-4--5-5-|D-5--5--5-5--5-5--5-5-|-5--5--5-5--5-5--5-5-|A-5--5--5-5--5-5--3-3-|-5--5--5-5--5-5--3-3-|E----3----3----3------|----3----3----3------| U D U D U D D D D U D U D U D D
G5 G6 G5 G6 G5 G6 G5 C5 G5 G6 G5 G6 G5 G6 G5 G6E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar1G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|D-----------------------------0-5-5-0-|-----------------------------0-5-5-0-|A-5--5-7--5-5-5-7--5-5-5-7--5-0-3-3-0-|-5--5-7--5-5-5-7--5-5-5-7--5-0-3-3-0-|E-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3---------|-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3---------|
| |E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar2G-----------------------------0-5-----|-------------------------------------|D-----------------------------0-5-----|-------------------------------5-----|A-5--5----3h5---5--3h5---5------------|-5--5----5---5-5--5---5-5----0-3-----|E-3--3----3-----3--3-----3------------|-3--3----3---3-3--3---3-3------------|
Verse 1
G5 C5 G5 C5E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar1G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|D-----------------------0-----5-------|-----------------------0-----5-------|A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-3-0-----|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-3-0-----|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|
| |E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar2G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|D-------------------------5----0------|-------------------------5----0------|A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3----0------|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3----0------|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| X XTheres something strange Theres something going going on tonight on thats not guite right
G5 C5 G5 CE-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|--------------------------5--5-------|G-------------------------------------|--------------------------5--5-------| guitar1D-----------------------0-----5-------|--------------------------5--5-------|A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-3-0-----|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0--3--3-------|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|
| |E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar2G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|D-------------------------5----0------|--------------------------5--5-------| A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3----0------|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0--3--3-------|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------| X X X Michaels nervous and Theres something going the lights are bright on thats not quite right
Chorus
E5 A5 E5 A5 E5 A5 E5 A5E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| guitar1G---------------------2--|---------------------2--|---------------------2--|---------------------2--|D-2---2-2---2--2--0---2--|-2---2-2---2--2--0---2--|-2---2-2---2--2--0---2--|-2---2-2---2-----0---2--|A-2---2-2---2--2--0---0--|-2---2-2---2--2--0---0--|-2---2-2---2--2--0---0--|-2---2-2---2-----0---0--|E-0---0-0---0--0---------|-0---0-0---0--0---------|-0---0-0---0--0---------|-0---0-0---0------------|
rake | | | |E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| guitar2G---------------------2--|---------------------2--|---------------------2--|---------------------2--|D-2---2-----2-----0---2--|-2---2-----2-----0---2--|-2---2-----2-----0---2--|-2---2-----2---------2--|A-2---2-----2-----0---0--|-2---2-----2-----0---0--|-2---2-----2-----0---0--|-2---2-----2---------0--|E-0---0-----0------------|-0---0-----0------------|-0---0-----0------------|-0---0-----0------------|
There's something going on Keep your eyes glued There's something strange There's something going that wasn't here before to the floor going on tonight on thats not quite right 'Do Do' Interlude
G5 C5 G5 CE----------------------------------|----------------------------------|B----------------------------------|----------------------------------|G------------------------5-5-5--0--|------------------------5-5-5--0--| guitar1D------------------------5-5-5--0--|------------------------5-5-5--0--|A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5----3-3-----|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5----3-3-----|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3------------|
X | X |E----------------------------------|----------------------------------|B----------------------------------|----------------------------------|G--------------------------5-------|----------------------------------| guitar2D--------------------------5-------|--------------------------5-------|A--5--5--5--5----5--5------3-------|--5--5--5--5----5--5------5-------|E--3--3--3--3----3--3--------------|--3--3--3--3----3--3------3-------|
Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Verse 2 Palm Mute Guitar 1 heavily, giving it a sharp staccato sound.
G5 C5 G5 C5E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar1G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|D-----------------------------5-0-----|-----------------------------5-0-----|A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-3-0-----|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-3-0-----|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|
X | X |E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar2G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|D-------------------------5---5-------|-------------------------5---5-------|A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3---3-------|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3---3-------|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Theres something strange Theres something going going on tonight on thats not guite right
G5 C5 G5 C5E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar1D-----------------------------5-0-----|------------------------------5-0----|A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-3-0-----|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0--3-3-3-0----|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|
X | X |E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| guitar2G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|D-------------------------5---5-------|--------------------------5---5------| A--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3---3-------|--5--5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0--3---3------|E--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3---------------|
Michaels nervous and Theres something going the lights are bright on thats not quite right Chorus
E5 A5 E5 A5 E5 A5 E5 A5E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| guitar1G------------------2-----|------------------2-----|------------------2-----|------------------2-----|D-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|A-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|E-0--0-0--0--0-----------|-0--0-0--0--0-----------|-0--0-0--0--0-----------|-0--0-0--0--0-----------|
| | | |E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| guitar2G------------------2-----|------------------2-----|------------------2-----|------------------2-----|D-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--2--0--|A-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|-2--2-2--2--2--0--0--0--|E-0--0-0--0--0-----------|-0--0-0--0--0-----------|-0--0-0--0--0-----------|-0--0-0--0--0-----------|
There's something going on Keep your eyes glued There's something strange There's something going that wasn't here before to the floor going on tonight on thats not quite right Guitar Solo
G5 C5 G5 C5 G5 C5 G5 C5E---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|B-------3-0-----3-p0---5----|--------3-0-----3-p0---5---|--------3-0----3-p0---5----|--------3-0----3-p0---5-0--| guitar1G-2p0----------------0---4b-|-0-2p0---------------0--4b-|-0-2p0--------------0---4b-|-0-2p0--------------0-----4|D-----0---------------------|------0--------------------|------0--------------------|-------0-------------------|A---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|E---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
| | | secret secret |E---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|B---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------| guitar3G---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|D---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|A----------5-4-0------------|----------5-4-0------------|----------5-4-0------------|----------5-4-0------------|E---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
| | | |E---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|B---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------| guitar2G---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|D-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|A-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5-0-3-3-|E-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|
Chorus
E5 A5 E5 A5 E5 A5 E5 A5E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| guitar1G--------------0--2------|--------------0--2------|---------------0--2-----|---------------0--2-----|D-2---2-2---2--0--2------|-2---2-2---2--0--2------|-2---2-2---2-2-0--2-----|-2---2-2---2-2-0--2-----|A-2---2-2---2-----0------|-2---2-2---2-----0------|-2---2-2---2-2----0-----|-2---2-2---2-2----0-----|E-0---0-0---0------------|-0---0-0---0------------|-0---0-0---0-0----------|-0---0-0---0-0----------|
There's something going on Keep your eyes glued There's something strange There's something going that wasn't here before to the floor going on tonight on thats not quite right I hear no guitar 2 on this chorus. 'Do Do' Outro
G5 C5 G5 C5 G5 C5 G5 C5E---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|B---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------| guitar1G----------------------0----|---------------------0-----|---------------------0-----|---------------------0-----| (play twice)D-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|A-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|E-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|
| | | |E---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|B---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------| guitar2G----------------------5----|---------------------5-----|---------------------5-----|---------------------5-----| (play twice)D-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|-----------------------5-5-|A-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|E-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------| X X X X Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do etc........
The second time this section is played, the notes played on 'the beats' in each bar (there are 4) are emphasised.
G5 C5 G5E---------------------------|---------------------------|B---------------------------|---------------------------| guitar1G----------------------0----|---------------------------|D-----------------------5-5-|-0-------------------------|A-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|-0-5-----------------------|E-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|---3-----------------------|
| X | E---------------------------|---------------------------|B---------------------------|---------------------------| guitar2G----------------------5----|---------------------------|D-----------------------5-5-|---------------------------|A-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5---3-3-|---5-----------------------|E-3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------|---3-----------------------| X Do Do Do Do .....
Notes TAB Key b - bend a semitone X - mute with palm of hand U - upstroke D - downstroke REM turns 'boogie band' - well not quite Lynard Skynard. This is mainly a 2 guitar song. Guitar1 is in the right stereo channel and guitar2 is in the left. Guitar2 has a cleaner sound than guitar1. This song is a straight forward boogie kind of thing in the key of G. The verses centre around G and C, and the chorus' centre around E5 and A5. I was a bit of a 'train spotter' and tried to include all the rhythmic variations (as well as ascii tab allows) because it sounds boring just played with a straight shuffle feel The guitar solo has guitar1 picking out the melody, guitar2 playing the backing chords and guitar3 playing a short, descending, 'walking bassline' sequence. Guitars 1 and 3 can be included as one part quite easily but the way all the notes are left ringing I would say there are 2 guitars on the record here. The timings between the 2 guitars, as written above, should be pretty accurate but check the record for details. The choruses and 'Do Do' sections are filled out with an Organ (and handclaps) Listen to the original version of this by a band called Wire, it appears on 'Pink Flag'. Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome Wayne Ellis email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk
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