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FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION 
by R.E.M.
tabbed by rem857
1."Feeling Gravitys Pull" – 4:51
2."Maps and Legends" – 3:10
3."Driver 8" – 3:23
4."Life and How to Live It" – 4:06
5."Old Man Kensey" (Jerry Ayers, Berry, Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 4:08
6."Cant Get There from Here" – 4:10
7."Green Grow the Rushes" – 3:46
8."Kohoutek" – 3:18
9."Auctioneer (Another Engine)" – 2:44
10."Good Advices" – 3:30
11."Wendell Gee" – 3:01

FEELING GRAVITYS PULL


{opening riff}

#har denotes harmonics on that fret(E)---7--------7--------0--------------------------5har--|(B)-----7--------7----0---0----------7har----------5har--|(G)-------10-------10----------------7har----------5har--|(D)----------------------------------7har----------5har--|(A)-------------------------9-9999-9-7har-9-9999-9-------|(E)-------------------------7-7777-7------7-7777-7-------|
{play the riff but start with the stuff on the 7th fret of the low E string} I fell asleep and read just about every paragraph. Read the scene where gravity is pulling me around Peel back the mountains peel back the sky Stomp gravity into the floor It's a Man Ray kind of sky Let me show you what I can do with it Time and distance are out of place here
{The riff is like this:(B) ------0------0------0------0----|(G) ----0------0------0------0------|(D) --------------------------------|(A) -----------------------0--------|(E) -0------2-------3---------------|
Step up, step up, step up the sky is open-armed {start the riff again} When the light is mine, I felt gravity pull Somewhere near the end it said "You can't do this", I said "I can too" Shift sway rivers shift, oceans fall and mountains drift It's a Man Ray kind of sky Let me show you what I can do with it Step up, step up, step up the sky is open-armed C D When the light is mine, I felt gravity pull onto my eyes, C D holding my head straight (looking down). C B This is the easiest task I've ever had to do... I fell asleep and read just about every paragraph Read the scene where gravity is pulling me around Shift the swaying river's shift Oceans fall and mountains drift It's a Man Ray kind of sky Let me show you what I can do with it Time and distance are out of place here Step up, step up, step up the sky is open-armed When the light is mine, I felt gravity pull onto my eyes, holding my head straight (looking down). This is the easiest task I've ever had to do... Reason had harnessed the tame Holding the sky in their arms {The end follows these chords: B C B C B C B C D B} Gravity pulls me down MAPS AND LEGENDS
{intro:}Em D2 Em (A) --0-h-2--------| (E) --------3--3-0-|
He's not to be reached, he's to be reached. He's not to be reached, he's to be reached. D2 Em D2 Em Called the fool and the company, D2 Em F#m A On his own where he'd rather be. D2 Em D2 Em D2 Em F#m A/Asus4 Where he ought to be, he sees what you can't see, can't you see that? Em D2 Em Maybe he's caught in the legend Em D2 Em maybe he's caught in the mood. Em D2 Em Maybe these maps and legends Em D2 Em Have been misunderstood. D2 Em D2 Em Down the way the road's divided, D2 Em F#m A Paint me the places you have seen. D2 Em D2 Em Those who know what I don't know D2 Em D2 Em F#m A/Asus4 refer to the yellow, red and green Em D2 Em Maybe he's caught in the legend Em D2 Em maybe he's caught in the mood. Em D2 Em Maybe these maps and legends Em D2 Em Have been misunderstood. {Break:} D Dm F C D Dm F F D Dm F C He's not to be reached, he's to be reached. (4 times) D2 Em D2 Em The map that you painted didn't seem real. D2 Em F#m A He just sings whatever he's seen D2 Em D2 Em Point to the legend, point to the east, D2 Em D2 Em F#m A/Asus4 Point to the yellow, red and green Em D2 Em Maybe he's caught in the legend, Em D2 Em maybe he's caught in the mood. Em D2 Em Maybe these maps and legends Em D2 Em Have been misunderstood, been misunderstood. (Maps and legends) (Maps and legends) Is he to be reached? He's not to be reached. (Maps and legends) Is he to be reached? He's not to be reached. (Maps and legends) Is he to be reached? He's not to be reached anymore. DRIVER 8
riff: (G) -------------------4---0---0---0---0---0---| (D) ---------------s-5----5---5--4---2---0-----| (A) --------2-0-2-3----------------------------| (E) 0-0-2-3------------------------------------| repeat....
Em Am G D/f# The walls are built up, stone by stone, Em Am G D/f# The fields divided one by one. Em Am And the train conductor says G D/f# Em Am "Take a break driver 8, driver 8 take a break G D/f# We've been on this shift too long". D C D And the train conductor says C D C D "Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break C Em Em/F# Em/G Em/F# Em Em/F# Em/G Em/F# We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away" {on that part, play the Em Em/F# Em/G Em chords, or this riff}:
(D)------0-------0------0--------0--|(A) ---2-------2------2-------2-----|(E) -0-------2------3------2--------|
I saw a treehouse on the outskirts of the farm. The power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged. Bells are ringing through the town again, Children look up, all they hear is sky-blue, bells ringing And the train conductor says "Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away" Am C Way to seal the hated heat. G D Way to put myself to sleep. Am C Way to shield the hated heat. G D/Dsus4 Way to put myself, my children to sleep. He piloted this song in a plane like that one. She is selling faith on the Go Tell crusade. Locomotive 8, Southern Crescent, hear the bells ring again. Field to weed is lookin' thin And the train conductor says "Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break We've been on this shift too long." And the train conductor says "Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away" LIFE AND HOW TO LIVE IT
intro: "C" "D"(B)----5-------7--------5------5------5------------7----8---10----10----10-s-12(G)------5--------5--------5------5--------5---------7----7----7-----7--------
(D)-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(A)-3------3---------3-------3-------3--------3-s-5----5-----5---5-----5------
{of course repeat, end on "C" chord}
{riff}(B)-7--7--7--5--5--x--x--5--x--x--5--5--s--7--7--x--x--(G)-5--5--5--5--5--7--7--5--7--7--5--5--s--7--7--9--7--9--7....(D)-5--5--5--x--x--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--s--7--7--7--7--9--7..... {hang on those last 2 notes}
{repeat riff as necessary or play chords over verse} C D Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way C D To doors to go between the wall was raised today C D To doors remain before your others and your own C D Keep these books well stocked away and take your happy home. G5 Gsus4 G Gsus4 D My carpenter's out and running about, talking to the street {same as before} My pockets are out and running about Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way Two doors to go between the wall was raised today Raise the walls and shout its flaws, a carpenter should rest So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best My carpenter's out and running about, talking to the street My pockets are out and running about Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there {somewhere around her, there's that little break "Listen to the holler..." chords are: F Fsus4 C D The hills ringing hear the words in time Listen to the holler, listen to my walls within my tongue Can't you see you made my ears go tin? the air quicken tension building inference suddenly Life and how to live it Raise the walls and shout its flaws, a carpenter should rest So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best Read about the wisdom lost, a knock, a knock, a knock A secret knock one hammer's locked the other wisdom lost My carpenter's out and running about, talking to the street My pockets are out and running about Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there My carpenter's out and running about, barking in the, listen to the holler My pockets are out and running about Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there Listen, listen to the holler, If I write a book it will be called "Life and How to Live It" OLD MAN KENSEY first four measures (on bass, if posssible):
B |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|A |----------------|------2h3--h4---|----------------|------4h5--p4---|S |2----------0----|2---------------|2-----------0---|2---------------|S |------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|
| | e(1) |----------------| B(2) |----------------| G(3) |----------------| D(4) |----------------| A(5) |--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| E(6) |----------------|
then the guitar repeats this a few times:
e|| ----------------| |----------------|---------------- ||B|| ----------------| |------4-------2-|2--------------- ||G||.----------------| |----------------|----------------.||D||.----------------| |----------------|----------------.||A|| 0h2-------------|2-0---2-5-4-----2-0h|2---------------|--------------0- ||E|| \______________/ slide ^ up from 4 |----------------|---------------- ||
the verse riff is:
e|| ---------------- ||B|| ---------------- ||G||.----4-------4---.||D||.--4-------4---4-.||A|| 2--------------- ||E|| ------3--------- ||
the chorus riff is: _________________ _________________ |1st, 2nd, 3rd |laste|| ----------------|---------------- ||0---------------|B|| ----------------|---------------- ||0---------------|G||.----------0-----|--0-----0-----0-.||2---------------|D||.------4-----4---|----2-----2-----.||2---------------|A|| ----2---------2-|------2-----2--- ||----------------|E|| 0---------------|0--------------- ||----------------|
the bridge is like this:
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|------0---------|B|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|0---------0-----|G|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----1-----1-----|--1---------1---|D|--4---------4---|--4---------4---|--2---------2---|----2---------2-|A|--------------4-|--------------4-|--------------2-|----------------|E|2---------------|2---------------|0---------------|----------------|
Old Man Kensey wants to be a sign painter First he's got to learn to read He's gonna be a clown on TV Flags at his elbow, time to breathe That's my folly, I believe Drink up the lake Kensey's awake That's my folly, that's my mistake Old Man Kensey wants to be a goalie First he's got to learn to count He's gonna be a clown on a circus mount Letters to be signed in sopped-up tar Kensey's going far John, Bill and Ed, stand on your head That's my folly, I'm ready to go Old Man Kensey wants to be a dog catcher First he's got to learn to stand He's gonna be a clown in a marching band Letters to be signed ransom greed That's my folly, I believe Drink up the lake, John, Bill and Ed, That's my folly, that's my mistake Kensey's awake, stand on your head That's my folly, I'm ready to go CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE Intro:
(E)----------------1212--12-1212--|(B)-------------------------------|(G)-----------------9-9---9--9-9--|(D)-------------------------------|(A)--2--0-------------------------|(E)--------3--0-------------------|
Bm7 Bm C#m B When the world is a monster Bm7 Bm C#m B Bad to swallow you whole E B G# (open B and E strings) Kick the clay that holds the teeth in G6 F# (open B and E strings) Throw your trolls out the door Bm7 Bm C#m B If you're needing inspiration Bm7 C#m B B7 Philomath is where I go by dawn E B G# Lawyer Jeff he knows the lowdown G6 F# He's mighty bad to visit home E A F# B I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way .......F# {same as other verse} When your hands are feeling empty Stick head jumpin off the ground, 'round Tris is sure to shirr the deers out Brother Ray can sing my song I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way B D A B Hands down, Calechee bound B D A B Landlocked kiss the ground Dirt of seven continents going round and round Go on ahead Mr. Citywide hypnotized, suit and tied Gentlemen, testify .....F# {same as before} If your world is a monster Bad to swallow you whole Philomath they know the lowdown Throw your trolls out the door I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way Can't get there from here I've been there I know the way Thank you, Ray. {ending} E E E7 E7 E7 GREEN GROW THE RUSHES (Version 1)
The song opens with this, the chorus (3 times):E---0----------------0-----0-----------------|B-----2-3-SL-5-5-0-----3-----3---3-----------| SL - slide upG------------------4-----4-----4-------------| sl - slide downD--------------------------------------------| H - hammer onA-0------------------------------------------| h - hammer offE--------------------------------------------|
Then, after the third time through:E---2-----2-----2-2-2-2-2-----------|B-----3-----3---3-3-3-3-3-0---------|G-4-----4-----4-4-4-4-4-4-0---------|D-----------------------------------|A-----------------------------------|E-----------------------------------|
The chords are D Dsus D G Bm E with some picking thrown in (2 times):E-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-3-----------2-----------0-0---------0------------------|B-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------3-----------0---0---------0----------------|G-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-----------4-----------1-----1-H-2-----0--------------|D-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-4-----------2------------------------------|A-----------2-2-2---0-H-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------|E-----------3-3-3-3---------------------0------------------------------|
Then:E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G-14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-11-9-9-9-11-11-11-9-7-7-7-H-9-h-7-4-7-7-|D--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Go through this twice, then back to the chords, and then the chorusagain. All the verses have this structure until the last one.
In the last verse, after the chords, it goes like:E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------|G-14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-12-11-11-11----|D--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B---------7---7--------------------------------------------------------|G-12-11-7---7---14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-11-9-9-9-12-11-9-11-9-7--|D--0--0-0---0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------|G-9-9-9-11-9-7-14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14---|D-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------7---7--------------------------------------------|G-12-11-11-11-12-11-7---7---14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-11-9-9-9-12--|D--0--0--0--0--0--0-0---0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0--|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------|G-11-9-11-9-7-9-9-9-11-9-7-12-11-9-11-9-7-9-9-9-11-9-7-12-11-9-11-9-7--|D--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--0-0-0--|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------|G-9-9-9-11-9-7-11-11-11-11-11-12-11-11---------------------------------|D-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
The wheelbarrow's fallen Look at my hands They've found some surplus cheaper hands Rubbing palms and pick and choose, who will they choose? Here is the news. Look at that building, look at this man Haloed and whitewashed Gone to find a cheaper hand he'll offer a pound, offer a pound. Green grow the rushes go Green grow the rushes go Green grow the rushes go The compass points the workers home Pay for your freedom, find another gate Guilt by associate, the rushes wilted a long time ago Guilty as you go Stay off that highway, word is it's not so safe The grasses that hide the greenback The amber waves of gain again The amber waves of gain Green grow the rushes go Green grow the rushes go Green grow the rushes go The compass points the workers home KOHOUTEK From: Steve-o Bananafish Tuning: DADGBE (that's dropped D) [Note: The solo guitar line is marked as being tuned EADGBE. It's a different guitar. It doesn't really matter, however: since the solo line doesn't go down to the 6th string, you can play both parts on the same guitar without trouble.] chords used: Em (222000), D (000232), G (550003), Bm (x44322) Em - - -/Em - - -/Em - - -/ G - - -/ Who will stand alone? D - - -/D - - -/ . She carried ribbons, she wore them out D - -/ Courage built a bridge, . jealous tore it down D - - -/Em - G -/ . At least it's something . you've left behind D - - - / D - - -/ . Like Kohoutek, . you were gone Em - - Bm/ Em We sat in the garden, we stood on the porch Em - - Bm / G - - -/ D - - -/ I won't deny myself, . we never talked She wore bangles, she wore bells On her toes and she jumped like a fish Like a flyin' friend, you were gone Like Kohoutek, can't forget that Fever built a bridge, reason tore it down If I am one to follow... [solo guitar enters]
who will stand alone?e(1)|----5---3---2---|3---2---0-------|----------------|------3---2-0---|B(2)|--3---3---3---3-|--3---3---3-0---|3b5b3-----3-0---|--3-----------2-|G(3)|4---------------|--------------2-|------2-------2/|4---------------|D(4)|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|A(5)|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|E(6)|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
(triplet)e(1)|----------------|------3---2-0---|----------------|--------3--2--0--|B(2)|3b5b3-----3-0---|--3-----------2-|3b5b3-----3-0---|--3--------------|G(3)|------2-------2/|4---------------|------2-------2/|4----------------|D(4)|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|A(5)|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|E(6)|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
Maybe you're not the problem scissors, paper, stone If you stand and holler, these prayers will talk She carried ribbons, she wore them out Michael built a bridge...Michael tore it down At least it's something you've left behind ek, you were gone Michael built a bridge... Michael tore it down If I stand and holler... will I stand alone? AUCTIONEER (ANOTHER ENGINE)
Transcribed by Mike IafrateLyrics from: rem857Main Figure (intro/verses) E Ae-------------------------------------------------------------||B-------------------------------------------------------------||G-------------7----------------------------------------------O||(repeat)D---------9-------9--------14--14--14--12--11----------------O||A-----7---------------------0---0---0---0---0-----------------||E-0-------------------0---------------------------------------||
(During the intro and breakdown, Peter sticks to this. During the verse, however, he adlibs a bit and instead of hitting the second "7" of the riff, he will substitute by hitting the high E string or some other random note.)
Pre-chorus F E5 F E5 F E5 F E5Lis-ten, lis-ten to the auc-tion-eer. A-no-ther en-gine, a-no-ther en-gine.Chord fingerings F E5e--0-------0---|B--0-------0---|G--10------9---|D--10------9---|A--8-------7---|E--8-------7---|
Chorus riffe-0----0----0---0-0-0-0-0-0--------0----0----0----0--0--0--0--0--------|B-8---10---12---5-5-5-5-5-5-etc.---8---10---12---15-15-15-15-15-etc.---|
End figure (coming out of chorus riff at end of song)e-----------------------B-----------------------G-------------9---------D---------9---9---------A-----7-------7---------E-0-----------0---------
LYRICS She didn't want to get pinned down by her prior town Get me to the train on time, here take this nickel make a dime Take this penny and make it into a necklace when I leave What is at the other end, I don't know another friend Another wife, another morning spent Listen, listen to the auctioneer Another engine, another engine We never wrote the reasons that I need explained Some things are givens, and others get away This time its for myself you call it what you may Okay, we won't say goodbye so long, so much more Listen to the auctioneer Another engine, another engine Listen to the bargain holler Listen to the barter holler Listen to the auctioneer Get me to the train on time here take this nickel make a dime Take this penny and make it into a necklace when I leave What is at the other end, an I don't know another friend Another wife, another morning spent Listen to the auctioneer Another engine, another engine Do I stand the bargain holler? Listen to the barter holler Listen to the auctioneer GOOD ADVICES The basic chords for this song are E, D and A, although not the normal open E, D and A. There's also an Em and some picking as well. Here are the chords as I hear them, but due to the numerous guitar tracks on the studio version, your guess is as good as mine:
E D A Em D-lickE-0------0-----0----0-----2-----0--------------------------------------|B-0------0-----0----0-----3-3-----3---3--------------------------------|G-9------7-----6----0-----2---2-----2----------------------------------|D-9------7-----7----2-----0--------------------------------------------|A-7------5-----0----2--------------------------------------------------|E-0------X-----X----0--------------------------------------------------|
The song fades in on the E chord and the verses go: E When you greet a stranger, | Verse II: D | When you greet a stranger, Look at his shoes. | Look at her hands, A E | Keep your money in your hands, Keep your money in your shoes, | Put your travel behind. D-lick | Put your trouble behind. |
CHORUS: Who are you going toE-0-0---0--------0-0--------------0---------0-------5-----5------------|B-0---0-0--------0---0--------------5---------5-------5-----5---5------|G-2-----2-slide>-4-----4-slide>-6-----6-h-7-----6-6-----6-----6--------|D-2-----2-slide>-4--------------------------------7-----7-----7--------|A-0-----0--------0-----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
call for?E---0-----0----------0-----0-------| Chords:B-----0-----0---0------0-----0---0-| E A EG----------------------------------| What do you have to say?D-7-----7-----7----7-----7-----7---|A-0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0---|E----------------------------------|
Keep you hat on your headE-0-0---0--------0-0--------------0---------0-------5-----5------------|B-0---0-0--------0---0--------------5---------5-------5-----5---5------|G-2-----2-slide>-4-----4-slide>-6-----6-h-7-----6-6-----6-----6--------|D-2-----2-slide>-4--------------------------------7-----7-----7--------|A-0-----0--------0-----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E Home is a long way awayE---0-----0----------0-----0---------0-----0---------------------------|B-----0-----0---0------0-----0---0-----0-----0-------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------------|D-7-----7-----7----7-----7-----7---7-----7-----------------------------|A-0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse III: | Verse IV: At the end of the day, | When you greet a stranger, I'll forget your name. | Look at his shoes. I'd like it here if I couldn't | Keep your memories in your shoes, Even see you from a long way away. | Put your travel behind. CHORUS (as above): Break: Em At the end of the day, When there are no friends. Verse V: (wierd but it works) Verse VI: And there are no lovers. | Familiar face, a boring place, Who are you going to call for? | I'll forget your name. What do you have to change. | I'd like it here if I couldn't (Mike Mills in the background) | Even see you from a long way away. CHORUS (as above) END WENDELL GEE C Dm That's when Wendell Gee takes a tug G G7 Em G Upon the string that held the line of trees C Dm Behind the house he lived in G G7 He was reared to give respect Em G F But somewhere down the line he chose C Em F To whistle as the wind blows F C G C Whistle as the wind blows, with me {same as before} He had a dream one night That the tree had lost its middle So he built a trunk of chicken wire To try to hold it up But the wire, the wire turned to lizard skin And when he climbed inside F C Em F There wasn't even time to say F C G F Goodbye to Wendell Gee C Em F So whistle as the wind blows C G C (second time through, play F) Whistle as the wind blows, with me C Em F If the wind were colors C G F And if the air could speak C Em F Then whistle as the wind blows C G C Whistle as the wind blows
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