Slint - Washer tab

Artist: Slint 
Track:  Washer
From the album 'Spiderland' [1991]

Tabbed by Brian Coney
[brianconey@gmail.com]

Standard Tuning

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Intro:
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[Fig. 1 - Play quietly]e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|[x 2]D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|A|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
[Fig. 2 - Main guitar theme]e|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|------8----8----7----7----5~----3-----3----3---------0---0~--|G|----0----0----0----0----0-----0-----0----0------0--3---3-----| [x 5]D|----------------------------------------------1--------------|A|--7----7----7----7----------------3----3----3------1---1-----|E|----------------------6~---s3~-------------------------------| * * *Play these notes with your thumb*
The notes played with your thumb are two of the bass notes included the guitar line. -------- Verse 1: -------- E5, Cmaj7a x 3 Cmaj7a switches quietly to the follow dyad each of the three times played:
[Fig. 3]e|------|B|------|G|------|D|--4~--|A|--3~--|E|------|
Em7, Cmaj7b x 1 Chords used:
[E5] [Cmaj7a] [Cmaj7b] [Em7]e|-----| e|------| e|------| e|-----|B|-----| B|------| B|--0~--| B|--3~-|G|-----| G|--0~--| G|--0~--| G|--0~-|D|--2~-| D|--2~--| D|--2~--| D|--2~-|A|--2~-| A|--3~--| A|--3~--| A|--2~-|E|--0~-| E|------| E|------| E|--0~-|
--------- Bridge 1: --------- [Fig. 2] x 4 -------- Verse 2: -------- As Verse 1. With exception to the third time played when E5 quietly switches an Esus4:
[Esus4]e|-----|B|-----|G|--2~-|D|--2~-|A|--2~-|E|--0--|
--------- Bridge 2: --------- As Bridge 1. ------------ Interlude 1: ------------
[Fig. 4] *e|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------1----1----1---0~--|D|------2----2----2----1----1------1----1----1----1----1---1~--|A|----0----0----0----0----0------2----2----2----2----2---2-----|E|--2----2----2----2----2----2-0----0----0----0----0-----------|
* [Fig. 4 cont.]e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|--0---0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0------|D|--1-----1----1----1----1----1----1----1----1----1----|A|----2-----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2--|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
[Fig. 4 cont.]e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|-----4---4---4---4---4----2---2---2---2---2--|A|--s6---6---6---6---6---s3---3---3---3---3----|E|---------------------------------------------|
A second guitar plays the following figure at the point the asterisks are shown in [Fig. 4]:
[Fig. 5]e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------1~~-2~-s5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|A|----2~~-2----------------------------------------------------------|E|--0----------------------------------------------------------------|
[Fig. 5 cont.]e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--s4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|D|----------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------- Interlude 1 Part II: ----------- One guitar plays the following figure:
[Fig. 6]e|---------------------------|B|-------0~------------------|G|-------3~--0~-----0~---2~--| [x 2]D|--2-2~-2~--5~--2~-2~---0~--|A|--2-2~-----7~--3~----3-----|E|--0-0~-----0~--3~----------|
The second guitar plays this over [Fig. 6]:
[Fig. 7]e|---------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------0---------------2-------| [x 2]D|----2-----2---2-----2-----2--------0------0-------0------0-----|A|------5-----5-----5-----5--------3---3-------3------3------3~--|E|--0-----0-------6-----6-----6s-3----------------3-----3--------|
--------- Bridge 3: --------- As Bridge 1 but only played twice instead of four times. -------- Verse 3: -------- As Verse 1 but leave out the switches to the augmented dyad. ------------ Interlude 2: ------------ As Interlude 1 Part II. --------- Bridge 4: --------- [Fig. 2] x 2 With [Fig. 6] x 2 The second time [Fig. 6] is played, it is altered slightly like this:
[Fig. 6 alt.]e|-------------------------|B|-------0~----------------|G|-------3~-0~-------0~-*--| [x 2]D|--2-2~-2~-5~-----2-2~-4--|A|--2-2~----7~-1-3------3--|E|--0-0~----0~----------*--|
The notes in the asterisks are played very quietly. ------------ Interlude 3: ------------ As Interlude 1 with the following alterations: [Fig. 5] is now:
[Fig. 5 alt.]e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------1-2-s5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|A|-----0~----2~-2-------------------------------------------------------|E|--2~----0~------------------------------------------------------------|
[Fig. 5 alt. cont.]e|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--s4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|D|------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A third guitar plays the following figure:
[Fig. 8]e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--8-8-9-8-9-8-9-9-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Fig. 8 cont.]e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------| [x 2]D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|A|----------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
---------- Breakdown: ---------- [Fig. 1] x 4 A second guitar very slowly pick-scrapes on the A string at the end of [Fig. 1] the 1st time it is played, until the following: --------- Build-Up: ---------
[Fig. 9]e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------| [x 2]D|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-s4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-s3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-s2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
------------------ Distorted Section: ------------------
[Fig. 10]e|-------------------------------|B|----0~-------------------------|G|----0~----2-2~----4~---2-2-2~--| [x 4]D|--2-2~--2-2-2~----2~---4-4-4~--|A|--2-----2-2-2~----3~---3-3-3~--|E|--0-----0-0-0~--3~---3---------|
A second guitar plays the following lead figure after [Fig. 10] is played twice:
[Fig. 11]e|----------------------------------------15*---------14*-------|B|--------12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--|G|--14b16~~~~16~~~~16~~~~16~~~~16~~~~16~~~~16~~~~16~~~~16~~~~---| [x 2]D|--------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
The notes marked by asterisks are played with a lot of tremolo. You can fret these notes with your little finger. The 14b16 note should be kept bent throughout [Fig. 11]; don't release it back to the 14th fret. ------------- Bridge/Outro: ------------- [Fig. 2] x 9 On the fourth time [Fig. 2] is played, play the following two figures six times:
[Fig. 12]e|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|B|--5-5-5-5s-3-3-3s-2-2-2-2s-3-3-3-3--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|G|-----------------------------------s9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
[Fig. 12 cont.]e|-----------------------|B|--10-10-10-10-----12~--|G|---9--9--9--9s-15------|D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|
The song ends when the first guitar which was playing [Fig. 2] x 9 ends on the following single-note:
[Fig. 12]e|-------|B|-------|G|-------|D|-------|A|-------|E|--0~~--|
------- LYRICS: ------- Goodnight my love, Remember me as you fall to sleep, Fill your pockets with the dust and the memories, That rises from the shoes on my feet. I won't be back here, Though we may meet again. I know it's dark outside, Don't be afraid, Everytime I ever cried from fear, Was just a mistake that I made, Wash yourself in your tears, And build your church, On the strength of your faith. Please, Listen to me, Don't let go, Don't let this desperate moonlight leave me, With your empty pillow, Promise me the sun will rise again. I too am tired now, Embracing thoughts of tonight's dreamless sleep, My head is empty, My toes are warm, I am safe from harm...
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