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Television – Venus tab

Television

Marquee Moon (1977)

Venus

Chords: Guitar 1 (Tom Verlaine)
Riffs and Secondary Rhythm: Guitar 2 (Richard Lloyd)
Solo: Guitar 1 (Tom Verlaine)

*    h - hammer on
*    p - pull off
*    b - bend string up
*    r - release bend
*    / - slide up
*    \ - slide down
*    v - vibrato (sometimes written as ~)
*    t - right hand tap
*    x - play 'note' with heavy damping


Intro

Riff 1: 3X


    F              G

E----------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------8---------------------------------------|G--\10--9----7--9--7---------------------------------------------|D---------------------9------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 2: 1X (I think the most convenient way to get from C to G in this riff is to use you ring finger to get to the 12th fret of the D string.) F C G C
E-------13--------------8-------------13---------------8-----8---|B-----------13--10---------8--------------13--10----------8------|G--\10---------------9--------9---------------------9------------|D---------------------------------/12----------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F C G
E-------13--------------8-------------13-------------------------|B-----------13--10---------8--------------13--10-----------------|G--\10---------------9--------9----------------------------------|D---------------------------------/12----------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Richard Lloyd's part in the verses still follow the chords somewhat. Anyhow, I'm not Richard Lloyd, so this is the best I can offer: C C
E------8-----------------------8---------------------------------|B------8-----------------------8---------------------------------|G---9-----9h10------9-------9-----9h10------9--------------------|D--10-----------10---------10-----------10-----------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F G
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------|G--10--10-12-10----10--10-12-10---12-----14----12-------12-------|D--10--------------10-------------12--12----12----12-------------|A--8---------------8--------------10-----------------10----------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
C C
E------8-----------------------8---------------------------------|B------8-----------------------8--9h10---------------------------|G---9-----9h10------9-------9---------------9--------------------|D--10-----------10---------10-----------10-----------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F G
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------|G--10--10-12-10----10--10-12-10---12-----14----12-------12-------|D--10--------------10-------------12--12----12----12-------------|A--8---------------8--------------10-----------------10----------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Am Am
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--10-12-12h13h10-------10-12-12h13h10---------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Dm Dm
E--10-12-12h13h10------10--12-12h13h10---------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Am Am
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--10-12-12h13h10----10-12-12h13h10------------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Dm G
E--10-12-12h13h10------------------------------------------------|B----------------------8--6--5-----------------------------------|G-------------------------------7--5-----------------------------|D-------------------------------------7--5-----------------------|A-------------------------------------------7--------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Em Am Em Am
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--8h5-----------------------8h5---------------------------------|G-------7h5----------5------------7h5----------5-----------------|D------------7h5-----------------------7h5-----------------------|A-----------------7-------------------------7--------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F G
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------8---------------------------------------|G--\10--9----7--9--7---------------------------------------------|D---------------------9------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Em Am
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--8h5-----------------------------------------------------------|G-------7h5----------5-------------------------------------------|D------------7h5-------------------------------------------------|A-----------------7----------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F G
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------8---------------------------------------|G--\10--9----7--9--7---------------------------------------------|D---------------------9------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F C G C
E-------13--------------8-------------13---------------8-----8---|B-----------13--10---------8--------------13--10----------8------|G--\10---------------9--------9---------------------9------------|D---------------------------------/12----------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F C G
E-------13--------------8-------------13-------------------------|B-----------13--10---------8--------------13--10-----------------|G--\10---------------9--------9----------------------------------|D---------------------------------/12----------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Verses: C It was a... C F G Streets so bright C The world... C F G Between my bones and skin Am Am There stood another person Dm Dm Who was a little suprised Am Am To be... Dm G .......world so alive Em Am How I fell Em Am "Did you feel low?" F Na G "Huh?" Em Am I fell right into the F G Arms G F C G C of Venus De Milo F C G Verse 2 Solo/Break Okay, I didn't want to put this here since Tom plays it differently all the time, but this is the recorded version and the tab would be incomplete without it. Anyway, this is the best I can do... but who cares really? Volume Swells for this bar Am Am
E----------12--15--12--15--12--------------12--------------------|B--13--15----------------------15--12--15------15----------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Solo Dm Dm
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--17b(18)--15------15-------------------------------------------|G---------------16------16--14~-14~------------------------------|D------------------------------------17--15--14------------------|A-----------------------------------------------14\15--12--------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
C C
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------12--------12------------------------------------|G-------------12----12--12----12---------------------------------|D---------14-----------------------------------------------------|A--12h15---------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Am Am
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------------------12--|G-----------12----12/14--17~-14-----12-----------12----12--------|D--------14----14----------------14----14-----12----------12-----|A--12h15-----------------------------------14-------14-----------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Em Em
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------12------------------------------------------|G--------12----12-------12-------12------------------------------|D-----12----------12----------12---------------------------------|A--14-------14-------------14------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F F F F G GGGG
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--10/(5)--10--10---10/(5)--12(12)-------------------------------|G--10/(5)--10--10---10/(5)--12(12)-------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 3 Outro: F C G C
E-------13--------------8-------------13---------------8-----8---|B-----------13--10---------8--------------13--10----------8------|G--\10---------------9--------9---------------------9------------|D---------------------------------/12----------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F C G C
E-------13--------------8-------------13---------------8-----8---|B-----------13--10---------8--------------13--10----------8------|G--\10---------------9--------9---------------------9------------|D---------------------------------/12----------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
F C G
E-------13--------------8-------------13-------------------------|B-----------13--10---------8--------------13--10-----------------|G--\10---------------9--------9----------------------------------|D---------------------------------/12----------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
G G G G C
E--------------10-12-13-15-17-19--20---15------------------------|B-----10-12-13---------------------------------------------------|G--12------------------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
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