Verlaine Tom - The Grip Of Love tab

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From: yorkie@praxis.co.uk (John Howell)
Subject: TAB: The Grip Of Love by Tom Verlaine

More Tom Verlaine. Hope ya'll like it now. A small request - anyone got
the solo to Breakin' In My Heart, or the tab to Cry Mercy Judge? Both
really tricky I know, but I'd love to be able to do them.

'The Grip of Love' by Tom Verlaine, from his eponymous first solo
album.

Virtually the whole song is based around the main riff (the intro
differs slightly in the rhythm guitar bit), which is backed by the
rhythm guitar & bass clonking once a bar with a big A chord.
The chorus is based around a G D G E progression; I just use the open
chords for rhythm or a power chord for lead.
There are several mistakes in the solo - I just can't get the wailing
two-note chords Tom uses, but I've done my best. Any corrections etc
gratefully received.

(Intro): vvvvvvvv-Rhythm guitare-|---------------------8b(9)b(8)----------|B-|-7b(8)----------------------------------|G-|--------7--7--------------------------5-|D-|--------------5b(6)==========------7----|A-|--------------------------------5-------|E-|----------------------------------------|
vvvv-Rhythm guitare-|-----------------3/10-----------|B-|-7b(8)-----------3/10-----------|G-|--------7--5------------------5-|D-|-------------7=======-----7-----|A-|-----------------------5--------|E-|--------------------------------|
(Main riff): Ae-|-------------------------|B-|-7b(8)-------------------|G-|--------7--7-----------5-|D-|--------------5-----7----|A-|-----------------5-------|E-|-------------------------|
Ae-|-------------------------|B-|-7b(8)-------------------|G-|--------7--5-----------5-|D-|-------------7-----7-----|A-|----------------5--------|E-|-------------------------|
(Solo):e-|-3/--------------3/5-|--------------------------|B-|-3/-----1--------3/5-|----1--3--3/4--3--1--3--1-|G-|-----2-----0--2------|-2------------------------|D-|---------------------|--------------------------|A-|---------------------|--------------------------|E-|---------------------|--------------------------|
(Play next bar twice):e-|-11b(12)--11b(12)--11b(12)b(11)--14b(15)b(14)-| (Ouch!)B-|-11b(12)--11b(12)--11b(12)b(11)--14b(15)b(14)-|G-|----------------------------------------------|D-|----------------------------------------------|A-|----------------------------------------------|E-|----------------------------------------------|
(Play next bar twice):e-|-3--3--3--3--5--5--3-|----------------------------0--3--0-|B-|-3--3--3--3--5--5--3-|----------1--3--1-----1--3----------|G-|---------------------|-2--0--2-----------2----------------|D-|---------------------|------------------------------------|A-|---------------------|------------------------------------|E-|---------------------|------------------------------------|
e-|--------------------------12-----------12--|B-|-12b(13)-12b(13)-12b(13)b(12)-12b(13)b(12)-|G-|-------------------------------------------|D-|-------------------------------------------|A-|-------------------------------------------|E-|-------------------------------------------|
e-|---------------------------------------|B-|-13b(15)--15--15--13b(15)--13b(15)--15-|G-|---------------------------------------|D-|---------------------------------------|A-|---------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------|
e-|---------------------------------------|B-|-14b(15)--15--15--14b(15)--14b(15)--15-|G-|---------------------------------------|D-|---------------------------------------|A-|---------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------|
e-|---------------------------------------|B-|-13b(15)--15--15--13b(15)--13b(15)--15-|G-|---------------------------------------|D-|---------------------------------------|A-|---------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------|
(Play next bar twice):e-|---------------------------------------|B-|-15b(17)--17--17--15b(17)--15b(17)--17-|G-|---------------------------------------|D-|---------------------------------------|A-|---------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------|
(Play this next bar 4 times):e-|----------------------8--8--8-|B-|----------------------8--8--8-|G-|------------------------------|D-|------------------------------|A-|-7--7--7--5--7--5--7----------|E-|-5--5--5--3--5--3--5----------|
(Fade out bit right at the end):e-|-14b(15)-------------|B-|----------15--15--13-|G-|---------------------|D-|---------------------|A-|---------------------|E-|---------------------|
(And repeat these last 2 bars ad infinitum or until your hand hurts):e-|-------------14b(15)b(14)-------------|B-|-13------13----------------15--13-----|G-|-----14----------------------------14-|D-|--------------------------------------|A-|--------------------------------------|E-|--------------------------------------|
e-|-------------14b(15)-------------|B-|-13------13-----------15--15--13-|G-|-----14--------------------------|D-|---------------------------------|A-|---------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------|
I've copied the lyrics verbatim from the sleeve notes of my Japanese import cd; this is mainly for amusement rather than correctness. They appear to have been translated into Japanese (yes, you get a Japanese lyric sheet too) and then back into English. A few things seem to have been lost in the translation (like some rather odd phrases, and any sort of 'repeat to fade' type instructions). My favorite is that the last song on the album is called "Breakin' my heart"... Do the 2 intro bars Do the 2 main riff bars (Verse 1) Do the 1 main riff bar for each line: You do the moon You do the snake Everywhere you go You make the prime mistake You take a picture And lay it in my toll Some time I'll win babe Just like the Milky Way (Chorus 1) G G I don't understand D D Must be the grip of love G G Sure had it in your hand E E Must be the grip of love (Verse 2) Do the 1 main riff bar for each line: We did so many things To find out how we felt Now you say I'm yours Well don't that buckle my belt (Yes! But what does it mean?) (Chorus 2) G G I don't understand D D Must be the grip of love G G Sure had it in your hand E E Must be the grip of love E E Must be the grip of love Solo Yeaah! Go Tom Go (ahem) (Chorus 3) Comes in towards the end of the solo. Don't you know sometimes I don't understand Must be the grip of love You got me in your hands Must be the grip of love You got the grip of love (Fade out bit) Must be the grip of love (Time for a 'repeat ad infinitum' I think) Must be the grip of love Must be the grip of love Sure got it in your hand Must be the grip of love Sure got it in your hand Must be the grip of love Sure got it in your hand Must be the grip of love Sure got it in your hand Must be the grip of love Sure got it in your hand Must be the grip of love Sure got it in your hand Must be the grip of love Tell me now Where you got Such a thing Tell me now Where you got Such a thing Tell me now Where you got Such a thing Must be the grip Must be the grip of love Must be the grip Must be the grip of love Must be the grip Must be the grip of love Must be the grip Must be the grip of love Must be the grip Must be the grip of love Love & kisses to y'all, John Howell yorkie@praxis.co.uk --
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