Verve - Catching The Butterfly tab

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 00:50:27 EDT
From: CheshirBat 
Subject: v/verve/catching_the_butterfly.tab

The Verve -
Catching The Butterfly

"Catching The Butterfly" from the album _Urban Hymns_ by The Verve
Written by The Verve
Produced by Potter/The Verve

tabbed by Jeremy Joseph (CheshirBat@aol.com)
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The opening bass line kicks in:

Gwith an organ that sounds like it's breathingG|----------------------------------|D|------5h7---5h7---5--7---5---7----| repeated through the songA|----------------------------------|E|---5------------------------------|
The lead guitar uses some kind of sustaining effect that sounds almost like an E-bow. I'm not sure what he actually uses, but you can get a similar effect by using a wah pedal. Start with the pedal all the way back and slowly press down a little bit.
The subtle decending lead guitar at the beginning:E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|D|---11----\--------(7)-------------|---7--------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
And the main riff:E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|D|-11----------9--------12----------|---9------11------7-----9---(7---5)-|A|-(0)=====-------------(0)====-----|--(0)=====--------------------------|E|--9----------7--------10----------|---7-------9------5-----7---(5---3)-| (It sounds good if you let the A string drone)
A guitar pretty much mimics the vocal melody during the verses. Another guitar improvises on muted A barre chords. And the chorus goes something like:
AI'm gonna keep catching the butterfly in thatE|---------X-----X---------------------|---X-----X-----------------------|B|---------X-----X---------------------|---X-----X-----------------------|G|---------6--X--6---------------------|---4--X--4-----------------------|D|---------7--X--7---X-7---X-7--X--7---|---5--X--5---X--5---X--5--X--5---|A|---------7--X--7---X-7---X-7--X--7---|---5--X--5---X--5---X--5--X--5---|E|---------5--X--------5-----5--X--5---|---3--X---------3------3-----3---|
dream of mine..E|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|--4---X--4---X--4--X--4(-\-2-)----|A|--5---X--5---X--5--X--5-----------|E|--2---X--2---X--2--X--2(-\-0-)----|
Chorus lead fill 1: E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------| B|----------------------------------|--------------------------------| G|------------7------7-\-6----------|--------------------------------| D|----7-/-9---9---9----------7------|----------5h7-------------------| A|----------------------------------|---5-h-7------------------------| E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Chorus lead fill 2: tremolo picking E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------| B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------| G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------| D|----7h9h7h9h7------5h7h5h7h5----|--4h5h4h5h4------2h4h2h4h2--------| A|--------------------------------|----------------------------4-----| E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Chorus lead fill 3: E|-------------0--------------------|---------0--------0---------0-------| B|-----8---8--------10--------------|----8--------10--------12------10---| G|--X7------------------------------|------------------------------------| D|----------------------------------|------------------------------------| A|----------------------------------|------------------------------------| E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Solo: very explosiveE|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|D|-7------9----10--9-----10----7----|--7------9----10--9-----10----7-----|A|-0====----------------------------|--7---------------------------------|E|-5------7-----8--7------8----5----|--5------7-----8--7------8----5-----|
then this is repeated with some weird phasing effect:E|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|--12b(14)---b14---b14--b14--14(12)---|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
And now let's put everything together to make sense Verse 1: So you were born and so you saw The beauty's eyes to keep and hold Oh child within has healing ways It sees me through my darkest days Chours: I'm gonna keep catching the butterfly in that dream of mine. I'm gonna keep catching the butterfly in that dream of mine. In my lucid dreams In my lucid dreams Verse 2: Something known through life no fun I wanna feel, I wanna run Chorus: I'm gonna keep catching the butterfly in that dream of mine. * (with fill 1) (x2) In my lucid dreams In my lucid dreams (Solo) Chours: I'm gonna keep catching the butterfly in that dream of mine. Keep catching the butterfly in that dream of mine. * (with fill 2) I'm gonna keep catching the butterfly in that dream of mine. * (with fill 3) Outro: My darkest dreams My darkest dreams My lucid dreams My forgotten schemes My lucid dreams My forgotten schemes I see through you, You see through me... Belive in me.. To be in the light... That's pretty much it. I didn't tab every little note because all of the lead guitar sounds very improvised and that's what makes the song so awesome. But, you get the picture. Enjoy... -Jeremy ------------------------------------------------------------------- CheshirBat@aol.com -=- -=- http://members.aol.com/CheshirBat -------------------------------------------------------------------
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