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river   Tea Party







THE RIVER
By "The Tea Party"
From The Album "Splendor Solice"

Tabbed by Mark Wiebe, rwiebe@mindlink.bc.ca

Standard Tuning  E A D G B E

I didn't try to figure out all of the little extra guitar parts or harmonies but I think I got the main stuff.  You'll have to figure out the timing for yourself.  There is also a lot a wah wah stuff in this song.  I didn't indicate which parts use the wah pedal because I thought you could figure that out for yourself if you have one.

This is just an example of the kind of thing Jeff plays for the intro. 
I can't write it out exactly, but I know it's based on this scale so it
should give you the basic idea.  Variations of this are repeated
throughout various parts of the song.

Fig.1
|-----------------------------------4-5-7-8-10-8-7-5-4-5-7-8-10-8-7----|
|-5h6p5h6p5h6p5h6p5h6p5h6p5h6p--5h6---------------------------------6--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fig. 2                         Fig.3
|--------------------------|   |-0---------------------0-------------|
|--------------------------|   |-0---------------------0-------------|
|--------------------------|   |-1---------------------2-------------|
|-2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2-|   |-2---------------------3-------------|
|--------------------------|   |-2---------------------3-------------|
|--------------------------|   |-0---------------------1-------------|

Fig.4                              Fig.5
|-0-----0-----0----------------|   |--------------------------|
|-0-----0-----0----------------|   |--------------------------|
|-1-----1-----1----------------|   |--------------------------|
|-2--2--2--2--2----------------|   |--------------------------|
|-2--2--2--2--2--------2-3-5---|   |-----------------4--5--7--|
|-0--0--0--0--0----3-5-------0-|   |-1--1-1--3-1-0-1----------|

Fig.6
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-7-4---4----------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-7-4---4----------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-5-2---2----------|
|------------------------------4--1--0-|

Fig.7
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------5\--|
|---------------------------------|
|---0-2---0-2---0-3---0-5---0-7\--|
|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------|

Solo
|-7-7--7h8p7p5h7--7-7--7h8p7p5h7--7-7-7-8-8/11-8-7h8p7p5-7-7-|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

|-7-7-7\4--4/7--7-7-7\4--4/7--7-7-8/10-8-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|

Fig.8                               Fig.9
|-------------------------------|   |-------------------------|
|-------------------------------|   |-------------------------|
|-------------------------------|   |-------------------------|
|-------------------------------|   |-------------------------|
|---0-2---0-2---0--------5------|   |-------------------------|
|-0-----0-----0----5-7-8---8-7--|   |-5--5-5-8-7-5-7--4--1-0--|

Fig.10
|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------6-|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------5-------|
|-5--5-5-8-7-5-7--4-4-4--5-5-5--7--8---8-7---|

Fig.11                      Fig.12
|-----B-------------BR--|   |-------------------------------|
|-6h8-8-8-6h8-------8---|   |-------------------------------|
|-------------9-7-6-----|   |-------------------------------|
|-----------------------|   |--------------------11--12-14--|
|-----------------------|   |-8--8-10-12-10-8-10------------|
|-----------------------|   |-------------------------------|

Fig.13                          Fig.14
|---------------------------|   |--------------------------------------|
|------------------------7--|   |--------------------------------------|
|------------6-8-9--8--9----|   |-10-10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10------|
|--------7-9----------------|   |-10-10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10--7---|
|-7-9-10--------------------|   |--8--8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--8--7---|
|---------------------------|   |----------------------------------5---|

Fig.15                     Fig.16               Fig.18
|----------------------|   |----------------|   |----------------------|
|----------------------|   |----------------|   |----------------------|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-10--|   |-9-9-9-9--7-10--|   |-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\---|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-10--|   |-9-9-9-9--7-10--|   |-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\---|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5--8--|   |-7-7-7-7--5--8--|   |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\---|
|----------------------|   |----------------|   |----------------------|

==============================================================
Fig.2 x4
Fig.2		Sailing down
Fig.2		Down the sticks again
Fig.2		Without you my love
Fig.2		I want to return with them

Fig.3		I see all my friends
Fig.3		They want me to join with them
Fig.3		They all melt away
Fig.4		Without you alone

Fig.5		And a river's running through my veins
Fig.5		Lately she don't seem the same 
Fig.5		And a blind keeps calling out my name	
Fig.6

Fig.2		I passed by the sins
Fig.2		Left by a different man
Fig.2		Tides brought them here
Fig.2		Cast by a different hand

Fig.3		And the wisps of the winds
Fig.3		Blow with the sticks again
Fig.3		Pushing me on
Fig.4		Without you alone
	
Fig.5		And a river's running through my veins
Fig.5		Lately she don't seem the same 
Fig.5		And a blind keeps calling out my name	
Fig.6

Fig.7 x19 *Solo is played over Fig.7 twice after the first 8x of Fig.7

Fig.8
Fig.9		And the river running down
Fig.9		And the river running down
Fig.9		And the river running down
Fig.10		And the river

Fig.11&12 x3 *Last note in Fig.12 played first 2x only.

Fig.6
Fig.2 x2
Fig.2		My will must be strong
Fig.2		She rides with a different light
Fig.2		My will must be long
Fig.2		I'm still pushing for different heights

Fig.3		And the wisps of the winds
Fig.3		Blow with the sticks again
Fig.3		The river runs red
Fig.4		And I'm left alone

Fig.5		and a river's running through my veins
Fig.5		Lately she don't seem the same 
Fig.5		And a blind keeps calling out my name	
Fig.5&13	And the rivers runnin yeah
Fig.5&13	Help me baby
Fig.5&13	Help me baby
Fig.5&13	Help me baby
Fig.5&13	Help me baby ooh ooh yeah
Fig.14		Help me baby
Fig.14		Help me baby
Fig.14		Help me baby
		Yes
Fig.15x2
Fig.16x2
Fig.18

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Key:

h  = hammer on               p  = pull off
b  = bend 1 half step        B  = bend 1 whole step
BR = bend and release        /  = slide up
\  = slide down







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