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            REPTILE - THE CHURCH
            ====================
            Lyrics - Steve Kilbey
            Music - The Church
            Transcribed - Phil Grant 1994
NOTATION
========
    (3)     sustained note

     /....\
    2       bend note, hold then release

    0h2     hammer on

    14\
       \    slide
GUITAR 1 RIFF A
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------||
|----11-10-11----|----11-10-11----|----11-10-11---|----11-10-11---||
|-12----------10-|-10-------------|---------------|--------------.||
|----------------|----------------|-13---------13-|-13-----------.||
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------||
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------||
GUITAR 2
(with RIFF A by GUITAR 1)
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|--/...........\-|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|-2--------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|-5-------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|-----5~--------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

                                    1. Too  dan-ger-ous  to  keep
                                    2.3. (see additional lyrics)
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|-5--------------|-----5--3-------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|-----------5~---|--3------------|-(3)-----------|

                                       Too  fee-ble  to  let  go
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|---/...........\|------------/---|---------------|----------/----|
|-14-------------|----------14----|-12------------|-(12)----7-----|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

                                       And you want to bite the hand
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|-(7)------------|-(7)-----7--5---|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|--------------8-|--5------------|-(5)-----------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

                                        Shoulda stopped this long ago
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|---/...........\|---------15-----|---------------|---------------|
|-14-------------|------------12--|-(12)----------|-(12)----------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
BOTH GUITARS
(CHORUS)
  Go now, you've been set free  Another month or so you'll be poisoning me
                                                              /........\
|------10--------|-------10-------|------10-------|---------10----------|
|----8----8------|-----8--------8-|----8----8-----|---------------------|
|-10----------10-|-(10)------10---|-10---------10-|-(10)----------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|

With       your       lovely         smile
                                                              /........\
|------10--------|-------10-------|------10-------|---------10----------|
|----8----8------|-----8--------8-|----8----8-----|---------------------|
|-10----------10-|-(10)------10---|-10---------10-|-(10)----------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|

I see you slither away with your skin and your tail
|-----------------10--------|------------------10-------|
|------------8---------8----|---------8---------------8-|
|-----10-----------------10-|-(10)---------10-----------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|

your flickering tounge and your rattling scales
                                             /........\
|-----------------10----------|------------10----------|
|-------------8--------8------|------------------------|
|------10------------------10-|-(10)-------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------|

Like   a   real         reptile________________
                                                              /........\
|------10--------|-------10-------|------10-------|---------10----------|
|----8----8------|-----8--------8-|----8----8-----|---------------------|
|-10----------10-|-(10)------10---|-10---------10-|-(10)----------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------------|

SOLO
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|--/-0---------------|
|-0----------/---------|--/------/------|------/-----0-|-3------/\----------|
|-0--0-0-0--2----2---0-|-2---0--2--0----|-0---2--------|-------2--2-0-------|
|----------------------|--------------0-|--------------|----------------0h2-|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|--------------------|

|----------------------|--/---------------|------/----------|---------------|
|-0-------12---/-----0-|-3---0-0----------|-----2/----------|---------------|
|-0-12-14----14--14\---|---------2/\--0---|-0---2-----------|-2--0--------0-|
|-------------------\--|----------------0-|-----------------|--------2------|
|----------------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|
|----------------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|
OUTRO (repeat to fade)
|----10----10-------|----8----8--8----8|-10------10----|-10----10-------|
|-11----11----13-11-|-10---10------10--|---11-13----13-|----13------13--|
|-------------------|------------------|---12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12---12-.|
|-------------------|------------------|---------------|---------------.|
|-------------------|------------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|------------------|---------------|----------------|
LYRICS
1.
    Too dangerous to keep
    Too feeble to let go
    And you want to bite the hand
    Shoulda stopped this long ago

Chours
    Go now, you've been set free
    Another month or so you'll be poisoning me
    With your lovely smile
    I see you slither away with your skin and your tail

    Your flickering tounge and your rattling scales
    Like a real reptile

2.
    Had you coiled around my arm
    How could you ever know
    How I loved your diamond eyes
    But that was long ago

Chorus

Solo

3.
    And I should have believed Eve
    She said we had to blow
    She was the apple of my eye
    It wasn't long ago

Chorus
-- 


Message-Id: 

Tabs for "Reptile" by The Church
transcribed by Enrique Zamudio
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
zamudioe@risc.uia.mx

Use a delay time of about 350 milliseconds for the first part.

There are two guitars in the song. The first one goes with the delay,
while the second one has a light distortion.

Guitar 1

!-----------------------------------------------------------------------!
!-----------------------------------------------------------------------!
!--12---15--14--15---------15--14--15-----15--14--15--------15--14--15--!
!-------------------15--15-------------13------------13--13-------------!
!-----------------------------------------------------------------------!
!-----------------------------------------------------------------------!

Guitar 2

!--
!--
!--
!--
!--
!--

Chorus (with a light distorsion):

!---------10-----------10---------------10-----------10>11--10--!
!------8-----8------8---------8------8-----8------8-------------!
!--10-----------10---------10----10-----------10----------------!
!---------------------------------------------------------------!
!---------------------------------------------------------------!
!---------------------------------------------------------------!

!---------------------------------------------------------------!
!---------------------------------------------------------------!
!--------------------------------------------------------9--7---!
!--5----7>8--7----5--8--7--5-----5--5----5----7>8--7--5---------!
!-----------------------------7---------------------------------!
!---------------------------------------------------------------!

!-------------------------------------------------------------!
!-------------------------------------------------------------!
!--9--7-------------------------------------------------------!
!---------7----5--7>8--7----5--8--7--5-----5--5----5--7>8--7--!
!---------------------------------------7---------------------!
!-------------------------------------------------------------!

                     (Let ring, there's a strong feedback here)

!------------------------------------------------------------!
!------------------------------------------------------------!
!------------------------------------------------------------!
!--5--8--7--5-----5--5---------------------------------------!
!--------------7---------------------------------------------!
!------------------------------------------------------------!



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