Swamp Song

Tool


A Tab for Swamp Song Transcribed by John Buencamino (boink@speednet.com.au)
Swamp Song - by TOOL
Here is the tab for Swamp Song. I haven't included the little bits and pieces where Adam Jones does weird little things, but the main song is here. It's a confusing song, with a couple of timesig changes and stuff so I tried to make it as straightforward as I could (I don't think I did a very good job though). Also Adam Jones uses some effect or something to get some weird artificial harmonics while playing...if you know what he uses, please mail me back and tell me.
(Dropped D tuning)
Intro E ------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------ D --(0)-----------------h------------- A ---------5-----3-----3-5------------ D -0---3-0---3-0---3-0----------------
Verse (my warning...)
PM................ E ------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------ D -0--0-0-0-X-X-0-X-X--h-------------- A -0--0-0-0-X-X-0-X-X-3-5------------- D -0--0-0-0-X-X-0-X-X----------------- ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^play very softly
Pre-Chorus (why don't you watch...)
PM..... E ---------------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------------- G ---------------------------------------------------- D -0-0-0-0-0-X-X-0-X-X--h----0-0-0-X-X-0-X-0-X-X--h--- A -0-0-0-0---X-X---X-X-3-5---0-0---X-X---X---X-X-3-5-- D -0-0-0-0---X-X---X-X-------0-0---X-X---X---X-X------ ^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^^^play very softly
(you're wading knee-deep and going in...) PM....................................... E ---------------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------------- G ----------------------------------------------h----- D ---0-3---0-3-0-3-5-0-3-5---0-3---0-3-0-3-5-0-3-5---- A -5-----5-----------------5-----5-------------------- D ----------------------------------------------------
Chorus (This bog is thick and...)
E --------------------------------------- B --------------------------------------- G --------------------------------------- D ----5--0--3--5-----5--0--3--0--3--5-0-- Repeat 3 times A --3-5--0--3--5---3-5--0--3--0--3--5-0-- D ----5--0--3--5-----5--0--3--0--3--5-0--
4th time
E --------------------------------------- B --------------------------------------- G --------------------------------------- D ----5--0--3--5-----5--0--3--0--3--5---- A --3-5--0--3--5---3-5--0--3--0--3--5---- D ----5--0--3--5-----5--0--3--0--3--5---- ^hold (I hope it sucks you down...)
E ------------------------------ B ------------------------------ G ------------------------------ D -5-3-3-5--3--0---------------- A -5-3-3-5--3--0---------------- D -5-3-3-5--3--0----------------
The rest of the second verse is the same, except on the last bar of the intro to the second verse, you play:
bend whole tone E ------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------ D --(0)-----------------^------------- A ---------5-----3-----5-------------- D -0---3-0---3-0---3-0----------------
After the second chorus, there is a weird slide chorus that goes for 4 bars (6/8 I think) but I can't figure it out...
After that, the guitar doesn't play the 3rd verse (at least I don't think it does, but i can hear some really faint high E's in the background so I don't know.)
3rd Pre-chorus
E ------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------ D -X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X--h------------- A -X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-3-5------------ D -X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X----------------
PM....................................... E ---------------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------------- G ----------------------------------------------h----- D ---0-3---0-3-0-3-5-0-3-5---0-3---0-3-0-3-5-0-3-5---- A -5-----5-----------------5-----5-------------------- D ----------------------------------------------------
To play the "I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks you fucker..." part of the 4th chorus, play:
E ---------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------- G ---------------------------------------------- remember that each D -5-3-3-5---5-3-3-5--5-3-3-5--3-3-5---5-3-3-5-- chord strummed is a A -5-3-3-5---5-3-3-5--5-3-3-5--3-3-5---5-3-3-5-- syllable of what D -5-3-3-5---5-3-3-5--5-3-3-5--3-3-5---5-3-3-5-- MJK sings.
PM. PM..... PM...... E ------------------------------------------------------------------- B -----------------------------3------------------------------------- G -----------------------------2----------5-------------------------- D -5-3-3-5--5-3-3-5--3--0--0---0--0--0--0-5---0--0-0-0-2--2-2-3-5--0- A -5-3-3-5--5-3-3-5--3--0--0---0--0--0--0-3---0--0-0-0-2--2-2-3-5--0- D -5-3-3-5--5-3-3-5--3--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0--0-0-0-2--2-2-3-5--0- ^ MJK sings "DOWN!" Bridge?
PM.............................................................. E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------------------------------------ D ---------5---7-9----------7-9----------7-9----------7-9----------- A -0-5-7-x---7-----7-x-10 7-----7-x-10 7-----7-x-10 7-----7-x-10 7-- D ------------------------------------------------------------------ PM............................... E ------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------p----- D -7-9----------7-9----------7-9-----5-(0)-- A -----7-x-10-7-----7-x-10-7-----7-x-------- D ------------------------------------------ PM......... E -------------- ------------ B -------------- ------------ G -------------- Play this 8 times, then ---------h-- Play this 4 times D ---7-----5---- -0---h--5-0- A -0---5-7---7-- -0--5-0----- D -------------- -0----------
Repeat both two more times for a total of 24 times.
Then there is another solo which I can't be bothered figuring out. Just hold an open 'D' chord and strum to it or something.
(No one told you to come...)
PM............................................. E ------------------------------------------------- B ------------------------------------------------- G ------------------------------------------------- D ------------------------------------------------- A ---5-8-5-8-5---5-8-5-8-5---5-8-5-8-5---5-8-5-8-5- D -0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------- No..........one.........told........you......to
E ---------------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------------- G ---------------------5--5----------------------5--5- D ---0-3---0-3---0-3---5--5----0-3---0-3---0-3---5--5- A ---------------------3--3----------------------3--3- D -0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----0-----0-----0------ COME!!!!! bend semi-tone E ---------------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------------- G ---------------------5--5--------------------------- D ---0-3---0-3---0-3---5--5----0-3---0-3---0-3----5^-- A ---------------------3--3-----------------------5^-- D -0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----0-----0-----0--5^--
From here it goes back to the verse (except you play the intro instead of the verse part) then the pre-chorus, then the chorus.
I hope I didn't make too many mistakes figuring it out...
Send corrections, or comments to: boink@speednet.com.au







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