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Astral Man  Nektar

Subject: TAB: Nektar: Astral Man
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 23:38:18 -0400
"Astral Man" from Nektar's album _Down To Earth_
Written by Nektar, tabbed by Christopher C Heckman.
This is a personal interpretation of that song and is in no way are
with the actual music, other than the fact that it may bear a striking
resemblence (at some future point) to the contents of these files.
Also, all songs are for private study alone; making money off of them
would violate various copyright laws.
The transcript is a bass transcript, witch outlines the chords as well.
aren't any tricky guitar parts here.) The main bassline is in several
Part 1: (guitar tacet)
[(Am)] [(Dm)]  
 G:-------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
 D:-------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
 A:-------------- -------------- --5--3--2--0-- --5--3--2--0--
 E:--5--3--2--0-- --5--3--2--0-- -------------- -------------- 

Part 2: (guitar plays
[Dm] [C] [Am] [Dm] [C] [Am] [Dm] [C] [Am] [Dm] [C] [Em] [Am]  
 G:----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- ---------------
 D:----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- ---------------
 A:--5--3--0-- --5--3--0-- --5--3--0-- --5--3----- ---------------
 E:----------- ----------- ----------- --------0-- --2--3--5------ 

Part 3: (guitar arpeggiates the open chord-forms)
[Am] [Em]  
 G:--------------- ---------------
 D:--------------- ---------------
 A:--------------- ---------------
 E:--(0)----3--2-- --0-----2--3--- 

For each verse, play Part 1 twice, Part 2, and Part 3.
And the parts go with the lyrics as follows:
Intro: Part 1 (2x) Part 2 (Up to Em)
Part 1 (He's) back in town, with the biggest show around,
Part 1 Strike up the band, it's time for Astral Man.
Part 2 To [Dm]know where [C]he'll be [Am]landing from his [Dm]tightrope [C]in the [Am]sky,
(Part 2) To [Dm]know if [C]he will [Am]make it, [Dm]close [C]your [Em]eyes, watch and [Am]learn,
Part 3 (Astral Man), ([Em]turning) in relation [Am]to the ground, ([Em]learning)
(Part 3) Please remember [Am]what you see (re[Em]turning) to get back [Am]down to
Part 1 Astral Man, our race for his _____ands,
Part 1 Thrill's own band, his antics know no bounds.
Part 2 To [Dm]know what [C]he'll be [Am]doing on his [Dm]tightrope [C]in the [Am]sky,
(Part 2) He [Dm]thrills the [C]little [Am]children, [Dm]close [C]your [Em]eyes, watch and[Am]
learn ...
(Repeat the chorus, of course. The third verse skips the chorus, and
directly on Am.)
Part 1 Astral Man, acknowledges the plans,
Part 1 People clap but they appreciate his _____ands.
Part 2 He [Dm]bows to[C]ward the [Am]people and [Dm]leaves the [C]ring be[Am]hind,
(Part 2) [Dm]Hoping [C]he has [Am]given [Dm]mon[C]ey's [Em]worth, down to [Am]Earth.
transcribed by
Extra note: some of the lyrics are iffy; I would appreciate any
Christopher Heckman,
"(I don't) think Richard should be turning the erosion pattern of
the Himalayas into a flute quintet at this time." - Douglas Adams

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