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Fire in the Head   The Tea Party

 
 .----------------------
 .----------------------
 .----------------------
 D------0-----0------0--
 A----5-----5----3h5----
 D--0-----0-------------

 


 2nd Acoustic part which plays over that:


 


 

 
 E---------------------------------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------
 G----7--7----7--7----8-7-6-7-8-7-6-7-8-7-6-7-8-7-7--
 D----7--7----7--7----7-6-5-6-7-6-5-6-7-6-5-6-7-7-7--
 A----5--5----5--5------------------------------5-5--
 .---------------------------------------------------
 E---------------------------------------------------
 B----4--4--------4-6-4-------4----------------------
 G----5--5----5-7-5-5-5-7-5-7-5--7-7-----------------
 D----6--6----6-6-------6-6-6-6--7-7-----------------
 A-------------------------------5-5-----------------
 .---------------------------------------------------

 


 


 ... parts skipped ....


 


 The ascending riff further on in the song:


 

 
 D--------0-2h5p2p0-------------- ( This part can also be played easily
 B------2-----------3-3-3-3------ in open D tuning )
 G----2--------------------------
 D--0----------------------------
 A-------------------------------
 .-------------------------------

 


 There is a second guitar which plays along on the off-beats:


 

 
 E--0------0-2-3-5---------------
 B--2------2-3-5-7---------------
 G-------------------------------
 D-------------------------------
 A-------------------------------
 E-------------------------------

 


 


 Please send any comments, suggestions to x5by@unb.ca


 


 Greg


 


 Date: Mon, 3 Jul 1995 13:49:44 +0800 (WST)


 From: "Greg O'Beirne"


 Subject: "Fire In The Head" by The Tea Party


 


 -==================================-


 The Tea Party - Fire In The Head


 -==================================-


 transcribed by Greg O'Beirne (gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au)


 


 Notation: == hold note for this long X mute strings & crunch 'em


 \ slide down / slide up


 


 It's hard to write down the timing of the crunching correctly, but if


 you listen to the recording you should be able to figure it out.... :)


 


 INTRO:


 =====


 

 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 Acoustic Guitar One


 


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 E ----------------------------------
 B ----------------------------------
 G ---------------------------------- Play x 8
 D ----------0-----------0-------0---
 A ------5-----------5-------0h5-----
 D --0-----------0-------------------

 


 


 [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+]  


 

 
 E -------------------------
 B -------------------------
 G ------------------------- Play x 3
 D ----------0-------0------
 A ------5-------5-------5--
 D --0----------------------

 


 


 [1] [+]  


 

 
 E ----------
 B ----------
 G ---------- Play x 1
 D ----------

 


 A --5====/--


 

 
 D ----------

 


 


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 E ----------------------------------
 B ----------------------------------
 G ---------------------------------- Play x 8
 D ----------0-----------0-------0---
 A ------5-----------5-------0h5-----
 D --0-----------0-------------------
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 Acoustic Guitar Two (12-string) - [starts after four bars of Guitar One]


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----7=======\----------------------------------------------- Play x 2
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------
 A --5===----5=======\-----------------------------------------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 You


 stay


 


 [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] 


 

 
 E --------------------------------------------------
 B --------------------------------------------------
 G --7/8====-7======-5---7---7/8====-7======-5---7---
 D --------------------------------------------------
 A --5/6====-5======-3---5---5/6====-5======-3---5---
 D --------------------------------------------------

 


 Si - lent know - ing


 


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 E ----------------------------------
 B ----------------------------------
 G --7/8====-7======-5---7---7/8====-
 D ----------------------------------
 A --5/6====-5======-3---5---5/6====-
 D ----------------------------------

 


 Al - ways in


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----7=======\-----------------------------------------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------
 A --5===----5=======\-----------------------------------------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 time....


 


 [meanwbile feedback (pitcb = D) builds in background] 


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ----------------------------------4---6---4---------------4===----
 G --5===----5=======--------5---7---------------7---5---7-----------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------
 A --3===----3=======------------------------------------------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 See.... how this love stays di-


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----7=======\-----------------------------------------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------
 A --5===----5=======\-----------------------------------------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 -vine...


 


 [Repeat last 4 bars...] 


 


 

 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 then the heavy distortion guitars come in:


 


 VERSE:


 =====


 


 (the low-D string drones almost continously throughout this bit)


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X--- Play x 2
 D --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X---
 A --5===----5=======X-------5===5===X---5===5===X---5====---X---X---

 


 D --0=======0=======0=======0===0===0===0===0===0===0=======0===0===


 You


 Stay


 


 


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 E --------------------------------------------------
 B --------------------------------------------------
 G --8======-7======-5---7---8======-7======-5---7---
 D --8======-7======-5---7---8======-7======-5---7---
 A --6======-5======-3---5---6======-5======-3---5---
 D --------------------------------------------------

 


 Si - lent Know - ing


 


 [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [1] [+]  


 

 
 E ----------------------------------
 B ----------------------------------
 G --8======-7======-5---7---8======-
 D --8======-7======-5---7---8======-
 A --6======-5======-3---5---6======-
 D ----------------------------------

 


 Al - ways In


 


 [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 


 

 
 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X---
 D --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X---
 A --5===----5=======X-------5===5===X---5===5===X---5====---X---X---

 


 D --0=======0=======0=======0===0===0===0===0===0===0=======0===0===


 Time...


 


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ----------------------------------4---6---4---------------4===----
 G --5===----5=======X---X---5---7---------------7---5---7-----------
 D --5===----5=======X---X-------------------------------------------
 A --3===----3=======X---X-------------------------------------------

 


 D --0=======0=======0===0==========================================-


 See.... how this love stays di-


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X---
 D --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X---
 A --5===----5=======X-------5===5===X---5===5===X---5====---X---X---

 


 D --0=======0=======0=======0===0===0===0===0===0===0=======0===0===


 -vine...


 


 [Repeat last four bars] 


 


 [Second verse as above but witb lyrics as below] 


 

 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 There's a small bit before the chorus that I can't figure out... but


 after that we have:


 


 (And I'm...)


 


 CHORUS:


 ======


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --8===----7=======7---7---7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7--- Play
 D --8===----7=======7---7---7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7--- Four
 A --6===----5=======5---5---5---5-------5---5---5---5---5---5---5--- Times

 


 D --0=======0=======0===0===0===0=======0===0===0===0===0===0===0===


 


 (Wait - ing) When I return to her I find (And I'm)


 (Wait - ing) Flowers of evil in my mind (And I'm)


 (Wait - ing) Dancing with fire on the edge (And I'm)


 (Wait - ing) Remembering all of what she said (And I'm)


 


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----5=======5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--- Play
 D --7===----5=======5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--- Two
 A --5===----3=======3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--- Times
 D --0=======--------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 (Wait - ing) Hoping the rains will wash away (And I'm)


 (Wait - ing) Hoping a guide will show the way (And I'm)


 


 


 [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 


 

 
 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --8===----7=======7---7---7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7--- Play
 D --8===----7=======7---7---7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7--- Two
 A --6===----5=======5---5---5---5-------5---5---5---5---5---5---5--- Times

 


 D --0=======0=======0===0===0===0=======0===0===0===0===0===0===0===


 


 (Wait - ing) Dancing with fire on the edge (And I'm)


 (Wait - ing) Remembering all of what she said....


 


 

 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 Middle Bit [strings tabbed for guitar]:


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G ------------------------------------------------------------------
 D --5---------------7---------------8---------------10--------------
 A --5---------------7---------------8---------------10--------------
 D --5---------------7---------------8---------------10--------------

 


 


 [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 


 

 
 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G ------------------9---------------11--------------13--------------
 D --12--------------9---------------11--------------13--------------
 A --12--------------7---------------9---------------11--------------
 D --12--------------------------------------------------------------

 


 With this fire in the


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --11----------------------------------------------9---------------
 D --11----------------------------------------------9---------------
 A --9-----------------------------------------------7---------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 head......


 


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 E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------------
 G --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X---
 D --7===----7=======X-------7===7===X---7===7===X---7====---X---X---
 A --5===----5=======X-------5===5===X---5===5===X---5====---X---X---

 


 D --0=======0=======0=======0===0===0===0===0===0===0=======0===0===


 


 [go to tbird verse] 


 


 

 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 There are other bits after this, but you should be able to figure it


 out easily enough from the recording... :)


 


 

 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 Lyrics:


 


 you stay


 silent, knowing, always in time


 see how this love stays divine


 see how this love stays divine


 


 you stay


 silent, knowing, always in time


 see how this love stays divine


 see how this love stays divine


 


 sleep here


 hoping, knowing, always in time


 see how this love stays divine


 see how this love stays divine


 


 and i'm waiting when i return to her i find


 and i'm waiting flowers of evil in my mind


 and i'm waiting dancing with fire on the edge


 and i'm waiting remembering all of what she said


 and i'm waiting hoping the rains will wash away


 and i'm waiting hoping a guide will show the way


 and i'm waiting dancing with fire on the edge


 and i'm waiting remembering all of what she said


 


 with this fire in the head...


 


 sleep here


 hoping, knowing, always in time


 see how this love stays divine


 see how this love stays divine


 


 this is the way, step inside...


 


 

 
 ------------------------------

 


 Hope this is of some help :)


 


 [--]Greg O'Beirne


 gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au


 http://www.uwa.edu.au/student/gobeirne/


 


 Fire in the Head by The Tea Party


 As Heard on: The Edges of Twilight


 EMI Canada, 1995


 


 This is the author's interpretation.


 


 I must give credit where it's due. The tuning is directly from the Tea


 Party's Official Web Site, so you know it is authentic and also that


 I didn't figure it out myself! Anyways, I also have to give credit


 to Paul Stipack, although he has never talked to me, his tab for this


 song is the basis for my interpretation.


 


 Tuning (low to high): DADF#AD


 


 ^=hammer on


 /=slide


 <>=harmonics on whatever fret


 


 INTRO


 guitar 1 (acoustic)


 

 
 D----0--------0----------------
 A------5--------5-----3^5-------
 D--------0--------0-------0-----
 F#------------------------------
 A-------------------------------
 D-------------------------------

 


 


 This is the rhythm and it's behind the beginning of the song


 


 Part1


 guitar 2 (acoustic)


 

 
 D-------------------------------0-0------------0-0-------------0-0-----------
 A-----3--3------3--3-----3/4-3--0-0----3/4--3--0-0-----3/4--3--0-0----3---5-5
 F#----0--0------0--0-----0/0-0--0-0----0/0--0--0-0-----0/0--0--0-0----0---0-0
 D-----5--5------5--5-----5/6-5---------5/6--5----------5/6--5--0-0----1---3-3
 A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 You Stay Si-lent Know-ing Al-ways In Time


 


 

 
 D-------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4------4-----1--3-3--
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0------0-----0--0-0-- (X2)
 D----3--3-----3----5---6------5-----3--5-5--
 A-------------------------------------------
 D-------------------------------------------

 


 See How This Love Stays Divine


 


 


 *Stop the rhythm intro and stomp the dirtortion and allow feedback


 *Note: Make about 7 harmonics before hitting the (im just too lazy)


 


 Part 2


 Guitar 2 (electric)


 

 
 D-----------------------------------------X-X--
 A-----3--3---------3--3------------3/3-3--X-X--
 F#----0--0---------0--0------------0/0-0--X-X--
 D-----5--5----X-X--5--5----X-X-----5/6-5-------
 A-------------X-X----------X-X-------------------
 D-------------X-X----------X-X------------------

 


 You Stay Si-lent


 


 

 
 D------------------------------------------------------------
 A---------3/4-3--------3/4-3--------1---3-3------------------
 F#--------0/0-0--------0/0-0--------0---0-0------------------
 D---------5/6-5-X-X----5/6-5-X-X----3---5-5------------------
 A---------------X-X----------X-X--------------------------------------
 D---------------X-X----------X-X--------------------------------------

 


 Know-ing Al-ways In Time


 


 

 
 D----------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4-------3-----1/3-3-----
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0-------0-----0/0-0-----(X2)
 D----3--3-----3----5---6-------5-----3/5-5-----
 A----------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------

 


 See How This Love Stays Divine


 


 


 

 
 D-----------------------------------------X-X--
 A-----3--3---------3--3------------3/3-3--X-X--
 F#----0--0---------0--0------------0/0-0--X-X--
 D-----5--5----X-X--5--5----X-X-----5/6-5-------
 A-------------X-X----------X-X-------------------
 D-------------X-X----------X-X------------------

 


 Sleep Here Ho-ping


 


 

 
 D------------------------------------------------------------
 A---------3/4-3--------3/4-3--------1---3-3------------------
 F#--------0/0-0--------0/0-0--------0---0-0------------------
 D---------5/6-5-X-X----5/6-5-X-X----3---5-5------------------
 A---------------X-X----------X-X--------------------------------------
 D---------------X-X----------X-X--------------------------------------

 


 Know-ing Al-ways In Time


 


 

 
 D----------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4-------3-----1/3-3-----
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0-------0-----0/0-0-----(X2)
 D----3--3-----3----5---6-------5-----3/5-5-----
 A----------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------

 


 See How This Love Stays Divine


 


 


 

 
 D----------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4-------3-----1/3-3-----
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0-------0-----0/0-0-----
 D----3--3-----3----5---6-------5-----3/5-5-----
 A----------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------

 


 This Is The Way Step Inside


 


 


 (electric with phlange)


 

 
 D-------------------2--4--7--11-----------
 A-----5-5^7^5^0-0---0--0--0--0------------
 F#--0---------------3--5--8--12----------- X4
 D--0----------------0--0--0--0------------
 A-----------------------------------------
 0D-----------------------------------------
 D------------------------------------------
 A----4--3---------3--1-------4-3-----------
 F#---0--0-(X4)----0--0-(X2)--0-0-(X2)------
 D----6--5---------5--3-------6-5-----------
 A------------------------------------------
 D------------------------------------------

 


 I'm Waiting


 


 Violin Bridge Part


 *careful not to pick the string(s) inbetween, it sounds bad


 

 
 D---------------------------------
 A---------------3--5--7--8--10/7--
 F#--------------------------------
 D---5---7---8---------------------
 A---------------3--5--7--8--10/7--
 D---5---7---8---------------------
 D-----------------------------------------X-X--
 A-----3--3---------3--3------------3/3-3--X-X--
 F#----0--0---------0--0------------0/0-0--X-X--
 D-----5--5----X-X--5--5----X-X-----5/6-5-------
 A-------------X-X----------X-X-------------------
 D-------------X-X----------X-X------------------

 


 You Stay Si-lent


 


 

 
 D------------------------------------------------------------
 A---------3/4-3--------3/4-3--------1---3-3------------------
 F#--------0/0-0--------0/0-0--------0---0-0------------------
 D---------5/6-5-X-X----5/6-5-X-X----3---5-5------------------
 A---------------X-X----------X-X-----------------------------
 D---------------X-X----------X-X-----------------------------

 


 Know-ing Al-ways In Time


 


 

 
 D----------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4-------3-----1/3-3-----
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0-------0-----0/0-0-----(X2)
 D----3--3-----3----5---6-------5-----3/5-5-----
 A----------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------

 


 See How This Love Stays Divine


 


 


 

 
 D----------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4-------3-----1/3-3-----
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0-------0-----0/0-0-----
 D----3--3-----3----5---6-------5-----3/5-5-----
 A----------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------

 


 This Is The Way Step Inside


 


 guitar 4: (electric with phlange or something)


 

 
 D-------------------2--4--7--11-----------
 A-----5-5^7^5^0-0---0--0--0--0------------
 F#--0---------------3--5--8--12----------- X4
 D--0----------------0--0--0--0------------
 A-----------------------------------------
 0D-----------------------------------------
 D------------------------------------------
 A----4--3---------3--1-------4-3-----------
 F#---0--0-(X4)----0--0-(X2)--0-0-(X2)------
 D----6--5---------5--3-------6-5-----------
 A------------------------------------------
 D------------------------------------------

 


 I'm Waiting


 


 Violin Part Again


 

 
 D---------------------------------
 A---------------3--5--7--8--10/7--
 F#--------------------------------
 D---5---7---8---------------------
 A---------------3--5--7--8--10/7--
 D---5---7---8---------------------
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------
 A---4---1^0--5---4^0--7---5^0--8----7^0--7---5^0--5---4^0--4---1^0--1-
 F#--------------------------------------------------------------------
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------
 D--------------0---2---3---5---7---8---10---12---14---15---14---12---11---12
 A--0---1---4----------------------------------------------------------------
 D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 F#-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 *Overdub 4 sets of 4 open strums during this part (just listen, you'll know when)


 


 


 

 
 D-----------------------------------------X-X--
 A-----3--3---------3--3------------3/3-3--X-X--
 F#----0--0---------0--0------------0/0-0--X-X--
 D-----5--5----X-X--5--5----X-X-----5/6-5-------
 A-------------X-X----------X-X-------------------
 D-------------X-X----------X-X------------------

 


 Sleep Here Ho-ping


 


 

 
 D------------------------------------------------------------
 A---------3/4-3--------3/4-3--------1---3-3------------------
 F#--------0/0-0--------0/0-0--------0---0-0------------------
 D---------5/6-5-X-X----5/6-5-X-X----3---5-5------------------
 A---------------X-X----------X-X--------------------------------------
 D---------------X-X----------X-X--------------------------------------

 


 Know-ing Al-ways In Time


 


 

 
 D----------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4-------3-----1/3-3-----
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0-------0-----0/0-0-----(X2)
 D----3--3-----3----5---6-------5-----3/5-5-----
 A----------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------

 


 See How This Love Stays Divine


 


 

 
 D----------------------------------------------
 A----1--1-----1----3---4-------3-----1/3-3-----
 F#---0--0-----0----0---0-------0-----0/0-0----- (feedback)
 D----3--3-----3----5---6-------5-----3/5-5-----
 A----------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------


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