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Always Never  Porcupine Tree

From their album "Up the Downstair"
-Chords appearing over tablature are the chord changes the (bass/keyboard) is playing.
-This tab is for the first guitar, except the lead riff, and the section at the end where
I tell you what the 2nd guitar is doing (duh).
Chords:
- As it's the way Steven plays them, the F and C chords are to be played as barre
chords. You can however, play the open-style versions of the chords if you
prefer and it'll sound just fine.
A- x02220
D- xx0232
[F-]C- [133211]x35553
Verse 1:
[A] I[D] feel no pain
[A] Cause I'm an i[F]sland
[A] I[D] will remain
[A] In the deafness of your s[F]ilence
Chorus:
[A] [D] I love you s[F]ometimes
[C] Always never
[A] [D] He said you'[F]re here
[C] Here with me [A]now
Verse 2:
[A] I[D] feel no gain
[A] When you're aro[F]und me
[A] I'll[D] try again
[A] In the darkness you ast[F]ound me
Chorus:
[A] [D] I love you s[F]ometimes
[C] Always never
[A] [D] He said you'[F]re here
[C] Here with me
2nd Guitar Lead Riff:
[A]Q E [D]Q. E E [F]Q. [C]Q. E. S [A]Q. [D]Q. Q [F]Q. [C]Q. E E
 
 e|-9--12------------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
 B|-------10---10-12-|-12b-------------|------------|---------10-12-|
 G|------------------|------12---9-----|----------9-|-10--12--------|
 D|------------------|--------------12-|-11---12----|---------------|
 A|------------------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
 E|------------------|-----------------|------------|---------------|

now
[A]Q E [D]Q. E E [F]Q. [C]Q. E E [A]W [D] [F]W[C]
 
 e|-9--12------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
 B|-------10---10-12-|-12b------------|-10----------|-L-------------|
 G|------------------|------12---9-12-|-------------|---------------|
 D|------------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
 A|------------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
 E|------------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|

Unison Riff:
[A]E. S S S S E E S E E [D]E. S S S S E E S E E
 
 E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 G|--------------------5----|----------7-5--4--4------|
 D|------------5--7--5----7-|--------7-----------5----| REPEAT x3
 A|------5-6-7--------------|------5----------------7-|
 E|-5--5--------------------|-5--5--------------------|

[A]E. S S S S E E S E E [D]E. S S S S [D#]S S S [E]S S S [F]S S S
 
 E|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G|--------------------5----|----------7-----8-----9------10-|
 D|------------5--7--5----7-|--------7-----8-----9-----10----|
 A|------5-6-7--------------|------5-----6-----7-----8-------|
 E|-5--5--------------------|-5--5---------------------------|

[A]E. S S S S E E S E E [D]E. S S S S E E S E E
 
 E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 G|--------------------5----|----------7-5--4--4------|
 D|------------5--7--5----7-|--------7-----------5----| REPEAT x3
 A|------5-6-7--------------|------5----------------7-|
 E|-5--5--------------------|-5--5--------------------|

[A]E. S S S S E E S E E [D]E. S S S S S
 
 E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 G|--------------------5----|----------7-5------------|
 D|------------5--7--5----7-|--------7----------------|
 A|------5-6-7--------------|------5------------------|
 E|-5--5--------------------|-5--5--------------------|

Chorus:
[A] [D] I love you s[F]ometimes
[C] Always never
A D F Repeat 2x (No lyrics first time)
He said you're here
[C] Here with me [A]now
Bridge:
[A]Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H
 
 e|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|
 B|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|
 G|------2-L-------|------4-L-------|------5-L-------|------4-L-------| REPEAT 7x
 D|------2-L-------|------4-L-------|------5-L-------|------4-L-------|(5th time vocal come in)
 A|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|(6th time drums come in)
 E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 Let ring-----------------------------------------------------------

It's growing cold
I'm growing old
Is this the only way to see the fire?
It's raining...
Guitar Solo:
*Gradually speeding up*
[A]Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H
 
 e|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|
 B|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|------0-L-------|
 G|------2-L-------|------4-L-------|------5-L-------|------4-L-------|
 D|------2-L-------|------4-L-------|------5-L-------|------4-L-------|
 A|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Repeat until the end of the song, when the 2nd guitar plays this riff:
[A]  
 
 e|----------------------------------------------|
 B|----------------------------------------------|
 G|-16---16s17--14---14s16-----------------------|
 D|-------------------------14-------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------|

Hold the last note, and you're done!
2ND GUITAR:
The second guitar in this song is a bit weird. It's a background part, but
at the same time, it's the lead guitar part as well.
-During the verses and 1st chorus the lead guitar improvs quietly in 16th notes
generally around these notes:
 
 e|-----------10-12-15--|
 B|--10-12-13-----------|
 G|---------------------|
 D|---------------------|
 A|---------------------|
 E|---------------------|

-Listen to the song for examples of this.
For the 3rd chorus, the the second guitar takes a mini solo the first repeat, then
on the second repeat (when the lyrics kick in) it plays the the last two bars of the
"2nd Guitar Lead Riff" (Up above).
For beginner soloists, a foolproof scale to use for soloing in this song is:
M P M P I P I R P M P M P
 
 e|----------------------------------15-17-|
 B|----------------------------15-17-------|
 G|-------------------14-16-17-------------|
 D|-------------14-17----------------------|
 A|-------15-17----------------------------|
 E|-15-17----------------------------------|

This scale has no wrong notes in it.
For more advanced soloists, just do yo thang.
Duration Legend
 
 --------------- 

W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
. - note dotted
Tablature Legend
 
 ---------------- 

L - tied note
g - grace note
b - bend
s - slide
This concludes this tab. Have fun!

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