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Song: Fri/End
Artist: Thurston Moore
Album: Trees Outside the Academy
Tabbed by: Rory Lidstone
(Thanks to Chris for lyrics help!)
This is like my third(?) tab. It sounds right to me.
Corrections welcome!
If anyone would like to tackle Honest James off of this album,
that'd be great.
Dropped D tuning.
Starts with some feedback that I didn't tab. Sorry!
Intro/verse part 1 (Repeat as necessary until part 2.)
 
 e|---5---5--5-5--7---2-2-2-2p0----------3-----------------|
 B|---X---X--X-X--X---3-3-3-----3------3---3--2--2---2-----|
 G|---7---7--7-7--7---2-2-2----------0--------2--2-2---2---|
 D|---0---0--0-0--0---0-0-0--------0----------2--2---------|
 A|--------------------------------X----------0--0---------|
 D|--------------------------------5-----------------------|

Verse part 2 (Repeat as necessary until the chorus.)
(I guess you could really call this the Pre-Chorus)
 
 e|---5---5--5-5--7--10--10-10-10-7---3--3-3-3--5--3--0--3-|
 B|---X---X--X-X--X--X---X--X--X--X---3--3-3-3--3--3--3--3-|
 G|---7---7--7-7--7--7---7--7--7--7---0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0-|
 D|---0---0--0-0--0--0---0--0--0--0---0--------------------|
 A|-----------------------------------X--------------------|
 D|-----------------------------------5--------------------|

Chorus
(Not an exact strumming pattern, but you get the idea.)
 
 e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0------3-3-3-3--3--3--3--3---------|
 B|---2--2--2--2--2--2--2------3-0-3-0--0--3--0--3---------|
 G|---2--2--2--2--2--2--2----0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0---------|
 D|---2--2--2--2--2--2--2----0-----------------------------|
 A|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0----X-----------------------------|
 D|--------------------------5-----------------------------|

Violin
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--10-10-12-10--10-12-10--0------2------3------5---------|
 G|--------------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge
First this x2
Gtr 1
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---3--3--3-3-3--3--3--3--3------0-0-0--3--5--3--0--3----|
 G|---2--2--2-2-2--2--2--2--2---0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0----|
 D|---0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0---0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0----|
 A|---0------------0--0--0--0---X--------------------------|
 D|---0------------0--0--0--0---5--------------------------|

Gtr 2
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---7--7--7-7-7--7--7--7--7-\-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0----|
 D|---0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------|

Violin
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-----------7--9--2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~7-9-7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------|

Then this x2
(unfortunately, I couldn't decipher the squealie bit)
Gtr 1
 
 e|--------10---10-12-12--12-10--3--3-3--5-3-5-3-3-3-3-3---|
 B|--------X----X--X--X---X--X---3--3-3--3-3-3-3-5-3-0-3---|
 G|------7-7--7-7--7--7---7--7---0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
 D|---0--0-0--0-0--0--0---0--0---0-------------------------|
 A|---0--------------------------X-------------------------|
 D|---0--------------------------5-------------------------|

Then do the whole bridge over again.
Then the 2nd part of the verse a couple times, then the intro twice.
Back again into the verse, chorus, end.
Basic chords version:
(Please excuse the lyrics after the first chorus.
They're unintelligible at times.)
Verse 1
You s[D]tep on the purple vale
E[G]mit shards of a [A]screaming halo.
You s[D]trap on your rainbow sail.
Ra[G]inbow resin, a [A]sticky cyclone
O[D]h, how i love the smell of your charred r[G]emains
Nothing better
Th[D]an to meet your sweetheart in severed c[G]hains
It's love forever.
Chorus
Ye[A]ah, I'll always be your fr[G]iend.
Oh ye[A]ah, at least just till the e[G]nd.
Verse 2
[D]Our burner switches hit
In[G]stant meltdown, fr[A]ee-fry the ghost town.
[D]Fresh battery head trip.
L[G]ove it to death, how, [A]go child strum sound.
N[D]ever leave you alone, harsh and heavy d[G]rone.
To cook a sizzle soft beat.
[D]Pre-historic love, electric catac[G]omb.
I see your look goes to me.
Chorus
Bridge
Verse 3
[D]Pardon me, purple vale.
The ti[G]cket of the gi[A]rl who loves you.
[D]She rides the high rail
De[G]votional dogma cr[A]ackles above you
[D]And all the startled tones chilling ton[G]ight
Sweet circular motions
[D]Amplify a moon dot(?) in her s[G]ight
And love smiles through me.
Chorus. End on G.
Yay! Enjoy!

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