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Silence  The Tea Party

SILENCE - BY THE TEA PARTY
From the album The Edges of Twilight on EMI records
Transcribed by Mark Wiebe
Tuned from low to high D G D G B D
This song has some other weird instruments in it but
this is how I play the guitar part (he probably uses
a twelve string on the album.) This transcription is
probably not to accurate and you'll have to listen to
the song for the timing but I think it should give you
the basic idea.
Fig.1
 
 |-----------------|
 |-8-6--8-6--8-6-8-|
 |-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
 |-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
 |-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
 |-----------------|

Fig.2
 
 |-----------------------------------------------|
 |-0-1/4--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3/6-4-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
 |-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-----------------------------------------------|

Fig.3
 
 |-----------------------------------------------|
 |-0-1/4--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---0-1-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
 |-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-----------------------------------------------|

Fig.4
 
 |-3/5-3--3-3-3-3-3--------|
 |-0---0--0-0-0-0-0--------|
 |-0---0--0-0-0-0-0--------|
 |-3/5-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3/5-|
 |-0---0--0-0-0-0-0--------|
 |-------------------3-3/5-|

Fig.5
 
 |-3/5-2--2-2-2-2-2--------|
 |-0---0--0-0-0-0-0--------|
 |-0---0--0-0-0-0-0--------|
 |-3/5-2--2-2-2-2-2--3-3/6-|
 |-0---0--0-0-0-0-0--------|
 |-------------------3-3/6-|

Fig.6
 
 |---------------------|
 |-5h6-6-6--3-3-3-3--0-|
 |-0---0-0--0-0-0-0--0-|
 |-0---0-0--0-0-0-0--0-|
 |-------------------0-|
 |---------------------|

Fig.7
 
 |-9-9-9-9-10-9-7-5-3-7-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-|
 |-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-9-9-9-9-10-9-7-5-3-7-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-|
 |-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-------------------------------------|

Fig.8
 
 |-9-9-9-9-10-9-7-5-3-7-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 |-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-9-9-9-9-10-9-7-5-3-7-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 |-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |-------------------------------------|

Fig.9
 
 |-0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2--3--3-3-|
 |-0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-|
 |-0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-|
 |-0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2--3--3-3-|
 |-0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-|
 |--------------------------------|

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How it goes together
 
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Fig.1 x 4
Fig.2 Silent spirit walks before me
Fig.3 With her beauty and with her eyes
Fig.2 Heaven help me I feel I'm fading
Fig.3 I should be rest here for a while
Fig.1 x 4
Fig.2 In the dream time I'm awakened
Fig.3 As my senses seize the night
Fig.2 Heaven help me I'm forsaken
Fig.3 I should rest here for a while
Fig.4 Fig.5 Fig.4 Fig.6
Fig.7 And lie in the bed you've made ophelia
Fig.8 Dry are the lips that lost their taste of love
Fig.7 Drown in the waters that would give you life
Fig.8 Cry as this lamentation thrusts its knife
Fig.9 x 8 In silence... silence... silence
Fig.1 x 4
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Send comments, criticism to
rwiebe@mindlink.bc.ca
From: lmsmith@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca (Larry M. Smith)
Date: 16 Jul 1995 17:21:58 GMT
Subject: TAB: Silence by the Tea Party
Here's something I've been working at for a little while now.
Song: SILENCE
Artist: THE TEA PARTY
Tabbed by: KRIST SMITH
 
 -----------------------

This song uses another cool tuning (I think it's something like open Gsus2/D
or something):
e tuned down to d
B tuned down to A
G left the same
D left the same
A tuned down to G
E tuned down to D
There are a lot of instruments in on this, so I'm VERY likely wrong. This
is just MY interpretation. The timing is probably wrong (I'm not that good).
It's just four dashes (-) for every quarter note. This is just a guess, but
I think it's in 4/4 timing (please correct me).
INTRO:
(4 times)
[Bb] [G] [Bb] [G] [F] [G]  
 
 d|-------------------|
 A|-------------------|
 G|o-3-0-0-3-0-0---0-o|
 D|o-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-o|
 A|--3-0-0-3-0-0-5-0--|
 E|--------------3----|

VERSE:
(S[(G)]trum these)
 
 d|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
 A|---2---3---6---5--|--8---6---5---3--|--2---3---6---5--|--2---3---0-------|
 G|o--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0------o|
 D|o--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0------o|
 A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
 E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

Si-lent spirit watch me for me with her beauty and with her eyes
Heaven help me I feel I'm fading I should rest here for a while
(INTRO riff again)
VERSE riff over
In the springtime I'm awakened as my spirits sieze the night
Heaven help me I'm foresaken I should rest here for a while
BRIDGE:
(For the beginning, just improvise by playing assorted notes on the B (A)
string and the two lower ones open (like the verse), but remember to keep
them in scale-just fool around with it).
(4 times)
[(G)]  
 
 d|---9---9---9---9-10--|-9----------------------|
 A|--10--10--10--10-10--|10-12-10--8---12---10---|
 G|o--0---0---0---0--0--|-0--0--0--0----0----0--o|
 A|o-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)(0)-|(0)(0)(0)(0)--(0)--(0)-o|
 D|---------------------|------------------------|
 E|---------------------|------------------------|

(I don't know the lyrics. Anyone?)
(8 times)
 
 d|------------------|
 A|--5-----7-----8---|
 G|o-0-----0-----0--o|
 A|o-0-----0-----0--o|
 D|------------------|
 E|------------------|

In [-]si - lence
In si - lence
si - lence
INTRO riff
VERSE 1 again
INTRO riff twice over
In sile[-]nce
In silence
silence!
 
 -------

Well, that's my interpretation.
Corrections/lyrics are requested. Anyone want to take the time to type
out the lyrics of the rest of the songs from the CD liner? (I don't have it)
From: sc.kramer@technet.iaf.nl
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 95 10:14:26
Subject: lyr:silence.tab (Tea Party)
SILENCE by THE TEA PARTY
Here are the lyrics (please append to SILENCE.TAB by Krist Smith) :
Silent spirit walks before me
With her beauty and with her eyes
Heaven help me
I feel I'm fading
I should be rest here
For a while
In the dreamtime I'm awakened
As my senses seize the night
Heaven help me
I'm forsaken
I should rest here
For a while
And lie in the bed you've made ophelia
Dry are the lips that lost their taste of love
Drown in the waters that would give you life
Cry as this lamentation thrusts its knife
In silence
In silence
SILENCE

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