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Sexx Laws  Beck

Person: Evilyam
song: Sexxlaws
artist: Beck
tab: "Sexx Laws" by Beck, from Midnite Vultures, 1999
send comments to evilyam4@hotmail.com
I tried to note what instruments Beck had on this song. This
transcription is all arranged for guitar. You should be able to arrange
it for whatever instruments you have in your band. Listen to the song
and you'll be able to figure out anything I didn't explain.
/ = slide up from one halfstep below
I'm not sure if these chords are supposed to be major or 7... either
sounds fine
Intro - trombone
[1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] 
[4]  
[B] [G#] [/B] [G#] [/B] [G#] [/A] [F#] 
Riff - trumpet, trombone
1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|
 
 e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 G|-----4-1-----1--|-----4-5--------|-----4-1-----1-2|-------3--------|
 D|----4-------1--4|----4-----------|----4-------1---|----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Verse
(G#) means the band plays G#, the trombone doesn't
[1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] 
[4]  
[B] [(G#)] [/B] [(G#)] [/B] [(G#)] [/A] [(F#)] 
[/B] [(G#)] [/B] [(G#)] [/B] [(G#)] [/A] [(F#)] 
Chorus
[1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] [4] [1] [2] [3] 
[4]  
[E]D [E7]D [G#]A A# [C#]B - back [G]to intro [G]chords[F#] [F] [E]
First chorus - slide guitar
I wantto de- fy the lo-
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|----12--------------------------|12----10----9---7-------9-------|
 B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G/13----------------------------13|----11----9---------------------|
 D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

gic of our sex laws
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|----8-----------9---11----------|----13----------14--16----------|
 B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G/8-------------------------------|13------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

..halfway home I'm a fullgrown man but I'm
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|----10--------------------------|7---5---------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G/11------------------------------|--------7-------7---------------|
 D|--------------------------------|----------9-7-----------9-------|

Not a- fraid to cry
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|----9---------------10----------|11------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G/9--------------/10------10------|11------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Second and Third chorus - wah-wah guitar
*** quick phaser effect
~~~ slower wah wah
1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|
 
 e|12**|----|----|9~~~|10~~|----|14**|----|10~~|----|----|----|
 B|12**|----|9~~~|----|----|----|14**|----|10~~|----|----|----|
 G|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|2~3~|4~--|

Second chorus - banjo
let the hand cuffs slipoff yourwrists I'll
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|--------?-?-?---?-?-?---?-?-?---|7-------7-5-3-------3-----------|
 B|--------------------------------|----------------------------3---|

let you be my cha per one at the
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|--------------------------------|4-0-----?---?-?-----------------|
 B|--------------------------------|----0---------------------------|

halfway home I'm a fullgrown man but I'm
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|----------------------------?-?-|?-?-?---?---?-?---1-?---?---?-?-|
 B|--------------------------------|----------------3---------------|

Not a- fraid to cry
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Interlude - banjo
well, I tried...
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-------4-----4---4-----2-------|
 B|0---------------0---2-4-----0---|--------------------------------|
 G|------------1-------------------|1-------------------------------|

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|2-2-2-2-2-2-4---7---4---2-------|--------4-----4-----4---2-------|
 B|0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G|--------------------------------|1-------------------------------|

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|2-------------------------------|--------4-----2-----4-----2-----|
 B|--4-2-0-2-------0---------------|--------------------------------|
 G|------------1-------------------|--------------------------------|

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
 
 e|--------5---5-5---------------2-|----2---2-----------------------|
 B|------------------5-------------|--------------------------------|
 G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Interlude - pedal steel guitar
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
 
 e|------------------------|------------------------|
 B|------------------------|------------------------|

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
 
 e/11---/11-------9-----8--|---------------8--------|
 B|------------------12----|---11-9--------------11-|

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
 
 e/11---/11-------9-----8--|---------------8--------|
 B|------------------12----|---11-9--------------11-|

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
 
 e|------------------------|------------------------|
 B/10----------------------|7-----------------------|

Third chorus - banjo
???
Third chorus - pedal steel guitar
???
Outro - banjo
???
Outro - slide guitar
???
Lyrics
Can't you hear those cavalry drums
Hijacking your equilibrium
Midnight hags in the mausoleum
Where the pixilated doctors moan
Carnivores in the Kowloon night
Breathing freon by the candlelight
Coquette bitch slap you're so polite
Till you thank them for the tea and sympathy
(chorus)
I want to defy the logic of all sex laws
Let the handcuffs slip off your wrists
I'll let you be my chaperone at the halfway home
I'm a full grown man but I'm not afraid to cry
Neptune's lips taste like fermented wine
Perfumed blokes on the Ginza line
Running buck wild like a concubine
Whose mother never held her hand
Brief encounters in Mercedes Benz
Wearing hepatitis contact lens
Bed and breakfast getaway weekends
With Sports Illustrated moms
repeat chorus
interlude
repeat chorus
outro

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