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Machinehead  Bush

MACHINEHEAD
by BUSH
from SIXTEEN STONE
intro
 
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -6-6----8-8-8----9-9----11-11---------------------------------------------
 -6-6----8-8-8----9-9----11-11---------------------------------------------
 -4-4----6-6-6----7-7-----9-9 ---------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --6-6----x-x-x-----6-6-6----x-x-x----6-6-x-x-x----6-6-6----------------------------------------
 --6-6----x-x-x-----6-6-6----x-x-x----6-6-x-x-x----6-6-6----7-7-x-x-x---7-7-7--x-x-x--7-7--x-x-x
 --4-4----x-x-x-----4-4-4----x-x-x----4-4-x-x-x----4-4-4----7-7-x-x-x---7-7-7--x-x-x--7-7--x-x-x
 -----------------------------------------------------------5-5-x-x-x---5-5-5--x-x-x--5-5--x-x-x 

Chours
 
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --9-9----------------------------------------------------------------------
 --9-9---9-9-9---11-11---7-7-7---------------------------------------------
 --7-7---9-9-9---11-11---7-7-7---------------------------------------------
 --------7-7-7----9-9----5-5-5--------------------------------------------- 

======================
======================
Intro and "Fill 1"
 
 ||----------------------------||
 ||----------------------------||
 ||----------------------------||
 ||-11-11-13-13-13/14-14/16-16-||
 ||----------------------------||
 ||-9--9--11-11-11/12-12/14-14-||

Fill 2
 
 ||----------------------------|----------------------------|
 ||----------------------------|----------------------------|
 ||----------------------------|----------------------------|
 ||-11-11-13-13-13/14-14/16-16-|-11-11-13-13-13/14-14/16-16-|
 ||----------------------------|----------------------------|
 ||-9--9--11-11-11/12-12/14-14-|-9--9--11-11-11/12-12/14-14-|
 ------------------------------------------------------------||
 14-14-14-14\12-12-12-12/14-14-14-14\12-12-12-12/14-14-14-14\||
 13-13-13-13\11-11-11-11/13-13-13-13\11-11-11-11/13-13-13-13\||
 ------------------------------------------------------------||
 ------------------------------------------------------------||
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While you keep doing Fill 1 another guitar needs to start doing this:
*-(drums in)
 
 ||------|------|------|-----|--
 ||------|------|------|-----|--
 ||------|--6---|-10---|-6---|--
 ||-11---|--7---|-11---|-7---|--
 ||-11---|--7---|-11---|-7---|--
 ||-9----|--5---|-9----|-5---|--

*-(stop Fill 1)
 
 --------------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------------|
 10-10-------10---10-10---------10-10-------10---10-10---------|
 11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11-x-x-x-x-11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11-x-x-x-x-|
 11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11-x-x-x-x-11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11-x-x-x-x-|
 9--9--x-x-x-9----9--9--x-x-x-x-9--9--x-x-x-9----9--9--x-x-x-x-|
 ----------------------------------------------------|
 ----------------------------------------------------|
 6-6-------6---6-6---------6-6-------6---6-6---------|
 7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-|
 7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-|
 5-5-x-x-x-5---5-5-x-x-x-x-5-5-x-x-x-5---5-5-x-x-x-x-|

*-(begin Fill 2 on second guitar)
 
 --------------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------------|
 10-10-------10---10-10---------10-10-------10---10-10---------|
 11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11-x-x-x-x-11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11---------|
 11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11-x-x-x-x-11-11-x-x-x-11---11-11---------|
 9--9--x-x-x-9----9--9--x-x-x-x-9--9--x-x-x-9----9--9--x-x-x-x-|
 ----------------------------------------------------|
 ----------------------------------------------------|
 6-6-------6---6-6---------6-6-------6---6-6---------|
 7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-|
 7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x-7---7-7-x-x-x-x-|
 5-5-x-x-x-5---5-5-x-x-x-x-5-5-x-x-x-5---5-5-x-x-x-x-|

Then the vocals start with the "Breathe in, breathe out" stuff and you start
that main riff over again. Then the lead bit over the first chorus ("Got a
machinehead, it's better than the rest" etc.) is like so:
 
 |-----------------|
 |-4h5-5-5-4h5-5-5-| repeat and crescendo until "I walk from my machine..." etc.
 |-----------------|
 |-----------------|
 |-----------------|
 |-----------------|

I think that's it as far as tab goes.
The main chord progressions for the verses and choruses are as follows:
Verse: C# and A
Pre-chorus: ("I walk from my machine..." etc.) F# and A
Chorus: ("Got a machinehead, it's better than the rest..") E B C# A
I think that's it. If I've missed something and you can't figure it out from
what I have here, let me know (by email) and I'll get back to ya'.
Questions/comments/CONSTRUCTIVE criticism welcome (by email).
Flames intelligently rebuked (if I feel like it).
Good Luck!
Paul D. (pdmytrewycz@music.transy.edu)
Machinehead
From BUSH's sixteen stone (c) 1994
Tabbed out by: Bas van Pelt (9250128@bn.fnt.hvu.nl)
Okay this is a fairly simple song (like most songs of this album)
but it sound really good
I tabbed out this song about three months or so but never posted it
(I'm lazy) but when i got the version that was on the net i saw that
mine was much better :) so i decided to post it! (it's completer)
[A5]x [C#5] x
x x
x x
[7] [11]  
[7] [11]  
[5] [9]  
Intro (just guitar no drums or base)
RIFF 1
(guitar 1) repeat a couple of times variation 1
 
 e: ------------------------------|--7/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-9---4~~~~~------
 B: -2--2--4--4--4-5--5--5/7-7\---|-------------------------------------
 G: ------------------------------|--^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^---------------
 D: ------------------------------|--play the above part ---------------
 A: ------------------------------|--three times before.........^-------
 E: ------------------------------|-------------------------------------

: variation (listen for it)
:
: (guitar 2) repeat 2 or three times
:
 
 e: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 G: --------------------------------------------------------------------
 D: ------------------------(11)------11\7---(7)------------------------
 A: ------------------------(11)------11\7---(7)------------------------
 E: ------------------------(9)-------9-\5---(5)------------------------

ahjajahahja hajhajhahaahj (i think) :)
after you did that you just strum those same cords a couple of times
it goes something like this (guitar 2)
figure 1
 
 e: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 G: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 D: --11--11--x-x-x--11--11--x-x-x-x--11--11--x-x-x--11--11--x-x-x-x---
 A: --11--11--x-x-x--11--11--x-x-x-x--11--11--x-x-x--11--11--x-x-x-x---
 E: --9---9---x-x-x--9---9---x-x-x-x--9---9---x-x-x--9---9---x-x-x-x---
 e: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 G: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 D: --7---7---x-x-x--7---7---x-x-x-x--7---7---x-x-x--7---7---x-x-x-x---
 A: --7---7---x-x-x--7---7---x-x-x-x--7---7---x-x-x--7---7---x-x-x-x---
 E: --5---5---x-x-x--5---5---x-x-x-x--5---5---x-x-x--5---5---x-x-x-x---

these rakes may be a little of so you'll have to listen
to the record for the exact timing (it's easy though)
okay you play this part 2 times
the second time this riff gets played VARIATON 1(guitar 1) is played over it
Figure 2
 
 e: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 G: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 D: -------------------------------11\(7)------------------------------
 A: -------------------------------11\(7)------------------------------
 E: -------------------------------9-\(5)------------------------------

Breath in breath out (2x) .. Breath in
Figure 3
 
 e: -------------------------------------------------------------
 B: -------------------------------------------------------------
 G: -------------------------------------------------------------
 D: --x-x--11----------------------x-x-x-x-(7)-------------------
 A: --x-x--11----------------------x-x-x-x-(7)-------------------
 E: --x-x--9-----------------------x-x-x-x-(5)-------------------

Breath in breath out (2x) .. Breath in.......tied to a wheel
Okay from here it's just the C#5 A5 cord (Figure 1) for the verse
here's the lyrics
-tied to a wheel fingers got to feel
-feeling to a tolocate smile
-i spin on a whim i slide to the right
-i felt you like electric light
-for our love
(riff 1 starts here and get's played three times)
-for our fear
-for our rise against the years and years and years
Okay some change here
(guitar stops)
-Got a machinehead better than the rest }
-green to red.... machinehead } this part gets played twice } the second time with this
} the second time with this
} guitar
 
 e: ----------------| |-----------|
 B: --2h4-5-5-------| this gets played |-5^fb~~~~r-|
 G: ----------------| approx 7 times |-----------|
 D: ----------------| then |-----------|
 A: ----------------| |-----------|
 E: ----------------| |-----------|

-got a machinehead it's better than the rest
-green to red
then something like this follows (listen to the record for exect timing)
figure 4
 
 e: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 G: -------------------------------------------------------------------
 D: ---4--4--444-444---(7)-x-x-x--------------------------------------
 A: ---4--4--444-444---(7)-x-x-x--------------------------------------
 E: ---2--2--222-222---(5)-x-x-x--------------------------------------

and i walk my machine
i walk my machine
Figure 1 + riff 1 twice + Variation once
Figure 2
Figure 1 with the following lyrics
-deaf dumb and thirty
-starting to deserve this
-leaning on my conscience wall
-blood is like wine
-i'm conscience all the time
-if i had it all again
-i'd change it all
then the next part (2x)
figure 5
 
 e: -------------------------------------------------------------
 B: -------------------------------------------------------------
 G: --9-9-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------
 D: --9-9-x-x-x-9-9-x-x-x-11-11-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x------------------
 A: --7-7-x-x-x-9-9-x-x-x-11-11-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x------------------
 E: ------------7-7-x-x-x-9--9--x-x-x-5-5-x-x-x------------------

-got a machine head it's better
-than the rest meachine head
-green to red machine head
Figure 4
- Mumbling riff 1 twice + Variation once
Figure 1 (inc text)
Figure 4 (inc text)
the the last part
 
 e: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A: -4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--/--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--\-slide back to 4-and repeat as many--
 E: -2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--/--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--\-slide back to 2-times as you like---

but for the last
time you play it
play -2 instead of
-0
instead of
[-4] 
[-2] 
after that he strums something in the E chord and thats it!

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