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Royal Correspondent  Manic Street Preachers

Band: Manic Street Preachers
Album: Know Your Enemy
Song: Royal Correspondent
Year: 2001
Versions: 3
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ROYAL CORRESPONDENT
Transcribed by Fung Mak fung.mak@strath.ac.uk
Chords Used:
G#m: 466444
B: 799877
Bsus4: 799977
E: X79997
Emaj7: X79897
Eb: X68886
Ebsus4: X68896
C#m: X46654
A: X02220
Electric Guitar
E5: 22XXXX
E5(1): XX799X
Eb5(1): XX688X
Eb5: 11XXXX
D5(1): X5XXXX
D5: 1XXXXX (i know this is not a chord but i can't write out single notes in ASCII as chords)
Electric drop D tuning
Acoustic normal tuning
[INTRO] 
(slash)
 
 e||-------7------7--------------7-----|
 B||----9----9------9----------9---9---|
 G||---8-------8------8---6h8--------8-|
 D||--9-----------------8--------------|
 A||-7------------------6--------------|
 E||-----------------------------------|
 e||-------------------------------------|
 B||---10-------10--------9------9-------|
 G||------9--------9--------9------9-----|
 D||-----------------9---------------9---|
 A||-7-------7---------7-------7-------7-|
 E||-------------------------------------|
 e||----------------------------------------|
 B||----------------------------------------|
 G||----------------------------------------|
 D||----------------------------------------|
 A||----------------------------------------|
 D||-6--6-6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-------6-|

[VERSE 1] 
[G#m]You've been this way since sc[B]hool[Bsus4] [B]
 
 G||-5-h7--5-h7-
 Emaj7 C#m D||-5-h7--5-h7-

Dysfunctional, translucent
[G#m]Royalty on your wa[B]ll[Bsus4] [B]
[Emaj7]So desperately munda[Eb]ne
[PRE-CBORUS] 
[B5]They're in[E5]bred baby just like [B5]you
But you'd [E5]love the c[B5]hance to eat their f[A5]ood
Even though it has been che[Ebsus4]wed[Eb]
 
 e||-----------11-|---------11-|
 B||---------11---|-------11---|
 G||------13------|-----12-----|
 D||---13---------|---13-------|
 A||-13-----------|-13---------|
 D||--------------|------------|

[CBORUS] (electric at top, acoustic at bottom, together with intro)
[E5]  
[E]Royal correspondent
[Eb5] [D5] [Eb5]  
Sad and lo[Eb]nely
[E5]  
[E]Royal correspondent
[Eb5] [D5] [Eb5]  
Kills her [Eb]daily
 
 e||------------------------------------|
 B||------------------------------------|
 G||------------------------------------|
 D||------------------------------------|
 A||------------------------------------|
 D||-6--6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-1-0-1-|
 e||-----------------------------------------|
 B||-----------------------------------------|
 G||-----------------------------------------|
 D||-----------------------------------------|
 A||-----------------------------------------|
 D||-6--6-8-9-8-6-4-1-8-6-8-6-8-6-5--------6-|

[VERSE 2] (same as verse 1)
Dream of the Daily Mail
It is the Holy Grail
And then the BBC
Your life would be complete
[PRE-CBORUS] (same as first pre-chorus)
Build a fountain, wash away the poor
Just as long as your motives are pure
Hold on tight or you just might lose her
REPEAT CHORUS
[MIDDLE] 
 
 e||--------------------------------------------|
 B||--------------------------------------------|
 G||-----------------------11-------------------|
 D||-9-9-9/11/13-11-9--9-9----9--9-9-11-13-11-9-|
 A||--------------------------------------------|
 D||-9-9-9/11/13-11-9--9-9----9--9-9-11-13-11-9-|
 e||---------------------------------------------------|
 B||---------------------------------------------------|
 G||---------------9-8-6--6-6-6------------------------|
 D||-9-9-9\7-7-7-7--------------5-5-5-5-4--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
 A||---------------7-6-4--4-4-4------------------------|
 E||-9-9-9\7-7-7-7--------------5-5-5-5-4--1-1-1-1-1-1-|

[CBORUS] 
Riff 1
 
 e||--------------|
 B||--------------|
 G||-8--8-8-8\6-4-|
 D||--------------|
 A||-6--6-6-6\4-2-|
 D||--------------|

[E5(1)]  
[E]Royal correspondent
Eb5(1) D5(1) Eb5(1) Riff 1
Smarter than the[Eb] rest
[E5]  
[E]Royal correspondent
Eb5 D5 Eb5 Riff 1
Smarter th[Eb]an the rest
[E5(1)]  
[E]Royal correspondent
Eb5(1) D5(1) Eb5(1) Riff 1
Smarter than the[Eb] rest
[E5]  
[E]Royal correspondent
[Eb5] [D5] [Eb5]  
Smarter th[Eb]an the rest
Smarter than the rest
 
 e||----------------------------------------|
 B||----------------------------------------|
 G||----------------------------------------|
 D||----------------------------------------|
 A||----------------------------------------|
 D||-6--6-6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-------6-|
 e||----------------------------------------|
 B||----------------------------------------|
 G||----------------------------------------|
 D||----------------------------------------|
 A||----------------------------------------|
 D||-6--6-6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-------6-|

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ROYAL CORRESPONDANT
(Bradfield/Moore/Wire)
Transcribed by Daniel Bamsey (drbams@yahoo.com)
Tune down 1/2 step (D# G# C# F# A# D#)
NB: Use distortion with flanger for lead parts
Chords:
Emaj7 D#sus4 E G#m B Bsus4 Emaj7(*)
 
 -8---------------0---0-------------0----|
 -10----10-0----9-0---1---5--6------1----|
 -9-----9--2----9-1---2---5--5------2----|
 -10----9--2----9-2---2---5--5------3----|
 -8-----7--2----7-2---0---3--3------3----|
 ----------0------0-----------------1----|

(use thumb)
[C#m] [B5] [E5] [A5]  
 
 --------------------|
 -6------------------|
 -7----5---------3---|
 -7----5----3----3---|
 -5----3----3----1---|
 -----------1--------|

Intro: RIFF A RIFF B
RIFF A
[Emaj7]rake---
 
 -------8---8------8-------------------8--------|
 -----10------10-----10-------------10---10-----|
 ----9-----------9------9------7ho9----------9--|
 --10-------------------------------------------|
 -8--------------------------------------------8|
 --------------------------1--------------------|

[D#sus4] [D#]  
 
 --------------------------------------|
 ---10------10-------9------9----------|
 ------9-------9-------9------9--------|
 ----------------9--------------9------|
 -7------7---------------7---------7---|
 ------------------------------------0-|

RIFF B
[Emaj7] [D#sus4] [D#]  
 
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 -5---5-7-8--7-5-3--0-|---7--5/7-5-4----|

Verse: G#m B Bsus4 B
Emaj7(*) C#m (with RIFF C)
[G#m] [B] [Bsus4] [B] 
Emaj7(*) D#
RIFF C
[C#m]  
 
 --------------------|
 --------------------|
 ------5/7----x-5/7--|
 ------5/7----x-5/7--|
 --------------------|
 --------------------|

Pre-Chorus: B5 E5 B5 E5 A5
D#sus4 D# (with Riff D)
RIFF D
[D#sus4] [D#]  
 
 ----------0-----------12-----|
 ----------10---------9-------|
 --------9-9------9--9--------|
 ---9--9--------9-------------| or similar
 -7---------------------------|
 -----------------------------|

i know this is slightly wrong but it sounds ok.
Chorus: Emaj7 D#sus4 D# x2
(with Riff A)
Before 2nd Verse play this:
RIFF E
[Emaj7] [D#sus4] [D#]  
 
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 -5---5-7-8--7-5-3--0-|---7--5/7-5-4----|

[Emaj7] [D#sus4] [D#]  
 
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 ---------------------|-----------------|
 -5---5-7-8--7-5-3--0-|---7-5-7-5-7-5-4-|
 --------------------|
 --------------------|
 --------------------|
 --------------------|
 --------------------|
 -/5-----------------|

Solo:
[B5] [E5]  
 
 ------------------------------8-8--|
 ------------------------------8-8--|
 -----------------------------------|
 -101010-10/12/14\12--1010-1010-----|
 -x-x-x--x--x--x--x---x-x--x-x------|
 -8-8-8--8-/10/12\10--8-8--8-8------|

[B5] [E5]  
 
 ----------------------------8-8----|
 ----------------------------8-8----|
 -----------------------------------|
 -101010-10/12-12/14-\12--10--------|
 -x-x-x--x--x--x--x---x---x---------|
 -8-8-8--8-/10-10/12-\10--8---------|

[A5]  
 
 -----------------------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
 -10\8-8-8-8-8---15-14-12-10--------|
 -x--x-x-x-x-x---x--x--x--x---------|
 -8-\6-6-6-6-6--/13-12-10-8---------|

[D#sus4] [D#]  
 
 -----------------------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
 -10/7-7-7-7-7----------------------|
 -x--x-x-x-x-x----2--2-2-2-2-2-2----|
 -8-/5-5-5-5-5----0--0-0-0-0-0-0----|

Final Chorus: Emaj7 D#sus4 D#
(with riffs F and G)
RIFF F
 
 -----------------------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
 -9-9-9--9-9-9--7-5\4---------------|
 -x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x---------------|
 -7-7-7--7-7-7--5-3\2---------------|
 -----------------------------------|

RIFF G
 
 -----------------------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
 -2--4-5-4--2-----------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
 -----------------------------------|
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Outro: RIFF B x2
End on Emaj7
("So desperately Mundane")
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Royal Correspondant - Tabbed by Dezfriel
E x7999x
D# x688xx
B 799xxx
G# 466xxx
A 577xxx
Intro- Pick E and D#
Verse- G# B E D#
Bridge- B Ex2 A D#
Chrous- E D#
Fill-G# D#

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