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The Convalescent  Manic Street Preachers

Band: Manic Street Preachers
Album: Know Your Enemy
Song: The Convalescent
Year: 2001
Versions: 2
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The Convalescent
(Wire/Bradfield/Moore)
Transcribed by Daniel Bamsey (drbams@yahoo.com)
standard tuning (eadgbe)
Chords:
[Em] [Esus2] [D] [Am] [Asus2]  
 
 -7----7------2---5-0---5-0-----------
 -8----7---7--3---5-1---5-0-----------
 -9----9---7--2---5-2---5-2-----------
 -9----9---7--0---7-2---9-2-----------
 -7----7---5------7-0---7-0-----------
 -----------------5-----5-------------

[F] [E] [Am7] [D7] [F] [G] [G#] [C] [C7]  
 
 ----------0---2---1-------4---0---0---
 -10--9----1---1---1-------4---1---1---
 -10--9----0---2---2---4---8---0---3---
 -10--9----2---0---3---5---6---2---2---
 -8---7----0-------3---5---6---3---3---
 ------------------1---3---4-----------

INTRO: Em RIFF A x2
[Em]  
 
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 -/7-7-7---5-7--------------------||
 --------8-----8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7---||

[Am]  
 
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 -/7-7-7---5-7---/8-8-8-8-8-8-8---||x2
 --------8-----8------------------||
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Verse:
[Em] [Esus2] [Em] [Esus2] [D]  
 
 ---7--7---7-7-----7-7---|---7--7---7-7-----7----
 ---8--8---7-7-----7-7---|---8--8---7-7-----7--7-
 ---9--9---9-9-----9-9---|---9--9---9-9-----9--7-
 -9-9--9---9-9--9--9-9---|-9-9--9---9-9--9--9--7-
 -7-------------7--------|-7-------------7-------
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[Am] [Asus2] [Am] [Asus2]  
 
 ---0--0---0-0-----0-0---|---0--0---0-0-----0-0-
 ---1--1---0-0-----0-0---|---1--1---0-0-----0-0-
 ---2--2---2-2-----2-2---|---2--2---2-2-----2-2-
 -2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2---|-2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2-
 -0-------------0--------|-0-0-----------0------
 ------------------------|----------------------

repeat verse x2
Pre-chorus: F E Am7
D7 x2
F E Am (let ring)
D (let ring) RIFF B
RIFF B (Bass arr for guitar)
 
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 -5-4-2--0-2-4--
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Chorus: C C7 Am F
[F] [G] [G#] [C] [C7] 
Am D(with RIFF C x2)
RIFF C
D l.r
 
 -2-------10-(10)--10-10-10-10-||
 -3-------10-(10)--10-10-10-10-||
 -2-------12bu14---------------||
 -0----------------------------||
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in 3rd verse play RIFF D over chords
RIFF D
 
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 -/12-10------------------|| ---------------------||
 --------12-11-9/7-7/9--9-||x2 -7/9-/11-11/12-12/14-||
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x2
 
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 -/12~~~~---12/15--12~~~~~~-||
 -12-10----------------||
 ---------------------------||x2-------12-11-9/7-7/9-9||
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x2
 
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-5-(5)-\--
-7bu9--\--
 
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Outro: Em D C Am
with crescendo of the following riffs over above
chords
(in E minor: E F# G A B C D E) just ad lib it sounds
just as good
RIFF E
 
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 -11--11--11-11-11-11-11-11-9/11/12-11\9---||
 -x---x---x--x--x--x--x--x--x-x--x--x--x---|| x4
 -9---9---9--9--9--9--9--9--7/9-/10-9-\7---||
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 -4-4-4---2-2-2--0-0-0------------||
 -----------------------4-4--2--4-|| x2
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 -2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-|| x2
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RIFF F
l.r l.r
 
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 -12-(12)-----12-(12)------||
 -14bu16------14bu16-------||
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hold and repick
 
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 -8---(8)-(8--8--8--8-)-----||
 -10bu12--(12-12-12-12)-----|| x2
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hold and repick
 
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 -7--(7)---5-(5)-(5--5--5--5-)---||
 -9bu11----7bu9--(9--9--9--9-)---|| x2
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RIFF G
Am l.r
 
 ------------------|| -0------
 -7--(7)-----------|| -1------
 -9bu11------------|| x12 -2------
 -----------2bu4---|| -2------
 ------------------|| -0------
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End on Em
("Scream until the war is over")
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The Convalesent - Tabbed by Dezfriel
Em-x79977
[Am-577555]F-133xx
[A-577655]A#-68866
D-x57755
C-x355x
G#-466xx
intro/verse-- Em Am
Bridge/Chrous-F G# A Dx3 A D, C A# A D, G# C A#,A D A D
outro- Em D,Am D

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Am Am7 Asus2 C C7 D D7 E Em Esus2 F G G#
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