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A Song for the Dead  Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age - A Song for the Dead
from the album: Songs for the Deaf
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* () - harmony *
* \ - slide down *
* / - slide up *
* ^ - strech *
* ~ - hammer on\pull off *
* X - block *
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the song goes in this order:
-intro
-1st verse
-chorus
-2nd verse
-chorus
-solo
-3rd verse
-chorus
-ending
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| NOTE: Like all Q.O.T.S.A songs this |
| one too is tuned two tones down |
| (from C), However the tabs I write |
| are for more convenient use and |
| they are tuned regulary (from E) so |
| you won't have to retune your guitar |
| every time. |
|______________________________________|
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INTRO:
 
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 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------(3)-------(3)-------(3)-------(3)---
 15\3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3-------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 ------(3)-------(3)-------(3)-------(3)----
 3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3--------
 -------------------------------------------

repeat 8 times
 
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 ------(3)-------(3)---(3)-------(3)---(3)--
 3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-----3-3-3-----3------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 ----(3)---(3)-----(3)---(3)-------(3)---(3)
 3-3-----3-----3-3-----3-----3-3-3-----3----
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 ------(3)-------(3)-------(3)-------(3)----
 3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3--------
 -------------------------------------------

repeat 2 times
then the backup guitar goes:
[C5]  
 
 --------------------------------
 --------------------------------
 5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---
 5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---
 3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---
 --------------------------------

for 8 times
while the lead goes:
 
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 ------(3)-------(3)-------(3)-------(3)----
 3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3--------
 -------------------------------------------

for 8 times too
and then the backup goes:
[C5]  
 
 --------------------------------
 --------------------------------
 5-------5-------5-------5-------
 5-------5-------5-------5-------
 3-------3-------3-------3-------
 --------------------------------

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1st VERSE:
[C5] [C#5] [C5]  
 
 ---------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------
 5p-5p-5---6p-6p-6p---5p-5p-5-----------
 5p-5p-5---6p-6p-6p---5p-5p-5-----------
 3p-3p-3---4p-4p-4p---3p-3p-3-----------
 ---------------------------------------

repeat 12 times
after every time there is a riff:
 
 -------- -------- ----------------- ------
 -------- 8------- ----------------- ------
 10^12-8- 10^12-8- ----------------- ------
 -------- -------- -----8---10-8---- ----8-
 -------- -------- 8-10---8------10- 8-9---
 -------- -------- ----------------- ------
 -------- ----------------- ------11- ---------------
 -------- ----------------- --------- 11-8-----------
 10^12-8- ----------------- 10^12---- -----8^10-8----
 -------- -----8---10-8---- --------- ------------10-
 -------- 8-10---8------10- --------- ---------------
 -------- ----------------- --------- ---------------
 ------------------ -------------- --- ---
 ----------8----8-- 11-8----8----- --- ---
 -----8-10---10^12- -----10--10-8- --- ---
 8/10-------------- -------------- --- ---
 ------------------ -------------- --- ---
 ------------------ -------------- --- ---

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CHORUS:
[C5] [C#5] [Eb5] [Bb5] [B5] 
 
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 --------5---------------6-------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-3-3-4-4-
 --------5---------------6-------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-3-3-4-4-
 --------3---------------4-------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-
 ----------------------------------------------------------------

repeat 4 times
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2nd VERSE:
[C5] [C#5] [C5]  
 
 ---------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------
 5p-5p-5---6p-6p-6p---5p-5p-5-----------
 5p-5p-5---6p-6p-6p---5p-5p-5-----------
 3p-3p-3---4p-4p-4p---3p-3p-3-----------
 ---------------------------------------

repeat 5 times
after every time (exept for the 1st) there is a riff:
 
 -------- 8----------- --------------------- -----------------------
 -------- --9--------- 20-16---------------- 11-8----8--------------
 10^12-8- ----8-10^11- ------17-18^20------- -----10---10-8---------
 -------- ------------ ---------------16^17- ---------------10-8-10-
 -------- ------------ --------------------- -----------------------
 -------- ------------ --------------------- -----------------------

____________________
SOLO:
 
 ------888-------------88888------
 11^13------^12----^13---------11-
 ---------------------------------
 ---------------------------------
 ---------------------------------
 ---------------------------------
 --6---------6-----6-----6-
 8---6-8-6-8---6-8---6-8---
 --------------------------
 --------------------------
 --------------------------
 --------------------------
 ----6-----6-----6---------6---
 6-8---6-8---6-8---6-8-6-8---8-
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 --------------------

6~8~6-4-6-6^8-4~6~4-
 
 --------------------
 --------------------
 --------------------
 --------------------
 -------8----11-12-13-13^15-11----11-13^15-11----11----
 4---8---9~8-------------------13-------------13----13-
 --5--5------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------
 11--------------------------------------------
 ---13~11----------11-----11----------------10-
 ---------12~10~12-----12----12-10-12-10~12----
 ----------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------1^2-------3~1--1-3~1--1-----3-3^4-1--1--1-----3-3^4-1-
 3-3-1-3-3-----3-1-3----3------3--3-1-3----------3--3-1-3--------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------
 6^8-4-3--3-4-3--3~4~3--3--------5-------
 ---------------------5--5-3-5-3---3\5-5-
 ----------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------
 9X-6--8X----8-----------------------------------------------
 ---------5/8--7-8-5-7-8-5-5~7~5-3/5--5~7-55~7-5~7~8-5~7~8~5-
 ------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------

i'm not sure about the last two seconds but somthing like this:
 
 ------------------------------
 --6---/---/---/-----/13----13-
 5---5---/---/---/12-----12----
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------

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3rd VERSE:
[C5] [C#5] [C5]  
 
 ---------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------
 5p-5p-5---6p-6p-6p---5p-5p-5-----------
 5p-5p-5---6p-6p-6p---5p-5p-5-----------
 3p-3p-3---4p-4p-4p---3p-3p-3-----------
 ---------------------------------------

repeat 4 times, pause and do another 4 times
after every time there is a riff:
 
 --- -----11-8------------ --- ---
 --- ---8------8-11-11^13- --- ---
 --- --------------------- --- ---
 --- 10------------------- --- ---
 --- --------------------- --- ---
 --- --------------------- --- ---
 --------- --- -------------------------- ---
 11^13^11- --- 10~11~10-8~10~8----------- ---
 --------- --- ----------------8~10~8---- ---
 --------- --- -----------------------10- ---
 --------- --- -------------------------- ---
 --------- --- -------------------------- ---

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ENDING:
after the last chorus hold the last C5 and press the stick,
then release it and play:
 
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------
 ------(3)-------(3)-------(3)-------(3)----
 3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-3--------
 -------------------------------------------

repeat 12 times
then pause and repeat another 12 times
and then play:
 
 ------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------
 ----(3)-(3)(3)---(3)-(3)(3)---(3)-(3)(3)---(3)-(3)(3)-
 3-3------------3------------3------------3------------
 ------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------
 --(3)-(3)(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)-
 3------------3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----
 -------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------

[C5] 
 
 --------------------------------------------------------
 --(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---(3)---
 3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----5-
 ------------------------------------------------------5-
 ------------------------------------------------------3-
 --------------------------------------------------------

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Queens of the Stone Age
A Song for the Dead
Songs for the Deaf
***tabbed by Daniel Shemer (dsh)***
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