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Meninblack  The Stranglers

The Stranglers - Meninblack
Tabbed By: Reecy
Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (
Date of Transcription: 1st April 2002
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There's hardly any guitar in this song, or any chords for that matter! As the keyboard
is playing practically single notes throughout with the bass following it,
the closest you'll probably get to playing this song on guitar (that's if you'd ever want to,
it's hardly a song fit for playing live)is if you play the keyboard notes as 5th chords,
if anyone has a better way of transcribing this then please let me know!
the little guitar riff Hugh plays (the only thing that seems to be at normal speed) is:

intro: B5 E5 B5 E5 (x2)
[B5]We're not [E5]here [B5]to dest[E5]roy, [B5]we are [E5]here [B5]to emp[E5]loy
B5 E5 B5 E5 (with guitar riff, x2)
[D5]We have [G5]come to [D5]make you [G5]function, [D5]so we [G5]can eat you [D5]at our [G5]functions
[F#5] [A5] [E5] [F5]  
[F#5]We a[A5]re the [E5]menin[F5]black (x3)
B5 E5 B5 E5 (with guitar riff, x2)
[B5]Infor[E5]mation [B5]can dest[E5]roy, [B5]so we'll [E5]treat you [B5]just like [E5]toys
B5 E5 B5 E5 (with guitar riff, x2)
[D5]Healthy [G5]livestock so [D5]we can [G5]eat, [D5]human [G5]flesh is [D5]porky [G5]meat... hehehehehe!
[F#5] [A5] [E5] [F5]  
[F#5]We a[A5]re the [E5]menin[F5]black (x3)
[D5]We don't app[A5]rove of [G5]artificial food, [D5]we grow [A5]you [E5]for our own good
[B5]First [E5]we [B5]gave you the [E5]wheel, [B5]then we [E5]made you [B5]live to [E5]kill
B5 E5 B5 E5 (x2, guitar riff only on second time)
[D5]So the [G5]best stock [D5]will sur[G5]vive, [D5]we [G5]eat you [D5]all a[G5]live
[F#5] [A5] [E5] [F5]  
[F#5]We a[A5]re the [E5]menin[F5]black (x3)
[B5]We a[E5]re the [B5]menin[E5]black
(repeat until fade)

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