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Ice Cold Ice by Hüsker Dü

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Ice Cold Ice
by Husker Du
Track 5 on "Warehouse:
Songs and Stories" and
Track 5 on "The Living
End"

Tabbed by Ben Hollis

If you've heard this song
you will already know
that you need to use as
much gain/fuzz/whatever
as you've got.  Don't
worry too much about
the tabbed bits in
the verses, the sludge
should cover them up.
All the chords are fifths,
let ring where
appropriate.  At many
points in the song
you can play either
single notes or chords
depending upon what
you fancy.  If you're
playing as a band
the bassist can play the
root and the guitarist
the fifth if you want to
be lazy.
I've tabbed this in
normal tuning, but drop Chord diagramD MajorD
may make it (even) easier.

If you want to do an
acoustic (!) version of
this the full chords are
Am, Bbmaj, Cmaj, Dm,
Fmaj, Gmaj, instead of
fifths


Intro (half speed)

     Chord diagramA5A5                               Chord diagramG5G5

D--7-7-7-------------------5-5-5
A--7-7-7-----5-7-8-------5-5-5 (x4)
E--5-5-5-------------8----3-3-3

Tempo increase

    Chord diagramG5G5   Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramG5G5 Chord diagramA5A5 Chord diagramG5G5 Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramG5G5

D--5-5--3--5---7---5--3---5
A--5-5--3--5---7---5--3---5 (x3)
E--3-3--1--3---5---3--1---3

Chord diagramG5G5 (pick scrape)
Verse

      Chord diagramD5D5

B----------------6-5----------------
G--7-7-7------------7-5-----5----
D--7-7-7------------------7--------(x4)
A--5-5-5----------------------------
E-------------------------------------


Pre-Chorus

      Chord diagramF5F5
 (bass play root, guitar fifth)

D--3-3-3----------------------
A--3-3-3--1--3--5--3--1--3 (x2)
E--1-1-1----------------------

Chord diagramG5G5                 Chord diagramA5A5  Chord diagramBb5Bb5


Chorus (x2)

     Chord diagramD5D5              Chord diagramC5C5

G---------7-------------5-----
D-----7-----7------5------5--
A--5------------3--------------
E-------------------------------

     Chord diagramBb5Bb5           Chord diagramA5A5

D--------8-------------7-----
A-----8-----8------7-----7--
E--6------------5------------

      Chord diagramG5G5       Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramG5G5 Chord diagramA5A5 Chord diagramG5G5 Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramG5G5
  (bass play root, guitar 5th)

D--5-5-5---3---5---7--5---3---5--
A--5-5-5---3---5---7--5---3---5--  (x2)
E--3-3-3---1---3---5--3---1---3--


Verse

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Chorus (variation)
This time round don't play
the Chord diagramG5G5 riff twice,
play it once then go to
a Chord diagramD5D5 chord and let
the notes ring out:

      Chord diagramG5G5                              Chord diagramG5G5

D--5-5-5-------------------5-5-5-
A--5-5-5-3-5-7-5-3-5---5-5-5-
E--3-3-3-------------------3-3-3-

     Chord diagramD5D5

D----7----7----7-
A--5----5---5----
E------------------

Hang around on the Chord diagramD MajorD chord
for a few bars, then
go to the middle bit

Middle

Chord diagramF5F5   Chord diagramD5D5   Chord diagramF5F5  Chord diagramD5D5  Chord diagramF5F5  Chord diagramD5D5

Chord diagramG5G5 (pick scrape)

(if you are playing in drop Chord diagramD MajorD
play the lowest Chord diagramF5F5 and Chord diagramD5D5
you can)


Verse (only x2 this time, not x4)

Pre-Chorus

Chorus (x8) (from the
third time onward stick in a short

solo - although it should be
barely audible through the
dirt)

End on Chord diagramG5G5

Corrections welcome

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