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Marillion tabs for Grendel

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[I told someone I'd post this last week, so here it is...share and enjoy]

Okay, this is gonna be a PAIN as the song is 18+ minutes long!!!

I love the story of Beowulf and Marillion, and this is one of my favourite
songs, so I have tried to do my best on it.

Sure, there may be some parts that aren't correct, but it's better than
what was out there, which was nothing.  If I receive any flames I will
forward them to the postmaster at your site along with a complaint. :)
Nice advice/thanks/critisism is welcome though!

                    -Dan Newcombe
                     dnewcomb@cybernet.cse.fau.edu
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A chord diagramA augmentedA little guide to some of my own notations:

6 lines of ----   are guitar tab (From top to bottom A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramBB A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramE MajorE)
5 lines of ----   are keyboards (yeah, it's a guitar group, but there
                   are more flames and discussions so at least this is
                   music :)
For Key music - & is treble cleff, ) is bass clef and o is a note,
    listen to the music for the length/beat/other.

And Now...
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Grendel  by   Marillion      (from B-Sides Themselves)
as heard by Dan Newcombe (newcombe@aa.csc.peachnet.edu for now)

Guitar Riff A: Intro    (Played Twice)
----------0------------2-3-2h3p2p0---2-0-2-----0-2-0------0-2-0----------
--0---2h3---3-0---0----------------3-------2---------3-2--------3-2------
----------------2--------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------0-------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------4-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------0-2-3-2-------------
--0-2-3---------3-2h3p2-0---
----------------------------
----------------------------
----------------------------
----------------------------

Guitar Riff A chord diagramBB (Mainly just chords, one note at a time.)
(This is how I play it.)
A chord diagramB minorBm                    A chord diagramA augmentedA
--------------------0------------------------------0-----------------------
-----------3-----------3----3---------------2--------2-----2---------------
--------4----4-----------4----4-----------2---2--------2-----2-------------
-----4----------4---------------4-------2-------2--------------2-----------
--2-----------------------------------0------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramF#F#
-------------3------------------------------2------------------------------
---------------0------0-----------------------4-----4----------------------
-------0---------0------0-------------3---------3-----5--------------------
-----0---0----------------0---------4---4---------------4------------------
---2-------0----------------------4-------4--------------------------------
-3------------------------------2------------------------------------------

Keyboard: Main Rythym A chord diagramA augmentedA (lightly, in the background)
A chord diagramBB  |  A chord diagramA augmentedA  |  A chord diagramG+G  |  A chord diagramF#F#    <-Played one full measure each

Midnight sun bids moors farewell, retreats ....
Guitar and Keys: Main Riff A chord diagramA augmentedA - LOUD

Guitar: Riff A chord diagramBB
Keyboard: Main Rythym A chord diagramA augmentedA - softly, a little more presence than above.

Wooden figures, pagan gods stare ....


Guitar and Keys: Main Rythym A chord diagramA augmentedA - LOUD

Earth-rim walker seeks his meals, prepare ....


Guitar plays Main Rythym A chord diagramA augmentedA until solo.
Keyboard Run Number One
Repeat each run for one whole measure|
    A chord diagramB minorBm       A chord diagramA augmentedA       A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramF#F#      |
-#---O-----|-------|-------|---------|-----------------------------------
           | O     |       |         |
-------O---|-------|-O-----|---------|-----------------------------------
  #        |   O   |       |  O      |
---------O-|-------|---O---|---------|-----------------------------------
           |     O |       |    #O   |
-----------|-------|-----O-|---------|-----------------------------------
           |       |       |       O |
-----------|-------|-------|---------|-----------------------------------

As Grendel leaves his mossy home ....

(Solo) - Pretty much that's it, except the fast part - no clue

--19--19--19-19--19p17--------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar Riff C:
Background plays Main Rythym A chord diagramA augmentedA
The *'s are the main notes that stand out, the other are just little
trasnsitional fills.
    *              *         *             *
--------7--9b10b9------5-5-------2h3p2p0--------------------------------------
----7--------------5---5-5---3-------------2----------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As Grendel leaves his mossy home ....

Guitar and Keys: Main Rythym A chord diagramA augmentedA - LOUD

Earth-rim walker seeks his meals, prepare ....


Bass: Octaves (On a A chord diagramE MajorE or A chord diagramBB )
Guitar Riff D: (Done on electric using volume swells. I also
use delay during this part, to make it sound a little more errie)
------------------------------------
--12-----10------13-----17----------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

(Assorted growls)
Silken membranes, span his path, .....

(BIG Sounding Keyboard Riff)
Big Soudning Organ Riff.
 A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramD MajorD      D?     A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramE minorEm   A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramE minorEm     A chord diagramE MajorE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------O--------------------------O-------------------------------

--O------------------------O-------------O-----O------O------------------
        O     O      O      O
-#O------------------------O-------------------O-----#O------------------
       #O    #O     #O         #O   #O
--O------------------------O-------------------O------O------------------
    O        O      O

(guitar Rythym) Play once before keyboard comes in.
A chord diagramE minorEm                     A chord diagramC majorC
-3------3-------3-----3--------3------3--------3------3---------------
---5------5-------5-----5--------5------5--------5------5-------------
-----4------4-------4-----4--------5-------5-------5------5-----------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------

A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramF#F#
-2-------2-------2-------2--------2------2------2------2----------------
---3-------3-------3-------3--------3------3------3------3--------------
-----2--------2-------2------2--------4------4------4------4------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------


(Keyboard Riff)
Hounds freeze in silence, bewitched by .....

Chants rise in terror, pray round .....
Keyboard Riff (This is a little to fast for me to really hear and catch)

(Guitar riff A chord diagramE MajorE) A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramE MajorE

Keyboard Riff (This is the same as above)

(Guitar riff A chord diagramE MajorE) A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramE MajorE


(Guitar acoustic) - Play xx times
A chord diagramE minorEm                       G/Em         F#/Em
---------0----------------0----------------0----------------0---------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------0---0------------0---0------------0---0------------0---0-------------
-----2-------2--------2-------2--------2-------2--------2-------2-----------
---2-----------2----2-----------2----2-----------2----2---------------------
-0---------------0-----------------3----------------2--------------2-3------


(Octave guitar riff for a while) A chord diagramE MajorE e EE e A chord diagramE MajorE ee
(The guitar is pretty much just playing The low A chord diagramE MajorE string and
and A chord diagramE MajorE or A chord diagramE MajorE "power" chord on the 5th string)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-(9)--(9)(9)----(9)--------------------------------------------------------
--7----7--7------7---------------------------------------------------------
----0--------0------0--0---------------------------------------------------

So you thought that your bolts and your .....

(Keyboard riff/fill)
(More emphasis on the A chord diagramE MajorE chord - Here, the guitar starts playing more
full A chord diagramE MajorE chords instead of just the power chords.)

So you say you believe in all of Mother .....

Well I've had enough of all your ....

(Keyboard riffs)
let the blood flow, let the blood flow, ....

(Guitar Riff A chord diagramE MajorE) twice:
-----7---5h7p5--------------5--------------------------------------
--5------------8--7------5-----7-----------------------------------
----------------------7--------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

(Guitar Riff A chord diagramFF) twice (same as E, one octave higher)
-----19--17h19p17----------------17--------------------------------
--17--------------20--19-----17------19----------------------------
-------------------------19----------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
(Guitar Riff A chord diagramG+G ) twice    (not real sure about it.)
-----7--5h7p5----5h7p5h7p5h7p5----5h7p5h7p5h7p5--------------------
--5-----------------------------7----------------8--5--------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
(Guitar Riff  ) twice
---12---12----14--14b(15)r14--12---10--7--5--5h7p5--3--2--0--------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

(Outro) - I don't do solos.  I mess them up too bad and I prefer
      not to copy others solo. I usually meddle around this
      part on an A chord diagramE MajorE Minor Penatonic scale(12th fret) on the middle
      four strings.
Starts off with:
--15b--15b-15b-15b-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

(Keyboard Voice Sound comes in the background)


Solo/Song ends with:
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-(18)r17---15---14---10........---12-------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Well that's it.  It may not look like something publsihed in Guitar
Magazine and some of the leads are iffy, but if you listen to the song
and follow along you should be able to figure it out.  If I hear
Grendel again, it'll be too soon.

--
Daniel A. Newcombe                                  Clayton State College
Computing Services                                  Morrow, GA 30260
E-Mail Address: newcombe@aa.csc.peachnet.edu        (404)-961-3421
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-  Set the controls for the heart of the sun.
                                    Pink Floyd

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