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Obituary tabs for Cause of death

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** Cause of Death
** by OBITUARY
** from the album 'Cause of Death'
** Transcribed by Kevin Phillips, kphill@iconz.co.nz

Here is a groovy, semi-funky song from the album of the same name.
This album is one of my all time fav's - lots of atmosphere, sound Fx, and
some cool grinding guitar noises.. Also one hell of a great Drum mix!

As always, RIFF's are first, then Song STRUCTURE.  'x' means a palm-mute,
and I apologise for any mistakes..  If somebody fixes something, can you
email me with it so I can update my tab collection?  Thanks!

For those who are interested, I have also Tabbed 'INFECTED' and 'MEMORIES
REMAIN', but seem to have misplaced the tab sheets somewhere for now..
Will get them uploaded soon.. Anybody else got TAB from this great album
that they'd like to share?

Enjoy..
Kev.  8)


REMEMBER : Always listen to original to get the Timing and feel correct!

CAUSE OF DEATH - RIFFS


RIFF A: (Lotsa Distortion/Let it ring)
e:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
g:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-----9---9---9-------10-------7-------9---9---9-------12-------11---|
A:---9---9---9---9---10--10---7---7---9---9---9---9---12--12---11--11-|
E:-7---------------8--------5-------7---------------10-------9--------|

RIFF B:
e:-----------------------|
b:-----------------------|
g:-----------------------|
D:-2-----3--5-----6---0--|
A:-2-----3--5-----6---0--|
E:-----------------------|


RIFF C:
e:---------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------|
A:-2-------------5-------------6-------------5-------------|
E:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
     x x x x x x   x x x x x x   x x x x x x   x x x x x x


RIFF D:
e:-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
b:-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
g:-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D:----3--------5-----|-------------------------------------------------|
A:-2--1--2--5--3--5--|---------1-1-1-1-----------------3-3-3-3---------|
E:-0-----0--3-----3--|-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|
      ^        ^
      |        |
      See "Special Note" below!


RIFF E:
e:-------------------------------|
b:-------------------------------|
g:-------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------|
A:-8/5-------10------5-------5/6-|
E:-6/7--0-0--8--0-0--3--0-0--3/4-|


RIFF F:
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
   x x x x x x x x  x x x x  x x x x  x x x x x x x x  x x x x x x x x

(Riff A chord diagramFF Continued..)
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
   x x x x x x x x  x x x x  x x x x  x x x x x x x x  x x x x x x x x


**Missing Riff Here:
There is one fast riff that sounds easy to play but has a slurred sound to it.
If anyone can Tab this one and email it to me, I would appreciate it!


RIFF G:
e:----------------------------------------------------------|
b:----------------------------------------------------------|
g:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------5-4---3------------------------------|
A:-2---------2---------3-2-3-1--2---------2---------2-3-5-3-|
E:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----1----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-3-1-|
     x x x x   x x x x            x x x x   x x x x

                               *****************
                               **SPECIAL NOTE:**
******************************************************************************

Note that Obituary uses a lot of slight variations in their riffing.  One time
a riff may have a C5-chord like:  D:--5--
                                  A:--3--
                                  E:-----

Whereas, the next time around, they get more 'Grind' into it by using:
                                  D:--5--
                                  A:--3--
                                  E:--3--   <-Add a 4th (is that right-'4th' )


RIFF A chord diagramD MajorD has this variation, usually always on the second repitition.  Listen
to the album to hear this.. I didn't tab it because its basically a copy of the
first time around! (and cause I'm lazy! - Plus this costs $$$ to eMail/FTP!)
******************************************************************************


CAUSE OF DEATH - STRUCTURE:

**Introduction:

Riff A chord diagramA augmentedA x 6         -Fade in on first
                   -Guitar Solo starts on third


RIFF A chord diagramBB x 8         -Slight Variations in repeats 4-7
                   -8th : Hold Chord


RIFF A chord diagramC majorC x 6

RIFF A chord diagramD MajorD x 2         -Remember Variation! (See Special Note!)

RIFF A chord diagramC majorC x 4

RIFF A chord diagramD MajorD x 2         -Ditto!


RIFF A chord diagramE MajorE x 4

RIFF A chord diagramFF x 2

RIFF A chord diagramE MajorE x 4

RIFF A chord diagramFF x 2

[Missing Riff here x 8]  - 8th hold chord/Gtr 2:divebomb w/Whammy bar


RIFF A chord diagramG+G x 4

RIFF A chord diagramD MajorD x 2        -Ditto (again!)

**Lead Break:

RIFF A chord diagramE MajorE x 4


RIFF A chord diagramFF x 2

**Finale':
[Missing Riff x 6]
[Silence for one bar]
[Missing Riff once and finish]

Hope you enjoy this..  Its a pretty cool song-If you don't have the album, get
it now!  8)  See ya around!  Kev.

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