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Ocean Colour Scene tabs for Riverboat

Guitar tabs

Worked out by Ronnie Zahdeh.

Note: for best display of the file use Dos edit

Key:
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p=pull off
h=hammer on
b=bend up
l=let down
\=slide down
/=slide up
v=vibrato
()=don't play note in brackets, reference only.
I`ll give each riff a name and refer to it in the rest of the document under
that name.

Here are the riffs used in the song.

 Blow   A chord diagramA augmentedA|---5--7---5-7
        A chord diagramE MajorE|7-------7----

 Elow   A chord diagramA augmentedA|----10--12----10-12
        A chord diagramE MajorE|12---------12------

 Bhigh  A chord diagramD MajorD|----12--14----12-14
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|14---------14------

 Ehigh  A chord diagramG+G|----12--14----12-14
        A chord diagramD MajorD|14---------14------

 F#high A chord diagramA augmentedA|----12--14----12-14
        A chord diagramE MajorE|14---------14------

Okay these are the main riffs there are other twidly bits played by Steve
Craddock. I`ve worked some of them out there is no need to play them note
for note they`re all based in a Bmin pentatonic, so just improvise.

Okay here we go.

Intro:
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Blow *8  Bhigh*4  Ehigh*2  Blow*2  F#high*2  Blow*2

Steve plays the following riff starting on the F#high to lead into verse 1:

Note again this isn`t exact but it`s what I play,(listen to the song to get
the timing right).

A chord diagramE MajorE|10--7--10--7--10--7--10-12b(14)l12-10-10h12p10----10------------------------
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------------------12----10 -------------10b(12)
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------------------------------11------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------------12-12\9----------


Verse1:
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Blow*4
I see double ...
Elow*2
Where the riverboat ...
                        Blow*2
Is where the river ...
Elow*2
Like a king who stalks the ...
                       Blow*2
And frees an ...
    xE               xF#         xB (these are notes on low A chord diagramE MajorE string)
It`s more or less the ...

The following Riff is played before going into verse 2:

A chord diagramA augmentedA|----0---0-2(hold for 2 bars while other guitar plays a wah bit)
A chord diagramE MajorE|0-2---2----


Verse2:
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Blow*4
I see trouble up ...
Elow*2
Like the thing you found ..
                          Blow*2
And like to cheat ...
Elow*2
Like the best and worst ....
                         Blow*2
Before you lie ...
    xE               xF#         xB (these are notes on low A chord diagramE MajorE string)
It`s more or less the ...


The following Riff is played before going into chorus:

RiffV A chord diagramA augmentedA|----0---0-2
      A chord diagramE MajorE|0-2---2----


Chorus:
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RiffC1
(A chord diagramE/F#E/F#) (F#/A)                (A chord diagramA/BA/B) (THESE ARE NOT CHORDS FOLLOW RIFFC1 BELOW)
Anyway for all the ...
       A chord diagramE MajorE
tell me why does the ...
RiffC1
(A chord diagramE/F#E/F#) (F#/A)                (A chord diagramA/BA/B) (AS BEFORE)
Anyway for all the ...
RiffC2
tell me why does the ...
RiffC3
(A chord diagramA/BA/B) (B/D)                    (A chord diagramD/ED/E)  (NOT CHORDS FOLLOW RIFFC3 BELOW)
Anyway for all the ..
RiffC4
tell me when will ...
Bassy riff
A chord diagramBB   A chord diagramA augmentedA                             F#(2) (Notes On The Low A chord diagramE MajorE String)
And anyway for all the ...
(RiffV played by bass)
tell me why does the ...

          A chord diagramE/F#E/F#       F#/A         A chord diagramA/BA/B          A chord diagramE MajorE
RiffC1  A chord diagramBB|------------------------10b(12)vv------------
        A chord diagramG+G|9b(11)vv---11b(14)vv-------------------------
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------14vvvvvv


RiffC2 this is a little twidly bit played by Steve.

       A chord diagramE MajorE|17-17p14---------
       A chord diagramBB|---------17p15-17


RiffC3 A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------10b(12)vv------
       A chord diagramBB|10b(12)vv---12b(15)vv-----------------


RiffC4 this is another little fill by steve

       A chord diagramE MajorE|17p14----14----------------------
       A chord diagramBB|------17----17p15----15----------
       A chord diagramG+G|------------------16----16p14----
       A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------16


Verse3:
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Blow*4  Bhigh*4

G(A chord diagramD MajorD string fret 17 hold)
It`s more or less the things you fail to say in your own way
                  D(A chord diagramD MajorD string fret 12)
that`s your trouble
B(A chord diagramD MajorD sting fret 9 hold)
Like a king who stalks the wings and shoots the moon and the stars
             D(A chord diagramD MajorD sting fret 12)
And his double

    xE               xF#         xB (these are notes on low A chord diagramE MajorE string)
It`s more or less the same as .....

RiffV A chord diagramA augmentedA|----0---0-2
      A chord diagramE MajorE|0-2---2----


Chorus:(As Above)
-------


Solo:
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Uses Bmin Pentatonic (with a wah wah pedal) played over the following
progression.

Feedback & Switch flicking for 6 bars then improvise over

Blow*4  Bhigh*4  Elow*2  Blow*2  F#high*2  Blow*2


Ending:
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RiffE1
(A chord diagramFF)            (A chord diagramE MajorE)
I see ...
(Chords played by Paul Weller on the Organ)
Where the riverboat swayed ...

Is where the ...
(with little fill from second guitar)
F#high*2                       Blow*2(then hold the A chord diagramBB (7th fret) on the low A chord diagramE MajorE)
I see double - that....

RiffE1  A chord diagramG+G|(9)b10---l9-9p7h9---p7---
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------9\

then

A chord diagramBB|7-7-9/10\9--7vv
A chord diagramG+G|7-7-9/10\9--7vv

Blow*4  Bhigh*4  Blow*4  then organ & little stratospheric noises to end.

Well thats it, the bits I mised out are improvised, if you want to play them

note for note then work them out yourself. I`ve worked out 99% of the guitar
bits here just improvise the rest to add your own style to the song.
This is a great band and are gonna be very big.

Well if you`re ever in Nottingham check out "Beatroot" nightclub on Tuesdays
(Britpop student)& Fridays(Indie), I`m there every week.
or if you`re in Coventry check out the Calesuim on Thursdays, there this thing
called THE BUZZ which is ment to be a very big mod scene that`s just moved
there it`s every month on Friday I think so check it out.


If you want to e-mail me I`m in Nottingham Uni e-mail address:
eeymrz@een1.notts.ac.uk

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