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Radiohead tabs for My iron lung

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MY IRON LUNG
Radiohead

written by:
jzg1@cornell.edu 4/8/97
http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/jzg1/
intro:

	Note: / = slide up

play w/ dual pitch shifter
                                    (bend, hold & release)
-------------------------------------------------
--------2--0--------0-----------1----------------
-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----0--2^^^^\--0--
--------------3-----------1----------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--3----------------------------------------------


-------------------------------------------------
--------2--0--------0-----------1-------5---5----
-----0-----------0-----0-----3-----3//6---6---6--
--------------3-----------1----------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--3----------------------------------------------

                                    (bend, hold & release)
-------------------------------------------------
--------2--0--------0-----------1-/3--3^^^\------
-----0-----------0-----0-----0-------------------
--------------3-----------1----------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--3----------------------------------------------

                                    (bend, hold & release)
-------------------------------------------------
--------2--0--------0-----------1----------------
-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----0--2^^^^\--0--
--------------3-----------1----------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--3----------------------------------------------

If you'd like the rest of the song, there's a good chance I've
got that down by the time you read this - so just e-mail me.
Right now, however, I simply don't have the time...

hope you enjoy it, and I also hope you have a pitch shifter, or
else you just can't play this correctly

                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is pretty risky, trying to tabulate "my iron lung," which is one of
Radioheads best songs for that awesome breakdown/chorus.  I can almost
guarantee you it should be different, but then again, Radiohead doesn't
really seem like the usual barre chord sort...
Trans. by Ricky Lee (captain_zodiac@hotmail.com)

Both of the previously posted intros work pretty good, depending on what
type of equipment you have.  The rest goes something like:

--intro--

then verse one: (the verses have continual feedback. you'll have to
figure out the tones)

bass plays A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------
--------0------------------1-------------3-------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-
------0---0--------------0---0---------0---0---------------------
----0-------0----------2-------2-----0-------0-------------------
--------------0------3-----------3-------------0-----------------
--3--------------------------------3-----------------------------


verse one riff:
neck mute    v   v    v  v  v
----------------------------------------
-----------3----3-3--3----4------4------
-----------4----4-4--4----5------5------
-----------5----3-3--3--0---------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------
--------0-----------------1------------3-------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3-
------0---0-------------0---0--------0---0---------------------
----0-------0---------2------2-----0-------0-------------------
--------------0-----3----------1-------------0-----------------
--3------------------------------3-----------------------------

--intro riff again--

the second verse is exactly like the first except there's a second
guitar now that plays these parts:


verse two:
------------------------/15--11--10--
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

(don't play the riff that should go here)
----------------/14-11-10----------11-10-11-10-11-
--------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------

----------3-------------/15--11--10--3--
----------3--------------------------3--
----------0--------------------------0--
----------0--------------------------0--
----------------------------------------
----------3--------------------------3--

--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------0-----------------1-------------3---------------------------
------0---0-------------0---0---------0---0-------------------------
----0-------0---------2-------2-----0-------0-----------------------
--------------0-----3-----------3-------------0---------------------
--3-------------------------------3---------------------------------

--intro again, then (the fun part)--

----------------------
----------------------
----------------------
--9-8-7-6-5-5-5-4-4-4-
-10-9-8-7-6-6-6-5-5-5-
----------------------


bridge/chorus:
(this is what I play, it's not perfect, but it's a start.  listen to the
album for the rythm. there's a lot of sliding and noise in here. it's

pretty easy to reproduce...play this twice for a chorus)

  (^=1/4 bend)
----------------------0-0----0----0--------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--0-0-3^-0-x-x-0-3^---0-0-3^-x-3^-x-3^-3^-------------3^---------3^-
--0-0----0-x-x-0------2-2----x----x-------x-x-x-0-2-2----2-2-2-2----
--2-2----2-x-x-2----2-3-3----3----3-------x-x-x---2-2----2-2-2-2----
--3-3----3-x-x-3--------------------------x-x-x---0-0----0-0-0-0----

--------------------------
--------------------------
--------------------------
-x-x--9-8-7-6-5-5-5-4-4-4- repeat, then two bars of intro.
-x-x-10-9-8-7-6-6-6-5-5-5-
-x-x----------------------

--verse three--
---------------------------------------------------
--0-------------3--1-0------------------3----1--0--
--0----------0---------------0-------0-------------
--0-------2----------------0------2----------------
-------3-----------------2-----3-------------------
--3--------------------3---------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------
--------0-----------------1------------3-------4-3-4--3--4-3-4--3--
------0---0-------------0---0--------0---0-------------------------
----0-------0---------2------2-----0-------0-----------------------
--------------0-----3----------1-------------0---------------------
--3------------------------------3---------------------------------

(play the second part of the verse like the second part of the vs.2)

(bridge/chorus again 4x. on third and fourth time, there's a little

solo-type thing. listen to the album to see how it's placed:)


solo 1:
  A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------3-------------------------8-7-6-5-4-4-4-3-
------5p3-----5p3-----5p3h5---5p3h5p3-----5p3-----5p3-----------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------

  A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramE MajorE
------------------------------------------------------------------
------5^------5^-----5^-5^-5^-----5^-----5^---8-7-6-5-4-4-4-3-3-3-
------5^------5^-----5^-5^-5^-----5^-----5^-----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

real bridge (not to be confused with that other thing I'm calling a

bridge...)

I'm getting tired, so I'm not going to draw a bunch of the same chord.
You can figure out the rythm:
---------------0----------------------------------------------------
---3-----------1----------------------2--------------------3--------
---0-----------0----------------------------------------------------
---------------2----------------------3--------------------5--------
---2-----------3----------------------4--------------------6--------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
     if you're frightened you can be frightened you can be that's ok

then the chorus 4 more times and you're done.  The sencond time on the

chorus there is yet another solo, but, in typical Radiohead fashion,
it's not that tough:
('b'=1/2 bend)

  A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC                           A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
---------8__----------8__---------8---10-8-10b-10-8-10-8--------8__-
--8h9h10-------8h9h10------8-9-10------------------------8h9h10-----
--------------------------------------------------------------------

                                          (scratch and make noise
          A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE                              for one more bar.)
--------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------8-7-6-5-4-4-4-3-3-3----------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
----------8__ 10-8--------------------------------------------------
---8-9-10-----------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

and you're done. I love this song, and when I play it this way it pretty
much rocks.  Look on the previous postings for the intro riffs (one is
good if you don't have a tone-thingy--I don't, but the other's probably
more authentic.)  If I've missed anything or screwed it up, write me at
captain_zodiac@hotmail.com.  Thanks. Ricky.
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'My Iron Lung' by Radiohead, an alternative rock band formed in 1991 from Abingdon, England. Radiohead is known for their sad rock/pop music.

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