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The Refreshments tabs for Mekong

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"Mekong", by The Refreshments
Written by Blush, Clyne, Edwards, Naffah
>From the album "Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy"

Transcribed by Jim Moyer (jamesem@imap3.asu.edu)

Notes:
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The rhythm guitar is played clean with upstrokes.
I get a decent replication of the lead guitar sound with just my
Strat and Marshall amp (on lead channel with reverb all the way to 11).
During the verse the rhythm guitar plays the chords listed while the
lead guitar plays the verse riff.  During the chorus the lead guitar
plays the chords listed, but as barre chords.
I have not tabbed the solo, but will hopefully add that soon.
There may be a few minor discrepancies but I think the following is
pretty close.
Opening chords (upstrokes):
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A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC


Opening riff (rhythm guitar repeat above chords):
-------------------------------------------------

A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------7-7H8-7--------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------8-------------------4/8---8---8--------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------4--H5--4/9---9---------4--H5----------------------4--H5------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----5----------------------5--------------------------5-------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--3----------------------3--------------------------3----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                         Barkeep...

A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----8------12------13-----------------5-5-3-3-----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4/9---9/12---12/14-----------4--H5---5-5-4-4----4^4----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------5------------------5------5--------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------3------------------------------0------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse riff (4 times):

A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4H5-4------------------------5----5--------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------5------------------5---5H7--5---------------------3----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------0----------5--5H7-----------7-5-------------3-3H5--5-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------3-33-5/7---------------------1--1-1-3/5-------------5-5-|


Verse riff (5th time):      Rhythm Fill 1 (see "*Fill 1" below):

A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------3--|         A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------3--|         A chord diagramBB|--------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4H5-4------4--|         A chord diagramG+G|--2^2--0------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------5----5--|         A chord diagramD MajorD|----------2P0-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------0--5--|         A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------3--|         A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------|



Verse 1:
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A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramC majorC                               A chord diagramFF
Barkeep another Mekong please. Yes of ...

A chord diagramA minorAm                          A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC
New glass here for this new ...

A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramA minorAm                        A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramC majorC
name. Flip a coin what shall we talk about...

       A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC
tails I lie. Well I came all the way ...

                    A chord diagramFF                               A chord diagramA minorAm
pourin' rain as I'm goin' blind again a....

A chord diagramG+G
fifteen ...


Chorus 1:
---------
A chord diagramFF                           A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG+G
Well is it true it's always ...

A chord diagramFF                        A chord diagramG+G           *Fill 1
And if it is I'd like to stay a ....

A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA minorAm
Well as cliche as it may ...

            A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramFF
And if your bottle's ...

A chord diagramG+G                         (opening chords + opening riff)
Thank you for your time...


Verse 2:
--------
A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC
Barkeep we need to go around again....

   A chord diagramFF                   A chord diagramA minorAm                          A chord diagramG+G
my new best friend. So deal me in and I'll ....

                     A chord diagramC majorC                              A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramA minorAm
floor. I'll see your lucky coin and ...

                   A chord diagramG+G                                   A chord diagramC majorC
girl at the door, another four-dollar ...

                      A chord diagramFF               A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramG+G
eyes she'll break your heart. We ...

      A chord diagramC majorC                                A chord diagramFF
Still Bangkok's pissin' rain and ....

A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramG+G
seen my girl for fifteen ...


Chorus 2:
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A chord diagramFF                           A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG+G
Well is it true it's ...

A chord diagramFF                        A chord diagramG+G           *Fill 1
And if it is I'd like ...

A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA minorAm
Well as cliche as it may sound ...

            A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramFF
And if your bottle's empty help ...

A chord diagramG+G                                       (solo...)
Thank you for your time...


Chords during solo (1 measure each):
------------------------------------
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramFF A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G


Chorus 3:
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A chord diagramFF                           A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG+G
Well is it true it's always ...

A chord diagramFF                        A chord diagramG+G           *Fill 1
And if it is I'd like to ...

A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA minorAm
Well as cliche as it may sound I'd ...

            A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramFF
And if your bottle's empty ....

A chord diagramG+G                      *Fill 1
Thank you for ...


A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA minorAm
Well as cliche as it may sound I'd ...

            A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramFF
And if your bottle's empty ....

A chord diagramG+G                             (opening riff and chords)
Thank you for your time.  And ...


Mmm Hmm Mmm.   And here's to ....


Tab notes:
----------

/ = slide up
^ = 1/2 bend up
H = hammer-on
P = pull-off


Chord chart:
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A chord diagramA minorAm          X02210     A chord diagramA minorAm (barre)  577555
A chord diagramG+G           320003     A chord diagramG+G (barre)   355433
A chord diagramC majorC           X32010     A chord diagramC majorC (barre)   X35553
A chord diagramFF           XX3211     A chord diagramFF (barre)   133211


Transcribed by Jim Moyer (jamesem@imap3.asu.edu)
Any comments or questions or corrections are welcome.

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