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                               SURFING ON A ROCKET
                               As recorded by Air
                       (From the 2003 Album TALKIE WALKIE)

Words and Music by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel
Arranged by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel
Transcribed by James Duffy

This is a really cool, jazzy song, and it's really fun to play, too. If you have any
questions, comments, suggestions or 

abuse you wanna hit me with, I'd love to hear from you: hit me at eldufo@hotmail.com.


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - Electric Guitar (slight delay)
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - Palm-Muted Electric Guitar
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - Synthesiser
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - Piano


   Pre-Verse
      Bb          Eb
   4/4
||--------------|-------------------||x2
||o------2----4-|-(4)------1-------o||
||----3-----3---|-----3--3----1-3---||
||--------------|-------------------||
||o-------------|------------------o||
||--------------|-------------------||


 Verse
  Eb                D                 C                 D
 4/4
|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|
|-4----(4)--(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|-1----(1)--(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  Eb                D                 C                 D
 4/4
  Gtr I
|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|-------------------|
|-4----(4)--(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|-1----(1)--(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)-(3)-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|


   Chorus
    C                 C
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-1---1---1-4-1---|-1-4-1---1-4-1---|
||----3---3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|


  C                 C
|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|
|-------3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  D                 D
|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|
|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  C#                C#
|---1-------1-----|------------------||x2
|-2---2-0-2---2-0-|-2-1-----2-1-----o||
|-----------------|-----1-3-----1-3--||
|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|------------------||


   Pre-Verse
      Bb          Eb
   4/4
||--------------|-------------------||x2
||o------2----4-|-(4)------1-------o||
||----3-----3---|-----3--3----1-3---||
||--------------|-------------------||
||o-------------|------------------o||
||--------------|-------------------||


 Verse
  Eb                D                 C                 D
 4/4
  Gtr I
|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|
|-4----(4)--(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|-1----(1)--(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  Eb                D                 C                 D
 4/4
  Gtr I
|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|-------------------|
|-4----(4)--(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|-1----(1)--(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)-(3)-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|


   Chorus
    C                 C
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-1---1---1-4-1---|-1-4-1---1-4-1---|
||----3---3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|


  C                 C
|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|
|-------3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  D                 D
|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|
|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  C#                C#
|---1-------1-----|------------------||x2
|-2---2-0-2---2-0-|-2-1-----2-1-----o||
|-----------------|-----1-3-----1-3--||
|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|------------------||


   Pre-Verse
      Bb          Eb
   4/4
||--------------|-------------------||x2
||o------2----4-|-(4)------1-------o||
||----3-----3---|-----3--3----1-3---||
||--------------|-------------------||
||o-------------|------------------o||
||--------------|-------------------||


 Bridge
  Eb                   D                 C                    D
 4/4
  Gtr I
|------------------3-|---------------3-|------------------3-|---------------3-|
|-4------(4)---(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|-1------(1)---(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr II
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|----6-6--5--5--6--6-|-----------------|----6-6--5--5--6--6-|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|


  Eb                   D
 4/4
  Gtr I
|------------------3-|---------------3-|
|-4------(4)---(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|----6-6--5--5--6--6-|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|


  C                    D
|------------------3-|-------------------|
|-1------(1)---(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)-(3)-|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|----6-6--5--5--6--6-|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


  C   Eb            C
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1---1---1-4-1---|-1-4-1---1-4-1---|
|---3---3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr II
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----6-6-5-5-6-6-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr III
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|-8---------------|-6-------4-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  E                 G
|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|
|-------3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----6-6-5-5-6-6-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|-0-------1-------|-3-------4-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  F                 Eb
|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|
|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----6-6-5-5-6-6-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|-1---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-4-------3-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  Bb                C#
|---1-------1-----|-----------------|
|-2---2-0-2---2-0-|-2-1-----2-1-----|
|-----------------|-----1-3-----1-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----6-6-5-5-6-6-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|-----------------|---------0-------|
|---------1-------|-2---------------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  Eb
  Gtr III
  ~
|----------|-----|
|-4--------|-----|
|----------|-----|
|----------|-----|
|----------|-----|
|----------|-----|


|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|


  Eb          Eb
  Gtr IV
|-11--------|-(11)----|
|-11--------|-(11)----|
|-12--------|-(12)----|
|-13--------|-(13)----|
|-13--------|-(13)----|
|-11--------|-(11)----|


|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|


   Pre-Verse
      Bb          Eb
   4/4
    Gtr I
||--------------|-------------------||x2
||o------2----4-|-(4)------1-------o||
||----3-----3---|-----3--3----1-3---||
||--------------|-------------------||
||o-------------|------------------o||
||--------------|-------------------||


 Verse
  Eb                D                 C                 D
 4/4
  Gtr I
|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|
|-4----(4)--(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|-1----(1)--(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  Eb                D                 C                 D
 4/4
|---------------3-|---------------3-|---------------3-|-------------------|
|-4----(4)--(4)---|-3----(3)--(3)---|-1----(1)--(1)---|-3----(3)--(3)-(3)-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|


   Out-Chorus
    C                 C
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-1---1---1-4-1---|-1-4-1---1-4-1---|
||----3---3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|


  C                 C
|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|
|-------3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  D                 D
|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|
|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  C#                C#
                                     
|---1-------1-----|------------------||x4
|-2---2-0-2---2-0-|-2-1-----2-1-----o||
|-----------------|-----1-3-----1-3--||
|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|------------------||


  C                 C
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1---1---1-4-1---|-1-4-1---1-4-1---|
|---3---3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  C                 C
|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|
|-------3-------3-|-------3-------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  D                 D
|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|
|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|-3---3-1-3---3-1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|-----*|
|-----*|
|-----*|
|-----*|
|-----*|
|-----*|


Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


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2 comments total.
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Kyle Rex wrote on May 16 2011, 05:30 am

I love this song. Great tab, and thanks for taking the time!

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broyal13 wrote on February 26 2013, 01:21 pm

Hey thanks for the tab, but I have a few corrections. The melody seems spot on but when I tried to play the chorus with those chords it didn't sound right. I think I figured out the chord progression for the chorus: it's Ab major for 1 measure, C major or C 7 for 1 measure, Bb major for 1 measure, Db minor for 1/2 measure, and E major for 1/2 measure. Hope this helps.

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