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Fairies Wear Boots Tab

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                           Fairies Wear (Docs?) Boots
"Jack the Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots" from the Black Sabbath release Paranoid
(Warner Bros. 1970).  Tabbed by Joe Richardson (jdrich@vuse.vanderbilt.edu)
*****************************************************************************
Notes:
x^y         bend at xth fret to pitch of unbent note fretted at yth fret
            (often only an aproximation)
p           pull-off
h           hammer-on
u           undetermined fret for slide destination (as a grace note or
            used as an ending slide/mute)
/ or \      slide up or down
=           hold note while others are played
r           release bend to pitch of following fret
*****************************************************************************

Intro:
(Use palm mute, heavy distortion, and delay w/echo set appropriatey.)
1st guitar: (Play this staff 2X)
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------3-0-0-------3-0--3p0------------------3-0-0--------3-0--3p0--------
D----0-3----------0-3-------------h3-------0-3------------0-3------------h3---
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-----------------------------------3--------------------------------------

2nd guitar comes in slightly out of time (along with the accompanying drum
lick) at a much higher volume and plays this staff during the second time
the 1st guitar plays the above staff. Play 1X:
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------3-0-0-----3-0-0--------------3-0-0-----3-0-3p0----------------------
D----0-3--------0-3-------h3p0-----0-3-------0-3------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3----------------------------3---------------------------------------------

Begin FIG.A: (1st guitar drops out)
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--2-5-5p4p2-4-2p0-2-2-5-5p4p2-4-2p0-2-2-----0-5p4p2-4-2p0-2-2-5p4p2-5p4p2----
D----------------------------------------0h2----------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      (play these notes in unison)   (slide in unison, but
                                                     "stagger pick" as shown)
E---------------------5/7--10-10/12=12\u---7-5-5/7---5/7---7/10--10/12--------
B---------------------*------------------------------*---------phrase cont'=>
G-5p4p2-5p4-4p2-------2/4---7--7 /9^10\u---4-2-2/4---2/4-4=4 /7-7=7 /9--------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   * -- grace slide

                            (back to unison picking)             End FIG. A
E--12=12\10--7=7\5----5/7---5/7-10-10/12=12\u--7-5-5/7---7-7/10-12-12/14-10\u-
B---------------------------*---------------------------*---------------------
G------9 \7----4\2--2=2/4---2/4--7--7 /9^10\u--4-2-2/4---4-4 /7--9--9/11--7\u-
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Begin FIG. AA                         End FIG. AA
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------9-7\u---------9-7\u---------------------------------------------------
G-------9-7\u--9-7\u--9-7\u--9-7\u--------------------------------------------
D-------7-5\u--9-7\u--7-5\u--9-7\u--------------------------------------------
A--------------7-5\u---------7-5\u--------------------------------------------
E--*0-------------------------------------------------------------------------
* -- optional note

Begin FIG. B (starts around 0:50)                          :55
E------------------------------9-------------(12^14)-(12^14)--12-9-------9----
B-------------------------9h12---12^14--12-9---------------------------9---12-
G--------------------9h11------------------------------------------11^(**)----
D---------------9h11----------------------------------------------------------
A---9-10-11-------------------------------------------------------------------
E---7--8--9-------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             ** -- slight bend

  :56                                                             1:00
E-------------------9-----------------------------9---------------------------
B-----------------9--12-------------------------9---12-------------9----------
G--11-11---(11^13)------(11^13)-(11^13)-(11^12)--------(11^**)-9------12p11p9-
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

            1:01                                 End FIG.B
E--------------------9--------------------------------------------------------
B------------------9---12--9--------------------------------------------------
G-11p10p9----11^(**)---------(11^12)--9---------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rhythm C: (Bass guitar carries this section)
Play this staff the first 4X (any G-A#-F pattern will work)
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------6------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------5------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------3------------------------------------------------------------
A--5-5--8-8--5----------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-3--6-6--3----------------------------------------------------------------

Now, move on to something more laid back like this (which is also easier to
sing and play at the same time) and let the bass carry the section:
(with palm mute):
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------3-3-------------------------------------------------------------------
D--5-5--3-3--5-3--------------------------------------------------------------
A--5-5-------5-3--------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

At certain points during the verses, stomp on the volume and play some-
thing like this:
Listen for: "Alright, now!" and "So I went to the ...."    End Rhythm C.
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--5-5--8-8--5-3-3/5-5-8-8-5-3-3/5--------------------------------------------
A--5-5--8-8--5-3-3/5-5-8-8-5-3-3/5-(etc.)-------------------------------------
E--3-3--6-6--3-1-1/3-5-6-6-3-1-1/3--------------------------------------------

Begin FIG D:  (first comes in  around 2:40) Play 2X.                End FIG. D
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--5-5------3-----------------------------------------------------------------
A------3h5----h5--------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------3^4r3*-------------------------------------------------------
* -- Classic Iommi bend similar to behind the nut bends on "Iron Man" intro.
     Fourth fret is an approximation.

Begin FIG E: (around 2:50) Play this staff 2X:
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---3=3----6==6----8======8 /9\u----------------------------------------------
G--(5^7)--(8^10)---10^12r10/11\u----------------------------------------------
D--------------------------***------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** -- short slide up and down

Then,
                                  3:00
E------------------------------------------15---------------------------------
B--3=3----6==6-----8==8----10=10--------15----(18^20)-(18^20)-(18^20)-(18^20")
G-(5^7)--(8^10)--(10^12)--(12^14)----17---------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      " -- heavy vib. as this note is released

   3:02                                                   3:05
E------(18^20)-(18^20)-----18p15-----18p15--------------------------15--------
B---15------------------18-------h18-------h18-18p15-------------15-----18-15-
G----------------------------------------------------h17----17^18-------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   3:07             3:09
E------------------15---------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------h18p15----------------------------6========6-------------
G----17-15---17^18----------h17p15-------3-------3-----5^7-(7)-(7)-3----------
D--------------------------------------5-3-5p3h5------------*-----------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  * parenthetical notes are "repicks" of previously bent notes

                                                   End FIG. E
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--6========6-----6========6----------6---------------------------------------
G--5^7-(7)-(7)-3--5^7-(7)-(7)-3---5^7===7r5p3---------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------h5------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Outro phrase F:
Repeat and fade out.                    End phrase F.
E---5h6p5-------5h6p5---------------------------------------------------------
B---------8p6h8-------8p6h8---------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Approximate Lyrics:

1st verse:
Goin' home, late last night.
Suddenly, I got a fright.
Yeah, I looked through a window, and surprise--what I saw:
T'fairie(s) with boots on dancin' with a dwarf.
Oh, right now!

Chorus:
Yeah, fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me.
Yeah, I saw it. I saw it. I'll tell you no lies.
Yeah, fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me.
I saw it. I saw it with my own two eyes.
Alright, now!

2nd verse:
So I went to the doctor t'see what he could give me.
He said, "Sorry, son, you've gone too far,
'Cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do."
Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaah.

The song is pieced together as follows, (if I recall correctly):

Intro.
FIG. A.
FIG. AA.
FIG. B.
Rhythm C (as appropriate) with 1st verse.
FIG D.
FIG E.
FIG D.
Driving G5 strum.
FIG. A.
FIG AA.
Rhythm C (as appropriate) with 2nd verse.
FIG. D.
Outro phrase F.

Corrections/improvements are welcomed as is any Black Sabbath correspondence.
Enjoy!

Joe Richardson  (jdrich@vuse.vanderbilt.edu)
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metal4all wrote on November 23 2005, 10:16 am

great job dude

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Ead wrote on January 26 2006, 09:13 am

i think the first solo, end of second and outro are way off..

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xxZeroxx wrote on April 16 2006, 03:22 pm

whatever there almost perfect......great job man

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