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Hunting For Witches Tab

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Hunting For Witches
by Bloc Party (off the album "A Weekend In The City", 2007)

Standard tuning (both guitars)

This is my attempt at tabbing this. I think I've got the intro figured out,
and this is how it seems they actually play it, based on various live and official
YouTube videos.

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	INTRO[0:12]
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Note, it looks like a mixture of 7th fret harmonics (slightly muted though) and
some effects*. The sound generated is helped by
playing towards the neck on the E, B, G and D strings in each bar. I.e., at the
start of each bar pick up at the bridge and finish the bar at the last pickup.

If you like, playing at around the 11th fret works too.

(PM/comment if that doesn't make sense, or just watch:
youtube. com /watch?v=D4_G7LxJacY )



Russell
e|-<7>----------<7>------<7>--|-<7>-------<7>-<7>------------|
B|----<7>----------<7>--------|----<7>-----------<7>---------|
G|-------<7>----------<7>-----|-------<7>-----------<7>-<7>--|
D|----------<7>---------------|------------------------------|  x8
A|----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|----------------------------|------------------------------|

*!!

I've worked out the effects roughly used by Russell in this part. I don't know
the brand names but:
- Delay, set on slapback 
- Whammy, sounding both octaves
- Light distortion

In the studio album version, the intro's improved using a computer, but those
are the effects he seems to use live. 

Also over the intro at random places, an F# is sounded on the synth.


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	MAIN RIFF[0:37]
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PLAYED TWICE BEFORE SINGING.

Note, dubbed over the top is the intro.

From the videos, Russell seems to play the HIGHER OCTAVE (first tabbed)
with an octave pedal that plays the lower octave louder.

If you DO NOT HAVE AN OCTAVE PEDAL, play the LOWER OCTAVE!

Russell (Low octave real)
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------| THEN
D|----(x-11\-2)--|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|


MAIN RIFF

Russell (High octave)
e|-------------10-10-9-----|-----4-5-----5-7-|
B|-------10-------------10-|-----------------|
G|-11-11----11-------------|-6-6-----7-7-----|
D|-------------------------|-----------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------| -\

Russell (Octave pedal low octave sound)
e|-------------------------|-----------------| -/
B|-------------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------7--7--6-----|-----1-2-----2-4-|
D|-------7--------------7--|-----------------|
A|-9--9-----9--------------|-4-4-----5-5-----|
E|-------------------------|-----------------|


Russell (High octave)
e|-------------12---10--9--|-----5-7-----7-9-|
B|-------10----------------|-----------------|
G|-11-11----11-------------|-7-7-----9-9-----|
D|-------------------------|-----------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------| -\

Russell (Octave pedal low octave sound)
e|-------------------------|-----------------| -/
B|-------------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------9----7---6--|-----2-4-----4-6-|
D|-------7-----------------|-----------------|
A|-9--9-----9--------------|-5-5-----7-7-----|
E|-------------------------|-----------------|



_____________________________________________________________________________
	VERSE[0:49]
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Main riff (4 bars) is played 4 times.
Also, the F# on synth is played at random times.

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	CHORUS[1:14]
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The lower octave is posted for Russell for ease (it's the main riff, until the
last section, which is tabbed below in the higher octave).


Kele
e|------------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------------|-----------------|
G|-11--11-----11--11------|-----------------|
D|-11--11-----11--11------|-11-11----12-12--|
A|-9---9------9---9-------|-11-11----12-12--|
E|------------------------|-9--9-----10-10--| -\
Russell
e|------------------------|-----------------| -/
B|------------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------7--7--6----|-----1-2-----2-4-|
D|-------7--------------7-|-----------------|
A|-9--9-----9-------------|-4-4-----5-5-----|
E|------------------------|-----------------|


Kele
e|------------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------------|-----------------|
G|-11--11-----11--11------|-----------------|
D|-11--11-----11--11------|-12-12----14-14--|
A|-9---9------9---9-------|-12-12----14-14--|
E|------------------------|-10-10----12-12--| -\
Russell
e|------------------------|-----------------| -/
B|------------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------9----7---6-|-----2-4-----4-6-|
D|-------7----------------|-----------------|
A|-9--9-----9-------------|-5-5-----7-7-----|
E|------------------------|-----------------|

Kele
e|------------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------------|-----------------|
G|-11--11-----11--11------|-----------------|
D|-11--11-----11--11------|-11-11----12-12--|
A|-9---9------9---9-------|-11-11----12-12--|
E|------------------------|-9--9-----10-10--| -\
Russell
e|------------------------|-----------------| -/
B|------------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------7--7--6----|-----1-2-----2-4-|
D|-------7--------------7-|-----------------|
A|-9--9-----9-------------|-4-4-----5-5-----|
E|------------------------|-----------------|

Kele
e|-----------------|----------------------|
B|-----------------|----------------------|
G|-9---------------|----------------------|
D|-9---------------|-9----------11--------|
A|-7---------------|-9----------11--------|
E|-----------------|-7----------9---------| -\
Russell
e|-----------------|----------------------| -/
B|-----------------|----------------------|
G|-----9---7-6-----|----------------------|
D|-9-9---9-----7-9-|-----12-11------11-12-|
A|-----------------|-9-9------------------|
E|-----------------|------------9-9-------|





(On the last two bars, the part Russell ACTUALLY plays with an octave pedal is:)

e|-------12----10-9--------|-------------------------|
B|-12-12----12-------10-12-|-------15-14-------14-15-|
G|-------------------------|-11-11-------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------11-11-------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________
	VERSE[1:25]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Same as verse 1.

_____________________________________________________________________________
	CHORUS[1:50]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Same as chorus 1.

_____________________________________________________________________________
	CHORUS EXTENSION[2:03]
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Kele
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russell
e|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-17-17-17-17-16-16-16-16-| -/
B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Kele
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------------|
D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
A|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
E|-------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| -\
Russell
e|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-17-17-17-17-16-16-16-16-| -/
B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Kele
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russell
e|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-17-17-17-17-16-16-16-16-| -/
B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Kele
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------------|
D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
A|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
E|-------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| -\
Russell
e|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-21-21-21-21-| -/
B|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-16-16-16-16-18-18-18-18-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


(Misinformed.. [2:15])


Kele
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russell
e|-------------------------|-------------------------| -/
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-|-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-|
D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
A|-9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Kele
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------------|
D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
A|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
E|-------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| -\
Russell
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------| -/
G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Kele
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-------------------------|
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|-------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| -\
Russell
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
A|-9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________
	PRE-BREAK BUILDUP[2:24]
_____________________________________________________________________________

From the official video Russell plays an F# chord, layered with synth-style effects.
F# is:

e|-2--|
B|-2--|
G|-3--|
D|-4--|
A|-4--|
E|-2--|

This gets progressively louder (palm muting is released).

_____________________________________________________________________________
	BREAK[2:30]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Kele
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-7-5-4-| -\
Russell
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| -/
B|-14-\------------|-15-\------------|-17-\------------|-15-\------------|
G|-x--\------------|-x--\------------|-x--\------------|-x--\------------|
D|-11-\------------|-12-\------------|-14-\------------|-12-\------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Kele
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-15-14-10-9------|
G|-----6-6-7-7-9-9-|-----6-6-7-7-9-9-|-----6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x--x--x--x------|
D|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-|-12-11-7--6------|
A|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----4-4-5-5-7-7-|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| -\
Russell
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| -/
B|-14--------------|-15--------------|-17--------------|-15-14-10-9------|
G|-x---6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x---6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x---6-6-7-7-9-9-|-x--x--x--x------|
D|-11--------------|-12--------------|-14--------------|-12-11-7--6------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


_____________________________________________________________________________
	CHORUS[2:42]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Same as first chorus.

_____________________________________________________________________________
	CHORUS EXTENSION[2:54]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Same as first chorus extension.

_____________________________________________________________________________
	OUTRO[3:16]
_____________________________________________________________________________

The intro played 4 times instead of 8 over the drums and dubbed vocal prerecordings.


END!!


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	LYRICS
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VERSE

I was sitting on the roof of my house
With a shotgun and a six pack of beer
(six pack of beer..)
The newscaster say's "the enemy is among us!"
As bombs explode on the 30 bus
Kill your middle class indecision
Now is not the time for liberal thought

CHORUS

So I go hunting for witches
I go hunting for witches
Heads are going to roll
I go hunting for

VERSE

In the 90's, optimistic as a teen
But now its terror, airplanes crash into towers
(into towers...)
The Daily mail say's "the enemy is among us!"
"Taking our women and taking our jobs"
All reasonable thought is being drowned out
By the non-stop baying, baying for blood

CHORUS

So I go hunting for witches
I go hunting for witches
Heads are going to roll
I go hunting for

CHORUS EXTENSION

I was an ordinary man, with ordinary desire
I watched TV it informed me
I was an ordinary man with ordinary desire
There must be accountability
Disparate and misinformed
Fear will keep us all in place

CHORUS

So I go hunting for witches
I go hunting for witches
Heads are going to roll
I go hunting for

CHORUS EXTENSION

I was an ordinary man, with ordinary desire
I watched TV it informed me
I was an ordinary man with ordinary desire
There must be accountability
Disparate and misinformed
Fear will keep us all in place

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Key:
/ 	- Slide up
\ 	- Slide down
b 	- Bend
r 	- Return
x 	- Mute
PM 	- Palm mute
~ 	- Let ring/vibrato
h	- Hammer-on
p	- Pull-off
()	- Quiet/Ghost note
<>	- Harmonic
#n#	- Tremelo pick
-\	- Parts played together 

-/
V	- w/bar
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york_boy2112 wrote on September 7 2007, 08:11 am

pretty good tab good jod

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qotsa1998 wrote on September 12 2007, 04:41 pm

in the video, it looks like he just is tapping the high E with his pick. if u tap it going up the string, it sounds the same.

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Paul Lambeth wrote on September 13 2007, 05:38 pm

gotsa1998: He starts tapping the high E, but if you look closely he gradually goes down to the B and G strings, then back up to the E string. The mixture of effects I'm trying to write down are formed from the harmonics on the other strings too I think... though because of the effects you could probably do what you said and make a similar sound, yeah.

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