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		BIRD WITH A HOLE IN THE STOMACH - Buckethead
		       The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Chris Powers
Email: shock-wave@sbcglobal.net
Key: E Minor Pentatonic (with some blues/funk flair)
BPM: 100
Tuning: Drop D

Hope you all love it, and if anyone covers it, please show me, I'd love to see it. Send
questions or random fortune cookie quotes my way at CanasClone@gmail.com. This was all
by yours truly, CanasClone.

Legend at the end.

NOTE: This is one guitar format, but Buckethead has two guitars on this, or at least two
outputs with different effects. In other words, this first part and the weird bend part
01:46 aren't going to sound the same because the muted notes and semi-harmonic notes are 
tones.

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(7)b9SH-------(7)b9SH-7------------(7)b9SH------------------------------------|
D|-----------5--------------7h8p7p5-------------5---7-7-7--(7)h9-p7p5------------|
A|---------7---7--------------------7---------7---7-------------------7----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM         - - -         -  - - - - -         - - -   - -
^Very slight palm mute

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(7)b9SH-------(7)b9SH-7------------(7)b9SH------------------------------------|
D|-----------5--------------7h8p7p5-------------5---7-7-7--(7)h9-p7p5------------|
A|---------7---7--------------------7---------7---7-------------------7----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM         - - -       -    - - - - -         - - -
^Very slight palm mute

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------9--7----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-----5----9--7-----------------2-----5---7*-7*-7*-----------------------|
A|--2-----5----7--5---7/8\7p5-------2-----5---5*-5*-5*---7/8\7p5-------------|
D|--2--2--5--2--------7/8\7----2----2--2--5-2------------7/8\7---2-----------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------9--7----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-----5----9--7-----------------2-----5---7*-7*-7*----5---2--------------|
A|--2-----5----7--5---7/8\7p5-------2-----5---5*-5*-5*----5---2--------------|
D|--2--2--5--2--------7/8\7----2----2--2--5-2-------------5---2--------------|

00:47

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------9------------7-x-7h9~-7-x-x-9-x-7---------------x-9~-7-x-x-7h9----------|
D|-7h9------9--9-x-x----------------------7--9--9-x-x-9------------------7-5--/7|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------7--------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM - -  -   -  -     -   - -  -     -   - -  -  -     -   -  -
^Very slight palm mute

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-x-x-7-x-7-x-7h9~------5-8-7---x-5----7-x-x-7-x-7h8-7h10-7/8---8h10~-(8)/7--|
A|--7---------------------9-9--------------7----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM  -  -     -   -   - -  - -  - - - -   - -  -     -   - - - -- - -   - --  - -
^Very slight palm mute

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------9------------7-x-7h9~-7-x-x-9-x-7---------------x-9~-7-x-x-7h9----------|
D|-7h9------9--9-x-x----------------------7--9--9-x-x-9------------------7-5--/7|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------7--------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM - -  -   -  -     -   - -  -     -   - -  -  -     -   -  -
^Very slight palm mute

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5----------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-x-x-7-x-7-x-7h9~------5-8-7---x-5----7-x-x-7-x-7h8-7h10-7/8---8h10~-(8)/7--|
A|--7---------------------9-9--------------7----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM  -  -     -   -   - -  - -  - - - -   - -  -     -   - - - -- - -   - --  - -
^Very slight palm mute

01:26

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
A|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
PM - - - - -     - - - - -    - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - -

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
A|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
PM - - - - -     - - - - -    - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - -

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
A|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
PM - - - - -     - - - - -    - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - -

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
A|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-----2-0-2-0-2----3-0-3-0-7-5-7-5-7---5-7-5-7-5-7-2--------------|
PM - - - - -     - - - - -    - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - -

01:46

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-SH7b9br(7)-7~7pb7.5~7pb8~7pb8.5~7pb7.5~7pb8~7pb8.5~7pb7.5~7pb8------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-SH7b9br(7)-7~7pb7.5~7pb8~7pb8.5~7pb7.5~7pb8~7pb8.5~7pb7.5~7pb8------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(continues in background till 02:05)

01:51
        T
e|-h15h19p15p12-----------T--------T-----T-----T----------T------------------|
B|-------------h15p13/11h18p13h16h18p16h20p16h18p16p(13)h18/-----------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

01:58

e|---T--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-h18p16p13h16p13---h13--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------h15---h15p13h15p13---h13--------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------h15---h15p13h15p13---h13--------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------h15---h15p13h15p13--Th13--T-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------h18---h18p15--|

02:05

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(7)b9-------7h9p7-------7-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7h9---------7h9---9-5-5/7-5/2-2-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(7)b9-------7h9p7-------7-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7h9---------7h9---9-5-5/7-5/2-2-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
^Continues through Solo 1

02:24-Solo 1

e|-(17)b19---(17)b19~--(17)b19---17pb(18)b19-17pb(18)b19--17p15-15~-15~-(15)b17~-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-15p12~-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------14p12----14-12-12b14-12----------------12~----------12~--------|
D|------------------14----------------14p12----12h14-----14p12---------------|
A|------------------------------------------12-----------------14------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------12-----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------15----------------------15------------15--------------------------|
G|-(14)b16----(14)b16----(14)b16------16pbr14p12----12~------------------12~-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------14p12----14-12-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------14-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------(17)b19---br(17)-(17)b19r17p15-15h17-15---15-17-15-15----15-15~~~~---|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14p12--12-14-12----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14-------------------------------------------------------------------------------2---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2---|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2---|

02:50

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(7)b9SH-------(7)b9SH-7------------(7)b9SH------------------------------------|
D|-----------5--------------7h8p7p5-------------5---7-7-7--(7)h9-p7p5------------|
A|---------7---7--------------------7---------7---7-------------------7----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM         - - -         -  - - - - -         - - -   - -
^Very slight palm mute

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(7)b9SH-------(7)b9SH-7------------(7)b9SH------------------------------------|
D|-----------5--------------7h8p7p5-------------5---7-7-7--(7)h9-p7p5------------|
A|---------7---7--------------------7---------7---7-------------------7----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM         - - -       -    - - - - -         - - -
^Very slight palm mute

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------9--7----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-----5----9--7-----------------2-----5---7*-7*-7*-----------------------|
A|--2-----5----7--5---7/8\7p5-------2-----5---5*-5*-5*---7/8\7p5-------------|
D|--2--2--5--2--------7/8\7----2----2--2--5-2------------7/8\7---2-----------|
^Continues through Solo 2

03:18-Solo 2

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------8-10-(10)b12--(10)b12-(10)b12--(10)b12~~|
G|-3pb4----pbr3.5------b4------4-7-4-(7)b9~~~---9-----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--/17---15-12-12-15-12-10----10-12-15-12-10----10-12-15-12-10----10-12-15-12-10----|
B|-/------------------------12----------------12----------------12----------------12-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
^For this slide he either uses a 23 or 24 frettered guitar and slides the b string or
a digitec whammy pedal. Probably the pedal since he's usually on a Les Paul. Seeing as I'm
a Les Paul, this is written for 22 frets.

e|-10-12-(15)b17-----15p12----(14)b15-(14)b15----12-----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------15-----------------------15-12-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------(14)b15br14p12----14p12-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------14-------14--|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------12----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12-(14)b16----14p12----14p12-15-14h15p14p12----14p12----15-14p12----15-14p12-------|
D|---------------------14----------------------14-------14----------14----------14----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------12------------|
G|-15-14p12----------------------------------------12-14p12-15-14p12-------14~\-------|
D|----------14p12----12----------------12----12h14-------------------14---------------|
A|----------------14----14p12-12-12h14----14------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-(12)b14-12p10---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------12------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------14-12-14-15p12----(14)b15-12-------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------14------------14-17\14-12-------12----/12-12p14---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------14-12----12-------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------/14-16p14-12----14~-14p12-(12)b14~~~-\-------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------14-----------------------/13h16p13h16-------|
A|-12p10-12/14~~-14p12-10-12/10---------------------------------------------------h16p14-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                             T
e|-------------------------h19-----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------h14--------------------------------------------------|
G|------------T-----Th15-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-h16p13h16h18p16h18--------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Hit me!

03:47-8 Bar Bass Solo

04:06

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(7)b9-------7h9p7-------7-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7h9---------7h9---9-5-5/7-5/2-2-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
^Plays through Solo 3, starts after initial pick slide

04:05-Solo 3

e|----------------------------------------------------------------17/19~------|
B|-x/-------x\-----/16TP--------\-/16TP-------\-/16TP-/16TP-/16TP-------------|
G|-x/-------x\-----/16TP--------\-/16TP-------\-/16TP-/16TP-/16TP-------------|
D|---x/----x\-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----x/--x\------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----x/x\-------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------(17)b19----17pb18b19r17-----------------------|
B|-(17)b19TP----r(17)p(15)-------------15h17p15------------------------17-15-(15)b17-(15)b17~|
G|------------------------14~--14h16p14------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------12h15p15-12-15-----12h15p12------------------------------------------------|
B|-/12-15h17p15--------------12-15--------15-12-15p12-----12------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------14-12--12-14-14p12-14~------12-------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------12-14--14p12--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------12-15-------|
B|--------------------------------------------------12-15----------15-17-------15----------12|
G|------12-----12------------14-----14------------14----------12-16-------12-14-------12-14--|
D|-12h14--12-14--14p12--12h14--12-14--14p12--12-14-------12-14----------14-------------------|
A|--------------------14-------------------14------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------12----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|x-12-15----12-15-x-12----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------14----------14-12-x-x-14-12-14-14b16r15b16-r14-----12--------14pb15r14p12-12-14-15-12-14|
D|----------------------------x--------------------------12-14--12-14~-----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------(17)b19-(17)b19---(17)b19-------(17)b19----(17)b19r(17*)-(17)b19r(17*)---(17)b19~~~~|
B|--------------------------------------------(17)b18---------------------------------------------|
G|15/16-14p12----------------14*------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|~--(17)pb19--(17)pb19--(17)pb19--(17)pb19~~~~~-----(17)pb19~~--------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------x----/------|
G|-16--------16--------16--------16-------------16-------------9----9\-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
^14s and 16s between bends are the lowering of the digitech whammy pedal an octave then
reverting. x is him flickering the digitech whammy pedal between random notes for a
moment.

Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
x - dead note
(n) - grace note
< - accentuated note
NH - natural harmonic
AH - artificial harmonic
TH - tapped harmonic
SH - semi harmonic
PH - pitch harmonic
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
br - bendRelease
pb - preBend
pbr - preBendRelease
brb - bendReleaseBend
S - shift slide
s - legato slide
/ -  slide into from below or out of upwards
\ -  slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
W - wide vibrato
tr - trill
TP - tremolo picking
T - right hand tap
S - slap
P - pop
> - fade in
^ - brush u
* - staccato
PM - palm mute
x/ - pick slide
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wimpified wrote on April 19 2008, 04:17 pm

Thanks for tab. Never really actually listened to this song until the other day and its badass.

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R3D XIII wrote on April 23 2008, 12:42 pm

His Les Paul has 24 frets. ;) Nice tab though.

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spleendor wrote on May 5 2008, 12:15 am

i'm not sure but i think the entire elephant man album is in drop B tuning. but like i said, i'm not sure. nice tab anyway. 5 stars

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