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Overkill Acoustic Tab

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This tab contains both the rhythm part and the solo of Colin Hay's "Overkill". All 
the x's are palm mutes (as in the acoustic recording), but when he plays it live, 
he sometimes strums the chord instead. Hope you have fun playing this great song! :)

Verse rhythm pattern:

   D                               F#m
                   I can't get to      sleep
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-----------7-----------7-------6-----------6-----------6-------| 
D|-7-----------7-----------7-------7-----------7-----------7-------|
A|-5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---4---x---x---4---x---x---4---x---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   C                               Em
               I think about the       impli-  cations
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
D|-5-----------5-----------5-------5-----------5-----------5-------|
A|-3---x---x---3---x---x---3---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D                   F#m
   Of diving in too    deep
C                   Em
   And possibly the   complications
D              F#m
   Especiallyyyy  at night
C               Em
   I worry over   situations
D                   F#m
   I know will be al-  right
C                    Em
   Perhaps its just i- magination


Bridge rhythm pattern #1:

   Bm                              Bm
                   Day   after     day             it    rea-  
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
A|-2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Asus4                           A
   ppears
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----------3-----------3-------2-----------2---3---2---2---2---|
G|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2---2---2---4---2---|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2---2---2---2---2---|
A|-0---x---x---0---x---x---0---x---0---x---x---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge rhythm pattern #2:

   Bm                              Bm
                   Night after     night           my heartbeat  
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
A|-2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Asus4                           A
   shooooooooooooooooooows the     fear
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-----------7-----------7-------6-----------6-----------6-------|
D|-7-----------7-----------7-------7-----------7-----------7-------|
A|-7-----------7-----------7-------7-----------7-----------7-------|
E|-5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---|

   Bsus2                           F#                            
   Ghoooooooooooooooooosts        appear and   faaaaaaaaaaade
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3-----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
A|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
E|-2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---2---x---x---2---x---x---2---x---|

   G                               G
 a- waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-----------4-----------4-------4-----------4-----------4-------|
D|-5-----------5-----------5-------5-----------5-----------5-------|
A|-5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---5---x---x---5---x---x---5---x---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge rhythm pattern #3:

   Asus4                           A
               Come back  another      daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----------3-----------3-------2-----------2-----------2-------|
G|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2-----------2-------|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-------2-----------2-----------2-------|
A|-0---x---x---0---x---x---0---x---0---x---x---0---x---x---0---x---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Solo:
(Guitar 1: Verse rhythm pattern x 4, Bridge pattern #2 x 1)
(Guitar 2: Solo)

    D                        F#m                    C     
e|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
B|--3-----------3/5---3---|--2---------------0---|--0h1----------1/3---1---|
G|------------------------|--------------2-------|-------------------------|
D|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
A|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
E|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|

  Em                      D                          F#m    
-----------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
--0--------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
--------------2--0-----|--------------------------|-------------------------|
--------------------4--|---------4--5p-4----------|--2p-0----0--0-----------|
-----------------------|-----------------5--2--5--|-------2--------2--------|
-----------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|

  C                             Em
-----------------------------|--------------------------|
-------------3/5---3---------|------------5\--3---------|
-----2/-4----2/4---2---------|-----2/--4----------------|
-----2/-4--------------------|--------------------------|
-----------------------------|--------------------------|
-----------------------------|--------------------------|

  D                       F#m                       C
-----------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
--2----3---------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
----------2------4-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
--------------------2--|-------4-----------------|-----------------0--------|
-----------------------|-----------2p0-----------|-----0-----2--3--------3--|
-----------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|

  Em                      D                          F#m   
-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------2--3-|
-----------------------|--------------------------|-----------2--3--5-------|
-----------------------|--------------------------|--0--2--4----------------|
-----------------------|-----------------0--2--4--|-------------------------|
--2-----------0--------|--------0--2--4-----------|-------------------------|
-----------------3--2--|-----3--------------------|-------------------------|

  C                                  Em
--5--7--9--10--12--10--12--12/14--|------14--12p10-----10--10--------|
----------------------------------|----------------12----------12~~~-|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

  Bm                           Bm                  Asus4         
---------9/10--10----9---7--|--5----------------|-----------------------|
--------11/12--12---10---8--|--7----------------|--3------3-------3--2--|
----------------------------|-------------------|--2-----------2--------|
----------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|

  A                   Bsus2                   F#
-------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
-------------------|---------0-------0-----|--------------------2--|
-------------------|--4-----------------3--|------------3---4------|
-------------------|--2-----------2--------|-----------------------|
-------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
-------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

  G                        G
------------------------|------------------------||
----2h-3----------------|------------------------||
------------------------|------------------------||
------------------------|------------------------||
------------------------|------------------------||
------------------------|------------------------||


(Verse rhythm pattern)

D                 F#m
   I can't get to    sleep
C                    Em
   I think about the   implications
D                    F#m
   Of diving in         tooooooo deep
C                   Em
   And possibly the   complications

D              F#m
   Especiallyyyy  at night
C               Em
   I worry over   situations that
D                   F#m
   I know will be al-  right
C             Em
   It's just o- verkill


(Bridge rhythm pattern #1)

Bm            Bm         Asus4      A          
    Day after day it reappears


(Bridge rhythm pattern #2)

Bm              Bm                 Asus4     A
    Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Bsus2    F#              G      G
Ghosts appear and fade a- way      (last line x 3)
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