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The Ocean Tab

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Band:  Led Zeppelin
Album: Houses of the Holy
Song:  The Ocean

Transcribed By: Guitarzan Freak
                                              
s  - slide to                  o  - repeat (always look for these!)
~  - vibrato                   o  -/ 
h  - hammer on                 b  - Bend
p  - pull off                 ()  - sustained note
*  - see comment               x  - palm mute          
/  - slide up to               \  - slide down to
 
Tuning: Standard E A D G B e

 We've done four already and now were steady, 1,2,3,4! (Bonham)
 
  Intro:
e|--------------|------------------------|
B|--------------|------------------------|
G|o-------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5-------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7-----|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-|------------------------|

e|--------------|------------------------|
B|--------------|------------------------|
G|o-------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5-------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7-----|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-|------------------------|

  Verse 1 (0:28)
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7------|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7------|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5------|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Singing in the sunshine, laughing in the rain 
 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7--7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7--7-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5--5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5-----------------|
  Hitting on the moonshine, rocking in the grain
 
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Got no time to pack my bag, my foots outside the door

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Gotta date, can't be late for the high hopes hailla ball. 
  
  (0:51)
e|---------------------|------------------------|
B|---------------------|------------------------|
G|o--------------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5--------------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7------------|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-777777-|------------------------|
                xxxxxx

e|---------------------|------------------------|
B|---------------------|------------------------|
G|o--------------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5--------------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7------------|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-777777-|------------------------|
                xxxxxx

  Verse 2 (1:10)
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Singing to an ocean, I can hear the oceans roar

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Play for me, play for free and play a whole lot more more

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Singing of the good things and the sun that lights the day 

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Singing to the ocean, has the ocean lost its way.
  At this point, two guitars play. One plays the Solo, while 
  2nd plays the Intro Riff.

  Solo (1:31) 1st Guitar
e|-----------------------------------------8-------8--------|
B|-5b7—5b7-------------------------------8---10-10~--10-10\-|
G|-7b9-7b9-7b9-5--------------5------7/9--------------------|
D|---------------5-7-7------5---7-7-------------------------|
A|----------------------5/7---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

  2nd Guitar
e|--------------|------------------------|
B|--------------|------------------------|
G|o-------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5-------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7-----|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-|------------------------|

  1st Guitar
e|---------------------15-15------------------5-------------|
B|-/19-----------15b17-------15b17-13-------5---8p5-8-8-8-5-|
G|-----/17\9/14-----------------------14\/6---------0-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

  2nd Guitar
e|--------------|------------------------|
B|--------------|------------------------|
G|o-------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5-------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7-----|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-|------------------------|

  1st Guitar
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------5-5-|
G|-7b8p5-7-5--------------5--------------5-----5b6--------5-5-|
D|-----------5-7-7--5---5---5h7-7-7~-7-7---7-7—5b6—7~-5/7-----|
A|------------------5h7---------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

  2nd Guitar
e|--------------|------------------------|
B|--------------|------------------------|
G|o-------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5-------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7-----|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-|------------------------|
  
  1st Guitar
e|-------8-------------15-15-------15-15-------15-15-------15-------15|
B|-----8---8h10\-15b17-------15b17-------15b17-------15b17----15b17---|
G|---9----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


  1st Guitar (1:53)
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7—-7--7--7—-5—-5—-5-—5----------5--7—-7-—7----/13\--| 
G|o-5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--7--6--7-5--5--5--5----/17\-o|
D|o-------------------------5—-4--5--------------------o|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
                                               Oh Yeah!
  2nd Guitar 
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|o-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7-7-o|
D|o-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7—7-o|
A|--5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5—5--|
E|--------------------------5-3-5--------------|


1st Guitar 
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7—-7--7--7—-5—-5—-5-—5----------5--7—-7-—7----/13\--| 
G|o-5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--7--6--7-5--5--5--5----/17\-o|
D|o-------------------------5—-4--5--------------------o|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
                                              
  2nd Guitar 
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|o-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7-7-o|
D|o-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7—7-o|
A|--5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5—5--|
E|--------------------------5-3-5--------------|


  2nd Guitar
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------| La la lalalala la lalalala la la laa!
D|---7---5-7-(7)-| La la lalalala la lalalala la la laa!
A|-4---5---------| La la lalalala la lalalala la la laa!
E|---------------| La la lalalala la lalalala la la laa!


Verse 3 (2:37)
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Sitting round singing songs till the night turns into day


e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Used to sing to the mountains but the mountains washed away
  
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  Now I'm singing all my songs to the girl who won my heart

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--5—-5—-5--5--------5/7—-7--7--7-7-|
D|-7--7—-7--7--5—-5--5--5--7-5-7-5/7—-7--7--7-5-|
A|-5—-5—-5--5--3—-3—-3--3--7-5-7-3/5—-5--5--5-5-|
E|-------------------------5-3-5----------------|
  She's only three years old and it's a real fine way to start.

  (2:57)
e|---------------------|------------------------|
B|---------------------|------------------------|
G|o--------------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5--------------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7------------|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-777777-|------------------------|
                xxxxxx

e|---------------------|------------------------|
B|---------------------|------------------------|
G|o--------------------|-----------------------o| 
D|o-7-7-5--------------|-----5-----7---7-----7-o|
A|--------7------------|-5h7---5h7---4---5-7----|
E|----------8/5-777777-|------------------------|
                xxxxxx

  Again it uses two guitars. The 1st plays the Outro Solo, while the other plays another Riff.

Outro Solo:

e|-12b-12-10-9---------9---------------|-------------10-|
B|-------------12-10-----12-10---12-10-|-10-9-5h7p5~--7-|
G|------------------11--------11-------|--------------7-|
D|-------------------------------------|----------------|
A|-------------------------------------|----------------|
E|-------------------------------------|----------------|

e|-12b-12-10-9----------------10-10-12-9-|----------------------------
B|-------------12-10---10-12b------------|-12-10---12---10h12p10~-----
G|------------------11-------------------|------11---11-----------11b-
D|---------------------------------------|----------------------------
A|---------------------------------------|----------------------------
E|---------------------------------------|----------------------------

e|----------------------|-------------------|-------------------------|
B|----------------------|-------------------|-------------------------|
G|-11--11-9--9-11b-11-9-|-------------------|-14-13-11----------------|
D|---11----11-----------|-11-9-7------------|----------14-11----------|
A|----------------------|--------11-9-7-----|----------------14-11-14-|
E|----------------------|---------------9-7-|-------------------------|

e|-10-12b-12b&d-12--10---------------|-------------------------10-|
B|-10------------------12b-12-10-12b-|-10---12-10--------------10-|
G|-11--------------------------------|---11-------11--11-9--9--11-|
D|-----------------------------------|--------------11----11------|
A|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|

e|-12b-12-10----------14b-14-12----16b-16---------|-17p16p12-17p16p12-
B|----------10--10-12----------12---------15b-15b-|-------------------
G|------------------------------------------------|-------------------
D|------------------------------------------------|-------------------
A|------------------------------------------------|-------------------
E|------------------------------------------------|-------------------

e|-17p16p12-17p16p12-|-------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-14-13-11----------------|
D|-------------------|-11-9-7------------|----------14-11----------|
A|-------------------|--------11-9-7-----|----------------14-11-14-|
E|-------------------|---------------9-7-|-------------------------|
                                                                 
e|---------------10h12p10----------|--------------12h14p12-----------|
B|---------10h12----------12p10----|--------12h14----------14p12-----|
G|o-/11-------------------------11-|-/13-------------------------13-o| x3
D|o-----12-------------------------|-----14-------------------------o|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

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

e|-------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------------|-14-13-11----------------|
D|-11-9-7------------|----------14-11----------|
A|--------11-9-7-----|----------------14-11-14-|
E|---------------9-7-|-------------------------|
  
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anynamehere wrote on May 20 2004, 12:00 am

Very good tab, but I think the intro has a quick hammer-on like this

e------------------------
B------------------------
G------------------------
D---5h7--5h7-----5-------
A------------------7-----
E--------------------8---

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redwing_suck wrote on July 1 2004, 12:00 am

^yes, it does.

also, a problem with this tab is it doesnt indicate the change in time signature from 4/4 to 7/8.... and the notes are all so close to each other, one must assume that they are all played one right after the other.... some quick and easy spacing between the proper notes would help.

and the verse part is semi-wrong....
|-------------------------------------------------------
|-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5---2-------2---5/7-7-7-----10\-
|-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5---2-------2---5/7-7-7-----10\-
|-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5---2-------2---5/7-7-7-----10\-
|-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-3---0-------0---3/5-5-5---------
|-----------------------------3------------------------

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rollinstones89 wrote on July 19 2004, 12:00 am

Great tab jimmy page kicks ass. Zeppelin > the who

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