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Drunkship Of Lanterns Tab

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Band: The Mars Volta
Albm: De-Loused In The Comatorium
Song: Drunkship Of Lanterns
Part: All

Guitar Interpretation by Andrew Cheong [20050921]

=================================================

The general meter of the song appears as so:

|x--x--x-x--x--x-x--x--x-x--x--x-|
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

It is most clearly audible in the bass drum.

All measures include exact rhythmic notation if dashes are included.
All measures, unless otherwise stated, contain eight beats.

p = pull-off
h = hammer-on
b = bend half-step (sometimes back and forth)
~ = sixteenth-notes
X = mute


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[0:00]
e|0-------------------------------|------1-------------------------|
B|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
G|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
D|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[0:06]
e|0-------------------------------|------1-------------------------|
B|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
G|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
D|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


=============================================================================

[0:12]
e|The verse is an almost-random combination of the following notes.|
B|                                |                                |
G|                                |0 2 5 4 0 5 4 7 0 5 4 4 0 5 4 7 |
D|0 2 5 2     252 0 2 5 7     5 5 |                                | x3.5
A|        0/5             0/5     |                                |
E|                                |                                |


=============================================================================

[0:34]
e|------1---------------0---------|
B|------0---------------0----6----|
G|------0---------------0-------7-|
D|------0---------------0---------|
A|0--0----------------------------|
E|----------------0--0------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[0:37]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5\1-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

* Let the letter "A" stand for the 10th fret, A, to preserve rhythm.

[0:43]
e|------------------------0-------|------1-------------------------|
B|0-------------------------------|------0--------------------6----|
G|--------------------------------|------0-----------------------7-|
D|2b------------------------------|------0-------------------------|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0--0-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[0:49]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


=============================================================================

[0:56]
e|The verse is an almost-random combination of the following notes.|
B|                                |                                |
G|                                |0 2 5 4 0 5 4 7 0 5 4 4 0 5 4 7 |
D|0 2 5 2     252 0 2 5 7     5 5 |                                | x3.5
A|        0/5             0/5     |                                |
E|                                |                                |


=============================================================================

[1:17]
e|------1---------------0---------|
B|------0---------------0----6----|
G|------0---------------0-------7-|
D|------0---------------0---------|
A|0--0----------------------------|
E|----------------0--0------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[1:20]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5\1-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

[1:27]
e|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------0-------|
B|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------0--6----|
G|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------------7-|
D|0-------------------------------|------0-------------------------|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[1:33]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5\1-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

[1:39]
e|--------------------------------|------0-----------------0-------|
B|--------------------------------|------0-----------------0--6----|
G|--------------------------------|------0-----------------------7-|
D|2b------------------------------|------0-------------------------|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0----0-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[1:46]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5\1-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


=============================================================================

[1:52]
e|--------------------------------|    |--------|
B|--------------------------------|    |--------|
G|--------------------------------|    |--------|
D|--2222--22222-----2222--22222---| x4 |--2222--|
A|--00030-00000-----00030-00000---|    |--00030-|
E|-------3---------------3--------|    |-------3|
        ph*             ph*                   ph*
 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |    |1 + 2 + |
                                        Two-Beat Fill

* Pull-Off the C to play the open A, and hammer-on the G.


=============================================================================

[2:05]
e|--------------------------------|                                   |
B|10----10----10----10----14--12--|                                   |
G|--11----11----11----11----0-----|9 12 9           9       9       9 |
D|--------------------------------|       10 9 12 9   10 12   10 12   |
A|----9-----9-----9-----12--------|                                   |
E|--------------------------------|                                   |
                                     h  p    p h  p      h       h
 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[2:12]
e|--------------------------------|                                         |
B|10----10----10----10----14--12--|                             10    10    |
G|--11----11----11----11----0-----|                           9    11    12 |
D|--------------------------------|      10 12 10    10 12 10               |
A|----9-----9-----9-----12--------|10 12          12                        |
E|--------------------------------|                                         |
                                      h     h  p  h
[2:18]
e|--------------------------------|                             14    |
B|10----10----10----10----14--12--|                     12     //  12 |
G|--11----11----11----11----0-----|                        11 //      |
D|--------------------------------|               14         //       |
A|----9-----9-----9-----12--------|         15 14    15               |
E|--------------------------------|12 15 12                           |
                                      h  p     p
 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[2:25]
e|--------------------------------|                  15    17    |
B|10----10----10----10----14--12--|12 14          14    14    15 |
G|--11----11----11----11----0-----|      13    15                |
D|--------------------------------|         12                   |
A|----9-----9-----9-----12--------|                              |
E|--------------------------------|                              |

[2:31]
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-14-14-14-12-12-12-|
G|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 |1  +  a  2  +  a  3  +  a  4  +  a  5  +  a  6  +  a  7  +  a  8  +  a  |
  Eight Beats of Triplets

[2:34]
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--8--8--8--|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[2:38]
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-14-14-14-12-12-12-|
G|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 |1  +  a  2  +  a  3  +  a  4  +  a  5  +  a  6  +  a  7  +  a  8  +  a  |

[2:41]
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--8--------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


=============================================================================

[2:44]
e|0-------------------------------|------1-------------------------|
B|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
G|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
D|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[2:50]
e|0-------------------------------|------1-------------------------|
B|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
G|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
D|0-------------------------------|------0-----------------xxxxxxxx|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


=============================================================================

[2:56]
e| The verse is an almost-random combination of the following notes. |
B|                |                |                |                |
G|                |                |0 2 5 7 0 5 4 7 |0 5 4 4 0 5 4 7 |
D|0 2 5 7     5 7 |0 2 5 7     5 7 |                |                | x3.5
A|        0/5     |        0/5     |                |                |
E|                |                |                |                |


=============================================================================

[3:18]
e|------1---------------0---------|
B|------0---------------0----6----|
G|------0---------------0-------7-|
D|------0---------------0---------|
A|0--0----------------------------|
E|----------------0--0------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[3:21]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5\1-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

[3:27]
e|--------------------------------|------1-------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|------0--------------------6----|
G|--------------------------------|------0-----------------------7-|
D|2b------------------------------|------0-------------------------|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0--0-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[3:33]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5\1-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

[3:40]
e|--------------------------------|------1-------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|------0--------------------6----|
G|--------------------------------|------0-----------------------7-|
D|2b------------------------------|------0-------------------------|
A|---------------------------3--5-|0--0----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[3:46]
e|8-----0-7--0----7-------5--0--0-|------7-------7-7b-7b-7b--------|
B|---6----------6-------5----4b-4b|---6-------6----Ab-Ab-Ab6-------|
G|-------------------7------------|7-------7-------------------5\1-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


=============================================================================


Yes, there is an 8/8 meter in this section.  Listen to the drummer.

[3:52]
e|19------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|------------------17----20------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------21------19--|
D|------------------------------20|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[3:59]
e|--------------------------------|----------------20--------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|19----------------------21------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

[4:06]
e|--------------------------------|--------------------17----------|
B|----17------------------20------|----------------------------16--|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------18----|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[4:15]
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|----------------20--------------|--------------------------------|
G|19b-----------------------------|-----------------------\18------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


=============================================================================

[4:21]
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--2222--22222-----2222--22222---| x4
A|--00030-00000-----00030-00000---|
E|-------3---------------3--------|
        ph              ph
 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[4:33]
e|--------------------------------|     |--------|
B|--------------------------------|     |--------|
G|--------------------------------|     |--------|
D|--2222--22222-----2222--22222---| x16 |--------|
A|--00030-00000-----00030-00000---|     |--0--0--|
E|-------3---------------3--------|     |--------|
        ph              ph 
 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |     |1 + 2 + |
                                         Two-Beat Fill

* Hold out the last note of each set.


=============================================================================

[5:25]
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|12~~8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|10~~6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| x3
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |

[5:43]
e|--------------------------------|-----------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------|
G|8~~~98~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|8~~~98~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------|
A|6~~~76~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|6~~~76~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +|
                                   Six-Beat Measure

=============================================================================

[5:49]
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--2222--22222-----2222--22222---| x2.5
A|--00030-00000-----00030-00000---|
E|-------3---------------3--------|
        ph              ph

=============================================================================


[At the end, there are 21 8-beat measures of beats and effects.]


=============================================================================

This tab was ear-transcribed over approximately twelve hours.
Randomization is the best approximation for the verse.
Whatever happens at 2:23 was omitted due to laziness.
The guitar solo at 5:02 was omitted due to laziness.
The 21-measure ending was omitted due to laziness.
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nibbleschew wrote on January 2 2007, 08:06 pm

great tab man. I like your use of the time signatures, not many that I've seen do that, especially for a band like the mars volta. You should check out some of my tabs I put in like Tetragrammaton, or Frances the Mute. but yea yet again well done

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