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The Poet And The Muse Tab

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Both listening to the music in and playing Alan Wake got this stuck in my head.
I HAD to figure it out (by ear of course since no one else had tabbed it out yet).
So here you go, The Poet and the Muse by Poets of the Fall AKA Gods of Asgard.
This is for Tor and Odin.

INTRO:

 1st Guitar

|------------------0-------------------2p0-------------------------|
|------------3-------3-----------0---------0-----------------------|
|--------4-----4-------4-----2-----2---------2-------2-----2h4p2---|
|------4---4-----4---------2---2-----2-------------2-----2-------2-|
|--0-2-------------------0-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------2-----3-----------|

Then you play A, F#m then quickly go on to the 2 in:

Well call this Lick #1 for future reference.

|----------5-----4-----|
|------3-----3-----3---|
|----4---4-----4-----4-|
|----------------------| and repeat. Let the 2 ring throughout.
|--2-------------------|
|----------------------|

 2nd Guitar

|-------7(rings)------------------------------------------9---5------------|
|---------------------10(rings)-------10-------------12---9---5------------|
|-----7-----------6---------------------------------------10--6------4---4-|
|--9------------9---9-------------9h11---9h11----9h12------------4-----4---|
|----------------------------------------------------------------2---------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then you let guitar 1 play Lick #1 until he starts to sing.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You know repeat all of the intro 3 times, and then you play the chorus:

CHORUS:

Play this every time he goes to the chorus.
A measure is 4 beats in this song.

        G for a measure.
        A for a measure.
        Bm for a measure.
        E for 2 measures.
        A for a measure.
        Then strum G once. A once.
        Then play Lick #1 and go back to the intro for the verses.

You will play the next verses, the chorus once more,
some verses again, and then it will slow down, but you dont play the full
intro, you play the Bm pattern, then A pattern, the you strum F#m, G, A,
F#m, and Bm. Then the solo begins:

solo (sorry if its a little off, I think its right):

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------15h17b19-17b19b17-15h17--1717p15p14-----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------13--|
|--16--161616---16h18b19--18p16----------------------------------------13-|
|------------------------------17-----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--17b20-17p15h17--11-12-14-14b15-12-------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------12-14-14b15vibrato-12-14-|
|------------------------------------1414--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------10-12---14-15p14p12h14--|
|--------------------------------------------10-12-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------9-11-------------------------------|
|-121212p9--------9999-11111111-121212-------------------------------------|
|----------121212----------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                       its 4 elevens not 8 ones in case it confused you
|--15-17b19-|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|

Now go right back into the chorus and play it twice.
Instead of playing Lick #1, you play, (as the last chord progression)
G strumming for 2 beats, not once, A strumming for 2 beats,
Bm strumming for a full measure, then strum E once for 2 beats, and F#m once for 2 beats.
Then start the chorus over. The second time play a bit slower and you stop at the Bm
chord, after that he plays this:

|-------2-| let ring.
|---2-----|
|-4---4---|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|

There you go! The Poet and the Muse.
Listen to it while you play
and it will help immensely, trust me.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Here's the lyrics as well, in order.

Theres an old town wrought with mystery of Tom
The poet and his muse
And the magic lake
Which gave a life
To the words the poet used

Now the muse she was his happiness
And he rhymed about her grace
And told her stories of treasures
Deep beneath the blackened waves

Till in the stillness of one dawn
Still in its mystic crown
The muse she went down to the lake
And in the waves she drowned

And now to see your love set free
You will need the witches cabin key
Find the lady of the light gone mad with the night
Thats how you reshape destiny

The Poet came down to the lake
To call out to his dear
When there was no answer
He was overcome with fear

He searched in vain for his treasure lost
And too soon the night would fall
And only his own echo
Would wail back at his call

And when he swore to bring back his love
By the stories he'd create
Nightmares shifted endlessly
In the darkness of the lake

And now to see your love set free
You will need the witches cabin key
Find the lady of the light gone mad with the night
Thats how you reshape destiny

In the dead of night she came to him
with darkness in her eyes
Wearing a mourning gown
Sweet words as her disguise

He took her in without a word
For he saw his grave mistake
And vowed them both to silence
Deep beneath the lake

Now if its real or just a dream
One mystery remains
For it is said
On moonless nights
they may still haunt this place

And now to see your love set free
You will need the witches cabin key
Find the lady of the light gone mad with the night
Thats how you reshape destiny

And now to see your love set free
You will need the witches cabin key
Find the lady of the light gone mad with the night
Thats how you reshape destiny
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Musicismylife77 wrote on June 21 2010, 03:16 am

Awesome! This song got stuck in my head like crazy as well, Alan Wake is one awesome game, and Poets Of The Fall are amazing. This is pretty much perfect. You got some talent there finding out this one by ear, I was having a lot of trouble trying to haha. Thanks.

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gwlundin wrote on June 21 2010, 07:21 am

Yeah I agree completely. Cant wait for the sequel, and thanks, yeah it took me awhile to really get the little details but once you know the chords, they pretty much stay around the same progression. Thanks for the comment.

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axman817 wrote on June 25 2010, 02:59 am

Wow this is an amazing tab man great job.

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