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artist: R.E.M.
"Belong"
tabbed by jurre. LOOK FOR MORE OF MY TABS



GUITAR 1:

The chords for the verses are always strummed with a slow downstroke near
the bridge on the first beat of each measure.  They are G, C/G, Dsus4/G,
and back to G.  At the same time the backup vocalist sings G, C, D, and
rests for the 4th measure.

              G		   C/G		    G5
         ----------	-----------	-----------
         E A D G B E    E A D G B E     E A D G B E
Head     _ _ 0 0 _ _	_ _ _ 0 _ 0     _ X 0 0 _ _
Fret 1   _ _ _ _ _ _	_ _ _ _ * _	_ _ _ _ _ _
Fret 2   _ * _ _ _ _	_ _ * _ _ _	_ _ _ _ _ _
Fret 3   * _ _ _ * *	* * _ _ _ _	* _ _ _ * *


The Refrain uses the same chords, but is strummed with the following
rhythm pattern:
1  E  +  A  2  E  +  A  3  E  +  A  4  E  +  A
s  s  s  s  e  _  s  e  _  s  s  s  s  s  s  s

You can mess around with this pattern a little bit as the muse inspires
you, but since repetition is what really drives this song, you should
mostly stick to it.


GUITAR 2:
The part that was listed as the "guitar into" on your web page is
basically it.  That part is also played during the first two verses.  If
you want to give your second guitarist a little more to do, they can strum
along with the Guitar 1 during the refrain using another chord voicing.  I
personally like this one (do not strum either E-string):

               G                    C/G                Dsus4/G

Fret 10    _ * _ _ _ _            _ * * _ _ _          _ * _ _ _ _
Fret 11    _ _ _ _ _ _            _ _ _ _ _ _          _ _ _ _ _ _
Fret 12    _ _ * * * _            _ _ _ * _ _	       _ _ * * X _
Fret 13    _ _ _ _ _ _            _ _ _ _ * _          _ _ _ _ _ _


BASS:
The meat & potatoes of this song, but not too tough to play.  You may want
to let some of the vocal duties be handled by the bassist (but *not* the
spoken word part!  The bass must stay on the beat, and the spoken vocals
must remain independent of it... This can become a lot like the old "pat
your head and rub your stomache" trick).

During the into & verses, stay put on the low G (yes, you are a petal
tone) using the following rhythm:

1  E  +  A  2  E  +  A  3  E  +  A  4  E  +  A
q  _  _  _  e  _  s  e  _  (rest)

For the refrain, play on G for the first measure, C on the second, and
back to G for the next two, using the following rhythm (mess around with it
A lot):

1  E  +  A  2  E  +  A  3  E  +  A  4  E  +  A
q  _  _  _  E  _  s  E  _  E  _  s  E  _  E _

There are also two bass fills that are used un the refrian, both at the
end of a phrase.  The first, and more frequest, is this:

      q      E se   se  E  E
e	 |3---3-33-30-1-2|

	The other is simply a desending G-maj scale:
     E  E se   E E  E  se
g  |----------------|
d  |----54-2--------|
a  |---------5-3-2--|
e  |3-3-----------5-|

These fills can be inserted at will during the refrain, as long as some
tasteful restraint is used.


Lyrics:

Her world collapsed early Sunday morning.
She got up from the kitchen table,
folded the newspaper and silenced the radio.

Those creatures jumped the barricades
and have headed for the sea,
sea.

{Chorus:}
Oh............

Those creatures jumped the barricades
and have headed for the sea.
She began to breathe, to breathe at the thought of such freedom,

stood and whispered to her child, belong.
She held the child and whispered with calm, calm;
belong.

{Chorus:}
Oh............

She stood and whispered to her child, belong.
She held the child and whispered with calm, calm;
belong.

{Chorus:}

Those barricades can only hold for so long.
Her world collapsed early Sunday morning.
She took the child, held tight, opened the window;
a breath, this song, how long, and knew, knew; belong.

{Chorus:}
Oh............
(2X & End with Verse chords)


-----
BELONG (from the songbook)


G: 3x000x   Gsus4: 3x001x    G5: 3x0033


Intro riff:

E-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------0--------------0--------------0-------|  x 4
D-|----0-h-4----------0-h-4--------0-h-4----------4--|
A-|-5------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|


{The following chords are only strummed once, unless otherwise noted.}

G                         Gsus4
Her world collapsed early Sunday morning.
                    G5
She got up from the kitchen table,
                           G
folded the newspaper and silenced the radio.
G                           Gsus4                     G5                G
Those creatures jumped the barricades and have headed for the sea, sea.


{Then strum G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............


G                                     Gsus4
Those creatures jumped the barricades and have headed for the sea.
          G5                                       G
She began to breathe, to breathe at the thought of such freedom,

stood and whispered to her child, belong.
Gsus4                            G5                             G
She held the child and whispered with calm, calm; belong.


{Then strum G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............


G           Gsus4                                     G5        G
        She stood and whispered to her child, belong.
G                    Gsus4                                G5
        She held the child and whispered with calm, calm;    belong.


{Then strum G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

G                                  Gsus4
These barricades can only hold for so long.
                             G5
Her world collapsed early Sunday morning.
                           G
She took the child held tight, opened the window;
G                        Gsus4                       G5         G
a breath, this song, how long, and knew, knew; we belong.

{Then strum G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

{Chorus:}
G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

{Chorus:}
G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

{Chorus:}
G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............
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