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EXHUMING MCCARTHY (Version 1)

(Riff taken from Wayne Ellis' version)


      G#    C#        G#   C#            G#  C#
You're beautiful more beautiful than me
     F#             G#     C#            G#  C#
You're honorable more honorable than me
 G#      C#   D#        C#
Loyal to the Bank of America


|--------------------------------|------2---------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------4b5-(4b5)-4-2----------2--|--4b5---4b5--4b5r4-p2----2--|
|---------------------4--2--4----|-----------------------4----|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-0--2---------------------------|----------------------------|


|---------------------------|---2-----------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|-2-------------------|--------------|
|-----2---2----2----2--4b5--|-----4b5-4--2--------|-2------------|
|--4----4---4----4----------|--------------4-2--4-|---4--4p2-4-2-|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|

(It's a sign of the times)  (It's a sign of the times)



      F#         B      F#            B
You're sharpening stones, walking on coals
  F#    B       C#    B
To improve your business acumen.
F#         B      F#            B
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
  F#    B       C#    B
To improve your business acumen.


 G#      C#      G#     C#   G#     C#     F#
Vested interest united ties, landed gentry rationalize
 G#        C#        G#  C# G#   C#    D#    C#
Look who bought the myth, by jingo, buy America


|--------------------------------|------2---------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------4b5-(4b5)-4-2----------2--|--4b5---4b5--4b5r4-p2----2--|
|---------------------4--2--4----|-----------------------4----|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-0--2---------------------------|----------------------------|


|---------------------------|---2-----------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|-2-------------------|--------------|
|-----2---2----2----2--4b5--|-----4b5-4--2--------|-2------------|
|--4----4---4----4----------|--------------4-2--4-|---4--4p2-4-2-|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|--------------|
(It's a sign of the times)    (it's a sign of the times)



      F#         B      F#            B
You're sharpening stones, walking on coals
  F#    B       C#    B
To improve your business acumen.
F#         B      F#            B
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
  F#    B       C#    B
To improve your business acumen.


G#    C#      G#    C#   G#     C#          F#
Enemy sighted enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
 G#        C#        G#  C# G#   C#    D#    C#
Look who bought the myth, by jingo, buy America



C / / / C / / /    Eb / / /  Eb / / /
                   "Let us not assassinate this man further
C / / /  C / / /                          Eb / / / Eb / / /
Senator, you've done enough.  Have you no sense of decency, sir?
              C / / /   C / / /                     Eb / / /   Eb / / /
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"


F   Eb   C#   B


       F#          B      F#          B
You're sharpening stones  walking on coals
F#   B           E
To improve your business acumens
F#          B      F#          B
sharpening stones  walking on coals
F#   B           E
To improve your business acumens


F#    B       F#    B    F#     B           E
Enemy sighted enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
 F#          B          F#        B
You've seen start and you've seen quit
(I'm addressing the table of content)
 F#       B           E
I always thought of you as quick
 F#          B          F#   B      F#      B           E
Exhuming McCarthy               Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)     (Meet me at the book burning)

{end on F#}



EXHUMING MCCARTHY (Version 2)

Transcribed by Wayne Ellis (ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk)

The guitars are tuned as follows: E A D G B E  (from low to high)

Intro
-------  

|------------------|------------------|         2 Bars of drums, alone.

Verse 1
---------

  G#       C#	     G#       C#	G#       C#	   F#
  D  D  U  D U D U 					   D  D  D  D  D D
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|------------------|
G-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-3--3--3--3--3-3/-|
D-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-4--4--4--4--4-4/-|
A-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-4--4--4--4--4-4/-|
E-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-2--2--2--2--2-2/-|
        X      		   X		      X 
You're beautiful More Beautiful    Than me              You're honourable More

 G#        C#	     G#       C#	G#       C#	    F#	   C#
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|-------4--6-6-6-6-|------------------|
G-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-5--5--4--6-6-6-6-|-/8--8---6-6-6-6--|
D-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-6--6--4--6-6-6-6-|-/8--8---6-6-6-6--|
A-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-6--6-------------|-/6--6---4-4-4-4--|
E-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|------------------|
        X      		   X		      X 
 Honourable Than me			Loyal to the	   Bank of America

Guitar Solo 1
---------------

E------------------|------------------|------------------|---2--------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|-4b--4[5]-4-2-----|----2-------------|-4b-4b--4brp2---2-|
D------------------|--------------4-2-|-4----------------|--------------4---|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E-0--2-------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
							 		
E------------------|------------------|----2-------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|-2----------------|------------------|
G-----2------2-----|----2------2--4b--|-----4b--2--------|----2-------------|
D--4------4--------|-4------4---------|------------4--2-(2h)4--4--4mbp2-4-2-|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
							 X	    *
(It's  a  sign  of  the  times)		(It's  a  sign  of  the  times)

* for the micro-bend (in 4mbp2) pull the string down - towards the high E 
  string, and then pulloff to fret 2.

Chorus 1
----------
 
  F#	     C#               B          F#       B	   C#      B    F#	
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G-3--3---4---6---6-|-6----------------|--3---------------|------------------|
D-4--4---4---6---6-|-6---6----4-------|--4--------4------|-6--6----4--------|
A-4--------------4-|-4---4----2--0--4-|--4--------2------|-4--4----2--0--4--|
E-2----------------|----------------2-|--2---------------|---------------2--|
		     X		 X	 U			      X
You're sharpening   Walking on coals	To improve your	  Business acumen
stones

    F#	        C#             B          F#  B	  C#       C#      B   
 F#		 
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G----3---4---------|------------------|---3--------------|------------------|
D----4---2-------6-|-6----6----4------|---4---4---6------|-6--6----4--------|
A----4-----------4-|-4----4----2-0--4-|---4---2---4------|-4--4----2-----4/-|
E----2-------------|----------------2-|---2--------------|------------0--2/-|
    		     X		 X	  U		      X	      X
You're sharpening   Walking on coals	To improve your    Business acumen
stones

Verse 2
---------

  G#       C#	     G#       C#	G#       C#	   F#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-1-----------|

 Vested    interest  United   ties	Land of   gentry    Rationalise	    
	
 G#       C#	     G#       C#	G#       C#	    F#	   C#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

Look who bought the myth		Buy   a   jingle   Buy    America
		   (Look who bought the myth)

			  F#
			E-----------------|
			B-----------------|
			G-3--3--3--3---3/-|	fill 1
			D-4--4--4--4---4/-|
			A-4--4--4--4---4/-|
			E-2--2--2--2---4/-|

Verse 2 is the same as verse 1, except where fill 1 is indicated.

Guitar Solo 2
---------------

E------------------|------------------|------------------|---2--------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|-4b--4[5]-4-2-----|----2-------------|-4b-4b--4brp2---2-|
D------------------|--------------4-2-|-4----------------|--------------4---|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E-0--2-------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B---------------2--|------------------|------------------|----5---7b9r7-b9r7|
G-----2--4--4b-----|--4b--2-----------|-----2-----4---2--|-/6---6-----------|
D--4---------------|---------4---2----|-4------4---------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 
(Its  a  sign  of  the  times)	       (Its  a  sign  of  the  times) 
 

Chorus 2
----------
				    slight rake
  F#	         C#             B          F#     B	   C#      B   	
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G-3--3---4-------6-|-6----------------|-3-3--------------|------------------|
D-4--4---4-------6-|-6----------4-----|-4-4-------4------|-6--6----4--------|
A-4--------------4-|-4----------2-----|-4-4-------2------|-4--4----2--------|
E-2----------------|------------------|-2-2--------------|------------------|
		     X		 	  U		      X	      
You're sharpening   Walking on coals	To improve your    Business acumen
stones
				    slight rake
    F#	        C#                B     F#        B	   C#      B
 F#		 
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G--3---------------|------------------|-3-3--------------|------------------|
D--4--4-------4--6-|-6-------------4--|-4-4-------4------|-6--6----4--------|
A--4--4-------2--4-|-4-------------2--|-4-4-------2------|-4--4----2--4-----|
E--2---------------|------------------|-2-2--------------|------------2-----|
    		     X		 	  U			      
You're sharpening   Walking on coals	To improve your    Business acumen
stones

Verse 3
---------

  G#       C#	     G#       C#	G#       C#	   F#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 Enemy    sighted    Enemy   met	I'm    addressing  The
realpolotik		 			 

 G#       C#	     G#       C#	G#       C#	    F#	    C#
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-2-----------|

Look who bought the myth		Buy  a  jingle	   Buy     America
		 (Look who bought the myth)

	 		 F#	  C#
			E------------------|
			B------------------|
			G-/8--8---6---6----|	fill 2
			D-/8--8---6---6----|
			A-/6--6---4---4----|
			E------------------|
			
Verse 3 is the same as verse 1, except where fill 2 is indicated.

Spoken Quote Section
----------------------

guitar 1 (mute throughout)
 C5		    C5		       D#5		  D#5
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------5-----|-----5-------5/---|-----8------------|-8---8---88/------|
D555--5------5-----|-----5-------5/---|888--8------------|-8---8---88/------|
A333--3---3-----3--|-3-------33-------|666------6--------|---6--------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
		   |		      |tr		 |		    |
guitar 2	   |		      |			 |		    |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
G-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

		 			     Let us not   assasinate this man 
							 further than the truth

 C5		    C5		       D#5		  D#5
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B----with-guitar3--|--double_fill-1---|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|-----8------------|-8---8---88-------|
D555---------------|------------------|888--8------------|-8---8---88-------|
A333---------------|------------------|666------6--------|--6---------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 tr		   |		      |tr		 |		    |
guitar 2	   |		      |			 |		    |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
G-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

but you've done enough  have you no	sense of decency,  sir, at long last

C5		    C5		       D#5		  D#5
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B----with-guitar3--|--double_fill-2---|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|---------8--------|-----8---8--------|
D555----------55---|-5--55-------55---|888--8---8--8-----|-8---8---8---8/---|
A333----------33---|-3--33-------33---|666--6----6-6-----|-66----------6/---|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 tr		   |		      |tr		 |		    |
guitar 2	   |		      |			 |		    |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
G-----5-------5----|-----5-------5----|-----8-------8----|-----8-------8----|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

have you left	    no sense of decency ?

   F5	   D#5	     C#5      B5
guitar 1
E------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|
D--10---------8----|--6----------4----|
A--8----------6----|--4----------2----|
E------------------|------------------|


		E------------------|-0----------------|
		B-----5------------|-5-------5--------|   guitar 3
		G---------5--------|-----5-------5----| double_fill 1
		D------------------|------------------|
		A------------------|------------------|
		E------------------|------------------|

		E-----3------------|------------------|
		B-----5-------3----|-5-------5--------|   guitar 3
		G---------5--------|-----5-------5----| double_fill 2
		D------------------|------------------|
		A------------------|------------------|
		E------------------|------------------|

Verse 4
---------

  F#       B	     F#	      B  	F#       B  	    E
E------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------0---|
B-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|----------------0-|
G-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|--1---1---1-------|
D-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|--2---2---2-------|
A-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|--2---2---2-------|
E-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|--0---0---0-------|
        X		   X		      X
You're sharpening  Walking on coals    To improve your	  Business acumens
stones	  

 F#       B	     F#	      B  	F#       B  	    C#	     B
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|-------2--4-4-4-4-|-/6---6---4---4-4-|
G-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-3--3--2--4-4-4-4-|-/6---6---4---4-4-|
D-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-4--4--2--4-4-4-4-|-/6---6---4---4-4-|
A-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-4--4-------------|-/4---4---2---2-2-|
E-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|-2--2-------------|------------------|
	X		   X		      X
You're sharpening Walking on coals	To improve your    Business acumens  
stones

Verse 5
---------

  F#       B	     F#	      B  	F#       B  	    E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-3----------|

Enemy     sighted   Enemy    met       I'm     addressing  The
realpolotik		

  F#       B	     F#	      B  	F#       B  	    C#	     B
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|

You've seen Stalin You've seen Dresden I always  thought of You as quick

			E-------------0-0--|			
			B------------------|			
			G--1---1---1-------| fill 3 		
			D--2---2---2-------|			
			A--2---2---2-------|		
			E--0---0---0-------|		

Verse 5 is the same as verse 4, except where fill 3 is indicated.

Outro
-------

  F#       B	     F#	      B  	F#       B  	    E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-4-----------|
 
 Exhuming   McCarthy			Exhuming  McCarthy	
		

  F#       B	     F#	      B  	F#       B  	    C#	     B
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-fill-5-----------|

 Exhuming  McCarthy			Exhuming  McCarthy

	E--------------0---|			E------------------|
	B----------------0-|			B-/6---6----4--4---|
	G--1---1-----------| fill 4 		G-/6---6----4--4---| fill 5
	D--2---2-----------|			D-/6---6----4--4---|
	A--2---2-----------|			A-/4---4-----------|
	E--0---0-----------|			E------------------|

The Outro is the same as verse 4, except where fills 4 and 5 are indicated.

TAB Key
---------

	b  - bend a semitone (1 fret)
       YbZ - bend the note at fret Y to the same pitch 
	     as the note found at fret Z
	mb - microtone bend (see record for further details)
	r  - release previous bend
        rZ - release previous bend to the same pitch as
	     the note found at fret Z
       Y[Z]- Play the note at fret Y which has been previously bent
	     to the same pitch as that found on fret Z. (The bend
	     is silent when playing this note)
	h  - hammer on
	p  - pulloff
	/  - slide up
	\  - slide down
	X  - mute with palm of picking hand
	U  - upstroke
	D  - downstroke
	tr - tremolo picking
       ( ) - incidental note

Notes
-------

The verses of the song are all quite similar. Verses 1,2 and 3 are
made up of A (G#, C#)[3],F# - (G# C#)[3] F# C# progression over
8-bars. Each verse differs slightly an bars 4 and 8 - after the
first verse these changes are shown as 'fills'. The differences are 
only slight.

In verses 4 and 5 (and also in the Outro) the original verse riff is 
transposed down by a whole tone (by moving the original chords down 
by 2 frets) giving A (F#, B)[3],E - (F# B)[3] E B progression. Again,
the riff played over the (F# B)[3] section is constant with only 
slight changes occurring in bars 4 and 8. (These are also shown as 
fills)

The 2 guitar solos are based on the F# minor pentatonic scale, using
the 'standard box' pattern (with extension) found at the second fret.
Both solos share the same first 4-bars.

Some of the notation in the guitar solos may need clarification....
The term '4brp2' (in the 4th bar of solo 1) is an attempt to notate
a fluid movement of the wrist used to fret the notes.
The note on the 4th fret is bent by 1 semitone (the same as the note
found on the 5th fret) then released and then pulled-off to the 2nd
fret - all in one movement. Other terms, such as 4mbp2, can be
explained in a similar way. The note at the 4th fret is bend slightly
(i.e. less than a semitone - listen to the record for the exact bend)
and the pull-off to fret 2. All in one movement. Listen to the record
and it should become clear.

The spoken word section contains 2 guitars. Guitar 1 plays the main
rhythm part, which is based on playing partial power chords. Guitar 2
plays diads, - these have a reggae type of feel to them, as they are
played on beats 2 and 4 of each bar. Guitar 3 is used to add a melody
over the C5 sections these are shown as double_fills 1 and 2. The fills
also sound as if they may have been doubled, to get a thicker sound.

The choruses are all different, but follow the same structure. They 
are made up of partial chords - its just a matter of playing the 
chords shown above the TAB to match the vocal phrasing to get the
'loose effect' heard on the record. 

This Transcription (c) Copyright DarkMusic 1994. ReVamped for '96.

Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome.

             Wayne Ellis email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

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GMCampey wrote on October 26 2009, 07:58 am

The verses have a lot more C#s in...

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