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From rec.music.rem Thu Mar 31 23:02:15 1994
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Subject: TAB: guitar TAB for _Fables_of_the_Reconstruction_
Date: 30 Mar 1994 20:20:56 GMT
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FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION  

Contains: Feeling Gravity's Pull, Maps and Legends, Driver 8, Life and How 
	  to Live It, Can't Get There From Here, Wendell Gee
Missing:  Old Man Kensey, Kohoutek, Auctioneer (Another Engine),



FEELING GRAVITYS PULL

{opening riff}
   
#har denotes harmonics on that fret
(E) --------------------0--------------------------5har--
(B) -12-------12------0---0----------7har----------5har--
(G)----11-10----11-10----------------7har----------5har--
(D)----------------------------------7har----------5har--
(A)----------------------------------7har----------------
(E)-------------------------7-7777-7------7-7777-7-------
 
  {play the riff but start with the stuff on the 7th fret of
   the low E string}
 I fell asleep at just about every paragraph
 Read the scene where gravity is pulling me around
 Peel back the mountains peel back the sky
 Stomp gravity into the floor
 It's a Man Ray kind of sky
 I'll show you what I can do with it
 Time and distance are out of place here
 
 
{The riff is like this:
(B) ------0------0------0------0----
(G) ----0------0------0------0------
(D) --------------------------------
(A) -----------------------0--------
(E) -0------2-------3---------------

 Step up, step up, step up the sky is opening
					{of course, start the riff again}
 With the lightest mind I felt gravity pull
 
 Somewhere near the end it's sad
 You can't do this I said I can
 To shift sway rivers shift, oceans fall and mountains drift
 It's a Man Ray kind of sky
 I'll show you what I can do with it

 Step up, step up, step up. The sky is opening.
					   C
 With the lightest mind, I felt gravity pull...
 
	       D       C          D          
 ...onto my eyelids. Holding my head straight-
  C                              B
 This is the easiest task I've ever had to do...
 
 I fell asleep at just about every paragraph
 Read the scene where gravity is pulling me around
 Shift the swaying river's shift
 Oceans fall and mountains drift
 It's a Man Ray kind of sky
 I'll show you what I can do with it
 Time and distance are out of place here
 
 ________________
 This is the easiest task I've ever had to do...
{The end follows these chords:  B  C  B  C  B  C  B C D B}
 Gravity pulls me down



MAPS AND LEGENDS
 
{intro:}
Em   D2   Em   (A)  --0-h-2-----
	       (E)  --------3--3-0
 
 Is he to be reached, he's not to be reached
 Is he to be reached, he's not to be reached
  D2       Em      D2       Em
 Call the fool in company
  D2     Em      F#m           A
 On his own where he'd rather be
  D2       Em       D2     Em       D2        Em    F#m          A/Asus4
 Where he ought to be he sees what you can't see, can't you see that
 
{same as intro}
 Maybe he's caught in the legend
 maybe he's caught in the mood
 Maybe these maps and legends
 Have been misunderstood
 
 Down the way the roads divided
 Name me the places you have seen
 Those who know what I don't know
 Have heard of the yellow red and green
{the break follows these chords}
D  Dm   F   C     D  Dm   F F    D  Dm   F  C

 
 The map that she's made him doesn't seem real
 He just sees whatever he sees
 Point to the legend point to the east
 Point to the yellow red and green



DRIVER 8

riff:   (G) -------------------4---0---0---0---0---0---
	(D) ---------------s-5----5---5--4---2---0-----
	(A) --------2-0-2-3----------------------------
	(E) 0-0-2-3------------------------------------  repeat....
 
  Em            Am       G        G/F#
 The walls are built up stone by stone
  Em            Am          G     G/F#
 The fields divided one by one
  Em                      Am
 And the train conductor says
	 G            G/F#      Em       Am
 Take a break driver 8, driver 8 take a break
	     G                 G/F#
 We've been on this shift too long
 
  D         C                D
 And the train conductor says
	  C            D        C           D
 Take a break driver 8, driver 8 take a break
	  C              Em     Em/F#     Em/G    Em/F#     Em Em/F# Em/G Em/F#
 We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away

{on that part, you can play the Em Em/F# Em/G Em chords, or you can play
 this riff:

(D)------0-------0------0--------0--
(A) ---2-------2------2-------2-----
(E) -0-------2------3------2--------
 
 Saw a treehouse on the outskirts of the farm
 Power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged
 Bells are ringing through the town again
 Children look up all they hear is sky-blue bells ringing
 
  Am                    C
 Way to seal the hated heat
  G                     D
 Way to put myself to sleep
  Am                    C
 Way to seal the hated heat
  G                     D/Dsus4
 Way to put myself my children to sleep
 
 Pilot did this song in a plane like that one
 She is selling faith on a hotel crusade
 Locomotive 8, Southern Crescent hear the bells ring again
 This field of wheat is looking thin
 
 And the train conductor says
 Take a break driver 8, driver 8 take a break
 We've been on this shift too long



LIFE AND HOW TO LIVE IT

intro:
    "C"                                            "D"
(B) ----5-------7--------5------5------5------------7----8---10----10----10-s-12
(G) ------5--------5--------5------5--------5---------7----7----7-----7--------
(D) -xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
(A) -3------3---------3-------3-------3--------3-s-5----5-----5---5-----5------
{of course repeat, end on "C" chord}
{riff}
(B) -7--7--7--5--5--x--x--5--x--x--5--5--s--7--7--x--x--
(G) -5--5--5--5--5--7--7--5--7--7--5--5--s--7--7--9--7--9--7....
(D) -5--5--5--x--x--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--s--7--7--7--7--9--7.....
					     {hang on those last 2 notes}
{repeat riff as necessary or play chords over verse}
C                                  D
Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way
C                          D
To yours to go between the wall was razed today
C                                               D
To yours the names before your others and your own
C                                       D
Keep these books well stocked away and take your happy home

   G5                  Gsus4          G             Gsus4     D
My carpenter's out and running about talking to the street
{same as before}
My pockets are out and running about
Walking in the street to tell what I have hidden there

Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way
To yours to go between the wall was razed today
Raze the walls the childish flaws the carpenters should wrestle
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best

{somewhere around her, there's that little break "Listen to the holler..."
chords are:  F  Fsus4     C     D

The hills ringing hear the words in time
Listen to the holler listen to my walls within my tongue
When my ears go tin the air quicken tension build ________ inference suddenly
Life and how to live it

Raze the walls the childish flaws the carpenters should wrestle
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best
Read about the wisdom lost a knock a knock a knock
A secret knock one hammer's locked the other wisdom lost

Listen listen to the holler
I will write a book it will be called Life and How to Live It



CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE

Bm7  Bm  C#m        B  
When the world is a monster
Bm7 Bm   C#m        B
Bad to swallow you whole
E                              B     G# (open B and E strings)
Kick the clay that holds those teeth in
G6                          F# (open B and E strings)
Throw your troubles out the door

Bm7 Bm   C#m         B
If you're needing inspiration
Bm7   C#m             B     B7
Philomath is where I go
E                        B   G#
Lawyer Jeff he knows the lowdown
G6                        F#
He's mighty glad to visit home

E         A        F#      B
I've been there I know the way
Can't get there from here
			 .......F#

{same as other verse}
When your hands are feeling empty
Stick heads jumpin off the ground, 'round
Tris is sure to shirr the deers out
Run away sing my song

B           D                  A   B
Hands down Calechee bound
B           D                  A   B
Landlocked kiss the ground
Dirt of seven continents going round and round
Go on ahead Mr. Citywide hypnotized, suit and tied
Gentlemen, testify
		      .....F#

{same as before}
If your world is a monster
Bad to swallow you whole
Philomath they know the lowdown
Throw your troubles out the door

{ending}   E  E E7 E7 E7


GREEN GROW THE RUSHES

The song opens with this, the chorus (3 times):
E---0----------------0-----0-------
B-----2-3-SL-5-5-0-----3-----3---3-        SL - slide up
G------------------4-----4-----4---        sl - slide down
D----------------------------------         H - hammer on
A-0--------------------------------         h - hammer off
E----------------------------------

Then, after the third time through:
E---2-----2-----2-2-2-2-2-----------
B-----3-----3---3-3-3-3-3-0---------
G-4-----4-----4-4-4-4-4-4-0---------
D-----------------------------------
A-----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------

The chords are D Dsus D G Bm E with some picking thrown in (2 times):
E-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-3-----------2-----------0-0---------0------------------
B-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------3-----------0---0---------0----------------
G-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-----------4-----------1-----1-H-2-----0--------------
D-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-4-----------2------------------------------
A-----------2-2-2---0-H-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------
E-----------3-3-3-3---------------------0------------------------------

Then, in a 7ChineseBros kind of way, hit the D string in a steady
rhythym and add the G-string notes appropriately (listen to the disk):
E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-11-9-9-9-11-11-11-9-7-7-7-H-9-h-7-4-7-7
D--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------
Go through this twice, then back to the chords, and then the chorus
again.  All the verses have this structure until the last one.

In the last verse, after the chords, it goes like:
E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-12-11-11-11----
D--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------7---7--------------------------------------------------------
G-12-11-7---7---14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-11-9-9-9-12-11-9-11-9-7--
D--0--0-0---0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-9-9-9-11-9-7-14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14---
D-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------7---7--------------------------------------------
G-12-11-11-11-12-11-7---7---14-14-14-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-11-9-9-9-12--
D--0--0--0--0--0--0-0---0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0--
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-11-9-11-9-7-9-9-9-11-9-7-12-11-9-11-9-7-9-9-9-11-9-7-12-11-9-11-9-7--
D--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-9-9-9-11-9-7-11-11-11-11-11-12-11-11---------------------------------
D-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------



GOOD ADVICES

The basic chords for this song are E, D and A, although not the normal
open E, D and A.  There's also an Em and some picking as well.

Here are the chords as I hear them, but due to the numerous guitar
tracks on the studio version, your guess is as good as mine:

  E      D     A    Em    D-lick
E-0------0-----0----0-----2-----0--------------------------------------
B-0------0-----0----0-----3-3-----3---3--------------------------------
G-9------7-----6----0-----2---2-----2----------------------------------
D-9------7-----7----2-----0--------------------------------------------
A-7------5-----0----2--------------------------------------------------
E-0------X-----X----0--------------------------------------------------

The song fades in on the E chord and the verses go:
E
When you greet a stranger,     | Verse II:
D                              |   When you greet a stranger,
Look at his shoes.             |   Look at her hands,
A                       E      |   Keep your money in your hands,
Keep your money in your shoes, |   Put your travel behind.
	 D-lick                |
Put your trouble behind.       |

CHORUS:
				      Who are you going to
E-0-0---0--------0-0--------------0---------0-------5-----5------------
B-0---0-0--------0---0--------------5---------5-------5-----5---5------
G-2-----2-slide>-4-----4-slide>-6-----6-h-7-----6-6-----6-----6--------
D-2-----2-slide>-4--------------------------------7-----7-----7--------
A-0-----0--------0-----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

	call  for?
E---0-----0----------0-----0-------  Chords:
B-----0-----0---0------0-----0---0-  E   A                   E
G----------------------------------      What do you have to say?
D-7-----7-----7----7-----7-----7---
A-0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0---
E----------------------------------

	    Keep you hat on your head
E-0-0---0--------0-0--------------0---------0-------5-----5------------
B-0---0-0--------0---0--------------5---------5-------5-----5---5------
G-2-----2-slide>-4-----4-slide>-6-----6-h-7-----6-6-----6-----6--------
D-2-----2-slide>-4--------------------------------7-----7-----7--------
A-0-----0--------0-----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

						       E
				   Home is a long way away
E---0-----0----------0-----0---------0-----0---------------------------
B-----0-----0---0------0-----0---0-----0-----0-------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-7-----7-----7----7-----7-----7---7-----7-----------------------------
A-0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse III:                         |  Verse IV:
At the end of the day,             |  When you greet a stranger,
I'll forget your name.             |  Look at his shoes.
I'd like it here if I couldn't     |  Keep your memories in your shoes,
Even see you from a long way away. |  Put your travel behind.

CHORUS (as above):

Break:
Em
At the end of the day,
When there are no friends.

Verse V: (wierd but it works)         Verse VI:
And there are no lovers.           |  Familiar face, a boring place,
Who are you going to call for?     |  I'll forget your name.
What do you have to change.        |  I'd like it here if I couldn't
(Mike Mills in the background)     |  Even see you from a long way away.

CHORUS (as above) END


WENDELL GEE
 
 C                    Dm
 That's when Wendell Gee takes a tug
   G         G7         Em               G
 Upon the string that held the line of trees
 C                    Dm
 Behind the house he lived in
	   G             G7
 He was reared to give respect
       Em                 G        F
 But somewhere down the line he chose
		     C Em F
 To whistle as the wind  blows
  F              C      G                 C
 Whistle as the wind   blows through the leaves
 
  {same as before}
 He had a dream one night
 That the tree had lost its middle
 So he built a trunk of chicken wire
 To try to hold it up but the wire the wire turned to lizard skin
 And when he climbed it sagged
  F                  C        Em     F
 There wasn't even time to say
  F                  C        G      F
 Goodbye to Wendell Gee
		     C       Em      F
 So whistle as the wind blows
		   C    G                    C  (second time through, play F)
 Whistle as the wind blows through the leaves
 
		   C      Em      F 
 If the wind were colors
			C     G   F
 And if the air could speak
		       C      Em  F
 Then whistle as the wind blows
		 C     G     C
 Whistle as the wind blows




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