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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: LIVENGOOD.MIKE@A1GW.GENE.COM (Mike Livengood)
Subject: TAB: Ship of Fools (Robert Plant)

This song is all feel...well, tone helps too. Doug Boyle plays guitar on this
and creates an ethereal mood that is the key to the song.

It is best played with the fingers instead of a pick.

Set your amp to maximum clean with no compression (this will allow the
dynamics to sound right). Set your reverb to high and very little or no delay.

The intro is made up of little triads that should be pretty straight forward.
Don't rush it.

The verse continues to be sparse. You may need to add a few more notes in if
you don't have a keyboardist. Just follow the chords.

The solo is a masterpiece of maturity and feel. No shredding here. I have
notated certain notes in parentheses that are very quiet. Some are so quiet
that you could consider them implied. Once again maintain the mood. In bar
XX of the solo I have notated two bend and releases. These are actually silent
bends and releases with the notes pre-bent a half step and released to the
correct pitch...youUll get it when you hear it.

				Ship of Fools
								-Robert Plant

^  hammer-on or pull-off
() quiet note
/  slide
br  bend & release

Intro section
                         p              p  p
E------7---------5-----]-----------12--12^10^8-----8--|l
B----8---8-----7---7---]-8^7-------------------10-----|l
G-(9)-------(7)--------]-----7------------------------|l
D----------------------]-------9----------------------|l
A----------------------]--------(10)------------------|l
E----------------------]------------------------------|l

                         p              p  p
l-7------7------5------]-----------12--12^10^8-----8---|ll
l----8--------7---7----]-8^7-------------------10------|ll
l------9---(7)---------]------7------------------------|oll
l----------------------]--------9----------------------|oll
l----------------------]---------(10)------------------|ll
l----------------------]-------------------------------|ll

Em-G-C-Bm...Em-G-A-D
Section I
                         p
l----------------------------------------|l
l---5---------3-------5-5^3--------------|l
l-4---4-----4---4---4-----------0--------|l
l---------------------------------4-2----|l
l----------------------------------------|l
l----------------------------------------|l

                           h p
l-------------------------------------------|ll
l---5---------3-------0-1-0^1^0-------------|ll
l-4---4-----4---4---2-----------2-----------|oll
l------------------------------------4-0----|oll
l-------------------------------------------|ll
l-------------------------------------------|ll

Section II (I know why...)
                      p
l--------------l-----3^2-------|l
l-------0--1---l-0-------3-----|l
l-2-----2--2---l-0---------2---|l
l---2----------l-0-------------|l
l--------------l---------------|l
l--------------l---------------|l

...Fools
    sl  sl
l------------l--------------|l
l------5\3---l--------------|l
l--2/4-4\2---l--------------|l
l------------l--------------|l
l------------l--------------|l
l------------l--------------|l


Solo
                         sl
l-------------------l------------------|l
l-----5-8---8-7-5---l-5----------------|l
l----5------------7-l---/(5)-----------|l
l-(7)---------------l------------------|l
l-------------------l------------------|l
l-------------------l------------------|l

                 sl      sl         p          p  h
l------------------------/12-10-l----------l--7^5^--------|l
l---5-5----8-8---/12-10---------l-12^10----l------8--5----|l
l-------------------------------l-------12-l-----------7--|l
l-5------7----------------------l----------l--------------|l
l-------------------------------l----------l--------------|l
l-------------------------------l----------l--------------|l


   h h h   h                p      sl
l-------------5------l-------------/7-5--|l
l---------5^8---7----l--7--7^5-----------|l
l-5^7^5^7---------7--l---------7-5-------|l
l--------------------l-------------------|l
l--------------------l-------------------|l
l--------------------l-------------------|l

XX
     br             br                           sl
l-7--/\-------l--5--/\-------l---------5-7-----10/12--|l
l--(7)-7--5-5-l----(5)-5-----l--5-8---5------10-------|l
l-------------l----------7-7-l-5----------------------|l
l-------------l--------------l------------------------|l
l-------------l--------------l------------------------|l
l-------------l--------------l------------------------|l

            p                   p    sl
l-10--12----------12-l--10-12--------------|l
l---------12^10------l--------12^10--------|l
l--------------------l--------------12/16--|l
l--------------------l---------------------|l
l--------------------l---------------------|l
l--------------------l---------------------|l

                           p              p  p
l------7----------5-----]-----------12--12^10^8-----8---|l
l-8------8----7-----7---]-8^7-------------------10------|l
l---9-----------7-------]-----7-------------------------|l
l-----------------------]-------9-----------------------|l
l-----------------------]--------(10)-------------------|l
l-----------------------]-------------------------------|l

                          p                   sl
l------7---------5-----]--------------------------------|l
l----8---8-----7---7---]-8^7------------------7/8-------|l
l-(9)-------(7)--------]-----7--------------7--/9-------|l
l----------------------]-------9--------7-9-------------|l
l----------------------]--------------------------------|l
l----------------------]--------------------------------|l


Outro
                                      p
l-15------------------l-15--------------------|l
l-15--15---12--10--12-l-15--15--12--12^10-----|l
l-----14---12--11--12-l-----14--12--------12--|l
l---------------------l-----------------------|l
l---------------------l-----------------------|l
l---------------------l-----------------------|l

  Bm7
l--5----|l
l--8----|l
l--7----|l
l--9----|l
l-------|l
l-------|l

On waves of love my heart is breaking...
And stranger still my self-control...
I can't rely on anymore...
New tides surprise my world it's changing...
Within this frame an ocean swells...
Behind this smile I know it well...

Beneath a lover's moon I'm waiting...
I am the pilot of the storm...
Adrift in pleasure I may drown...
I built this ship it is my making...
And furthermore my self control...
I can't rely on anymore...

	I know why...I know why...

		Crazy on a ship of fools...
		Crazy on a ship of fools...
		Turn this boat around...
		Back to my loving ground...
		Oh no...oh no...

	(Repeat intro) (Drums enter)

You claim that no man is an island...
While I land up in jeopardy...
More distant from you by degress...
I walk this shore in isolation...
And at my feet eternity...
Draws ever sweeter plans for me...

	I know why...I know why...

		Crazy on a ship of fools...
		Crazy on a ship of fools...
		Turn this boat around...
		Back to my loving ground...
		Oh no...oh no...
		Ship of fools...

		-Solo-

		Turn this boat around...
		Back to my loving ground...
		Oh no...oh no...

		Crazy on a ship of fools...
		Crazy on a ship of fools...
		Turn this boat around...
		Back to my loving ground...
		Oh no...oh no...
		Ship of fools...

BASS

Section I
.1.+.2.+.3.+.4.+..1.+.2.+.3.+.4.+.
G---------------l------------------|l
D---------------l------------------|l
A---------------l-3--2-------------|l
D-2----0-5------l-----------4/5-4--|l

.1.+.2.+.3.+.4.+..1.+.2.+.3.+.4.+.
l----------------l-----------------|l
l----------------l-----------------|l
l----------------l-----------------|l
l-2---/7-5-------l-7-------0-------|l

Section II

l------4-5-l------|l
l--5-------l--5---|l
l----5-----l---5--|l
l----------l------|l

Chorus ...Crazy on a ship of fools...

l----------l------------l---------------|l
l----------l------------l---------------|l
l----------l--3-3-2-0---l----------3-2--|l
l--5--2--0-l----------5-l--2-5-2-5------|l

l----0---0---0-----------l------------l----|
l------------------------l------------l----|
l--7---5---3---2---------l------------l----|
l-----------------5-4-2--l--/7-5-7-0--l--2-|


There are some sections missing I believe, but the majority of it is there. I
have transcribed this in parts over a long period of time, which is why it is
kind of broken up.

If anyone works out the tune based on my transcription, let me know. And if you
work out any parts that I have omitted, let me know also.

				M.L.
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Joekaffy2724 wrote on June 11 2004, 12:00 am

Very nicely done

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chrisbrazys wrote on October 7 2005, 02:40 pm

Well done, but missing the chorus on the guitar tab. I haven't figured that part out yet. Got the rest though, if anyone figures it out let me know?

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Burnt Ice wrote on December 19 2007, 08:14 pm

This song is wicked.

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