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From: "N.Ricioppo" <N.Ricioppo@selc.hull.ac.uk>
Subject: s/skyclad/history_lessens.tab
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 15:45:10 +0100 (BST)

Song: History Lessens (yes it IS spelt with an 'e')

Track from Skyclad's seventh studio album "Irrational Anthems"
released by Noise records (1996).

TABbed and typed up by Nick Ricioppo 13th April 1998
N.Ricioppo@selc.hull.ac.uk

NOTES:
x - muted, unfretted string
~ - vibrato
p - pull off
h - hammer on


Riff 1: (4 times)
     B5                                 A5
e||----------------------------------------------------------------||
B||----------------------------------------------------------------||
G||---4----4-4-----------------------2----2-2----------------------||
D||---4----4-4-----4--2-----------2--2----2-2------4--2------------||
A||---2----2-2-----------5--4--5-----0----0-0------------5--4--5--4||
E||----------------------------------------------------------------||

Riff 2: (3 and a half times) - Martin "Look what you get..."

strum loosely
    B5             E5                A5             C#5    B5
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4------4-------9-9-9-9-9--9------------------------------------|
D|-4------4-------9-9-9-9-9--9------7------7-------111111111111-9-|
A|-2------2-------7-7-7-7-7--7------7------7-------111111111111-9-|
E|----------------------------------5------5-------9-9-9-9-9-9--7-|


Martin "Where are they.........?"
    A5 let ring
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7----------------------------------------------------------(7)-|
A|-7----------------------------------------------------------(7)-|
E|-5----------------------------------------------------------(5)-|

CHORUS:
------
Play Riff 2 (4 times) - Martin "What did we learn.."

then;

Riff 3: (4 times) - Martin "Life's an education.. "
    A5                                 B5
e|---------------------------------.--------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------.--------------------------------|
G|-2--------2-------------2--------.-4--------4--------4-4-4--------|
D|-2--------2-------------2--------.-4--------4--------4-4-4--------|
A|-0----0-0-0----X-X-X-X--0--4--5--.-2----X-X-2----X-X-2-2-2-2-2----|
E|---------------------------------.--------------------------------|

Riff 4: (2 times)
e|---------------------------------.--------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------.--------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------.--------------------------------||
D|----2-4---2-4---2-4---2-4--2-4---.---0-2---0-2---0-2-0---0--------||
A|--2-----2-----2-----2----2-------.-0-----0-----0-------4---2------||
E|---------------------------------.--------------------------------||

CHORUS:
------
Riff 5: (2 times)
strum loosely
   B5           D5 E5               A5           D5 B5
e|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
G|---------------7-9----9-9-9-9---.---------------7-4----4-4-4-4---|
D|-9----9-9-9-9--7-9----9-9-9-9---.-7----7-7-7-7--7-4----4-4-4-4---|
A|-9----9-9-9-9--5-7----7-7-7-7---.-7----7-7-7-7--5-2----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7----7-7-7-7-------------------.-5----5-5-5-5-------------------|

For Second part of Chorus;
play Riff 2 (2 times)

Play Riff 1 (4 times) - Martin "Marching in time.."

BRIDGE:
------
(part 1)
  B                Eb               E
e|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|

(part 2)
   A                               C#              B
e|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------.-6-----------6--4~~~------------|
D|--------------------------------.----6---------------------------|
A|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|

repeat part 1
repeat part 2
repeat part 1
then;

   A5                           C#5 D5    C#5 B5                (B5)
e|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|

then play Bridge pt. 2

turn on Phaser
   A5                          C#5 D5  C#5 B5
e|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|
G|-2----------------------------6-.7----6--4--------------------(4)|
D|-2----------------------------6-.7----6--4--------------------(4)|
A|-0----------------------------4-.5----4--2--------------------(2)|
E|--------------------------------.--------------------------------|

then;
Riff 2: (2 times) - Guitar on its own with Phaser still on

enter rest of band
play Riff 2 (2 times) to play first half of Chorus

play Riff 3 (4 times) - Martin "The path of least resistance.."

play Riff 4 (2 times)

play Chorus

Play Riff 4 (4 times) - Martin  "Marching in time.."

  B5
e|--------------------------------|
B|-4-4-4-4------------------------|

G|-4-4-4-4------------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

Lyrics:

Look what you get from following leaders,
who lead from the rear - where are they now?

Chorus
What did we learn from history lessons?
How to sit quiet at the back of the class.
With so many things open to question,
it's too late to cry - there's no-one to ask.

Life's an education - a multiple equation,
everyone finds their own solution in the end.
"To be or not to be" is a very lengthy questionm
has anybody got a sharpened pencil they can lend?

CHORUS -

Marching in time down a production line,
what did that teach you about life in a dole queue?

The Law of Relativity - (life's relative misery),
The Law of Probability - (it's probably contrived),
Newton's Law of Gravity - (we face a grave reality),
The law that runs the jungle - (only the strong survive).

Look what you get from following leaders,
who lead from the rear - where are they now?

The path of least resistance - a bland text book existence,
don't expect to find the answers printed at the back.
The only sound advice that's carried me through life -
when the cards are stacked against you -
play the joker in the pack.

CHORUS -

Marching in time down a production line,
what did that teach you about life in a dole queue?

There you go! Hope you enjoy it

Any comments, questions or requests(!?)
to N.Ricioppo@selc.hull.ac.uk
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