Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Mercenary Tab

544 views 1 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
please rate
add to favorites launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
#----------------------------------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: marc@owlnet.rice.edu (Marc Bennett Hirsh)
Subject: TAB: "Merecenary" (Go-Go's)

A brilliant song. Fun to play, but you have to be careful, because
the main "riff" sounds bad if you don't play it just right. Also,
Belinda Carlisle has a very high range, so you might not be able
to hit some of the notes if you're singing, but tuning down has
sounded very bad when I tried it. But do what you want. Notes:

 1) Wow, this song was a bitch to figure out. And I thought the
     main acoustic part (guitar 1) was tough. I can barely hear
     the electric lead (guitar 2) throughout the chorus, so a lot
     of this is speculation on my part. It should sound decent
     the way I've tabbed it out here. The blank spots on guitar 2
     are probably where I couldn't figure out what the guitar was
     doing. I can't vouch for the accuracy of guitar 2. I tried
     my best, I swear to you.
 2) Obvious from the transcription, but guitar 1 is a 12-string
     acoustic, guitar 2 is a clean (flanged? chorused?) electric
     guitar, guitar 3 is a distorted electric. Guitar 3 only
     really comes in during the prechorus and chorus. During the
     chorus it muffles itself a lot for a percussive sound. BTW,
     if you have to ditch one guitar, kill guitar 3. It adds
     color, but who has 3 guitars live?
 3) Watch out for the changes. The intro is based on an eight-bar
     pattern, but the verse is a six-bar pattern. Confusing, but
     an interesting series of changes.
 4) No solo, per se. Just all 3 guitars blasting away at chords
     for 8 bars. Gotta love that.


"Mercenary" (Jane Wiedlin, Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey)
Recorded by the Go-Go's
From the album _Talk_Show_ (which REALLY needs to be rereleased
 on CD. Until then, you can find this on _Greatest_Hits_ or, in 
 slightly altered form (acoustic only) on the terrific _Return_To_
 _The_Valley_Of_The_Go-Go's_)

Notation:
s - sixteenth note
e - eighth note
q - quarter note
h - half note
w - whole note
. - play note for one and a half times the value before it (just like a dot in 
     standard notation)
^ - ties two note lengths together
NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME!
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
x - muffle strings with fretting hand


3/4 time

[8-bar drum fill]

(guitar 1 - acoustic 12-string)
E---------|---------|---------|-------
B-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-3-1-0-
G-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-4-2-0-
D-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-
A---------|---------|---------|-------
E---------|---------|---------|-------
  q e e q   q e e q   q e e q   q q q
 

E-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)--|-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-
B--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--10--|--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--0--
G--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--12--|--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--0--
D--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0--
A-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
E-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
   q   e   e   q     q   q   q      q   e   e   q     q   q   q


E---------|---------|---------|-------
B-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-3-1-0-
G-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-4-2-0-
D-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-
A---------|---------|---------|-------
E---------|---------|---------|-------
  q e e q   q e e q   q e e q   q q q


E-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)--|-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-
B--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--10--|--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--0--
G--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--12--|--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--0--
D--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0--
A-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
E-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
   q   e   e   q     q   q   q      q   e   e   q     q   q   q

(guitar 1)
  Em                            A
E-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-------|--0--0-0-|-------|--0--0-0-
B-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-
G-----0-|-----|-----0-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
D---2-2-|-----|---2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
A-2-2---|-----|-2-2---|-------|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-
E-0-----|-----|-0-----|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
| q q q    h.   q q q    h.     q q q    q  q q   q q q    q  q q
|
|(guitar 2 - clean electric)
E-0-2-3-|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
B-------|--3--|-(3)---|-3-2---|-------|---------|-------|---------
G-------|-----|-------|-----2-|-------|---------|-------|---------
D-------|-----|-------|-------|-2-----|-(2)-----|-(2)---|-(2)-----
A-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
E-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
  q q q    h.   (h.)    q q q   h.      (h.)      (h.)    (h.)

(guitar 1)
  Em                            A
E-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-------|--0--0-0-|-------|--0--0-0-
B-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-
G-----0-|-----|-----0-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
D---2-2-|-----|---2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
A-2-2---|-----|-2-2---|-------|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-
E-0-----|-----|-0-----|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
| q q q    h.   q q q    h.     q q q    q  q q   q q q    q  q q
|
|(guitar 2 - clean electric)
E-0-2-3-|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
B-------|--3--|-(3)---|-3-2---|-------|---------|-------|---------
G-------|-----|-------|-----2-|-------|---------|-------|---------
D-------|-----|-------|-------|-2-----|-(2)-----|-(2)---|-(2)-----
A-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
E-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
  q q q    h.   (h.)    q q q   h.      (h.)      (h.)    (h.)
                                                               He's
(guitar 2 out)
(guitar 1)
  Em                            A
E-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-------|--0--0-0-
B-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-
G-----0-|-----|-----0-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
D---2-2-|-----|---2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
A-2-2---|-----|-2-2---|-------|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-
E-0-----|-----|-0-----|-------|-------|---------
  q q q    h.   q q q    h.     q q q    q  q q 
  Crying inside, he can't tear the hurt out   

  Em                            A
E-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-------|--0--0-0-
B-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-
G-----0-|-----|-----0-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
D---2-2-|-----|---2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
A-2-2---|-----|-2-2---|-------|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-
E-0-----|-----|-0-----|-------|-------|---------
  q q q    h.   q q q    h.     q q q    q  q q 
Life's passing by like an old movie backdrop

(all guitars)
  Bm                      G
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
B-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
D-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
A-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
E-----------|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
  q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e 
        The radio's       blasting

  A                       Bm
E-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
B-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
D-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
A-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
  q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e
              Song after song

  D                       A
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0- 
B-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
G-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
D-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
A-----------|-----------|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
  q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e
          About the       big romance

  F#
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
B-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
G-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
D-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
A-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
  q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e
  That all went wrong                   She says,

(guitar 1 plays similar figure over chords)
(guitar 2)
  D                  A
E---2-|-3-2-------|-----|-0-2-3-----
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-2-3-5-----
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I just wanted to make you

  D                  A
E---2-|-3-2-------|-----|-0-2-3-----
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-2-3-5-----
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I never meant to break you." He says,

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-----|-----------|-----|-----------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-2-4-------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  H.   H.           H.   h q
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
  "Have some mercy on me

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-----|-----------|-----|-----------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D--5--|-(5)-4-----|--7--|-(7)-------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  h.   (h) q        h.    h.
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
 Why do you have to be such a mercena-

(guitar 3 out)
(guitar 1)
E---------|---------|---------|-------
B-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-3-1-0-
G-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-4-2-0-
D-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-
A---------|---------|---------|-------
E---------|---------|---------|-------
| q e e q   q e e q   q e e q   q q q
|
|(guitar 2)
E---------|---------|---------|---------
B---------|-------3/|/5-------|-(5)-7-8-
G---------|---------|---------|---------
D---------|---------|---------|---------
A---------|---------|---------|---------
E---------|---------|---------|---------
  H.        H     q   h.        (q) q q
 ry?"

(guitar 1)
E-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-
B--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--10-|--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--0--
G--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--12-|--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--0--
D--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0--
A-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------
|  q   e   e   q     q   q   q     q   e   e   q     q   q   q
|
|(guitar 2)
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|--------------
B-10--------------|-(10)--------|-(10)------------|-(10)---------
G-11--------------|-(11)--------|-(11)------------|-(11)---------
D-----------------|-------------|-----------------|--------------
A-----------------|-------------|-----------------|--------------
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|--------------
  h.                (h.)          (h.)              (h.)
                                                            She's

(guitar 1)
  Em                            A
E-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-------|--0--0-0-
B-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-
G-----0-|-----|-----0-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
D---2-2-|-----|---2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
A-2-2---|-----|-2-2---|-------|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-
E-0-----|-----|-0-----|-------|-------|---------
| q q q    h.   q q q    h.     q q q    q  q q 
|
|(guitar 2 - clean electric)
E-0-2-3-|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------
B-------|--3--|-(3)---|-3-2---|-------|---------
G-------|-----|-------|-----2-|-------|---------
D-------|-----|-------|-------|-2-----|-(2)-----
A-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------
E-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------
  q q q    h.   (h.)    q q q   h.      (h.)    
 scheming inside, can't stop the wheels turning

(guitar 1)
  Em                            A
E-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-------|--0--0-0-
B-------|--0--|-------|--0----|-2-2-3-|-(2)-0-2-
G-----0-|-----|-----0-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
D---2-2-|-----|---2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-
A-2-2---|-----|-2-2---|-------|-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-
E-0-----|-----|-0-----|-------|-------|---------
| q q q    h.   q q q    h.     q q q    q  q q 
|
|(guitar 2 - clean electric)
E-0-2-3-|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------
B-------|--3--|-(3)---|-3-2---|-------|---------
G-------|-----|-------|-----2-|-------|---------
D-------|-----|-------|-------|-2-----|-(2)-----
A-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------
E-------|-----|-------|-------|-------|---------
  q q q    h.   (h.)    q q q   h.      (h.)    
 Been through this before, there's no profit or learning

(all guitars)
  Bm                      G
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
B-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
D-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
A-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
E-----------|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
  q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e 
        She's not really bad

(guitars 1 and 3)
  A                       Bm
E-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
B-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
D-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
A-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
| q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e
|
|(guitar 2)
E-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------|-----------
B-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------|-----------
G-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------|-----------
D-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-0---------|-0--0-4-5--
A-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------|-----------
E-----------------------|-----------|-----------
  q e e e e   q e e e e   h.          q. e e e
        Just a gold-plated heart

(guitars 1 and 3)
  D                       A
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0- 
B-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
G-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
D-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
A-----------|-----------|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
| q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e
|
|(guitar 2)
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
B-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
G-2---------|-(2)-------|-(2)-------|-(2)-------
D-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
A-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------
  h.          (h.)        (h.)        (h.)
        So scared to      be alone

(all guitars)
  F#
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
B-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
G-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
D-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
A-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
E-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
  q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e   q e e e e
  It rips her apart                     She says,

(guitar 1 plays similar figure over chords)
(guitar 2)
  D                  A
E---2-|-3-2-------|-----|-0-2-3-----
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-2-3-5-----
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I just wanted to make you

  D                  A
E---2-|-3-2-------|-----|-0-2-3-----
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-2-3-5-----
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I never meant to break you." He says,

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-----|-----------|-----|-----------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-2-4-------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  H.   H.           H.   h q
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
  "Have some mercy on me

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-----|-----------|-----|-----------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D--5--|-(5)-4-----|--7--|-(7)-------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  h.   (h) q        h.    h.
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
 Why do you have to be such a mercena-

(guitar 1)
E---------|---------|-------------|---------
B-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7---|-8-7-5---
G-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7---|-7-7-7-7-
D-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-
A---------|---------|-------------|---------
E---------|---------|-------------|---------
| q e e q   q e e q   q e e e e     e e q q
|
|(guitars 2 and 3)
E---------|---------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-
B---------|---------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-
G---------|---------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-
D---------|---------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A---------|---------|-------------|-------------
E---------|---------|-------------|-------------
  H.        H.        e e e e e e   e e e e e e
 ry?"

(guitar 1)
  E                     G
E-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
B-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
D-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
A-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
E-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
| q e e q   q e e e e   q e e q   q e e e e
|
|(guitars 2 and 3)
E-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
B-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-|-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
D-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-
A-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-
E-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
  q e e q   q e e e e   q e e q   q e e e e

(guitar 1)
  E                     G
E-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
B-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
D-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
A-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
E-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
| q e e q   q e e e e   q e e q   q e e e e
|
|(guitars 2 and 3)
E-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
B-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
G-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-|-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-
D-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-
A-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-
E-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-
  q e e q   q e e e e   q e e q   q e e e e

(all guitars)
  F#                    A
E-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
B-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
G-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
D-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
A-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
E-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|---------|-----------
  q e e q   q e e e e   q e e q   q e e e e

  F#                    A
E-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
B-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
G-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
D-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-
A-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-
E-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-|---------|-----------
  q e e q   q e e e e   q e e q   q e e e e
                                  She says,

(guitar 1 plays chorus figure over chords)
(guitar 2)
  D                  A
E---2-|-3-2-------|-----|-0-2-3-----
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-2-3-5-----
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I just wanted to make you

  D                  A
E---2-|-3-2-------|-----|-0-2-3-----
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-2-3-5-----
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I never meant to break you." He says,

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-----|-----------|-----|-----------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-2-4-------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  H.   H.           H.   h q
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
  "Have some mercy on me

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-----|-----------|-----|-----------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D--5--|-(5)-4-----|--7--|-(7)-------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  h.   (h) q        h.    h.
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
 Why do you have to be        that way?"

(guitar 1 plays chorus figure over chords)
(guitar 2)
  D                  A
E---2-|-3-2-------|-----|-----------
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-----3-----
G-----|-----------|-----|-0-2-------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I just wanted to make you

  D                  A
E---2-|-2h3-------|-----|-----------
B-3---|-----3-----|--5--|-----------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-5-4-2-----
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
| q h   e e h        h.   q q q
|
|(guitar 3 - distorted electric)
E--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A-----|-----------|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e
  "I never meant to break you." He says,

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-----|-5-7-------|--8--|-(8)-10-12-
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D--0--|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  h.   h q          h.   (h) e  e
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
  "Have some mercy on me

(guitar 2)
   G                 A
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
B-10--|-(10)------|-14--|-(14)------
G-----|-----------|-----|-----------
D-----|-----------|-----|-----------
A-----|-----------|-----|-----------
E-----|-----------|-----|-----------
|  h.   (h.)        h.    (h.)
|
|(guitar 3)
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
B--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
G--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
D--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-|--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-
A--2--|-2-x-x-x-x-|--0--|-0-x-x-x-x-
E--3--|-3-x-x-x-x-|-----|-----------
   h.   q e e e e    h.   q e e e e 
 Why do you have to be such a mercena-

(guitars 2 and 3 out)
(guitar 1)
E---------|---------|---------|-------
B-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-3-1-0-
G-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-4-2-0-
D-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-
A---------|---------|---------|-------
E---------|---------|---------|-------
  q e e q   q e e q   q e e q   q q q
 ry?"

E-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-|-(0)-(0)-(0)-
B--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--10-|--10--10--10--10-|--12--10--0--
G--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--12-|--11--11--11--11-|--11--11--0--
D--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0--
A-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------
   q   e   e   q     q   q   q     q   e   e   q     q   q   q

(guitar 1)                    ritard.
E---------|---------|---------|-------|---
B-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-3-1-0-|-7-
G-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-4-2-0-|-7-
D-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-|-0-
A---------|---------|---------|-------|---
E---------|---------|---------|-------|---
| q e e q   q e e q   q e e q   q q q   w
| 
|(guitar 2)
E---------|---------|---------|-------|---
B-3-------|-(3)-----|-(3)-----|-5-7-8-|-7-
G---------|---------|---------|-------|---
D---------|---------|---------|-------|---
A---------|---------|---------|-------|---
E---------|---------|---------|-------|---
  h.        (h.)      (h.)      q q q   h.
-- 
Marc Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)

    \ /
     ^ --"It's easy to be nuts. Try being me."
     V     (_The_Fisher_King_)

comments
We did not receive enough feedback on this tab! Please rate:
print report bad tab
1 2 3 4 5
I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!