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Artist: Tortoise
Album: TNT
Song: I Set My Face To The Hillside
Tabbed by witmachine@yahoo.com

This is an epic, six-minute long song that is in two main parts.  The first
part spans about three and a half minutes, the second half of the song is
a mid-tempo groovy bit with much keyboards and minimal guitar, more of an
extended outro.

The first half of the song is mainly in 4/4, the intro and the main phrase
is two bars 4/4, one bar 5/4 and one bar 4/4.  The second half of the
song sticks to 5/4 time signature.

This is mostly one guitar, but a second guitar comes in at about 1:40.
My rendition isn't exactly as played live, but sounds well with the record.


INTRO (0:15)

e |----------6---3---------------3-------3----------------------------|
B |------4---------------------4-------------4-----------------6~~----|
G |--5-----------5-----------5-----5-------------5-----------4--------|
D |--5-------3-------------5-------------5-----------------5----------|
A |------------------------------------------------------5------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e |------------------------------4-------------3----------------------|
B |--------------3-------------3-------------3------------------------|
G |----------4---------------4-------------4--------------------------|
D |------5-----------------5-------------5----------------------------|
A |----5---------------------------------------------------5----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------3------|

e |--------------4---3---------------|
B |----3-4-6---------------4---------|
G |----4---------4---4-----4---------|
D |----------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------|

BRIDGE (0:41)
     Cm                              G
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--5----------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--5----------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
     G/G#    G
e |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|
     Cm
e |-----------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------|
D |------------------------------8----|
A |--------------------------6--------|
E |----------------------8------------|

FIRST PHRASE (1:00)
     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 +
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--0-------------------0--------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------1-------3---------------------------0----|
A |--------------------------------3-------------------------2--------|
E |------------------------------------------------------3------------|

     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 +
e |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |--0h1-----0------------------0h1--0---------|
D |----------------------0-1-3--------------1--|
A |--------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|

     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 +
e |------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------|
D |------------------------------8-----|
A |--3-----------------------6---------|
E |----------------------8-------------|

(1:18)
Vio.
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--8-------7--------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------10---------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------8-------10-----------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--0-------------------0--------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------1-------3---------------------------0----|
A |--------------------------------3-------------------------2--------|
E |------------------------------------------------------3------------|

Vio.
e |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------|
D |----------------------------------8---------|
A |--5---------------8------10-----------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|
Git.                                           |
e |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |--0h1-----0------------------0h1--0---------|
D |----------------------0-1-3--------------1--|
A |--------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|

Vio.
e |------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------|
D |--10--------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------|
Git.                                   |
e |------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------0-----|
D |------------------------------------|
A |--3-------------------3---1---3-----|
E |------------------------------------|


SECOND PHRASE (1:39)

Git.
     Fm                              Gm
e |--------------------------3----------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------3---------------------------3----|
G |--1-------3-------5----------3------------------------5-------3----|
D |--1-----------------------3------/5-------------------3---5--------|
A |----------------------6--------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----------------------------------------0--------------------------|
A |--------3----------------------------1-----------------------------|
E |--1--4----------------------------3-----------------------------3--|


Git.
     G#
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--4-------3--------------------------------------------------------|
G |--5-------3-------5-------3-------0--------------------------------|
D |------------------5---------------3-----------0--------------------|
A |--------------------------6----------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------0---------------------------3----------------------3----|
D |--------1-----1-------------------1--3---3/5--------------1--------|
A |-----3-------------------------3----------------------3------------|
E |--4----------------------------------------------------------------|

Git.
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--0-------------------0--------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------1-------3---------------------------0----|
A |--------------------------------3-------------------------2--------|
E |------------------------------------------------------3------------|

Git.
e |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |--0h1-----0------------------0h1--0---------|
D |----------------------0-1-3--------------1--|
A |--------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|

Git.
e |------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------0-----|
D |------------------------------------|
A |--3-------------------3---1---3-----|
E |------------------------------------|


FOURTH PHRASE (2:16)

e |--------------------------3----------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------3---------------------------3----|
G |--1-------3-------5----------3------------------------5-------3----|
D |--1-----------------------3------/5-------------------3---5--------|
A |----------------------6--------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----------------------------------------0--------------------------|
A |--------3----------------------------1-----------------------------|
E |--1--4----------------------------3-----------------------------3--|


e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--4-------3--------------------------------------------------------|
G |--5-------3-------5-------3-------0---------------------------3----|
D |------------------5---------------3--------------------------------|
A |--------------------------6-----------------------6-------5--------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------0---------------------------3---------------------------|
D |--------1-----1----------------------3---3/5-----------------------|
A |-----3----------------------------6--------------------------------|
E |--4----------------------------4--------------------------------6--|

     2:35
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------4---3---------------------------4---3--------|
G |--5---------------------------5-------------------------------3----|
D |----------------555---------------6-------------------1---3--------|
A |--3-------------------------------------------5--------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----8-------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------10---------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------3--------------------------|
E |--8------------------------------/1--4-----------------------------|


e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----3~~---------------------------3---------------4----------------|
G |---3~~------------------------3---3-------3-------5-------3--------|
D |--5~~-----------------3---5---------------5------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------6--------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------0-----------------------|
D |--------0-------------------------------1-----1--------------------|
A |-----1-------------------------------3-----------------------------|
E |--3-----------------------------3-4-----------------------------4--|

    2:52
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------------------4---3--------|
G |--0---------------------------3---5---------------------------5----|
D |--3----------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------6-------5----------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------3----------------------------------------------------------|
D |-----3----3/5------------------------8-----------------------------|
A |--6-------------------------------------10-------------------------|
E |--------------------------------6-8--------------------------------|


e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------4---3---------3~~----------------------------|
G |------------------------------3----3~~------------------------3----|
D |--6-------------------1---3-------5~~-----------------3---5--------|
A |--------------5----------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----------------------------------------0--------------------------|
A |--------3----------------------------1-----1-----------------------|
E |-/1--4----------------------------3-----------------------------3--|

     3:10
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--3-----------------------4---------3~~----------------------------|
G |----------3-------5----------------3~~------------------------3----|
D |--------------------------3-------5~~---------------------1--------|
A |------------------------------------------------------3------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Git.                                                                  |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------0----------------------------3--------------------------|
D |--------1-----1----------------------3----3h5----------------------|
A |-----3----------------------------6--------------------------------|
E |--4-----------------------------4----------------------------------|


Git. 3:20
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--0-------------------0--------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------1-------3---------------------------0----|
A |--------------------------------3-------------------------2--------|
E |------------------------------------------------------3------------|

Git.
e |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |--0h1-----0------------------0h1--0---------|
D |----------------------0-1-3--------------1--|
A |--------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|

Git. 3:34
e |------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------|
D |------------------------------------|
A |--3---------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------|

At about 3:35, the song changes time.

     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +
G |-------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------1---4---3--------|
E |--1-----1-1-------2---2-4---------------4--|

     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +
G |-------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------1---4---3--------|
A |--1-----1-1-------2---2-4---------------4--|
E |-------------------------------------------|


The beat builds up and at 4:48 we get this groove, played until the end

Bass:
     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +
G |-------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------1---4---3--------|
E |--1-----1-1-------2---2-4---------------4--|
                                              |
Guitar                                        |
e |--------------------------6-8-----6--------|
B |------------------------------9-----6---9--|
G |----6---5-5---------------------------8----|
D |--------------6----------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------|


That's the bulk of it...

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