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Roundabout Tab

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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

Tabbed by: Dieu des hommes (Gregory Collins)

Artist: Yes
Song: Roundabout
Album: Fragile

Standard Tuning: e-B-G-D-A-E
Difficulty: Intermediate

I haven't seen a decent full tab up, so I thought I'd share the tab
I made for myself to remember the song. It's all tabbed by ear so
I can't promise 100% accuracy. I also apologise for the lack of timing
notations as this is the first tab I've shared. So just keep your ear 
on the song and play along to get the timing. I hope you enjoy!

If there's any suggestions e-mail me at Rechiau@hotmail.com

Legend

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| <>  natural harmonic
| x   Mute note

Intro

|------<12>---7-5h7p5p3-----5-|
|------<12>--------------7----|
|------<12>-------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

|-------<12>------7-5h7p5p3--------------------------|
|-------<12>-----------------7-----------------------|
|-------<12>------------------------4h5h7------------|
|------------------------------------------4h5h7-----|
|-------------------------------------------------3--|
|--<12>----------------------------------------------|

|-------<12>------7-5h7p5p3-----5--------|
|-------<12>-----------------7------7----|
|-------<12>-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|--<12>----------------------------------|

|--2-----3-2h3p2p0----0-------------------------------|
|------------------3-----3--1--0--3--0--1-----0-------|
|------------------------------------------2-----0--2-|
|--0--------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------3-----------2-----0-------------|
|---------------------------------------------3-----2-|

First Verse

|---<12>-<12>-------------------------<12>-|-<12>-<12>--------------<12>-----------------|
|---<12>-<12>---<7>--<5>-<7>--<5>-<7>-<12>-|-<12>-<12>-<7>--<5>-<7>-<12>-----------------|
|o--------------<7>--<5>-<7>--<5>-<7>------|-----------<7>--<5>-<7>---------------------o| x2
|o-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------2h0------------o|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------------------2h0-2h0-----|
|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------3---|

|---<12>-<12>-------------------------<12>---|                
|---<12>-<12>---<7>--<5>-<7>--<5>-<7>-<12>---|                     
|o--------------<7>--<5>-<7>--<5>-<7>-------o| x2
|o------------------------------------------o|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--1--3--5--3--5--7--8--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|-----------------------|

|-----------------|
|--3---3---3---1--|
|--4---4---4---2--|
|--4---4---4---3--|
|--2---0---x---x--|
|----------3---3--|

|--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--|
|--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--|--0-0--2--4--2--0--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--0-0-----------------0--|--0-0-----------0--|

|---0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|
|---0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|
|o--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--o|
|o--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--o| x2
|---2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2---|
|---0-0-----------------0---|

|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--1--3--5--3--5--7--8--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|-----------------------|

|-----------------|
|--3---3---3---1--|
|--4---4---4---2--|
|--4---4---4---3--|
|--2---0---x---x--|
|----------3---3--|

Chorus

|--------------------3--|--3-3---------6--6-6---|
|---3-3--5-6-5--6-5--3--|--3-3--5-6-5--6--6-6---|
|o--4-4--5-5-5--5-5--4--|--4-4--5-5-5--7--7-7--o| x4
|o--5-5--5-7-5--7-5--5--|--5-5--5-7-5--8--8-8--o|
|---5-5-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|

|-----------------|
|--7-------7-8~---|
|-----7--9--------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

2nd Verse

|--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--|
|--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--|--0-0--2--4--2--0--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--0-0-----------------0--|--0-0-----------0--|

|--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|
|--0-0-----------------0--|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--4h5h7--------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------|  
|---------4h5h7--------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7-----|    
|----------------3-3----------------2----------------0------------------------------------|     
|---------------------------------------------------------------------3----------------2--|

|--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--|
|--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--|--0-0--2--4--2--0--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--0-0-----------------0--|--0-0-----------0--|

|--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|
|--0-0-----------------0--|

|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--1--3--5--3--5--7--8--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|-----------------------|

|-----------------|
|--3---3---3---1--|
|--4---4---4---2--|
|--4---4---4---3--|
|--2---0---x---x--|
|----------3---3--|

Chorus

|--------------------3--|--3-3---------6--6-6---|
|---3-3--5-6-5--6-5--3--|--3-3--5-6-5--6--6-6---|
|o--4-4--5-5-5--5-5--4--|--4-4--5-5-5--7--7-7--o|
|o--5-5--5-7-5--7-5--5--|--5-5--5-7-5--8--8-8--o| x4
|---5-5-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|

|-----------------|
|--7-------7-8~---|
|-----7--9--------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

Bridge

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--4h5h7--------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------|
|---------4h5h7--------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7------------4h5h7-----|
|----------------3-3----------------2----------------0------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------3----------------2--|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|o---------------------------------------------o|
|o---------------------------------------------o| x5
|---------0-----2-0---0-----2-0---0-------------|
|---0-2-3-----------3-----------3---3-2-3p2p0---|

|--------------------------------------------------|---|   
|---17--17-19-15----12-14--8--10--12--16--14--19---|---|
|o--16--16-16-14----11-13--7--9---11--14--13--18--o|---|
|o--14--14-16-12----9--11--5--7---9---12--11--16--o|---| x7
|--------------------------------------------------|---|
|--------------------------------------------------|-0-|

Interlude

|---<12>-----7-5h7p5p3-----5-|
|---<12>----------------7----|
|---<12>---------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

|-------<12>------7-5h7p5p3-------------------------|
|-------<12>-----------------7----------------------|
|-------<12>------------------------4h5h7-----------|
|------------------------------------------4h5h7----|
|-------------------------------------------------3-|
|--<12>---------------------------------------------|

|-------<12>------7-5h7p5p3-----5-------7 -5h7p5p3-----------------------|
|-------<12>-----------------7-----------------------7-------------------|
|-------<12>---------------------------------------------4-5-7-----------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------4-5-7----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------3-|
|--<12>------------------------------------------------------------------|

Organ Solo

|--------------------3--|--3-3---------6--6-6---|
|---3-3--5-6-5--6-5--3--|--3-3--5-6-5--6--6-6---|
|o--4-4--5-5-5--5-5--4--|--4-4--5-5-5--7--7-7--o|
|o--5-5--5-7-5--7-5--5--|--5-5--5-7-5--8--8-8--o| x4
|---5-5-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Solo 1

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-------------5------------------------3--------------|
|o------4-5-7----7-5-4-----------2-3-5----5-3-2------o|
|o--5-7----------------7-5---3-5----------------5-3--o| x2
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------15-15-15-15-15--|
|--------------------------------------------------------12-13-13-14-14--|
|--4p0-0-5p0-0-7p0-0-5p0-0-4p0-0-3p0-0-0---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------3p0-3---------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------5\3-2---------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--15-------15--13-15--13-----------------------------|
|--12h14p12-11------------15\13-----------------------|
|--------------------------------12\10-10-------------|
|------------------------------------------10\8-8-----|
|-------------------------------------------------10--|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

Break

|--------------------3--|--3-3---------6--6-6---|
|---3-3--5-6-5--6-5--3--|--3-3--5-6-5--6--6-6---|
|o--4-4--5-5-5--5-5--4--|--4-4--5-5-5--7--7-7--o|
|o--5-5--5-7-5--7-5--5--|--5-5--5-7-5--8--8-8--o| x2
|---5-5-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Solo 2

|---------------------------------------------------|
|------------5------------------------3-------------|
|------4-5-7----7-5-4-----------2-3-5----5-3-2------|
|--5-7----------------7-5---3-5----------------5-3--| x2
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

Use a delay effect from here;

|--(12)r10--8-7h8p7--8-10-10--8-10----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------10--8\6--8--6--8-------5h6p5h6p5-|
|----------------------------------------------------7--------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|
|---6h8p6h8p6--8h10p8h10p8-10/11---|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


until here.

|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------7-7--8--10-12---|
|-------------4-4--5--7-9------------------|
|--2--4--5-7-------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------14h15p14h15p14h15p14h15p14--|
|--12h13p12h13p12h13p12h13p12------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------| x2
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

================Optional 3rd Verse=======================
This isn't actually played, since the guitar rests during this verse,
however if you're playing on your own you can still play it to keep the rhythm going

|--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--|
|--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--|--0-0--2--4--2--0--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|--2-2--4--5--4--2--|
|--0-0-----------------0--|--0-0-----------0--|

|--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0-0--2--4--2--4--2--0--|
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|                
|--2-2--4--5--4--5--4--2--|                             
|--0-0-----------------0--|

|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--1--3--5--3--5--7--8--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--2--4--5--4--5--7--9--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|-----------------------|

|-----------------|
|--3---3---3---1--|
|--4---4---4---2--|
|--4---4---4---3--|
|--2---0---x---x--|
|----------3---3--|

=============================================================

Chorus

|--------------------3--|--3-3---------6--6-6---|
|---3-3--5-6-5--6-5--3--|--3-3--5-6-5--6--6-6---|
|o--4-4--5-5-5--5-5--4--|--4-4--5-5-5--7--7-7--o|
|o--5-5--5-7-5--7-5--5--|--5-5--5-7-5--8--8-8--o|
|---5-5-----------------|-----------------------| x4
|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Outro

It's hard to hear this part, but he's certainly playing an Em chord various times, 
just listen to the song and play the chord with whatever technique you find easiest.

|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|          
|o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-o|                     
|o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-o|
|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

|--2-----3-2h3p2----0----------------------------------0-|
|----------------3-----3--1--0--3--0--1-----0----------0-|
|----------------------------------------2-----0--2----1-|
|--0---------------------------------------------------2-|
|-------------------3-----------2-----0----------------2-|
|-------------------------------------------3-----2----0-|
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arterialtick wrote on July 14 2015, 02:53 am

Great tab! It sounds great either way, but in the first verse with the weird harmonic bit, I like to play it like this.

|---<12>-<12>-------------------------<12>-|
|---<12>-<12>---<7>------<7>------<7>-<12>-|
|o--------------<7>--<5>-<7>--<5>-<7>------|
|o-------------------<5>------<5>----------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

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twindraggons wrote on July 17 2015, 12:32 am

Awesome tab! One thing I find is that it's easier to play the intro 'p3' note on the 8th fret of the B string as below. Sounds the same but keeps you from having to drop your hand all the way back to the 3rd fret.

|------<12>---7-5h7p5-------5-|
|------<12>-----------8--7----|
|------<12>-------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

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