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I Ran Tab

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Artist: A Flock of Seagulls
Song: I Ran
Tuning: Standard
Transcribed by: John D.
# of Guitars: 1

I have seen only a few tabs for this song on the internet and they are horrendously
I have played it live a few times, so I trust its accuracy. This is an absolutely great song
very cool to play with a bunch of people.

Please rate this tab, and give any comments where you see fit.


At the beginning some werid seagull sounds are made by turning on the delay to 350
(I am not sure on how much feedback, but you can estimate pretty close) and pick scraping the
2nd and 3rd strings repeatedly.

(With a delay set at 350 milliseconds)
[Intro]
e ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G 9-(let ring)---|19-------------|9--------------|19-------------|
D 7--------------|17-------------|7--------------|17-------------|
A ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
 (Delay Off)
 Pre-Verse
e ---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
B ---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
G ---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
D 3--------------|5--------------|7-(let ring)---|-------|
A 3--------------|5--------------|7--------------|-------|
E 1--------------|3--------------|5--------------|-------|

[Verse 1]
(Very quick lick)
e 0-0-0---|---------------0-0-0--|----------------0-0-0--|--------------------------|---------------|
B ------3-|---------------------3|----------------------3|--------------------------|---------------|
G --------|-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----5---5-8/9|
D --------|------2-2-------------|------2-2--------------|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|--5h7---7------|
A --------|----------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|---------------|
E --------|----------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|---------------|


e 0-0-0---|---------------0-0-0--|----------------0-0-0--|----------------------------|
B ------3-|---------------------3|----------------------3|----------------------------|
G --------|-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|
D --------|------2-2-------------|------2-2--------------|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0---|
A --------|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|
E --------|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|

[Chorus]
e --------------------------------|
B --------------------------------|
G -7-9-7-5---5-7-5-7-9-9-77-5-7-55|
D ---------7----------------------|
A --------------------------------|
E --------------------------------|

[Solo 1]
e 5-5-5-5-5--3-5-|--5-5-5-5-55--5|3-3---3--5/7---7-|-7-5-5-3-5--55-5-5-5-3-3---3---|
B ---------------|---------------|----5------------|-------------------------5-----|
G ---------------|---------------|-----------------|----------------------------2/9|
D ---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------------|
A ---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------------|
E ---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------------|

e -10-8------8----8|-10/12-12-10-10|-8--10--8-10-12|-10-8---------8----8-10/12-12-10-10-8-10-|
B --------10---10--|---------------|---------------|------10---10---10-----------------------|
G -----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------------------------|
D -----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------------------------|
A -----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------------------------|
E -----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------------------------|


[Verse (2)] (Similar to intro, with delay at 350 milliseconds)
                                               (Turn off delay for this lick)
e ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G 9--------------|-9-------------|19---19---19---|------5---5-8/9|
D 7--------------|-7-------------|17---17---17---|--5h7---7------|
A ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E ---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

e 0-0-0---|---------------0-0-0--|----------------0-0-0--|----------------------------|
B ------3-|---------------------3|----------------------3|----------------------------|
G --------|-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|
D --------|------2-2-------------|------2-2--------------|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0---|
A --------|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|
E --------|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|

[Solo (2)] (only on the high e string)

e-12-12|13-12-10--12-13-12-10--12-13-12-10--12-13-12-10--13-12-10--12-13-12-10--12-13-12-10--12-13-12-10--|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e 12-12|13-13-12-12-10-10-12-12-13-13-12-12-10-10-12-12-13-13-12-12-10-10-12-12-13-13-12-12-10-10-12-12--|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e 13-13-12-12-10--8-10--8-10--12-12-10-10-8-10--|
B-----------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|

[Intro]
[Pre-Verse]
[Verse 1]
[Chorus] x2
[Intro]
[Verse 1]
[Chorus] x2
(4 measure rest for drum solo)
[Solo]
[Verse 2]
[Chorus] x2
[Solo 2]
End with the very beginning 9-7 chord (with delay)

If you have any question email kane171@yahoo.com  It is not checked often but I will get
it. Or try my Ultimate-Guitar.com profile, which is Ibanez1313 .


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b= bend half step
bH= bend whole step
/= slide up
\= slide down
h= hammer on
p= pull off

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luminousgreen 111 Jul 01, 2008 10:23 AM

beautifully Tabbed. 100% accurate. I personally think the end after the solo should've been:

e|-13-13-13-| on and on to fade
b|-11-11-11-|

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EdweirdoG 10 Jul 25, 2009 07:37 PM

excellent

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guitarman108 116 Feb 05, 2010 05:46 PM

great tab man!

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