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From: "Colin Dawson" 
Subject: b/big_country/porrohman.tab
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 17:42:11 +0100

Porrohman by Big Country from the Album "The Crossing"

Tab by Colin Dawson; colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com

Stuart plays the intro with lots of delay; delay volume only slightly =
lower
than the  original signal. Use lots of repeats on the delay and use =
chorus
to fill out the sound. You'll get a great effect and the delay does a =
lot
of the work for you; it will play the notes in brackets for you
making the riff much easier to play. I've only included the bracketed =
notes
in the first 4 bars (coz it was too much like hard work) but they =
continue
as long as the riff does. Stuart uses various different pitch shift and
octaver settings at different parts of the intro - and during the e-bow
sections - sometimes it's an octave up sometimes a fifth or a seventh up =
I
think. Listen to the live King Biscuit Flower Hour version and you'll =
hear
this clearly.

I've added Bruce's parts at the end.

(Stuart)
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16-16(17)19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16(17)1= 9|
B|--------19-(19)17|--------19-------|--------19-(19)17|--------19-------= -|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

(add Bruce 1)
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|
B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

(add bass)
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|
B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

(add drums)                                                              =
       
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|
B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

 echo......
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
B|17---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
G|16---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|
B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

 echo......
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
B|17---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
G|16---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

(repeat 4 times)
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|
B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

(add Bruce 2 in place of Bruce 1) (12 times)
E|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16---19|16-17-16--16-----|16-17-16--16----1= 9|
B|--------19-----17|--------19-------|--------19-----17|--------19-------= -|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------= -|

Clean sound with lots of delay & chorus. Strum the first & third chords
- the C#m - slowly UP the way and let the delay create a cascade effect.

E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |
D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
                                                 
E|--4------|---5-5-5|--4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
B|---5-----|---5-5-5|---5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
G|----6----|---6-6-6|----6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|
D|-----6---|---7-7-7|-----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
A|------4--|---7-7-7|------4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
E|-------4-|---5-5-5|-------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|

E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
B|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
G|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
D|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
A|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|

E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |
D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |

E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |
D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |

Verse 1
(Bruce 2 continues)
E|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
B|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
G|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|
D|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
A|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
E|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
Night hangs on the city

E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |
D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
Laughter lies on faces


E-bow after 1st verse. Use lots of delay, some distortion, chorus 
(see Alternative at end if you don't have an e-bow)
E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
B|14---17--14h17p14s12-|--14--17--14h17p14s12-|-9--12-9h12p9-|s5-----s14-= |
G|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
D|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
A|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |

E-bow
E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
B|14---17--14h17p14s12-|--14--17--14h17p14s12-|-9--12-9h12p9-|h12--------= |
G|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
D|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
A|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |

E-bow (Add Bruce 3)
E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
B|12-------------------|12--------------------|12------------|12---------= |
G|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
D|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
A|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |
E|---------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----------= |

E-bow
E|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|
B|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|
G|6----9-11-13---|6----9-11-13---|16-------18-|16----13-14-13-9-|
D|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|
A|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|
E|---------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|

Delay - no E-bow                 quiet........
E|--------7h9---|--------7h9---|----------|16--------|
B|----7h9-------|----7h9-------|17--19-17-|--17------|
G|6h9-----------|6h9-----------|--18------|-----16---|
D|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|
A|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|
E|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|

Delay - no E-bow                 quiet........
E|--------7h9---|--------7h9---|----------|16--------|
B|----7h9-------|----7h9-------|17--19-17-|--17------|
G|6h9-----------|6h9-----------|--18------|-----16---|
D|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|
A|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|
E|--------------|--------------|----------|----------|

Louder (I've just tabbed the main notes - listen to CD for rhythm)
E|19-19-19-19-19-16-|19-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-16-16--|
B|------------------|-----------------------------------19|
G|------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|------------------|-------------------------------------|

E|----------|----------|
B|17--19-17-|s21-17----|
G|--18------|-------16-|
D|----------|----------|
A|----------|----------|
E|----------|----------|


E|19-19-19-19-19-16-|19-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-21-19-16-16--|
B|------------------|-----------------------------------19|
G|------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|------------------|-------------------------------------|

E|----------|-------19-|
B|17--19-17-|s21-17----|
G|--18------|----------|
D|----------|----------|
A|----------|----------|
E|----------|----------|

E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |
D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
                                               
E|--4------|---5-5-5|--4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
B|---5-----|---5-5-5|---5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
G|----6----|---6-6-6|----6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|
D|-----6---|---7-7-7|-----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
A|------4--|---7-7-7|------4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
E|-------4-|---5-5-5|-------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|

E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
B|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
G|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
D|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
A|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|
E|SsssssSsssss|SsssssSsssss|

E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |
D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |

E|-4------|---5-5-5|-4------|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
B|--5-----|---5-5-5|--5-----|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |
G|---6----|---6-6-6|---6----|---6-6-6|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-= |
D|----6---|---7-7-7|----6---|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
A|-----4--|---7-7-7|-----4--|---7-7-7|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-= |
E|------4-|---5-5-5|------4-|---5-5-5|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-= |


Verse 2 (same as verse 1)

I haven't tried to do the rhythm here - listen to the CD for that!
Part 1
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9|
A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|

E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
G|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9--|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|---------------|
D|-----------------|----------------|-6h9-9-9-9-6-9-|
A|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|

Part 2
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6h9-9-9-9-9-9|
A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|

E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
G|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9--|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|---------------|
D|-----------------|----------------|-6h9-9-9-9-6---|
A|-----------------|----------------|------------9-7|
E|-----------------|----------------|---------------|

Part 3 (twice)
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6h9-9-9-9-6h9-|s11-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|

E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
B|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
D|--6h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6h9-9-9-9-6h9-|s11-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|

E|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|
B|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|
G|--6-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-8-8-8-|-9-9-9-9-9-|s14-14-14-14|
D|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|
A|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|
E|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|


The rest is pretty starightforward to work out!

Here are the Bruce bits;

Bruce 1 - Played with the same delay as Stuart's part
E|-------------|----------12-| and repeat until Bruce 2
B|12h14--------|-12h14-------|
G|----------13-|-------------|
D|-------------|-------------|
A|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|

Bruce 2 (overdrive) (repeat for rest of intro and all of verse)
E|9-----|5-----|9-----|5-----|7-----|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
B|9-----|5-----|9-----|5-----|7-----|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|
G|9-----|6-----|9-----|6-----|8-----|--8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-|
D|11----|7-----|11----|7-----|9-----|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
A|11----|7-----|11----|7-----|9-----|--9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-|
E|9-----|5-----|9-----|5-----|7-----|--7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-|


Bruce 3 (4 times)
E---|12-14----------|12-14-----------|------------------|----------------= |
B-14|------------14-|----------------|---------12-------|----------------= |
G---|------13-------|------13-----13-|-------13-------13|----------------= |
D---|---------------|-----------14---|14---14-------14--|14----14-13-14--= |
A---|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------= |
E---|---------------|----------------|------------------|----------------= |

Alternative to E-bow;
If you don't have an E-bow or have one and can't use it (I remember =
seeing
Mick Ronson trying to control one and failing miserably so it's nothing
to be ashamed of) try the following. Use a volume pedal to fade notes in =

as required - this works quite well;

E|9------12--9h12p9---|--9----12--9h12p9---|----------------|------------= |
B|-----------------12-|-----------------12-|9-----12-9h12p9-|------------= |
G|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|9-----------= |
D|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |
A|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |
E|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |

E|9------12--9h12p9---|--9----12--9h12p9---|----------------|------------= |
B|-----------------12-|-----------------12-|9-----12-9h12p9-|12----------= |
G|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |
D|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |
A|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |
E|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------= |


h=3D=3Dhammer
p=3Dpull
s=3Dslide
SsssssSsssss=3Ddeaden strings with left hand, strum like hell and try to =

;mphasise the capital S!
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