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Albatross Tab

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B E A D F# B
Big Wreck - 'Albatross'
Tuning - B F# B F# B D# 
Tabbed by jjhand

This song has a very full guitar sound due to 2 twelve strings and a 6 string 
acoustic playing the riffs. Tuning is the same for all guitars. Please rate or
comment.


Light Intro - Fretted notes shown throughout, but all strings ring (add delay)

D#|-0-------------------|-0-------------------|-0-------------0-------0---0-|
B |-0-------------------|-0-------------------|-0-------0-------0-------0-0-|
F#|-4--5--7--9----------|/14--7--5--10--9-----|-7/9\7-------0-------0-----0-|
B |-0-------------------|-0-------------------|-0---------9-------8-------0-|
F#|-4--5--7--9----------|/14--7--5--10--9-----|-7/9\7---------------------0-|
B |-0-------------------|-0-------------------|-0---------9-------8-------0-|

|-0-------------------|-0---------------------|-0-------------0-------0---0-|
|-0-------------------|-0---------------------|-0-------0-------0-------0-0-|
|-4--5--7--9----------|/14--12--9--7--7/9-----|-7/9\7-------0-------0-----0-|
|-0-------------------|-0---------------------|-0---------9-------8-------0-|
|-4--5--7--9----------|/14--12--9--7--7/9-----|-7/9\7---------------------0-|
|-0-------------------|-0---------------------|-0---------9-------8-------0-|

3rd bar on each line is 6 beats




Chorus Riff - 12-string With Distortion

                ''''play 2x''''
|-------------||-5--3----0-------||-10--8----5----5-4-5~--|-3--2----0--------|
|-------------||-5--4----0-------||-0---0----5----5-4-5~--|-0--0----0--------|
|-------------||-5--4----0-------||-x---x----5----5-4-5~--|-3--2----0--------|
|-----0-2-4-0-||---------0-------||-10--9-----------------|-3--2----0--------|
|-0-2---------||---------0-------||-----------------------|------------------|
|-------------||---------0-------||-----------------------|------------------|





Verse 1 - 6 str Acoustic, played 2x

|---0----0----0--0--0---0-|-----0---0-0----0---0--|-0---0-0-0-0-3--2---0-----|
|---0----0----0--0--0---0-|-----0---0-0----0---0--|-0---0-0-0-0-0--0---0-----|
|-7/9----9----9--7--9---4-|-----4---4-4/7--4---0--|-2---2-2-2-2-3--2---0-----|
|---0----0----0--0--0---0-|-----0---0-0----0---0--|-0---0-0-0-0-3--2---0-----|
|-7/9----9----9--7--9---4-|-----4---4-4/7--4---0--|-2---2-2-2-2--------0-----|
|-------------------------|--------------------0--|--------------------0-----|




play Chorus riff 2x on 12 string, 

Acoustic plays with main riff (in video of song):
                 play 2x
|-------------||-0---0----0-------||-10--8----5----5-4-5~--|-3--2----0--------|
|-------------||-0---0----0-------||-0---0----5----5-4-5~--|-0--0----0--------|
|-------------||-10--9----0-------||-x---x----5----5-4-5~--|-3--2----0--------|
|-----0-2-4-0-||-0---0----0-------||-10--9-----------------|-3--2----0--------|
|-0-2---------||-10--9----0-------||-----------------------|------------------|
|-------------||----------0-------||-----------------------|------------------|
                
                "That's alright, I'm ok. I'll wait Albatross for one more day"




Play Intro with Slide solo between Verses

Slide Solo #1 (1:46)
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-7------------------|-4\2~~-0---------------|-------------|
|-4-/5-/7-/9~-----|----9--7-/10--9~----|---------2~~-/5\1~~-/5-|-------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------------|-7~~--7\4----|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------------|-------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------------|-------------|



Play Verse Again


(2:22) Play main Riff but slide guitar plays: 
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|
|-5-\4~---0---|-5-\4~---0---|-10--9----5--5-4-5--|-3-2---0------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|



Slide Solo #2 (with Intro playing 2x)

|-7--8--10-/12--------|/15\12-\10-/13--12~~-----|10/12-10~-----------|
|---------------------|----------------------12-|----------12\9~~-12\|
|---------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|

 2 beats
|------------------|-7--8--10-/12--------|/19\17~~\15-17\12~~------|
|8~~-12\7~~4\2-0---|---------------------|---------------------/12-|
|----------------0-|---------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|




Ending is slightly different:

Slide

|-12---10~-------------|------15\12~~---/17-15~~--|
|---/12-----12\14~~-16\|-14-----------12----------|
|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------|
|
|---0--------------0---|-----0-------0-------0----|
|---0------0---------0-|-------0-------0-------0--|
|-7/9\7----------0-----|---0-------0-------0------|
|---0----------9-------|-8-------7-------6--------|
|-7/9\7----------------|--------------------------|
|--------------9-------|-8-------7-------6--------|




Play Chorus Again with slight refrain toward end 

* repeat part of Chorus Riff with lyrics 


Slide part is similar to the other slide parts. If someone 
wants to tab it, let me know and I'll add it in.


KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r  Bend release

************************************
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misfitsfan28 10 Mar 23, 2012 06:27 PM

nice how did you figure out the tuning

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GarrFili 10 Jan 14, 2013 11:27 PM

Dude this sucks it's not even close

+1 reply
jjhand 11,093 Jan 15, 2013 07:58 AM

Note that you need to tune to Big Wreck's open tuning to play this song as shown. I'm guessing Garrfili didn't do that.

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