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Carrion Tab

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			     CARRION - British Sea Power
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Tabbed by: Jonathan Migliori
Email: stratman13@gmail.com

A beautiful song, with some close, but not quite there tabs. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuning: Standard

Guitar I: Lead (Noble)
Guitar II: Rhythm  (Yan)

Chords (I prefer the open chords, but barre chords can be used as well)
	      G            D             Bm         C              Cmaj7            Em
e|------3-------2-------2-------0--------0-----------0-----------------------|
B|------0-------3-------3-------1--------0-----------0-----------------------|
G|------0-------2-------4-------0--------0-----------0-----------------------|
D|------0-------0-------4-------2--------2-----------2-----------------------|
A|------2---------------2-------3--------3-----------2-----------------------|
E|------3--------------------------------------------0-----------------------|

Main Riff:
     C   				  G	      Em
e|------------------------------    ------------------7-5-----------------------|
B|------------------------------    --------------5-8-----8---------------------|
G|---4^5~4^5~4^5~4^5~4^5~-2--0-- x6     --/7-4-7-4-7----------------------------|
D|------------------------------    --------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------    --------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------    --------------------------------------------|
The first phrase is played over a different chord after every repeat. First over C, then
then G, then Em, then C, then D

Verse 1:
G      D Bm		  C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7 (hyphen means quick change)
Carrion, inside of your heart
G              D Bm		       C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7
Under the brine, you won't notice the dark
G                  D               Bm		  C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7
Can stone and steel, and horses' heels ever explain the way you feel
G            D            Bm		     C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7
From Scapa Flow to Rotherhithe, I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide

Bridge:
    G		      D		    Bm		      C
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------4^5------4^5------4^5-2-0-----------------------------------|
D|--0h2------0h2------0h2-------------0-4^5----0-4^5-----0-4^5-4/5/7|
A|----------------------------------2-------2---------2---------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
  C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7 C-Cmaj7 (Notes and chords change together)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-4--5-4--5-4-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
C		    D
Oh the heavy water, how it enfolds
G				  Em
The song, the spray, the gorgeous undertow
C		          D
Always, always, always the sea
G	 	 Em
Brilliantine mortality

Main Riff (Repeat first phrase only twice)

Verse 2:
G      		 D     Bm		     C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7
So irrigate your heart until you know you're complete
G                   D    Bm		C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7
And your draped in kelp, below by 8,000 feet
G                  D                   Bm		  C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7
"My soul," she cried, "I thought you'd died amid fumes of formaldehyde"
G             D           Bm		    C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7
You have been gone for so long. I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide

Bridge 2 (with lyrics):
   G		      D		    Bm		      C
				    My love, I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide!
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------4^5------4^5------4^5-2-0-----------------------------------|
D|--0h2------0h2------0h2-------------0-4^5----0-4^5-----0-4^5-4/5/7|
A|----------------------------------2-------2---------2---------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
  C-Cmaj7  C-Cmaj7-C-Cmaj7 (Notes and chords change together)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-4--5-4--5-4------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus

Main Riff

Solo:

e|-----7/12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|-----5h8-5h8-5h8/10^11^11^11^11^11^11^11|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Interlude:
C		           D            G            Em
When this corpus christic isle became a landed ocean blue
C		           D
Again she cried, "You turned my eye"
G		     Em
At mentions of "no matter why"
(First phrase of Main Riff repeated for the rest of Interlude and First Chorus)
C		  D
And in the end an August sun
G 		 Em
Of one by one it blew
C				  D
Until the devil screamed in the evermore
G		     Em
In envy of the grace we saw
G
The sound… (Chorus starts here making the rest of the Interlude lyrics unintelligible)

Chorus:
C		    D
Oh the heavy water, how it enfolds
G				  Em
The song, the spray, the gorgeous undertow
C		          D
Always, always, always the sea
G	 	 Em
Brilliantine mortality
C		    D
Oh the heavy water, how it enfolds
G				  Em
The song, the spray, the gorgeous undertow
C		          D
Always, always, always the sea
G         (Guitar stops)
Brilliantine mortality

In summation:
Main Riff
Verse
Bridge
Chorus
Main Riff (Shortened)
Verse
Bridge 2
Chorus
Main Riff
Solo
Interlude
Chorus (x2)

Note: There is a quick chord from Guitar I after the first and third lines of the
I don't know what it is. Also, The lyrics of the interlude are hard to distinguish, so those
my approximations. Enjoy.


| ^  bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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jason_hilton 159 wrote on December 6 2009, 09:53 am

Ace Tab, one of favourite ever songs ever.

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