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Murder Incorporated 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. #
From: amkauppi@cc.Helsinki.FI (Antti M Kauppinen)
Subject: TAB: Murder Inc (Springsteen)

To celebrate the official release of this gem, here's
my old transcription:

Murder Inc.               Transcribed by Antti Kauppinen
by Bruce Springsteen      from 'Murder Inc.-The Lost Masterpiece'
(Em)  (D)        (G)   (A)

D.-----(piano arr.for guitar)------|I

Main riff (0:12) (guitar 1)

 Em    D          G     A        4x (drums,bass & organ enter 3rd time)


(Guitar 2 plays full chords)

VERSE 1 (w/riff) (0:29)
   Em            D           G                 A      Em  D    G  A
   Bobby's got a gun that he keeps beneath his pillow (oh yeah)
   Em         D           G           A    Em  D     A   G
   Out on the street your chances are zero (oh yeah)

CHORUS (0:46)
   Em                     D
   Take a look around you (come on now)
   G                  A
   It ain't too complicated you're messin' with
   Em    D   G  A      Em    D  G  A
   Murder______ incorporated_____

VERSE 2 (1:03)
 Now you check over your shoulder everywhere that you go (oh yeah)
 Walking down the street there's eyes on every shadow (oh yeah)
CHORUS 2 (1:20)
 You better take a look around you (come on now)
 that equipment you got's so outdated you can't compete with
 Murder Incorporated   everywhere you look now
 Murder Incorporated   oh!

SAX SOLO (1:46) arranged for guitar (very daring)

 Em    D           G     A          Em    D          G      A
(B)R                       b   r
 --* use wide vibrato to emulate sax sound on long notes-------------|I

 Em    D          G     A          Em     D         G     A
(B)R                                                  B - - - R

GUITAR SOLO (2:03) (not very precise, check the record for phrasing)
 Em    D          G     A          Em    D          G     A
 >     >

 Em    D          G     A          Em    D          G     A
     B                                           b - - - - - r

BRIDGE (2:19)
        Bm                        D
 So you keep a little secret down deep inside your dresser drawer
 Bm                                   D
 Dealing with the heat just leaves you down on the killing floor
    Bm                                   D
 No matter where you step you feel you're never out of danger
 C                            B7
  (?)                      go playin' some (?)  I hear that too
 you got

VERSE 3 (2:35)
 down down down memories are hurtful (murder...)
 Everywhere you look life ain't got no soul (oh yeah)

CHORUS 3 (2:55)
 That apartment you live in feels like it's just a place to hide
 When you're walking down the street you won't meet no one eye to eye
         Em                              D
 Now the cops will point at you as just another homicide
         G                      B
 I could tell you was just frustrated from livin with
 Murder Incorporated

 Em  D  G  A       Em    D   G  A ...
 Murder     Incorporated
 Murder Incorporated            everywhere you look now
 Murder Incorporated            etc.

 (repeat until fade)
 'Murder Inc.'was recorded in the BitUSA sessions 1982-1984
 and was originally planned to be the title track of the
 album in making. However, it still remains officially unreleased.
 Luckily bootleg versions circulate widely among fans :-)

Comments welcome,

 Antti Kauppinen


NOTE: I know that the song is now released on the Greatest Hits,
but the cursor keys don't work...
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3 comments total.
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Social D Addict 131 wrote on August 10 2005, 12:00 am

The lyrics at the end of the bridge are "so the comfort that you keep is gold-plated, snub-nosed thirty-two"

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Tomo J O 30 wrote on May 14 2009, 12:06 pm

Pretty good tab man, very helpful.

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mikeheth 10 wrote on March 23 2011, 08:37 pm

Need to clean-up the chords coming out of the bridge.

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