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Author
Bush - Machinehead (Bass)       
(Standard tuning)

Tabbed By James McLafferty
j_mclafferty@yahoo.co.uk


Intro

2 bars of just guitar, then:

(The x's should not be sounded, they are just to keep rythmn)

    C#               A
G|----------------|-------------------------|
D|6---------------|-------------------------|
A|4---------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------|5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx-|
play this once then the main figure starts. 

This is repeated all through the song.
    C#                       A
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx|------------------------|
E|------------------------|5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx|

Verse
     C#                       A
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx|------------------------|
E|------------------------|5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx|

First Chorus (01:21)
    E     B C#  A
G|----------------|
D|------------7---|
A|7-----2-4-------|
E|----------------|x3

(1:34)
    E     B C#
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|7-----2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
E|-----------------------|

The Post chorus ("I walk to my machine...")
(01:38)
    F#               A
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|2---2---2---2---|5---5---5---5---|

    C#                       A
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx|------------------------|
E|------------------------|5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx|

Verse 2
    C#                       A
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx|------------------------|
E|------------------------|5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx|

Chorus 2
    E       B        C#      A
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|--------7-7-7-7-|
A|7---7---2---2---|4---4-----------|
E|----------------|----------------|x3

    E       B        C#
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|7---7---2---2---|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|----------------|----------------|

Post chorus
    F#               A
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|2---2---2---2---|5---5---5---5---|

The Break at (02:46) is the same chord progression as the verse
    C#                       A
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx|------------------------|
E|------------------------|5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx|

Verse 3
    C#                       A
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx4-4xxx|------------------------|
E|------------------------|5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx5-5xxx|

Chorus 3
    E       B        C#      A
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|--------7-7-7-7-|
A|7---7---2---2---|4---4-----------|
E|----------------|----------------| x3

    E       B        C#
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|7---7---2---2---|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|----------------|----------------|

Post Chorus
    F#               A
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|2---2---2---2---|5---5---5---5---|

The last "I walk my machine...." is just guitar till the last chord 
    E
G|-------| 
D|-------| 
A|7---7--| 
E|-------| 


The song is:

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus
Post chorus
4 bars insrumnetal
Verse 2
Chorus 2
Post chorus
Break
Verse 3 (short verse)
Chorus 3
Final Post Chorus
 
(Note: no other tabber has noticed it is a high A being played during the chorus, but if
you listen carefully or watch Dave playing it, it's definitely correct. Dave has also
said this is his favourite song off "sixteen stone" because of "all the attitude".)

            
            
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