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                            CANNIBAL CORPSE
                         DISPOSAL OF THE BODY
             From their excellent album 'Gallery of Suicide'

Tabbed by:  Jason Mathie

In my opinion, the best song from this album.  Probably has something to
do with its incredible speed.


For some reason most of these metal tunes don't seem to use the high
strings very much, do they?  You will only see the bottom three strings
throughout this tab.

Palm muting?  Don't worry about it.  Except for cutting notes short,
none of the notes in these riffs need to be muted.

I didn't much feel like figuring out the solo in this track.  You're on
your own if you think you can play it.

Tuning is Drop-Db.  This means tune to Eb then drop the sixth string down
one full step to Db.

Time signatures change once or twice in this tune. Changes look like this:
  |7:----|  For those of you who don't know, 7/8 is simply a normal
  |8:----|  4-beat measure with one half-beat taken off.
  |------|  Listen to the song and you'll understand.

  |---*-/---|  This means 'repeat the last measure'
Generally one dash is a sixteenth note in length.  So ---- is one beat.

Pat O'Brien has the left stereo channel, Jack Owen the right.

And finally, since the lyrics to Cannibal Corpse songs are so amusing,
and this song is no exception, I have included them in the proximity of
the riffs they should be sung to.
Tempo 275 bpm (hahaha, good luck)

Db  |----------------|----------------|
Ab  |5-------3---2---|6-------4---3---|
Db  |7-------5---4---|8-------6---5---|

Both Gtrs play Intro 4x

Then play:
Db  |-LeftGtr--------|---------|---------|7:---------------|
Ab  |2---------------|---------|---------|8:---------------|
Db  |4---------------|---------|---------|-----------------|
    |                |         |         |                 |
Db  |-RightGtr-------|---*-/---|---*-/---|7:-------0h3-0h4-|
Ab  |3222222252222222|----/----|----/----|8:-322222--------|
Db  |----------------|---/-*---|---/-*---|-----------------|

Db  |4:-----------------|---------|---------|----------------|
Ab  |4:-2---------------|---------|---------|----------------|
Db  |---4---------------|---------|---------|----------------|
    |                   |         |         |                |
Db  |4:-----------------|---*-/---|---*-/---|--0h3-0h4-0h3\\-|
Ab  |4:-3222222252222222|----/----|----/----|22--------------|
Db  |-------------------|---/-*---|---/-*---|----------------|

Db  |----------------|--------------0h|3-0h4-0h3-0h4-0h|3-0h4-0h3\\\\\\|
Ab  |2222222252222222|32222222522222--|----------------|---------------|
Db  |4---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
    |                |                |                |               |
Db  |----------------|--------------0h|3-0h4-0h3-0h4-0h|3-0h4-0h3\\\\\\|
Ab  |3222222252222222|32222222522222--|----------------|---------------|
Db  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

Db  |----------------|---*-/---|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|1h2p1h2-0h1p0h1-|
Ab  |3222222252222222|----/----|----------------|----------------|
Db  |----------------|---/-*---|----------------|----------------|
    |                |         |                |                |
Db  |----------------|---*-/---|----------------|----------------|
Ab  |3222222252222222|----/----|----------------|----------------|
Db  |----------------|---/-*---|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|1h2p1h2-0h1p0h1-|

Main Riff
Db  |----------------|---*-/---|---*-/---|------0h2-0h3---|
Ab  |3222222252222222|----/----|----/----|322222----------|
Db  |----------------|---/-*---|---/-*---|----------------|

Db  |----------------|---*-/---|--------------0h|3-0h4-0h3-0h1---|
Ab  |3222222252222222|----/----|32222222522222--|----------------|
Db  |----------------|---/-*---|----------------|----------------|

Db  |----------------|--------------0h|3-0h4-0h3-0h4-0h|3-0h4-0h3-0h1---|
Ab  |3222222252222222|32222222522222--|----------------|----------------|
Db  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Db  |----------------|---*-/---|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|1h2p1h2-0h1p0h1-| L-Gtr
Ab  |3222222252222222|----/----|----------------|----------------|
Db  |----------------|---/-*---|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|1h2p1h2-0h1p0h1-| R-Gtr

Both Gtrs play Main Riff 1x with lyrics:

  The basement incinerator
  Is where they'll put the dead
  Hose the floor and clean the room
  Anywhere they bled

  Into boxes go the bags
  Fill the space with rocks
  In the dark of night
  He throws them off the docks

  Rotting in the river
  Never to be found
  Under tons of concrete
  Deep beneath the ground

  From behind he grabs his mouth
  The blade goes to the neck
  Bulging veins pumping blood
  He struggles to protect

Chorus Riff
Db  |-LeftGtr--------|----------------|4-4-4-4---------|----------------|
Ab  |2-2-2-2---------|------------5-5-|--------5-5-4-4-|5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|
Db  |--------4-4-3-3-|0-0-0-0-6-6-----|----------------|----------------|
    |                |                |                |                |
Db  |-RightGtr-------|----------------|4-4-4-4---------|3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-|
Ab  |2-2-2-2---------|------------5-5-|--------5-5-4-4-|----------------|
Db  |--------4-4-3-3-|0-0-0-0-6-6-----|----------------|----------------|

Db  |-BothGtrs-------|----------------|----------------|------------6-6-|
Ab  |2-2-2-2---------|------------5-5-|--------5-5-8-8-|5-5-5-5-8-8-----|
Db  |--------4-4-3-3-|0-0-0-0-6-6-----|6-6-6-6---------|----------------|

Play Chorus Riff 2x with lyrics:

  If you don't cut open the stomach
  The corpse will rise and float
  The victim is discovered dead
  Rotting organs bloat

  The killer chops the body
  With a scalpel and an axe
  The parts are then drained
  And put into the sacks

Play Main Riff again, RightGtr only for the first 4 bars, then Both
Gtrs and lyrics:

  Grab the neck, Slit the throat, Take the life
  Hang the corpse - Prepare to drain the blood

  Bone saw, meat cleaver, filleting knife
  Carve the corpse - Dissect him in the tub

  Smash the teeth, Slice off scars, Crush the bones
  With a crowbar - Scrape off all tattoos

Repeat Chorus Riff (with same lyrics)

Then Both Gtrs play the following, first 8 bars with lyrics:
Db  |----------------|----------------|3-------1---0---|4-------2---1---|
Ab  |5-------3---2---|6-------4---3---|3-------1---0---|4-------2---1---|
Db  |7-------5---4---|8-------6---5---|----------------|----------------|
     Chunks  of  a    skull,           Sawn    in  half bones

Db  |6-------4---3---|7-------5---4---|9-------7---6---|10------8---7---|
Ab  |6-------4---3---|7-------5---4---|9-------7---6---|10------8---7---|
Db  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
     Body        is   found,           Killer      unknown

Db  |------------------------|---*-/---|---*-/---|--------------------|
Ab  |------------------------|----/----|----/----|--------------------|
Db  |x---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|---/-*---|---/--*--|x---x-x-x---3h4p3h4-|
     e   s s e   e   s s e                        e   s s e
     \====3====/ \====3====/                      \====3====/

Db  |------------------------|---*-/---|---*-/---|----------------|
Ab  |------------------------|----/----|----/----|----------------|
Db  |x---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|---/-*---|---/--*--|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|
     e   s s e   e   s s e
     \====3====/ \====3====/

Db  |------------------------|---*-/---|----------------|----------------|
Ab  |------------------------|----/----|----------------|----------------|
Db  |x---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|---/-*---|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|1h2p1h2-0h1p0h1-|
     e   s s e   e   s s e
     \====3====/ \====3====/

Db  |-LeftGtr----------------|---*-/---|----------------|----------------|
Ab  |------------------------|----/----|----------------|----------------|
Db  |x---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|---/-*---|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|1h2p1h2-0h1p0h1-|
    |e   s s e   e   s s e   |         |                |                |
    |\====3====/ \====3====/ |         |                |                |
    |                        |         |                |                |
Db  |-RightGtr---------------|---*-/---|3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3-|1h2p1h2-0h1p0h1-|
Ab  |------------------------|----/----|----------------|----------------|
Db  |x---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|---/-*---|----------------|----------------|
     e   s s e   e   s s e
     \====3====/ \====3====/

LeftGtr plays Main Riff while RightGtr solos
Song ends on
Db  |----------------|
Ab  |9\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|
Db  |9\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|
Well, that proves it, Cannibal Corpse rules.

E-mail me with any questions, requests, corrections...


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