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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of the   #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#
tabbed by Jean-Pierre TROLET
http://tabwyp.free.fr

STRANGE BREW   from the CREAM album 'Disraeli Gears' (1967)


Issued by the famous CREAM trio made by Eric CLAPTON, Jack BRUCE ( bass player) 
and Ginger BAKER (drummer), this  surely is one of the pillars on which Eric CLAPTON 
built his fame.  And the engine starts at the first stroke ! 
 
There are six verses each of them consisting of the usual 12 bars. 

   1. Intro verse
   2. 1st sung verse
   3. 2nd sung verse
   4. solo verse
   5. 3 rd sung verse
   6. outro verse


I suppose that the chords are played like this ( they sound OK to me like this ) :

        D9    : X5455X
        E7#9  : 07678X
        D7#9  : X5456X
        and A : 577655  (simple full barre)

I tabbed the rhythm guitar separately because it is easy to make out the bars 
and to synchronize the solo guitar and the bass.   

Now the lead and bass guitars.

The lead guitar is easier to tab than to play. So I tabbed the 
solo as carefully as I could. 
The bass was another story to tab : the riffs vary constantly 
and you must listen very carefully to what Bruce is doing ! 
Only in the 2 last verses do we find a steady pattern. 

You can download the full AUDIO MP3 demo from the URL at the top of this
doucment in which I approximately played the voice at the end of the left 
channel for you to be able to check were you are when reading 
the tab (not sure it's a success) !

The lead and bass tabs come after the rhythm guitar tabs and the 
full tune is tabbed.  The bass plays a real solo all along.

RHTHM GUITAR :

The riffs are repetitive ! There are only two variations that are
noted farther with the solo/bass tab.

    Legend:

    h      : hammer-on
    n !    : do NOT let ring (choke when releasing)
    ~~~    : do let ring
    1    : bar number
    fbu  : full bend up
    fbd  : full bend down
    hbu  : half bend up
    hbd  : half bend down
    qbu  : quarter bend up


INTRO AND SOLO VERSES 
 1						   2     
E+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------6-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------7-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+--------7-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+-----5-------------------------------+


 3						   4	
E+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------6-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------7-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+--------7-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+------5------------------------------+


 5						   6
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+------5------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+------5------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
D+------4-!--------5---5h7-------------+--------4-!---------5--5h7-----------+
A+---5--5----5h7-----------------------+-----5--5-----5h7--------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

 7                                     8 
E+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------6-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------7-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+--------7-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+------5------------------------------+

 9                                     10
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-----8-------------------------------+--------6----------------------------+
G+-----7-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
D+-----6-!--------5---5h7--------------+--------4-!---------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7-----5h7-----------------------+------5-5-----5h7--------------------+
E+--0----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

11                                     12
E+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------6-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------7-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+--------7-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+------5------------------------------+




SUNG VERSES    
                         
 1						   2     
E+-----5-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------5-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------4-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+------5-5-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


 3						   4	
E+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------6-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------7-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+--------7-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+------5------------------------------+


 5						   6
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+------5------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+------5------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
D+------4-!--------5---5h7-------------+--------4-!---------5--5h7-----------+
A+---5--5----5h7-----------------------+-----5--5-----5h7--------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

 7                                     8 
E+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------6-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------7-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+--------7-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+------5------------------------------+

 9                                     10
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-----8-------------------------------+--------6----------------------------+
G+-----7-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
D+-----6-!--------5---5h7--------------+--------4-!---------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7-----5h7-----------------------+------5-5-----5h7--------------------+
E+--0----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

11                                     12
E+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--------5----------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--------6-!--------------------------+
D+-----7-----------5---5h7-------------+--------7-----------5--5h7-----------+
A+-----7------5h7----------------------+--------7-----5h7--------------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+------5------------------------------+




Now the solo and bass guitars  ( the bass is really a solo too !)


 1						   2  
SOLO GUITAR  
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+--8h10~~~~ --------------------------+-----8h10-----8-8--------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------7---5-7-----------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+




 3						   4	
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+--5qbu---------------9p7\5-----------+--------5-!--------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+--7~~ -------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+




 5						   6
SOLO GUITAR
E+--8----------------------------------+-8-------------8---------------------+
B+--8---10~~ --------------------------+-8------10~ ---8-10--8----5qbu-------+
G+-------------------------------------+---------------------7----5qbu-------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



 7                                     8 
SOLO GUITAR
E+------------------8------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+----------------8--------------------+--10~~~ 8!---------------------------+
G+-----------7/9-----------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--7----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



 9                                     10
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 




11                                     12
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+----------10----7--5-----------------+-------------------------------------+
G+------7/9~~ -9--7--5-----------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-----------------------7-------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+--7----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    you                                                she's a

                

   




 1						   2     
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    witch  of   trouble    in    e_       _lectric blue     in her              




 3						   4	
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    own mad mind  she's in                 love with you      with




 5						   6
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-----------7/9-7!-9!-7!----5!--------+-------------------------------------+
D+------------------------7!----7!-----+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    you                                    now watch_a gonna do ?




 7                                     8 
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+--8h10--8--------5-------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+----------9--7---5-------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------------7----------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-7-----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



 9                                     10
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 




11                                     12
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+---------8---10-8----7---5-----------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------7/9~~ -----9--7---5-----------+-------------------------------------+
D+-----------------------------7-------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-7-----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   you                                            she's  some









 1						   2     
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    kind of demon   messing               in the glue   if you



 3						   4	
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     don't watch out it'll              stick to you     to




 5						   6
SOLO GUITAR
E+----------------8--------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------8-----10~~ -------------+--8----------------------------------+
G+--------7/9--------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   you                                      What kind of fool are  


 7                                     8 
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-----8~~ 10--8--------8--------------+------(-----8)-----------------------+
G+---7/9---------9--7/9-----9\7--------+-5----(5/9---)-----------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
  you



 9                                     10
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 




11                                     12
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------10------7---------------+-----------------13--15--------------+
G+------7/9~~ -----9---7----5----------+-----------12/14---------------------+
D+-------------------------------7-----+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-7-----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   you 







 1						   2     
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+----16hbu!---------------------------+------16hbu-16hbu---13-13------------+
G+-------------------------------------+--14---------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+




 3						   4	
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------13!---------------------------+---------15fbd--15--13---------------+
G+--14~~ ------------------------------+-----14------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+




 5						   6
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-----------8-------------------------+
B+--------13-(\5)----------------------+--------8-----10p8-------------------+
G+--14---------------------------------+---7/9--------------9--7\5-----------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+




 7                                     8 
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------8--10--8---(/13!)-------13-15-+
G+-------------------------------------+---7/9-------------------12/14-------+
D+--7----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+




 9                                     10
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+----15fbu  15fbu----15fbu---15fbu----+--15fbu---15fbu_fbd--13--15--13------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+




11                                     12
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-----------------10-8----7-----------+-5qbu--------------------------------+
G+--14~~ ---------------9--7-----------+-5qbu--------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+------7------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+--------7--7-------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+










 1						   2     
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    boat in the middle of the 		raging sea she would




 3						   4	
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    make a scene  for it                 all to be      ig_




 5						   6
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+------------8~~ -----8~~ ------------+-------------------------------------+
G+------------9~~ -7/9-----------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     _nored  					And wouldn't you be 


 7                                     8 
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+--------------10-8--------8----------+-------------------------------------+
G+--------7/9~~ -----9--7/9----7-------+-5-----------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+------7--5---------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    bored



 9                                     10
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 

                             

11                                     12
RHYTHM GUITAR
E+-----5-------------------------------+-----------------5-------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+-----------------5-------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+-----------------6-------------------+
D+-----7--------------(silence)--------+-----------------7-!-------5--5h7----+
A+-----7-------------------------------+-----------------7----5h7------------+
E+--5----------------------------------+-----------------5-------------------+

SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------(silence)---------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    you




 1						   2     
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+---10/13---10-8-10p8-10--------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Strange Brew                         




 3						   4	
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+--12fbu--12p9-12p9-12p9--------------+
D+-------------------------------------+------------------------12--10-------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    Strange Brew                           




 5						   6
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+---12fbu(_fbd)-9---------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+--------------------12---------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      Strange Brew                         



 7                                     8 
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+----8--------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+----8--10~~ -------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    Strange Brew                         



 9                                     10
SOLO GUITAR
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
   Strange Brew                    		kill what's inside of 
    



11                                     12
RHYTHM GUITAR
E+-----5-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-----5-------------------------------+--0~~ -------------------------------+
G+-----6-!-----------------------------+--0~~ -------------------------------+
D+-----7-------(silence)---------------+--2~~ -------------------------------+
A+-----7-------------------------------+--0~~ -------------------------------+
E+-----5-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


SOLO GUITAR
E+--------------5-----------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+------------5--5-8p5--------------8---+-------------------------------------+
G+--------7fbu---------9p7\5h7p5-7/9-7\-+--5----------------------------------+
D+--------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    you



            
            
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aig91 4,357 Jul 09, 2007 12:03 PM

This is an awesome tab. Good job :)

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sagm_999 10 Feb 07, 2008 09:41 AM

The ideal tab.

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skux 142 Apr 04, 2008 09:01 PM

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