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Black Celebration Tab

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         Black Celebration  -  Depeche Mode                 
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This song is a sampling-synth song, originally. When playing
the basic keyboard phrases as distortion guitar riffs this
song turns into an interesting rock ballad. Thus, here you find the
main riffs tabbed for guitar.



Riff (A) - (guitar 1, dist + flanger):

      Dm (chords: guitar 3)                              
E||------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------|
G||*-----------------------------------|
D||*--0-0-7-0-8-7-0-10-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-7-|
A||------------------------------------|
E||------------------------------------|


  F                                 
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
--0-0-7-0-8-7-0-10-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-7-|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|


  Bb/G                              
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
--0-0-7-0-8-7-0-10-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-7-|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|


  F                F/E                
------------------------------------||
------------------------------------||
-----------------------------------*||
--0-0-7-0-8-7-0-10-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-7-*||
------------------------------------||
------------------------------------||



Riff (B) - (guitar 3, overdrive, delay):

E||-----------------------|---------------------|
B||------------10---------|-----------6---------|
G||*------7----------7----|------5---------5----|
D||*-----------7----------|-----------3---------|
A||-------5----------5----|------3---------3----|
E||-----------------------|---------------------|


                                                
---------------------|------------------------||
-----------6---------|-----------10-----------||
------3---------3----|-----------------10----*||
-----------3---------|------7----7-----------*||
------1---------1----|-----------------8------||
---------------------|------5-----------------||



Riff (C):  (delay, reverb)

      Dm                       F                        
E||-------------------------|--------------------------|
B||-------------6---8---10--|--8--6--------6---8---10--|
G||*---------7--------------|-------5---5--------------|
D||*------------3---5---7---|--5--3--------3---5---7---|
A||----------5--------------|-------3---3--------------|
E||-------------------------|--------------------------|


  Bb/G                       F            F/E            
--------------------------|--10---8---------------------|
--8--6--------6---8---10--|-----------10--11---10-------|
-------7---7--------------|--7----5-----------------10--|
--5--3--------3---5---7---|-----------7---8----7--------|
-------5---5--------------|-------------------------8---|
--------------------------|-----------------------------|


  Dm  (VERSE)               
-------------------||
-------------------||
--7----------------||
-------------------||
--5----------------||
-------------------||




INTRO with (A)+(B):       || Dm | F | Bb/G | F F/E ||  

CHORUS with (A):	
	            Dm                F
	Lets have a black celebration
	Bb/G              F   F/E      Dm    
	Black celebration ... tonight

INTERLUDE with (A)+(B):   || Dm | F | Bb/G | F F/E ||

VERSE with (A):
	        Dm      
	To celebrate the fact
	            F
	That we've seen the back
	    Bb/G          Bb
	Of another black day

INTERLUDE with (A)+(B):   || Dm | F | Bb/G | F F/E ||

VERSE with (A):
	   Dm                      F
	I look to you ... how you carry on
	          Bb/G                    F       F/E
	When all hope is gone. Can't you see?
	      Dm                            F
	Your optimistic eyes ... seem like paradise
	    Bb/G             F      F/E
	To someone like ... me

BRIDGE (stop all riffs!)
	           Bb						
	I want to take you in my arms
	    C
	Forgetting all I couldn't do today

CHORUS with (A):
        Dm                F
	Black celebration
	Bb/G              F  F/E
	Black celebration ... tonight

INTERLUDE with (A)+(B)+(C):   || Dm | F | Bb/G | F F/E ||

VERSE with (A):
	        Dm      
	To celebrate the fact
	            F
	That we've seen the back
	    Bb/G          Bb
	Of another black day

INTERLUDE with (A)+(B):   || Dm | F | Bb/G | F F/E ||

VERSE with (A):
          Dm                       F
	I look to you ... and your strong belief
	      Bb/G                 F        F/E
	Me, I won't believe ... tonight
	Dm                 F
	Consolation ... I want so much
	        Bb/G                 F        F/E
	Want to feel your touch ... tonight

BRIDGE (stop all riffs!)
	 Bb						
	Take me in your arms
	    C
	Forgetting all I couldn't do today

CHORUS with (A):
        Dm                F
	Black celebration    (I'll drink to that)
	Bb/G              F  F/E
	Black celebration ... tonight
	
(repeat chorus and fade)
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