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Hocus Pocus 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
HOCUS POCUS by Focus (from Moving Waves, their fourth album)
Written by: Probably Van Leer and Akkerman
Transcribed by: Jeffrey Weiss (jw@mckinsey.com)


   A                                   Em7 Fmaj7   Cmaj7  Bbmaj7 E7#9
E -----------------|-----------------|-7---8-----------|-----------------|
B -----------------|-----------------|-8--10-------8---|-----6---8~~~~~~~|
G -----------------|-----------------|-7---9-------9---|-----7---7-------|
D -5^7-7-7-7---7-7-|-5^7-7-7-7---7-7-|-9--10-------9---|-----7---6-------|
A -0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-7---8-----------|---------7-------|
E -----------------|-----------------|-------------8---|-----6-----------|
   |_|_|_| |   |_|   |_|_|_| |   |_|   |   |   }   |     |   |   !
                                                    \___/

   A                                   E   F       D         B   E
E -----------------|-----------------|-7---8-------5---|-----7---7-------|
B ~7---------------|-----------------|-9--10-------7---|-----7---9-------|
G -----------------|-----------------|-9--10-------7---|-----8---9-------|
D -5^7-7-7-7---7-7-|-5^7-7-7-7---7-7-|-9--10-------7---|-----9---9-------|
A -0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-7---8-------5---|-----9---7-------|
E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----7-----------|
   |_|_|_| |   |_|   |_|_|_| |   |_|   |   |   }   |     |   |   |   }
                                                    \___/

   A      C    D                       D      F    G
E -0------3----5---|-----------------|~5------8----10--|-----------------|
B -2------5----7---|-----------------|~7-----10----12--|-----------------|
G -2------5----7---|-----------------|~7-----10----12--|-----------------|
D -2------5----7---|-----------------|~7-----10----12--|-----------------|
A -0------3----5---|-----------------|~5------8----10--|-----------------|
E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   |  _|. |   ]|     @                 |  _|. |   ]|     @
    \_/    \_/  \___/                   \_/    \_/  \___/

   E7#9
E -----------------|- - -|
B -8---------------|- - -|
G -7---------------|- - -|  [As a true Focus purist, I think it would be
D -6---------------|- - -|   blasphemous to transcribe yodelling for the
A -7---------------|- - -|   guitar...so I won't]
E -----------------|- - -|
   |

Note: Yes, the E7#9 at the end of measure 4 (and elsewhere) is the dreaded
      "Hendrix" chord (as far as I can tell....either that, or I just use it
      as a surrogate for distorted-guitar-chaos).  The pinky slide from the
      G in this chord to the F# (added sixth) at the start of the A is, at
      best, a subtle effect.  I think I hear it in places, others disagree.
      Anyway, I like it, and it occurs naturally with my lousy (lazy) fingers.
      On the A strumming in measures 1, 2, and others, pick real hard, and
      shake the fretted A (D string).  The out-of-tuneness this causes is very
      noticable on the song.  BTW, if your amp is not capable of at least 50%
      total harmonic distortion, don't even bother with this song!

Key:
    @   = whole note           }    = quarter rest
    !   = half note            \__/ = tied notes (don't re-sound)
    |   = quarter note         ^    = hammer or pull (you figure which one)
    _|  = single eighth note   ~    = slide (you figure which way)
    _|. = dotted eighth note
    |_| = eighth notes
    ]   = sixteenth note
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thedarknesrock wrote on May 16 2005, 12:00 am

good tab! i have to say i didnt expect to see such a strange song on here!
well done

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Oligarky dude wrote on August 17 2005, 12:00 am

i love focus- they really do rock! good tab- blast that hendrix chord tho- its in bloody everything lol

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Xeus wrote on March 10 2008, 12:32 pm

nice job

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