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The Return Of The Giant Hogweed 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Genesis: The Return of the Giant Hogweed
From: Nursery Cryme
Copyright 1971 Yellow Dog Music
Written by Banks/Collins/Gabriel/Hackett/Rutherford
Transcribed by Macahan (the_unifaun@hotmail.com) and Nick Rose

(Edited by Travis Lausch, 2016-10-17)

...as played on Genesis Live
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Play each [bracket] 4 times
Notation: + = tap,  p = pull off from tap,  h = hammer on

Intro:

GUITAR:

Looks more difficult on paper than it really is. It's just "Eruption-style" tapped 
arpeggios on the low E.

e|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--t15p8h11t16p8h11t15p8h11t16p8h11-|-t15p8h11t16p8h11t15p8h11t16p8h11-|-t15p7h10t16p7h10t15p7h10t16p7h10--|

e|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--t15p7h10t16p7h10t15p7h10t16p7h10-|-t15p6h9t16p6h9t15p6h9t16p6h9-|-t15p6h9t16p6h9t15p6h9t16p6h9--|

e|-------------------------------|------------------------------||----------------------------------||
B|-------------------------------|------------------------------||----------------------------------||
G|-------------------------------|------------------------------||o--------------------------------o||
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------||o--------------------------------o||
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------||----------------------------------||
E|--t15p5h8t15p5h8t15p5h8t15p5h8-|-t15p4h8t15p4h8t15p4h8t15p4h8-||--t15p3t15p3t15p3t15p3t15p3t15p3--||


SYNTH: the synth plays the exact same thing but one octave higher


Verse:

GUITAR:
                                                     x4
e||-----------------------------||-------------------||
B||-----------------------------||--7----------------||
G||o---------------------------o||o-7---------6-6-6-o||
D||o-5-------3h5-----8----7----o||o-7---------7-7-7-o||
A||-----3h5------------------8--||--5---------7-7-7--||
E||-----------------------------||------------5-5-5--||

BASS: (With lyrics matched up)

0:39
G|-----------------------------------------7-7-7--------7\--7---------11-11-11-14\|
D|-5---3h5-8-7-3-3-3h5----3h5-8-7-3--12\-----------4h5h7------4h5h7-7\------------|
A|--3h5----------------3h5----------5/--5-5-----5----------5----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Turn and run!
Nothing can stop them!
Around every river and canal their power is growing.

G|------------------------------------------7-7-7--------7\--7-----------|
D|--5---3h5-8-7-3-3-3h5----3h5-8-7-3--12\-----------4h5h7------4h5h7-7\--|
A|---3h5----------------3h5----------5/--5-5-----5----------5------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Stamp them out!
We must destroy them!
They infiltrate each city with their thick dark warning odour.

1:04
e|--9-9-9-9-8-8-6h8-6h8-8--9-9-9-9-8-8-6h8-6h8-8--|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
They are invincible.  They are immune to all our

e|--6tr9-9-8-8-5tr8-8-5tr8-8-------------------------------|
B|----------------------------6-4---6-4--------------------|
G|--------------------------------6-----6-5--------5h8p5h7-|
D|--------------------------------------------3h5h6--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 herbicidal battering.

Gm Cm F Bb        Dm     C
Long ago in the Russian hills,
     Dm        Gm         Cm          C            F
A Victorian explorer found the regal Hogweed by a marsh.

1:40
e|-------------------------7---7---7---7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
B|--10p7-10p7-10p7-10p7---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
G|------7----7----7----7-7---7---7---7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
D|---------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
A|---------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
He captured it and brought it home.

e|----------------------12\\--------7///------12///--|
B|--7-8-5-7-3-5-1~---------2~---------------7//------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
Botanical creature stirs, seeking revenge.

e|--------------|
B|--9-8---7-6---|
G|-----8-----6--|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|
Royal beast did not forget.

Dm             Gm        Cm
  He came home to London
             C             F       G                      GGGGGGGGGGGG
And made a present of the Hogweed to the Royal Gardens at Kew.


2nd Verse:

GUITAR:
                                                     x4
e||-----------------------------||-------------------||
B||-----------------------------||--7----------------||
G||o---------------------------o||o-7---------6-6-6-o||
D||o-5-------3h5-----8----7----o||o-7---------7-7-7-o||
A||-----3h5------------------8--||--5---------7-7-7--||
E||-----------------------------||------------5-5-5--||

BASS: (With lyrics matched up)

G|----------------------------------------7-7-7--------7\--7---------11-11-11-14\|
D|-5---3h5-8-7-3-3-3h5----3h5-8-7-3--12\----------4h5h7------4h5h7-7\------------|
A|--3h5---------------3h5----------5/--5-5-----5----------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Waste no time!
They are approaching!
Hurry now, we must protect ourselves and find some shelter.

G|------------------------------------------7-7-7--------7\--7-----------|
D|--5---3h5-8-7-3-3-3h5----3h5-8-7-3--12\-----------4h5h7------4h5h7-7\--|
A|---3h5----------------3h5----------5/--5-5-----5----------5------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Strike by night!
They are defenseless!
They all need the sun to photosensitize their venom.

e|--9-9-9-9-8-8-6h8-6h8-8--9-9-9-9-8-8-6h8-6h8-8--|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
Still they're invincible.  Still they're immune to all our

e|--6tr9-9-8-8-5tr8-8-5tr8-8-------------------------------|
B|----------------------------6-4---6-4--------------------|
G|--------------------------------6-----6-5--------5h8p5h7-|
D|--------------------------------------------3h5h6--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 herbicidal battering.

 Gm Cm F     Bb      Dm    C            Dm         Gm           Cm
Fashionable country gentlemen had some cultivated wild gardens
              C            F
In which they innocently planted

e|-------------------------7---7---7---7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
B|--10p7-10p7-10p7-10p7---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
G|------7----7----7----7-7---7---7---7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
D|---------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
A|---------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
the Giant Hogweed throughout the land.

e|---------------------------------------14\\//-//--|
B|--7-8-5-7-3-5-1~------1010-----2///---------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
Botanical creature stirs, seeking revenge.

e|--------------|
B|--9-8---7-6---|
G|-----8-----6--|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|
Royal beast did not forget.

Dm           Gm            Cm                C            F
Soon they escaped, spreading their seed, preparing for an onslaught,
   G                    GGGGGGGGGGGG
Threatening the human race.


Instrumental section:

 4:17                                                                 _____________
 Flute+guitar solo/THE DANCE OF THE GIANT HOGWEED                     | 1.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|.------3--3---------------------------2-2-2-3~--3p0------3--2-2-2-3~--3p1-------.|
G|--0h2h3--3---2-3--0-2------------3-2~--------------2p0--------------------3p2p0--|
D|.---------------------3-5---0h3h5---------------------2p0-----------------------.|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

4:41
 ___________
 | 2.
e|--9-9-9-9-8-8-6h8-6h8-8--9-9-9-9-8-8-6h8-6h8-8--|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|--6tr9-9-8-8-6h8-6h8-8--6tr9-9-8-8---------------|
B|-----------------------------------10p8--10p8----|
G|---------------------------------------10----10--|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

 4:58
e|----8~-----11-----------------8~-----11---------|
B|---8---------13--------------8---------13-------|
G|--9------------13-----------9------------13-----|
D|-----------------13~------10---------------13~--|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Guitar Solo:

 5:22
e|--11--8-10-------/11--8-10--------/11--8-10---------------|
B|----------11~-------------11~--------------8~-9-9/11-11~--|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

 6:03
e|-------------------20------------------------------|
B|----------13/18-/20--20\13-------------------------|
G|--12-13-15------------------10---------10----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------8-8-8-8----8-8-8-8--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------18--------------18----16-13\8----------------|
B|-----11-------11-----11/16--/18/20--18----18/20-18---20------------------------|
G|--/8---10--/8---10---------------------------------------------10-10-10-10-10--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--11~\8/10\6~---11~\8/10--------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------8--------|
D|----------------------------6-----10--|
A|---------------------------------8----|
E|--------------------------------------|

Outro:

 6:31
e|------------------|-------------------------|
B|--9-8-9-6-8---6-8-|-13-11-13----11------11--|
G|------------8-----|----------13----12-13----|
D|------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------x2--------|-----------x2------------|
E|------------------|-------------------------|
Mighty Hogweed is avenged.
Human bodies soon will know our anger.

e|------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--9-8-9-6-8---6-8-|-13-11-13----11------11---12-11-12----11------11--|
G|------------8-----|----------13----12-13--------------13----12-13----|
D|------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------x2--------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
Kill them with your Hogweed hairs.
HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANI.


Outro instrumental:

(Play all chords here as root/fifth power chords)

D    C#     G#m

F# G#m Bb   C#  F#  D   E F#m G#   G  Bb  Eb

Bb C D  C# D# F  Bb C D  C#  G#m

F# G#m Bb   C#  F#  D   E F#m G#   G  Bb  Eb

Bb C D  C# D# F  C# D# F  C# D# F  F~~~


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7~     hold (longer than other notes)
7h9    hammer-on
9p7    pull-off
7(9)   bend
(9)7   release
(9)r   release
7/9    slide up
9\7    slide down
<7>    natural harmonics
7tr9   trill

            
            
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