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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.
##-----------------------------------------------------------------------##

Tabbed by Charles Benagh (CBenagh@gmail.com)

Artist: J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Artist website: http://jroddywalstonandthebusiness.com
Title: Heavy Bells
Album: Essential Tremors

 /  slide up
 \  slide down
 h  hammer-on
 p  pull-off
 ~  legato (hold note through until next note)
 +  harmonic
 x  Mute note
 ^  bend up

Tuning: EADGBe (Standard)

Note: It looks like The Business tune their guitars down to Db, but I'm way too lazy for 
that (and hoping you are too).
So I left it in Standard E

Time signature:  4/4

There are two guitars, but they play pretty much the same thing almost the whole time.

0:00 - 0:07
Intro (finger-picked), crank the tube amp 'till it distorts
e-|--------------1-------------1-------------1-------------1----|
B-|------1-------------1-------------1-------------1------------|
G-|----------2-------------2-------------2-------------2--------|
D-|--------3---3---------3---3---------3---3---------3---3------|
A-|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---1-------------1-------------1-------------1---------------|

0:07 - 0:39
Verse ("Mama knew my mind...")
e-|--------------1-------------1-------------1-------------1----|
B-|*-----1-------------1-------------1-------------1------------|
G-|----------2-------------2-------------2-------------2--------|
D-|--------3---3---------3---3---------3---3---------3---3------|
A-|*------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---1-------------1-------------1-------------1---------------|


e-|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------3-------3-----3-------3-----3-------3-----3-------3----|
G-|----------3-------------3-------------3-------------3--------|
D-|--------3---3---------3---3---------3---3---------3---3------|
A-|---1-------------1-------------1-------------1---------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------------------|


e-|--------------1-------------1---|
B-|------1-------------1----------*|
G-|----------2-------------2-------| repeat verse
D-|--------3---3---------3---3-----|
A-|-------------------------------*|
E-|---1-------------1--------------|

0:39 - 0:47
Pre-Chorus ("I know that old Catholic tone...")
e-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------3-------3-----3-------3-----3-------3-----3-------3-----3-------3---|
G-|----------3-------------3-------------3-------------3-------------3-------|
D-|--------5---5---------5---5---------3---3---------3---3---------3---3-----|
A-|-------------------------------1-------------1-------------1--------------|
E-|---3-------------3--------------------------------------------------------|

0:47 - 1:08
Chorus ("The heavy bells...")
e-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--1-1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1-----|


e-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--1-1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1-----|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


e-|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------5-----5---------5-----5---------5-----5---------5-----5---------5-----5---|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--3-3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-----|
E-|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

1:08 - 1:14
Post-Chorus ("For you too...")
e-|--------------1-------------1-------------1--------------|
B-|------1-------------1-------------1-------------1---1----|
G-|----------2-------------2-------------2-------------2----|
D-|--------3---3---------3---3---------3---3---------3-3----|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---1-------------1-------------1-------------1-----------|

1:14 - 1:46
Verse 2 ("Black sounds shake...")
e-|---------------------------------------------------|
B-|*--------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------|
D-|----------3~---------3~-----------3~----------3~---|
A-|*--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--1-1-1-1----1---1-1------1-1-1-1----1----1-1------|


e-|---------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------3~---------3~-----------3~---------3~----|
D-|---------------------------------------------------|
A-|--1-1-1-1----1---1-1------1-1-1-1----1---1-1-------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------|


e-|-------------------------|
B-|------------------------*|
G-|-------------------------| repeat verse 2
D-|----------3~---------3~--|
A-|------------------------*|
E-|--1-1-1-1----1---1-1-----|

1:46 - 1:54
Pre-Chorus 2
e-|------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------3~---------3~---------3~--|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------1-1-1-1----1---1-1------1-1-1-----|
E-|--3-3-3-3-3^3---3-3-3^3-------------------------------------|

1:54 - 2:14
Chorus

2:14 - 2:54
Bridge (repeat once)
e-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|*-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--------3------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------3------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------|
A-|*--------------------------------------------------------1~----1-----1~-|
E-|--1~--1----1~----------------1~--1----1~---------------------3---3------|

---------------------------------|
--------------------------------*|
---------------------------------|
--------------------------1--1~--|
---1-----1~----1---1---1--------*|
-3---3-------3---3---3-----------|


e-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--6-5-3---6-5-3---6-5-3-------------------------6-5-3---6-5-3---6-5-3-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------6-5-3---6-5-3---6-5-3-------------------------6-5-3---6-5-3---6-5-3--|
A-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

...Slowly bend the note up 'till you can't bend no more
e-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
G-|--6-6-6^-6^-6^-6^-6^-6^-6^-6^-6^-6^-6^-----|
D-|-------------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------|

2:54 - 3:43
Guitar 1: Repeat verse 2 (x4 times)
Guitar 2: some random riffage on the chord structure

3:43 - 3:49
Back to intro one last time

*This is all my own work
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redbeardosc wrote on December 22 2013, 06:49 pm

thank you

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RKMmusic wrote on December 24 2013, 05:20 pm

Like the above said, thank you for finally posting this. I knew it sounded fairly simple, I'm just not good at picking everything out by ear. Sounds good acoustic too! Thanks again!

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lehnosneh wrote on March 12 2014, 10:04 pm

I think they ending part were it's 653 needs to be moved down a string so it's being played on the d string first then the a string

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