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                             TSUNAMI – Manic Street Preachers
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Tabbed by: Matthew Belson
E-mail: mfbelson@gmail.com

This is how I play the song on an acoustic guitar. Fun fact: if you don't own a sitar,
slide something that fits snugly underneath your strings near the bridge, like a wooden spoon, you can make 
your guitar sound more like one for this song. Anyway, it’s all an octave lower than the recording but 
should suffice.

Tuning: Open F#add11 (C# F# C# F# A# B) for the studio version. If you’re willing to sing a little higher so 
you don’t have to spend as much time tuning, do (D G D G B C), which is just open G with the high E tuned down 
to C.

Main Sitar Riff

B |------0-------0-------------|
A#|-----0-0-----0-0------------|
F#|----0---0---0---0-----------|
C#|---0-----0-0-----0----------|
F#|--0-------0-----------------|
C#|-0--------------------------|
…Holy shit that was impossible, how does James do it?

Verses (All eighth notes and down picked)
     F#              A#m             D#m             B
B |------0-------0-------2-------2-------7-------7------6--------6----------|
A#|-----0-0-----0-0-----2-2-----2-2-----7-7-----7-7------5--------5---------|
F#|----0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4---9---9---9---9---5--5-----5--5--------|
C#|---0-----0-0-----0-4-----4-4-----4-9-----9-9-----9-5----5---5----5-------|
F#|--0-------0-------4-------4-------9-------9-------5------5-5------5------|
C#|(0)----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (Strum these in whatever pattern you feel, I ain’t writing it in)

      C#    C#sus4  C#          Badd11+ B
B |----9----------------------------6---------------------------------------|
A#|----7------8------7--------------5---5-----------------------------------|
F#|----7------7------7--------------5---5---5--4-5-7-5-4--------------------|
C#|----7------7------7--------------5---5----------------5------------------|
F#|----7------7------7--------------5---5-----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   Tsunami, Tsunami, Came Washing…Over  Me

      A#m               F          A#m/F
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----3----------------2---------------------------------------------------|
F#|----4----------------3----------(4)--------4-4---4---4-4-(4)-------------|
C#|----4----------------4----------(4)------------4---2---------------------|
F#|----4----------------x----------(4)--------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------4-----------4---------------------------------------|
      Can’t Speak Can’t Talk…Won’t Walk

Bridge is the same as the verse, but with just one strum per chord (I'd avoid the notes on the B string though).
The outro is just the intro gradually slowing down.

...That’s all, folks!


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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