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                                    "Overkill"
                                    Men at Work
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Song: Overkill
Artist: Men at Work
Album: Cargo - 1982
Guitarist: Colin Hay
Transcribed by: Phil Trujeque
E-mail: Phil@Trujeque.com
YouTube.com/c/ThePhilth

  Standard Tuning
  BPM = 140
  Intro: 4/4
  
  C#m7                                  Bsus4                               Play 2x's
E|0--------0--0--0--|0-----------------|0--------0--0--0--|0-----------------|
B|0--------0--0--0--|0-----------------|0--------0--0--0--|0-----------------|(GTR 1)
G|6--------6--6--6--|6-----------------|4--------4--4--4--|4-----------------|
D|6--------6--6--6--|6-----------------|4--------4--4--4--|4-----------------|
A|4--------4--4--4--|4-----------------|2--------2--2--2--|2-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |                                                                           |
 |                                                                           |
E|---------12-11----|------------------|---------12-11----|------------------|
B|---------------12-|9-----------------|---------------12-|------------------|(Sax)
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|11----------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  (Sax arranged for Guitar)

******************************************************************************
Verse I - Rhythm Fig. I
  
  E5                 B(omit 5)/E        D5                 C#(omit 5)/D
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|9------9-------9--|9------9-------9--|7------7-------7--|7------7-------7--|
A|7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7|6-6-6--6-6-6---6-6|5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  (Palm mute bass note throughout song)

   V1: I can't get to sleep.                   I think about the implications.
       Of diving in too deep.                  And possibly the complications.
       Especially at night.                     I worry over situations.
       I know we'll be all right.                Perhaps it's just imagination.

******************************************************************************
Chorus I - Rhythm Fig. II
  C#5                                   B5
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|6------6----------|6------6----------|4------4----------|4------4----------|
D|6------6----------|6------6----------|4------4----------|4------4----------|
A|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  CH1: Well day after day it          reappears
 
  C#5                                   Bsus4              B
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|7-----------------|7-----------------|
G|6------6----------|6------6----------|9-----------------|8-----------------|
D|6------6----------|6------6----------|9-----------------|9-----------------|
A|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7|7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7|
         Night after night my heartbeat sho---------ws the fear.

  G#sus4             G#                 A
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|4-----------------|4-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|
G|6-----------------|5-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|
D|6-----------------|6-----------------|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|
A|------------------|------------------|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|
E|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|------------------|------------------|
  Gho-----------sts appear and fa------de away.


                           Bsus4             B
                         E|-----------------|-----------------||
                         B|5------5---------|4------4---------||
                         G|4------4---------|4------4---------||
                         D|4------4---------|4------4---------||
                         A|2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-||
                         E|-----------------|-----------------||

******************************************************************************
Verse II
  
  E5                 B(omit 5)/E        D5                 C#(omit 5)/D
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|(GTR 1)
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|9------9-------9--|9------9-------9--|7------7-------7--|7------7-------7--|
A|7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7|6-6-6--6-6-6---6-6|5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 | V2: Alone between the sheets,              only brings exasperation.      |
 |     It's time to walk the streets.            Smell the desperation.      |
 |     At least there's pretty lights.    And though there's little variation|
 |     It nullifies the night,                    from overkill.             |
 |                                                                           |
E|----7----------7--|--------0------5--|----5----------5--|----5-------------|
B|--------9--------9|----9-------5-----|--7---7-----------|-------5----------|(GTR 2)
G|9-----------9-----|8----------------6|7---------7-------|6----------6-----6|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

******************************************************************************
Chorus II
  C#5                                   B5
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|(GTR 1)
G|6------6----------|6------6----------|4------4----------|4------4----------|
D|6------6----------|6------6----------|4------4----------|4------4----------|
A|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |CH2:    Day after day it          reappears                                |
 |                                                                           |
E|---5-------------5|------------------|---7-------------7|-------7----------|
B|-------5-------5--|---5-----------5--|-------7-------7--|---7--------------|(GTR 2)
G|2-----------2-----|2------2----2-----|4-----------4-----|4-----------4-----|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 

  C#5                                   Bsus4              B
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|7-----------------|7-----------------|(GTR 1)
G|6------6----------|6------6----------|9-----------------|8-----------------|
D|6------6----------|6------6----------|9-----------------|9-----------------|
A|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-|7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-|
 |       Night after night my heartbeat sho---------ws the fear.             
 |                                                                                                   
E|---4---------5-4--|---4---------5-4--|
B|-------5---------5|-------5---------5|(GTR 2)
G|6-----------------|6-----------------|
D|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------| 


  G#sus4             G#                 A
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|4-----------------|4-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|
G|6-----------------|5-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|
D|6-----------------|6-----------------|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|
A|------------------|------------------|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|
E|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|------------------|------------------|
  Gho-----------sts appear and fa------de away.


                           Bsus4             B
                         E|-----------------|-----------------||
                         B|5------5---------|4------4---------||
                         G|4------4---------|4------4---------||
                         D|4------4---------|4------4---------||
                         A|2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-||
                         E|-----------------|-----------------||
                     Come back another day...

******************************************************************************
Solo - w/Rhythm Fig. I
  
  E5                 B(omit 5)/E        D5                 C#(omit 5)/D
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|---------5--------|------------------|
G|7h9-------9/11---9|8------------4-*6b|(7)----------**br7|6------------4-2-1|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  Clean w/Echo & Chorus             *half step(hold)   
                                                     **pre-bend release 1/2 step


  E5                 B(omit 5)/E        D5                 C#(omit 5)/D
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------7\5--------|
G|(1)---2p1---------|------------------|--------9/11\9----|---4/6------------|
D|---------2-----2--|4p2----2--2-------|--------9/11\9----|------------------|
A|-----------3/4----|----4--------4----|--9h11------------|------------------|
E|-0----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|


  E5                 B(omit 5)/E        D5                 C#(omit 5)/D
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|4----h5-----------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|--------4----h6---|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|4----h6-----------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|--------4\2-------|---2--4--5-5/7--5-|4-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------7-5-4|


  E5                 B(omit 5)/E        D5                 C#(omit 5)/D  
E|------------------|------------------|----11-12-14-12-14|14b14-14p12--12---|
B|------------------|--------------9-10|12-14-------------|-----------14---14|
G|------------------|-------8-9-11-----|------------------|------------------|
D|-----------------6|7-9-11------------|------------------|------------------|
A|-----------6-7-9--|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|(4)--5-7-9--------|------------------|------------------|------------------|


 (Sax arranged for Guitar)
  w/Rhythm Fig. II

  C#5                                   Bsus4              B
E|---------12-11----|------------------|12----------h14-11|(11)--------------|
B|---------------12-|9-----------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  G#sus4             G#                 A
E|-------------11---|----------------11|12----------------|------------------|
B|14--------------13|(13)---------14---|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

******************************************************************************
Verse III
  
  E5                 B(omit 5)/E        D5                 C#(omit 5)/D
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|(GTR 1)
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|9------9-------9--|9------9-------9--|7------7-------7--|7------7-------7--|
A|7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7|6-6-6--6-6-6---6-6|5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 | V3: I can't get to sleep,               I think about the implications    |
 |     Of diving in too deep,              And possibly the complications.   |
 |     Especially at night,                  I worry over situations that    |
 |     I know I'll be all right,                It's just overkill           |
 |                                                                           |
E|----7----------7--|--------0------5--|----5----------5--|----5-------------|
B|--------9--------9|----9-------5-----|--7---7-----------|-------5----------|(GTR 2)
G|9-----------9-----|8----------------6|7---------7-------|6----------6-----6|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

******************************************************************************
Chorus III
  C#5                                               B5
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|(GTR 1)
G|6------6----------|6------6----------|4------4----------|4------4----------|
D|6------6----------|6------6----------|4------4----------|4------4----------|
A|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |CH3:    Day after day it          reappears                                |
 |                                                                           |
E|------------------|------------------|---------12-11----|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|----------------12|------------------|(Sax)
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|11----------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 
  C#5                                   Bsus4              B
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|7-----------------|7-----------------|(GTR 1)
G|6------6----------|6------6----------|9-----------------|8-----------------|
D|6------6----------|6------6----------|9-----------------|9-----------------|
A|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-|7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-|
         Night after night my heartbeat sho---------ws the fear.             


  G#sus4             G#                 A
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|4-----------------|4-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|(GTR 1)
G|6-----------------|5-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|
D|6-----------------|6-----------------|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|
A|------------------|------------------|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|
E|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|------------------|------------------|
 |                                                                           |
 |                                                                           |
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|--11h12--11-------|
B|------------------|------------------|-14---------------|------------------|(Sax)
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  Gho-----------sts appear and fa------de away.



  G#sus4             G#                 A
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|4-----------------|4-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|(GTR 1)
G|6-----------------|5-----------------|2------2----------|2------2----------|
D|6-----------------|6-----------------|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2|
A|------------------|------------------|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0|
E|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|4-4-4--4-4-4---4-4|------------------|------------------|
 |                                                                           |
 |                                                                           |
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|----12-14h16p14p12|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|--14--------------|(Sax)
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|14----------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  Gho-----------sts appear and fa------de away.



  G#sus4             G#                  A
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|4-----------------|4-----------------|(2)---------------|------------------|
G|6-----------------|5-----------------|(2)---------------|------------------|
D|6-----------------|6-----------------|(2)---------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|(0)---------------|------------------|
E|4-----------------|4-----------------|------------------|------------------|

  Gho-----------sts appear and fa------de away.

******************************************************************************
  Legend
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
******************************************************************************

            
            
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