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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 14:22:08 +0100
From: Lukas Kamber 
Subject: Sheela-na-Gig

PJ Harvey
Sheela-na-Gig (Dry)

Transcribed by Lukas (Luesche) Kamber
kamberl@ezinfo.vmsmail.ethz.ch

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I transcribed this song of my favourite artist Peej 'cause nearly 
anything that you can download from Peej is just the chords of the
song, which isn't much, 'cause she just plays 5 chords in this song, and
in others even less. But the interesting thing in her music is how
she plays the chords. I tried to work these details out, but I guess 
I didn't really succeed, 'cause it's hard to hear how many strings 
she plays. Playing the song like this with the band it sounded quite
identically, but there was something missing and i had to notice that
when you play such easy things like this song, you need lots of feeling
to sound good. When Peej plays her simple things it just sounds fantastic,
'cause she got more feeling than just anybody.

If you have some changes or additions or just something to say about PJ,
her person, her work, this song and especially about this transcription,
email to
kamberl@ezinfo.vmsmail.ethz.ch

Beat is 63

  Intro, slyihgtly distorted
e:1---------------1-----1--------------------|
B:4-(bend-just-a-----1-----1-1--1--1---------|
G:--little-bit-and--------------------3--1---|
D:--release)---------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------|


   Part I, clean
e:-------------------------------|-------------------|
B:-------------------------------|-another-5-times---|
G:-------------------------------|-Part-I------------|
D:-------------------------------|-------------------|
A:------3---------------6--------|-------------------|
E:--1---1---X-X-X--4-4--4---X-X--|-------------------|
            slide up        slide down


e:------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------|
D:-----3------------6---repeat-this---|
A:-----3------------6---another-time--|
E:--1--1--X-X-X--4--4-----------------|


                           X  X
e:---------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------------|
D:----3-----------6--6-----------repeat-this---|
A:-3--3-----------6--6-----------another-time--|
E:-1--1--X--X--X--4--4-----1--1----------------|
                  Offbeat

e:---------------------------------------------|------------|
B:---------------------------------------------|--1-1--4-4--|
G:---------------------------------------------|--2-2--5-5--|
D:-----3-----------6--6----6--6---repeat-this--|--3-3--6-6--|
A:--3--3-----------6--6----6--6---another-time-|--3-3--6-6--|
E:--1--1--X--X--X--4--4----4--4----------------|------------|
                   Offbeat


         Part II, slightly distorted
e:------------------------------------------------------|
B:---1--1--X-X---4-4-4-4-4---4---4------repeat-this-----|
G:---2--2--X-X---5-5-5-5-5---5---5------Part-7-times----|
D:---3--3--X-X---6-6-6-6-6---6---6----------------------|
A:---3--3--X-X---6-6-6-6-6---6---6----------------------|
E:------------------------------------------------------|


   Part III, clean
e:-------------------------------------------|--play-Part-II--|
B:-------------------------------------------|--6-timmes------|
G:-x-2---------5--5--5-------repeat-Part-III-|----------------|
D:-3-3---------6--6--6-------7-times---------|----------------|
A:-3-3---------6--6--6-----------------------|----------------|
E:-1-X--X-X-X--4--4--4-X-X-------------------|----------------|


     Part IV, really distorted
e:-------------------------------Part-II-just-2-times-(distor.)---|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------the-Part--VI-1-time-and----------|
D:---8--8----5--5----8--8--10-------------------------------------|
A:---8--8----5--5----8--8--10----Part-II-again-2-times-(distor.)--|
E:---6--6----3--4----6--6--8--------------------------------------|


e:-X-X---play-Intro-3-times--------|-'Wash-that-man-right-out--|
B:-X-X------------------------2----|--of-my-hair'--------------|
G:----------------------------2----|---------------------------|
D:---------------------------------|--2-timesno-guitar---------|
A:---------------------------------|---------------------------|
E:---------------------------------|---------------------------|


e:--play-Part-I-2-times-------------|------------------------------|
B:--then-Part-III-2-times-----------|-play-Part-II-----------------|
G:--then-Part-2-8-times-------------|-approx-20-times--------------|
D:--then-Part-IV-without------------|-and-Guitar-2-plays-----------|
A:--the-2-times-Part-II-------------|-the-Intro-from-9-to-20-------|
E:--in-the-end-(just-listen-to-it)--|------------------------------|

   
   Interlude
e:-1-----------------------------|
B:-4-(bend)-1----repeat-this-----|
G:---------------4-times---------|
D:-------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------|


e:------------------------------------------------|
B:---Play-Part-II-heavily-distorted---------------|
G:---2-times-and-Guitar-2-plays-the-----2---------|
D:---Intro-2-times----------------------3---------|
A:--------------------------------------3---------|
E:--------------------------------------1---------|




Hello,

On a Friday night, after the clubs are gone, I get to thinking how someone on
one of my mailing lists bemoans the lack of PJ Harvey tabs on the net.  So here
is the first of a few I've currently done:  Sheila-Na-Gig!

Sheila-Na-Gig
By Polly Jane Harvey
(As interpreted by Sean Hennessey)

Chords: F#, A, D, C

Firstly, it opens with this riff:

e----O-----O-------------------------|
b--b\3--1-----1vPvO--O--O--O---------|
g-----------------------------2---O--|
d------------------------------------|
a------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------|

In which the b\ is a slight blues bend (not pitch spec.) and the P is a pull
off.

Then it's:   (first 2 line with out any chords)

I've been trying to show you

Over and over

F#				A

		       Look at these my

F#				A
Child bear-		       	ing hips

F#				A
                       Look at these my

F#				A
Ruby red  ru-                   by lips

F#				A
	               Look at these my

F#				A
Work strong                    arms and

F#				A
		  Youv'e got to see my

F#				A
Bottleful 			of charms

F#				A
			    Lay it all

F#				A
At your 			feet, you

F#				A
Turn 			      around  and say	

F#				A
Back to me			She said

F#				A
Sheila-na-g-			ig

F#				A
Sheila-na-g-			i-ig

F#				A
			   You ex-a-

F#				A
bitionist

Sheila-na-gig
Sheila-na-gig
You exibitionist

(Rep: Sheila bit 2 times then:)

    D             A    C
Put Money in your idle hole and:

F#		                A
He said			Wash    your face

F#                              A
I don't want to 		be unclean

F#                              A
He said			      Please take your

F#				A
Dirty pillows 		      away from me



There you go, the rest follow the same pattern...  F# and A rule the song!

Tara friends,
Sean Hennessey
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