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Song: "Russia on Ice"
Band:  Porcupine Tree
Album: Lightbulb Sun
Year:  2000

An honor to be the first person to post a non-pro tab on this amazing P. Tree song.
Please note the timing is not accurate.  Please listen to the song for 
correct timing.  This is all my own work.  It is not an official tab.  It
is how I think it should be played and I make no guarantees.

You all know the legend.

Gtr. I: A lot of delay and some reverb, standard tuning.
Gtr. II: Distortion, standard tuning
Gtr. III: Same as Gtr. II
Gtr. IV: Distortion, you could do this in Drop D or standard tuning, but
         I find Drop D easier.

Intro:

Gtr. I (1:08) (played softly)
e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|-3------------------|-(3)*------3--------|
G|-0------------------|-(0)-----------0----|
D|-2---(let ring)-----|-(2)-----2----------|
A|-2------------------|-(2)--------------2-|
E|--------------------|--------------------|
*notes in parentheses mean to let note ring, not to play note again.
e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|-------------3------|--------------------|
G|-----------0--------|--------------------|
D|-------2------------|--------------------|
A|-2h3----------------|--------------------|
E|--------------------|----------0-2---2---|

e|--------------------|-----------0--------|
B|--------------------|---------3------3---|
G|--------------------|--------------------|
D|--------------------|--------------------|
A|--------------------|------------------2-|
E|-0----(let ring)----|-(0)----------------|

e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|------------------0-|--------------------|
D|----------------2---|--------------------|
A|-3------------------|--------------------|
E|--------------------|----------0-2---2---|

e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------|-----------0--------|
D|--------------------|-------------2------|
A|--------------------|------------------2-|
E|-0------------------|-(0)----------------|

e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|---------------0----|--------------------|
D|---------2---2---2--|--------------------|
A|-2h3----------------|--------------------|
E|--------------------|----------0-2---2---|

e|--------------------|--------0-----------|
B|--------------------|-3--------3---------|
G|--------------------|-0----------0-------|
D|--------------------|-2------------------|
A|--------------------|-2------------------|
E|-0------------------|--------------------|

|Gtr. I: (1:48)
|e|-------------0------|--------------------|
|B|-------3-------3----|-(3)----------------|
|G|-(0)-------0--------|--------------------|
|D|--------------------|--------------------|
|A|--------------------|--------------------|
|E|--------------------|--------------------|
|(Gtr. II does this at the same time, so I have put a line joining these
|tracks.  Whenever two guitars are played simultaneously, I will do this.)
|Gtr. II: (1:48)
|e|--------------------|--------------------|
|B|--------------------|--------------------|
|G|--------------------|--------------------|
|D|--------------------|--------------------|
|A|--------------------|--------------------|
|E|--------------------|----------0-2---2---|
                  (this is where the drums come in)
|Gtr. I: (1:53)
|e|--------------------|--------------------|
|B|--------------------|---------3----------|
|G|--------------------|-------0---0--------|
|D|--------------------|--------------------|
|A|--------------------|------------------2-|
|E|--------------------|--------------------|
|
|Gtr. II: (1:53)
|e|--------------------|--------------------|
|B|--------------------|--------------------|
|G|--------------------|--------------------|
|D|--------------------|--------------------|
|A|--------------------|--------------------|
|E|-0------------------|-(0)----------------|

|Gtr. I:
|e|-------------0------|--------------------|
|B|-----------3--------|--------------------|
|G|-------0-------0----|--------------------|
|D|--------------------|--------------------|
|A|-2h3----------------|--------------------|
|E|--------------------|--------------------|
|
|Gtr. II:
|e|--------------------|--------------------|
|B|--------------------|--------------------|
|G|--------------------|--------------------|
|D|--------------------|--------------------|
|A|--------------------|--------------------|
|E|--------------------|----------0-2---2---|

|Gtr. I:
|e|--------------------|--------0-----------|
|B|--------------------|-3-------------3----|
|G|--------------------|-0------------------|
|D|--------------------|-2------------------|
|A|--------------------|-2------------------|
|E|--------------------|--------------------|
|
|Gtr. II:
|e|--------------------|--------------------|
|B|--------------------|--------------------|
|G|--------------------|--------------------|
|D|--------------------|--------------------|
|A|--------------------|--------------------|
|E|-0------------------|-(0)----------------|

Gtr. I:
e|--------------0-----|-(0)------------------|
B|------3-------3-----|-(3)------------------|
G|----0-------0-0-----|-(0)------------------|
D|----------0---------|----------------------|
A|--------------------|----------------------|
E|--------------------|------------0-2---2---|

Verse:
 
Gtr. I: (2:16)            "You think I deserve
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

this..."    Gtr. II: (turn down volume)
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
                           "You said I was stu-
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|
"-pid..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
             "All my thoughts are like coal..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
       "But Russia on ice is burning a hole..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------2-|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

|Gtr. II:               (turn up volume)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|-2h3-----------------|-(3)------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
|Gtr. III: (simultaneous)
|e|---------------0-----|----------------------|
|B|---------3-------3---|----------------------|
|G|-------------0-------|--0-------------------|
|D|---------------------|----2-----------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

Solo I:

|Gtr. II: (3:01) 
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|
|Gtr. III: (simultaneous)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~/12-12-|-(12)~~~~~~~10-/13-12-|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
|Gtr. III:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-(12)~~~~~~10-/13-12-|(12)~~~~~~\7----------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|
|Gtr. III: (simultaneous)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~/12-12~|~~~~10-/13-12-~10-/13-|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
|Gtr. III:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-12~~/17-17-~~~~~~~~~|~(17)~~~~~~~~~19~~~~~~|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

Verse:

|Gtr. II: (3:24) (turn down volume) "Can't stop myself
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|
|Gtr. III: (turn down volume)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-(19)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-(19)~~~~~~~~~--------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

"drinking..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
                       "Can't stop being me..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
         "If I call, will you come and will you
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------2-|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|
save me?.."
|Gtr. II:               (turn up volume)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|-2h3-----------------|-(3)------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
|Gtr. III: (turn up volume) (simultaneous)
|e|---------------0-----|----------------------|
|B|---------3-------3---|----------------------|
|G|-------------0-------|--0-------------------|
|D|---------------------|----2-----------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

Chorus: (not sure about this, if you have anything better, feel free to
tell me...)

Gtr. II or III: (3:58)"I see the whole thing come down..."
e|---------0-------|---------0-------|
B|-----3-----3---3-|-----3-----3---3-|
G|---0---0-----0---|---0---0-----0---|
D|-0---------------|-0---------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
                   "I'll burn it to the ground..."
e|---------0-------|---------0-------|
B|-----3-----3---3-|-----3-----3---3-|
G|---0---0-----0---|---0---0-----0---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-3---------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
                   "Well, what the hell did you say?.."
e|---------0-------|---------0-------|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3---3-|
G|---0---0-----0---|---0---0-----0---|
D|-0-------------2-|-3---------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
                   "You said you hate me this way..."
e|---------0-------|---------0-------|
B|-----3-----3---3-|-----3-----3---3-|
G|---0---0-----0---|---0---0-----0---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-3---------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
                   "It's just a matter of
e|---------0-------|-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----------------|
G|---0---0-----0---|-----------------|
D|-0-------------2-|-3---------------|
A|-----------------|---0-2-3-5-0-7---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|

"time............."
[rest]

Solo II:

Gtr. III: (4:32) (clean)
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|-----------15--17----|-(17)---12p10x--12p10\|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|----------------------|
x = stop string
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|\7----/9/10----------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|
|Gtr. II: (low volume, simultaneous)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|

|Gtr. III:
|e|---------------------|----------10x---------|
|B|--10/12--------------|-(12)----------8-/7---|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|
|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

|Gtr. III: (bring on distortion, feedback)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-(7)---------------~~|~(7)~~~~~~~~~~~~~^^^^~|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|
|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|

|Gtr. III: (4:55)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-12/14-------~~~~~~~~|(14)~~################|
|Gtr. II: (4:55) (turn up volume)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

|Gtr. III:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-----------------x12-|-12~~~12b^13^12-12p10-|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-(14)########~~~x----|----------------------|
|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|

|Gtr. III:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-7~~~~~~~7/8~~~~~12--|\\\\\\x--7h8p7----7/17|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|
|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

|Gtr. III:
|e|---------------------|------17-p15-------------------|
|B|-17~~~~19b^20^19-15--|-(15)-------17p15--------------|
|G|---------------------|-----------------18p16---------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------17p16~~~~|
|A|---------------------|-------------------------------|
|E|---------------------|-------------------------------|
|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|-------------------------------|
|B|---------------------|-------------------------------|
|G|---------------------|-------------------------------|
|D|---------------------|-------------------------------|
|A|---------------------|-------------------------------|
|E|---------------------|---------------------0-2---2---|

|Gtr. III:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|-------------------~~|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|~(16)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~-----------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|
|Gtr. II:
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

Gtr. II: (turn down volume)
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|

Verse:
Gtr. II: (5:29)              "A drop in the o-
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|
-cean..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
                            "A significant mo-
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|
-tion..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
                 "Nothing melts in this cold..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
        "But Russia on ice is burning a hole..."
e|---------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------2-|
E|-0-------------------|-(0)------------------|

|Gtr. II:               (turn up volume)
|e|---------------------|----------------------|
|B|---------------------|----------------------|
|G|---------------------|----------------------|
|D|---------------------|----------------------|
|A|-2h3-----------------|-(3)------------------|
|E|---------------------|------------0-2---2---|
|Gtr. III: (turn up volume) (simultaneous)
|e|---------------0-----|----------------------|
|B|---------3-------3---|----------------------|
|G|-------------0-------|--0-------------------|
|D|---------------------|----2-----------------|
|A|---------------------|----------------------|
|E|---------------------|----------------------|

Repeat Chorus

"time........"

Bridge:

[rest from 6:48 until 7:34]

Gtr. IV: (7:34) (shown in Drop D, slightly low volume)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2-2---2-3-2-2-------8------8--| x16
A|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|
D|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|

Gtr. II with wah (8:19)
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------| x16
A|xxxxxxxxxxxx7^xxxxx7^7|
E|----------------------|

Gtr. IV: (9:04) (high volume)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2-2---2-3-2-2-------8------8--| x8
A|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|
D|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|

While Gtr. IV plays this, Gtr. III plays this:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
D|----------------------------------------| x3
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-17-17-17-17-|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
D|----------------------------------------| x3
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-17-17-17-17-|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

[rest from 9:27 until 9:50]

Gtr. IV: (9:50)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2-2---2-3-2-2-------8------8--| x16
A|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|
D|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|

Gtr. IV: (10:35)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2-2---2-3-2-2-------8------8--| x8
A|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|
D|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|

This last 8 times Gtr. IV plays this, Gtr. III plays this:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
D|----------------------------------------| x3
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-17-17-17-17-|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
D|----------------------------------------| x3
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9-9-9-15-15-17-17-17-17-|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Then rest for the last 2 minutes of the song.

THE END

(You can play the bridge like this if you want to play in standard tuning:

Gtr. IV:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2-2---2-3-2-2-------8------8--| x8
A|-2-2-x-2-3-2-2---x-x-8--x-x-8--|
E|-0-0-x-0-1-0-0---x-x-6--x-x-6--|)
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