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Band: Radiohead
Song: My Iron Lung
Album: The Bends
Tabber: Andrew Biles

I found the tabs currently up either tricky to follow or with a number of
faults so decided to compile and correct the best I could.  This tab
combines the three guitar parts into one so you can just play it through
with the song.  I did start working on the end lead part (over the last
distorted chord section) and have included it at the bottom but it is
incomplete - although what's missing can be derived from what's included.

Everything is in order so just follow the tab down the page.  There are some
elements of timing written into the tab but it's best to work it out by ear.
An Ebow is used by Ed (I think) which can be replicated by bowing with the
volume control switch on your guitar and gaining a bit of feedback from your
amp to sustain the note.

Having read that the song is apparently played with the A string tuned to G
I have created two tabs, the first for the detuned and the second version for
people wanting to play it in standard tuning.


E, G, D, G, B, e version

e|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-----/-----4------|
G|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)-/---5---(5)--|
D|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------/-4----------|
G|-0------------------------------|-0--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|


|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|-----3-0-----0-------1---------|
|---0-------0---0---0----------|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0--|
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------1-------------|
|-0----------------------------|-0-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|


"Faith, you're driving me away"

- Ebow open G string -

"You do it every day"


|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3--|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0----------------------|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0--------------------|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------1--------4----------------1----------4----|
|--------4--4-------2-------5----------4--4---2---------5-----|
|--------5--3-------1------4-----------5--3---1--------4------|
|----0---0--0--------------------------0--0-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
My brain      says i'm receiving pain.      A lack of oxygen


|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3--|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0----------------------|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0--------------------|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1--|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---0-----------|
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1-------------|
|-0------------------------------|-0-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|


|---------------------3-------------------3--------------|
|-------------------------4--3----------------4---3------|
|-0-----------------------------0---------------------0--|
|-0------------------------------------------------------|
|-0------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
  We're too young to fall asleep; too cynical to speak


|---------------2--------------------------------------|
|------------------4-3------3-------3-4-3---3-4-3---3--|
|----------------------0---0--0-----------0-------0----|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
  We are losing it,   can't you tell?


|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------1--------4---------------1------------4----------|
|---------4--4--2-------5--------4--4----2-----------5-----------|
|---------5--3--1------4---------5--3----1----------4------------|
|---------0--0-------------------0--0----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A scratch       our eternal itch,    a twentieth century bitch


|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------4-3-4-3-4p3h4-3--|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0----------------------|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0--------------------|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


|------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1--------|-----3-0-----0---8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0-|---0-------0---0-8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--|
|-0----------------------------|-0---------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|------------------------------|-----------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x--x------2---2-2-------2--2--7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--|
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-5-5-5---5-5---5-5--5--------------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3-3-3-------3-x-3-3----------------------------0--0---------0-0-0-------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
 (x2)


|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-----/-----4------|
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)-/---5---(5)--|
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------/-4----------|
|-0------------------------------|-0--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------3---1---0---------------3------1---0----------|
|-0---------0------------------------0------------------0------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------0----|
|-0----0-------------------------0--------------------------0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 suck, suck your teenage thumb.  Toilet trained and dumb


|---------------------------------------|
|-1----------3---------4p3h4---3-4-3----|
|----0---------0-------------0-------0--|
|------1---------0----------------------|
|--------0---------0--------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------1---------4---------------------1------------4-----|
|--x-x-4--4--2--------5--------x-x-4--4------2-----------5------|
|--x-x-5--3--1-------4---------x-x-5--3------1----------4-------|
|--x-x-0--0--------------------x-x-0----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 This      this is our new song.     Just like the last one.


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1--------------3--------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----0----0---------0----0---------0----0-----8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|---0--------0-----1--------1-----0--------0---7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--|
|-0------------0-0------------0-0------------0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|----------------------------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x--x------2---2-2-------2--2--7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--|
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-5-5-5---5-5---5-5--5--------------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3-3-3-------3-x-3-3----------------------------0--0---------0-0-0-------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
 (x4)


|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|----------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|----------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--|
|----------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-6---6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|
|-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--|
|-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--|


|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--------------------------|
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3-----3-3-3-3-x-x-2-x-x-2--|
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x--x------2---2-2-------2--2-x-x-2-2-2-2-x-x-1-x-x-1--|
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-5-5-5---5-5---5-5--5-------------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
|-3-3-3-------3-x-3-3----------------------------0--0--------0-0-0--------------------------------|
 (x4)


-----|
-----|
-----|
-5/--|
-x---|
-3/--|




Standard Tuning:

|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-----/-----4------
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)-/---5---(5)--
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------/-4----------
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------
|-3------------------------------|-3--------------------------------------


|------------------------------|-------------------------------
|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1-|-----3-0-----0-------1---------
|---0-------0---0---0----------|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0--
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------1-------------
|------------------------------|-------------------------------
|-3----------------------------|-3-----------------------------

"Faith, you're driving me away"

- Ebow open G string -

"You do it every day"

|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3--
|-------4--------------5----------------------------------------
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5----------------------
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5--------------------
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3------------------


|-------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------1--------4----------------1---------4-----
|--------4--4-------2-------5----------4--4---2--------5------
|--------5--3-------1------4-----------5--3---1-------4-------
|--------5--5-------3-----6------------5--5---3------6--------
|----3---3-----------------------------3----------------------
My brain      says i'm receiving pain.      A lack of oxygen


|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4-3-4-3--
|-------4--------------5----------------------------------------
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5----------------------
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5--------------------
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3------------------


|--------------------------------|-------------------------------
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-3-3^-1--
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---0-----------
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1-------------
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------
|-3------------------------------|-3-----------------------------


|---------------------3-------------------3--------------
|-3-----------------------4--3----------------4---3------
|-4-----------------------------0---------------------0--
|-5------------------------------------------------------
|-5------------------------------------------------------
|-3------------------------------------------------------
  We're too young to fall asleep; too cynical to speak


|---------------2--------------------------------------
|------------------4-3------3-------3-4-3---3-4-3---3--
|----------------------0---0--0-----------0-------0----
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
  We are losing it,   can't you tell?


|----------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------1--------4---------------1------------4----------
|---------4--4--2-------5--------4--4----2-----------5-----------
|---------5--3--1------4---------5--3----1----------4------------
|---------5--5--3-----6----------5--5----3---------6-------------
|---------3----------------------3-------------------------------
A scratch       our eternal itch,    a twentieth century bitch


|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------3--------4-3-4-3-4p3h4-3--
|-------4--------------5----------------------------------------
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5----------------------
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5--------------------
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3------------------


|------------------------------|--------------------------------------
|-----3-0-----0-------1--------|-----3-0-----0---8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-0-|---0-------0---0-8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|---------3-------1------------|---------3-------7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--
|------------------------------|-----------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
|-3----------------------------|-3---------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--


|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-----2---2-2-x-2-2--2------2---2-2-------2--2--7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-3-3-3---3-3---3-3--3--------------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
|-3-3-3-------3-x-3-3----------------------------0--0---------0-0-0-------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
 (x2)


|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------
|-----3-0-----0-------1----------|-----3-0-----0-------1-----/-----4------
|---0-------0---0---0---0-2^-2-0-|---0-------0---0---2---(2)-/---5---(5)--
|---------3-------1--------------|---------3-------1---------/-4----------
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------
|-3------------------------------|-3--------------------------------------


|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-3--------------3-----------------------3----------------------
|-4------------------5---4----------------------5---4-----------
|-5---------5------------------------5-------------------5------
|-5--------------------------------------------------------5----
|-3----3-------------------------3---------------------------3--
 suck, suck your teenage thumb.  Toilet trained and dumb


|---------------------------------------
|------------3---------4p3h4---3-4-3----
|-5--------------------------0-------0--
|----5---------5------------------------
|------6---------5----------------------
|--------3---------3--------------------


|---------------------------------------------------------------
|------------1---------4---------------------1------------4-----
|--x-x-4--4--2--------5--------x-x-4--4------2-----------5------
|--x-x-5--3--1-------4---------x-x-5--3------1----------4-------
|--x-x-5--5--3------6----------x-x-5--5------3---------6--------
|------3---------------------------3----------------------------
 This      this is our new song.     Just like the last one.


|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------3--------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|-------4--------------5-----------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|-----5----5---------5----5---------5----5-----7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--
|---5--------5-----6--------6-----5--------5---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
|-3------------3-3------------3-3------------3-8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--


|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-----2---2-2-x-2-2--2------2---2-2-------2--2--7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-3-3-3---3-3---3-3--3--------------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
|-3-3-3-------3-x-3-3----------------------------0--0---------0-0-0-------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
 (x4)


|-------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------
|----7--7---7----7--7-7-----9---9-----9------9---9--9---
|----8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-----10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10--
|-8--8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-10--10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10--
|-6--6----6---6--6--6---8---8------8-----8---8---8------


|----------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----10--10----10-----10--10-10-----9---9-----9------9---9--9---
|-----11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-----10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10--
|-11--11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-10--10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10--
|-9---9------9-----9---9---9-----8---8------8-----8---8---8------


|-------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------
|----7--7---7----7--7-7-----9---9-----9------9---9--9---
|----8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-----10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10--
|-8--8--8-8-8-8--8--8-8-10--10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10--
|-6--6----6---6--6--6---8---8------8-----8---8---8------


|------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|------10--10----10-----10--10-10-8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--
|------11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-7-6-5-4-x-x-3-x-x-2--
|-11---11--11-11-11-11--11--11-11-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
|-9--9-9------9-----9---9---9-----8-7-6-5-x-x-4-x-x-3--


|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3--------------------------
|-----3^--3-3-------3^--3-3-----3^--3-3-x-3-3--3------3^--3-3-------3^-3-----3-3-3-3-x-x-2-x-x-2--
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-----2---2-2-x-2-2--2------2---2-2-------2--2-x-x-2-2-2-2-x-x-1-x-x-1--
|-----x---x-x-------x---x-x-3-3-3---3-3---3-3--3-------------------------x-x-4-4-4-4-x-x-3-x-x-3--
|-3-3-3-------3-x-3-3----------------------------0--0---------0-0-0-------------------------------
 (x4)


-----|
-----|
-----|
-5/--|
-5/--|
-3/--|



End lead:

|------------------------------------------------------------
|----------11-----------------------11-13-11-14^-13-11h13-11-
|-10-11-12-----10-11-12----10-11-12--------------------------
|-----------------------8------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------|
--------------------------------11-|
-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12----|
-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---------|
-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--------|
-----------------------------------|


Key:
^  - bend
() - ghost note
x  - mute
p  - pull-off
h  - hammer
/  - slide

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wheatking 10 Oct 14, 2010 06:14 PM

Good tab bro.

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Andrewbiles 4,775 Oct 15, 2010 03:18 AM

thanks wheatking

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Chickendirt 103 Dec 17, 2010 08:52 PM

its average but theres no solo, the chorus is wrong and the bridge is wrong

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