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    / Radiohead                          /  I think this song is about Bush and
   / Sail To The Moon.                  /  Radiohead's critical view on him.
  /(Brush the Cobwebs out of the Sky.) /  "Sail to the moon" could be a metaphor
 / Hail To The Thief.                 /  for Bush misguiding humanity into a
/____________________________________/  third world war. I've also heard that
                                       this song could be directly dedicated to
his son, Noah, and for them to find a safer place to live (hence "in the flood
you'll build an Ark). Generally I think the album title "Hail to the Thief"
refers to Bush as the thief. Al Gore won more votes in total, but because of
the election score system he didn't win the post - just like winning more
balls but still losing the tennis-match – obviously, this is a bit more serious!

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)
Gtr I (right speaker) - clean electric
Gtr II (left speaker) - clean electric
*Jonny Greenwood uses his fingers for picking all the the way through.


Intro:
 Q=55 bpm
 Gtr I
 7/4                               2/4           7/4
   W                Q    E  E Q      E  E E  E    H       H       H.
|---------------------------------|-------------|--------------------------|
|-^9--------------------10----9---|--8----------|--------------------------|
|-^9------------------------------|--9-10-9-----|--------------------------|
|------------------11------11-----|-10------10\-|-3------------------------|
|-^0------------------------------|-------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------|--------------------------|


 6/4                           2/4             6/4
   H.          E  E  E  E Q      E.  S  +E  E    Q    +E. S H       H
|-----------------------------|---------------|-----------------------------|
|-^9-----------9----10----9---|--8------------|-----------------------------|
|-^9--------------------------|--9--10-(10)-9-|-----------------------------|
|----------------11----11-----|-10------------|-10---(10)-------------------|
|-^0--------------------------|---------------|-----------8-8-------8-------|
|-----------------------------|---------------|-----------------------------|


 5/4                       2/4           5/4
   H       E  E  E  E Q      E  E E  E    W               Q
|-------------------------|-------------|----------------------|
|-^9-------9----10----9---|--8----------|----------------------|
|-^9----------------------|--9-10-9-----|----------------------|
|------------11----11-----|-10------10\-|-3--------------------|
|-^0----------------------|-------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------|----------------------|


 4/4
  Q   Q   Q   E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q   Q   E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----4---5---7---|-----------------|-----4---5---7---|-----------------|
|-5-------------5-|---5-----6p5---5-|---5-----------5-|---5-----6p5---5-|
|-----7---5-------|-5---7h9-----5---|-----7---5---7---|-5---7h9-----5---|
|-----------------|-----9---7-------|-----------------|-----9---7-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



1st Verse:
 4/4                                                   2/4
  E E Q   Q   E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q   Q   E E   E E E E
|-----4---5---7---|-----------------|-----4---5---7---|---------|
|---5-----------5-|---5-----6p5---5-|---5-----------5-|---5-----|
|-----7---5---7---|-5---7h9-----5---|-----7---5---7---|-5---7h9-|
|-----------------|-----9---7-------|-----------------|-----9---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
...I sucked...

 3/4                   4/4
  E. S S S E S S S  S   E. S E S S E S S S S E
|------------8--------|------------7-----------|
|------8-------8------|------8-------8---------|
|----9---9-------9----|----9---9-------9-----5-|
|------------------10-|----------9---------7---|
|---------------------|------------------8-----|
|-8-------------------|-7----------------------|


  E E Q   Q   E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----4---5---7---|-----------------|
|---5-----------5-|---5-----6p5---5-|
|-----7---5---7---|-5---7h9-----5---|
|-----------------|-----9---7-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|



 2nd Verse:
                                                       2/4
  E E Q   Q   E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q   Q   E E   E E E E
|-----4---5---7---|-----------------|-----4---5---7---|---------|
|---5-----------5-|---5-----6p5---5-|---5-----------5-|---5-----|
|-----7---5---7---|-5---7h9-----5---|-----7---5---7---|-5---7h9-|
|-----------------|-----9---7-------|-----------------|-----9---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
...I was dropped from...

 3/4
  S  S  S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S E
|-------------8-------------|-----------------7-----|
|-----------8---8---8---8---|---------8---8-----8---|
|---------9-------9---9---9-|-------9---9---9-----9-|
|------10-------------------|-----9---------------9-|
|---10----------------------|---7-------------------|
|-8-------------------------|-7---------------------|



Bridge:
 5/4
  E E E E E E E  E  E E   E E  E  S T T E  S T T E  E  E  E
|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-8----------------------------------|
|-6-8-8p6-6-8-9-11-11-9-|-5h7--7--5-5h7p5--4-4h5p4--2--2--0--|
|-6-6-6---6---9-----9---|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------|


  E E E E E E E  E  E E   E E  E  S T T E  S T T E  E  E  E
|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-8----------------------------------|
|-6-8-8p6-6-8-9-11-11-9-|-5h7--7--5-5h7p5--4-4h5p4--2--2--0--|
|-6---6---6---9-----9---|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------|



3rd Verse:
 4/4
                                        PM*  PM   PM   PM
  Q   S S S S +E  S S S S S S   +E  S S S  S S  S S  S S  S Q
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
|-----7-5---5-(5)---5-7-5---5-|-(5)---5-7--5-7--5-7--5-7--5-2---|
|---------7-------7-------7---|-----7-----------------------3---|
|-0---------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
...Maybe you'll...

*when palm muting in this song, lay right hand on the string above the
middle pick-up to almost damp the strings entirely.

 4/4                         2/4
                                  PM   PM   PM 
  Q   S S S S +Q    S S S S   S S S  S S  S E 
|---------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------|-6-5--------------|
|-----7-5---5-(5)---4h5---5-|-----7--5-7--5----|
|---------7-------------7---|---------------7--|
|-0-------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------|


 3/4                          4/4
 Gtr I
  S  S  S S S S S S S S S  S   Q          S S  S S  S S  S  S  S  S  E
|-------------------8--------|-------------------7------------------------|
|-----------8---8-----8------|-----------------8------8-------------------|
|---------9---9---9-----9----|--------------9-------9-------9--------5----|
|------10--------------------|------------9--------------9--------7-------|
|---10--------------------10-|---------------------------------8----------|
|-8--------------------------|-7------------------------------------------|
|
|Gtr II
| S  S  S S S S S S S S S  S    S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-6-----6---6---6---6---6----|----8----8----8----8----8----10----10----10-|
|----9----9---9---9---9----9-|-11---11---11---11---11---11----12----12----|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


 4/4                      3/4
 Gtr I
                    PM
  Q   S S E Q   S S S  S   +E  E S S S S Q
|------------------------|-------1-----------|
|------------------------|-------3-1-----0---|
|-----7-5---5---7-5----5-|-(5)-------2---2---|
|-------------------7----|-----2-------3-3---|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|



4th Verse:
 4/4               3/4           4/4                            2/4
                                          PM                               PM
  Q   Q   Q   E E   E E Q   E E   Q   S S S  S +E  S S S S S S   +Q    S S E
|-----4---5---7---|-----------0-|------------------------------|--------------|
|---------------5-|---5---------|------------------------------|--------------|
|-----7---5---7---|-5---4---2---|-----7-5----5-(5)---5-7-5---5-|-(5)---7-5----|
|-----------------|-------------|---------7--------7-------7---|-----------7--|
|-0---------------|-------------|------------------------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-------------|------------------------------|--------------|
...Or in the flood you'll...

 3/4                            4/4
 Gtr I
  S  S  S S  S S S  S S S S  S    S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|---------------------8--------|----------------------7---------------------|
|--------------8--------8------|---------8--7h8---------8-------------------|
|---------9------9--------9----|-------9---------9---------9-----------5----|
|------10---10-----10-------10-|----9--------------9----------9-----7-----7-|
|---10-------------------------|---------------------------------8----------|
|-8----------------------------|--7-----------------------------------------|
|
|Gtr II
| S  S  S S  S S S  S S S S  S    S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-6-----6----6---6----6---6----|----8----8----8----8----8----10----10----10-|
|----9----9----9----9---9----9-|-11---11---11---11---11---11----12----12----|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


 4/4                           2/4
 Gtr I
  Q   S S S S +E  S S S S S S   +E  S S S S S S
|-----------------------------|---------5-------|
|---------------------6-5-----|-----------5-----|
|-----7-5-----------5-------5-|-(5)---5-----5---|
|-7---------7-(5)-7-------7---|-----7-----------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------|


 3/4                            4/4
  S  S  S S  S S S  S S S S  S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------8--------|---------------------------------|
|--------------8--------8------|---------0-------0h1---------1---|
|---------9------9--------9----|-------0---0---------2-----2---2-|
|------10---10-----10-------10-|-----2-------2---------2-3-------|
|---10-------------------------|---2-----------2-----------------|
|-8----------------------------|-0-------------------------------|


 4/4                      2/4
  Q   S S E E. S S S S S   +E  S S S S S S
|------------------------|-----------------|
|----------------0---0---|---------6-5-----|
|-----7-5---5--4---5---5-|-(5)-5-------5---|
|------------------------|---------------7-|
|------------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------|-----------------|


 3/4                            2/4
  S  S  S S  S S S  S S S S  S   S S S S S S S S
|---------------------8--------|-----------------|
|--------------8--------8------|---------4-------|
|---------9------9--------9----|-------4---4-----|
|------10---10-----10-------10-|-----6-------6---|
|---10-------------------------|---7-----------7-|
|-8----------------------------|-0---------------|



Outro: (piano transcription for guitar)
*I don't suppose you have 29 frets, but just use an octaver to reach the pitch

 5/4
    Q   E E E E E E E E   Q   E E E E  Q    E E
||--3---3---3---3---3---|-7---7---7---11---------||
||o-4---4---4---4---4---|-8---8---8---12---12---o||
||--5---5---5---5---5---|-9---9---9---12---12----||
||----------------------|------------------------||
||o---------------------|-----------------------o||
||--4-----4---4---4---4-|-8-----8---8--0------0--||


 5/4                        4/4                   6/4
   Q    Q    Q    Q    Q      Q    Q    Q    Q      Q    Q    Q    Q   Q   Q
|-15---15---15---15---15---|-15---15---23---23---|-27---27----------------27--|
|-17---17---17---17---17---|-17---17---24---24---|-28---28---28-------28------|
|-17---17---17---17---17---|-17---17---24---24---|-29---29---29---29----------|
|--------------------------|---------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------24---24---|-28-------------------------|



 (Brush the Cobwebs out of the Sky.)

  I sucked
  The moon
  I spoke
  Too soon
  And how much
    did it cost?
  I was dropped from
  Moonbeams
  And sailed
  On shooting stars
  Maybe you'll
    be president
  But know
    right from wrong
  Or in the flood you'll
    build an Ark
  And sail us to the moon



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gallagher2006 3,296 Oct 01, 2006 04:31 AM

lol I love ur tabs, you always come out with alot of knowlege afterwords

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Snowing 10 Sep 15, 2007 09:20 PM

I really love how to put what type of note it is above the tab.

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datisit 16 Apr 23, 2008 09:13 AM

What are the letters above the notes...?
I'm new.... ;-)
But I love this song and got a kick out the T/S right away...

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