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Radiohead - The Numbers

On this song, Colin uses a few different riffs. Listen for timings. It's all 10s not 1s and 0s to clarify.

Riff A
G|---------------------------------|
D|------1010--10---------8---------|
A|-------------------10-----10-----|
E|-8-------------------------------|

Riff B
G|---------------------------8-----|
D|------1010--10--------8------10--|
A|-------------------10---10-------|
E|-8-------------------------------|

Riff C
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----1010----------1010----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-8---------8-----8---------------|

Riff D
G|------8--------------------------|
D|--------10---------1010----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-8---------8-----8---------------|

Riff E
G|-----------8---------------------|
D|---------8-------8--------8-10---|
A|------10-----------10-10---------|
E|-8-------------------------------|

Riff F
G|-----------8---------------------|
D|---------8--------8----8h10------|
A|------10-------------------------|
E|-8-------------------------------|

Riff G
G|-----------8---------------------|
D|---------8-------------8h10------|
A|------10----------10-------------|
E|-8-------------------------------|

Those are the riffs, and this is when you play them. You'll notice Colin repeats a cycle of 3.

Intro and verse 1 (holds us like a phantom)
NO BASS

Verse 2 (1:34)
A  A
Open arm channels
B  A
Ready to receive
A  B
Cause we're not at the mercy
A  A
Of your shimmerers and spells
B  A
Your shimmerers and spells

Interlude (2:04)
A  B
Mm hmm
A  A

Verse 3 (2:17)
B  A
We are of the earth
A  B
To her we do return
A  A
The future is inside us
B  A
It's not  somewhere else
A  B
It's not somewhere else
A
It's not somewhere else

Chorus (one day at a time)
NO BASS
(2:56)
A  A
B  A
NO BASS (One day at a time)

Verse 4 (3:32)
C  C
Call upon people
D  C
People have power
C  D
The numbers don't decide
C  C
This system is a lie
D  C
A river running dry
C  D
The wings of butterflies

Interlude (4:09)
C  C

Verse 5 (4:15)
E  F
And you may pour us away like soup
G  E
Like we're pretty broken flowers
F  G
We'll take back what is ours
E
We'll take back what is ours

Chorus and outro (4:47)
NO BASS

************************************

| x   Dead note
| g   Grace note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| >   Accented note
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| s   Slap
| P   Pop
| PM  Palm mute
| TR  Trill
| N   Tremolo

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