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The Sails Of Charon tab

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Author
Band:  Scorpions
Album: Taken By Force
Song:  The Sails Of Charon

Copyright (c)  (RCA) (1979)
Version 1.0 - (06/06/05)


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning E A D G B E
 

 Intro

  ~~        ~~        ~~       ~~     ~~       ~~                  ~~
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--/9-9p7-------------7--------2---------------2-----9-7---------7---|
A-2-------10--9--9-10---3--3-5---2--2-2/3--3-5---2-2-----10-9-10---6\|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Rpt


E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--/9-7---------7----/9-7---------7\-9-7---------7-|
A-2-----10-9-10---3-2-----10-9-10--------10-9-10---|
E--------------------------------------------------|

E--------------|
B--------------|
G--------------|
D-10\9-/12-\10-|
A-10\9-/12-\10-|
E-8-\7-/10-\8--|

 Main Riff

E-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-10\9-9-9-x-10\9-9-9-x-10\9-9-9-x-101010-|
A-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-101010-|
E-8-\7-7-----8-\7-7-----8-\7-7-----8-8-8--|

E-------------------------------------------|
B------------8-\7-7-7---8-\7-7-7---8-/10\8--|
G------------9-\8-8-8---9-\8-8-8---9-/11\9--|
D-10\9-9-9-x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10/12\10-|
A-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10/12\10-|
E-8-\7-7------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
E[-------------------7---8-\7-7-7---8-/10\8--|
B[------------8-\7-7-7---8-\7-7-7---8-/10\8--|
G[-9-\8-8-8---9-\8-8-8---9-\8-8-8---9-/11\9--|
D[-10\9-9-9-x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10/12\10-|
A[-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10/12\10-|
E[-8-\7-7------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[----------------------------------12/14\12-|
B[----------------------------------13/15\13-|
G[-------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
E[-------------------7---8-\7-7-7---8-/8-\8--|
B[------7-7---8-\7-7-7---8-\7-7-7---8-/8-\8--|
G[-9-\8-8-8---9-\8-8-8---9-\8-8-8---9-/9-\9--|
D[-10\9-9-9-x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10/10\10-|
A[-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10/10\10-|
E[-8-\7-7------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[-12\111111---------------------------------|
B[-13\121212---------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------|

 Backing for guitar solo

E-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-10\9-9-9-x-10\9-9-9-x-10\9-9-9-x-101010-|
A-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-10\9-9---x-101010-|
E-8-\7-7-----8-\7-7-----8-\7-7-----8-8-8--| Rpt 8 X

 Verse Riff

 Riff A
E--------------------------------|
B--------------------------------|
G-4--4---2-2-4-5--4--4---2-5\4-2-|
D-4--4---2-2-4-5--4--4---2-5\4-2-|
A-2--2---0-0-2-3--2--2---0-3\2-0-|
E--------------------------------| Rpt 5 X

 Riff B
E------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G-4--4---2-2-4-5-4-2-0-2-0---0-------------|
D-4--4---2-2-4-5-----------4---4-2-4-2-0---|
A-2--2---0-0-2-3-------------------------3-|
E------------------------------------------|

 Rpt Riff A 3 X

 Riff C

E------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G-4--4---2-2-4-5-4-2-0-2-0---0---------2-4-|
D-4--4---2-2-4-5-----------4---4-2-4/5-----|
A-2--2---0-0-2-3---------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|  

 Chorus

  Guitar 1 
   ~~~~~~~~              ~~~~~~
E[---------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------4-7-5-4---|
D[-------------2-5-4-2----------4-5----------7-|
A[-3--2-3--2-3---------3-3--2-3----------------|
E[---------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [ ~~~~~~~               ~~~~~
E[---------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------------|
G[---------------0--------------------4--------|
D[-2--1-2--0-2-4---4-2-0-2--1-2-4-5-7---7-5-4--|
A[---------------------------------------------|
E[---------------------------------------------|


  ~~~~~~
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------8-7-----7-------5-7/8/10/12-13\12-10-13-12---|
G----------4-5-7-5-4-------9-7---9-7\5------------------------------|
D-5--4-5-7-----------7----------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Rpt Riff A and Riff B
 Rpt Riff A and Riff C
 Rpt Chorus

E----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|
G-4--4---2-2-4-5--4--4-2-2-2-5\4-2-|
D-4--4---2-2-4-5--4--4-2-2-2-5\4-2-|
A-2--2---0-0-2-3--2--2-0-0-0-3\2-0-|
E----------------------------------|

 Rpt Riff B
 Rpt Riff and and Riff


  ~~        ~~        ~~       ~~     ~~       ~~                  ~~
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--/9-9p7-------------7--------2---------------2-----9-7---------7---|
A-2-------10--9--9-10---3--3-5---2--2-2/3--3-5---2-2-----10-9-10---6\|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
   ~~        ~~        ~~       ~~     ~~ ~~                  
E[------------------------------------------------------------|
B[------------------------------------------------------------|
G[------------------------------------------------------------|
D[--/9-9p7-------------7--------2-----------------------------|
A[-2-------10--9--9-10---3--3-5---2--2-2/3------5------7------|
E[------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [                                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[------------------------------------------------------------|
B[------------------------------------------------------------|
G[------------------------------------------------------------|
D[---------------------------------------2------4------5------|
A[------------------------------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[----------------------------|
B[----------------------------|
G[----------------------------|
D[----------------------------|
A[-9------10---12--9---10-----|
E[----------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[----------------------------|
B[----------------------------|
G[-------------5---7---9---11-|
D[-7------9-------------------|
A[----------------------------|
E[----------------------------|

 Rpt Verse

 Additional guitar in Verse

 With wah
               ~~~~~              ~~~        ~~             
E----------------------------------------------------|
B-10-10-12-13-12-------------------------------------|
G----------------11\-9-9-11-12-11\8------------------|
D-----------------------------------7-7-9-10-9\7\5\4-|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|
  ~~  ~~        ~~ ~~~          ~~~       
E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D-9-\4-\2-2-4-5-4---------------4--2-2-4-5---|
A------------------2--0-0-2-3-2--------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

 Rpt Chorus

  Guitar 1
E[--------------------------------------------------------------|
B[--------------------------------------------------------------|
G[--------------2----------------4-5p4------------4-5-7/9-7-5\4-|
D[--------2-4-5---5-4--------5-7-------7-5-4--2-4---------------|
A[-5--3-5-------------5--3-5------------------------------------|
E[--------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[--------------------------------------------------------------|
B[--------------------------------------------------------------|
G[--------------2----------------4-5p4------------4-5-7/9-7-5\4-|
D[------4-2-4-5---5-4-4--2-4-5-7-------7-5-7--5-7---------------|
A[-5--3---------------------------------------------------------|
E[--------------------------------------------------------------|


E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------12-13-15-13-12-10\8-7---8\7-----7-8-10p7-|
G-9-10-12-10-12-14-----------------------9-----9-8----------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E-8----------------------(8)---------------------|

         h          ~~~~~~~
E----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------4--------(4)--------|
D-/7---5-7p5\4\------------4--------(4)--------|
A---------------0-3\2------2--------(2)--------|
E----------------------------------------------|

 Clean guitar

E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------1--1-3-5-0---0--1--1-0---0------------------|
G----------------------------------------------2----4\2\0-----------|
D----5---5-4-2-1--1-2-3-----------------------------5\4\2-4\2/4/5-4-|
A-2/--------------------3--3-3-3-2---2--3--3-3-3-2--------5\4/5/7-6-|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Rpt to fade


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Joe999 10 May 12, 2007 06:27 PM

Awesome Tab man, been looking for this for a while now...thanks!

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Ggz 10 Jun 11, 2008 01:28 PM

Great tab. I'm still working on the intro but it sounds great. This is my favorite Scorpions tune. Thank you!

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bassdemon77 31 Mar 09, 2010 03:34 PM

its pretty good tab, ive only been playing 7 months so i can onlky learn the intro , main riff and some of the solos haha

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