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Artist: Silverchair
Song: Surfin' Bird(Trashman & the Cramps Cover)
Album: The Door EP & Freak Box Singles Collection
Tabbed By: Simon Robson


Surfin' Bird is a cover of the Trashmen and the Cramps, recorded in less than two
hours in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia during late January 1996. It appears on
MOM, a compilation which is a benefit for the Surfrider Foundation. Very basic song
with three chords. I think the bass follows the guitar except in the second riff.

the first riff played eight times is:
       E5          B5     E5        B5
e||-----------------------------------------------||
B||-----------------------------------------------||
G||-o--9-9--9-9------------9----9---------------o-||
D||-o--9-9--9-9----9-----9-9----9---9----9-9-9--o-||
A||----7-7--7-7----9-----9-7----7---9----9-9-9----||
E||----------------7-----7----------7----7-7-7----||
                                                  X8
G||-----------------------------------------------||
D||-o-------------------------------------------o-||
A||-o--7-7--7-7------------7----7---------------o-||
E||----------------7-----7----------7----7-7-7----||

      "Everybody's heard a-bout the bird ..."


the following riff isn't the same for guitar and bass:
   B5                              A5
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-------------------------------7----------------------------------|
|--9-------------------------------7----------------------------------|
|--7-------------------------------5----------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------6---7---6-----------------------4---5------------------|
|------6---9---------------9---6-------4---7-----------7---4----------|
|--7-------------------------------5----------------------------------|

  "Don't you know about the bird,  everybody's heard about the bird."


The third is the same as the first
one, played twice, then a E5 chord that Daniel slides down.
      E5          B5     E5        B5               E5
||-----------------------------------------------||----|
||-----------------------------------------------||----|
||-o--9-9--9-9------------9----9---------------o-||-9\-|
||-o--9-9--9-9----9-----9-9----9---9----9-9-9--o-||-9\-|
||----7-7--7-7----9-----9-7----7---9----9-9-9----||-7\-|
||----------------7-----7----------7----7-7-7----||----|
                                                 X2
||-----------------------------------------------||----|
||-o-------------------------------------------o-||----|
||-o--7-7--7-7------------7----7---------------o-||-7\-|
||----------------7-----7----------7----7-7-7----||----|

Order:
Repeat four times these three riffs one after another, with a pause of four
beats between the first and second times for drums, then a pause of four
beats between the second and third times for singing, and finally a pause
of eight beats between the third and fourth times for drums.

            
            
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