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                             Steven Wilson - The Holy Drinker
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Tabbed by: David Benitez
E-mail: debml700@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard (EADG)

This song is mostly played with a Chapman Stick, although some parts live are played by SW in a bass
with a pick, so plan ahead!

[Intro]
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------8---7---------|
A|-----------------------------------8---9---10-8----|
E|-0----------------0--------------------------------|


[Intro Solo] - For this bit, play around with the variations, these are the main ones
G||-----------------------------------------------------|
D||-------------------5----------------------5---5h7----|
A||----7-7-5h7--7-7-7---7-----7-7-5h7--7-7-7---7--------|
E||-0----------------------0----------------------------|

                                                          x2
G|------------------------------------------------------||--------------|
D|-------------------5----------------------------------||---8---7------| Repeat both bars a while
A|----7-7-5h7--7-7-7---7-----7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7-7-7----||-8---9---10-8-|
E|-0----------------------0-----------------------------||--------------|

And end with...
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7----|
E|------------------------------|

[Verse 1]
This is played in a Chapman Stick, so it won’t be exact, but try to be a bit percussive
                    x3  1.                 2.
G||-----------------||-----------------|------------------------------|
D||-----------------||-------------6---|-5-4--------------------------|
A||----7-x-7--7-7p5-||-------5-------7-|-----7------------------------|
E||-0---------------||-7-5-7---7-5-----|-------5--------3--5--3--5----|

The slide at the end is from the right hand of the Chapman Stick
G|---------------------------------------------------------------\/14\/----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-x-7--7-7p5-----7-x-7--7-7h8-----7-x-7--7-7p5-----7-x-7--7-7h8------|
E|-0----------------0----------------0----------------0--------------------|

[Verse 2]
                    x3
G||-----------------||------------------------------------------|
D||-----------------||-------------5-4--------------------------|
A||----7-x-7--7-7p5-||----7-x-7--7-----7------------------------|
E||-0---------------||-0-----------------5--------3--5--3--5----|

[Bridge]
                         x3  1,2
G||-----------------------||-----------------||
D||-----------------------||-----------------||
A||-4-4-7-7---------8--8--||----7-x-7--7-7p5-||
E||---------7-7-6-6-------||-0---------------||

  3.
G||----------------------------------------------------||
D||--------------------------------9h10---7h9---5h7----||
A||-7-9-10--9-10-12--9-7-6--6-7-6-------7-----7--------|| x4
E||----------------------------------------------------||

Mess around at the end with some slides on high frets to get the Stick part
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-x-7--7-7p5-----7-x-7--7-7h8-----7-x-7--7-7p5-----7-x-7--7-7p5------|
E|-0----------------0----------------0----------------0--------------------|

[Verse 3]
                    x3
G||-----------------||--------------------------------------------------|
D||-----------------||-------------5-4----------------------------------|
A||----7-x-7--7-7p5-||----7-x-7--7-----7--------------------------------|
E||-0---------------||-0-----------------5--------3--5--3--5--3--5-3----|

High notes at the end are from the Chapman Stick
G|----------------------------------------------------------------12-------14\/\/----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------14-12-14----14-12-----------|
A|----7-x-7--7-7p5-----7-x-7--7-7h8-----7-x-7--7-7p5-----7-x-7--7-7h8----------------|
E|-0----------------0----------------0----------------0------------------------------|

[Verse 4]
                    x3
G||-----------------||------------------------------------------------|
D||-----------------||-------------5-4--------------------------------|
A||----7-x-7--7-7p5-||----7-x-7--7-----7------------------------------|
E||-0---------------||-0-----------------5--------3--5--3--5--3--5----|

[Bridge 2]
                         x5  1,2,3,4
G||-----------------------||-----------------||
D||-----------------------||-----------------||
A||-4-4-7-7---------8--8--||----7-x-7--7-7p5-||
E||---------7-7-6-6-------||-0---------------||

  5.
G||------------------------------------------------------||
D||------------------------------------------------------||
A||-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8----|| repeat a while
E||------------------------------------------------------||

G||-------------------------------------------||
D||-------------------------------------------||
A||-------------------3---------/9-8-6-4-2----|| x2
E||-0--------0-------------4------------------||

G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------7----7----3---------/9-8-6/12-14----|
E|-0-----------------------4--------------------|

                                                            x3
G|-----------------------------------------||-------------||----------|
D|-----------------------------------------||-------------||----------|
A|-3--5--6--8---9---11--12--14--15--17--18-||-19-19-19-19-||----------|
E|-----------------------------------------||-------------||-0--------|

[Outro]
I think the bass enters with the guitar
G||---------------------------------||
D||---------------------------------||
A||-7--------6--------3--------2----|| x4
E||---------------------------------||

G||----------------------------------------------------||
D||--------------------------------9h10---7h9---5h7----||
A||-7-9-10--9-10-12--9-7-6--6-7-6-------7-----7--------|| x6
E||----------------------------------------------------||

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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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