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Venus tab

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Author
Television

Marquee Moon (1977)

Venus

Chords: Guitar 1 (Tom Verlaine)
Riffs and Secondary Rhythm: Guitar 2 (Richard Lloyd)
Solo: Guitar 1 (Tom Verlaine)

Special thanks go to SHedlund for providing the original tab
for this, which I have modified.


[Intro]


[Riff 1] 

    F              G
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------8---------------------------------------|
G|---/10--9---7--9--7---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------9------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|(x3)


[Riff 2]

    F              C               G               C
e|------13-----------------------------13-------------------------|
B|----------13----------13-----------------12-----------13--------|
G|--------------------------12------------------------------12----|
D|---15---------15--14----------14--12----------12--10----------10|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    F              C               G
e|------13-----------------------------13-------------------------|
B|----------13----------13-----------------12---------------------|
G|--------------------------12------------------------------------|
D|---15---------15--14----------14--12----------12----------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

   C                       C
e|---------8-----------------------8------------------------------|
B|---------8---8-------------------8---8--------------------------|
G|------9---------9h10p9--------9---------9h10p9------------------|
D|--10----------------------10------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   F                              G
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------15----------------------|
G|------10-12-10--------10-12-10-------12----12-14-12----12-------|
D|--10--------------10-------------12-----------------12----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   C                       C
e|---------8-----------------------8------------8-----------------|
B|---------8---8-------------------8--10p8------------------------|
G|------9---------9h10p9--------9----------9h10-------------------|
D|--10----------------------10------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   F                              G
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------15----------------------|
G|------10-12-10--------10-12-10-------12----12-14-12----12-------|
D|--10--------------10-------------12-----------------12----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Pre-Chorus/Chorus]

   Am                   Am
e|--5--7--8p7p5----------5--7--8p7p5------------------------------|
B|--5-----5--------------5-----5----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Dm                  Dm
e|--10-12-13p12p10------10-12-13p12p10----------------------------|
B|--10----10------------10----10----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Am                   Am
e|--5--7--8p7p5----------5--7--8p7p5------------------------------|
B|--5-----5--------------5-----5----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Dm                  G
e|--10-12-13p12p10------------------------------------------------|
B|--9-----9-------------8--6--5-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7--5--4--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------7--5--------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Em          Am            Em          Am
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--5----------------------8--5--------------------------------|
G|--------7--4-----------5----------7--4-----------5--------------|
D|--------------7--5--7-------------------7--5--7-----------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    F              G
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------8---------------------------------------|
G|---/10--9---7--9--7---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------9------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Em          Am
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--5----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------7--4-----------5----------------------------------------|
D|--------------7--5--7-------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    F              G
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------8---------------------------------------|
G|---/10--9---7--9--7---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------9------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    F              C               G               C
e|------13-----------------------------13-------------------------|
B|----------13----------13-----------------12-----------13--------|
G|--------------------------12------------------------------12----|
D|---15---------15--14----------14--12----------12--10----------10|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    F              C               G
e|------13-----------------------------13-------------------------|
B|----------13----------13-----------------12---------------------|
G|--------------------------12------------------------------------|
D|---15---------15--14----------14--12----------12----------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

[Solo/Break]

Although this differs between versions of the song,
this is the solo present on the album version.

Volume Swells for this bar:

   Am                          Am
e|----------12--15--12--15--12--------------12--------------------|
B|--13--15----------------------15--12--15------15----------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Dm               Dm
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--17b(18)--15------15-------------------------------------------|
G|---------------16------16--14--14~------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------17--15--14------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------15--12----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   C          C
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------12------12-------------------------------------|
G|-------------12------12------12---------------------------------|
D|------12h14-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--15------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Am                      Am
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------13------------------------------------|
G|----------12------12--14------14--------------12----------------|
D|------14------------------------------14------------------------|
A|--15----------15------------------15------15------15------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Em                      Em
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------12------------------------------------|
G|----------12------12----------12--------------12----------------|
D|------12------------------------------14------------------------|
A|--14----------14------14----------14------14------14------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


   F       F   F    F       G  GGGG
e|--10\(0)--10--10---10\(0)--7(7)---------------------------------|
B|--10\(0)--10--10---10\(0)--8(8)---------------------------------|
G|--10\(0)--10--10---10\(0)--7(7)---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3]


[Outro]

    F                C                G             C
e|-------13--------------8-------------13-------------------------|
B|-----------13--10---------8--------------12-----------13--------|
G|--\10---------------9--------9----------------------------12----|
D|---------------------------------/12---------12---10----------10|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    F                C                G             C

e|-------13--------------8-------------13-------------------------|
B|-----------13--10---------8--------------12-----------13--------|
G|--\10---------------9--------9----------------------------12----|
D|---------------------------------/12---------12---10----------10|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    F              C               G

e|------13-----------------------------13-------------------------|
B|----------13----------13-----------------12---------------------|
G|--------------------------12------------------------------------|
D|---15---------15--14----------14--12----------12----------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   G       G       G               G         C

e|--------------10--12--13--15--17--19---20---8-------------------|
B|------12--13----------------------------------------------------|
G|--12------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|



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


| h  hammer on
| p  pull off
| b  bend string up
| r  release bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| v  vibrato (sometimes written as ~)
| t  right hand tap
| x  play 'note' with heavy damping


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

            
            
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Indie Purist 949 Dec 08, 2010 05:58 PM

great job, i love this song

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bigfoist 75 Aug 10, 2015 09:47 AM

how do you figure out the chords that you have associated with the various licks?

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Herrman476 230 Apr 11, 2017 01:17 PM

The G after the C in the rhythm guitar part for Riff 2 should be a G7, other than that you have done a good job.

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