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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Tom Petty 

Terrorvision are a one guitar band, but most of their stuff is
recorded with two guitars set up slightly differently playing much
the same thing. Hence, the following transcription is an arrangement
for one guitar only, to simplify things. If you want to separate the
guitar parts, listen to the album (and if you haven't already done
this, why not?).

Enjoy 

Paul Hutchinson

Middleman - Terrorvision
------------------------

Symbols used

/ - slide up
\ - slide down
~ - vibrato
h - hammer on 
= - sustain note for duration indicated
+ - marks where the beat comes

Intro:

GTR 
 (clean)                             (distortion)
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----1-------3---|-----1-------4---|-----1-------3---|-----------------|
|---0---0---2---2-|---2---2---5---5-|---0---0---2---2-|-----2-------5---|
|---------0-------|-3-------6-------|---------0-------|---3---3---6---6-|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-1-------4-------|
BASS  +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------6\\\|-----------------|-3=======6===5===|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3=======5=======|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  +   +   +   +     +   +    +   +  
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----1-------3---|------------------|
|---0---0---2---2-|-----10-9\\\\\\\\\|
|---------0-------|---10---9\\\\\\\\\|
|-3---------------|-8------7\\\\\\\\\|
|-----------------|------------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +    +   +   |
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-3======2===------|
|-3=======5=======|------------3-2-1-|
|-----------------|------------------|

Verse: - Play this twice for the first verse, and once for the second

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----10------8---|-----7-------6---|-----10------8---|-----7-------8~~~|
|-----9-------9---|-----7-------5---|-----9-------9---|-----7-------7~~~|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------3-3---3-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0---0-3-3---3-|-5-5---5---------|-0-0---0-3-3---3-|-5-5---5---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------0-0-----|

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----10------8---|-----7-------6---|-----10------8---|-----------------|
|-----9-------9---|-----7-------5---|-----9-------9---|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------2~~~------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-0-------0-2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------3-3---3-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0---0-3-3---3-|-5-5---5---------|-0-0---0-3-3---3-|-2-0-------0-2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-0===------|

Chorus:

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----1-------3---|-----------------|-----1-------3---|-----1-------4---|
|---0---0---2---2-|-----2-------5---|---0---0---2---2-|---2---2---5---5-|
|---------0-------|---3---3---6---6-|---------0-------|-3-------6-------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-1-------4-------|-----------------|-----------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3=====3---------|
|-3=====3-5=====5-|-----------------|-3=====3-5=====5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-1=====1-4-4-3-3-|-----------------|---------4-4-6-3-|

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +    +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----1-------3---|-----------------|-----1-------3---|------------------|
|---0---0---2---2-|-----2-------5---|---0---0---2---2-|-----10-9\\\\\\\\\|
|---------0-------|---3---3---6---6-|---------0-------|---10---9\\\\\\\\\|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-8------7\\\\\\\\\|
|-----------------|-1-------4-------|-----------------|------------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +    +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3======2===------|
|-3=====3-5=====5-|-----------------|-3=====3-5=====5-|------------3-2-1-|
|-----------------|-1=====1-4-4-3-3-|-----------------|------------------|

Go back and do another verse and chorus, but instead of playing the last
bar of the chorus, go straight onto this

Bridge:

  +     +     +     +       +   +    +   +     +   +   +   + 
|-------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9--|-5=====5--------4=|=======----------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9--|-5=====5----5---4=|=======5=========|
|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--7--|-3=====3-/7---7-2=|=======5=========|
|-------------------------|------------------|-------3=========|
| +     +     +     +     | +   +    +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-------------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--2--|------------5-----|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-3=====3-/7---7---|-----------------|
|-------------------------|----------------7=|=======3=========|

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +       + 
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-7---7-777-7---7=|===777-777-777-77|-5=====5-----------4=|
|-7---7-777-7---7=|===777-777-777-77|-5=====5-----5-----4=|
|-5---5-555-5---5=|===555-555-555-55|-3=====3-5h7-----7\2=|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +       +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------5-------|
|-5===5===5-5---5=|=========5---5---|-3=====3-5h7-----7---|
|-----------------|-----------5---5-|-------------------7=|

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +   
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|===4===2=========|-7===7-777-7---7=|===777-779-9-9---|
|===4===2=========|-7===7-777-7---7=|===777-779-9-9---|
|===2===0=========|-5===5-555-5---5=|===555-557-7-7---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-5===5===5-5===5=|===5-5===7-7-7---|
|===7===5=========|-----------------|-----------------|

Quiet Verse:
 (clean)
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|
|-----------------|-----1-----------|-----------------|-----1-----3---3-|
|-----2-------0---|---2---2-----2---|-----2-------0---|---2---2---------|
|---2---2---2---2-|-0-------3-3---3-|---2---2---2---2-|-0-------2-------|
|-0-------3-------|-----------------|-0-------3-------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------3=====3-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0=====0-3=====3-|-5=====5---------|-0=====0-3=====3-|-5=====5---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------0=====3-|

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----1-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----2-------0---|---2---2-----2---|-----2-------0---|-----------------|
|---2---2---2---2-|-0-------3-3---3-|---2---2---2---2-|-3-3-3-----------|
|-0-------3-------|-----------------|-0-------3-------|-3-3-3-------0-2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-1-1-1-----1-----|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------3-3---3-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0---0-3-3---3-|-5-5---5---------|-0-0---0-3-3---3-|-------------0-2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-1-1-1-----1-----|

Play another chorus, basically the same as before with a slightly notier
bass line (work it out yerself!), replacing the last bar with:

  +   +   +   +    
|-----------------|
|-----1-----------|
|---2---2-----3-3-|
|-3-------6-6-3-3-|
|---------6-6-1-1-|
|---------4-4-----|
| +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|
|-3-3-3===--------|
|-----------------|
|---------4-4-6-6-|

'Solo':

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +   
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------5-----5-3=|=========--------|
|-3--/7---5-7-----|-------------5-3=|
|-----------------|---------4-6-----|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------3-|-3-3-3-3---------|
|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5---|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------4-4-3---|

Play that 4 times and then

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +   
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------5-----3-3-|
|-------5-----5-3=|===-/7---6-6-3-3-|
|-3--/7---5-7-----|---------6-6-1-1-|
|-----------------|---------4-4-----|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------3-|-3-3-3-3---------|
|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5---|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------4-4-6-6-|

Do another chorus (with an even notier bass line), finishing off with:

  +     +   +   +     +
|-------------------|-----||
|-------------------|-----||
|-10-10-10----------|-----||
|-10-10-10----------|-----||
|-8--8--8-----8-887-|-----||
|-------------------|-8---||
| +     +   +   +   |     ||
|-------------------|-----||
|-3--3--3-----3-332-|-----||
|-------------------|-3---||
|-------------------|-----||

Lyrics:

You know I couldn't be me if it wasn't for you
I feel like shit and look like plastic but I'll get through
You know it's plain to see what's going to do
As long as it don't get too drastic then we can't lose

Don't blame the middleman, come to me
I'll tell you what I can: all you need
Cut out the middleman, wait and see.

It was you that told me the aliens had landed
And it was you that told me the end had just begun



But now we're in this thing together 
You can't escape I've got you trapped deep inside
You said you'd stay with me forever
Where are you now when I need you as my alibi?

You left me all alone in my hour of need
I tried to explain the situation, but they don't believe me



Doodleoot, doodleoot, doodleoot, come to me
Doodleoot, doodleoot, doodleoot, all you need
Doodleoot, doodleoot, doodleoot, wait and see




            
            
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phil tweedie 1,120 Apr 05, 2015 10:46 AM

Brill tab of a great band and song, the bridge should be a Dm7 not D5 as tabbed otherwise I'd say spot on.

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