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King Ink Tab

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Difficulty
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Artist/Band: The Birthday Party
Song: "King Ink"
Album: Prayers on Fire (1981)



Standard Tuning



Guitar (Rowland S. Howard)
Intro: (@ 0:10)
 * palm mute all
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0/-x-------|
+
(@ 0:20)
 * palm mute all
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0-----0----------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0/-x-------|



Verse:
 * let ring
e|-0~---------------------------------------------|
B|-0~---------------------------------------------|
G|-0~---------------------------------------------|
D|-2~---------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
 * let ring w/ whammy bar depression
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-2~---------------------------------------------|
E|-0~---------------------------------------------|



Chorus: (@ 1:10)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|/7-----------7-----------------5-----5----------|
E|-------------------7-----7-----------------5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-x--x--x-----3-----------------2-----2----------|
E|-x--x--x-----------3-----3-----------------3----|



Post Chorus:
 * Improvise playing Em wildly with the Em/G
e|-0-----------------0--------------3-------------|
B|-0-----------------0--------------3-------------|
G|-0-----------------3b4------------0-------------|
D|-2-----------------x--------------2-------------|
A|-2-----------------2--------------2-------------|
E|-0-----------------0--------------0-------------|



Muted Chorus: (@ 1:43)
 * palm mute all
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-----------7-----------------5-----5----------|
E|-------------------7-----7-----------------5----|
+
 * palm mute all
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-x--x--x-----3-----------------2-----2----------|
E|-x--x--x-----------3-----3-----------------3----|
+ * ring out
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-0----------------------------------------------|



@ 1:55
CHORUS RIFF x 2
Em
@ 2:10
CHORUS RIFF
Em
@ 2:20
CHORUS RIFF x 3
POST CHORUS w/ IMPROVING throughout
@ 3:22
CHORUS RIFF x 2
Em
@ 3:36
CHORUS RIFF x 1
Em
@ 3:46
CHORUS RIFF x 4
POST CHORUS w/ IMPROVING throughout to end



That's it. Feel free to leave comments, corrections, suggestions, and requests. Cheers!
-Bennyshambles78-


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bennyshambles78 wrote on November 4 2013, 05:29 pm

IMPROVING throughout = IMPROVISING throughout :-(

Obviously not proofreading... throughout.

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