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The Claypool Lennon Delirium - "Breath of a Salesman"
Tuning - Standard Bass

Les picks the E string with his thumb while muting it during verses 
Other fingers pick higher strings and occasionally use pop accents


[Intro]

G|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|
D|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8-------0P-|
D|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--x/------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



[Verse 1]

G|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|----------------------------6P-|---------6--------------6--|
A|-------------------------------|------x--6--x--------------| play 3x
E|-9------x------x------x--------|-7h9-----------8-----8-----|

G|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8-------0P-|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------x/------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   During vocals
G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|------------------------------| 
A|------------------------------|------------------------------| play 3x
E|-9\-----x------x------x---x---|-x------x------x------x---x---|

G|------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------6P-|---------5--------------x--|
A|------------------------------|------x--5--x--------------|
E|-x------x------x------x-------|-7h9-----------8-----8-----|

G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|---------------------------6--| 
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-9\-----x------x------x---x---|-x------x------16h17\---------|



[Chorus 1]
   accent longer note, then mute the short open G throughout
G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-5------5------5------5------|-4------4------4------4------|

G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-7------7------7------7------|-3------3------3------3------|

G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-5------5------5------5------|-4------4------4------4------|



[Verse 2]

G|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|----------------------------6P-|---------6--------------6--|
A|-------------------------------|------x--6--x--------------| play 3x
E|-9------x------x------x--------|-7h9-----------8-----8-----|

G|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8-------0P-|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------x/------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   During vocals
G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|------------------------------| 
A|------------------------------|------------------------------| play 3x
E|-9\-----x------x------x---x---|-x------x------x------x---x---|

G|------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------6P-|---------5--------------x--|
A|------------------------------|------x--5--x--------------|
E|-x------x------x------x-------|-7h9-----------8-----8-----|

G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|---------------------------6--| 
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-9\-----x------x------x---x---|-x------x------16h17\---------|



[Chorus 2]
   accent longer note, then mute the short open G throughout
G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-5------5------5------5------|-4------4------4------4------|

G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-7------7------7------7------|-3------3------3------3------|

G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-5------5------5------5------|-4------4------4------4------|


[Verse Turnaround]
G|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|----------------------------6P-|---------6--------------6--|
A|-------------------------------|------x--6--x--------------| play 3x
E|-9------x------x------x--------|-7h9-----------8-----8-----|

G|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8-------0P-|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------x/------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


[Bridge]

    G string is mostly muted throughout 
G|------x------x------x------x--|------x------x------x------x--|
D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-7------7------7------7-------|-6------6------6------6-------|  play 3x
E|------------------------------|------------------------------|

G|------0------0------0------0--|------0------0-------0------0-|
D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-7------6------7------9-------|-7------9------10------9------|
E|------------------------------|------------------------------|

G|-------0-------0------0------0-|------0------0------0-------x-|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-10------11------12-----12-----|-12-----12-----14-----12\-----|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|



[Guitar Solo]

G|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|----------------------------6P-|---------6--------------6--|
A|-------------------------------|------x--6--x--------------| play 3x
E|-9------x------x------x--------|-7h9-----------8-----8-----|

G|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-17/18-18-17---17-17---17-17\---|
D|-7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--7h8--8--|-17/18-18-18---18-18---18-18\---|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   during talk box solo
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-0-/9----x-----x------x------|-0-/9----x------x-----x------|-0-/9---x------x------x------|

G|-------------------9------9--|-------------------9------9--|-----------------------9----9-|
D|----------------------11-----|-11-------------------11-----|-------------------11-----11--|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-x------x------x-------------|--------x------x-------------|-9------x------x--------------|

G|-----------------------------|-----------9--9--------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------11--------10----10----|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-11--------------------------|
E|-9------x------x------x------|-x---------------------------|--------9------x------x------|

G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----x-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-7NH-------------------------|
E|-0-/9---0-/9----x------x-----|-0-/9---0-/9----x-----x----0-|--------6------9------x------|

G|-----------------------------|------------------9------9--|-----9-----------------9--11p9-|
D|-----------------------------|--------------11-----11-----|-11----11----------------------|
A|-----------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-9------x------x------x------|-x------x-------------------|-----------9------x------------|

G|------9---11h13p11--9--11--9----9-|--------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-11--------------------------11---|-11---9-------------------|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|--------11---9------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------9----9-----|-x------x------x------x-----|


   Guitar Solo Ends, bass adds delay
G|---------------------------|------------------------9--|------9-11/13--11-9----9---11-9-|
D|---------------------------|-------------------9h11----|-9h11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-0-/9----x-----x-----x-----|-x-----x-----x-------------|--------------------------------|

G|-9----9----9----9----9----9----|-9----9----9----9----9----9----|-----15----14----13---------------|
D|---11---11---11---11---11---11-|---11---11---11---11---11---11-|-/16----15----14----14-16-14~\----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   delay turned off
G|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------------0--|
D|------------------------11-11---11-11-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-9------x------x------9-------9-------|-9------x------x------x------|-9------x------x------x------|



[Last Verse]
   play 9th fret as muted throughout, except occasional accents 
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|   play 7x
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|   
E|-9------x------x------x------|-x------x------x------x------|

G|----x------x------x------x---|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------0-|-h12----10-----8\------------| gradual slide at end   
E|-9------x------x------x------|-----------------------------|


[Final Chorus]
   accent longer note, then partially mute the shorter one throughout
   accent longer note, then mute the short open G throughout
G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-5------5------5------5------|-4------4------4------4------|

G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-7------7------7------7------|-3------3------3------3------|

G|------x------x------x------x-|------x------x------x------x-|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-5------5------5------5------|-4------4------4------4------|


[Outro]

G|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|----------------------------6P-|---------6--------------6--|
A|-------------------------------|------x--6--x--------------| play 3x
E|-9------x------x------x--------|-7h9-----------8-----8-----|

G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-9-----------------------------|


************************************
KEY:

| x   Dead note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| P   Pop

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

            
            
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