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Down In A Tube Station At Midnight bass

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Tabbed by Gary.Davies - Stratford upon avon warkwickshire - United Kingdom

lion@palmbeach.freeserve.co.uk


Down in a tube station at midnight, it is difficult to play.!

When climbing the riff, either double strike the string or stress the note.

You need a pick to play this tune.

31 may 2005

Riff 1

G ||----------------|----------5---7-|----------------|----------5575--|
D ||----------5---7-|------7---------|----------5---7-|------7-------7-|
A ||------7---------|5---------------|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|


          The distant echo -          Of faraway voices boarding 

G ||----------------|------7---------|----------------|----------5---7-|
D ||----------5---7-|---------7------|----------5---7-|------7---------|
A ||------7---------|5-----------7---|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

      faraway trains

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

        To take them home to            The ones that they love and who 
                                
G ||----------------|----------5575--|----------------|----------5---7-|
D ||----------5---7-|------7-------7-|----------5---7-|------7---------|
A ||------7---------|5---------------|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

      love them forever

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

Riff2 0.43


      The glazed, dirty steps - repeat my own and reflect my thoughts

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|
A ||0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|
E ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

         Cold and uninviting, partially naked                Except for

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-0-|
A ||0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|
E ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


Riff3 0.58

       toffee wrapers and this morning's paper Mr. jones got run down

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------2-2-------|----77--4---0---|
A ||------2---2---0-|22----------2-0-|33----------3-0-|55--------------|
E ||3-----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

   Headlines of death and sorrow - they tell of tomorrow
                                               Madmen on the rampage

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------2-2-------|----77--4---0---|
A ||------2---2---0-|2-----------2-0-|3-----------3-0-|55--------------|
E ||3-----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

    And I'm down in the tube station at midnight


G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------5-5---2-0-|----77--4---0---|
A ||------2---2---0-|22----------2-0-|33--------------|55--------------|
E ||33----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Riff 4 1.15



G ||----------------|----------5575--|----------------|----------5---7-|
D ||----------5---7-|------7-------7-|----------5---7-|------7---------|
A ||------7---------|5---------------|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

I fumble for change - and pull out the queen

G ||----------------|------7---------|----------------|----------5575--|
D ||----------5---7-|---------7------|----------5---7-|------7-------7-|
A ||------7---------|5-----------7---|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

Smiling, beguiling

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

Riff 5 1.29
                     I put in the money and pull out a plum

G ||----------------|----------5---7-|----------------|----------5---7-|
D ||----------5---7-|------7---------|----------5---7-|------7---------|
A ||------7---------|5---------------|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

    Behind me

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

Riff 6 1.37

        Whispers in the shadows - gruff blazing voices

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|
A ||0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|
E ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

    Hating, waiting

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

Riff 7

              Hey boy they shout - have you got any money? 

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-0-|
A ||0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|
E ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


Riff 8 1.52

       And I said - I've a little money and a take away curry,
                                         I'm on my way home to my wife.

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------2-2-------|----77--4---0---|
A ||------2---2---0-|2-----------2-0-|3-----------3-0-|55--------------|
E ||3-----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

     Shewill be lining up the cutlery,  You know she's expecting me  
            Polishing the glasses and pulling out the cork

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------2-2-------|----77--4---0---|
A ||------2---2---0-|2-----------2-0-|33----------3-0-|55--------------|
E ||3-----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

          And I am down in the tube station at midnight

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------5-5---2-0-|----77--4---0---|
A ||------2---2---0-|22----------2-0-|33--------------|55--------------|
E ||33----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|


Riff 9 2.09

G ||----------------|----------5575--|----------------|----------5---7-|
D ||----------5---7-|------7-------7-|----------5---7-|------7---------|
A ||------7---------|5---------------|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

     I first felt a fist,                    and then a kick

G ||----------------|------7---------|----------------|----------5---7-|
D ||----------5---7-|---------7------|----------5---7-|------7---------|
A ||------7---------|5-----------7---|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

   I could now smell their breath

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

Riff 10


         They smelt of pubs and wormwood scrubs

G ||----------------|----------5575--|----------------|----------5---7-|
D ||----------5---7-|------7-------7-|----------5---7-|------7---------|
A ||------7---------|5---------------|------7---------|5---------------|
E ||5---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

      And too many right wing meetings

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|

Riff 11 2.32

       My life swam around me
                      It took a look and drowned me in it's 
G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|
A ||0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|
E ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

        own existence

G ||----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|----------------|
E ||3-----3---------|3-----3---------|


Riff 12 2.40

        The smell of brown leather
                                 It blended in with the weather

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-0-|
A ||0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|0-0-2-2-3-3-4-5-|----------------|
E ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Riff 13 2.46

     It filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth
                    It blocked all my senses
                         Couldnot see, hear, speak any longer

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|2---2---2-2-2---|3---3---3-3-3---|5-5-5-5-----55--|
E ||3---3---3-3-3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Riff 14

And I'm down in the tube station at midnight


G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------2-2-------|----77--4---0---|
A ||------2---2---0-|22----------2-0-|33----------3-0-|5---------------|
E ||3-----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

I said I was down in the tube station at midnight
							oi!
G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|------0-0-------|------2-2-------|----------------|
A ||------2---2---0-|22----------2-0-|33----------3-0-|5---------------|
E ||33----------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Pause

Riff 15 3.07 repeat to end imrpovise a bit.

The last thing that I saw
As I lay there on the floor
Was jesus saves painted by an atheist nutter
And a british rail poster read have an awayday - a cheap holiday -
Do it today!
I glanced back on my life
And thought about my wife
'cause they took the keys - and she'll think it's me
And I'm down in the tube station at midnight
The wine will be flat and the curry's gone cold
I'm down in the tube station at midnight
Don't want to go down in a tube station at midnight

G ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A ||----------------|2-2-2-2---22----|3---3---3-3-3---|5---5---5-5-55--|
E ||3---3---3-3-3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|

            
            
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TJ1991 2,044 Mar 14, 2006 04:59 AM

awesome. would be 5 star but for the 7th fret harmonics you missed out in the verse. otherwise spot on

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Adz165 10 Apr 12, 2007 04:47 AM

Very good Tab \m/ \m/

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nogoodatbass 10 Jul 24, 2008 10:45 AM

Can anyone tab broken stones by the modfather himself? Cant find it anywhere. Top tab by the way, a great song

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