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Refugee Tab

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version 2

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*Standard tuning E,A,D,G,B,e
*I have tabbed the lead (Guitar 2) and rhythym
 (Guitar 1), as well as some of the synth parts
*All solos/leads in the key of F# minor

h = hammer on
p = pull off
b = bend
r = release bend
~ = let ring
v = vibrate
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
()= sustain

Intro/Chorus:

Guitars 1&2
   F#         A       E
e|----2~~-------------------|
B|----2~~----------2---5~~--|
G|----2~~------2~~-2---4~~--| play 4x
D|--4-4~~------2~~-2---2~~--|
A|--4-4~~------0~~-0--------|
E|--2-2~~-2-4---------------|

After 2 measures, the lead guitar plays this...
|-----------------------------|-------------------2-------|
|-----------------------------|------------------2--5b7v--|
|---------1-2v--4b6r----------|---1-2v--2/4-2--4b---------|
|--/4v--4-------------2--2/4v-|-4-------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|

Verses 1&2:

Guitar 1
e|----2---------------|
B|----2--------2---5--|
G|----2------2-2---4--| play 4x, similar to intro,
D|--4-4------2-2---2--| but dont let chords ring
A|--4-4------0-0------|
E|--2-2-2-4-----------|

Guitar 2
|---------| note held  |-------------|
|--(7)~~--| from       |--5/7\5/7~~--|
|---------| previous   |--4/6\4/6~~--|
|---------| solo       |-------------|
|---------|            |-------------|
|---------|            |-------------|

Synth arranged for guitar:
|-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------9-10~~--|
|--11~~~~--9~~--11~~~~--|--11~~~~--9~~--11~~~~--11--------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------------|

Prechorus (all)

Guitars 1&2
   D            B
|---------------------------|
|--7~~--77777---4~~--44444--|
|--7~~--77777---4~~--44444--|
|--7~~--77777---4~~--44444--|
|--5~~--55555---2~~--22222--|
|---------------------------|

Chorus:

Guitar 1 (chords same as intro) (play 2x)

Guitar 2

e|----2~~-------------------|-------------------------2-------|
B|----2~~----------2---5~~--|------------------------2--5b7v--|
G|----2~~------2~~-2---4~~--|---------1-2v--2/4-2--4b---------|
D|--4-4~~------2~~-2---2~~--|--/4v--4-------------------------|
A|--4-4~~------0~~-0--------|---------------------------------|
E|--2-2~~-2-4---------------|---------------------------------|

See Verse 2 above

See prechorus above

Chorus 2:

Guitar 1 (exact same as intro, chords 4x)

Guitar 2
e|----2~~-------------------|-------------------------2--|
B|----2~~----------2---5~~--|------------------------2---|
G|----2~~------2~~-2---4~~--|--------1-2~~--2/4-2--4b----| play
D|--4-4~~------2~~-2---2~~--|--/4--4---------------------| 2x
A|--4-4~~------0~~-0--------|----------------------------|
E|--2-2~~-2-4---------------|----------------------------|


Bridge:

Guitar 1
   E              A              D              E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--9~~--99999--|--------------|--7~~--77777--|--9~~--99999--|
|--9~~--99999--|--6~~--66666--|--7~~--77777--|--9~~--99999--|
|--9~~--99999--|--7~~--77777--|--7~~--77777--|--9~~--99999--|
|--7~~--77777--|--7~~--77777--|--5~~--55555--|--7~~--77777--|
|--------------|--5~~--55555--|--------------|--------------|

Guitar 2
|------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
|--12-br--10-9-----|------5-br--3-2-----|--10-br--9-7-------------|
|--------------9\--|--2v------------4\--|-------------7v-7/9v--\--|
|------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|

Solo

Guitar 1 (rhythym = same as chorus, play 4x)

Synth arranged for guitar
|--------------------------|--12/14----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--|
|--7--5/7-7--5/7-7--5/7-7--|--12/14----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--|
|--6--4/6-6--4/6-6--4/6-6--|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-----2----2----0----0------0-----0------0-------------------------|
|----2---5---5--5/7--7/9----9/12--12/14--14/15--15/17-14--17bv--\--|
|--4b--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|--4brp2-----------------|
|--------4-2--------/4v--|
|------------4-2---------|
|----------------2-------|

Verse 3

Guitar 1 (same as before)

Guitar 2
|---------|------5------|---------------------|
|---------|--5/7-5-7~~--|---------------------|
|---------|--4/6---6~~--|------2--4brp2--4~~--|
|--(4)~~--|-------------|--2h4----------------|
|---------|-------------|---------------------|
|---------|-------------|---------------------|

Synth arranged for guitar
|-----------------------|--17~~~~--16~~--17~~--16--14~~~~--|
|-----------------------|----------------------------------|
|--11~~~~--9~~--11~~~~--|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------------------|

Prechorus = same

Chorus:

Guitar 1 (same as previous, play 4x)

Guitar 2
e|----2~~-------------------|--0------0------0------0-----0----|
B|----2~~----------2---5~~--|--12/14--12/14--12/10--10/9--9/7--| play
G|----2~~------2~~-2---4~~--|----------------------------------| 2x
D|--4-4~~------2~~-2---2~~--|----------------------------------|
A|--4-4~~------0~~-0--------|----------------------------------|
E|--2-2~~-2-4---------------|----------------------------------|
                              ^not sure about this part

Outro:

Guitar 1 (play chorus many times)

Guitar 2
|-----2----2----2----2----2--|--0----0----0-----0------0------|
|----2----2----2----2----2---|--5/7--7/9--9/10--10/12--12/14--|
|--4b---4b---4b---4b---4b----|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------|

--0------0------0------|--14--14-14-14-14-14--14--14-14-14-14-14--|
--14/15--15/17--17/19--|--17--14-14-14-14-14--17--14-14-14-14-14--|
-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
-----------------------|------------------------------------------|

--14--14-14-14-14-14--14--14-14-14-14-14--|-----14----14----14----14--|
--17--14-14-14-14-14--17--14-14-14-14-14--|--17b---17b---17b---17b----|
------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
------------------------------------------|---------------------------|

-----14----14----14----14----14----14----14----14----14--|
--17b---17b---17b---17b---17b---17b---17b---17b---17b----| fade out,
---------------------------------------------------------| feel free
---------------------------------------------------------| to improv.
---------------------------------------------------------| from here
---------------------------------------------------------|

That's about it. Like I said, it took a long time.
Classic song by a great artist

-Z
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Sloopy 2,641 wrote on December 8 2007, 10:32 pm

Very well done.

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Goth_Guitarist_ 116 wrote on March 28 2008, 08:22 pm

Awesome tab!

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royaltenenbaum 37 wrote on January 16 2011, 04:43 pm

excellent job

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