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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - We Drift Like Worried Fire
     from 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (2012)

Hey guys, sorry that this tab is in standard tuning, Im not positive if they use their usual tuning on this 
album but it shouldn't be too hard to transpose, or just play it in standard. Since it's GY!BE, there's going 
to be a lot of stuff going on a lot of the time that will be hard to tab out but Ill try my best to include
all of the major themes and lead lines.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Section 1
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Song opens with drones and, I believe, the guitar screwdriver technique they use.
Mess around with these notes/melodies:


e|-----------------------------------|
B|--6-/-8-------12-/-11--9-----------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


[2:41, Guitar enters]

Gtr 1:
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|------6---10-6--------6---10-6--------6----|
A|-10--------------10--------------10--------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

Gtr 2, improv a bit:
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|----6--5-----6--5-----6--5-----6--5--------|
A|-6--------6--------6--------6--------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

Both parts above are repeated for a few minutes as the song builds

[5:40]

Lead Gtr, trem picked: (here on out, slashes indicate beats)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-/-/-9-/-/-/-11-/-/-13-/-/-11-/-/-9-/-/-8-/-/-/-/----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------10-/-/-/-/-8-/-/-6-/-/-/-/-5-/-/-/-/-/-| x2
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[6:14]

Left panned Gtr, trem picked:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-/-/-/-/-8-/-/-/-/-6-/-/-/-/-8-/-/-/-/-6-/-/-/-/-8-/-/-/-/-6-/-/-/-/-8-/-/-/-/-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                   |
A center panned Gtr goes nuts with this at the same time:                          |
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-13-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/--|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[6:31]

Back to the Lead Gtr, trem picked:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|-9-/-/-/-/-13-/-/-/-/-------------------|
G|----------------------8-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-| 
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
 |                                        |  x2
Left panned Gtr, same time:               |
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------*-----------------|
D|-6-/-/-/-/-10-/-/-/-/-1-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
     *you can play a 6 on the A string here,
       this is just easier for me while trem picking*


[6:47]

Lead Gtr;
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|-5-//-6-//-5-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/--|-5-//-6-//-5-/-/-/-/-12-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 |                                                                                 |
Left panned Gtr:                                                                   |
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|-6-/-/-/-/-10-/-/-/-/-1-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|-6-/-/-/-/-10-/-/-/-/-1-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|
A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 |                                                                                 |
Violin:                                                                            |
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|-13---14---11----9----8----9----6---8---|-13---14---13-----11-13---11---8---6----|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|


[7:04]

Left Gtr:
e|----------------------------------|
B|-----9--13-9------9--13-9------9--|
G|-12-----------12-----------12-----| x8
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

I think the Lead Gtr does a variation of the riff from [5:40],
it's very difficult to make it out in the chaos


[7:37]

Lead Gtr:
e|-----------------------|--|------|
B|-----------------------|--|------|
G|-8-//-/-/-/-/-/-10-/-/-|x8|-8~---|
D|-----------------------|--|------|
A|-----------------------|--|------|
E|-----------------------|--|------|
 |                                 |
Left Gtr:                          |
e|-----------------------|--|------|
B|-----------------------|--|------|
G|-12-/-/-/-/-/-/-13-/-/-|x8|-12~--|
D|-----------------------|--|------|
A|-----------------------|--|------|
E|-----------------------|--|------|


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Section 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[7:56]

Background Gtr: (keep playing this throughout this part, let ring)
    *this part has a lot of variations but its all these same 3 notes*
e|----16-20p16----16-20p16----16--|
B|-20----------20----------20-----|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

Bass Gtr: (for rest of this part)
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-4------------------6------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

[8:11]

Left Gtr:
e|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-18-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-18~~~~---------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|-------------18b17-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-//-17~~~~---------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                   |                                                   |
Center Gtr:                                          |                                                   |
e|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|-16-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-16~~~~---------|
G|--------17-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-17~~~~--------|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                   |                                                   |
Right Gtr:                                           |                                                   |
e|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------15-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-//-15~~~~--------|--------17-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-17~~~~--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|


Left Gtr:
e|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|--------16-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/16b~~~---------|-14-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-14b~~~---------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                   |                                                   |
Center Gtr:                                          |                                                   |
e|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-14-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-14~~~~---------|--------14-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-//-14~~~~---------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                   |                                                   |
Right Gtr:                                           |                                                   |
e|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|--------------13-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-//-13~~~~---------|
G|---------------13-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-//-13~~~~--------|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|


[8:45]

Left Gtr:
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------21-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-----|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                  |
Center Gtr:                                         |
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-9-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/----|
G|--------------------------------------------------| hold for ~16 bars
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                  |
Right Gtr:                                          |
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------13-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/----|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


[9:10]

Left and Right Gtr:
e|----------------------------------------|--|-------------|
B|-9-/-/-/-/-13-/-/-/-/-4-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|--|-9~~~~-------|
G|----------------------------------------|x8|-------------|
D|----------------------------------------|--|-------------|
A|----------------------------------------|--|-------------|
E|----------------------------------------|--|-------------|




------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Section 3
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[10:00]

Dist Violin: (maybe guitar idk)                                          fade out here
e|-16--15-----16--15------16--15--16------15--16--15-----16--15-----16--15----16--15-------|
B|---------16---------16--------------16--------------16---------16--------16--------16----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[10:25]

Clean Gtr:
e|-----------------------------16~~------|
B|-13-14-16~~----------------------------|
G|---------------15-13-12~~--------------| x5, played in free time
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


Clean Gtr:
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------| this part fades in, keeps going for a long time
D|----6----6----6----6--|
A|-10---10---10---10----|
E|----------------------|

Right Gtr:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--| fades in as well, play for a while
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|


[12:22]

Left Gtr:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-8~~~~-----------------|
E|-----------------------|
 |                       |  x2
Right Gtr:               |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-8----x32--------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|


Left Gtr:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-5~~~~-----------------|
E|------4~~~~------------|
 |                       |  x2
Right Gtr:               |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-13---x32--------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|                    

Left Gtr:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-8~~~~-----------------|
E|------7~~~~------------|
 |                       |  x2
Right Gtr:               |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-16---x32--------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

Repeat the last two figures 3 times



[14:43]

Right Gtr:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12b-13-13-13-|
G|-----------------------------------------------| play around with
D|-----------------------------------------------|  this a bunch
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Left Gtr: (picked as 16th notes, not gonna write it all out, slashes indicate beats)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------12//////14/12//////14/15////////-|
G|-------------------9/10///////12/10//////12/13//////15/13//////15/---------------------------------|
D|-9//////11/12//////--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                               keep picking that last note for a while


[15:28] 

Violin/Dist Gtr: (one an octave higher
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------12-12-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11--12--14-14-------14-14-12-12-11---11-----------------------------------| x4
D|-----------------------------------------14---12-12-10-10-----9-9-7--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[15:57]

Left Gtr:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| x4
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[16:26]

Right Gtr:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12b-13-13-13-|
G|-----------------------------------------------| play around with
D|-----------------------------------------------|  this a bunch again
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Left Gtr:
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-12////////16////////21////////////////--| x2
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


[16:45]

Left Gtr:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-7--6----------------------------------------|
D|-------9--8--7--6----------------------------|
A|-------------------9--8--7------6--6---------|
E|-----------------------------------4---------|



------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Section 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Okay, Ill have to come back and revisit this last section of the song. I don't have the willpower to
try and figure out all the chromatic madness that goes on here right now. However, this clean riff opens
up the section and might give you a good start to figuring it out.

[16:58]

Clean Gtr: (listen for rhythm)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11////////10////////9////////12/////11/10/9////////////8//9//////11////10////////9/////////-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|



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

| x   Dead note
| g   Grace note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| >   Accented note
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Trem pick
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| s   Slap
| P   Pop
| PM  Palm mute
| TR  Trill

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

            
            
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