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Manic Street Preachers - Me and Stephen Hawking
Journal for Plague Lovers (2009)
tabbed by brother_jumanji

Intro/Main Riff: - listen for timing

E |-2-2-0-0-0--------------|
B |-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-(0)0-2---|
G |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2---|
D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2---|
A |----------------0*------|
E |------------------------|

E |-2-2-0-0-0----------------------------|
B |-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-(0)0-2--2p0------------|
G |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2------2p0--------|
D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2----------2p0----|
A |----------------0*--------------------|
E |--------------------------------------|

*let the A note ring

Bridge to verse:

E |------------------------|
B |------------------------|
G |-4-4-4--4/6-7-7-7--7\6--|
D |-4-4-4--4/6-7-7-7--7\6--|
A |-2-2-2--2/4-5-5-5--5\4--|
E |------------------------|
repeat this twice, the second time don't slide the D power chord back down to C#, go 
straight to the verse

Verses: -fills are roughly outlined, figure em out with the strumming

E |-0-----------2-----------|
B |-0-----------2-----------|
G |-1-----------2-----------|
D |-2-----------4-----------|
A |-2-----------4-----------|
E |-0--0-0-5-4--2-----------|

E |-5-----------7-7--7------|
B |-7-----------9-10-9------|
G |-7-----------9-9--9------|
D |-7-----------9-9--9------|
A |-5-----------7-7--7------|
E |-------------------------|

E |-5-----------0-----------|
B |-7-----------0-----------|
G |-7-----------1-----------|
D |-7-----------2-----------|
A |-5-----------2-----------|
E |-------------0-----------|

Chorus: - let the notes ring, play around with the higher notes

E |-2----2-4-------------------|
B |-2----2-4-5-----------------|
G |-2----2-4-6-----------------|
D |-4----4-6-7-----------------|
A |-4----4-6-7-----------------|
E |-2----2-4-5-----------------|

E |----------0-----------------|
B |-4--------3-----------------|
G |-4--------2-----------------|
D |-2--------0-----------------|
A |-2--------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
    ^this might be a regular B chord but that sounds good too
repeat chorus twice, second time palm mute the D chord and strum
through the "we missed the sex revolution when we failed the physical line"
then break into the main riff again.

electric fill in the 2nd chorus

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |--4~~~-4/6/7---6/7/9-~~~~---|
A |----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
let last note ring into feedback

Main riff after 1st chorus

E |-2-2-0-0-0--------------|
B |-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-(0)0-2---|
G |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2---|
D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2---|
A |----------------0-------|
E |------------------------|

E |-2-2-0-0-0---------------------------|
B |-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-(0)0-2------------7*--|
G |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2------7*-7*-----|
D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2---7*-----------|
A |----------------0--------------------|
E |-------------------------------------|

Main riff in the outro

E |-2-2-0-0-0------------------|
B |-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-(0)0-2-------|
G |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-------|
D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2--6\\\-|
A |----------------0*-----6\\\-|
E |-----------------------4\\\-|

E |-2-2-0-0-0----------------------------|
B |-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-(0)0-2--6~~~~~---------|
G |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-----------------|
D |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-----------------|
A |----------------0*--------------------|
E |--------------------------------------|

do the bridge to verse riff and end on D. On the record you can hear one guitar doing
this riff while muting it with harmonics in between notes, and the other dropping the A 
string to an open note in between notes, so just go nuts on the outro.

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tallicafan888 215 Jul 20, 2009 09:31 AM

Beautiful tab. The only thing that's wrong is on the outro. Instead of the last note being 6th fret on the B string, it should be 6th fret on the G string.

Other than that, great tab.

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