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        "Tipping the Lion"  by The Melvins

(updated 16 December 2005 by bennield@hotmail.com)


[ ] harmonic                    ( ) ghost note
 b  bend note                    r  release note
 p  pull off                     h  hammer on
 #  bend guitar neck upwards     ~  vibrato
 x  finger mute                  .  palm mute
 \  slide


standard tuning

Intro - play 8x:
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +
E|--------------------[12]------------------------[12]-----|
B|----------------[12]--------------------[12]-------------|
G|--------[12]------------------------[12]-----------------|
D|-[12]-----------------------[12]-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


Intro riff:
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7---5---7b----------------------------------7p5h7---7---5-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------2---------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------3b----------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0#--------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse:

strum this chord at the beginning of each line
E|-9------------------------------|
B|-9------------------------------|
G|-8------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7---x---x---7---x---x---7---x---x---7---x---x---7---x---7---x---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
A|-7---x---x---7---x---x-------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

Chorus
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0---1---2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---2---|
E|-0-h-1---1---x---x---1---x---x---1---x---x---1---x---x---1---1---|

  repeat above line 1x

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0---1---2-----------2-----------0---1---2-----------2-----------|
E|-0-h-1---1---x-x-x-x-1---x-x-0---0-h-1---1-----------1-------0---|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0---1---2-----------2-----------------------2-----------2-------|
E|-0-h-1---1---x-x-x-x-1---x-x-x-x-0---x-x-x-x-1---x-x-x-x-1-------|


Solo 1:

   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------6~~~--------------------------------------------|
D|-5p0-0-------5---------------5---------------------------6---0---|
A|---------5-------------------------------5-----------5-----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6---------------7-----------7-----------7-----------7-----------|
G|-----6-------------------6~----------6~----------6~----------0---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7b----------------------8b------------------------------8-------|
G|-------------6-----------------------7-~~~~------------------8---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----9~~~-------(9)-~~~--9---9b------9b--9b--9b--9r--9r--9r--0---|
D|-9---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----4---5-----------4---5---------------------------------------|
A|-7-----------4-/-5-----------5-/-7-~~~~~~~~----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------6b--------------------------|
D|-7-b(8)-----(8)r-7-------5b----------------------7-------6-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

back to Verse

then Chorus

Solo 2
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5b(6)r--4-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------5---5---4-------------------5---4-------------------|
E|-----------------------------5---4-------------------5---0---5---|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------5b----------4~~~--------3b----------4b----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5---4-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3---3---3---3-----------3---3---3---3-----------3---3---3---3---|
D|-5---5---5---5-----------5---5---5---5-----------5---5---5---5---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------5-------|
G|---------3---3---3---3-----------3---x-x-3---x-x-3---x-x-3---x-x-|
D|---------5---5---5---5-----------5---x-x-5---x-x-5---x-x-5---x-x-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10------|
G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--0---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6b------------------6~----------6~----------6~----------6-------|
G|---------5-------5-----------5-----------5-----------5-------0---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10------|
G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--0---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6b------------------6~----------6~----------6~----------6---6---|
G|---------5-------5-----------5-----------5-----------5-----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 After drum solo, let this ring:
E|-9------------------------------|
B|-9------------------------------|
G|-8------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

            
            
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