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THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE -- PETER GABRIEL, "Scratch My Back"(2010)
Exact chords tabbed out by ClassicalfreaK, 2015

** DROP D TUNING! **

Every single piano part that was transcribed for guitar
tab follows the voicing of the piano to the best of my 
ability, short of an octave-change here and there. I worked
quite a bit on this one, please give this beautiful song
a listen and a play!
=======================================================
INTRO
   (pno.)
     F#5
e||--------|--------||
B||--------|--------||
G||--------|--------||
d||--4---4-|--4---4-||
A||-4---4--|-4---4--||
D||4---4---|4---4---||

VERSE
   F#m F#m6 F#m E    F#m F#m6 F#m D2
e||--------|--------|--------|--------||
B||--------|--------|--------|--------||
G||--------|------1-|--------|--------||
d||--4---4-|--4-----|--4---4-|------2-||
A||-4---6--|-4---2--|-4---6--|-4---0--||
D||4---4---|4---2---|4---4---|4-2-0---||
         F#m
It was a slow day
        F#m6
And the sun was beating
       F#m                         E
On the soldiers by the side of the road
                   F#m
There was a bright light
  F#m6
A shattering of shop windows
    F#m         E
The bomb in the baby carriage
    D2
Was wired to the radio, and

CHORUS
   E5  D2   E   D2   E2  D2   E5  B    
e||--------|--------|--------|--------|
B||--------|--------|--------|------4-|
G||--------|--1-----|--------|--------|
d||--2---2-|------2-|--4---2-|-----4--|
A||-2---0--|-2---0--|-2---0--|-2--2---|
D||2---0---|2---0---|2---0---|2-0-----|

   C#m B4   E/G# D2  F#m E D5 E5  D2  (D2)
e||--------|--------|--------|--------|----||
B||------4-|--------|--------|--------|----||
G||--5---4-|--------|--2-----|--------|----||
d||-6---2--|--9---2-|--------|------2-|----||
A||4---2---|-7---0--|-4---2-0|-2---0--|----||
D||-------7|6---0---|4---2-0-|2---0---|----||
E                      Dsus2
 These are the days of miracle and wonder
E                          Dsus2
 This is the long-distance call
E                   Dsus2
 The way the camera follows us in slow-mo
E           Dsus       B
 The way we look to us all
C#m                   B4     
 The way we look to a distant constellation
       E/G#                     D2
That's dying in a corner of the sky
F#m                    E5          D5
 These are the days of miracle and wonder
    E5               D2
And don't cry, baby, don't cry, don't cry

INSTRUMENTAL (cello, pno.)
   (cello)
   F#m E    E7/D Bm/D
e||--------|--------||
B||--------|--------||
G||--------|--------||
d||2-------|(2)-----||
A||--------|--------||
D||--------|--------||
 ||      "don't cry"||
 ||x...x...|x...x...||
 ||(pno.)  |        ||
e||--------|--------||
B||--------|--------||
G||------1-|--1-----||
d||--7-----|------4-||
A||-4---2--|-2---2--||
D||4---2---|0---0---||

VERSE
   F#m E    D6  C#m  F#m E    D6  B
e||--------|--------|--------|--------||
B||--------|--------|--------|-----4--||
G||--2---1-|--2-----|--2---1-|--2-----||
d||--------|-----246|--------|-----4--||
A||-4---2--|-2--4---|-4---2--|-2--2---||
D||4---2---|0-------|4---2---|0-------||
             F#m
It was a dry wind
       E
And it swept across the desert
       D6                        C#m
And it curled into the circle of birth
        F#m
And the dead sand
E
Falling on the children
    D6
The mothers and the fathers
        B
And the automatic earth

CHORUS
   C#m9 B5  A6  B  C#m E   B C# B A5   
e||--------|--------|--------|--------|
B||--4---5-|--5---4-|------4-|---4--5-|
G||--------|--------|--------|--------|
d||-6---4--|-4---4--|-6-----4|-7---0--|
A||4---2---|0---2---|4--2-22-|4-2-0---|
D||--------|--------|--2-6---|--------|

   E/G# D2  C#m D    E   B    A B D
e||--------|--------|--------|--------|----||
B||--------|--------|------5-|--------|----||
G||--------|--------|--1-----|--------|----||
d||--9---2-|-6----4-|-----4--|-2-4--4-|----||
A||-7---0--|4-2--0--|-2--2---|0-2--0--|----||
D||6---0---|----0---|2-------|----0---|----||
C#m9                   B5
 These are the days of miracle and wonder
A6                        B
 This is the long-distance call
C#m          E      E/G#          B
 The way the camera follows us in slow-mo
C#m         B          A5
 The way we look to us all
E/G#                 D2
The way we look to a distant constellation
       C#m        B             D2             
That's dying in a corner of the sky
E                      B
 These are the days of miracle and wonder
    A          B           D
And don't cry, baby, don't cry, don't cry

INSTRUMENTAL
   (cello)
   F#m B/F# F#m B/F#
e||--------|--------||
B||2---0---|----0---||
G||--------|2-------||
d||--------|--------||
A||--------|--------||
D||--------|--------||
 ||        |        ||
 ||x...x...|x...x...||
 ||(bass clarinet)  ||
e||--------|--------||
B||--------|--------||
G||--------|--------||
d||--4---4-|--4---4-||
A||-4---2--|-4---4--||
D||4---4---|4---4---||

VERSE
   F#m E A  Bm  C#m  F#m E2   D2  B
e||--2-----|--------|--5---2-|--0-----||
B||-------2|--3---5-|--------|------4-||
G||--------|--------|--------|--------||
d||--------|-4---6--|--------|-----4--||
A||-4---70-|2---4---|-4---2--|-0--2---||
D||4---6---|--------|4---2---|0-------||
            F#m
Well it's a turn-around jump shot
     E         A
It's everybody jump start
     Bm                        C#m
It's every generation throws a hero up the pop charts
F#m                      E2
 Medicine is magical and magical is art
D2
Think of the boy in the bubble
        B
And the baby with the baboon heart

VERSE
   E   D2   A/C# D5  E   Bm7  A/C# B
e||--0---0-|--------|-------5|---0----||
B||--------|--------|--0-----|------4-||
G||--------|--2-----|--------|--2----4||
d||--------|-2------|--------|-2---4--||
A||-2---0--|4----0--|-2---2--|4---2---||
D||2---0---|----0---|2---0---|--------||
E                  D2
 These are days of lasers in the jungle
A/C#                     D5
Lasers in the jungle somewhere
E                    Bm7/D
 Staccato signals of constant information
  A/C#                        B
A loose affiliation of millionaires
And billionaires, and, baby

CHORUS
   E     B  A5  B    C#m E B C#m B A5
e||---0--0-|--0-----|--------|------0-|
B||--------|------4-|------4-|---4----|
G||--1-----|--------|--------|--------|
d||-------4|-2---4--|-6-----4|-6---2--|
A||-2---72-|0---2---|4--0-72-|4-2-0---|
D||2---6---|--------|--0-6---|--------|

   B   A    E A B    G#m   F# C#m Bsus B
e||--------|--------|--------|4-------|----||
B||--0---2-|-----54-|--0-----|-----5--|4---||
G||--------|--------|------3-|--4-----|----||
d||-1---2-2|-2-2----|--------|-2---4--|-4--||
A||2---0---|--0-2---|-6---6-4|4---2---|2---||
D||--------|6-------|6---6-4-|--------|----||
E                      E/G#        B
 These are the days of miracle and wonder
A5                         B
 This is the long-distance call
C#m          E      E/G#          B
 The way the camera follows us in slow-mo
C#m         B          A5
 The way we look to us all, oh, yeah
B                     A
 The way we look to a distant constellation
       E/G#       A             B
That's dying in a corner of the sky
G#m                                F#
 These are the days of miracle and wonder
    C#m                    Bsus        B
And don't cry, baby, don't cry, don't cry

INSTRUMENTAL -- OUTRO
   (cello)
   F#m B/F# F#m B/F# F#m B/F# F#m B
e||--------|--------|--------|--------||
B||2---0---|----0---|2---0---|----0---||
G||--------|2-------|-------2|2-------||
d||--------|--------|--------|--------||
A||--------|--------|--------|--------||
D||--------|--------|--------|--------||
 ||        |        |        |        ||
 ||x...x...|x...x...|x...x...|x...x...||
 ||(bass clarinet)  |        |        ||
e||--------|--------|--------|--------||
B||--------|--------|--------|--------||
G||--------|--------|--------|--------||
d||--4---4-|--4---4-|--4---4-|--4--1--||
A||-4---2--|-6---4--|-4---2--|-6---2*-||
D||4---4---|4---4---|4---4---|4-------||
                                 (*bottom split cello)
=====================================================
Enjoy! Please tell me what you think in the comments.
-ClassicalfreaK

            
            
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rstukus 10 Oct 03, 2017 02:31 PM

I used your hard work to create my interpretation of Gabriels interpretation. I did make some minor changes This does requirements a good bit of work. So if someone gives you less than 4f stars it's because it's over their head. Super job

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ClassicalfreaK 3,138 Oct 31, 2017 08:55 PM

Thank you very much for your words! Where did you make your changes? If they're good ones I could update this.

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