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Wet Ribbon - Porcupine Tree
From the 2002 B-side 'Out Absentia'
Tuning: DADGBe (Drop D)

Tabbed by Dabog701
Email: Dabog701 at gmail.com
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Listen to the track to find the timing of all of the notes.
Enjoy!


[Intro (0:01 - 0:21)]

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---------|   x6

Intro pt.II (0:22 - 0:28)
                      hold ~~~~~~~~
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------5-------5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|-----------------------4---------------------|
A|---------------------3-----------------------|
D|---4-4--2-4-5-2-4-5--------------------------|


[Riff 1 (0:28 - 0:49)]

Lead: (With Wah) Listen to the song to get the timing, I have marked out how long each 
lasts (~).

Lead:
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|---11----------------------10--------------7----------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm:
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-4--4-4--4-4--2-2--5-5--1-1--1-1--1-1--6-6--0-0---|
A|---4-4--4-4--4-4--2-2--5-5--1-1--1-1--1-1--6-6--0-0---|
D|---4-4--4-4--4-4--2-2--5-5--1-1--1-1--1-1--6-6--0-0---|


Lead:
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|---6-------------------------7------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm:
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-4--4-4--4-4--2-2--5-5---5-5-5-5-5----------------|
A|---4-4--4-4--4-4--2-2--5-5---3-3-3-3-3--0-------------|
D|---4-4--4-4--4-4--2-2--5-5--------------0-------------|     X2


[Riff II (0:49 - 1:15)]
                         ~~~~~                      ~~~~
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------2---|
A|--------------3-----3--------------------3-----1------|
D|--4--4-2-4-0-----0-----2-----4--4-2-4-0-----0---------|

                         ~~~~~                      ~~~~
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------3-----3--------------------3------------|
D|--4--4-2-4-0-----0-----2-----4--4-2-4-0-----0--3b-----|      X2

(The lead guitar in the above section just plays the 7th fret on the B string
with wah.)


[Verse I (1:15 - 2:31)]
Strum the chords below naturally along with the song, obviously dont just play them once.


      1."Cut......ribbon .........from your hair"
  2."And round your neck...its only natures way
e|---0--------------------------------------0-----------------|
B|---0--------------------------------------1-----------------|
G|---4--------------------------------------0-----------------|
D|---4--------------------------------------2-----------------|
A|---4--------------------------------------3-----------------|
D|---4--------------------------------------------------------|

    "Cause...and effect......."
e|---0---------------------------|
B|---0---------------------------|
G|---4---------------------------|
D|---4---------------------------|
A|---4---------------------------|
D|---4---------------------------|


e|---0-------------------0-------------------0----------------|
B|---0-------------------0-------------------0----------------|
G|---2-------------------6-------------------4----------------|
D|---2-------------------6-------------------4----------------|
A|-----------------------4-------------------4----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------4----------------|


[Riff III (2:32 - 2:47)]


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

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

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|---5-5-5-5-5------|        X2
A|---3-3-3-3-3--0---|
D|--------------0---|


[Chorus (2:47 - 3:00)]

              1."Come annonunce the light in-
              2."On corners at the -
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
A|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
D|---------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|

     "-to the earth..."
     "universe..."
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---4-4-2--4-4-2--4-4-2--4-4-2--4-2-4-2-------|
D|---4-4-2--4-4-2--4-4-2--4-4-2--4-2-4-2-------|       X2


[Riff IV (3:00 - 3:23)]

A variation of Riff I here: play the first bar twice, then play the whole section once.


[Verse II (3:23 - 4:14) "You are so very pure, my child, my star"]

Repeat the verse here.


[Riff V (4:14 - 4:29)]

Repeat riff III here.


[Chorus II (4:29 - 4:42)]

Just repeat the chorus here.


[Bridge (4:42 - 5:09)]
                      ~~~~~~      ~~~~~        ~~~~~~
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------5-----------4------------------|
D|------------------4-----------3----------4-4-4-----|
A|----------------3---------0-2---------0--4-4-4-----|
D|---2-4-5-2-4-5------------------------0--4-4-4-----|

           ~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-------------4---------------------------|
D|-------4-------------3----------------4-4-4--------|
A|---0-3-----------0-2---------------0--4-4-4--------|
D|-----------------------------------0--4-4-4--------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-------------4---------------------------|
D|-------4-------------3----------------4-4\---------|
A|---0-3-----------0-2---------------0--4-4\---------|
D|-----------------------------------0--4-4\---------|

[Breakdown w/solo (5:09 - 7:05)]
Play these groups of 5 notes in time with the bass.

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---|
A|---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---|
D|---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---|

[Lead / Solo] This is played over the above section, in semi-free time.
              Each note has a little vibrato.

     ~~~~~~~~~~  ~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|---7--------7s13-12----------5-------10------7------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
   Keep repeating the above riff, until the very end:


[Ending riff (7:06)]

e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|---4-4-4-4-4---|
D|---4-4-4-4-4---|
D|---4-4-4-4-4---|

            
            
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metalz4life 212 Jun 17, 2012 07:34 PM

It's actually titled "Cut Ribbon" This was originally written for a planned metal collaboration with Mikael from Opeth about 10 years ago, then later re-recorded for both ‘Insurgentes’ and more recently ‘Grace for Drowning’. This song attributes to Steven Wilson not Porcupine Treee.

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metalz4life 212 Jun 17, 2012 07:35 PM

Porcupine Tree*

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Dabog701 148 Jul 11, 2012 05:56 AM

Ah i see, my mistake man, i tabbed it from a youtube vid i came across that was titled Wet Ribbon by Porcupine Tree. Apologies all round

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