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                             IF I HAD A TAIL - Queens of the Stone Age
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Tabbed by: RomStapleton (Romain Q.)
E-mail: -

Tuning: E Standard (EADGBe)


UPDATE 17.06.13 : Solo (finally) tabbed + Troy outro riff added + Josh verses licks.


[Intro] (Troy) :

e|-------------------------------------------11------------------------------|
B|------------14-----------14~----------14--------14---------14--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------11-------11---11-----------11-----------------11--------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Then enters Josh :

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4---4------4---4------4---4-------------------------------------------|
D|-----6---6------6---6------6---6-------2-4-2-(4)/6-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------4----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



[Verse :] Troy stops playing, Josh continues with the intro riff.

Every now and then there are some variations and different licks 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------5b6----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------4--4---4--6----------4--4-------------------------|
D|----2--4--2--(4)/6-------6--6-----------------6--6--4--2~------------------|
A|--------------------4------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

or 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------4--4------4-------------4--4---------------------------|
D|----2--4--2--6------6--6---------6--2--4----6--6---------------------------|
A|----------------4----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Chorus] (x2):


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------2~------------------------------|
A|------------2~---2/4--1~--1/2--------------2~------------------------------|
E|---0--2--4-------------------0~------------0~------------------------------|

  If I had a tail, I'd own  the night
  If I had a tail, I'd swat the flies

[Post-chorus] x2 (don't know how to name this part) :


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------2~-----------------------------|
A|-----------4~--4/6--2~--2/4--1~--1/2--------2~-----------------------------|
E|--0--2--4-----------------------------0~----0~-----------------------------|


[Solo :]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------12b14r---------------------------------------|
G|----11b13--9---------9/11h13---------13p11\9--11b13r--11b13--11--9---------|
D|--------------11--9-------------------------------------------------11-----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------14-------------------------------------------------|
G|----13b15--13b15--13b15-------9--11h13p11--9---------9--11/13-13~----------|
D|----------------------------------------------11--9------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|----12-----12-------------------------------------------|
G|----13b15--13b15r--13\11--9~--11/13--13~----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|



[Outro] (around 3:55) :

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---------------------------------------|
A|---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---------------------------------------|
E|---2---2---2---2p0h2---2---2---2p0h2---------------------------------------| 

Josh :
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-----6--4-------------------------|
D|-----------7--6---4--2/6~---------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

Troy :
e|----------------------------------|
B|-----14--12-----------------------|
G|-------------14--13---------------|
D|---------------------16--14--16~--|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

Feel free to comment/rate/make observations, and long live QotSA! ;)



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| ~  Vibrato
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| r  Release
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| \  Slide down

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nixhex_311 10 May 29, 2013 07:50 AM

Very nice tab. Please add the solo!!

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sdrkrgr 10 May 31, 2013 08:21 PM

On the last note, it should be a slide to the fourth fret instead of the sixth fret.

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RomStapleton 337 Jun 11, 2013 06:32 AM

Yes I think you're right. I tabbed this from a live version of the song, now I've got the studio version it seems pretty clear. Thanks for the feedback.

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