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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1996 17:32:34 -0500
From: Bryson Meunier 
Subject: TAB:"Agamemnon" by violent femmes

        I transcribed this song for two guitars. It doesn't really make
sense since the femmes only have one guitarist but on the cd it distinctly
sounds like two guitars. The femmes played this song when I saw them live in
Columbus, Ohio during the New Times tour so I should know how many guitars
they used but I wasn't really paying attention to the guitar arrangements as
much I was jumping up and down. Anyway, this is what I have for "Agamemnon,"
whether it's correct or not. E-mail me with corrections,additions, questions
or comments at meunier.1@osu.edu

                "Agamemnon"(Gordon Gano/Walter Mehring)

Performed by the Violent Femmes on "New Times"(1994)
Lyrics by Walter Mehring from "Einfach Klassisch," as translated into
English by Henry Marx
Transcribed by Bryson Meunier

intro/verse(guitar1(clean electric))-

   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B------------------------------------------------------|
   G------------------------------------------------------|
   D---------4----4h7brp4---------------4--4h7br4---------|
   A------------------------7---4------------------7---4--|
   E-----2--------------------------2---------------------|
 ||(guitar 2(clean electric))-                        ||
   E------------------------------5---------------------5-|
   B------------------------------5---------------------5-|
   G------------------------------5---------------------5-|
   D------------------------------------------------------|
   A------------------------------------------------------|
   E------------------------------------------------------|
    guitar 1-                                         
   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B------------------------------------------------------|
   G------------------------------------------------------|
   D----4--4h7brp4------------4--4h7brp4------------------|
   A----------------7--4------------------7--4------------|
   E-2---------------------2--------------------2---------|
 || guitar 2-                                         ||
   E---------------------5--------------5-5-5-5-5---------|
   B---------------------5--------------5-5-5-5-5---------|
   G---------------------5--------------5-5-5-5-5---------|
   D------------------------------------------------------|
   A------------------------------------------------------|
   E------------------------------------------------------|

   The telephone, the telephone
   I have an idea  
   B5                    
   Women always have ideas(continue verse riff)
   Hello?
   Chorus:
   Here is Aga-Mem-Non   Here is Aga-Mem-Non
   F#5          A          F#5        Em
   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B--------------2---------------------------------------|
   G--------------2---------------------------------------|
   D--4--4--4--4--2---4------4--4--4--4--2--4-------------|
   A--4--4--4--4------4------4--4--4--4--2--4-------------|
   E--2--2--2--2------2------2--2--2--2--0--2-------------|
   Here is Aga-Mem-Non   Here is Aga-Mem-Non
   F#5          A          F#5        Em
   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B--------------2---------------------------------------|
   G--------------2---------------------------------------|
   D--4--4--4--4--2---4------4--4--4--4--2--2-------------|
   A--4--4--4--4------4------4--4--4--4--2--2-------------|
   E--2--2--2--2------2------2--2--2--2--0--0-------------|

   (continue verse riff)
   Who? Wrong connection
   This is...
   B5
   I am a moralist
   an anti-militarist
   I am against duels
   I cannot stand seeing a fly in rage 
   I cannot look at a uniform or blood
    C#5
   That woman has seduced me
   And now I am done for(2x)

  (continue verse riff)
   Darling where shall I
   hide you in a hurry(2x)

   (chorus)

   (continue chorus riff)
   I am coming
   Directly from the trenches
   And look forward 
   To a solemn luncheon

   (continue verse riff)
   Oh my nerves!
   I'm losing my mind(2x)
     B5
   This damned telephone
   Spoils my favorite position
     C#5
   And now I can start
   Writing poetry again

   (End on vocal ad lib. Experiment and have fun with the outro. That's all
the femmes are doing, really. It just sounds like Gordon is making agreeable
noise with the guitar by moving his fingers all over the fretboard while
speed-picking(mostly around the nineteenth fret).Experiment and then end).

  These are the chords mentioned above:
     B5       C#5
   E--------------------|
   B--------------------|
   G---4----------6-----|
   D---4----------6-----|
   A---2----------4-----|
   E--------------------|

   symbols used in transcription:
   h = hammer-on
   p = pull-off
   b = bend 1/2 step
   r = release
   || = joins two simultaneous guitar parts

   Again, send comments, questions, corrections and additions to
meunier.1@osu.edu  Have fun!
  



            
            
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