Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung

Guitar tab

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                 Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung - The Flaming Lips
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Tabbed by: Sean Dufty
Email: seandufty@hotmail.com
(Tab uploaded by Adam D to the Flaming Lips Hub wiki, http://flaminglips.wikidot.com)

Tuning: EADGBe (Standard)

Chords used:    D:     xx0232
        Am:    x02210
        Bb:    x1333x
        Fmaj7: 133210
        Asus4: x0223x
        A:     x02220
        Dm:    xx0231
        Dsus4: xx0233

(main chord pattern goes through once at beginning)

D                                   Am
Running to the station holding hands
Bb                             Fmaj7
Now the volcano is flowing red
Asus4                      A          Dm       Dsus4
Something there will change us into sand

(repeat chord pattern)

D                                Am
Now we'll be forever holding hands
Bb                               Fmaj7
Lava and tephra will form our bed
Asus4         A                    Dm
Now the royal flames of Pompeii bless,
              Fmaj7
All our senses
              Bb
All our senses
              Asus4     A
All our senses

(repeat main chord pattern)

Guitar melody in outro:

e|--10--------10----10--------10-----8--------8----8-------8-----------------|
B|-----7-10-7----------7-10-7------------10-----------10---------------------|
G|-------------------------------------9----9-------9----9-------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--10----------10---10----------10----8--------8----8--------8--------------|
B|--------10---------------10--------------10------------10------------------|
G|-----10----10---------10----10---------9----9--------9----9----------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--10--------10----9--------9------5------5-----5---------------------------|
B|-------10-------------10------------6------6-----6-------------------------|
G|-----9----9---------9----9------------7------7-----7-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bass tab

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Artist: Flaming Lips
Album: At War With The Mystics
Track: Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung (Bass tab)
Tabbed by: Adam D (adam (dot) dullenty (at) google's famous email service (dot) com)

(Tab uploaded to the Flaming Lips Hub wiki, http://flaminglips.wikidot.com)
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Alright guys, I'm a guitar and synth player mostly but do enjoy a good bass
riff every now and again. This is one of my favourite songs of all time and
I've been dying to find a bass tab for ages now. Finally gave up waiting,
borrowed a friend's bass and tried to figure it out myself. It's a tricky
one to figure out, it seems that there's been some delay effect used causing
some of the notes to merge together or there's been some overdubbing going
on in the studio - either way it is tricky in places to tell what is
happening.

Here's my attempt, please bear in mind if it's buggy that I'm not a native
bass player, but feel free to suggest corrections :)
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(intro)

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|5--------------0|h5-------------5|/12-------------|--10h12-0-------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----7-----------|
A|1---------------|12h13/1--------1|-8--------------|-10---8-----10-7|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|12-12-/0-0------|/12-12-/0-0-----|/12-------------|12--------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

(notes from now on are mostly repeatedly plucked til the next note - I've
only noted the first one in each for simplicity, but if you listen to the
song to get the rhythm, it'll make sense)

(VERSE ONE)

Running to the    station holding   hands
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|5---------------|5-----------9-10|12------------10|12--------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Now the volca------no is flowing    red
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|13--------------|1---------------|-8--------10-8-7|8-----------10-7|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|        

Something there will change us into sand
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|12------------10|12--------------|5---------------|5(let ring)-----|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

(instrumental one)
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|12--------------|12---------10-12|---------10-----|---------10-10--|
A|----------------|----------------|12---------12-10|12---------12-12|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|---------10-----|------12-10-----|----------------|----------------|
A|13---------13-12|13---------13-12|8--------10-8-7-|8----------10-7-|     
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|12--------------|0-------/12-----|5---------------|5---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

(VERSE TWO)

Now we'll be for---ever holding     hands
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|12--------------|----------------|---------10-----|---------10-10--|
A|----------------|5-----------9-10|12---------12-10|12---------12-12|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Lava and       tephra will form our bed
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------10------|------12-10-----|----------------|----------------|
A|13--------13-12-|13---------13-12|8--------10-8-7-|8------10p7h10p7|     
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--- not sure about the 7, could be 8

Now the royal      flames of Pompeii bless, All our senses    All our
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|12--------------|12-------------0|/5------------12|8---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

senses,   All our senses
G|----------------|----------------|
D|---------10-----|----------------|
A|13---------13-10|12-------------0|
E|----------------|----------------|

(instrumental two)

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|/5--------------|5----------9-10-|12------------10|h12--------10-12|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|1(?)------------|1(?)------------|8---------10-8-7|8------10p7h10p7|   
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--- not sure about the 1 or 7 here, could all be 8

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|12--------------|12--------------|/5--------------|5---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

(outro with guitar)

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|12--------------|12---------10-12|----------------|---------10-10--|
A|----------------|----------------|12--------------|12---------12-12|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|---------10-----|-------12-10----|----------------|----------------|
A|13---------13-12|h13--------13-12|8---------10-8-7|8----------10-7-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|12--------------|12--------------|/5------5-------|5---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

phew!

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