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Manic Street Preachers tabs

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Riff A
 P.M.
   Amaj7(no 3rd)
G-|-----------|---------------|-----------|-----------------|
D-|-6---------|-6-------------|-6---------|-6---------------|
A-|---0--0--0-|---0-0--0-0--0-|---0--0--0-|---0--0----------|
E-|-----------|---------------|-----------|---------5-6-7-0-|

Riff B
  This riff is played using triplets
    A6 A5     A6 A5     A6   A5     A6 A5     A6 A5
G-|------------------------|---------------------------|
D-|-16-14-14--16-14-14--16-|-14-14--16-14-14--16-14-14-|
A-|-12-12-12--12-12-12--12-|-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-12-|
E-|------------------------|---------------------------|

Riff D
    G5 F#5 E5   D5 C#5 B5   B5
B-|------------|----------|-----------------|-----------------|-
G-|-12--11--9--|-7--6--4--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-
D-|-12--11--9--|-7--6--4--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-
A-|-10---9--7--|-5--4--2--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-
E-|------------|----------|-----------------|-----------------|-
   E5
B-|-----------------|-----------------|
G-|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

Fill 1
   Amaj7(no 3rd)
e-|-16----|-16----|-16----|-16-------------|
B-|-------|-------|-------|----------------|
G-|----14-|----14-|----14-|----14-16-16----|
D-|-------|-------|-------|-------------14-|

Fill 2
   D                     G#5 F#5 E5 G#5 F#5 E5     
e-|-------------|--------|---------|----------|
B-|-5-ho-7~~~~~-|-(7)----|-9--7--5-|-9--7---5-|
G-|-------------|--------|---------|----------|

Fill 3
   D                       E
e-|-------------|---------|--------|--------|
B-|-5-ho-7~~~~~-|-(7)-----|-/9-----|-(9)----|
G-|-------------|---------|--------|--------|

Fill 4
  This fill is played using triplets
    G5     F#5    E5      D5     C#5    B5      B5 
e-|---------------------|---------------------|--------|
B-|-8-8-8--7-7-7--5-5-5-|-3-3-3--2-2-2--0-0-0-|-0------|
G-|---------------------|---------------------|--------|

Fill 5
   B5              E5
e-|---------------|--------|--------12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12\-|
B-|------/3-3-2-3-|--------|--------12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12\-|
G-|---------------|--------|--------12--------------12----12-----|
D-|---------------|-2------|-------------------------------------|

Arrangement

Intro
 The chords shown are played by guitar 2

 (Spoken intro approx. 10 secs)

(fill 1)
 |A5   |A5    |A5    |A5    |

 Riff A x2

Verse 1
 The chords shown are played by guitar 2
(riff A)
 A5
 I am an architect, they call me a butcher
(riff A)
 A5
 I am an pioneer, they call me primitive
(riff A)
 A5
 I am purity, they call me perverted
(riff A)
 A5
 Holding you but I only miss these things when they leave


Pre-Chorus
 The chords shown are played by guitar 2
(fill 2)
 D                                        G#5  F#5     E5       G#5 F#5 E5                
 I am an idiot drug hive, the virgin, the tattered and the torn
(fill 2)
 D                                                G#5  F#5  E5   G#5 F#5 E5
 Life is for the cold made warm and they are just lizards
(fill 2)
 D                                         G#5   F#5   E5     G#5 F#5 E5
 Self-digust is self-obsession honey and I do as I please
(fill 3)
 D                        E   
 A morality obedient only to be cleansed repented


Chorus
  The chords shown and riff D are played by guitar 2
(riff C)            (riff C)
 A5
 I am stronger than Mensa
            (riff D)
           (w/fill 4)
 Miller and Mailer I spat out Plath and Pinter
(riff C)                  (riff C)
 A5
 I am all the things that you regret
              (riff D)
             (w/fill 4)                             (fill 5)
 A truth that washes and that learnt how to spell


Interlude
  Riff A is played by guitar 2

 Riff A (w/fill 1)

Verse 2: Repeat Verse 1

Pre-Chorus: Repeat Pre-Chorus

Chorus: Repeat Chorus

Solo
  The chords under the solo are played by guitar 2
 |A5    |A5    |A5    |A5    |

Outro

(riff A)
 A5
 So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything
(riff A)
 A5
 So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything
(riff A)
 A5
 So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything
(riff A)
 A5
 So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything

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**VERSE** 

The intro is something like :

e---------17--17--17--17------
b-----------------------------
g-----------13--13--13--------

The chorus is a continuous riff. Try this :
 
      E      e
A = x0222x (play open but play all strings with index finger)

Followed by 

 ? =  x06xxx

The timing isn't difficult to work out, although the song begins with the string on the 
6th fret (ensure that  you play the A string open with this).
At the end of each lyric line, either bend the strings in the A chord as hard as you can (!)
or move the shape up to fret 3, then 4 in quick succession.




**BRIDGE**

       E    e
D    = x577xx      (or open)
G#5  = 466xxx
F#5  = 244xxx
E    = x799xx      (or open)
E5   = 022xxx


D
  I am idiot drug hive, the virgin.....etc

     G#5       F#5       E5     G#5  F#5  E5
.....tattered and the torn


D                                                                          E
I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else


The F#/G#/E part can be also played repetedly on single strings as 
opposed to powerchords (I don't know which it actually is) :
     
G# = g string fret 1
F# = d : 4
E =  d : 2


**CHORUS**

Is a version of A, played in the following phrase, with the strings held 
permentantly on fret 9 and 10 and hammering on/off on 11 with 3rd and little
fingers. Listen to the record for the rythmn :


E---x----x----x
A---0----0----0
D---11---9----9
G---11---9----9
B---10---10---10
e---x----x----x 

(repeat to rythmn)


(see above)                           G#5    F#5         E5   D5    C#5         B           E
I am stronger than Mensa,  Miller and Mail  - er     I   spat out   Plath  and  Pinter

G#5=  x/11/13/13/x/x
F#5=  x/9/11/11/x/x
E5=    x799xx
D5=   x577xx
C#5=  x466xx
B=    x244xx

The run of 5 chords might be played on just the one string - it isn't clear - but the B on
"AND..." is definitely right as is the E (the above is how I play it, moving quickly along the 
chords whilst strumming and it sounds cool, so.... :)

ending with

Em11 = x/x/x12/12/12 in 3 rapid bursts after the chorus
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