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Royal Correspondent guitar tab

Band: Manic Street Preachers
Album: Know Your Enemy
Song: Royal Correspondent
Year: 2001
Versions: 3


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ROYAL CORRESPONDENT
Transcribed by Fung Mak fung.mak@strath.ac.uk

Chords Used:
G#m: 466444
B: 799877
Bsus4: 799977 
E: X79997
Emaj7: X79897
Eb: X68886
Ebsus4: X68896
C#m: X46654
A: X02220


Electric Guitar
E5: 22XXXX
E5(1): XX799X
Eb5(1): XX688X
Eb5: 11XXXX
D5(1): X5XXXX
D5: 1XXXXX (i know this is not a chord but i can't write out single notes in ASCII as chords)


Electric drop D tuning
Acoustic normal tuning


[INTRO] 
   (slash)
e||-------7------7--------------7-----|
B||----9----9------9----------9---9---|
G||---8-------8------8---6h8--------8-|
D||--9-----------------8--------------|
A||-7------------------6--------------|
E||-----------------------------------|


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


e||----------------------------------------|
B||----------------------------------------|
G||----------------------------------------|
D||----------------------------------------|
A||----------------------------------------|
D||-6--6-6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-------6-|


[VERSE 1]
G#m                          B     Bsus4 B
You've been this way since school
                           G||-5-h7--5-h7-
Emaj7                 C#m  D||-5-h7--5-h7-
Dysfunctional, translucent
G#m               B     Bsus4 B
Royalty on your wall
Emaj7               Eb  
So desperately mundane


[PRE-CHORUS]
B5        E5                  B5
They're inbred baby just like you
          E5        B5                  A5
But you'd love the chance to eat their food
                           Ebsus4 Eb
Even though it has been chewed


e||-----------11-|---------11-|
B||---------11---|-------11---|
G||------13------|-----12-----|
D||---13---------|---13-------|
A||-13-----------|-13---------|
D||--------------|------------|


[CHORUS] (electric at top, acoustic at bottom, together with intro)
E5
E
Royal correspondent
          Eb5  D5 Eb5
          Eb 
Sad and lonely
E5
E
Royal correspondent
          Eb5  D5 Eb5
          Eb 
Kills her daily


e||------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------|
G||------------------------------------|
D||------------------------------------|
A||------------------------------------|
D||-6--6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-1-0-1-|


e||-----------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------------------------|
D||-----------------------------------------|
A||-----------------------------------------|
D||-6--6-8-9-8-6-4-1-8-6-8-6-8-6-5--------6-|


[VERSE 2] (same as verse 1)
Dream of the Daily Mail
It is the Holy Grail
And then the BBC
Your life would be complete


[PRE-CHORUS] (same as first pre-chorus)
Build a fountain, wash away the poor
Just as long as your motives are pure
Hold on tight or you just might lose her


REPEAT CHORUS


[MIDDLE]
e||--------------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------11-------------------|
D||-9-9-9/11/13-11-9--9-9----9--9-9-11-13-11-9-|
A||--------------------------------------------|
D||-9-9-9/11/13-11-9--9-9----9--9-9-11-13-11-9-|


e||---------------------------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------------------------|
G||---------------9-8-6--6-6-6------------------------|
D||-9-9-9\7-7-7-7--------------5-5-5-5-4--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
A||---------------7-6-4--4-4-4------------------------|
E||-9-9-9\7-7-7-7--------------5-5-5-5-4--1-1-1-1-1-1-|



[CHORUS]


Riff 1
e||--------------|
B||--------------|
G||-8--8-8-8\6-4-|
D||--------------|
A||-6--6-6-6\4-2-|
D||--------------|


E5(1)
E
Royal correspondent
                Eb5(1)  D5(1) Eb5(1) Riff 1
                Eb 
Smarter than the rest
E5
E
Royal correspondent
          Eb5         D5 Eb5 Riff 1
          Eb 
Smarter than the rest


E5(1)
E
Royal correspondent
                Eb5(1)  D5(1) Eb5(1) Riff 1
                Eb 
Smarter than the rest
E5
E
Royal correspondent
          Eb5         D5 Eb5 
          Eb 
Smarter than the rest


Smarter than the rest 


e||----------------------------------------|
B||----------------------------------------|
G||----------------------------------------|
D||----------------------------------------|
A||----------------------------------------|
D||-6--6-6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-------6-|


e||----------------------------------------|
B||----------------------------------------|
G||----------------------------------------|
D||----------------------------------------|
A||----------------------------------------|
D||-6--6-6-8-9-8-6-4-1--8--6-8-6-5-------6-|


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ROYAL CORRESPONDANT
(Bradfield/Moore/Wire)

Transcribed by Daniel Bamsey (drbams@yahoo.com)

Tune down 1/2 step (D# G# C# F# A# D#)

NB: Use distortion with flanger for lead parts

Chords:

 Emaj7 D#sus4  E    G#m  B  Bsus4  Emaj7(*)
-8---------------0---0-------------0----|
-10----10-0----9-0---1---5--6------1----|
-9-----9--2----9-1---2---5--5------2----|
-10----9--2----9-2---2---5--5------3----|
-8-----7--2----7-2---0---3--3------3----|
----------0------0-----------------1----|
                              (use thumb)
 C#m  B5   E5   A5
--------------------|
-6------------------|
-7----5---------3---|
-7----5----3----3---|
-5----3----3----1---|
-----------1--------|


Intro: RIFF A         RIFF B

RIFF A

 Emaj7
 rake---
-------8---8------8-------------------8--------|
-----10------10-----10-------------10---10-----|
----9-----------9------9------7ho9----------9--|
--10-------------------------------------------|
-8--------------------------------------------8|
--------------------------1--------------------|

 D#sus4             D#
--------------------------------------|
---10------10-------9------9----------|
------9-------9-------9------9--------|
----------------9--------------9------|
-7------7---------------7---------7---|
------------------------------------0-|

RIFF B

 Emaj7                  D#sus4  D#
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
-5---5-7-8--7-5-3--0-|---7--5/7-5-4----|


Verse: G#m                B     Bsus4     B

       Emaj7(*)           C#m (with RIFF C)

       G#m                B     Bsus4     B

       Emaj7(*)           D#


RIFF C
C#m
--------------------|
--------------------|
------5/7----x-5/7--|
------5/7----x-5/7--|
--------------------|
--------------------|

Pre-Chorus: B5        E5       B5      E5     A5

            D#sus4    D# (with Riff D)


RIFF D
 D#sus4       D#
----------0-----------12-----|
----------10---------9-------|
--------9-9------9--9--------|
---9--9--------9-------------| or similar
-7---------------------------|
-----------------------------|

i know this is slightly wrong but it sounds ok.


Chorus: Emaj7          D#sus4     D#    x2
        (with Riff A)


Before 2nd Verse play this:

RIFF E

 Emaj7                  D#sus4  D#
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
-5---5-7-8--7-5-3--0-|---7--5/7-5-4----|


 Emaj7                  D#sus4  D#
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
-5---5-7-8--7-5-3--0-|---7-5-7-5-7-5-4-|

--------------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|
-/5-----------------|

Solo:

 B5           E5
------------------------------8-8--|
------------------------------8-8--|
-----------------------------------|
-101010-10/12/14\12--1010-1010-----|
-x-x-x--x--x--x--x---x-x--x-x------|
-8-8-8--8-/10/12\10--8-8--8-8------|

 B5              E5
----------------------------8-8----|
----------------------------8-8----|
-----------------------------------|
-101010-10/12-12/14-\12--10--------|
-x-x-x--x--x--x--x---x---x---------|
-8-8-8--8-/10-10/12-\10--8---------|

 A5
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-10\8-8-8-8-8---15-14-12-10--------|
-x--x-x-x-x-x---x--x--x--x---------|
-8-\6-6-6-6-6--/13-12-10-8---------|

 D#sus4          D#
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-10/7-7-7-7-7----------------------|
-x--x-x-x-x-x----2--2-2-2-2-2-2----|
-8-/5-5-5-5-5----0--0-0-0-0-0-0----|

Final Chorus: Emaj7          D#sus4     D#

             (with riffs F and G)


RIFF F
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-9-9-9--9-9-9--7-5\4---------------|
-x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x---------------|
-7-7-7--7-7-7--5-3\2---------------|
-----------------------------------|


RIFF G
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-2--4-5-4--2-----------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|

Outro: RIFF B x2

End on Emaj7

("So desperately Mundane")


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Royal Correspondant - Tabbed by Dezfriel

E x7999x 
D# x688xx 
B 799xxx 
G# 466xxx 
A 577xxx 

Intro- Pick E and D# 

Verse- G# B E D# 

Bridge- B Ex2 A D# 

Chrous- E D# 

Fill-G# D# 


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