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The Convalescent guitar tab

Band: Manic Street Preachers
Album: Know Your Enemy
Song: The Convalescent
Year: 2001
Versions: 2


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The Convalescent
(Wire/Bradfield/Moore)

Transcribed by Daniel Bamsey (drbams@yahoo.com)

standard tuning (eadgbe)

Chords:

 Em Esus2 D      Am   Asus2
-7----7------2---5-0---5-0-----------
-8----7---7--3---5-1---5-0-----------
-9----9---7--2---5-2---5-2-----------
-9----9---7--0---7-2---9-2-----------
-7----7---5------7-0---7-0-----------
-----------------5-----5-------------

 F   E    Am7 D7  F   G   G#  C   C7
----------0---2---1-------4---0---0---
-10--9----1---1---1-------4---1---1---
-10--9----0---2---2---4---8---0---3---
-10--9----2---0---3---5---6---2---2---
-8---7----0-------3---5---6---3---3---
------------------1---3---4-----------

INTRO: Em       RIFF A x2

 Em
---------------------------------||
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---------------------------------|| x2
-/7-7-7---5-7--------------------||
--------8-----8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7---||
 Am
---------------------------------||
---------------------------------||
---------------------------------||
-/7-7-7---5-7---/8-8-8-8-8-8-8---||x2
--------8-----8------------------||
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Verse:

 Em       Esus2           Em       Esus2      D
---7--7---7-7-----7-7---|---7--7---7-7-----7----
---8--8---7-7-----7-7---|---8--8---7-7-----7--7-
---9--9---9-9-----9-9---|---9--9---9-9-----9--7-
-9-9--9---9-9--9--9-9---|-9-9--9---9-9--9--9--7-
-7-------------7--------|-7-------------7-------
------------------------|-----------------------

 Am       Asus2           Am       Asus2
---0--0---0-0-----0-0---|---0--0---0-0-----0-0-
---1--1---0-0-----0-0---|---1--1---0-0-----0-0-
---2--2---2-2-----2-2---|---2--2---2-2-----2-2-
-2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2---|-2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2-
-0-------------0--------|-0-0-----------0------
------------------------|----------------------

repeat verse x2

Pre-chorus: F            E            Am7
D7  x2

            F            E            Am (let ring)

            D (let ring)   RIFF B


RIFF B (Bass arr for guitar)
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-5-4-2--0-2-4--
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Chorus: C            C7            Am            F

        F      G     G#            C             C7

        Am                         D(with RIFF C x2)

RIFF C

 D l.r
-2-------10-(10)--10-10-10-10-||
-3-------10-(10)--10-10-10-10-||
-2-------12bu14---------------||
-0----------------------------||
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in 3rd verse play RIFF D over chords

RIFF D

-------------------------||   ---------------------||
-/12-10------------------||   ---------------------||
--------12-11-9/7-7/9--9-||x2 -7/9-/11-11/12-12/14-||
-------------------------||   ---------------------||
-------------------------||   ---------------------||
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x2

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-/12~~~~---12/15--12~~~~~~-||
-12-10----------------||
---------------------------||x2-------12-11-9/7-7/9-9||
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x2

----------
-5-(5)-\--
-7bu9--\--
----------
----------
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Outro: Em            D            C            Am

with crescendo of the following riffs over above
chords

(in E minor: E F# G A B C D E) just ad lib it sounds
just as good

RIFF E
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-11--11--11-11-11-11-11-11-9/11/12-11\9---||
-x---x---x--x--x--x--x--x--x-x--x--x--x---|| x4
-9---9---9--9--9--9--9--9--7/9-/10-9-\7---||
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-4-4-4---2-2-2--0-0-0------------||
-----------------------4-4--2--4-|| x2
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-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-|| x2
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RIFF F
        l.r          l.r
--------------------------||
-12-(12)-----12-(12)------||
-14bu16------14bu16-------||
--------------------------|| x4
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          hold and repick
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-8---(8)-(8--8--8--8-)-----||
-10bu12--(12-12-12-12)-----|| x2
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                 hold and repick
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-7--(7)---5-(5)-(5--5--5--5-)---||
-9bu11----7bu9--(9--9--9--9-)---|| x2
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RIFF G
                         Am  l.r
------------------||     -0------
-7--(7)-----------||     -1------
-9bu11------------|| x12 -2------
-----------2bu4---||     -2------
------------------||     -0------
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End on Em

("Scream until the war is over")


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The Convalesent  - Tabbed by Dezfriel

Em-x79977 
Am-577555 
F-133xx 
A-577655 
A#-68866 
D-x57755 
C-x355x 
G#-466xx 

intro/verse-- Em Am 

Bridge/Chrous-F G# A Dx3 A D, C A# A D, G# C A#,A D A D 

outro- Em D,Am D 
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov