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The Knife

The Knife Guitar Tabs

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The Knife Guitar Tabs – Genesis

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Copyright 1970 Stratsong Ltd (Carlin)
Written by Genesis

Intro
|-------------------------------\\\-------------------------|
|-------------------------------\\\-4----4------4444444444--|
|--3--/4--------4--/6-------8---\\\-5----5------5555555555--|
|--4--/6--------6--/8------10-------5----5------5555555555--|
|--4--/6--------6--/8------10-------3----3------3333333333--|
|--2--/4--------4--/6-------8-------------------------------|

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------| eight
|--------------------6p4---| times
|-----------------------6--|
|--4---4-4---4-4---4-------|
Tell me my life is about to begin
   Tell me that I am a hero,
Promise me all of your violent dreams
   I guarantee all you will need them

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------| four
|--------------------8p6---| times
|-----------------------8--|
|--6---6-6---6-6---6-------|
Now, in this ugly world
   are you ready to fight for your freedom?
Now, when I give the word
   get ready to destroy all this evil.
                    _______ _______
                    | 1-3   | 4
|---------------------------|-------|
|---------------------------|---8\--|
|.-*-----*-----*-----*-----.|---9\--|
|.------------------10p8---.|--10\--|
|-----------------------10--|--10\--|
|--8---8-8---8-8---8--------|-------|
Now -

Stand up and fight, for you know we are right
   We must strike at the lies
   That have spread like disease through our minds.

                     ____ ____
                     |1-3 |4
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|.-----------------------.|------------------------| repeat
|.---10-8-10-------------.|----10-8----------------| twice
|--------------10-8-10----|---------11-10-8--------|
|--8---------8------------|--8--------------11-10--|
Soon we'll have won and we'll treasure this worth
   With our winnings and kindness
   To all who our love now deserve

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------5---5---5-----------------------|
|--5---5---5--3---3---3--1---1---1--6---6---6--5-----5-----5-----5--|
|--6---6---6--4---4---4--2---2---2--6---6---6--6-----6-----6-----6--|
|--6---6---6--4---4---4--2---2---2--4---4---4--6-----6-----6-----6--|
|--4---4---4--2---2---2--0---0---0-------------4-----4-----4-----4--|
Some of you are going to die -
   Martyrs of course to the freedom that I will provide.

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------| four
|--------------------6p4------4h5h6-------4h5h6--| times
|-----------------------6-----------4h5h6--------|
|--4---4-4---4-4---4-----4--4--------------------|
I'll give you the names of those you must kill
   Then have all burned and quickly
Cover them up in Trafalgar Square
   Hurry to see, you'll see them dead

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------8p6------6h7h8-------6h7h8--| twice
|-----------------------8-----------6h7h8--------|
|--6---6-6---6-6---6-----6--6--------------------|
In this ugly world,
   ready to fight for your freedom
Now, when I give a word
   hang 'em on high, let the blood flow

                    _______ _______
                    | 1-3   | 4
|---------------------------|-------|
|---------------------------|---8\--|
|.-*-----*-----*-----*-----.|---9\--|
|.------------------10p8---.|--10\--|
|-----------------------10--|--10\--|
|--8---8-8---8-8---8--------|-------|
Now -


Stand up and fight, for you know we are right
   We must strike at the lies
   That have spread like disease through our minds.

                     ____ ____
                     |1-3 |4
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|.-----------------------.|------------------------| repeat
|.---10-8-10-------------.|----10-8----------------| twice
|--------------10-8-10----|---------11-10-8--------|
|--8---------8------------|--8--------------11-10--|
Soon we'll have won and we'll treasure this worth
   With our winnings and kindness
   To all who our love now deserve

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------5---5---5-----------------------|
|--5---5---5--3---3---3--1---1---1--6---6---6--5-----5-----5-----5--|
|--6---6---6--4---4---4--2---2---2--6---6---6--6-----6-----6-----6--|
|--6---6---6--4---4---4--2---2---2--4---4---4--6-----6-----6-----6--|
|--4---4---4--2---2---2--0---0---0-------------4-----4-----4-----4--|
Some of you are going to die -
   Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide.

(2:31)
|-------------------------------------4------------|
|-------------------------------6-6/7---7\6-4------|
|--5~-/6~-/8~-(10~)-8~-6~---5/6---------------5/6--|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------13-----------|
|------------------------------11(13)----(13)-11~--|
|--5~-/6~-/8~-(10~-11-10\)-------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------10(11-)10-------------------------------|
|-----------T----------T----------9-----------11(13)-11---------------------|
|-8/10-8h10-13-10p8h10-13-10p8h10-----------------------10(12-)10-----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------12(14)-12-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--12p8-13p8-12p8------12p8-13p8-12p8------12p8-13p8-12p8-13p8-12p8-13p8-12~\|
|-8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----8----|
|-----------------9h10----------------9h10-----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(3:04)
|----------------3----3-4--3-4-6--4-3-4--3---3--------------------|
|--4--3-4-6--4-6----6----------------------6----6-4-6--4h6p4p3-4--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------3----3-4--3-4-6--4-6-8--6-8-10--8-10-11--10-11-12~~~--|
|--3-4-6--4-6----6--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(3:37)
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--13~--(14)13~---14~--(16)r\9--9~----------------|
|------------------------------------11~(13~)r11--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|---------------(16)14(16)14(16)--(16)14(16)--|
|--12~--12\11---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

(4:20)
|--11\\\\----//\\\\\/////--|
|--------------------------|
|--Some-slide--------------|
|--&-echo-effect-----------|
|--often-used-on-----------|
|--Genesis-Live------------|

(4:41)
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|----6~--(9)8-----------------6~------------------|
|--6----------9-11----------6------4-6------------|
|------------------11~----9------------4~---2-4~--|

(4:59)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--6~------------------6----------6-6---------6-6------------6-6----------|
|--6~--------6-6---------6-6----------6-6---------6-6---6--------6-6---6--|
|--4~----------4~----------4~-----------4~------------4-4~-----------4-4--|
   We are only wanting freedom.
      We are only wanting freedom.
         We are only wanting freedom.
            We are only wanting freedom.
               We are only wanting freedom.
                  We are only wanting freedom.

|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------8-8-8-6---(8)6-\\6-\\6--|
|--//6---5(6)---------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

Solo: (that sounds a lot like Jimmy Page)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------12-14(16)-|
|------------------------------------------------------------11h13----------|
|--------------------------------8-7--9-8--11-9--13-11--11h13---------------|
|-----------6----7-6--9-8--11-9---------------------------------------------|
|-7-6--9-7----9-------------------------------------------------------------|

|--14(16)14---------14---------------------------------------------|
|----------14-14(16---)14-------------------------bass-&-guitar:---|
|-------------------------13-11h13-11h13---------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------9\---------------6-6--|
|-----------------------------------------11---------4-6-4---------|
|------------------------------------------------6-7-------7---4---|

|-----------------------------------------16\----------|
|----------------------------------------------15(16)--|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------6-6\-------------------6-6\----------|
|------4-6-4------------------4-6-4--------------------|
|--6-7-------7-6---4------6-7-------7-6---4------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---bass-&-guitar:---------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------1------------|
|-----1----1-1-1--------------1---1-4-2-1----------1------4-2-1------|
|-----------------4-2-1-------------------4-2-1-----------------4-2--|
|--4----4----------------2-4----4---------------4----4---------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------4~--/4-7-5-4-----------|
|------------4-3-1-------4~--3h4-6~--4h6--------------6-4-3tr4--|
|-----1----1-------4-2-1----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|--4----4-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------4----------------------------------------6-5--|
|-------------4----4-6~---6---7-6-4---------------------------6p4--4------|
|--4-6-7--6-7----7------------------7-7p6p4-7p6p4-9p7p6-9p7p6----7--------|

|--------------------------6-4-------------------------|
|--0-4p2p0h2-4------2-4p2p0---4p0---0-2p0-2--2(4)2p0---|
|----------------3h4--------------3-----------------1--|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------000----2-4p2p0-----------------------------------|
|----------222-0-444-2-----4h5-------4--------9(11)9-11(12)-9-14(16)-9--|
|--1-444-3-----------------------------6-6(8)---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--14(16)------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|---------11-12-13---------------------------------|
|------------------11-12-13----11-13---------------|
|---------------------------14----------11-14-11~--|
|------------------------------------14------------|

|----------T-----------T-----------T-----------T-------------------------|
|--5p4h5h7-9-7p5p4h5h7-9-7p5p4h5h7-9-7p5p4h5h7-9-7p5p4h5p4p2h4p2p0h2p0---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------3--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                       T
|--------------------------------------6-------------------------------------|
|--------T-----------T-----------T--------T----------------------------------|
|--3h4h6-8-6p4p3h4h6-8-6p4p3h4h6-8-6p4----8-6p4h6-5-6-6(7.5)r----------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------4-5-6-----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------4-5-6-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------4~--|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------6-8-9-8/16----14-18p14-------------------|
|------------------6-8-9-------------17--------17-13-16-18p16p13--|
|------------6-7-9------------------------------------------------|
|--6h7h9-7-9------------------------------------------------------|

                                T        T        T        T
|-------------------------------16-14p11-16-14p11-16-14p11-16-14p11--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------T--------------------------------------------------------|
|--13h14h16-18-16p14p13----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------11/16----------------------------------------|


|--T--------T--------T--------T----------------------------------|
|--16-14p12-16-14p12-16-14p12-16-14p12-14-16-16-14-16--14-16~\4--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----unsteady-bending-while----------------------|
|-----striking-many-times------------------------|
|--7(8.5-8-7-8-8.5-8-7-8-8.5-8-7-8~)\------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------6-4h5h6-6~--|
|------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------11--13p11-------------------------------|
|--11(13)-9-11---9--13--13-----13-11(13)--11p9-11p9-11p9------|
|--------------11---------------------------------------11~/--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

         T       T      T      T      T      T     T
|--12p11-18-11\9-16-9\7-14-7\6-12-6\4-11-4\2-9-2p0-7-----T------T-------|
|----------------------------------------------------5\4-11-4\2-9-2tr0--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------6--6-9-7-6--------------------|
|--7--6-7-9--7-9------------9-7-7-6-4-6-4~~-~--|

(7:41)
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|----------6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--|
|----1-2-4-6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--|
|--4-------4-4444-4444-444-4-4-4--4-4444-4444-444-4-4-4--|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|--6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--|
|--6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--6-6666-6666-666-6-6-6--|
|--4-4444-4444-444-4-4-4--4-4444-4444-444-4-4-4--|

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------| four
|-----6p4----6p4----6p4---------| times
|--------6------6------6-4-5-6--|
|--4------4------4--------------|

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------| twice
|-----8p6----8p6----8p6--6-7-8--|
|--------8------8------8--------|
|--6------6------6--------------|

|--------------with---------------------------------------------------/\\\\--|
|-------------whammy--------------------------------------------------/\\\\--|
|---------------bar---\\///-----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-/\\\\--|
|--10~--9/10~--10~~---\//\\//--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-/\\\\--|
|--10~--9/10~--10~~---/\//\----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-/\\\\--|
|---8~--7/-8~---8~~---//\/\-----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-/\\\\--|

C            C  Bb  Ab  Ab 
WE HAVE WON

Ab       Ab      Gb  Gb     Gb Gb Gb Gb
Some of you are going to die,
E                             Dbm                  Ab
   Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide.

|---/\/\//--------------------------------------------|
|---\\\\-------------------------ritardando-----------|
|---///\/---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--\\//\----6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|
|-----------6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|
|-----------4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|

7~     hold (longer than other notes)
7h9    hammer-on
9p7    pull-off
7(9)   bend
(9)7   release
(9)r   release
7/9    slide up
9\7    slide down
<7>    natural harmonics
7tr9   trill
9T7    right-hand tap





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