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White Mountain

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White Mountain Guitar Tabs – Genesis

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Copyright: 1970 Yellow Dog Music
Music & lyrics by Genesis


What I have transcribed is not the original album version, but instead what 
was played live (spectacularly) on the A Trick Of the Tail tour.
Some portions of the song were shortened from the original, but all the 
song segments are still present.

The orchestration was as follows:

Steve Hackett: Lead rhythm guitar
Mike Rutherford: 12-String and bass pedals
Phil Collins: Vocals, whistling, tambourine
Tony Banks: mellotron, organ, Arp pro soloist(for flute parts)
Bill Bruford: Drums, percussion, Gong.

For portions of the song, Steve and Mike play very different parts.
But occasionally, their parts are quite similar.  In these instances, 
I have transcribed one guitar for these sections.

Equipment/technique

Well, I actually know what was toted along for the ATOTT tour, and this
song is pretty straightforward.  Hackett is playing his Les Paul Gold
Top through a MXR Phase 90. Rutherford is playing his doubleneck, though
only the 12-string.  (Banks covered the only bass part played live.) That's
it.  No effects clicked on or off, no instrument changes. 

Rutherford utilised a playing technique to achieve a pizzicato string effect to 
his tremolo picking on this song and other early Genesis songs. (The Musical Box 
comes to mind.) I am uncertain about the exact execution, but here are three
different ways that all yield similar results:

1. "Bow" the strings with the pick angled, with rapid wrist movements. (This creates
surface noise on electric guitars, but works great with acoustics.)

2. Rapidly strum the strings with your middle and index fingers, alternating each.
 I have been told that's what Rutherford did, and Hackett does this in the closing 
 seconds of "Los Endos" on "The Tokyo Tapes".

3. Just Tremolo strum! (It's a bit noisy though....)

I'll note where this technique is used.  

Softly, and fade up                   (Repeat with mellotron strings)
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
G|-7////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
(Tremolo Strum Throughout)


Hackett (With phaser)
e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|---------6----------6----------------------6--------------------|
G|-----7--------7---------7-------------7---------7---------------|
D|-0-------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------8------------|
B|---------6----------6----------------------6--------------------|
G|-----7--------7---------7-------------7---------7---------------|
D|-0-------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|-8-------6----------6------------8---------6--------------------|
G|--------------7---------7-----------------------7---------------|
D|-----8--------------------------------8-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|12/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------3----2-------------------3---0---2---------------|
G|-------2-------2----2-------------------2---2---2---------------|
D|----2---------------2--------------2----2---2---2---------------|
A|-0-----------------------------0--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|12--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|



e|--------0-----0----0--------------0----0----0-------------------|
B|------6---6-----6----6----------6---6----6----6-----------------|
G|----7------7-----7----7-------7------7----7----7----------------|
D|--0-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------8------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-10------------------------8------------------------------------|
B|-10------------------------8------------------------------------|
G|-10------------------------9------------------------------------|
D|--0------------------------0------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------0----0----0---------------0-----------------------------|
B|------6---6----6----6----------------3-----2--------------------|
G|----7------7----7----7---------2-----2-----2--------------------|
D|-----------------------------2-------2--x--2--------------------|
A|---------------------------0------------------------------------|
E|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-6-------------------------5------------------------------------|
B|-6-------------------------5------------------------------------|
G|-7-------------------------6------------------------------------|
D|-0-------------------------0------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1
    "Thin hung the web....
e|-----------0------0------0----------------0------0------0-------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6----------6-----6------6------6----|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-----7----------7------7------7--|
D|--0-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------8------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-10--------10----12--13-12---10--8----8----8-----10--8--10--8---|
B|-10-----10-10-10-10--10-10---10--8----8----8------8--8---8--8---|
G|-10-10--10----10-10--10-10-10----9--9----9--------9--9---9--9---|
D|--0--0---0-----0---------0-0-----0--0---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0------0------0---------------0----------------------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6---------------3-----2-------------|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-------2-----2-----2-------------|
D|------------------------------------2-------2-----2-------------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|R
E|--6-------------------------------------------------------------|E
 |                                                                |P
e|--6-----6--6--6---8--6---8--6-----------------------------------|E
B|--6-----6--6--6---6--6---6--6-----5----5-5--5--5--5--5----------|A
G|--7--7-----7--7---7--7---7--7-----6----6-6--7--6--7--6----------|T
D|--0--0----------------------------7--7---7--7--7--7--7----------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(Strum Chords for next section) 

Gm                          Dm
Outcast he trespassed where no wolf may tread,

    Gm                       C
The last sacred haunt of the dead.

   Gm                           Dm
He learnt of a truth which only one wolf may know

    Gm                       C
The sceptre and crown of the king

Em                        Am
Howling for blood One-eye leads through the pack,

Am               A           Asus4     AV
Plunging through forests and snow-     storm

Interlude (Both guitars play similar lines)
e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|-------0--2-----2----------|
G|-----2------2-----2--------|
D|---2----------2-----2------|
A|-0-------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|
B|-------3-2~-----|
G|-----2----------|
D|---2------------|
A|-0--------------|
E|----------------|


Arp Solo (Only one time, not twice like the original flute solo)
e|-----------0------0------0----------------0------0------0-------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6----------6-----6------6------6----|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-----7----------7------7------7--|
D|--0-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------8------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-10--------10----12--13-12---10--8----8----8-----10--8--10--8---|
B|-10-----10-10-10-10--10-10---10--8----8----8------8--8---8--8---|
G|-10-10--10----10-10--10-10-10----9--9----9--------9--9---9--9---|
D|--0--0---0-----0---------0-0-----0--0---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0------0------0---------------0----------------------|
B|--------6-----6------6------6---------------3--2----------------|
G|-----7----------7------7------7-------2-----2--2----------------|
D|------------------------------------2-------2--2----------------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
E|--6-------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|--6-----6--6--6---8--6---8--6-----------------------------------|
B|--6-----6--6--6---6--6---6--6-----5----5-5--5--5--5--5----------|
G|--7--7-----7--7---7--7---7--7-----6----6-6--7--6--7--6----------|
D|--0--0----------------------------7--7---7--7--7--7--7----------|
A|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

REPEAT VERSE

REPEAT INTERLUDE

(For the next section, there are no guitars initially as the mellotron
 synth, and gongs back the vocals)

Fang Son Of Great Fang, The Traitor we seek

The Laws of the Brethren say this-

That Only the King Sees The Crown of the Gods,

And He the usurper,

  Must Die~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------3--3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|------2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
D|------2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(Strum Chords)
Gm                      Dm
Snarling He tore at the throat of his foe

    Gm                      C
But Fang fought the hero in vain

Gm                          Dm
Dawn saw the White Mountain tinted with red

Gm                          C
Never would the crown leave again

Em                             Am
One-Eye hid the crown and with laurels on his head

Am                   A                  Asus4       AV
Returned amongst the tribe and dwelt in peace----------

e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|-------0--2-----2----------|
G|-----2------2-----2--------|
D|---2----------2-----2------|
A|-0-------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|--------------------------------3-2----3-2----------------------|
B|----1-----------0----------3--------3------3-------0--2-----2---|
G|---2----2------2----2----2---2-------------------2------2-----2-|
D|--2---2---2---2---2----0-----------------------2----------2----2|
A|-0-----------0-------------------------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|
B|-------1-0--3---|
G|-----2----------|
D|---2------------|
A|-0--------------|
E|----------------|

(Whistling solo with organ) 

Softly, and fade up                   
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
G|-7////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
(Tremolo Strum Throughout)
      
                         (Repeat a couple of times with vocal solo)
e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|---------6----------6------6---------------6-----------6-----6--|
G|-----7--------7---------7-------------7---------7---------7-----|
D|-0-------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|-8-------6----------6------6-----8---------6----------6------6--|
G|--------------7---------7-----------------------7---------7-----|
D|-----8--------------------------------8-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|12/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------3----2-------------------3---0---2---------------|
G|-------2-------2----2-------------------2---2---2---------------|
D|----2---------------2--------------2----2---2---2---------------|
A|-0-----------------------------0--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|12--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|14/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0---------------------------------0------------|
B|-8-------6----------6------6-----8---------6----------6-----6---|
G|--------------7---------7-----------------------7--------7------|
D|-----8--------------------------------8-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|12/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------0----------------------------------------------|
B|---------6----------6-------6--------6----6~--------------------|
G|-----7--------7---------7----------7---7--7~--------------------|
D|-0-------------------------------0--------0~--------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                |
e|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
G|-7/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////-|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 
                                 AV chord
14(15) Bend up to pitch         |--0--|
(15)14 Bend down to pitch       |--5--|
/5 slide up                     |--6--|
5\ slide down                   |--7--|
~  vibrato/sustain              |--0--|
5////  Tremolo strum/pick       |-----|





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