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Oysterhead, I Am Oysterhead Bass tabs (ver.1)

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I Am Oysterhead Bass tabs (ver.1)

Oysterhead Tabs
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                Oysterhead is made up of Les Claypool from Primus on bass/vocals, Trey 
Anastasio from Phish on guitar/vocals, and Stewart Copeland from The Police 
on drums. They improvise the entire song so I dont have this tabbed out note 
for note exactly as its played because that would take way too long. This can 
only be found on a bootleg of Oysterhead's only show. The bass is kinda 
muffled, but I'm gonna do my best with this one..

h = hammer on
/ = slide
x = mute


Here's the intro..
G|--------
D|--------
A|-2h4-4--
E|--------
B|--------
Play that a lot of times and end it with this..
G|------------------------
D|------------------------
A|-/16-16-16-16-16-16-----
E|-------------------15/--
B|------------------------


Then this is the main riff..
G|--------------------------1-1--
D|--------------------------1-1--
A|-------------------------------
E|-0-2-3-0-2-3---0--2-3-0-2------
B|-------------------------------

Then play this..
G|------2----------2----------2---------2---------
D|------2----------2----------2---------2---------
A|-----------------------------------------0-1-2--
E|-0--0---0---0--0---0---0--0---0---0-0--0--------
B|------------------------------------------------

G|------2----------2-------------2------------0-------
D|------2----------2-------------2--------0-2--2-0-2--
A|--------------------0-1-2---------------------------
E|-0--0---0---0--0--0-------0--0--x-x-x-x-------------
B|----------------------------------------------------

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

G|------2---------2-----------2--------------------------
D|------2---------2-----------2--------------------0-2/--
A|-----------------------------------------0-2-3-4-------
E|-0--0---0---0-0---0---0-0-0--0-0-0-2-3-4---------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------

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

G|-------------7h9-7---------------
D|-------------------9-8-7---------
A|-------------------------10---7/-
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------
B|---------------------------------

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

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


Here's where the lyrics start.. for the verse, mute the E string for the 
first half and then play the riff that you were just playing before the verse 
started for the second half, with very few variations.

Then play this during the chorus..
  "Mama said never trust a man named oysterhead"
G|-0-----------------------2--------------------
D|-0-----------------------2--------------------
A|----------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------

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

  "Mama said never trust a man named oysterhead"
G|-0-----------------------2--------------------
D|-0-----------------------2--------------------
A|----------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------

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

  "I am oysterhead...      til the day I die"
G|-0-----------------------2--------------------
D|-0-----------------------2--------------------
A|----------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------


Then play the main riff again..
Then the second is played the same as the first..
Then play the chorus again..
Then the main riff..

Then play this..
G|-------------------------------------
D|-2-2-0-2--2-2-0-2--2-2-0-2--2-2-0-2--
A|-------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------

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

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

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

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

G|---------------------------0000000--
D|-2-2-0-2--2-2-0-2--2-2-0-2----------
A|------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------

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

G|-7h9-7-----------------------
D|--------9-7---555-0-0-0-0-0--
A|-----------------------------
E|-----------------------------
B|-----------------------------

Then during the guitar solo, play the verse riff with fills..

Then play this for the second part of the guitar solo..
G|----------------------------000------
D|-222-0-2--222-0-2--222-0-2------2-0--
A|-------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------

G|---------------------------0--------
D|-222-0-2--222-0-2--222-0-2---2-0-2--
A|------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------

G|---------------------------0--------
D|-222-0-2--222-0-2--222-0-2---2-0-2--
A|------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------

G|---0--0-2-0-4-7-9-7--7-----
D|-2--2--------------9--9-7--
A|---------------------------
E|---------------------------
B|---------------------------

G|-----999-----999-----999-----7---
D|-------------------------9-7--9--
A|-7-7-----7-7-----7-7-------------
E|---------------------------------
B|---------------------------------

G|-----999-----999-----999-------7--
D|---------------------------7-9----
A|-7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7--------
E|----------------------------------
B|----------------------------------

G|-----999-----999-----999-----7---
D|-------------------------9-7--9--
A|-7-7-----7-7-----7-7-------------
E|---------------------------------
B|---------------------------------

G|----------------------
D|----------------------
A|-7-7-5h7--------------
E|---------7-5-7-5-3-0--
B|----------------------

Then play this four times..
G|----------
D|----------
A|----------
E|----------
B|-5-5-3-5--

Then play this a bunch of times..
G|-2---------------------------
D|-2---------------------------
A|-----------------------------
E|----0-2-2-3--0--2-0-2-3-2-0--
B|-----------------------------

Then play this..
G|-----------------0-0-0-0----------
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------0-0-0-0--
A|----------------------------------
E|----------------------------------
B|----------------------------------

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

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

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

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

G|-----------------------0--2--4--5--7--7-7-9-9--
D|-2-2---0-0-2-2---0-0-2-------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------


Then reapeat this part for a little while..
G|------------------------------------
D|-2-2---0-0-2-2---0-0-2-2---0-0-2-2--
A|------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------

G|-----------------------0--2--4--5--7--7-7-9-9--
D|-2-2---0-0-2-2---0-0-2-------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------

Then play this three times..
G|-4--------------------------------
D|-2-------------2---------------0--
A|-----------0-2-------------0-2----
E|---0---0-3---------0---0-3--------
B|----------------------------------

Then play this..
G|--------------------------------------------------
D|-0h2-2-0h2-2-0h2-2-0h2-2/16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16--
A|--------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------

Then play the chorus again..
Then play the main riff and end it.

Bugh.. that was a little long.
Again, this is definitely not every note and every fill in the song, but it 
should be enough that you can play along. If its not, then go talk to someone 
else, cuz I dont have the energy to do anymore than that. 

Later.
            
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