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Sister Seagull Tabs

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Classic track from the 'Futurama' album.  Have fun with it. 

Tuning:EADGBe

| h = hammer-on
| p = pull-off
| + = harmonic
| ~ = sustain or vibrato
| / = slide up
| \ = slide down
| b = bend up/down
| r = release bend
| ^ = quarter note bend up
| x = mute note
|(x3555x) = chord shape



Intro, lead guitar:

e|---------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----------------|
D|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----|
A|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|-10/12-12-10-12---------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------15-12h15p12----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----------------|
D|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----|
A|-12/14-14-12-14------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|-10/12-12-10-12---------------------------------------------------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16\-----------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Intro, rhythm guitar:


___Em_(022000)_____________________C_(x3555x)__________D_(x5777x)_
                        (harmonics)
e|-0----------------------+12+~~~~--------------------------------|
B|-0----------------------+12+~~~~---------5---------------7------|
G|-0----------------------+12+~~~~-------------5---------------7--|
D|-0---2---2---0---2~~~~~/-------------5---------------7----------|
A|-0---2---2---0---2~~~~~/---------3---------------5--------------|
E|-0-------0-------0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

___Em_(022000)_____________________C_(x3555x)__________D_(x5777x)_
                        (harmonics)
e|-0----------------------+12+~~~~--------------------------------|
B|-0----------------------+12+~~~~---------5---------------7------|
G|-0----------------------+12+~~~~-------------5---------------7--|
D|-0---2---2---0---2~~~~~/-------------5---------------7----------|
A|-0---2---2---0---2~~~~~/---------3---------------5--------------|
E|-0-------0-------0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------------------|


Verses: You could improvise a bit here - as long as you play these 
chords or similar. I doubt he played it exactly the same way every 
time.


___Em_(022000)_____________________C_(x32010)_____________________
                         " Sister seagull,         oh      you're... "
e|-----------------0-------------------------------0--------------|
B|-----------------0-----------------------------------1----------|
G|-----------------0---------------------------0-----------0------|
D|-------------2---------------------------2-------------------2--|
A|---------2-----------------------3------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|


___D_(xx0232)______________________Cadd9(x32033)___G_(320033)_____
 " flying      me         too      high... "
e|-------------2--------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3-----------3-----------------------3---------------3--|
G|-----2-------------------2---------------0---------------0------|
D|-0---------------------------0-------2---------------0----------|
A|---------------------------------3---------------2--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


___Em_(022000)_____________________Cmaj7_(x32000)_________________
                 " feel    so      dizzy                   under - "
e|-----------------0-------------------------------0--------------|
B|---------------------0-------------------------------0----------|
G|-------------------------0-------------------0-----------0------|
D|-------------2---------------2-----------2-------------------2--|
A|---------2-----------------------3------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|


___D_(xx0232)______________________Cadd9(x32033)___G_(320033)_____
" - neath      your      open      sky... "
e|-------------2--------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3-----------3-----------------------3---------------3--|
G|-----2-------------------2---------------0---------------0------|
D|-0---------------------------0-------2---------------0----------|
A|---------------------------------3---------------2--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___Em_(022000)_____________________C_(x32010)_____________________
                        " and it's strange    the    games we play... "
e|-----------------0-------------------------------0--------------|
B|---------------------0-------------------------------0----------|
G|-------------------------0-------------------0-----------0------|
D|-------------2---------------2-----------2-------------------2--|
A|---------2-----------------------3------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|


___D_(xx0232)______________________F6/9_(xx3233)__________________
                     " to hide the crime            sister seagull... "
e|-------------2-------------------------------3------------------|
B|---------3-----------3-------------------3-----------3----------|
G|-----2-------------------------------2-------------------2------|
D|-0-----------------------0---2---3---------------------------3--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___Cadd9_(x32033)__________________G_(320033)_____________________
                      " you're the reason         I           survive "
e|-----------------3-------------------------------3--------------|
B|-------------3-------3-----------------------3-------3----------|
G|---------0---------------0---------------0---------------0------|
D|-----2-----------------------2-------0-----------------------0--|
A|-3-------------------------------2------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


Play intro riffs again.
 
Repeat verse section.

Play intro riff once more and then:


___C_(x3555x)_____________________________________________________
                     " I   am  wait  - ing     here "
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------5-----------5-------------------5-----------5----------|
G|---------5-----------5-------------------5-----------5----------|
D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

___C_(x3555x)_____________________________________________________
                     " for the tide    to      turn       and the... "
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------5-----------5-------------------5-----------5----------|
G|---------5-----------5-------------------5-----------5----------|
D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___Em_(x7998x)_____________________D_(xx0232)_____________________
 " pathways       of      the      air                    to... "
e|-x-------------------------------2------------------------------|
B|/8-------------------------------3------------------------------|
G|/9-------------------------------2------------------------------|
D|/9-------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|/7--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-x--------------------------------------------------------------|


___Cadd9_(x3x033)______________________________________C_(x3x010)_
" open... "
e|---------3-----------2-----------0------------------------------|
B|-------------3-----------3-----------3-------3-----------1---0--|
G|-----------------0-----------0-----------0-------0--------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3---------------------------------------------------3----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


___C_(x3x010)_____________________________________________________
                        " Will you    meet     me      there... "
e|-------------0--------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___Em7_(020030)___________________________________________________
                        " by  the golden     stairway    to   the... "
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------3----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------0--------------------------------------------------|
D|---------0------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|


___D_(xx0232)_____________________________________________________
 " Clouds                                                to the... "
e|-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___C______________________________________________________________
 " Clouds... "
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|



Play intro riff again, then the guitar solo. 

I have not placed notes in bars properly, just tabbed them out 
clearly. Note the 'sustains' in the second row where notes overlap. 
There are so many versions of this track, I have taken the important 
bits from each. Use lots of delay!


___Em______________________C__________________________D________________C_G_

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------12-14-14^r14p12h14~~12-14-12---------|
D|----------------------12h14~~~12h14----------------------------14-12-14-|
A|--------------10/12h14--------------------------------------------------|
E|-0~~~~~~~10h12----------------------------------------------------------|


___Em____________________C__________________D___________________________C_G_

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------12-15~~~12-15~~~12-15~~~12-15-15b17-15b17-15h12---------------|
G|---12-14b16~~~14b16~~~14b16~~~14b16~~~-------------------14h16p14p12h14-|
D|-14---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


___Em_____________________C__________________________________________D____

e|-15b17-17r15~~~~--15b17-15~~-12h15p12--12-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------15--15h12--12----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------14--14-12h14p12--12-14----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------14---------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


__________________________________F6/9___________________Cadd9____________

e|--------------------------12-15-17b19----17b19--17b19--17b19r17p15------|
B|-----------------------15------------------------------------------17~~-|
G|-12h14p12----12-14-b16--------------------------------------------------|
D|---------14-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


____________G_____________________________________

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-18b20---------------------------------------|
G|----------16h19p16p14h16~~~~\-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


___Em___________________________C___________________D_____________________

e|-22b24-24-22b24-24-22b24\--15-12h15p12----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------15-12h15p12------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------14-12h14p12--------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------14-12h14p12---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

If you were playing 'live' you could leave out the last flurry in order 
to get back up the 'board for the bends up to the imaginary 24th fret 
( an E note). The delay effect would disguise this. 


___Em___________________________C___________________D_____________________

e|-22b24-24-22b24-24-22b24\--15-12h15p12----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------15-12h15p12------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------14-12h14p12--------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------14-12h14p12---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Play verse once more and the signature intro riff a few times. Then 
comes the famous seagull cry finale. 


___Em__________________

e|-15-12h15p12-------------------------------------14---------------------|
B|-------------15--12---------12-----14---15--17----------15---17---19----|
G|---------------------14-------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


___________________________________D________\C________/D_______\C_________

e|-15--17---15--17-19-17-19--22----22\21\20\19--22\21\20\19--21\20\19\18--|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


___Ab_____________________________________________________________________

e|-22\21\20\19--22\21\20\19--21\20\19\18\---------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


This last bit was hard to tab. There are different versions and the 
delay and overdubs make it hard to be certain of the best way to do it. 
The ascending scales should 'feel' like a bird climbing in the 
sky, listen to the song and you'll get the idea.  The last notes 
are rapid slides down.  



Lyrics:


Sister seagull 
Oh, you're flying me too high
Feel so dizzy underneath your open sky
And it's strange the games we play to hide the crime
Sister seagull 
You're the reason I survive.

I'm a prisoner 
Who has thrown away the key
My soul has vanished 
With the bird who flies so free...
And the wings of change have spread themselves over me
Sister seagull
You're the reason I survive. 

I am waiting here
For the tide to turn
And the pathways of the air to open...
Will you meet me there
By the golden stairway to the clouds...
To the clouds...

I am a changeling...
Like the wind across the waves
Though in the end there will be 
Nothing left to save
I will return one day
With all the love you gave
Sister seagull
You're the reason I survive.


Words and music by Bill Nelson.



| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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