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Great Southern Land Tabs

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Icehouse
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     Great Southern Land - Icehouse
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Tuning: Standard, Capo 2nd Fret - all notes relative

Love this song. It's an anthem for all Australians, but the lyrics also have a darker meaning. 
Chords
                                       |optional chord fills|
    G5 Gmaj7  A    A6   Bm  F#m   F#m7    Bm7  Bm9  Bm/E Bm/F#
|---3----2----5-----2---7----2-----2---|---7----9----2----2-|
|---3----3----2-----2---7----2-----5---|--10----7----3----3-|
|---0----0----2-----2---7----2-----2---|---7----7----4----4-|
|---0----0----2-----2---9----4-----4---|---7----7----4----4-|
|---x----x----0-----0---9----4-----4---|---9----9----2----2-|
|---3----3--------------7----2-----4---|---7----7----0----2-|
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Basic Tab Progessions - I have written this all in 8th notes, but i'll admit this could
get repetitive. So use your creativity!

Intro

I like to start the intro with the e string only - in 8th notes
  G                          Gmaj7 A                         A6
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
e|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2| 

Verse

  G                          Gmaj7 A                         A6
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
e|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|---------------|---------------|  

Chorus
Essentially a Bm barre chord at the 7th fret. I like to play the powerchord and the
n ring the top 2 strings like the synth in the song
  Bm
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
e|-------7--------|---------------|------7--------|---------------|
B|---------7-let ring 4 beats-----|--------7-let ring for 4 beats-|
G|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|-9-9-9----------|---------------|9-9-9----------|---------------|
E|-7-7-7----------|*fills in here*|7-7-7----------|*fills in here*|


Bridge
Play your F#m for 1 & half bars, and then add in half a bar of the F#m7

 F#m                       F#m7    F#m                     F#m7
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
e|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
B|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|

So song structure goes like this

intro  x2
verse  x9
chorus x2
verse  x3
chorus x4 <<<<<<< with fills
bridge x2
chorus x2 <<<<<<< with fills
verse  x4
chorus x4 <<<<<<< with fills
bridge x2
chorus until finish <<<<<<< with fills

Some fills for the 2nd and 4rd bars you could play
* Bm7 or Bm9 chords
* double stop the A & D strings between the 7th & 9th fret
* Em to F#m chord, each strummed 2 or 4 times
* Bm chord on 2nd fret with E & F# bass, each strummed 2 or 4 times

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