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In The Court Of The Crimson King Tabs

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                King Crimson's debut album - In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)


Tracklist:

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk To The Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. In The Court Of The Crimson King


People looking for the tab of the song "The Court Of The Crimson King", it's towards the bottom

21st Century Schizoid Man:


First the chords:
The main chordal riff in 4/4:
1   2       3     4|1  2  3  4
C   A# C D# A#  C  |F   F#   G

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------5~~---3~--4~--5~--|
|-------------6--8---------3~--4~--5~--|
|-8~---6---8---------------1~--2~--3~--|

Alternate used before vox:
1   2       3     4  1  2    3 4
            |13---14---15-----------|
            |16*--17*--18-----------| *Bend each 1 whole step
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|

Vocal Section Chord from hell:
  Interpretations of this chord are legendary, this one sounded best to me:
                x
                x
                8
                10
                10
                8
                Cat's foot etc...

Exit main chordal riff:
F F# G : Repeat 6 times speeding up then...


Unison run section 1 (rhythm sorta notated by the 1-2-3-4)

 1       2     3       4      1       2     3     4
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-------------|
|5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-----------3---3-4-|
|--------------------------5-|--------------4-5---5-----|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

|----------------------------|------------------6---6-7-|
|--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-7-8---8-----|
|5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-------------------|
|--------------------------5-|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

 1       2     3      4       1       2     3             4
|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------/tri\--/tri\--/tri\--/tri\-|
|--------3-4-5---------------|--------3-4-5-0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3-|
|5-5-5-5-1-2-3-5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-1-2-3----------------------------|
|3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-2-1-5-|3-3-3-3----------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-|-----------------------------------------|
Play chords loose and sloppy    tri=triplets


You have to speed through these a bit quicker than equal notes.

|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|15-------15-------15----------------|15-------15-------15----------------|
|---15-17----15-17----15-17-15-13----|---15-17----15-17----15-17-15-13----|
|---------------------------------15-|---------------------------------15-|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|12-------12-------12----------------|15-------15-------15----------------|
|---13-15----13-15----13-15-15-13----|---15-17----15-17----15-17-15-13----|
|---------------------------------15-|---------------------------------15-|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|15-------15-------15---------------------| Vibrato and Feedback
|---15-17----15-17----15-17-15-13---------|then you're on your own...
|---------------------------------15------| ...for this is the Solo from Hell :) 
|-----------------------------------------|i'll update when i work it out

...And speaking of hell, here are the inhumanly fast parts...

Fast1*
|--------------------------------------------3-|
|------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---|
|----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5-------|
|--------3---3-5---5-----------5---------------|
|--1-3-5---5-----------------------------------|
|3---------------------------------------------|
*The rhythm is correct so if you play the triplet at the indicated time
  (and allow 1 note length) you should be dead on.
   The notes themselves are pretty close but open to interpretation...

Fast2**
|--------------------------------------------3---------------|
|------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---2-1-----------|
|----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5------------3-0------|
|--------3---3-5---5-----------5-------------------------3-0-|
|--1-3-5---5-------------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------------------|
**Same as * except last 7 notes are definitely correct

Fast3
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-----------|
|--1-3-5-------------------------3-0-------|
|3-----------------------------------4-3-1-|
|------------------------------------------|

Mute1
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-3-0-------|
|--1-3-5-----------------------------4-3-1-|
|3-----------------------------------------|

Stop & Go
|----1-----1-|----1-------|----1-3-------------|----1-3-------------|
|1-3---1-3---|1-3---3-2-1-|1-3-----2-1---------|1-3-----2-1---------|
|------------|------------|------------3-0-----|------------3-0-----|
|------------|------------|----------------3-0-|----------------3-0-|
|------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------|



I Talk To The Wind:


A6add9  = 024222
Cmaj7 = X32000
G = 354433
F#m7 = 242222
B7: X21202
Am7 = X02010
B7 (7 fr.) = 797877

Intro:
E   Cmaj7  Gmaj7

E                    Cmaj7                Gmaj7
Said the straight man      to the late man
               F#m7    B7
Where have you bee  ---en
E                  Cmaj7 
I've been here and       I've been there
     Gmaj7                   F#m7    B7
And        I've been in  betwee --- een.


 E     A6add9      E
I talk to the wind
             A6add9            E
My words are all carried away
       A6add9       Am7  
I talk to the wind
              B7         Am7
The wind does not hear
         B7 (7 fr.)
The wind cannot hear.

E ... (and so on)

I'm on the outside looking inside
What do I see
Much confusion, disillusion
All around me.

 
You don't possess me
Don't impress me
Just upset my mind
Can't instruct me or conduct me
Just use up my time

I talk to the wind
My words are all carried away
I talk to the wind
The wind does not hear
The wind cannot hear.


Epitaph:

Note: This song is great to improvise around with E minor and it's relative modes* 
(or E harmonic minor during the B major chords)

   Em            D
The wall on which the prophets wrote
   Am              B
Is cracking at the seams.
 Em         D      
Upon the instruments of death
Am                    B
The sunlight brightly gleams.
Em                D
When every man is torn apart
Am                  B
With nightmares and with dreams,
     Em         D
Will no one lay the laurel wreath
Am                  B
When silence drowns the screams.


Em                   Bm
Confusion will be my epitaph.
     Em              Bm   
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
      Em                 Bm
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh.

      C      Am            Bm   
But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying
      C      Am            Bm 
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying
      C                    B
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying

  Em           D
Between the iron gates of fate,
Am                 B
The seeds of time were sown,
    Em           D
And watered by the deeds of those
    Am         B
Who know and who are known;
Em            D
Knowledge is a deadly friend
   Am           B
If no one sets the rules.
    Em            D
The fate of all mankind I see
   Am              B
Is in the hands of fools.


(instrumental part)

     Em            D
The wall on which the prophets wrote
   Am              B
Is cracking at the seams.
 Em         D      
Upon the instruments of death
Am                    B
The sunlight brightly gleams.
Em                D
When every man is torn apart
Am                  B
With nightmares and with dreams,
     Em         D
Will no one lay the laurel wreath
Am                  B
When silence drowns the screams.

Em                   Bm
Confusion will be my epitaph.
     Em              Bm   
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
      Em                 Bm
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh.

      C      Am            Bm   
But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying
      C      Am            Bm 
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying

*Relative Modes: G Major, A Dorian, B Phrygian, C Lydian, D Mixolydian, E Minor and F# Locrian.

Moonchild:


Verse
-----

e:-------0----|-------0----|-------0----|-------0----|
B:-------1----|-------1----|-------1----|-------1----|
G:------------|----0-------|------------|------------|
D:----2-------|------------|----4-------|----3-------|
A:-0----------|-0----------|-0----------|------------|
E:------------|------------|------------|-4----------|


Chorus
------

e:-------1----|-------3----|--5--3--0---|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--5--3--1---|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--5--4--2---|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--7--5--2---|------------|
A:------------|------------|--7--5--0---|------------|
E:------------|------------|--5--3------|------------|

e:-------1----|-------3----|------------|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--1---------|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--2---------|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--2---------|------------|
A:------------|------------|--0---------|------------|
E:------------|------------|-----1------|------------|

e:-------1----|-------3----|--5--3--0---|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--5--3--1---|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--5--4--2---|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--7--5--2---|------------|
A:------------|------------|--7--5--0---|------------|
E:------------|------------|--5--3------|------------|


e:-------1----|-------3----|------------|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--1---------|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--2---------|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--2---------|------------|
A:------------|------------|-----0------|------------|
E:------------|------------|--1---------|------------|


In The Court Of The Crimson King:


Intro:
e|-------------|-----3------|------------|-------------------|
B|--7--7--7--7-|-7--7--5----|-----7------|----------------6--|
G|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--8----|-----6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--9----|--9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5-|-3--3--3--3-|-7--7--9--9-|-------------------|
E|-------------|------------|-------7--7-|-------------------|
Play twice.

Verse:
e|-----<12>-----------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------|------<12>--11~--------------|
D|---------------9--10------|-----------------11--10------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>------------------------|

e|-----<12>-----------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------|------<12>--11~--------------|
D|---------------9--10------|-----------------11--10------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>------------------------|

e|---------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|
B|-----------1---------------1-----|-----------1---------------1-----|
G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|---2---2-------2---3---3-------3-|---4---4-------4---3---3-------3-|
A|-0---------------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|-----<12>-----------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------|-------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------2------<12>~--------|
D|---------------9--10------4-------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>~-------------|

And then, the chorus (back to 4/4):

e|-------------|-----3------|------------|-------------------|
B|--7--7--7--7-|-7--7--5----|-----7------|----------------6--|
G|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--8----|-----6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--9----|--9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5-|-3--3--3--3-|-7--7--9--9-|-------------------|
E|-------------|------------|-------7--7-|-------------------|
Play twice.

Verse again:
e|-----<12>-----------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------|------<12>--11~--------------|
D|---------------9--10------|-----------------11--10------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>------------------------|

e|-----<12>-----------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------|------<12>--11~--------------|
D|---------------9--10------|-----------------11--10------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>------------------------|

e|---------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|
B|-----------1---------------1-----|-----------1---------------1-----|
G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|---2---2-------2---3---3-------3-|---4---4-------4---3---3-------3-|
A|-0---------------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|-----<12>-----------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------|-------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------2------<12>~--------|
D|---------------9--10------4-------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>~-------------|

And then the chorus again (back to 4/4):
e|-------------|-----3------|------------|-------------------|
B|--7--7--7--7-|-7--7--5----|-----7------|----------------6--|
G|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--8----|-----6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--9----|--9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5-|-3--3--3--3-|-7--7--9--9-|-------------------|
E|-------------|------------|-------7--7-|-------------------|
Play twice

Bridge (With Return of the Firewitch solo in background):
e|-----------|-10-10-\-\-\--8-8-\-\-10-10--------------------|
B|-7-7-\-\-|----------------------------------(repeat)-------|
G|-7-7-//-//-|-11-11-//-//-//--9-9-//-//-9--9----------------|
D|-----------|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-10-10-\-\-\--8-8--8-7---7-8--8---------|-7-7--------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------(repeat)|-----\-\-\-\-\-\-----------|
G|-11-11-//-//-//--9-9--9-9---9-9--9---------|-8-8-//-//-//-//-//-//-//|-|
D|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
Play the strings in the triads simultaneously

Chorus (However, no singing involved):
e|-------------|-----3------|------------|-------------------|
B|--7--7--7--7-|-7--7--5----|-----7------|----------------6--|
G|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--8----|-----6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--9----|--9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5-|-3--3--3--3-|-7--7--9--9-|-------------------|
E|-------------|------------|-------7--7-|-------------------|
Play twice.

Verse:
e|-----<12>-----------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------|------<12>--11~--------------|
D|---------------9--10------|-----------------11--10------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>------------------------|

e|-----<12>-----------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------|------<12>--11~--------------|
D|---------------9--10------|-----------------11--10------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>------------------------|

e|---------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|
B|-----------1---------------1-----|-----------1---------------1-----|
G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|---2---2-------2---3---3-------3-|---4---4-------4---3---3-------3-|
A|-0---------------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|-----<12>-----------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------|-------------------|
G|-----<12>--11-------------2------<12>~--------|
D|---------------9--10------4-------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------|
E|--0-------------------0~--|-<12>~-------------|

And then, the chorus (back to 4/4):
e|-------------|-----3------|------------|-------------------|
B|--7--7--7--7-|-7--7--5----|-----7------|----------------6--|
G|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--8----|-----6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--9----|--9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5-|-3--3--3--3-|-7--7--9--9-|-------------------|
E|-------------|------------|-------7--7-|-------------------|
Play twice.

The Return of The Firewitch solo (flute arranged for guitar):
e|--------------------------------10--8----7-8----7-----------------|
B|-7---8--10----\3-----7---8--10--------------10----8-7h8h7h8h7-----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5--h7h5---3--3h5h3--0--1--------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5h7h5--4-h5h4-2-h4h2----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------5-4-2-2h4h0---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------4-4-4h5h4-2h4--7-2h4h2-2h4---5h7h5-4h5--2-4-5-|
D|-0--------0-2-4-5-----------------------------------------------|
A|----3-2-3-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------10----8--7-8--5-7--3-5--2-3-------------------------|
B|-3-5-7-8-10------------------------------5h7h5-3--3h5h3-1-------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------2-4-5-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

                    / very fast    / very fast ---------------------|
e|------------10----7-8-5-7-8-7-3-----------------------------------|
B|-3-5-7-8-10-----------------------7-8-5-7-8-3---------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------5-7-4-5-7-2-4-5-----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------10-10---|
B|-----------------------------------------------5-7-8-10---------|
G|-----------------------------------------4-5-7------------------|
D|-5-7-4--4h5h4-2h4-4h5h7-4h5h4-2h4--4-5-7------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-10-8-7-8-10-10/12-10-8-7h8h7h5h7-8--3h5h3-2h3--2h3h2-----------|
B|------------------------------------------------------3-3h5h3---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------5-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------10---8--7-8-----------------|
B|------------------------3-5-7-8-10------------------------------|
G|-4h5h4-2-4-0----0-2-4-5-----------------------------------------|
D|-------------4--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 /Very fast---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-10-8-7-8-7--------|-12-10-8-10-8---------|-7h8h7h8h7h8---|-8h9h8h9-----|
B|------------10-(x8)|--------------10-(x4)-|---------------|-------------|
G|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|
D|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|

Back to guitar again:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------0----------0---------0-----------------|
G|---0--0-0----0--0-0----0---0-0----0--0-0----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--2---2--3--3---3--4--4----4--3--3-------------------|
E|-0---------0---------0----------0-----------------------|

Verse (With new notes):
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------0----------0---------0-----------------|
G|---0--0-0----0--0-0----0---0-0----0--0-0----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--2---2--3--3---3--4--4----4--3--3-------------------|
E|-0---------0---------0----------0-----------------------|

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

e|-------0---------0---------0---------0------------------|
B|---1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1-----------------|
G|--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2----------------|
D|-2---------3---------4---------3------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

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

And our beloved chorus:
e|-------------|-----3------|------------|-------------------|
B|--7--7--7--7-|-7--7--5----|-----7------|----------------6--|
G|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--8----|-----6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7-|-5--5--5--5-|-9--9--9----|--9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5-|-3--3--3--3-|-7--7--9--9-|-------------------|
E|-------------|------------|-------7--7-|-------------------|
Play 3 times 

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

Dance of The Puppets solo:
e|----12----12-----9-10----10----8-9----9--------------16-|
B|----12----12----10-10----10----9-9----9-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14----14-----12------12----11-----11----------4--------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12----12-----9-10----10----8-9-------9---------16-16|
B|----12----12----10-10----10----9-9-------9---------17-17|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14----14-----12------12----11-----11-11-------11-------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12----12-----9-10----10-9----8-9-----9--------------|
B|----12----12----10-10----10-9----9-9-----9--------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14----14-----12------12------11------11-------11-------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Outro: (The same as Intro/Chorus, only moved up two frets)
e|-----------------5----------------------------------------|
B|-9--9--9--9--9--9--7-----------9------------------------8-|
G|-9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--11--11--10-10-----8---10---11----|
D|-9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--11--11--11-11--11----------------|
A|-7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9---9---11-11--------------------|
E|---------------------------------9--9---------------------|
Play 6 times to fade.

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