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Radiohead - Karma Police Tabs

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Karma Police Tabs

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Joe and Micah of ViVa

There is already a chord archive for this, but here is a tab
representation
for the keyboardy part. This is just my interpretation, so when you
improve
on it, please let me know!!

Add a little chorus and a tiny bit'a delay for the keyboard part, the
rhythm
should be played with an electro-accoustic all the way through.

(Those naughty x's are supposed to give an idea of the strummed rhythm!)

Chord shapes:

Play all the chords in their open shape.

Am/F#  2x0210

The tune:

  Am        Am/F#     Em        G
   x   x x   x   x x   x   x x   x x x x
  ---------|-2-------|-0-------|-2-------|
  -0-------|---------|---------|---------|
  -----2---|-----0---|-----2---|---0---0-|
  -----2---|-----2---|-----0---|-----0---|
  -----1-1-|-----1-1-|-----0-0-|---------|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|

1 --
2 Karma Police, arrest this man,
3 Karma Police, arrest this girl,
5 Karma Police, I've given all I can

  Am        F         Em        G
   x   x x   x   x x   x   x x   x x x x
  ---------|---------|-0-------|-2-------|
  -0-------|-3-------|---------|---------|
  -----2---|-----3---|-----2---|---0---0-|
  -----2---|-----2---|-----0---|-----0---|
  -----1-1-|-----1-1-|-----0-0-|---------|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|

1 --
2 he talks in maths, buzzes like a fridge,
3 her hitler hairdo is making me feel ill,
5 it's not enough, I've given all I can

  Am        D         G         C
   x   x x   x   x x   x   x x   x x x x
  ---------|---------|-3---2---|---------|
  -0-------|---------|---------|-3---2-0-|
  -----2---|-0-------|---------|---------|
  -----2---|-----2---|---------|---------|
  -----1-1-|-----3---|---------|---------|
  ---------|-----2-2-|---------|---------|

1 --
2 he's like a detuned ra - dio
3 and we have crashed her par - ty
5 but were still on the pay - roll

  Am                  Bm        D
   x x x x   x x x x   x x x x   xxxxxxx
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|
  ---2---2-|---2---2-|---4---4-|---4---4-|
  -1---1---|-1---1---|-3---3---|-3---3---|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|

1 --
2 --
3 --
5 --

(Softly: rhythm carries on, but is understated!)

  C         D         G         F#
   x x xxx   x x xxx   x x xxx   x x xxx
  ---------|---------|-3-------|-2-------|
  -3-------|-5-------|---5-----|---4-----|
  ---5-----|---7-----|-----5---|-----4---|
  -----5---|-----7---|-------4-|-------3-|
  -------5-|-------7-|---------|---------|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|

4 This is what you get
6 This is what you get

  C         D         G         F#
   x x xxx   x x xxx   x x xxx   x x xxx
  ---------|---------|-3-------|-2-------|
  -3-------|-5-------|---5-----|---4-----|
  ---5-----|---7-----|-----5---|-----4---|
  -----5---|-----7---|-------4-|-------3-|
  -------5-|-------7-|---------|---------|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|

4 This is what you get
6 This is what you get

  C         D         G         F#
   x x xxx   x x xxx   x x xxx   x x xxx
  ---------|---------|-3-------|-2-------|
  -3-------|-5-------|---5-----|---4-----|
  ---5-----|---7-----|-----5---|-----4---|
  -----5---|-----7---|-------4-|-------3-|
  -------5-|-------7-|---------|---------|
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|

4 This is what you get, when you mess with us
6 This is what you get, when you mess with us


  C                   Bm        D
   x x x x   x x x x   x x x x   x xxxxx
  ---------|---------|---------|---------|
  -3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|---------|
  -2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-|-5-5-5-5-|-0-00000-|
  -0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-|-2-22222-|
  -1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-|-4-4-4-4-|-3-33333-|
  -0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-|-2-22222-|

4 --
6 --

Strum this whole bit:

  Bm    D      G      D      G       D      E7
7 for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myse----lf.
7 phew, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myse----lf.
7 for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myse----lf.
7 ....humming....
7 phew, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myse----lf.

Play a clean Bm for a bar or two, then, keep a phasing high EQ
fuzzy high gain distortion type sound going on a Bm for a
while and end with a fiddle of the volume on guitar while
feeding back. Put down guitar with 3/4 volume next to amp,
walk off and distress your neighbours with the effects still
squealing!!!

(These are what the effects are called on a Zoom 505!)

Note:
We do have the keyboard part worked out for keyboard, but we
play it with guitar.
            
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