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Sisters Of Mercy - Black Planet Tabs

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Black Planet Tabs

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                THE SISTERS OF MERCY - "Black Planet"
Comments, corrections etc. welcome.
I find this riff a little easier to play than all the stretching in the
previous version:
Main riffs:
e ---5---0-------------------
B ----------6--------0-------
G -------------7--6----------
D -7---7---------------7-----
A ---------------------------
E ---------------------------
e -------------------------3---1-0---
B -0/1-1--0/1-1--1/3-3-3-3---3-------
G -----------------------------------
D -----------------------------------
A -----------------------------------
E -----------------------------------
A twelve string guitar plays, at "Run around in the radiation":
e -0-1-----0--0-1-----0--0-1-----0--0-1-----0---
B ---------------------------1----------1-------
G -----2-2--------2-2----------2----------2-----
D ----------------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------
...and an  Am  Gm  F  pattern at "So still, so dark..."
Listen where to play the respective part. Not that tricky.
The chords are pretty easy, simply  Am  F  in the intro,  Am  D  in
the verses, and  Am  F  in the chorus.
There are several guitars playing on the record. To play it on just
one guitar, the following blend of the chords & riffs can be used
(leave the notes ringing for as long as possible) :
For the  Am  F  pattern :
e ---0---0----1---0----------
B ------------1-------3-1-0--
G -2---2---2--2-2---2--------
D -2----------3--------------
A -0-------------------------
E ---------------------------
, and for the  Am  D  one :
e -------------------------------------------------------------
B -0/1-1-1--1-1-1--0/1-1-1--1-1-1--1-3-3-3--3-3-3--3---1---0---
G -2---2-2--2-2-2--2---2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--3---1---0---
D -2---2-2--2-2-2--2---2-2--2-2-2--2-0-0-0--0-0-0--2-2---2-----
A -0---0-0--0-0-0--0---0-0--0-0-0--0---------------0-0---0-----
E -------------------------------------------------------------
(The rhythm of this can look difficult to follow, however it will
hopefully make sense when you listen to the song.)
In the western sky, My kingdom come
So still so dark all over Europe
And I ride down the highway 101
By the side of the ocean headed for sunset
For the kingdom come
for the
Black, Black planet
Black, Black world
Run around in the radiation
Run around in the acid rain
On a
Black, Black planet
Black planet hanging over the highway
Out of my mind's eye
Out of the memory
Black world out of my mind
So still so dark all over Europe
And the rainbow rises here
In the western sky
The kill to show for
At the end of the great white pier
I see a
Run around in the radiation
Tune in turn on burn out in the acid rain on a..
(repeat to fade)

I happened to have FALAA on tonight, and got inspired to figure out
what he's *really* playing.  Close to what I had, but not exactly.
(It's almost exactly what I'd had about two revisions ago... :) Here's
the Real Thing.
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