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CURE - KILLING AN ARAB

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From: schnitzi@cs.ucf.edu (Mark Schnitzius)
Subject: TAB: The Cure, "Killing an Arab"
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By request.....

The song:  Killing an Arab
The group:  The Cure

[Disclaimer:  This song is based on the book 'The Stranger'
by Albert Camus and is not meant to express anti-Arab sentiments.
The Cure has issued statements stating that they resent its
use as such.]

Intro:

-7/8\7-5-7----7-8/11-8-7/8\7-5-7-----------------------------
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-----------------------------------------5-------4-------3---
-------------------------------------7-7---7\6-6---6\5-5-----


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-------2-------1-------0-------------------------------------
-5\4-4---4\3-3---3\2-2---2\1-1-4-1---------------------------

Bass part starts [note: I don't particularly agree with this
bass line but it's what is in the book.  Opinions, anyone?]:

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-0----0-0--0--0--0-1-1-------0----0-0--0--0--0-1-1----------- etc.

At the same time, the guitar:

-6-7-6-3-6-3-2-3-2-0-2-0---0---------------------------------
-------------------------4---4-1-4-1-0-1-0---0---------------
-------------------------------------------2---2-0-2-0---0---
-------------------------------------------------------4---4-
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---------------------------------------0---0-2-0-2-3-2-3-6-3-
---------------------------1---1-4-1-4---4-------------------
---------------2-0-2-4-2-4---4-------------------------------
-2-1-2-4-5-4-5-----------------------------------------------
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-6-3-7--
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Lyrics start:

Standing on the beach with a gun in my hand
Staring at the sea, staring at the sand
Staring down the barrel at the Arab on the ground
See his open mouth but I hear no sound 

Chorus:
I'm alive [Bass part moves up to the A string]
I'm dead 
I am the Stranger [Bass moves back down to low E string]
Killing an Arab

I can turn and walk away or I can fire the gun
Staring at the sky, staring at the sun
Whichever I choose it amounts to the same
Absolutely nothing
(Repeat chorus)

Feel the steel butt jump Smooth in my hand
Staring at the sea, staring at the sand
Staring at myself reflected in the eyes
Of the dead man on the beach
(Repeat chorus)

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Mark Schnitzius
schnitzi@eola.cs.ucf.edu
Univ. of Central Florida


The Cure albums
2004 The Cure
2000 Bloodflowers
1996 Wild Mood Swings
1992 Wish
1989 Disintegration
1987 Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
1986 Staring At The Sea (The Singles)
1985 Head on the Door
1984 Japanese Whispers
1982 Pornography
1981 Faith
1980 Boys Don't Cry
1980 Seventeen Seconds
1979 Three Imaginary Boys
Boys Don't Cry tabs
01Boys Don't Cry tabbass tab
0310:15 Saturday Night tabbass tab
06Jumping Someone Else's Train tabbass tab
07Subway Song tabbass tab
08Killing An Arab tabbass tab
09Fire In Cairo tabbass tab
10Another Day tabbass tab
11Grinding Halt tabbass tab
12Three Imaginary Boys tabbass tab

 

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