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/ Blue Oyster Cult / Secret Treaties (1974) / Astronomy guitar tab


Here is Astronomy for you Blue Oyster Cult fans. (Older version off Album 3)

h = hammer on
p = pull off
O = Open


Intro to Astronomy : Song is in the Key of G
                                                       Softly strumming Up/Down

No chord                                               Em EmEm Em EmEm


    Em                       D                C      Bm             Em
The clock strikes twelve and moon drops burst out of you from their hiding

            Em                 D                  C      Bm       Em
place. Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.

     C                   G                C                 B           Em
Like lesser birds on the four winds; like silver scrapes in May.    And now

            D              C       Bm       Em
the sands become a crust.  Most of you have gone away.

Note: The way I play the Em chord ( the others are played similarly ) is

to play like an arpeggio ie.: Hold the Em chord O22OOO and play the B

note (5th str. 2nd fret) then the E (6th open) the B again with the

E optional (4th str. 2nd fret) and then strum the Em chord up (or down.)

using the first 3 strings in the open position while ringing the bass notes.

Second small leads (pull off 7to5 if you prefer)

           D       C                E         D       C           D

Chords not individual notes ( optional Em C D using open string strums )
alternate up and down strumming.

Em(7th fret bar)    C (3rd fret bar)   D (5th fret bar)   Em (7th fret)

Blue Oyster Cult albums
2005 Singles Collection
2001 The Curse of the Hidden Mirror
1998 Heaven Forbid
1985 Club Ninja
1983 The Revolution by Night
1981 Fire of Unknown Origin
1980 Cultosaurus Erectus
1977 Spectres
1976 Agents of Fortune
1974 Secret Treaties
1973 Tyranny and Mutation
1972 Blue Oyster Cult
Secret Treaties tabs
01Career Of Evil tabbass tab
02Subhuman tabbass tab
08Astronomy tabbass tab