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/ The Stranglers / Black and White (1978) / Curfew guitar tab

The Stranglers - Curfew
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



CURFEW
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 1st April 2002

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intro (picked):

  Gsus2                    Esus2            Fsus2                Dsus2
E------------------------|----------------|--------------------|----------------|
B-----------10-----------|-------7--------|---------8----------|-------5--------|
G--------12-----12-------|-----9----9-----|------10----10------|-----7----7-----|
D-----12-----------12----|---9--------9---|---10----------10---|---7--------7---|
A--10-----------------10-|-7------------7-|-8----------------8-|-5------------5-|
E------------------------|----------------|--------------------|----------------|

G5 E5 F5 D5 (x2)

(7/4 time)

Eb5 A5 Bb5 E5

    Eb5   A5      Bb5          E5
The enemy has cut down all the power
Eb5          A5     Bb5         E5
London south of the Thames is invaded
Eb5         A5       Bb5         E5
Westminster is razed down to the ground
    Eb5            A5   Bb5  E5
The government has fled
    Eb5            A5   Bb5  E5
The government has fled
    Eb5            A5       Bb5      E5
The government has fled for Scotland today

(4/4 time)

Gm                   F
It becomes black and white
Gm                   F
Is it true what they say?
Gm                     F
They turn the day into night
Gm
Black and white becomes

G E5 F5 D5 (x2, with riff)

(7/4 time)

Eb5 A5 Bb5 E5

    Eb5            A5   Bb5       E5
The government has fled into thin air
       Eb5         A5          Bb5             E5
What's left of our troops have joined with the Scots
   Eb5      A5      Bb5         E5
To form a defence across of the north
Eb5          A5   Bb5  E5
Stay in your homes
Eb5          A5   Bb5  E5
Stay in your homes
Eb5        A5         Bb5     E5
Be off the streets by nightfall

(4/4 time)

Gm                   F
It becomes black and white
Gm                   F
Is it true what they say?
Gm                     F
They turn the day into night
Gm
Black and white becomes

G E5 F5 D5 (x2, with riff)

(7/4 time)

Eb5 A5 Bb5 E5

(4/4 time)

<..this is a weird bit because of shifting time signatures
for one bar! eek!..there are no chords to this, just a bit
of chaos while Hugh plays this discordant riff..>

 riff 1 (2 bars of 4/4)     riff 2 (1 x 4/4, 1 x 5/4)
E----------------------|   E-------------------------|
B--10------------------|   B--10---------------------|
G------9--10------9----|   G------9--10------9--9----|
D-------------10-----9-|   D-------------10--------9-|
A----------------------|   A-------------------------|
E----------------------|   E-------------------------|

play:
riff 1 (x3)
riff 2
riff 1 (x2)

(7/4 time)

Eb5 A5 Bb5 E5

Eb5     A5        Bb5         E5
Germany failed to protect her borders
Eb5           A5            Bb5      E5
She had grown soft with the American dream
   Eb5           A5      Bb5             E5
The men from the Steppes delivered their vaccum
  Eb5         A5      Bb5  E5
A new kind of freedom
Eb5         A5    Bb5  E5
Freedom's a chain
  Eb5           A5                Bb5        E5
Maybe I'll find love when there's nothing to do

(4/4 time)

Gm                   F
It becomes black and white
Gm                   F
Is it true what they say?
Gm                     F
They turn the day into night
Gm
Black and white becomes

G E5 F5 D5 (x3, with riff)

G E5 F5

(7/4 time)

Eb5 A5 Bb5 E5


The Stranglers albums
2002 Laid Back
1998 Coup de Grace
1995 About Time
1990 10
1987 Dreamtime
1984 Aural Sculpture
1983 Feline
1981 The Meninblack
1981 La Folie
1979 The Raven
1978 Black and White
1977 No More Heroes
1977 Rattus Norvegicus
Black and White tabs
01Curfew tabbass tab
02Threatened tabbass tab
03In the Shadows tabbass tab
04Do You Wanna tabbass tab
06Enough Time tabbass tab
07Tank tabbass tab
08Nice 'N' Sleazy tabbass tab
09Outside Tokyo tabbass tab
10Hey! Rise of the Robots tabbass tab
11Sweden - All Quiet on the Eastern Front tabbass tab
12Toiler on the Sea tabbass tab

 

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