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The Stranglers - The Man They Love To Hate
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



THE MAN THEY LOVE TO HATE
-------------------------
Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 11th August 2002

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   intro guitar:
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------------------|---------------------|
B|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------------------|---------------------|
G|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------------------|---------------------|
D|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------------------|---------------------|
A|-----4--2--|--2--4-----|-----4--2--|--2--4-----|-----4--2s14--14h16--|--2--4---------------|
E|--4--------|--------4--|--4--------|--------4--|--4------------------|--------4s16--14h16--|

E|---------------------|---------------------|--------|--------|----------|--------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|--------|--------|----------|--------|
G|---------------------|---------------------|--------|--------|----------|--------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|--------|--------|----------|--------|
A|-----4--2s14--14h16--|--2--4---------------|--------|--------|----------|--------|
E|--4------------------|--------4s16--14h16--|--2--4--|--5--4--|--2--2h4--|--5--4--|



 F#                       G#m      F#                    G#m
They woke to grey English morning, and to a strange honeymoon
D#m/B                B/D#                  A                              G#m
The girl who gave him all her love and the man who said it still wouldn't do


(Hugh plays the following over the D#m/B B/D# A G#m bits)
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|----8----8--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------9----9-------7----7-------6----------|
A|--6----6----6-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------7----7----7--5----5----5--4----4-4--3--|


F#                 G#m          F#                G#m
His parents always worked hard, never went to bed late
D#m/B                          B/D#                      A                G#m
And though they were God's own people, they're still the ones he loves to hate


D# C# (x4 - with riff)

E|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|--11--9--8--8h9p8----------------------|--11--9--8--8h9p8-------------------------|
G|-------------------10---8-----8--8s10--|-------------------10---8-----8--8s6------|
D|---------------------------8-----------|---------------------------8---------6s8--|
A|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


D#       C#        D#          C#
He never wanted to suffer this fate
D#                 C#             D#              C#
All the girls have fallen for the man the love to hate


   C#              G#m
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-------------8-s-4-------8-s-4--|
D|-6p4-6p4-6p4---------6s4--------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


play intro riff.


F#             G#m        F#                   G#m
The city is an animal, it snores and by day it roars
D#m/B                  B/D#                A                 G#m
And though he loved to hate it he couldn't live without it's flaws
F#            G#m                   F#                        G#m
With personal curtains moaning at a thousand harsh words then hush
D#m/B                  B/D#              A                 G#m
The girl she wanted to leave because she loved the man too much


D# C# (x4) - (with riff.)


D#       C#        D#          C#
He never wanted to suffer this fate
D#                 C#             D#              C#
All the girls have fallen for the man the love to hate


F#               G#m     F#                      G#m
His father was a fighter and he practised on his son
D#m/B                    B/D#            A                G#m
His mother was just some furniture who'd lost the will to run
F#                       G#m                         F#                       G#m
The girl she wrote him a farewell note and though he probably didn't care too much
D#m/B                B/D#                 A                 G#m
The girl she finally left him because she loved the man too much


D# C# (x4) - (with riff.)

   D#          C#           D#          C#           D#          C#         D#    C#            G#m
E|------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
B|-11^-9-8h9p8------------|-11^-9-8h9p8------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------10-8--8s6--|-------------10-8--8s6--|-10^-8-6h8p6----------|-10^-8-------------8-s-4-|
D|------------------------|------------------------|-------------10-8-8s6-|-------6p4-6p4-6p4-------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|

  G#m
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|------8--8-s-4--|
D|--6p4-----------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|


repeat chords: F# G#m F# G#m D#m/B B/D# A G#m - until fade.


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