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

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



ICE
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 11th August 2002

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Finally I managed to get somewhere with this song! Most of the parts
are deceptively simple, although I stress it was a pain to work out due
to the songs extremely interesting tonal focus and weird structure :)

Intro:

E---------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------|
G--0------------------0-----------0--------0--|
D--0---------------0--0--------0--0--------0--| <- play twice.
A-10------10-----8-----------6-----------5----|
E--8---8------6-----------4-----------3-------|


F G Eb Bb F G Eb Bb Eb Bb


(over JJ's high pitched bass run, play this ringing E chord)

E--0--|
B--0--|
G--9--|
D--9--|
A--7--|
E--0--|


Verse:

  (riff 1)
E-----------------|
B-----------------|
G-----5--3--------|
D--5--4--2---3s5--|
A--5---------2s4--|
E-----------------|

Die like cherry blossom
Hagakure with perfume
Deadly with make up on but it just won't do

  (riff 2)
E---------------|
B---------------|
G--3--3--3--2^--|
D--2--1--1------| <- play twice
A---------------|
E---------------|

(repeat riff 1)

I have ice instead of heartburn
She has ice on her fingers
We have ice in the oven but it just won't do

(play riff 2 twice)


Instrumental break 1:

  Esus4  F# G# F# G#  Esus4    G
E--0--0----2-4-2-4-----0--0----3-3-3-3--|
B-10-10----2-4-2-4----10-10----3-3-3-3--|
G--9--9----3-5-3-5-----9--9----4-4-4-4--|
D--9--9----4-6-4-6-----9--9----5-5-5-5--| <- play twice
A----------4-6-4-6-------------5-5-5-5--|
E----------2-4-2-4-------------3-3-3-3--|


verse 2:

(the verse is then raised a key)

(riff 1b)
E-----------------|
B-----------------|
G-----7--5--------|
D--7--6--4---5s7--|
A--7---------4s6--|
E-----------------|

If there's no reason for your words
Then your silence ain't absurd
If there's no reason for your breathing then it just won't do

 (riff 2)
E---------------|
B---------------|
G--5--5--5--4^--|
D--4--3--3------| <- play twice
A---------------|
E---------------|


Instrumental break 2:

E---------------------|
B---------------------|
G---------------------|
D---------------------| <- play four times
A--6---6-----6-5------|
E----------------8-5--|

E-----------|
B-----------|
G-----------|
D-----------| <- play four times
A--4-3------|
E------6-3--|

(play instrumental break 1 twice)

verse 3:

(verse resorts back to its original key)

(riff 1)

There is ice in my vision
There is ice always in season
I want cold air not your treason, it won't do

(there is a second guitar part that plays the following):

E----------------------8p7--|
B--------------9p8-8h9------|
G------8p7-7h8--------------| <- play twice
D--7h8----------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

E--7-8-10------------------------------------------------------|
B----------9-8---9-8-11----------------------------------------|
G------------------------10-8---7-8-10-------------------------|
D---------------------------------------10-8-------------------|
A---------------------------------------------8-10-11-10-8-10--|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|

repeat over 'Hakagure with perfume' until fade.


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