Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs - When We Two Parted guitar tab

when we two parted

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song: dulli, mccollum

tabs: zanzi

The whole song is in Bmajor, chordwise and keywise.

The bass plays three different riffs:

Riff1:

G--------------------------------------

D--------------------------------------

A--7b9b7----6--------------------------

E--------------7--7--7--7--7--7--------

Riff2:

G--------------------------------------

D--------------------------------------

A-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6----------------------

E-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------

Riff3:

G--------------------------------------

D--------------------------------------

A--------------------------------------

E-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------

These are basic structures of the song, there is a lot improvisations,

so listen to the record.

Riff1 is in intro and under first parts of the verses, then comes Riff2

to bring up the intensity, then back to riff1.

Riff3 comes in with shriekieng guitar chords that are tabbed below.

Guitar:

Plays a Bmajor-chord at seventh fret(799877)all through song, with

various arpeggiates.

Some are more repetetive than others, examples:

e------------|-------------|

B------------|-------------|

G------------|--------8----|

D------------|---9--9---9--|

A-7b9b7-6----|-------------|

E----------7-|-------------|

^played in ^played in

intro and second verse

begginning When guitar

of verses comes in

Otherwise just improvise arpeggiating different B-chords.

Theres a lot of two guitar solo in there, and the lead guitar plays solo

during the whole song. I like to just improvise in Bmajor scale and see

what I can come up with. Even though it never sound as good as the

record, it sounds ok. I use a lot of loooong slides, biiiig bends and

harmonics to get the right feel.

The shriking chords that comes in when Greg sings "to see you were alive

instead of watching you abandoning yourself" and in outro is this:

Bmajor B5 Badd4 B B(add4)

e-11---------------->|-14----12----11----11h12p11---

B-12--first slow---->|-12----12----12----12---------

G-11--then After---->|-11----11----11----11---------

D-----"yourself"---->|------------------------------

A-----steady-rhythm->|------------------------------

E------------------->|------------------------------

one measure each chord

Hammer-on/pull-off the last 11(12)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------lyrics

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Baby, I see you've made yourself all sick again

Didn't I do a good job of pretending?

You're saying that the victim doesn't want it to end

Good. I get to dress up and play the assassin again

It's my favorite

It's got personality

I should have seen this shit coming down the hall

Every night I spent in that bed with you facing the wall

If I could have only once heard you scream

To feel you were alive

Instead of watching you abandoning yourself

Baby you can open your eyes now

And please allow me to present you with a clue

If I inflict the pain

Then baby only I can comfort you

Out of the night we come

And into the night we go

If it starts to hurt you

Then you have to say so

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