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Nile - "Sarcophagous" Guitar Tab

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Updated: 2004-02-29 13:11:57

 

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johnmansley

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#Unless specified otherwise, this is NOT an official tab from the band members.#
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Band:  Nile
Album: In Their Darkened Shrines
Song:  Sarcophagus

Copyright (c)  (Relapse) (2002)
Version 2.0 - (10/01/04)

Transcribed By: John Mansley
Email:          john@smansley.freeserve.co.uk


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning: A E A D F# B

NB: I've not included any harmonized parts - they're pretty easy to
    figure anyway.


Intro: (two guitars arranged for one)

|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-10h13p10-9-7-9bh-r~~---|--9-10-10/13~-/13-10-9-7-9-9/10-9~-|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------5-|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------0-|-----------------------------------|

|--------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|
|-10-10/13~~~--|-14h15p14-12-10-9-7-6-7-6-/10-9-3~~~-|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|


Chorus 1:

|--------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|--------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-/8-5-7-7/8-7-|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|--------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------|
|-/6-3-5-5/6-5-|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------|
|--------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------|
                 .           .           .


|-/11-8-10-10/11-10-|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-/-8-5--7--7/-8--7-|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-4~~~~~~~~-|-3~~~~~~~~-|
                      .       .

|-/11-8-10-10/11-10-|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-/-8-5--7--7/-8--7-|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------|
|-------------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------|
|-------------------|-1-0-------|-4-3-------|-3-1-------|
                      .           .           .

|-/11-8-10-10/11-10-|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-/-8-5--7--7/-8--7-|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-1-0-----1-|-4~~~~~~~~-|-3~~~~~~~~-|
                      .       .

Verse 1:

|---------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|---------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|---------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|-0-------|--------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|-0-------|-/9-8----8-6----6h8-|-5---------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-|
|-0-------|--------------------|-----------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-|
                                             . .   .   .   .

Lead Fill:

|---------------------------|
|-----------7/8-7-7/11-11~~-|
|---------------------------|
|-7h8p7-5-4-4/5-4-4/-8--8~~-|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|


Verse 2:

|---------|----------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|---------|----------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|---------|-/11-10---10-8---8h10-|-7---------|-----------------|
|-0-------|----------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|-0-------|----------------------|-----------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-|
|-0-------|----------------------|-----------|-0-1-1-5-5-4-4-1-|
                                               . .   .   .   .


Chorus 2: this is the last 8 bars of Chorus 1


Bridge: this part has a lead which I've tabbed below the rhythm part.

       grad bend
|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------|
|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------|
|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------|
|-0---7bh-|-----r--|--------------|-0---7bh-|-----r--|--------------|
|-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--|-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--|
|-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--|-0-------|--------|-5-4-4---1-1--|
|         |        |              |         |        |              |
|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|-17~~~~~~~~~~-|
|---------|--------|--------------|---13h15-|-15~~~~-|--------------|
|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------|
|-7bh-r-b-|-b-r-b-r|-~~~~~~~~~~~~-|---------|--------|--------------|
|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------|
|---------|--------|--------------|---------|--------|--------------|

That last 17 is a very wide and slow vibrato.


Riff A:                __________________  ___________________
                                      1,3|                 2,4|
|---------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|--------/-7-7---6-6--|
|---------------------|-------------------|--------/-5-5---4-4--|
|-8-10-10-8h10p8-5~~~-|-3---3---3-5-5h6p5-|-3---3--/-5-5---4-4--|
|---------------------|---0---0-----------|---0----/-5-5---4-4--|
                          .   .               .

Riff B:

|------------|------------------|------------|-----------------|
|------------|------------------|------------|-----------------|
|-5----------|-5--7--8--5--7--8-|------------|-----------------|
|-5----------|-5--7--8--5--7--8-|-0----------|--------10101010-|
|-3----------|-3--5--6--3--5--6-|-0----------|-0-0--0--8-8-8-8-|
|------------|------------------|-0----------|-0-0--0----------|
                                               . .  .

|------------|-------------|----------|-----------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|-----------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|-----------------|
|-8----------|-7-8-7-8-7-5-|-0--------|-----------------|
|-8----------|-7-8-7-8-7-5-|-0--------|-/(8)------------|
|-8----------|-7-8-7-8-7-5-|-0--------|-----------------|


Outro Lead:

|---------------------|----------------------|
|-----------6-/8-6-6/-|-10-10---8-8----------|
|-5--/7---------------|----------------------|
|-----------3-/5-3-3/-|--7--7---5-5----------|
|-3--/5---------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|


Outro Backing 1: (bars match up with Outro Lead)
            _________________  ______________
                        1,2,3|              4|
|----------|------------------|---------------|
|----------|------------------|---------------|
|----------|------------------|---------------|
|-0--------|------------------|---------------|
|-0--------|-------0h1---1----|---\\\\\\\\\\\-|
|-0--------|-------0h1---1----|---\\\\\\\\\\\-|


Outro Backing 2: (bars match up with Outro Lead)

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-|
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Outro Backing 3: (bars match up with Outro Lead)

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0000000000000000000000000000000-|-0000000000000000000000011111111-|
|-0000000000000000000000000000000-|-0000000000000000000000011111111-|
  ...............................   ...............................


Song Structure:

Intro
Chorus 1
Verse 1 (x2)
Lead Fill
Verse 2
Chorus 2 (x2)
Verse 1 (x2)
Lead Fill
Verse 2
Bridge
Riff A
Riff B
                                              _
Outro Backing 1                                |
Outro Backing 2 (x4)                           | Outro Lead (x16)
Outro Backing 3 (x8, fade starts on 6th time) _|


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