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the zid - released March 1997 - Transcriptions

S = sound file L = lyrics T = transcription

S L S 1 03 "johnny & the platypus"

guitar w/heavy distortion (1 beat = 6 spaces):
---10----8-----0-----10----8-----0-- upstrokes on this string
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8-----0-----10----8-----0-----10---- downstrokes on this string
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use alternating down/up strokes...yeah
repeat a million times

bass (with a pick):
------------------------------------------7-----
------------------------------------------7--0--
-----------------------------------/7--5--------
0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--0--0--0--0-------------- 
            ^  ^  ^  ^ bend these

ending bass part:
------------------------------------------7--9--
------------------------------------------7--9--
---------------5-------------------/7--5--------
0--0--0--0-/7-----7\-3--0--0--0--0--------------
or slide from the 7th up to the 9th
but only pick on the 7th like: --7/(9)--
but that looks too confusing.  --7/(9)--

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S L S 1 14 "coconut juice"

guitar (1 beat = 8 spaces):
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
----11--9---------------9---9---
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0-----------0---9---8-----------

This isn't actually it, but it's close enough. perhaps with the guitar
tuned down a whole step it would match the recording. 

To play the bassline for this song, play all strings at once by banging
your right palm on the neck in different places while holding your left
hand on all the strings behind various frets.

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S L S 1 17 "salamander/monkey jig"

acoustic guitar.
chords are as follows:
verse: C, F, C, G, B7
chorus: Em, G, A, Em, D
silly yes

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X L S 1 24 "into the cathedral we go"

guitar:
it's all one chord. you might call it "D7/C" with no fifth.
play this twice                 then play this once             then repeat
| - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|| - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
2-2---2---2-----2-2---2---2---------2-------2-------2-------2---
3-3---3---3-----3-3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-
5-5---5---5-----5-5---5---5-----5-------5-------5-------5-------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------

bass:
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
0-5--75---------0-5--75--------- repeat this throughout the whole song.
----------5--75-----------5--75-

the bassline is simplified to line up with the guitar.
you have to slide up to the 7th fret and back down to make it sound like
a boomerang. note: don't play the 75th fret.

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S L S 1 26 "jacket, the brown"

i don't really know how to play it, but you need the floppy string
for the "stop it, bobby" parts. usually i play this song
in standard tuning with this chord:
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---0---0---0---0---
1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---
0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---

bassline:
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------0---0-
0---0---3-0---0-3-0---0-3-------

and:
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--------------------------0---0-
0---0---3-0---0-3-0---0-3-------
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bend all notes at the third fret.

then the "bridge" (so to speak):
0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------
----------------0-0-0-0-0-------
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--------------------------------

then the part at the end is arpeggiated major seventh chords:
(also in standard tuning) (1 beat = 8 spaces)
------------4-------------------     ------------0-------------------
--------5-------5-------5-------     --------1-------1-------1-------
----6---------------6-------6---     ----2---------------2-------2---
7------------------------------- and 3-------------------------------
--------------------------------     --------------------------------
--------------------------------     --------------------------------

bassline:
--------------------------------     --------------------------------
--------------------------------     --------------------------------
0--h5-------5/7\5--------------- and --------------------------------
--------------------------------     0--h5-------5/7\5---------------
h = hammer-on
the two bass and guitar parts don't necessarily coincide.
(that would have required planning and counting, two useless skills)

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X L S 1 27 "rat friend"

clean guitar (1 beat = 3 spaces):
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------------12-11-------------------
------13-12-------11-10----------11-
---12-------------------10----9-----
11-------------------------10-------
repeat forever

bass:
do something like this at who knows what frets
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---5--7-----?--+2----?--+2----?--+2-
/5-------/?-------/?-------/?-------

other part ("yeah, hide in the sewers!"):
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4456--0--
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sort of.

bass:
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0--0--0--0--4--4--4--4--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--
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sort of.

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