Grendel by Marillion
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Tabbed by Dan Newcombe
[email protected]
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A little guide to some of my own notations:

6 lines of ----   are guitar tab (From top to bottom E B G D A E)
5 lines of ----   are keyboards (yeah, it's a guitar group, but there
                   are more flames and discussions so at least this is
                   music :)
For Key music - & is treble cleff, ) is bass clef and o is a note,
    listen to the music for the length/beat/other.

And Now...
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Grendel  by   Marillion      (from B-Sides Themselves)
as heard by Dan Newcombe ([email protected] for now)

Guitar Riff A: Intro    (Played Twice)
----------0------------2-3-2h3p2p0---2-0-2-----0-2-0------0-2-0----------
--0---2h3---3-0---0----------------3-------2---------3-2--------3-2------
----------------2--------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------0-------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------4-------------------------------------
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--------0-2-3-2-------------
--0-2-3---------3-2h3p2-0---
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Guitar Riff B (Mainly just chords, one note at a time.)
(This is how I play it.)
Bm                    A
--------------------0------------------------------0-----------------------
-----------3-----------3----3---------------2--------2-----2---------------
--------4----4-----------4----4-----------2---2--------2-----2-------------
-----4----------4---------------4-------2-------2--------------2-----------
--2-----------------------------------0------------------------------------
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G               F#
-------------3------------------------------2------------------------------
---------------0------0-----------------------4-----4----------------------
-------0---------0------0-------------3---------3-----5--------------------
-----0---0----------------0---------4---4---------------4------------------
---2-------0----------------------4-------4--------------------------------
-3------------------------------2------------------------------------------

Keyboard: Main Rythym A (lightly, in the background)
B  |  A  |  G  |  F#    <-Played one full measure each

Midnight sun bids moors farewell, retreats from charging dusk
Mountains echo curfew's bell, signal ending tasks
They place their faith in oaken doors, cower in candlelight
The panic seeps through bloodstained floors as Grendel stalks the
   night

Guitar and Keys: Main Riff A - LOUD

Earth-rim walker seeks his meals, prepare the funeral pyres
The shaper's songs no longer heal the fear within their eyes,
Their eyes, their eyes, their eyes, their eyes


Guitar: Riff B
Keyboard: Main Rythym A - softly, a little more presence than above.

Wooden figures, pagan gods stare blindly cross the sea
Appeal for help from ocean fogs, for saviors born of dreams
They know their lives are forfeit now, priestly heads they bow in
   shame
They cannot face the trembling crowd that flinch in Grendel's name


Guitar and Keys: Main Rythym A - LOUD

Earth-rim walker seeks his meals, prepare the funeral pyres
The shaper's songs no longer heal the fear within their eyes,

Their eyes, their eyes, their eyes, their eyes


Guitar plays Main Rythym A until solo.
Keyboard Run Number One
Repeat each run for one whole measure|
    Bm       A       G       F#      |
-#---O-----|-------|-------|---------|-----------------------------------
           | O     |       |         |
-------O---|-------|-O-----|---------|-----------------------------------
  #        |   O   |       |  O      |
---------O-|-------|---O---|---------|-----------------------------------
           |     O |       |    #O   |
-----------|-------|-----O-|---------|-----------------------------------
           |       |       |       O |
-----------|-------|-------|---------|-----------------------------------

As Grendel leaves his mossy home beneath the stagnant air
Along the forest path he roams to Hrothgar's hall so fair
He knows that victory is secured, his charm will testify
His claws will drip with mortal blood as moonbeams haunt the sky

(Solo) - Pretty much that's it, except the fast part - no clue

--19--19--19-19--19p17--------------------------------------------------------
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Guitar Riff C:
Background plays Main Rythym A
The *'s are the main notes that stand out, the other are just little
trasnsitional fills.
    *              *         *             *
--------7--9b10b9------5-5-------2h3p2p0--------------------------------------
----7--------------5---5-5---3-------------2----------------------------------
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As Grendel leaves his mossy home beneath the stagnant air
Along the forest path he roams to Hrothgar's house so fair
He knows that victory is secured, his charm will testify
His claws will drip with mortal blood as moonbeams haunt the sky

Guitar and Keys: Main Rythym A - LOUD

Earth-rim walker seeks his meals, prepare the funeral pyres
The shaper's songs no longer heal the fear within their eyes,
Within their eyes, within their eyes, within their eyes


Bass: Octaves (On a E or B?)
Guitar Riff D: (Done on electric using volume swells. I also
use delay during this part, to make it sound a little more errie)
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--12-----10------13-----17----------
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(Assorted growls)
Silken membranes, span his path, fingerprints in dew
Denizens of twilight lands, humbly beg him through
Mother Nature's bastard child, shunned by leaf and stream
An alien in an alien land seeks solace within dreams
The shaper's lies, his poison tongue maligned with mocking harp
Beguiling queen, her innocence offends his icy heart

(BIG Sounding Keyboard Riff)
Big Soudning Organ Riff.
 E     D      D?     D     Em   D        Bb    Em     E
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--------------O--------------------------O-------------------------------

--O------------------------O-------------O-----O------O------------------
        O     O      O      O
-#O------------------------O-------------------O-----#O------------------
       #O    #O     #O         #O   #O
--O------------------------O-------------------O------O------------------
    O        O      O

(guitar Rythym) Play once before keyboard comes in.
Em                     C
-3------3-------3-----3--------3------3--------3------3---------------
---5------5-------5-----5--------5------5--------5------5-------------
-----4------4-------4-----4--------5-------5-------5------5-----------
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D               F#
-2-------2-------2-------2--------2------2------2------2----------------
---3-------3-------3-------3--------3------3------3------3--------------
-----2--------2-------2------2--------4------4------4------4------------
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(Keyboard Riff)
Hounds freeze in silence, bewitched by the reptile's spell
Sulphurous essence pervades round the grassy dell
Hero awaits him like lamb to the butcher's knife
Stellular heavens ignore even children's cries
Screams are his music, lightning his guide
Raping the darkness, d- d- d- d- death by his side

Chants rise in terror, pray round the oaken beam
Flickering firelight portraying the grisly scene
Warriors advance, prepare for the nightmare foe
Futile the sacrifices even the hearts must know
Heroes' delusions with feet in the grave
Lurker at the threshold, he cares not for the brave, he cares not
   for the brave

Keyboard Riff (This is a little to fast for me to really hear and catch)

(Guitar riff E) C B C  E

Keyboard Riff (This is the same as above)

(Guitar riff E) C B C E


(Guitar acoustic) - Play xx times
Em                       G/Em         F#/Em
---------0----------------0----------------0----------------0---------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------0---0------------0---0------------0---0------------0---0-------------
-----2-------2--------2-------2--------2-------2--------2-------2-----------
---2-----------2----2-----------2----2-----------2----2---------------------
-0---------------0-----------------3----------------2--------------2-3------


(Octave guitar riff for a while) E e EE e E ee
(The guitar is pretty much just playing The low E string and
and E or E "power" chord on the 5th string)

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-(9)--(9)(9)----(9)--------------------------------------------------------
--7----7--7------7---------------------------------------------------------
----0--------0------0--0---------------------------------------------------

So you thought that your bolts and your locks would keep me out
You should have known better after all this time
You're gonna pay in blood for all your viscious slander
With your ugly pale skins and your putrid blue eyes
Why should I feel pity when you kill your own and feel no shame?
God's on my side, sure as hell I'm gonna take no blame,
I'm gonna take no blame, I'm going to take no blame

(Keyboard riff/fill)
(More emphasis on the E chord - Here, the guitar starts playing more
full E chords instead of just the power chords.)

So you say you believe in all of Mother Nature's laws
You lust for gold with your sharpened knives
Ooh, when your hordes are gathered and your enemies left to rot
You pray with your bloodstained hands at the feet of your pagan gods
And you try to place the killer's blade in my hands
You call for justice, distort the truth

Well I've had enough of all your pretty, pretty speeches
Recieve your punishment expose your throats to my righteous
   claws and let the blood flow,

(Keyboard riffs)
let the blood flow, let the blood flow, let the blood flow, flow,
flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, let the blood flow,
let the blood flow, let the blood flow, let the blood flow,
let the blood flow, flow, let the blood flow, let the blood flow,
let the blood flow, let the blood flow, flow, flow, let the blood
flow, let the blood, let the blood, let the blood, let the blood,
let the blood, let the blood, let the blood, let the blood,
blood flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow

(Guitar Riff E) twice:
-----7---5h7p5--------------5--------------------------------------
--5------------8--7------5-----7-----------------------------------
----------------------7--------------------------------------------
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(Guitar Riff F) twice (same as E, one octave higher)
-----19--17h19p17----------------17--------------------------------
--17--------------20--19-----17------19----------------------------
-------------------------19----------------------------------------
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(Guitar Riff G ) twice    (not real sure about it.)
-----7--5h7p5----5h7p5h7p5h7p5----5h7p5h7p5h7p5--------------------
--5-----------------------------7----------------8--5--------------
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(Guitar Riff  ) twice
---12---12----14--14b(15)r14--12---10--7--5--5h7p5--3--2--0--------
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(Outro) - I don't do solos.  I mess them up too bad and I prefer
      not to copy others solo. I usually meddle around this
      part on an E Minor Penatonic scale(12th fret) on the middle
      four strings.
Starts off with:
--15b--15b-15b-15b-------------------------------------------------
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(Keyboard Voice Sound comes in the background)

Solo/Song ends with:
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-(18)r17---15---14---10........---12-------------------------------
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Well that's it.  It may not look like something publsihed in Guitar
Magazine and some of the leads are iffy, but if you listen to the song
and follow along you should be able to figure it out.  If I hear
Grendel again, it'll be too soon.

--
Daniel A. Newcombe
[email protected]

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