MONKEY GONE TO HEAVEN by The Pixies
=======================================
from "Doolittle" (1989)

   main riff-

      Em  F#       A    D                 B   
   E--0---2-----------------------------------------------|
   B--0---2--------5--------------------------------------|
   G--0---3---3----6----7---------------/(4)-------\(7)---|
   D--2---4---4----7----7---------------/(4)-------\(7)---|
   A--2---4---4----7----5---------------/(2)-------\(5)---|
   E--0---2---2----5--------------------------------------|

verse:

there was a guy
an underwater guy who controlled the sea
got killed by ten million pounds of sludge 
from new york and new jersey

chorus:

      Em  F#       A    D                 B |         D
                                            |
         This monkey's gone   to heaven     |-key's  gone  
   E--0---2---------------------------------|--------------|
   B--0---2--------5------------------------|--------------|
   G--0---3---3----6----7---------------/(4)|-------\(7)---|
   D--2---4---4----7----7---------------/(4)|-------\(7)---|
   A--2---4---4----7----5---------------/(2)|-------\(5)---|
   E--0---2---2----5------------------------|--------------|


   first "solo" (may be two guitars):

   E--0-0-0-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-2-2-2-2--0--0-0-----4--|
   B--2-2-2-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-3-3-3-3--0--2-2\(4)-5--|
   G-----------------------------------------------0--0-0-----0--|
   D-----------------------------------------------2-------------|
   A-----------------------------------------------2-------------|
   E-----------------------------------------------0-------------|

   E-(4)/(2)-2~~~~~~~(2)--------------------------|
   B-(5)/(3)-3~~~~~~~(3)p2~~~~~~~~~~(2)\3~~~~~~~~-|
   G-(0)------------------------------------------|
   D----------------------------------------------|
   A----------------------------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------------|

   (back to chorus riff)

During chorus, "toy piano" sound can be recreated by picking
D & G strings behind the nut:

    |---behind the nut-----|
   E------------------------|
   B------------------------|
   G----0----0----0----0----|
   D--0----0----0----0------|
   A------------------------|
   E------------------------|

verse:

the creature in the sky 
got sucked in a hole
now there's a hole now in the sky
and the ground's not cold
and if the ground's not cold
everything is gonna burn
we'll all take turns
i'll get mine too

(chorus)

rock me joe

   solo-
   E----------------------------------------------------------------|
   B--5-------------------------------------------------------------|
   G--7b--r-6b--r-6--5b--r---5b--5--5r-6b--6-6-6r-5b--5-5r--6b--6-6-|
   D----------------------------------------------------------------|
   A----------------------------------------------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------------------------------|

   E---------------------------------------------|
   B-----7h8p7-7--7-7-7-7--5---------------------|
   G-6r--------------------7b--r-6b--r-6--5b--r--|
   D---------------------------------------------|
   A---------------------------------------------|
   E---------------------------------------------|

   (back to first "solo")

   
   if man is 5 if man is 5 if man is 5
   then the devil is 6 then the devil is 6 then the devil is 6
   and if the devil is 6
   then god is 7 then god is 7 then god is 7

   (back to chorus)
 
    outro:
   E----------------------------------------------------------------|
   B--5---------------------5-5-5--7-7-7-7--5-5-5--7-7-7-7--5-5-5---|
   G--7b--r-6b--r-6--5b--r--6-6-6--7-7-7-7--6-6-6--7-7-7-7--6-6-6---|
   D----------------------------------------------------------------|
   A----------------------------------------------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------------------------------|

   E----------------------------------------------------------------|
   B-7-7-7-7--5---------------------5-5-5--7-7-7-7--5-5-5--7-7-7-7--|
   G-7-7-7-7--7b--r-6b--r-6--5b--r--6-6-6--7-7-7-7--6-6-6--7-7-7-7--|
   D----------------------------------------------------------------|
   A----------------------------------------------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------------------------------|

   E-------------------0-------------------|
   B-7-----7---7-------0-------------------|
   G-9b----9---9r-/----0---3--3-------7----|
   D-------------------2---4--4---7---7----|
   A-------------------2---4--4---7---5----|
   E-------------------0---2--2---5--------|


Transcribed by Bryson Meunier
mailto:[email protected]

Comments, corrections, additions welcome.

Symbols used in transcription:
   b = bend
   r = release
   h = hammer-on
   p = pull-off
   \ = slide
 (5) = ghost note at 5th fret
 ~~~ = feedback

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