Vultures

Phish (Story of the Ghost)

Tabbed by: Saint (shakedown_04092@yahoo.com)

 

Intro: Bb G Bb CC A Ab G F# F

 

Blind me with ambition like a razor to the throat

Cast aside your foolish pride I'll cast the final vote

The feelings you've been waiting for are clawing thru your skin

And if you look above you'll see the vultures moving in

 

This part 2x:

C#

Timing is everything that much I know.

Sometimes I'm faster and sometimes I'm slow

I exceed expectations but some days I'm told

B

To go to the end of the line.

C#

But when I can't be what's expected of me

I look at the clock and say this can't be

Watching it pass without reason or rhyme

B

I find myself drifting in time

 

C#(3x) & B

I see the vultures moving in (Trey & Page, offset from each other, repeated)

I find myself drifting in time (Mike & Fishman, offset from each other, repeated)

 

Bridge: Eb Db E Eb

 

E--------------------6-------------------6-------------------6-|

B--8-6-4-8-6-4-8-6-4---8-6-4-8-6-4-8-6-4---8-6-4-8-6-4-8-6-4---|

 

E--------------------------|

B--6-4-2-6-4-2-6-4-2-6-4-2-|

 

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

B--9-7-5-9-7-5-9-7-5---9-7-5-9-7-5-9-7-5---9-7-5-9-7-5-9-7-5---|

 

REPEAT INTRO

 

Paulatek reminds me of The Bible
Andromeda was used, I think, before
My guess is that I'll never name this ghost well
But I think I hear him knocking at my door
(2x, repeat with Page the 2nd time)

Blind me with ambition like a razor to the throat
Cast aside your foolish pride, I'll cast the final vote
The feelings you've been waiting for are clawing through your skin
But if you look above you'll see the vultures moving in

D# & C#

I see the vultures moving in (Trey & Page, offset from each other, repeated)

I find myself drifting in time (Mike & Fishman, offset from each other, repeated)

 

D# & C# jam (jam in Eb mixolydian but float around C Phrygian KEY OF Ab)

 

VERSION 1:

Intro:

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

B|-11--13----11-13-13------10-12-10------------------------------------------|

G|--------12------------11----------11-9---------------9-----9---------------|

D|---------------------------------------12-9------9h12--9h12----12-9--------|

A|--------------------------------------------12-9--------------------12-9---|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

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

B --11-9----------------------------|

G -------11-9-----------8-9-10------|

D ------------11-8---11--------11---|

A ----------------------------------|

E ----------------------------------|

 

E-----------12-13-15-12-------------------12-------------------------|

B--13--13-15------------13---------13--15----13----------------------| pretty much

G----12--------------------(12h)14-----------------------------------| repeat this

D--------------------------------------------------------------------| 2x

A--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

VERSION 2

INTRO: starts off with Page doing a piano riff and Trey comes in playing this:

 

E--6-6-8-6-8---5-7-5-------------------------|

B-------8-----7-----7-5---------5---5--------|

G----------------------7-4---4-7-4-7-7-4-----|

D-------------------------7-4-----------7-4--|

A--------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------|

H/O

E--6---------------|

B---9-6-------5-6--|

D------8-6-6-8---6-|

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

A------------------|

E------------------|

 

Slide up to this 13 from about 10 frets down:

P/O P/O

E-----------12-13-15-12------------12---------12--12-15-13-12---|

B--13--13-15-----------15-13--13-15--13--13-15--13-----------13-|

G----12---------------------12---------12-----------------------|

D---------------------------------------------------------------|

A---------------------------------------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------------------------|

slide up

E---------------------|

B--14-13-12-11-----14-| -Drill each of these note for

G---------------------| one bar each-

 

Here is where the verses begin. first verse.

 

C# B

 

After singing Trey busts this line out:(it's pretty fast)

 

E--------------------6-------------------6-------------------6-|

B--8-6-4-8-6-4-8-6-4---8-6-4-8-6-4-8-6-4---8-6-4-8-6-4-8-6-4---|

 

E--------------------------|

B--6-4-2-6-4-2-6-4-2-6-4-2-|

 

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

B--9-7-5-9-7-5-9-7-5---9-7-5-9-7-5-9-7-5---9-7-5-9-7-5-9-7-5---|

 

Then it goes back through the whole intro guitar part again.

 

Then the next verse

 

 

VERSION 3: Live in Utica 2010 Version

 

Transcription by Darren Rodney of phish tribute band The Lawn Boys (facebook.com/lawnboys)

 

Email darren.rodney944@gmail.com with any comments/suggestions

 

Intro: Piano lick 20x

 

0:30

 

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

B|-11--13----11-13-13------10-12-10------------10-8----------|

G|--------12------------11----------11-9------------9-7------|

D|---------------------------------------12-9-----------10-7-|

A|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

E|-----------------------12-13-14-15-/12-------------------12-13-14-15-/12----------|

B|----13-13h14--13~---13-----------------13-------------13-----------------13----13-|

G|-14---------------------------------------12----12-14-----------------------12----|

D|---------------------------------------------14-----------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

0:49

 

E|-----------------------|

B|-14*--13--12--11--/14--|

G|-----------------------|

D|-----------------------|

A|-----------------------|

E|-----------------------|

*fast repeating up and down picking patern on each descending note

 

Verse 1: Bass Only

 

Chorus: 1:15

 

E|-----------------------|

B|-6-6---6-6---6-6--6-4--|

G|-6-6---6-6---6-6--6-4--|6x

D|-6-6---6-6---6-6--6-4--|

A|-4-4---4-4---4-4--4-2--|

E|-----------------------|

 

Timing is everything that much I know etc...

 

1:54

 

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----8-----------------------8-----11---9-----12--9-------9--------|

G|-10---8---------------8-10----8----------9---------9-------9------|

D|--------8--------8-10-----------8----------9---------9-9-----9----|

A|----------10--10-----------------------------------------------11-|

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-11--13----11-13-13-----10-12-10----------------9-11-9---------------|

G|--------12-----------11----------11-9--------10--------10-8----------|

D|---------------------------------------12-9-----------------11-8-----|

A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

E|--------------------------12-15-15-/17-15---20-17----------------------------|

B|----12-12h13-----------13-------------------------20-17----17-20----17-------|

G|-13--------------12-14----------------------------------19-------19----17----|

D|--------------14----------------------------------------------------------17-|

A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Bridge: 2:27

 

E|-----------------------|

B|-14--13--12--11--/14---|

G|-----------------------|2X

D|-----------------------|

A|-----------------------|

E|-----------------------|

 

Paulatek reminds me of The Bible...

 

 

Verse 2: Bass Only

 

 

Jam Chords

E|-----------------------|

B|-8-8---8-8---8-8--8-6--|

G|-8-8---8-8---8-8--8-6--|

D|-8-8---8-8---8-8--8-6--|

A|-6-6---6-6---6-6--6-4--|

E|-----------------------|

 

 

Jam Notes:

The jam in in Eb Mixolydian which is the notes of the Ab Major scale, starting on the Eb. You'll want to emphasize

the chord tones in an Eb chord while soloing... so Eb, G, Bb. Trey also likes to use the flat 2 (Fb) and sharp 5 (B natural)

to create some nice simple tension. Try to resolve resolve the Fb to the root Eb. And try to resolve the sharp 5 to the 5th Bb.

 

 

E|----------------------------------8-9-11-|

B|---------------------------8-9-11--------|

G|----------------------8-10---------------|

D|-------------8-10-11---------------------|

A|-----8-10-11-----------------------------|

E|-11--------------------------------------|