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Sisters Of Mercy — Torch bass tabs

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"Torch" by The Sisters of Mercy (from the album "Floodland")
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Transcribed by Elissa Feit (feit@cs.Buffalo.EDU)


E C
Am Bm
G D A
E G C Bm
G D A


C#m B
C#m B
D
C Em


*** The bass for the above is simply playing the root note of each
chord (if the chord is a C, play a C; if the chord is a C—, play a C).
(If you don't what notes are what, e—mail me and I will give you a
*quick* theory lesson... this offer for a short time only!)

D C G
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
G ——————————————————————————|————————————————————————|
D ——————————————————————————|——————————————————————4—|
A ——5————————5———7———5——7——3|——————————3—5——3——5—————|
E ——————————————————————————|————————————————————————|

G Bm
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 1———2———3
G ———————————————————————|———————————————————————————|
D ——5—————————5—7———5—4——|———————————————5———4———————|
A —————————5—————————————|——————————5————————————5———|
E ———————————————————————|———————————————————————————|

C Em
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
G ——————————————————|—————————————————————————|
D ——————————4———4—2—|—————————2———4—2———4—s9——| <— slide up to 9
A ——2———— 5———5—————|—————————————————————————|
E ——————————————————|—————————————————————————|

Hold the next two measures then repeat all 8 measures (the above 6 + the 2)
for the next half a verse. Notice that what's going on is the final note
in a lot of the measures are "anticipations", that is, the bass note for the
following measure is played a half—beat ahead.

D C
G Bm
C Em


Chorus: (repeat)



Break: E

Bass:
G——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
D——7—9—7——————————————————————————7—9—7————————————————————————
A————————10——9——7——————7—7—7————————————10——9——7—————7—————————
E——————————————————10—————————————————————————————10———————————

G——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
D——7—9—7———————————————9——7—7——9——10————7—9—7————————————————————
A————————10——9——7——9——10——9—9—10——12——————————10——9——7—————7—————
E—————————————————————————————————————————————————————10———————
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
actually, the bass doesn't really play the top notes (B A A B C),
some woodwind does, but if you're playing alone, then it sounds
better this way.


Elissa Feit (feit@cs.buffalo.edu // {rutgers,uunet}!cs.buffalo.edu!feit)
"I think Philip Roth is a great writer, but I wouldn't want to shake his hand."
— Jacqueline Susann


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