Counting Crows Tabs

Mercury

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            Mercury Chords by Counting Crows

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Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 20:00:10 -0800
From: "Michael A. Mazur" 
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, "Mercury"

Tab: "Mercury" Counting Crows
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

Guitar 1 is an acoustic, tuned to open Eb
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(Eb
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) Guitar 2 is a mandolin, tuned down 1/2 step (Gb Db Ab Eb) Note: Watch the time signature here. The main riff is in 14/8, which I think of as a measure of 6 followed by a measure of 8 (as I indicate below). But, the rest of the song is in 8/8, and the shifts from 14/8 to 8/8 and back again are subtle. Intro and main riff: | |-----0-----------|----0--------------| | |--------0--2/3\2-|-------0-----0-----| |14|-----------2/3\2-|-0--------------0--| Guitar 1 (all of guitar 1 | 8|-----------2/3\2-|-0-----------------| is played with a slide) | |-----------2/3\2-|-0-----------------| | |--0--------------|-0--------0--------| (6/8) (8/8) Verse: (guitar 1 plays main riff over Eb) | |/5--------5--------| | |/5--5-----5--------| |8|/5-----5--5--5-----| Guitar 1 plays this for the Ab chord |8|/5--------5-----5--| (note the change to 8/8) | |/5--------5--------| | |/5--------5--------| Eb
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She is trapped inside a month of grey And they take a little every day Ab
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She is a victim of her own responses Eb
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Shackled to a heart that wants to settle And the runs away Chorus: Bb
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| |/7--------7--------|/5--------5--------| | |/7--7-----7--------|/5--5-----5--------| |8|/7-----7--7--7-----|/5-----5--5--5-----| Guitar 1 |8|/7--------7-----7--|/5--------5-----5--| (again in 8/8) | |/7--------7--------|/5--------5--------| | |/7--------7--------|/5--------5--------| Bb
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It's a sin to be fading endlessly Eb (guitar 1 plays main riff) Yeah, but she's alright with me She is leaving on a walkaway She is leaving me in disarray In the absence of a place to be She stands there looking back at me Hesitates, and then turns away She'll change so suddenly She's just like mercury Yeah, but she's alright with me Bridge: |/12--| |/12--| |/12--| Guitar 1 plays this at the end of the chorus, and then |/12--| plays the main riff over the bridge |/12--| |/12--| |------------------------------| |--7--7--7--7--9--9b(10)r9--9--| Guitar 2 (trem. picked) |------------------------------| |------------------------------| (Guitar 1 plays last 8/14 of main riff once) Keep some sorrow in your hearts and minds For the things that die before their time For the restlessly abandoned homes The tired and weary rambler's bones And stay beside me where I lie She's entwined in me Crazy as can be Yeah, but she's alright with me

Added On December 4th, 2013

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