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WELCOME TO THE OCCUPATION (Version 1)

Intro:   Am7  / / /    D2 /   G D/F#

Em       G      Em     D2             note:  when going from the Em to the G
Hang ..                                and back, walk the bass notes up
Hang ..                                and down:  E--0--2--3- (up)
Listen ..                               E--3--2--0- (down)
Listen ..


Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Fed ..
primitive ..
Welcome ..


 Em      G      Em          D2
Here ...
All ..
Held ..
Listen ..

Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Offering ..
primitive ..
Welcome ..

Em       G      Em     D2
Hang ..
Hang ...
Listen ..
Listen ..

Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Where ...
Primitive ..
Fire ...


{Break}:  Fmaj7    Em    (x2)
          G     D


Em     G       Em     D2
Sugar ..
Copper...
An ..
the ...


Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Where ..
Freedom ..
Fire ...


          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen ..
          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen ..
          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen ..
          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen ..


Ending:  Bm  D  Em

--------

Welcome to the Occupation  (Version 2)

Transcribed by Wayne Ellis 	email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

The guitar is tuned as follows: E A D G B E  (from low to high)

Intro
-------

  E5                 D5	(let ring)     
E-------0-----0----|------------------|
B---------0-----0--|-3----------------|
G------------------|-2----------------|
D-2----------------|-0----------------|
A-2----------------|------------------|
E-0----------------|------------------|
 rake		    rake

Verse 1
---------

  1   2   3   4      1   2   3   4 
	~				     ~
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|-----------0------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|
G------------------|---------4-----4--|------------------|---------4-----4--|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Hang ...
   	     

	~				     ~
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|-----------0------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|
G------------------|---------4-----4--|------------------|---------4-----4--|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Listen ...

Chorus 1 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------

E---------0--------|-0-------0--------|---------0--------|-0-------0--------|
B-----0-------0----|-----3-------3----|-0-----------0----|-----3-------3----|
G-4-----4----------|------------------|-----4------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| 
  
  You ...

E---------0--------|-0-------0-2-0----|
B-0-----------0----|-----3---------0--|
G-----4------------|---------------4--|
D------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|
  
 Welcome ...


Verse 2
---------

|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  
 Here ..		

|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----fill-1-------|

 Held ...

		E-----------0------|
		B-----0-------3----|
		G---------4--------|	fill 1
		D------------------|
		A------------------|
		E------------------|

Verse 2 is exactly the same as verse 1, except where fill 1 is indicated.

Chorus 2 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------
		     ^	      		^		   ^	  
				   
E---------0--------|-0-------0--------|-0-------0--------|-0-------0--------|
B-----0-------0----|-----3-------3----|-----0-------0----|-----3-------3----|
G-4----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| 
 
 Offering ..

  ^		     ^
E-0-------0--------|-0-------0-2-0----|
B-----0-------0----|-----3---------0--|
G------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|

 Welcome ..


Verse 3
---------

|-----fill-2-------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 Hang ...
   		

|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----fill-1-------|

  Listen ...

			~~
		E------------------|
		B-----0--------3---|
		G-----4------------|	fill 2
		D------------------|
		A------------------|
		E------------------|

Verse 3 is exactly the same as verse 1, except where fills 1 and 2 are indicated.

Chorus 3 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------

|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 Propagate	     ...

|------------------|----fill-3--------|

Fire on the	     Hemisphere below

	  	E-0-------0--------|
		B-----3-------3----|
		G------------------|	fill 3
		D------------------|
		A------------------|
		E------------------|

Chorus 3 is the same as Chorus 2, except where fill 3 is indicated.

Interlude (let all notes ring)
--------------------------------

 Fmaj7		     Em			Fmaj7		   Em
  ^		     ^			^		   ^  
E-0---0----0-------|-0---0----0-------|------0----0------|-0----0----0------|
B--------1---1-----|-------1----1-----|-0-------0----0---|---------0----0---|
G--------------2---|--------------2---|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| 

Oooh ..................................
	
 Fmaj7		     Em			Fmaj7		   G	    D
  ^		     ^			^		
E-0----0----0------|-0---0----0-------|------0----0------|-333--3---22-2----|
B---------1---1----|-------1----1-----|-0-------0----0---|-333--3-0-33-3----|
G---------------2--|--------------2---|----------------0-|-000--0-0-22-2----|
D------------------|------------------|----------------0-|-000--0-0---------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|-222--2-----------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|-333--3-----------| 
						       X	  X
Slightly emphasise the first note in each bar.

Verse 4
---------

|------------------|-----fill-1-------|------------------|------------------|
  
 Sugar ..	   	

|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----fill-1-------|

 An ...

Verse 2 is exactly the same as verse 1, except where fill 1 is indicated.

Chorus 4 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------

|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------
----|         

 Open ...	  

|------------------|------------------|

  Fire ...

Chorus 4 is exactly the same as Chorus 2.

Outro
-------

Play these 4 bars, 3 times.

	~				     ~
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|-----------0------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|
G------------------|---------4--------|------------------|---------4--------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|-(this is fill-1)-|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 (To me)  			...


	~				     ~  	   1   2   3   4
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|------------------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0------------|
G------------------|---------4--------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|---------4---7----|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|---------2---5----|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
								   B5  D5
  To me			..
  	
E-0----------------|
B-0----------------|
G-0----------------|	rake the B5, D5 and Em chords.
D-2----------------|
A-2----------------|
E -----------------|
  Em (let ring)

'Buskers' Version (Verses)
---------------------------

If you aren't playing in a band, the verses aren't very inspiring
to play. Below are the 2 bars used in the verses, which include
the bass line arranged for guitar. It may take practice to get the
picking and string skips working together. The bracketed notes are
optional - they aren't part of the bass line but fill out the wide
interval skips, giving the part a fuller sound.

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

TAB Key
---------
 
	X  - mute with palm of hand
	~  - hold note
	^  - emphasise note
        rake - exagerate the strumming of the chord
	      (but not enough for it to be an arpeggio)

Notes
------

The song mix is pretty infuriating if you are trying to unravel what
all the instruments are doing in it. The guitar is less prominant than
the bass, drums and vocals. The drums contain alot of high-hat work and
general percussion which can be mistaken for low level acoustic guitar.

The guitar has a clean tone throughout.

The guitar in the verses is very sparse, the bass and drums fill things
out. The verses are nominally the same, slight differences are labelled
as 'fills'.

The choruses are easier to hear, all are similar. The differences are
labelled as fills. Make sure the open-E-string is emphasised (when 
indicated). All the notes are shown as occuring on a beat, this isn't
strictly true, the guitar plays 'around' the beat - but it's as accurate
as ascii tab can show, listen to the record to get the proper 'feel'.

The interlude may countain an acoustic guitar deep down in the mix. Its
very difficult to hear exactly whats going on. The chords above the tab
show what the guitar is likely to be playing.

This Transcription (c) Copyright DarkMusic 1994. ReVamped for '96.

Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome.

            Wayne Ellis email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk