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* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  05:06:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Version 1.0

Here are pretty accurate "Palace of the brine" chords. Every single tab I found on the internet are totally wrong. So... I got the chords by looking at the Brixton 1991 (rare) performance of this song, and I'm kind of pleased to say that those are mostly accurate. (even though I could easily have missed some details)

Video of me playing the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHZi4tou1FY <-- much easier to look at this than reading the tab.

Tuning: DROP D

Note 1: The song is tabbed here without capo (it was performed that way in 1991). If you want to sound like the Trompe Le Monde version, use a capo on 1st fret and transcribe all chords 1 step higher on the fretboard.
Note 2: This is a very easy song to play, but it's a nightmare for me to write a tab. I could be totally wrong with chord names. I used some online chord search engine to get the names... So, please contribute to fix any error on that level.

Verse lick (L1)


Chorus lick (L2)


E5/G    - 57xxxx
D       - xx0232      - always alternate with xx0233
D5      - 12|12|xxxx  - alternate with 12|15|xxxx before choruses
B/A     - 7xx9xx
G5      - 55xxxx


L1              E5/G      D
In a place they say is dead

L1                 E5/G    D
in the lake that's like an ocean

L1                 E5/G         D
   I count about a billion heads

all the time... there's a motion



B/A           G5
Palace of the brine
B/1    L1
Palace of the brine

Bridge (or is it a verse ?)

  E5/G    D5
I saw the cloning

L1            E5/G    D5
of the famous family

L1    E5/G      D5 
    I heard the droning in the shrine of the sea-monkey


Wooo !
B/A           G5
Palace of the brine
B/A    L1
Palace of the brine

          E5/G             D5
beneath reflections in the fountain

L1             E5/G         D5
    the starry sky and utah mountains

L1           E5/G     D
    they are swimming happily

          /D5 /D5 /D5 /D5 (slide to D5 a few times)
can't you see


  a life that's so sublime

B/A           G5
Palace of the brine

Edited by - picpic on 10/21/2014 01:00:12
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