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Postby shakedown_04092 » Thu May 17, 2007 9:44 pm

Okokokok.....I spent all night on this, don't ask why, I know, I think I'm losing it. But here's what I got so far. Would love some feedback/corrections/suggestions if anyone's up for it. So it's out there: I was going by the tab on this site for the chords/structure. I'm sure it's not all right, and I'll bet it's pretty confusing, so my apologies for that, and to all those who could give a shit about this song. But I like it!

PS - this video helped a lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt21ldqkLNg


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Victim or the Crime
Intro.: B5 | B5 | B5 | B5 |      

Verse 1:

B5      | B5    |
Patience runs out on the junkie,
B5      | B5 |
The dark side hires another soul.
Bsus2   Bm      | G/B   E7/B |
Did he steal his fate or earn it?
Esus4   E+5     | E5    E6 |
Was he force-fed, did he learn it?
C       | C     | B5 | B5 ||
Whatever happened to his precious self-control?

(Same chords as verse 1)
Like him, I'm tired of try'n' to heal
This tom-cat heart with which I'm blessed.
Is destruction loving's twin?
Must I choose to lose or win?
C       | C     | B5 | E5 | E5 ||
Maybe when my turn comes I will have guessed.


Verse 2:

A9      | A/G# |
These are the horns of the dilemma,
A       | A/G# |
What truth this proof against all lies?
B/A     Asus2   | Am F/A |
When sacred fails before profane,
D       Csus2   | A5    Go |
The wisest man is deemed insane.
C5      | C     | E5 | E5 ||
Even the purest of romantics compromise.

Chorus:

C#m     | C#m   |
What fixation feeds this fever?
C#m     | C#m   |
As the full moon pales and climbs?
C#m     F#m     | C#m   A |
Am I living truth or rank deceiver?
C#m     F#m     | C#m   A |
Am I the victim or the crime?
C#m     F#m     | C#m   A |
Am I the victim or the crime?
C#m     F#m     | C#m   ||                   E5    B5
Am I the victim or the crime, or the crime?


Instrumental over Verse 1


(Same chords as verse 2 here)
And so I wrestle with the angel
To see who'll reap the seeds I sow.
Am I the driver or the driven?
Will I be damned to be forgiven?
Is there anybody here but me who needs to know?

(Chorus chords)
What it is that feeds this fever?
As the full moon pales and climbs?
Am I living truth or rank deceiver?
Am I the victim or the crime?
Am I the victim or the crime?
Am I the victim or the crime, or the crime? (repeat & fade, then…)

E5


Jam on B5 (with main riff theme over it)


Verse 1 walk-up


End on B5 and jam on it


Verse 1 walk-up


End on B5 and jam on it, and outro out of song.  You can also go to an E after the B5 and outro out of an E instead.


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Main Riff (B D F# F C#)                          B5:

E ---------------|     E -------2-1-----|      e --2--
B -------7-6-----|     B -----3-----2---|      B --2--
G -----7-----6---|     G ---4-----------|      G --4--
D ---9-----------| or  D ---------------|      D --4--
A ---------------|     A ---------------|      A --2--
E ---------------|     E ---------------|      E -----


VERSE 1 walk-up:

     Bsus2   Bm      G/B     E7/B
E ---2-------2-------2-------4-------
B ---2-------3-------2-------3-------
G ---4-------4-------3-------4-------
D ---2-------4-----------------------
A ---2-------2-----------------------
E -----------------------------------

     Esus4   E+5     E5      E6     C
E ---5-------6-------7-------9------8-------
B ---5-------5-------5-------x------8-------
G ---4-------4-------4-------9------9-------
D ---------------------------9------10------
A ------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------



VERSE 2: (A9 with riff)
     d   d u   d   d u   
E ---5---5-5---5---5-5--------5-------------
B ---5---5-5---5---5-5--------5------5------
G ---6---0-0---6---0-0--------6--7-8---6----
D ---x---x-x---x---x-x--------x-------------
A ---7---7-7---7---7-7--------7-------------
E ------------------------------------------
     And so I...angels

Strum the whole chord if you can, while not *quite* hammering on the C# note on the G string, more off/on/off/on type feel (down-strum the chord w/ the C# once, then the down and up-strum the other chord), but pick the notes in bold (which didn't show up here....I'm speaking of the 7,8,5,6 lick there at the end) when the line is finished being sung.  The video below shows that Bob isn’t using his pinkie to fret the A note on the D-string, as you typically would, because he is using it to play the notes in bold (above) on the G-string.


VERSE 2 walk-up:

    B/A    Asus2    Am      F/A
E ------------------12---------------
B ---12------10-----13-------9-------
G ----9-------9-----14-------9-------
D ---11------12-----14-------9-------
A ------------------12------11-------
E -----------------------------------

      D     Csus2     A5      Go     C5      E5
E ---10---------------12-------------15-------7-----
B ---10------13-------12-------------15-------7-----
G ---11------12-------14------15-----17-------9-----
D ---12------15-------14------17-----17-------9-----
A --------------------12------16-----15-------7-----
E ----------------------------15--------------------




This video shows some voicings, kind of:

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt21ldqkLNg




CHORUS: at the beginning, he kind of bounces on that first C#m a few times, then moves the pinkie up to the E at the end of the “bop” that he is doing.  I don’t think the chords that were given in the tab above are perfect, per se, but on the video, this sounds like what Bob is playing, especially for the 2nd half of the chorus.  I think it’s just a C#m with an added F#, whatever that makes.

    C#m?                        C#m    ?    ?   A
E ---11----12---------------|----9----11---12---11-------------
B ----9-----9---------------|----9-----9----9---10-------------
G ----9-----9---------------|----9-----9----9----9-------------
D ---11----11---------------|---11----11---11---11-------------
A --------------------------|----------------------------------
E --------------------------|----------------------------------


Jerry’s riff over chorus:

The riff he does while Bob goes off on the “Am I the Victim or the Crime” part.  He does 2, this is the 2nd one, very staccato, with one silent beat in between the first 2 spaces, and 2 quick beats in between the last space.  I put a “1” above where the 1 silent beat is and a “2” above the 2 beats, with a slight hesitation (the ½) in between where the D# & E is on the D string on the 13th & 14th fret, I only put a space there for tab purposes.  Feel it out.

        1        1        2       ½
E ----------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------
D ---11---111213---121311---111213-141312-------------
A ----------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------


Whew!!
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Postby IamDocWatson » Thu May 17, 2007 10:20 pm

cool ill try that stuff out, thanks
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Fri May 18, 2007 12:14 pm

BUMP!

Yeah, that's right, I bumped a Victim thread, so what? :cool:

Hehe. Betcha didn't think you'd ever see that! Maybe next week I'll bump a "Corrina" post, or even worse, a "Sunrise" post! Waaaahahahahahaha! :lol:

But I'm hoping for some feedback/corrections/changes/suggestions/comments/quibles/complaints regarding this tab.

Thanks.

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Postby jck_strw » Fri May 18, 2007 1:33 pm

I have nothing to add other than, I like the fact that they chose this song...for a Christmas Special. Just the thing to put everyone in the christmas mood. :)

Perhaps a rocking Jingle Bells>Desolation Row>Joy to the World would be appropriate as well. ;)
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:54 pm

jck_strw wrote:I have nothing to add other than, I like the fact that they chose this song...for a Christmas Special. Just the thing to put everyone in the christmas mood. :)

Perhaps a rocking Jingle Bells>Desolation Row>Joy to the World would be appropriate as well. ;)


Waaaaaaaahahahahahaha!

Ouch! But :lol: pretty damn funny. You know Bob was probably thinking "Now let's see....holidays....Christmas.....cheer....family......hmmmm? Oh wait, I got it! We'll do a Victim! Pffft...perfect! Why didn't I think of this earlier? Oh Jer! Hey Jerry! I've got the setlist done, we can go now!"


On a side note: I hope you guys won't get bummed at me too much, but I am going to BUMP this post for a few days because I know some folks only visit once a week or so (and may not use/know of the "recent posts since my last login" feature) and I really want to try to squeeze the juice out of this "lemon". Hehe. So my apologies in advance.
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Sat May 19, 2007 9:16 am

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Postby shakedown_04092 » Fri May 25, 2007 7:39 am

bump

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Postby bodiddley » Fri May 25, 2007 8:16 am

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