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The Moth Ball
Written by Glenn Richards
guitar tab by Tim Byron

In order to play this song correctly, you have to tune your G string (insert obligatory
bad pun here) a tone up, so it turns into an A string. Don't get put off by the weird chords, 
it's not unplayable. This tablature sounds close to me, but Glenn might think otherwise.                         

[The first verse has a guitar playing arpeggio figures like this]:    

   Gadd2                       D6/F#                       Fmajb5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
b|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------0-----|-------0-----|
a|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------2-----|-------2-----|-----2---2---|-----2---2---|
d|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|---3-------3-|---3-------3-|
a|---2-------2-|---2-------2-|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|-------------|-------------|
e|-3-----------|-3-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------|-1-----------|-1-----------|

   Amadd2                      Dmadd2                      Gadd2                                      
e|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|
b|-----1---1---|-----1---1---|-----6---6---|-----6---6---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|
a|---2-------2-|---2-------2-|---5-------5-|---5-------5-|---0-------0-|---0-------3-|
d|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|
a|-0-----------|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|-3-----------|

    D                           Fmajb5                     Esus4
e|---10--------|-------10----|-------------|-------------|-------0-----|-------0-----|
b|-----10--10--|-----10--10--|-------0-----|-------0-----|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|
a|-------9---9-|---9-------9-|-----2---2---|-----2---2---|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|
d|-0-----------|-------------|---3-------3-|---3-------3-|-------------|-------------|
a|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
e|-------------|-0-----------|-1-----------|-1-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|

   D6                          Ebmaj7b5       D
e|-------------|-------------|-------10-----|----||
b|-------0-----|-------0-----|-----10--10---|----||
a|-----7---7---|-----7---7---|---10------10-|----||
d|---7-------7-|---7-------7-|--------------|----||
a|-5-----------|-5-----------|--------------|----||
e|-------------|-------------|-11-----------|-10-||

                                                                      
[Those arpeggio figures go with these lyrics of the first verse]:     
                                                                       
                                Gadd2                                  
 How sweet it is to be loved by you, and taking your medicine          
 
D6/F#                  Fmajb5                                         
 And feeling individual, and audiovisual                               

 Amadd2                             Dmadd2                             
 You see I'm hearing everything you see                                

                                Gadd2                                  
 And I'm seeing everything, you hear                                   

                 D                                  Fmajb5             
 To every idea a shelf, to my wings a great heap of dust               

                             Esus4                           D6        
 They were only ever buds anyway, only ever gonna get in the way       

                             Ebmaj7b5 D                                
 To my screen, a new project,       a new model fear                   

                                                                       
 [second verse is strummed, and is slightly shorter than the first]:   

 Gadd2                      D6/F#                                      
 I'm going to the moth ball, and speeding like a pinstripe             

 Fmajb5                   Amadd2                                       
 And never has it felt so right, see I'm rolling like an eightball     

 Dmadd2                   Gadd2                        D6   Ebmaj7b5   
 And never has it felt so right, I'm going to the moth ball.           
                                                                       
 [then we get to the "thousand lights" section, the first part of which is instrumental]:                                                     
                                                                       
   Bsus4b5                     Bbdim9    Cmaj7b5                       
e|-------0-----|-------0-----|-0-0-0-0-|-0--
b|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-0-0-0-0-|-0--
a|---8-------8-|---8-------0-|-8-8-8-7-|-9--
d|-------------|-------------|-9-9-9-8-|-10-
a|-------------|-------------|-9-9-9-8-|-10-
e|-7-----------|-7-----------|-7-7-7-6-|-8--
       
 Cmaj7b5                    Emaj7b5    Dsus4                  Gadd2   
 I feel like Thomas Edison, a thousand lights going off in my head    

 [now the third and penultimate verse, which is shorter still]:        

                                       Gadd2                   D6/F#   
 How sweet it is to be an apple in the eye, and coming in worm wise    

                              Fmajb5                                   
 And feeding on your greatest fear, masquerading as a new love         

 Amadd2                             Emajb5                   Dsus4     
 When by turn we all turn and turn in, and the worm begets a butterfly.
                                                                       
 [now to the "live your life section" - first chord progression is played once as instrumental, then once with lyrics]:                  

   E5    A5       E5    A5       E5     A5  Bbdimb9                       
e|--------------|--------------|--------0---0---                          
b|-----------10-|-----------10-|--------0---0---                          
a|---7-----7----|---7-----7----|---7----7---7---                          
d|-----9-7------|-----9-7------|-----9--7---8---                          
a|-7------------|-7------------|-7------7---8---                          
e|--------------|--------------|--------5---6---                          
                                                                       
 E5        A5    E5       A5   E5        A5    Bbdimb9                 
 Live your life, just one day, live your life,                         
 Gadd2 D6 Fmajb5 Amadd2, A5(II)                                        
 Smooooooooooth, smoooth, smoooth (etc)                                
                                                                       
 [back to the verse about the moth ball]:                              
 
 Gadd2                      D6/F#                                      
 I'm going to the moth ball, and speeding like a pinstripe             

 Fmajb5                   Amadd2                                       
 And never has it felt so right, see I'm rolling like an eightball     

 Dmadd2                   Gadd2                        D6              
 And never has it felt so right, I'm going to the moth ball.           
                                                                       
 [now to the second, heavier "thousand lights" section]:               

 Ebmaj7b5                                                              
 And so the music goes                                                 

 Bsus4b5             Bbdimb9  Bsus4b5         Bbdimb9                  
 Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah nah nah                  

 Bsus4b5      Bbdimb9 Cmaj7b5                                          
 Nah nah nah, nah     nah                                              

                         Ebmaj7b5         Dsus4                        
 I feel like the persian gulf, a thousand lights going off in my       

 Gadd2 Dsus4 Gadd2 Dsus4 Ebmaj7b5                                      
 Head                                                                  
                                                                       
 [now back to the "live your life" section - play this progression twice, you can do powerchords for the E5 and A5 if you want]:         

   E5    A5       E5    A5       E5     A5  Bbdimb9                       
e|--------------|--------------|--------0---0---                          
b|-----------10-|-----------10-|--------0---0---                          
a|---7-----7----|---7-----7----|---7----7---7---                          
d|-----9-7------|-----9-7------|-----9--7---8---                          
a|-7------------|-7------------|-7------7---8---                          
e|--------------|--------------|--------5---6---                          
                                                                       
 [the outro of the song is pretty improvised, play what ever you want, 
 though the first chord has to be a D.]                                


How to play the chords used:                                          
    Gadd2 D6/F# Fmajb5 Amadd2 Dmadd2 D   Esus4 Ebmaj7b5 Cmaj7b5 Dsus4 D6 Bsus4b5 Bbdimb9
e|--3-----2-----0------0------0------10--0-----10-------0--------10------0-------0------
b|--0-----3-----0------1------6------10--0-----10-------0--------10---0--0-------0------
a|--0-----2-----2------2------5------9---0-----10-------9--------10---7--8-------7------
d|--0-----0-----3------2------0------0---2--------------10-------12---7--9-------8------
a|--2-----0-----3------0-----------------2--------------10-------12---5--9-------8------
e|--3-----2-----1------------------------0-----11-------8--------10------7-------6------