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#1 07-15-2010 5:23pm

MathEquation
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Bay Of Skulls Tab

I've just worked out Bay Of Skulls but it's going to take some time to tab, so I'll get it up as soon as I can. In the meantime has anyone managed to write the lyrics out for it yet? I've tried to work them out but some don't make sense and I'm just guessing them, any ideas? I've put the lyrics I'm unsure of in brackets.

Had I known had I been warned
The hawkes will hover, buzzards swarm
(The rattlers strike), and scorpions sting
(Their tiny droughts slay your king)

You have told so many lies
Said them right into my eyes
Used your powers to lure them
Crashed into your (hopeless sand)

The bay of skulls have found you
The bay of skulls has found you

The moon has settled for the night
The days pass faster than I'd like
For I have travelled many miles
Have been met with many smiles

And every (april grey winged doves)
Build their nests and guard their young
From my garden window view
Hear their early morning coo


"Sometimes I pick it up and play. Loosen and stretch it's ancient strings, until it sounds the way I feel."

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#2 07-16-2010 12:38pm

MathEquation
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Re: Bay Of Skulls Tab

Finished the tab. Here's my version on Youtube below if people want to hear how it sounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFGt3g4qQ1w

Sun Kil Moon - Bay Of Skulls

DADGBD

These are all the patterns for the song, then you can just listen to the cd and play along.

Intro:

D|---------------------------------
B|-------0---------------0---------
G|---0-------0---0-----------0---0- Repeat 4 times
D|-----0-------0-------0-------0---
A|---------------------------------
D|-5-------5-------5h7-----7-------


Verse:

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0-
G|-------0---------------0---------
D|---0-------0-------0-------0-----
A|-----5-------5-------7-------7---
D|-5-------5-------7-------7-------

Sometimes during the verses he switches to these two patterns as well. You don't need to play them, it pretty much sounds the same, just that's the way Mark plays it on the cd.

This:

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0-
G|-------0---------------0---0-----
D|---0-------0-------0-------------
A|-----5-------5-------7-------7---
D|-5-------5-------7-------7-------

And this:

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0-
G|-------0---------------0---0-----
D|---0-------0---------0-------0---
A|-----5-------5-------------------
D|-5-------5-------5h7-----7-------




Bridge:

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




D|-----------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------------
G|-------0---------------0---------------0---------------0---0-----
D|---0-------0---------0-------0-----0-------0---------0---------0-
A|-----0-------0---0h2-----0h2---------0-------0---0h2-----0-------
D|-0-------0-----------------------0-------0-------------------5---



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




D|-----------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-
G|-------0---------------0---------------0---------------0---------
D|---0-------0---------0-------0-----0-------0---------0-------0---
A|-----0-------0---0h2-----0h2---------0-------0---0h2-----0h2-----
D|-0-------0-----------------------0-------0-----------------------

But when he breaks into either the chrous or the instrumental he plays the end part like this below. But for breaking back into the verses he plays it as above.

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0-----------------
G|-------0---------------0---0-----
D|---0-------0---------0---------0-
A|-----0-------0---0h2-----0-------
D|-0-------0-------------------5---


Chorus:

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------0--------------0-------------
G|-------0-------0--------0-------0------0-------0-------0---------------0------------0-----0-
D|---0-------0--------0-------0-------0------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----0-----0----
A|-----8-------8--------8-------8-------7------7-------7-------7-------5-------0-----7-----7--
D|-8-------8-------8--------8-------7------7-------7-------7-------5-------5------7-----7-----




D|---------------------------------
B|-------0-----------------------0-
G|---------------0-------0---0-----
D|---0-------0---------0-------0---
A|-----5-------5-------------------
D|-5-------5-------5h7-----7-------

Then back into the bridge for the rest of the chorus because he plays the sames chords over the top.

Now for the first instrumental part. So I'll put the end of the bridge/chorus, because for the instrumental parts he starts it after hitting the 5 and then the open note again.

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0-----------------
G|-------0---------------0---0-----
D|---0-------0---------0---------0-
A|-----0-------0---0h2-----0-------
D|-0-------0-------------------5---




D|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------0------------0-----------0---0---0--------------0-----------0--
G|---0-------0----0-------0---0---------------0--0---0-------0---0------
D|-----0------------0-----------0---5---3--------------0-----------0----
A|----------------------7---5---------------3--------------2---3--------
D|-3-------8----5------------------------------5---7--------------------




D|------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------0----------------------0-------------0-----
G|---0---0------0---0-----------0-------0-----0-------0-
D|---------0------------0---0-----0-------------0-------
A|-7---5------5---2-------------------------8-------7---
D|--------------------5---2---8-------7-----------------




D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------0-----------0---0---0---0---0---0---0------------0----------0-
G|----0--------0---0-------------------------------0----0------0---0-----
D|-10---10---9---7---0---9---5---2------------------------0----------0---
A|-----------------------------------3---5---2----------------2--3-------
D|-----------------------------------------------5---7-------------------




D|----------------------------
B|-----------0----------------
G|---0---0------0---0---------
D|---------0------------0---0-
A|-7---5------5---2-----------
D|--------------------5---2---




D|--------------------------------9h10p9------9---------------------------
B|-------9-----8--------------------------10-----8hp9------8--------------
G|----8-----7------------------------------------------10-----------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------5h6p5-----5-
A|----------------5h6p5--6--5----------------------------------------8----
D|-5---------------------------5------------------------------------------


D|--------------------------------------------6-8-6-------5-3-1-----------
B|----------------------------------2---------------------------------3p1-
G|------------------------------0-3---5-----5-------------------0---------
D|-0h1p0-----0----------------1-----------6-----------3-5-----------0-----
A|--------3-----------------1-----------6-----------3---------3---3-------
D|--------------0h1p0--0--1-----------6-----------3-----------------------




D|----------------------------------------------------------------------12-
B|-5-----5s12--12s13--8--8--9-------9--9--9s10--5--5--12------------12--13-
G|---------9---9------5--5--6-6-----6--6--------2--2--9--9-----------------
D|-2---2---10--10-----7--7--7---7---------------4--4--10---10----10-----10-
A|-3-3----------------------9-----9-------------------12------12-----------
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------

That is the same for both the first and second intrumental. At the end of the first one he plays this followed on from that. I'll call it part one for further reference.

Part one:

D|--------------------------------------------------------------9-------------
B|-12--8--5--4--3--3---------0-----------0-----------0-------------8-----7----
G|-------------------0-----0-----------0---------2-2---0--------------8-----8-
D|---------------------2-------------0---------4---------0--10----------------
A|-----------------3-----3-----4---4---------3--------------------------------
D|-------------------------------5---------0----------------------------------

Then he breaks back into the verse but this time the first part is slightly different, it goes like this.


D|------------------------------
B|-0----------0---------------0-
G|-----0--0-----------0---------
D|---0------0-----0-------0-----
A|------------------7-------7---
D|-5-----5------7-------7-------

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0-
G|-------0---------------0---0-----
D|---0-------0---------0-------0---
A|-----5-------5-------------------
D|-5-------5-------5h7-----7-------

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0-
G|-------0---------------0---------
D|---0-------0-------0-------0-----
A|-----5-------5-------7-------7---
D|-5-------5-------7-------7-------

D|---------------------------------
B|---------------0---------------0-
G|-------0---------------0---0-----
D|---0-------0---------0-------0---
A|-----5-------5-------------------
D|-5-------5-------5h7-----7-------

Then the verse follows on as in the beginning.

So for the second instrumental, play everything the same as above, but this time instead of playing part one, play this.

Part two:


D|----------------
B|-12--7--5--3--5-
G|----------------
D|----------------
A|----------------
D|----------------

End pattern.

D|-4---------4--------------
B|-3-3-----3----0---------0-
G|-4---4-0------0-0----0---- x2
D|-0------------0---2-------
A|--------------3-----3-----
D|-5------------------------


D|-9-----9-----9--------------------------
B|-------------------8------8-------8--10-
G|----9-----9-----9-----9-------9---------
D|----7-----7-----7-----10--10--10--------
A|----------------------------------------
D|-7-----------------10-------------------

Repeat the end pattern 4 times and then end with this.

D|-----------------------------------------------------------
B|----12--8-----7--4------3----------------------------------
G|-9----------8--------------7h8p7--------7--7h8p7---------7-
D|----------------------------------10--------------10-------
A|--------------------------------------5---------------5----
D|---------------------5-------------------------------------

And that's pretty much it for the whole song. Hope it helps people out and that you get to play along because it's such a nice song to play.

"Sometimes I pick it up and play. Loosen and stretch it's ancient strings, until it sounds the way I feel."

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#3 07-16-2010 12:40pm

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Re: Bay Of Skulls Tab

Or you can play the beginning of the end pattern like this. It's easier, and the way I tabbed and played it before is quite a stretch for your fingers on a classical guitar.

D|-------------------------
B|-7---------7--0---------0-
G|-7-7-----7----0-0----0---- x2
D|-----9-5------0---2-------
A|--------------3-----3-----
D|-5------------------------

Last edited by MathEquation (07-16-2010 12:41pm)


"Sometimes I pick it up and play. Loosen and stretch it's ancient strings, until it sounds the way I feel."

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#4 07-16-2010 3:43pm

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Re: Bay Of Skulls Tab

fantastic tab man!

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#5 11-15-2010 11:38am

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Re: Bay Of Skulls Tab

Here's my tab for it, made using the tuning Koz uses on stage (during the recent Malmö show).

I just finished it, so there might be typos. If so, comment !

Bay of Skulls
By : Sun Kil Moon
On : Admiral Fell Promises


Tuning : CGCFGB


Notations : 

a = 10, b = 11, c = 12...


h = Hammer-on

P = Pull-off

s = slide (when there's no room for /)



Intro : 

         h                h                                 h
---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- ---0-------0---0 
-------0-------0 -------0-------0 -------0-------0 -------0-----0-- 
--0--0----0--0-- -0---0----0--0-- -0---0---0---0-- -0---0----0----- 
------2-------4- --2---2-----2-0- --2---2---4---0- --2---2-----2-0- 
0---0---02--2--- 0---0---02------ 0---0---2---2--- 0---0---02------ 
---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- 


Verse : 


While singing___  Not singing______________________
                                            h
-------0-------0  -------0-------0 -------0-------0
---0-------0----  ---0-------0---- ---0-------0----
-0---0---0---0--  -0---0---0---0-- -0---0----0--0--
--2---2---4---4-  --2---0---4---0- --2---2-----2-0-
0---0---2---2---  0---0---2---4--- 0---0---02------
----------------  ---------------- ----------------


Then...

                                           h   h            h
-------0-------0 -------0-------0 -------0-------0 -------0-------0
---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- 
-0---0---0---0-- -0---0---0---0-- -0---0----0---0- -0---0----0--0-- 
--0---0---0---0- ------0-------0- ------2--------- ------2--------- 
---------------- --0-------0----- --2-----24--24-- --2-----24--2-0- 
5---5---5---5--- 4---4---4---4--- 2---2----------- 2---2----------- 

And back to the beginning of the verse part.



Chorus : 

                                                            h
---------------- ---------------0 -------0-------- ---0-----------0 
---0---0---0---0 ---0---0---0---- ---0-------0---0 -------0---0---- 
-0---0---0---0-- -0---0---0---0-- -0---0---0---0-- -0---0----0--0-- 
--2---2---2---2- --2---2---2---2- --2---0---4---0- --2---2-----2-0- 
3---3---3---3--- 2---2---2---2--- 0---0---2---4--- 0---0---02------ 
---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- 

                                           h   h            h
-------0-------0 -------0-------0 -------0-------0 -------0-------0
---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- ---0-------0---- 
-0---0---0---0-- -0---0---0---0-- -0---0----0---0- -0---0----0--0-- 
--0---0---0---0- ------0-------0- ------2--------- ------2--------- 
---------------- --0-------0----- --2-----24--24-- --2-----24------ 
5---5---5---5--- 4---4---4---4--- 2---2----------- 2---2-------2-4- 


Interlude : 


---------0-----0 -0---0-----0---- -0---0-----0-0-- ---0-----0-----0 
---0------------ ---0------------ -------0-------- ---------------- 
-0---0-----0--0- -------------0-- 0--0-----0-----0 --------------0- 
--0-----0------- 7-4-------0----- ------0--------- --0-----0---c--- 
----------9-7--- ----5-0-2---4-5- --9-7---7-4----- ------a---9----- 
5--/9-7--------- ---------------- ------------7-4-/a---9----------- 


-----0---0---0-0 -------0-----0-- ---0---0-0-- 
-----------0---- ---------------- ------------ 
----0--0-------- -0-0-----0--0--0 --0--0------ 
b-9---b-7-4----- ------0--------- ------------ 
------------5-7- 4-0-2---4-5---9- 7---7-4----- 
---------------- ---------------- --------7-4-


Rubato_____________________________________________________________
                  hph        hpsh      hpsh   hpsh      hpsh    hph
------9-----8--- -----------cdcac ---------------- ---------------- 
----8-----7----- ---------------- ----cdcac------- ---------------- 
---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- 
---------------- 2323-2---------- -----------78757 ---------------- 
0--------------- -------0-------- ---------------- ----78757------- 
---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ------------2320 


------------ --------8-b- 9-------8-6- ------------ 
--------3-6- ------------ ------------ 8-------7-5- 
------5----- a-----a----- ------6----- ------0----- 
----3------- ----8------- ----5------- ----0------- 
--3--------- --8--------- --5--------- --0--------- 
3----------- 8----------- 5----------- 0----------- 


5-----5/c-c/ d-8---8- 9-------9-9- 9/a---------
------------ -------- --6--------- ----9---9---
2---2---9-9/ a-7---7- 7---7-----7- 7---7---7---
--0--------- -------- ------6----- ------------
------------ -------- ------------ ------------
------------ -------- 6----------- ------------

                 Rubato_____                                              Rubato__________
c---------c-/f-----c-9-5-4-3 3---------0- ----------0- ----------0- --------c-------7-----
--9--------- --------------- --------0--- --------0--- ------2-2--- 0---------c---8---8---
a---a---a--- d-------------- ------0----- ------4----- ----4------- --0---a---------------
------9----- --------------- ----4------- ----0------- --0--------- ----------------------
------------ --------------- --0--------- --0--------- ------------ ----------------------
9----------- c-------------- 0----------- 1----------- 2----------- ----------------------


And back to verse.


Outro : 

Same as the interlude but with a coda...


                 Rubato_____
c---------c-/f-----c--------
--9--------- --------b-9-8-9
a---a---a--- d--------------
------9----- ---------------
------------ ---------------
9----------- c--------------

_______________________X2
7---------7- 0---------0- c---c---c--- 8---8---8-a- 
7-------7--- --------0--- --9---9---9- 9-9---9----- 
------9----- ------2----- ----a---a--- ----9---9--- 
----7------- ----0------- --b---b---b- --0---0----- 
--7--------- --0--------- ------------ ------------ 
7----------- 0----------- 9----------- 0-----------


7---------7- 0---------0- 7---------7- 0---------0- c---c-
--7-----7--- --0-----0--- --7---7----- --0-----0--- --9---
----9------- ----2------- ----9---9--- ----2------- ----a-
------7----- ------0----- ----7------- ------0----- --b--- keep playing that until... 
--7--------- --0--------- --7--------- --0--------- ------
7----------- 0----------- 7----------- 0----------- 9-----
        
        Rubato_________________________________
                                hpp      hpp
   8-a- --c-------7--- ------------------------  
   ---- ----c---8---8- 7-------7875-7---7875-7- 
   9--- a------------- ------------0--------0-- 
...---- -------------- ------------------------ 
   ---- -------------- 0----------------------- 
   ---- -------------- ------------------------ 

Enjoy!

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