All About Eve — Only One Reason

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Subject: TAB:Only One Reason By All About Eve
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 96 10:47:02 BST
From: Wayne Ellis


'Only One Reason' by All About Eve
------------------------------------

>From the album 'Scarlet'
Transcribed by Wayne Ellis email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

All guitars are tuned as follows: E A D G B E (from low to high)

Intro (Guitar 1, Guitar 2)
--------------------------

Em7 Am7 Em7 Am7 Em7 Am7 Am9 n/c
Guitar 1
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-------0----------|
G-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----5---------7--|
D---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---7------(/)9----|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|-0---------0------|
E-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|------------------|
Guitar 2 (rake all|chords) | | If there's |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|-7--------7-------|-7--------7-------|-----------7------|
D------------------|-9--------7-------|-9--------7-------|-----------9------|
A------------------|-7--------7-------|-7--------7-------|-----------7------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

Verse 1 (Guitar 1, Guitar 2)
----------------------------

Em7 Am7 Em7 Am7 Em7 Am7 Am9 n/c
Guitar 1
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-------8--------7-|-------0----------|
G-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----5---------7--|
D---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---7---------9----|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|-0---------0------|
E-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|------------------|
Sunday in their | And they can't | Halfsick of | Than the fair |
eyes | disguise it | shadows greyer | Elaine knows |
| | | |
Guitar 2 (rake all|chords) | | |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B(8)------(7)------|(8)---------------|(8)---------------|------------------|
G-7--------7-------|-7----------------|-7----------------|------------------|
D-9--------7-------|-9----------------|-9----------------|------------------|
A-7--------7-------|-7----------------|-7----------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|


E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-------0----------|
G-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----5---------7--|
D---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---7---------9----|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|-0---------0------|
E-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|------------------|
Its four hours | And you're scared| Feeling so afraid| A child in an air|
after twelve | of yourself | like | raid |
| | | |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B(8)------(7)------|(8)---------------|(8)---------------|------------------|
G-7--------7-------|-7----------------|-7----------------|------------------|
D-9--------7-------|-9----------------|-9----------------|------------------|
A-7--------7-------|-7----------------|-7----------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

Chorus 1 (Guitar 1)
-------------------

Bm A9 (no 3rd) Em Bm F#
E------------------|--------0-------0-|--------7---------|----------------2-|
B----(3)--3--2---3-|-----------0------|-----------7---8--|-------3--2-------|
G-----4------------|-----2------------|-----9------------|-----4--------3---|
D---4--------------|---2--------------|---9--------------|---4--------4-----|
A-2----------------|-0----------------|-7----------------|-2----------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------2-------|
If there's only Reason to live in World I'll Find it
one this

E------------------|--------0-------0-|--------7---------|------------------|
B----(3)--3--2---3-|-----------0------|-8---------7---8--|-------3--2-------|
G-----4------------|-----2------------|-----9------------|-----4--------3---|
D---4--------------|---2--------------|---9--------------|---4--------4-----|
A-2----------------|-0----------------|-7----------------|-2----------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------2-------|
And if there's only Reason to give up Yourself Ask The lonely and the
one dying

E---3-0-------2-0--|------------------|
B-3-----3---2------|------------------|
G------------------|----- sound ------|
D------------------|---- effects -----|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|

If
Verse 2 (Guitar 1, Guitar 2)
----------------------------

Em7 Am7 Em7 Am7 Em7 Am7 Am9 n/c
Guitar 1
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-------0----------|
G-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----5---------7--|
D---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---7---------9----|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|-0---------0------|
E-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|------------------|
You're drowning | As the candle | Faces at the | Whispering that |
in the dark | goes out | window and a | won't go |
| | | |
Guitar 2 (rake all|chords) | | |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B(8)---------------|(8)---------------|(8)---------------|------------------|
G-7----------------|-7----------------|-7----------------|------------------|
D-9----------------|-9----------------|-9----------------|------------------|
A-7----------------|-7----------------|-7----------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|


E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-8-----8--7-----7-|-------0----------|
G-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----7--------7---|-----5---------7--|
D---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---9--------7-----|---7---------9----|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|-0---------0------|
E-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|-0--------0-------|------------------|
Focus on the dawn And the promise Look ahead of Breath of summer
morning winter Let the into you

Chorus 2 (Guitar 1)
-------------------

Bm A9 (no 3rd) Em Bm F#
E------------------|--------0-------0-|--------7---------|------------------|
B----(3)--3--2---3-|-----------0------|-8---------7---8--|-------3--2----(2)|
G-----4------------|-----2------------|-----9------------|-----4--------3---|
D---4--------------|---2--------------|---9--------------|---4--------4-----|
A-2----------------|-0----------------|-7----------------|-2----------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------2-------|
And if there's only Reason to live in World I'll Find it
one this

E------------------|--------0-------0-|--------7---------|------------------|
B-------3--2-2---3-|-----------0------|-8---------7---8--|-------------2----|
G-----4------------|-----2------------|-----9------------|-----4------------|
D---4--------------|---2--------------|---9--------------|---4--------------|
A-2----------------|-0----------------|-7----------------|-2----------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
If there's only one Reason to give up Yourself Ask The lonely and the
dying

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

Interlude (Guitar 1)
--------------------
G A B5 G A B9 (no 3rd)
rake rake
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------2-------|
B-3----------------|------------------|-3----------------|-------------2----|
G------4---6----6--|-4----------------|------4---6----6--|------4---------4-|
D----5--------7----|-4----------------|----5--------7----|-4--4-------------|
A------------------|-2----------------|------------------|-2----------------|
E-3--------5-------|------------------|-3--------5-------|------------------|

Always waiting for Morning Always waiting for Light to come
around
rake
E------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-3----------------|------------------|-3----------------|
G------4-4-6----6--|-4----------------|------4---6----6--|
D----5--------7----|-4----------------|----5--------7----|
A------------------|-2----------------|------------------|
E-3--------5-------|------------------|-3--------5-------|

Always waiting for Morning And the Light to come
shining in

Solo 1 (Guitar 3, Guitar 4, Guitar 5)
-------------------------------------

B5 A5 E5 B5 F#5 G5
Guitar 3 (Palm Mute all chords, throughout)
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D-4--44------------|-2---2------------|------------------|-4----------------|
A-2--22------------|-0---0------------|-2---2------------|-2---------4-/-5--|
E------------------|------------------|-0---0------------|-----------2-/-3--|
Guitar 4 ph~| ph~| ph~| |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------2--4mb|------------2--4mb|------------2--4mb|------------------|
D------2-2h4-------|-------2-2h4------|-------2-2h4------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

B5 A5 E5 G5 F#5 G5
Guitar 3
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D-4--44------------|-2---2------------|------------------|------------------|
A-2--22------------|-0---0------------|-2--22------------|-5--------4-/-5--|
E------------------|------------------|-0--00------------|-3--------2-/-3--|
Guitar 4 ph~| ph~| ph~| |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------2--4mb|------------2--4mb|------------2--4mb|------------------|
D------2-2h4-------|-------2-2h4------|-------2-2h4------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

B5 A5 E5 B5 F#5 G5
Guitar 3
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D-4--44------------|-2---2------------|------------------|-4----------------|
A-2--22------------|-0---0------------|-2--22------------|-2---------4-/-5--|
E------------------|------------------|-0--00------------|-----------2-/-3--|
Guitar 4 ph~| ph~| ph~| |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------2--4mb|------------2--4mb|------------2--4mb|------------------|
D------2-2h4-------|-------2-2h4------|-------2-2h4------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
Guitar 5 | | | |
E------------------|------------------|---7---------7----|------------7b9-r8|
B----3--[play-5-]--|----3--3--3--3-333|5b7-5b7-3-5b7-5b7-3-7p5-7p5-7p5------|
G-2h4----[times]---|-2h4--2--2--2-----|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

B5 A5 E5 G5 F#5 G5
Guitar 3
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D-4---4------------|-2---2------------|------------------|------------------|
A-2---2------------|-0---0------------|-2--22------------|-5--------4-/-5--|
E------------------|------------------|-0--00------------|-3--------2-/-3--|
Guitar 4 ~| ph~| ph~| |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B----------------0-|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G-------------2----|------------2--4mb|------------2--4mb|------------------|
D------2-2h4-------|-------2-2h4------|-------2-2h4------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
Guitar 5 | vib| | ~~~~ |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|-17b----mr---21b22|
B-Play fill 1 -----|------------------|-Play fill 2 -----|------------------|
G-(It's too big to-|7-9b-7-9p7--7-9-7-|-(It's too big to-|-----------15-----|
D---fit in here)---|----------9--9---9---fit in here)---|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

E--10-10mb--10-10mb-10-10mb--| E--------17----------17------|
B10b--10b-10b--10b-----10b---| B(15)/17b-17b-15-17b---17-15-|
G----------------------------| fill 1 G----------------------------| fill 2
D----------------------------| D----------------------------|
A----------------------------| A----------------------------|
E----------------------------| E----------------------------|

Instrumental Section (Guitar 1, Guitar 3, Guitar 5, Guitar 6)
-------------------------------------------------------------

Bm XX (A9) XXX (Em) XX Bm X F#
Guitar 1 UD UDU UD U
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-3---3---3---3-00-|---------------000|------------------|-3---3-2----------|
G-4---4---4---4-00-|-2---2---2---2-000|---------------00-|-4---4-2-3---3----|
D-4---4---4---4-00-|-2---2---2---2-000|-2---2---2---2-00-|-4---4-2-4---4----|
A-2---2---2---2----|-0---0---0---0----|-2---2---2---2-00-|-2---2---4---4----|
E------------------|------------------|-0---0---0---0----|---------2---2----|
Guitar 5~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~ fast slide |
E-21b22------------|-------(177)----|
B------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|
Guitar 6+ | |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-2-------3---/5---|-2-------3---/5---|-5-------3---2---|-3----------2----|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

Bm (A9) XX (Em) X Bm X F# X
Guitar 1 UD U U U
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-3---3---3---3----|---------------00-|------------------|-3---3-0-------0--|
G-4---4---4---4----|-2---2---2---2-00-|---------------0--|-4---4-0-3---3-0--|
D-4---4---4---4----|-2---2---2---2-00-|-2---2---2---2-0--|-4---4-0-4---4-0--|
A-2---2---2---2----|-0---0---0---0----|-2---2---2---2-0--|-2---2---4---4----|
E------------------|------------------|-0---0---0---0----|---------2---2----|
Guitar 6+ | | | |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-0-------2---/3---|-0-------2---/3---|/5-------3---2---|-3----------2----|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

Solo 2 (Guitar 1, Guitar 3, Guitar 5, Guitar 6)
-----------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
E------------------|
B-3----------------|
G-4-------3--------|
D-4-------4--------|
A-2-------4--------|
E---------2--------|
Guitar 6+ |
E------------------|
B/8-------7--------|
G------------------|
D------------------|
A------------------|
E------------------|
Guitar 3 | G5 A5 B5 G5 A5
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|-5---/---7----/---|-9----------------|-5---/---7----/---|
E------------------|-3---/---5----/---|-7----------------|-3---/---5----/---|
Guitar 5 | | ph ph|~~~~~~~ |
E-Slide down-------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B-strings-with-----|------------------|-7h10p7-----------|------------------|
G-plectrum from----|------------------|-------9b11-r-9--7|------------------|
D-bridge pickup----|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A--------|----------------|------------------|------------------|
E---------|----------------|------------------|------------------|
Always waiting for Morning Always waiting for

B5 G5 A5 B5 G5 A5
Guitar 3
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A-9----------------|-5---/---7----/---|-9----------------|-5---/---7----/---|
E-7----------------|-3---/---5----/---|-7----------------|-3---/---5----/---|
Guitar 5 ~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ | grad | |
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B------------------|------------------|7h10p7----7-10b12|------------------|
G---------6-7-6----|------------------|------9b11--------|------------------|
D---------------7--|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

Light to come around Always waiting for Morning And the Light to come
shining in

Chorus 4 (Guitar 1, Guitar 3)
-----------------------------

B5 (Bm)
Guitar 3
E------------------|
B------------------|
G------------------|
D------------------|
A-9----------------|
E-7----------------|
Guitar 1 | A9 Em Bm F#
E------------------|------0--------0--|--------7---------|-------2----------|
B---------2---3----|---------0--------|-8---------7---8--|-3--------2-----2-|
G-----4---------4--|----2-------2-----|-----9------------|-----4--------3---|
D---4---4----------|---2--------------|---9--------------|---4--------4-----|
A-2----------------|-0----------------|-7----------------|-2----------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------2-------|

Bm A9 Em Bm F#
E-2----------------|-0-------0-----0--|--------7---------|-------2----------|
B---2-----3--2--3--|-----------0------|-8---------7---8--|-3--------2-------|
G-------4----------|-----2------------|-----9------------|-----4--------3---|
D-----4-------4----|---2--------------|---9--------------|---4--------4-----|
A-2-2--------------|-0----------------|-7----------------|-2----------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------2-------|
If there's only Reason to live in World
one this

Bm F# Bm (rake)
E---3-0-------2-0--|-------2----------|------------------|
B-3-----3---2------|-3--------2-----2-|-3-----2------3---|
G------------------|-----4--------3---|-----4------4-----|
D------------------|---4--------4-----|---4------4-------|
A------------------|-2----------------|-2----------------|
E------------------|----------2-------|------------------|
Ask the lonely and
the dying

TAB Key
--------

b - bend a semitone (1 fret)
YbZ - bend the note at fret Y to the same pitch
as the note found at fret Z
r - release previous bend
rZ - release previous bend to the same pitch as
the note found at fret Z
h - hammer on
p - pulloff
/ - slide up
- slide down
mb - microtone bend (see record for further details)
mr - microtone release
X - mute with palm of picking hand
U - upstroke
D - downstroke
~ - hold note
() - incidental note
ph - 'pinched' harmonic
rake - exagerate the strumming of the chord
(but not enough for it to be an arpeggio)

Playing Notes
-------------

Guitars 1 and 2 are electro-acoustic guitars, with echo added.
Guitars 3, 4, 5 and 6 are electric guitars.

Guitar 2 is very low is the mix (it disappears in verse 2) and strums
the chords which are used to form the arpeggios played by Guitar 1.

In Solo 1, the powerchord/riff section is split into 2 parts. This can
be played as a single part, but the passage sounds truncated. This is
because the E-note (D-string 2nd fret) is common to the chords and riff
- playing both parts on 1 guitar breaks the sustain of the chords.

The 'Pinched Harmonic' in the riff played by Guitar 4, is subtle. It
is produced by catching the string with the side of the thumb (on the
picking hand) whilst striking it with the plectrum.

In guitar solo 1, the powerchord backing implies the key is Gmajor.
Guitar 5 solos using pentatonic scales. Bars 1 to 4 uses the Eminor
pentatonic scale (relative minor of Gmajor), bar 5 - the Bminor
pentatonic, bar 6 - the Am pentatonic, bars 7 and 8 revert back to
the Em pentatonic scale. Positionally, bar 3 can be a bit difficult,
it is made easier if '5b7' is played with the second finger of the
fret hand. Bar 5 uses 'double-stops' (playing 2 notes on adjacent
strings as a diad pair). Bar 6 is a fast lick - which may take a
while to get the phrasing right.

In the Instrumental section, the part played by Guitar 6+ has been
created by layering a number of overdriven guitars, playing the same
figure. This gives a 'keyboard-like' sound - and allows notes to be
played by merely sliding to the frets, rather than picking them.

Guitar solo 2 is made up of simple lead lines using Bm pentatonic.

This Transcription (c) Copyright DarkMusic 1996.

This Transcription (and others) is also available at:
http://www.keme.co.uk/~mandy/tabs.html

Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome.

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