Beetlebum - Blur
00:00 / 00:00
Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
riff 1 4x
E--------/
B--------/
G--------/
D--------/
A-x-x-x-x/
E-x-x-x-x/

riff 2 4x (A5)

E---------------------/
B---------------------/
G---------------------/
D---------------------/
A-----7-7-7-----7-7-7-/
E-12/-5-5-5-12/-5-5-5-/
riff 3 4x (A5 C5 F5 G5 Bb5)

E---------------------|----------------------|----------------------------|
B---------------------|----------------------|----------------------------|
G---------------------|----------------------|----------------------------|
D---------------------|----------------------|----------------------------|
A-----7-7-7-----7-7-7-|------7-7-7-----7-7-7-|-----10-10-10-----10-10-10--|
E-12/-5-5-5-12/-5-5-5-|--12/-5-5-5-12/-5-5-5-|-12/--8--8--8-12/--8--8--8--|


----------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-----10-10-10-----10-10-10--|----3-3-3----3-3-3-|----3-3-3----3-3-3-|
-12/--8--8--8-12/--8--8--8--|-7/-1-1-1-7/-1-1-1-|-7/-1-1-1-7/-1-1-1-|

-------------------|-------------/
-------------------|-------------/
-------------------|-------------/
-------------------|-------------/
----5-5-3----5-5-5-|----5-5-3-8-8/
-7/-3-5-3-7/-3-3-3-|-7/-3-5-3-6-6/

riff 4 (A)
Delay off
E-------17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-/
B-14-14-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-/
G-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-/
D-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-/
A-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0--/
E-------------------------|----/

Enjoy!!!
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
ok this is similar to the tab of Ash's 'Sometimes' i made a while ago. i looked at the
already here and picked out the parts which sounded right. i then made a few alterations
expanded upon the outro riff. i take no claim to the entire work as i completed it with
use of the tabs already online and they deserve more praise of attempting the track first.

Anyways enjoy.

Artist: Blur
Song: Beetlebum
album: Blur (1997)

intro:
e---------|
B---------|
G---------|
D---------|
A-x-x-x-x-
E-x-x-x-x-

several times followed by

e---------------------|
B---------------------|
G---------------------|
D---------------------| several times
A-----7-7-7-----7-7-7-|
E-/12\5-5-5-/12\5-5-5-|

Verse:
e---------------------|
B---------------------|
G---------------------|
D---------------------| x4
A-----7-7-7-----7-7-7-|
E-/12\5-5-5-/12\5-5-5-|

e----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------| x4
A------10-10-10-----10-10-10-|
E-/12\-8--8--8--/12\8--8--8--|

e---------------------|
B---------------------|
G---------------------|
D---------------------| x4
A----3-3-3----3-3-3---|
E-/7\1-1-1-/7\1-1-1---|

e---------------------|
B---------------------|
G---------------------|
D---------------------|
A----5-5-5----5-5-5---|
E-/7\3-3-3-/7\3-3-3---|

e---------------------|
B---------------------|
G---------------------|
D---------------------|
A----5-5-5----8-8-8---|
E-/7\3-3-3-/7\6-6-6---|

repeat verse but after the secong time play an A chord

e-5- e-x-x
B-5- B-x-x
G-6- G-x-x
D-7- repeatedly until D-x-x
A-7- A-x-x
E-5- E-x-x

Chorus:
C
And when she lets me slip away
G A
She turns me on and
Am F
All my violence gone
Am
Nothing is wrong
F
I just slip away and then
A# C
I am gone
G Am
Nothing is wrong
F Am
She turns me on
F
I just slip away and then
A# C
I am gone

repeat once and then the outro is:

A
He`s on, He's on, He's on, yeah
C
He`s on, He's on, He's on, yeah
F
He`s on, He's on, He's on, yeah
G A#
He`s on, He's on, He's on, yeah

and this riff played over:

e----------------------|
B-/10------------------|
G-----8-9--------------|
D---------10-10-9\-----|
A------------------5-7-|
E----------------------|

this sequence is repeated a bit, then after a while it becomes purely instrumental, so
until the song abruptly ends.
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Blur
Beetlebum

tabbed by Stoneman
17/09/09


I hope this is a useful insight as to what both guitars are doing throughout the song.
it's not all that complicated, which makes me wonder how the other tabs managed to fall
of the mark. anyway, turn up your drive,
and slap on a bit of echo on your electric to replicate the guitar sound on the record.

Timing 4/4.


[Intro]

(Electric Guitar)

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-----|
A|--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-----|
E|--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-12\-|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7-------|
E|--5-5-5--12\--5-5-5--12\--5-5-5--12\--5-5-5--12\--|


[Verse 1]

(Electric Guitar)

A5
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7-------|
E|--5-5-5--12\--5-5-5--12\--5-5-5--12\--5-5-5--12\--|

C5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10-10-10-------10-10-10-------10-10-10--------10-10-10------|
E|--8--8--8---12\--8--8--8---12\---8--8--8---12\--8--8--8---7\--|

F5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3-3-3--------3-3-3--------3-3-3-------3-3-3--|
E|--1-1-1---7\---1-1-1---7\---1-1-1---7\--1-1-1--|

G5 A#5
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|--5-5-5------5-5-5------5-5-5--8-8-8-8-8--|
E|--3-3-3--7\--3-3-3--7\--3-3-3--6-6-6-6-6--|


[Pre-Chorus]


A5
e|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17--17-|
B|-14-14-17-17-17-17-17-17--17-|
G|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--14-|
D|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--14-|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0--|
E|-----------------------------|


[Verse 2]

Acoustic (Barr Chords)


A C
e|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|


F G A# A
e|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5--|
B|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5--|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6--|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5--|


[Outro]

(Both guitars)

"and when she lets me slip away"

C G Am F Am F Fm
e|--3--3-3-3-3--3--3--3--3-3-3--5--5--5-5-5--1--1--1-1-1--5--5--5-5-5--1--1--1-1-1--1--1--1-1-1--|
B|--5--5-5-5-5--3--3--3--3-3-3--5--5--5-5-5--1--1--1-1-1--5--5--5-5-5--1--1--1-1-1--1--1--1-1-1--|
G|--5--5-5-5-5--4--4--4--4-4-4--5--5--5-5-5--2--2--2-2-2--5--5--5-5-5--2--2--2-2-2--1--1--1-1-1--|
D|--5--5-5-5-5--5--5--5--5-5-5--7--7--7-7-7--3--3--3-3-3--7--7--7-7-7--3--3--3-3-3--3--3--3-3-3--|
A|--3--3-3-3-3--5--5--5--5-5-5--7--7--7-7-7--3--3--3-3-3--7--7--7-7-7--3--3--3-3-3--3--3--3-3-3--|
E|--------------3--3--3--3-3-3--5--5--5-5-5--1--1--1-1-1--5--5--5-5-5--1--1--1-1-1--1--1--1-1-1--|


[Outro]

(Electric Guitar)

e|------5----------------------------|
B|--/5-----5~----/5------------------|
G|--------------------5---4-2--------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------5--3--|
E|-----------------------------------|


[Outro]

(Acoustic Guitar)


"He's on, he's on, he's on it"

A C
e|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

F G A#
e|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7--|
D|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8--|
A|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8--|
E|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--|

************************************

| x Dead note
| / Slide up
| \ Slide down
| ~ Vibrato

************************************
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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Author/Artist: Blur
Title: Beetlebum

/ slide up
\ slide down


Palm mute all.

Tuning (eb A D G B E), (eb, D) Down ~ 10%
Live Tuning (E E B B B B)
Key: (E + D)


----|---------|--|---------------|--|
----|---------|--|---------------|--|
----|-x-x-x-x-|--|---------------|--|
----|-x-x-x-x-|4x|---------------|8x|
----|---------|--|---------------|--|
----|---------|--|-13\--6--6--6--|--|


Intro G1




----|-------------|--|-------------|--|------------|--|------------|--|----------|
----|-------------|--|-------------|--|------------|--|------------|--|----------|
----|-------------|--|-------------|--|------------|--|------------|--|-x-x-x-x--|
----|-------------|4x|-------------|4x|------------|4x|------------|3x|-x-x-x-x--|
----|-------------|--|-------------|--|------------|--|------------|--|----------|
----|-13\-6--6--6-|--|13\-9--9--9--|--|8--\-2--2--2|--|8--\-4--4-4-|--|----------|


Verse




----|-5--5--9--9--9--9--12--12--12--|
----|-5--5--5--5--5--5--10--10--10--|
----|-------------------------------|
----|-------------------------------|
----|-------------------------------|
----|-------------------------------|


Prechorus





----|-----------------------------|---
----|-5---3---5---3---5---3---1---|---
----|-5---4---5---2---5---2---1---|---
----|-5---5---7---3---7---3---3---|-5-
----|-----------------------------|-3-
----|-----------------------------|---


Chorus




----|----------------|
----|-5---5---5---3--|
----|-5---5---5---4--|
----|-7---5---3---5--|
----|----------------|
----|----------------|


Outro G1





----|----------------------------------------|--|
----|----------------------------------------|--|
----|-14-14----------------------------------|--|
----|----------------------------------------|--|
----|-------17/19-17/19----------------------|--|
----|--------------------21-21-21-20-20--11--|--|


Outro G2
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
-------------------------------
BEETLEBUM - Blur
-------------------------------

From 'Blur' (1997)
Tabbed by Andrew

-------------------------------

Intro:

Muted guitar for a few measures, then:

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------| x9
D|--------------7-7-7-7-|
A|--------------7-7-7-7-|
E|-------/12----5-5-5-5-|


Verse One (guitar only):


e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7-7-7-7-----------7-7-7-7-----------7-7-7-7---------|
A|---------7-7-7-7-----------7-7-7-7-----------7-7-7-7---------|
E|--/12----5-5-5-5----/12----5-5-5-5----/12----5-5-5-5----/12--|
Beetlebum


e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10-|
A|-10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10-|
E|-8--8--8--8----/12----8--8--8--8----/15----8--8--8--8----/12----8--8--8--8--|
What've you done?


e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------3-3-3-3----------3-3-3-3----------3-3-3-3--------|
A|----------3-3-3-3----------3-3-3-3----------3-3-3-3--------|
E|--12\1----1-1-1-1----/8----1-1-1-1----/8----1-1-1-1-----/8-|
She's a gun


e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--3-3-3-3----------5-5-5-5-----------5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5-------------|
A|--3-3-3-3----------5-5-5-5-----------5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5-------------|
E|--1-1-1-1----/8----3-3-3-3-----/8----3-3-3-3----/8----3-3-3-3-------------|
Now what you've done?


e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|----/8-8-8-8------|
A|----/8-8-8-8------|
E|----/6-6-6-6------|
Beetlebum


Verse Two (full band):

A
Get nothing done

C
You beetlebum

F
You just get numb

G
Now what you've done?

A# A
Beetlebum



Chorus:


N.C. C
And when she lets me slip away


Em
She turns me on and


Am F
All my violence is gone


F Am
Nothing is wrong


F Fm C
I just slip away and now I am gone


Em Am
Nothing is wrong


F
She turns me on


Am F Fm C
I just slip away and now I am gone




-Repeat half of intro, and opening solo guitar section for third verse, repeat full band
section for fourth verse.


Electronic noise in background of verse three and four (tabbed for guitar):

e|-------------| e|-------------|
B|-------------| B|-------------|
G|--------1h2--| moving to G|------13h14--|
D|-------------| D|-------------|
A|-------------| A|-------------|
E|-------------| E|-------------|


-Repeat chorus.


Outro One (chords):


A
He's on, he's on, he's on it


C
He's on, he's on, he's on it x2


F
He's on, he's on, he's on it


G A#
He's on, he's on, he's on it


**Repeat this chord structure until the end if you're playing rhythm, if not:


Outro One (tab):


e|-------------------------------|
B|--10---------------------------|
G|-----9--7/9--------------------| x8
D|--------------10--9--7---------|
A|------------------------5------|
E|-------------------------------|


Outro Two (tab):


e|---------------------------------|
B|--8/10---------------------------|
G|-------7/9- 7/9------------------| repeat this until the end
D|-------5/7--5/7----10--9--7------| (add flourish if needed)
A|-------------------8---7--5---5--|
E|------------------------------3--|



The song ends on A major, do whatever you'd like with that.


**If you wish you can continue to play Outro One until the end, but in my opinion once
Damon finishes singing it sounds a bit weak, so I added the extra strings to back up the
sound. It's really interchangeable.


-----------------------------------------------------------


Hope this works. If there are any mistakes (as this is my first tab), feel free to
comment to suggest any changes. Happy playing girls and boys.
Song info
Beetlebum
Blur
2001
  • Rock
  • Brit Pop
  • Indie Rock
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