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"Fire In Cairo" by The Cure

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transcribed by Gilles Velay (gvelay@free.fr)

 

Notations

w : whole e : 8th

h : half s : 16th

q : quarter

 

Riff 1

------

q q e q e q q e q+e q q e e q e q q e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-----------------|-4---4-----------|-----------------|-----------------|

E-|-6---6---4-4---6-|---------4-4-----|-2---2---2-2-2---|-2-2---2---2-2-2-|

 

Riff 1b

-------

q q e q e q q e q+e q q e e q e q q e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4-4---4---4-4-4-|

A-|-----------------|-4---4-----------|-----------------|-----------------|

E-|-6---6---4-4---6-|---------4-4-----|-2---2---2-2-2---|-----------------|

 

Riff 1c

-------

q q e q e q q e q+e q e e q e e q e e q e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----4-4-----4-4-|-----4-4-----4-4-|

A-|-----------------|-4---4-----------|-----------------|-----------------|

E-|-6---6---4-4---6-|---------4-4-----|-2-------2-------|-2-------2-------|

 

Riff 1d

-------

q q e q e q q e q+e e e q e e e e e e e e e e e e w

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4-4-5-5-6-6-7-7-|-8--|

A-|-----------------|-4---4-----------|-----------------|-----------------|----|

E-|-6---6---4-4---6-|---------4-4-----|-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-|-----------------|----|

 

 

Riff 2

------

q q q q e q q e e e

G-|---------|-----------------|

D-|-3-3-4-4-|-3-3---4-----2---|

A-|---------|-----------4---4-|

E-|---------|-----------------|

 

 

Riff 3

------

q q q q q q q q e q q e q

G-|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-4---6---6-6---|

A-|-----------------|-----------------|

E-|-----------------|-----------------|

 

Riff 3b

-------

q+e q e q q+e q e q

G-|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-3-----3---3-3---|-4-----4---4-4---|

A-|-----------------|-----------------|

E-|-----------------|-----------------|

 

 

Riff 4

--------

q e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e q e e q

G-|----------10----------5--|-6--6--8--10----------6--|-----------------|

D-|-8-----11----6--6--8-----|-------------6--6--8-----|-4-4-4---4-4-4---|

A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|

E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|

 

e e e e e e e e

G-|---6---7---8---9-|

D-|-4---5---6---7---|

A-|-----------------|

E-|-----------------|

 

 

 

Song Structure

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

 

Intro Guitar

 

Verse 1

Riff 1 (x 4)

Riff 2 (x 2)

 

Bridge

Riff 1 (x 2)

 

Verse 2

Riff 1 (x 3)

Riff 1b

 

Chorus

Riff 3 (x 3)

Riff 3b

 

Musical Bridge

Riff 1 (x 3)

Riff 1b

 

Chorus

Riff 3 (x 8)

 

Bass Solo

one bass plays Riff 1 while a second bass plays Riff 4 (x 4)

 

Final Verse

Riff 1c (x3)

Riff 1d

 

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