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The Cure

The Cure

Killing An Arab

 

 

 

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #

#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

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From uunet!wupost!darwin.sura.net!cs.ucf.edu!schnitzi Tue Aug 18 15:32:09 PDT 1992

Article: 1644 of alt.guitar.tab

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From: schnitzi@cs.ucf.edu (Mark Schnitzius)

Subject: TAB: The Cure, "Killing an Arab"

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By request.....

 

The song: Killing an Arab

The group: The Cure

 

[Disclaimer: This song is based on the book 'The Stranger'

by Albert Camus and is not meant to express anti-Arab sentiments.

The Cure has issued statements stating that they resent its

use as such.]

 

Intro:

 

-7/8\7-5-7----7-8/11-8-7/8\7-5-7-----------------------------

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-----------------------------------------5-------4-------3---

-------------------------------------7-7---7\6-6---6\5-5-----

 

 

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-------2-------1-------0-------------------------------------

-5\4-4---4\3-3---3\2-2---2\1-1-4-1---------------------------

 

Bass part starts [note: I don't particularly agree with this

bass line but it's what is in the book. Opinions, anyone?]:

 

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-0----0-0--0--0--0-1-1-------0----0-0--0--0--0-1-1----------- etc.

 

At the same time, the guitar:

 

-6-7-6-3-6-3-2-3-2-0-2-0---0---------------------------------

-------------------------4---4-1-4-1-0-1-0---0---------------

-------------------------------------------2---2-0-2-0---0---

-------------------------------------------------------4---4-

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---------------------------------------0---0-2-0-2-3-2-3-6-3-

---------------------------1---1-4-1-4---4-------------------

---------------2-0-2-4-2-4---4-------------------------------

-2-1-2-4-5-4-5-----------------------------------------------

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-6-3-7--

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Lyrics start:

 

Standing on the beach with a gun in my hand

Staring at the sea, staring at the sand

Staring down the barrel at the Arab on the ground

See his open mouth but I hear no sound

 

Chorus:

I'm alive [Bass part moves up to the A string]

I'm dead

I am the Stranger [Bass moves back down to low E string]

Killing an Arab

 

I can turn and walk away or I can fire the gun

Staring at the sky, staring at the sun

Whichever I choose it amounts to the same

Absolutely nothing

(Repeat chorus)

 

Feel the steel butt jump Smooth in my hand

Staring at the sea, staring at the sand

Staring at myself reflected in the eyes

Of the dead man on the beach

(Repeat chorus)

 

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Mark Schnitzius

schnitzi@eola.cs.ucf.edu

Univ. of Central Florida

 

 

 

 

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