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MEDICATION

As recorded by Queens of the Stone Age

(From the 2005 Album LULLABIES TO PARALYZE)

 

Words and Music by Queens of the Stone Age

Arranged by the_cheeky_chimp@hotmail.com

Transcribed by the_cheeky_chimp@hotmail.com

 

Great song of the album to be released next month 'Lullabies to paralyze' Powertab

version of this available from www.powetabs.net enjoy. - Adam

 

Gtr I (C F Bb Eb G C)

Gtr II (C F Bb Eb G C)

 

Intro

Q=160

N.C. C5

4/4

Gtr I

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|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|------------10--|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|------------10--|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------8--|

|

| Gtr II

| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

|---10------||-(10)--------|-(10)--------|-(10)--------|-(10)-----------|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|

 

 

D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|

| ~~

|-10----------------------|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

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|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----||

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----||

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----||

|-------------------------|-------------------------||

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Verse

D5

||--------------------------|

||o-------------------------|

||--------------------------|

||--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

||o-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

||--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|

||--10----10----10----10----|

||o-------------------------|

||--------------------------|

||--------------------------|

||o-------------------------|

||--------------------------|

 

 

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

 

D5 Bb5 F5 C5 G#5 C5

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|----------10----10-------|------------13----13-------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8-|-(8)-8----10----10----10-|-(10)-10----13----13----10-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8-|-(8)-8-----8-----8----10-|-(10)-10----11----11----10-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10----6-|-(6)-6-----------------8-|--(8)--8-----------------8-|

|

|-10----10----10----10---|-10----10----10----10----|--10-----10----10----10----|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

 

 

1.

D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5

5/4

|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------|

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|

|-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-|

|

|-10----10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------|

 

 

D5

4/4

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|-----------------------o||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--o||

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---||

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10---||

|-------------------------|-----------------------o||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|-----------------------o||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

 

 

2.

D5 C5 D5 C5 D5

2/4 4/4

|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------||

|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------||

|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------||

|-12-10-12-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--||

|-12-10-12-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--||

|-10--8-10--8-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--||

|

|-10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10--||

|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------||

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|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------||

|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------||

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Chorus

D5

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-------------------------||o-------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-||--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-||o-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-||--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|

|-10----10----10----10----||--10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------||o-------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-------------------------||o-------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

 

 

|--------------------------||

|-------------------------o||

|--------------------------||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-o||

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--||

|

|-10----10----10----10-----||

|-------------------------o||

|--------------------------||

|--------------------------||

|-------------------------o||

|--------------------------||

 

 

D5 Bb5 F5 C5 G#5 C5

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|----------10----10-------|------------13----13-------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8-|-(8)-8----10----10----10-|-(10)-10----13----13----10-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8-|-(8)-8-----8-----8----10-|-(10)-10----11----11----10-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10----6-|-(6)-6-----------------8-|--(8)--8-----------------8-|

|

|-10----10----10----10---|-10----10----10----10----|--10-----10----10----10----|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

 

 

D5 C5 D5 C5 D5

2/4 4/4

|-------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-12-10-12-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-||

|-12-10-12-10-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-||

|-10--8-10--8-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-||

|

|-10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----||

|-------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

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|-------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

 

 

Verse

D5

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

 

D5 Bb5 F5 C5 G#5 C5

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|----------10----10-------|------------13----13-------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8-|-(8)-8----10----10----10-|-(10)-10----13----13----10-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8-|-(8)-8-----8-----8----10-|-(10)-10----11----11----10-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10----6-|-(6)-6-----------------8-|--(8)--8-----------------8-|

|

|-10----10----10----10---|-10----10----10----10----|--10-----10----10----10----|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

 

 

D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-||

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-||

|-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-|-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-|-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-||

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----||

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

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|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

 

 

Bridge

D5

|---------------------|---------------------|

|---------------------|---------------------|

|---------------------|---------------------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12---|-12-12-12-12-12-12---|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12---|-12-12-12-12-12-12---|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10---|-10-10-10-10-10-10---|

|

|-10----10----10-10---|-10----10----10-10---|

|---------------------|---------------------|

|---------------------|---------------------|

|---------------------|---------------------|

|---------------------|---------------------|

|---------------------|---------------------|

 

 

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12------||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12------||

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10------||

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10---||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

 

 

Chorus

D5

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-------------------------||o-------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-||--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-||o-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-||--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|

|-10----10----10----10----||--10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------||o-------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

|-------------------------||o-------------------------|

|-------------------------||--------------------------|

 

 

3x

|--------------------------||

|-------------------------o||

|--------------------------||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-o||

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--||

|

| 3x

|-10----10----10----10-----||

|-------------------------o||

|--------------------------||

|--------------------------||

|-------------------------o||

|--------------------------||

 

 

D5 Bb5 F5 C5

|--------------------------|------------------------------|

|--------------------------|------------------------------|

|--------------------------|-------------10-----10--------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12---8----|--(8)--8-----10-----10--10----|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12---8----|--(8)--8------8------8--10----|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10---6----|--(6)--6-----------------8----|

|

|-10----10----10-----10----|-(10)-10------8---------12----|

|--------------------12b15-|-(12)-12b15--10b13------14b17-|

|--------------------------|------------------------------|

|--------------------------|------------------------------|

|--------------------------|------------------------------|

|--------------------------|------------------------------|

 

 

G#5 C5

|-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------|

|----------13------13---------|

|-(10)-10--13------13---10----|

|-(10)-10--11------11---10----|

|--(8)--8----------------8----|

|

|-(12)-----13-----(13)--18b20-|

|-(14)-----15b18--(15)--------|

|-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------|

 

 

D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5

6/4

|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

|--12--10--12--10--12--10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|

|--12--10--12--10--12--10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|

|--10---8--10---8--10---8-10--8-10--8-10--8-|

|

| >

|-(18)----(18)----(18)----------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

 

 

D5

4/4

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---||

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---||

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---||

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10---||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

|-------------------------|------------------------||

 

 

Out-Verse

D5

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

 

Bb5

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8--|

|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12----8--|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10----6--|

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

 

F5 C5 G#5 C5

|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|----------10----10-------|------------13----13-------|

|-(8)-8----10----10----10-|-(10)-10----13----13----10-|

|-(8)-8-----8-----8----10-|-(10)-10----11----11----10-|

|-(6)-6-----------------8-|--(8)--8-----------------8-|

|

|-10----10----10----10----|--10-----10----10----10----|

|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|-------------------------|---------------------------|

|-------------------------|---------------------------|

 

 

D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5 C5 D5

|-------------------------|---------*|

|-------------------------|---------*|

|-------------------------|---------*|

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12------*|

|-12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|-12------*|

|-10--8-10--8-10--8-10--8-|-10------*|

|

|-10----10----10----10----|-10------*|

|-------------------------|---------*|

|-------------------------|---------*|

|-------------------------|---------*|

|-------------------------|---------*|

|-------------------------|---------*|

 

 

Tablature Legend

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

h - hammer-on

p - pull-off

b - bend

pb - pre-bend

r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)

/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")

s - legato slide

S - shift slide

- natural harmonic

[n] - artificial harmonic

n(n) - tapped harmonic

~ - vibrato

tr - trill

T - tap

TP - trem. picking

PM - palm muting

\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip

\n - tremolo bar down

n/ - tremolo bar up

/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip

= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls

<> - volume swell (louder/softer)

x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash

o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

 

Misc Legend

-----------

| - bar

|| - double bar

||o - repeat start

o|| - repeat end

*| - double bar (ending)

: - bar (freetime)

$ - Segno

& - Coda

Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

 

 

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