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Magellan tab

Song: Magellan
Album: The Songs Of Distant Earth
Author: Mike Oldfield


This tab is just my interpretation of the song, and probably it does
not show the real author's work.  If you find any mistake contact me,
please.


Moisés Ferrer Serra
oldfield@byaku.net


Tab notation:
s	slide
h	hammer on
b	bend
b^	bend 1/2 note
r	release bend
u	unpitched mute
~	vibrato

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On this song 2 guitars are played. In the tab I refer to them as lead
and background guitar. At the end of the song the former lead guitar
becomes the background one. It might be a little confusing, but 
with the song I guess it is ok.



    Background guitar

    (2:31)            (2:47)          
E|-------------------------------------|
B|---9---------------------------------|
G|-----11-10-8-10------6s8-6-5---5-----|
D|----------------11-----------8---6---|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

    (3:01)              (3:09)          
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---21-19-18----18------18h19s21-19h21p19-18h19p18h16-16----16---|
G|------------20----18------------------------------------18------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    (3:14)                        (3:20)          
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------16s18----------------------16s18----16h18---------------|
G|---------------20-18-17----17-------------------18b20-18-17---|
D|---18-------18----------20----18-------18---------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

    (4:26)         
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------6-7---|
G|---6b8r6b8r6p5s3---8b10-8b10r8-6p5s3-3s8-------|
D|-----------------6-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



    Lead guitar

    (2:57)             (3:04)                   (3:11)
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------4s6-4~-------------4s6-4~----------9-9~------------------------------|
G|--------------6s8-6--------------6s8-8s10------10b11r10p8----8s10-----------|
D|-----6------------------6-----------------------------------------11-8------|
A|---4------------------4-----------------------------------11-----------11---|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    (3:20)             (3:30, use delay)       (3:38)
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------9-9~---19b21r19-19-18----18----19b21-19h21p19-18------------|
G|-----5h6---6-8-----------------------20----18-------------------20-18-20---|
D|---6-----8-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    (3:46)                  (3:52)
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------16h18------------------|
G|---18b20r18-18-17----17----------18b20r18-18-17---|
D|------------------20----20------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

    (4:10, from now without delay again)
E|---------13------------------------------------------------|
B|---14-16----13h14h16-14h16p14p13-13----------------16h18---|
G|------------------------------------13h14h15-15-13---------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

    (4:15)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---16h18p16p14-14----------14h16-14h16p14p13-13h14p13p11-11h13p11p9-9---|
G|------------------17s18-16----------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    (4:22)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---16h18-16h18p16p14-14---------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------17-15-15s17---------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------18------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------20s18----18h20-20h21h23p21p20h21---|
E|---------------------------------------------17---------------------------|



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