Heaviness of the Load

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"Heaviness of the Load" (Osborne) – 3:06

Originally from Gluey Porch Treatments (1987, vinyl and CD, 1989).

Also appears on the Ipecac re-release of Gluey Porch Treatments.

Lyrics

You're little heavy

Of your droppin down load

You're thinkin' of your influence

With a right to unload.

Cuz you're ready for your tenure

And the droppin' down disease

There's somethin' in your influence

Take the right to unleash.


Your whistle rolly

Sneakin' up behind me.

I'm goin' lots o' lonely

But never gonna know it.

You're the one that takes it to the.


Guitar TAB

Tune 1 step down.

*=Palm mute the chord 
/=slide to 
^=bend up and down really fast and a lot 
'=just rest your fingers on the chord (=easier) 
-=let it ring 

Look at the bottom about how to do the harmonics.. 
Guess you know it already but some might not, so.. Hell.. it probably won't hurt anybody:) 

Here we go. This isn't easy I should say! 

D|2 3 2 3 8 2 3 2 8 7 7 6 5 5* 5 5* 5* 5* 5 
A|2 3 2 3 8 2 3 2 8 7 7 6 5 5  5 5  5  5  5 
D|0 1 0 1 6 0 1 0 6 5 5 4 3 3  3 3  3  3  3 12/0 
 
D|2 3 2 6    2 2 5 3 2 
A|2 3 2 6    2 2 5 3 2 
D|0 1 0 4 3^ 0 0 3 1 0 
  
D|2* 2 2*  2* 2* 2 
A|2  2  2  2  2  2 
D|0  0  0  0  0  0 12/0 
 
D|2 3 2 6 5 3' 3' 5 3 2 2* 
A|2 3 2 6 5 3  3  5 3 2 2 
D|0 1 0 4 3 1  1  3 1 0 0 
 
D|2 2* 2* 2*} 
A|2 2  2  2 }play this 6 or 7 times 
D|0 0  0  0 } 
 
D|2 3' 3' 3' 3 
A|2 3  3  3  3 
D|0 1  1  1  1 
 
(are you still remembering what this: ' means?) 

D|3'3' 4 5  3'3' 3  3'3' 6 5} 
A|3 3  4 5  3 3  3  3 3  6 5}play this 4 times 
D|1 1  2 3  1 1  1  1 1  4 3} 
 
Then: 

D|3'3' 4 5 3'3' 6 3'3' 7 
A|3 3  4 5 3 3  6 3 3  7 
D|1 1  2 3 1 1  4 1 1  5 
 
G|                        10 
D|7*7*7*7              8  10 
A|7 7 7 7              8   8  7^ 
D|5 5 5 5              6 
(=very gently) 

D|6 6* 6* 7 7      5- 
A|6 6  6  7 7 7    5 
D|4 4  4  5 5   2  3 
 
Phew.. That was the "intro," now for the final part: 

First you should play this: (remember: ') 

D|2 3 2 6 5 3'3  4 5 3'3' 3 
A|2 3 2 6 5 3 3  4 5 3 3  3 
D|0 1 0 4 3 1 1  2 3 1 1  1 
 
Then right after, this: 

D|3'3' 6 5 3'3' 4 5 3'3'  3} 
A|3 3  6 5 3 3  4 5 3 3   3}play this 6 times 
D|1 1  4 3 1 1  2 3 1 1   1} 
 
D|3'3' 6 5 3'3'  4 5 3'3' 6 3'3' 7 
A|3 3  6 5 3 3   4 5 3 3  6 3 3  7 
D|1 1  4 3 1 1   2 3 1 1  4 1 1  5 
 
D|7 7*7*7*7*7*7*   7 5   6 6 6 6 7           7   5 
A|7 7 7 7 7 7 7    7 5 5 6 6 6 6 7           7   5 
D|5 5 5 5 5 5 5    503   4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 0 3 
                                 |--------| 
                                  Harmonics 

Then it gets outta control but I've done the best I possibly could, I think. 

G|5 7 7 7 7 7 
D|5 7 7 7 7 7 7             5    6 6 6 6 
A|4 5 5 5 5 5 7             5  5^6 6 6 6 
D|            5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3    4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 
               |-----------| 
                     harmonics 
  
G|    7 6 5 4 
D|5 6 7 6 5 4 2- 
A|5 6 5 4 3 2 2 
D|3 4             0