The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)

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The Fleetwood Mac single
Judas Priest Hell Bent For Leather

"The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)" (Green) – 3:27


Originally by Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac as a single in 1970.

Judas Priest released a cover of the song on the U.S. edition of Hell Bent for Leather in 1979.

Melvins version originally from The Maggot, 1999.

Notes

Peter Green wrote the song shortly before he left Fleetwood Mac and was struggling with LSD.


Green has always maintained that the song is about money, as represented by the Devil.


Green has explained that he wrote the song after experiencing a drug-induced dream, in which he was visited by a green dog (representing money):

"It scared me because I knew the dog had been dead a long time. It was a stray and I was looking after it.

But I was dead and had to fight to get back into my body, which I eventually did.

When I woke up, the room was really black and I found myself writing the song."

Lyrics

Now when the day goes to sleep and the full moon looks
And the night is so black that the darkness cooks
Then you come creeping around, making me do things I don't want to do


Can't believe that you need my love so bad
You come sneaking around trying to drive me mad
Busting in on my dreams, making me see things I don't want to see


'Cause you're the Green Manalishi with the Two Pronged Crown
All my trying is up, all your bringing is down
Just taking my love then slippin' away
Leaving me here just trying to keep from following you


Guitar Tab

April 05, 2001

Melvins revisions by prick@PunchMyVagina.com


I did not originally tab this song, the original Fleetwood Mac version appears on other web sites.

But i checked it against the version that appears on The Maggot and I feel it to be as accurate as it is going to get.


Most of this song is heavily palm muted.

Musically, the Melvins version is 100% like the original except they leave out a few chords and the bass is arranged differently.

And obviously the tempo is a little slower.


Standard tuning

intro
 
 E|--0------0------0-------------------(12)--------------------
 B|--0------0------0-------------(12)---------------------------
 G|--0------0------6---------------------------------------------
 D|--5------4------6----------------------------------------------
 A|--7------5------4--------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
 E|--0------0------0--------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
                                                       p.m.

E5
Now when the day goes to sleep....

Em G  A  G  A  Em

E5
The night is so black that the darkness cooks...

Em G  A  G  A  Em

G   A

A|------0--2-----0--------3--
E|---0--------3------2--1----  p.m.


 E|--0----------------------------|--0----------0-------------
 B|--0----------------------------|--0----------0-------------
 G|--0----------------------------|--0----------0-------------
 D|--5--4--5----------------------|--5--4--5--4--------------
 A|--7--6--7--7--7--7--7--7-------|--7--6--7--5--------------    
 E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---      


 E|--0----------------------------|--0-----------0-------------
 B|--0----------------------------|--0-----------0------------
 G|--0----------------------------|--0-----------0------------
 D|--5--4--5----------------------|--5---4--2--4-------------
 A|--7--6--7--7--7--7--7--7-------|--7---5--3--5-------------
 E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--



 E|--0------------------------------------------------------------------
 B|--0----------------------------------------------------------------
 G|--0-----------------------------------------------------------------
 D|--5--4--5-----5--5--5-----------4--4--4-----2--2-------------
 A|--7--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--------5--5--5-----3--3------------
 E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---
 
 

D|--4-----2--------------2--|----1--2------4--4------------
A|--5-----3--------------3--|----2--3------5--5-------------
E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--


 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B|----------------------------------------------1p0----------------------
 G|---------0-----------2----------------0--------------2p0--------------
 D|--2--2---2------2----2-------2--2---2--------------------4p2-0---
 A|--2--------------0-------------2----------------------------------------
 E|--0----------------------------------------------------------------------


 E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G|--------0-----------2----------------0-------------------------0h2---4h5-
 D|--2--2---2------2----2-------2--2---2---------------2h4----------------
 A|--2--------------0-------------2--------------3h5--------------------------
 E|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

 E|-----------------------------
 B|--0--------------------------
 G|------------------------------
 D|-----------------------------
 A|----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--
 E|----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
 
 p.m.

 
     Em 
 ...Just tryin to keep from following you
 
 
p.m.

D|--5--4---------2------------------------------------5--4--
A|---------2--5------2--5--3-----3--2------------2--------
E|------------------------------------------0--2--3-----------