Cherub

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"Cherub"

Originally by the Butthole Surfers from their 1984 album, Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac.

The Melvins play an instrumental version which appears on Millennium Monsterwork 2000 and numerous live sets.

Lyrics

Cherub
Cherub the angel
Roll back the hands of time


Cherub
Enter the angel


aaaaaaahhhh!


You walk alone now
You're never mind
The walks you've taken
have left behind
All people sideways
They look at you
may god forsake me
cause I do to


I see bodies
Maybe, maybe someone is alive
Naked we smile


Hoo-hahahahahahahah, a-hahahahahohoho


Naked


Ha-ha


ahhhh


You're right beside me
you gaze a view
your body's vacant
they crawl right through


those bodies falling
it's in the air
we're mixed so close now
but I don't care


ha ha ha


walk upon me
your body lead
you try to escape you
it's in your head


I'd better go back
I'm not over there


You walk beside me
you gaze at me
you're homeless now
or that times three


amazon
you gaze along
I'll make you talk you
there is no bong


your mind has cut you
you're bleeding now
your plans escaped
just like a bow


they walk right past you
they stop and stare
your body's lying
all over there


ha-he-he-he-he

Guitar TAB

tabbed by chris lawrence (mustang@islandnet.com)

You may want to use some tremolo for this song. 
To begin, get the B string ringing open feedback,
and fade in w/ your volume knob. About 30 seconds
in, shift over to feedback ringing on the open G
string. Basically ring out various open strings
while feeding back... (or 12th fret harmonics..)

Then:

E------------10---7--
B-------------------- (sustain feedback)
G--------------------
D---13---------------
A--------------------
E---11-------10---7--

play that occasionally... 

about 2:05 in, play:

E---11-------14--7---
B-------------------- (sustain feedback)
G--------------------     
D--------------------    ==> chorus
A--------------------
E---11-------14--7---

CHORUS:

E----------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------*12*---
G--4-4--------7--10-----4-4-----*5*-----*12*---
D--4-4--5^7\9-------9---4-4--*5*---*5*--*12*---
A--2-2------------------2-2--------------------
E----------------------------------------------

So it's basically a B chord followed by a fill,
and a B chord followed by harmonics, and repeat.
End on a B chord, and let it feedback for a while.  

Then enter on:

E--10--7----                    --11-----10---7--
B----------- (sustain feedback) -----------------  fb.
G-----------                    -----------------
D-----------                    --13-------------
A-----------                    -----------------
E--10--7----                    --11-----10---7--

repeat variations... => chorus (many many times...) 

when the song breaks down for a bit, just play
muted harmonics, then back into the chorus.

Bass TAB

bass tab by chris lawrence (mustang@islandnet.com)

In "Blind Eye Sees All", Trevor plays this with a capo at the 
2nd fret, shaped like an A. Seems a little lazy to me, but it
works too. I've tabbed it normally just in case you don't have
a capo lying around...

Verse:

G-------------------------------4-4-4--
D-------------4--4---------------------
A--2----2-2-----------2--2--2----------
E--------------------------------------

Chorus:

G----------
D----------
A--2-2-----
E----------

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