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Pick Up The Bones Tab
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                              Pick Up The Bones
                               Alice Cooper
                               Brutal Planet
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Tabbed by: Mark Patterson
Email: [email protected]

i know you've probably heard this a lot, but this is my first tab. i just
always wanted to learn this but there were no good tabs so i said screw
it, i'll make 'em. enjoy! and the lyrics are from the booklet of the CD.

Tuning: acoustic is C#(Db) - Db Gb B E Ab Db
Tuning: Electric is drop B - B  Gb B E Ab Db

| /  slide up
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato/hold note

I'll warn you now, if its the main solo your looking for, i don't have it.
i'm not good enough to tab it out, or even play it probably. sorry.

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0-------0---------------|
D|---4---4---4---4---4---4~---------------4---4---4---4---4---4~------------|
A|-2-------0----------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-----------------0------------------------------------0-------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-------0-------0------------------0-------0-----------------------|
D|-----4---4---4---4---4---4~-------------4---4---4---4---------------------|
A|-0-2-------0--------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------0----------------------------------0~------------------|

(during the intro, you hear a quiet guitar playing in the background with a
heavy reverb and a light delay played like this)
-first note fades in, then hold last until about the solo if you can
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--(19)~--19~--18~--16~--19~--18~--16~-------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

vocals come in
"collecting pieces in an old pillow case,
this one has a skull but it don't have a face"
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0-------0---------------|
D|---4---4---4---4---4---4~---------------4---4---4---4---4---4~------------|
A|-2-------0----------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-----------------0------------------------------------0-------------------|

"these looking like the arms of my father so strong,
and the ring on this finger means my grandmothers gone"

-the guitar does NOT stop, it keeps going for the rhythm of the solo which
is basically the same
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-------0-------0------------------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
D|-----4---4---4---4---4---4~-------------4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-----|
A|-0-2-------0--------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------0----------------------------------0--------3----------|

Rhythm for solo and played until chorus
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------|
D|----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---------|
A|--2-------0-----------------------2-------0-------------------------------|
E|------------------0-------3-----------------------0-------3---------------|

Solo
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------10-8-7-----------------------------15b~~-----------------|
G|-----7-9-9b-9~----------9-7-6-9-7---------7b.-----------------------------|
D|--/9------------------------------9-7-9~----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|-solo

solo continues further on, just rhythm for solo is played

"Here's some legs in a pile where my sister once played,
here' some mud made of blood and these teeth are decayed"
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------|
D|----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---------|
A|--2-------0-----------------------2-------0-------------------------------|
E|------------------0-------3-----------------------0-------3---------------|

-Solo continues while rhythm is played
-also during "and i just can put him back together again", the heavy
electric guitar comes in.

"The ear of my brother the hand of a friend,
and i just can put him back together again"
e|------------------------------17-19-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-------|
B|-------------17b~---------/19---------------------------------------------|
G|------16-19---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--/16---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-This is for the electric guitar that comes in during the (17b-17b-17b-17b-
17b-17b-17b)up there.

Pre-Chorus
-the pre chorus is palm muted but it slowly gets unpalm muted
-and i actually think it might be a guitar playing one note and the bass
doing the (2-4-5) but i'm not sure
e|----------------------------------|*bass*---------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|A|--2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4----|
G|----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|or--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
A|--2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Chorus
"Pick up the bones and set them on fire, follow the smoke, going higher and
higher. pick up the bones, and wish them goodnight, pry 'em a prayer, and
turn out the light
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-2-4----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-4----|
E|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------0-2-4----|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-2-4-4~-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-4-2~-|
E|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------0-2-4----|

Intro riff starts again

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0-------0---------------|
D|---4---4---4---4---4---4~---------------4---4---4---4---4---4~------------|
A|-2-------0----------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-----------------0------------------------------------0-------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-------0-------0------------------0-------0-----------------------|
D|-----4---4---4---4---4---4~-------------4---4---4---4---------------------|
A|-0-2-------0--------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------0----------------------------------0~------------------|

-Little solo riff
e|----------------------------------------|
B|--17-18-17b~--12------------------------|
G|-------------------------7-9-10p9p7h9~--|
D|----------------------/9----------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Vocals come back in
"There are stains on the floor where the kitchen one stood, there are ribs
in fire place mixed with the wood."
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0-------0---------------|
D|---4---4---4---4---4---4~---------------4---4---4---4---4---4~------------|
A|-2-------0----------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-----------------0------------------------------------0-------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-------0-------0------------------0-------0-----------------------|
D|-----4---4---4---4---4---4~-------------4---4---4---4---------------------|
A|-0-2-------0--------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------0----------------------------------0~------------------|

"There are forces in the air, ghosts in the wind, some bullets in the back and some 
on the skin"
-Another little solo riff ~~~(18b is a half bend)~~~
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------16-18-18b--16-14-16-------------------------------------------------|
D|--/16---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-After that, you use the rhythm for the solo until the next chorus
"There were demons with guns who marched thru this place, killing everything
that breathed, they're an inhuman race"
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------|
D|----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---------|
A|--2-------0-----------------------2-------0-------------------------------|
E|------------------0-------3-----------------------0-------3---------------|
_solo riff play during last verse
e|-------------------------17b----------------------------------------------|
B|-----15-17-17bp15----15--17b----------------------------------------------|
G|--16--------------16------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"there are holes in the walls, bloody hair on the bricks, and the smell of
this hell is making me sick"

e|-------------------------------19-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b---------|
B|---------------------------/19--------------------------------------------|
G|--(really really quiet)---------------------------------------------------|
D|--14p12h14p12h14p12h14----------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus during the Bends (17b-17b-17---------------------------------------|b)
e|----------------------------------|*bass*-----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|A|--2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4------|
G|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|or--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------|
A|--2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|
E|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

Chorus
"Pick up the bones and set them on fire, follow the smoke, going higher and
higher. pick up the bones, and wish them goodnight, pry 'em a prayer, and
turn out the light

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-2-4----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-4----|
E|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------0-2-4----|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-2-4-4~-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-4-2~-|
E|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------0-2-4----|

-there are actually little solo bends being played during this chorus and
they're all the same note continuing on from the pre-chorus.
e|--17b~~~~--17b~~~~--17b-17b~~~~--17b~~~~-17b~~~~~~-17b~~~~-17~~~~~~-------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Solo (Bridge)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-4-x-2-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-3-3-4----------------------|
A|-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-4-x-2-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-3-3-4----repeat 2x's-------|
E|-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-4-x-2-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-3-3-4----------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-4-x-2-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-3-3-4----------------------|
A|-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-4-x-2-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-3-3-4----------------------|
E|-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-4-x-2-4-7--2--4--2-4-7--2-3-3-4----------------------|

I can't make out how to play the sounds during the 2 time and i already said
i can't do some of the solo, it gets kind of intense, at least for me.
-Anyways, it just goes into the chorus and keeps soloing until the chorus
ends.

Chorus
"Pick up the bones and set them on fire, follow the smoke, going higher and
higher. pick up the bones, and wish them goodnight, pry 'em a prayer, and
turn out the light

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-2-4----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-4----|
E|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------0-2-4----|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-2-4-4~-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-4-2~-|
E|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------0-2-4----|

then it ends off with the intro riff and another little solo riff
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0-------0---------------|
D|---4---4---4---4---4---4~---------------4---4---4---4---4---4~------------|
A|-2-------0----------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-----------------0------------------------------------0-------------------|

e|--10p9--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------12p1012~-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------9p7h9~-7~------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Ending
"Now, maybe someday, the suns gonna shine, flowers will bloom, and all will
be fine. but nothing will grow on this burnt cursed ground, cuz the breath
of the dead is the....only sound."
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0-------0---------------|
D|---4---4---4---4---4---4~---------------4---4---4---4---4---4~------------|
A|-2-------0----------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-----------------0------------------------------------0-------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-------0-------0------------------0---------0---------------------|
D|-----4---4---4---4---4---4~-------------4---4----4-----4------------------|
A|-0-2-------0--------------------------2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------0---------------------------------------0~-------------|


| /  slide up
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato/hold note

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About the artist behind Pick Up The Bones Tab:

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.[1] He was ranked #20 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program.[2]

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971's monster hit "I'm Eighteen" from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. Cooper's solo career began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. Expanding from his Detroit garage rock[3] and glam rock[4] roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock. In recent times he has returned more to his garage rock roots.[5]

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage, The Rolling Stone Album Guide going so far as to refer to him as the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer".[6] He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is also credited as being the man who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre".[7] Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restauranteur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock shows Nights with Alice Cooper.

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