"All Fall Together" by Big Country
From the Album "The Crossing" (US Re-master version)

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - August 2006

Comments and corrections welcome!

For more info about Big Country visit www.bigcountry.co.uk

h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

One of Big Country's very best works IMO. It was recorded for the movie "Streets of
Fire" and first appeared on the "Wonderland" EP in 1984. It subsequently appeared on
"Restless Natives and Rarities" and the "Millenium Collection" compilations before
finally appearing as a bonus track on the US Remaster version of "The Crossing" in
2002 (along with the other tracks from the "Wonderland" EP).

"Giant" is just an instrumental arrangement of "All Fall Together". "Giant" was the B
side of the "Wonderland" single, then appeared on a couple of compilations before
appearing as a bonus track on the remastered version of "The Seer" in 1996.

To the best of my knowledge, neither "All Fall Together" nor "Giant" were ever played
live by Big Country.

I've tabbed the Jimmy Iovine Remix version of "All Fall Together" from the US Remaster
version of "The Crossing".

Intro (e-Bow);

  C     G      Em      F      C         G    F       G        
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|14----17-----19--21-17s14---14--12-17-16---12--14--9-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Am       G        F        Am       Em       F        G      Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|12----10-9----10--7---9----5-2------2---0--9-7----5-4-2----0-2----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

  No guitars or bass - just drums
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Guitar Part 1;

  Am    G     C     G     F
E|------------------------------3-1----------------|
B|----------------------------1-------3-1----------|
G|----2-----0-----0-----0---2-------2-------3-2----| Play twice
D|--2-----0-----2-----0---3---------------3-----3--|
A|0-----2-----3-----2------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar Part 2;

Drums and staccato acoustic guitar chords;

  Fmaj7     Fmaj7     Am       Am       Fmaj7     Fmaj7     Am       Am
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Verse 1;
(backed by Guitar Part 1)

     Am         G6          C        G6          Fmaj7
I forget how it started but everyone knew of the cause
     Am         G6         C             G6           Fmaj7
Hard out of the sun with a vengeance and all then was lost

 

Guitar solo;

NB. The effects on the guitar here are so thick that it's difficult
to hear whether the very fast hammers and pulls I've tabbed are
played but, anyway, it's the way I play it.

 

  Am        Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7            Am    Fmaj7  Am
E|8-7-5h7p5-------5h7-5---5rrr---8-7-5h7p5----------------|
B|----------8-5-8-------8------------------8-5-8-5rrrrrrrr|
G|--------------------------------------------------------| Play twice
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2;
(strummed chords backing)

     Am           G6            C          G6            Fmaj7
They crawled into homes and yet all of the old ways were gone
        Am         G6         C          G6               Fmaj7
It left nothing to run to but no-one can help how they're drawn

 

Chorus;
(guitar solo in background)

        Am  Fmaj7  Am    Fmaj7   Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7  Am
We will all fall together.     A black sky in the rain.
    Am      Fmaj7     Am     Fmaj7       Am         Fmaj7    Am
And you can laugh and I will sing. We've changed forever.

 

Verse 3;

Here's the guitar backing for verse 3;

  Am    G6    C    G6     Fmaj7
E|------------------------------------1rrr------|
B|------0---0-1-3-1-0-1-0------------------1-0--|
G|2---2---0---------------2rrrrr--2h4-----------| Repeat twice
D|--2-------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

   Am         G6       C          G6            Fmaj7
Survivors set out on a trail in a search for salvation
Am          G6          C            G6       Fmaj7
Looking for remnants of sense in the end of a nation

 

Chorus;
(guitar solo in background)

        Am  Fmaj7  Am    Fmaj7   Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7  Am
We will all fall together.     A black sky in the rain.
    Am      Fmaj7     Am     Fmaj7       Am         Fmaj7    Am
And you can laugh and I will sing. We've changed forever.

 

e-Bow solo;

  C     G      Em      F      C         G    F       G        
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|14----17-----19--21-17s14---14--12-17-16---12--14--9-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Am       G        F        Am       Em       F        G      Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|12----10-9----10--7---9----5-2------2---0--9-7----5-4-2----0-2----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Chorus;
(guitar solo in background)

Am  Fmaj7  Am    Fmaj7   Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7  Am
All fall together.     A black sky in the rain.
    Am      Fmaj7     Am     Fmaj7       Am         Fmaj7    Am
And you can laugh and I will sing. We've changed forever.

 

Verse 4
(same guitar backing as verse 3)

Am         G6         C            G6            Fmaj7
All came together and steadied themselves on the shore
Am          G6           C              G6           Fmaj7
Knowing the terror would find them much worse than before

 

Chorus;
(guitar solo in background)

        Am  Fmaj7  Am    Fmaj7   Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7  Am
We will all fall together.     A black sky in the rain.
    Am      Fmaj7     Am     Fmaj7       Am         Fmaj7    Am
And you can laugh and I will sing. We've changed forever.

Verse 5;
(backed by Guitar Part 1)

Am         G6           C            G6           Fmaj7
Nothing to live for and nothing more left of your pride
        Am           G6            C               G6       Fmaj7
Can you face all the black in your heart that will not be denied

 

Chorus;
(drums, acoustic guitar and simple bass backing)

        Am  Fmaj7  Am    Fmaj7   Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7  Am
We will all fall together.     A black sky in the rain.
    Am      Fmaj7     Am     Fmaj7       Am         Fmaj7    Am
And you can laugh and I will sing. We've changed forever.

Guitar break;

 

  Am       Am       Am      Em   F        F        F  G  G     Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7s9--9---7s9--9---7s9--9--9----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10s12-12------|
D|5s7--7---5s7--7---5s7--7--9----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10s12-12-14rrr| Play twice
A|0rr--0---0rr--0---0rr--0--7----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-s10-10-12rrr|
E|--------------------------0----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-s10-10-12rrr|

 

Chorus;
(drums, acoustic guitar and simple bass backing)

        Am  Fmaj7  Am    Fmaj7   Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7  Am
We will all fall together.     A black sky in the rain.
    Am      Fmaj7     Am     Fmaj7       Am         Fmaj7    Am
And you can laugh and I will sing. We've changed forever.

Guitar break;

  Am       Am       Am      Em   F        F        F  G  G     Am
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7s9--9---7s9--9---7s9--9--9----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10s12-12------|
D|5s7--7---5s7--7---5s7--7--9----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10s12-12-14rrr| Play twice
A|0rr--0---0rr--0---0rr--0--7----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-s10-10-12rrr|
E|--------------------------0----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-s10-10-12rrr|

 

Chorus;
(guitar solo in background)

        Am  Fmaj7  Am    Fmaj7   Fmaj7 Am      Fmaj7  Am
We will all fall together.     A black sky in the rain.
    Am      Fmaj7     Am     Fmaj7       Am         Fmaj7    Am
And you can laugh and I will sing. We've changed forever.

 

  (Unaccompanied drums for outro)
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Chords:

CHORD | E  A  D  G  B  E
Am    | 0  0  2  2  1  0
Am    | 5  7  7  5  5  5
C     | 3  3  2  0  1  0
C     | 8  10 10 9  8  8
Em    | 0  2  2  0  0  0
F     | 1  3  3  2  1  1 
Fmaj7 | 1  3  3  2  1  0
  or
Fmaj7 | 1  3  2  2  1  1 
G     | 3  5  5  4  3  3
G6    | 3  2  0  0  0  0