"Eastworld" by Big Country
From the Album "Rarities II"

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - December2004

Comments and corrections welcome!

This is a superb song. What a shame it wasn't released (except as a B side to "Alone")
until the Rarities II CD.

The song uses split harmonics in various places. It's just a case of experimenting with
the position you pick the string to get the correct harmonic.

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

h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)
* = split harmonic
> = slide chord

Intro:

(Pick the strings very near to the bridge)

  Csus2>Dm                       Csus2
E|-----------------1-------------0--0--|
B|-----------3---3---3-------3---1--1--|
G|---------2---2-------2---2-----0--0--|
D|-------0---------------0-------2--2--|
A|-------------------------------3--3--|
E|-------------------------------------|

For the guitar solo during the intro and the lead guitar through the
verse I've used the following abbreviations to make the tab easier to
read and write;

9 = 9th fret
0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
5 = 15th fret

 

         Gm                Dm            Gm                 Bbsus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------3b5rrrb3-|
G|---0-0h2rrrrr-2b4-0h2p0--0rrrsd----0-0h2rrrr-2b4-2b4b2-0---------|
D|0s2--------------------2--------0s2------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

          F                Gm              Csus2   ***        Bbsus2
E|3-0h3p0--------------------------------------------0---------------|
B|-------3rrrrr-3b5-0h3p0---------------------------0---------1rrrrr-|
G|-----------------------2-2b4b2rrrr-0b2b0h2rrrsd--0--2b3b2-0--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Verse 1:

                 Dm                                               Csus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|0h1p0------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2-0p9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------2p0h2rrrrrrr-------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
           I have come from the Eastworld, from the concrete and the dust

 

            Bbsus2                           Dm         Csus2
                                                     *  *  *
E|----0--------------------------------------0h3p0-------------------|
B|---0--3rrrrrr-----------------------------------3--0--3--0---------|
G|0h2----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
           At the end of the empire, for the lifting of the curse

 

          Dm                                             Csus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  I have come for your hardware, to the strip shows and the bars

                 Bbsus2                       Dm                  Csus2
                                                      *      *    *   
E|----0----------------------------------------0h3p0--0------3----0----|
B|---0--3rrrrrr-------------------------------------3------------------|
G|0h2------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
           I have come to see Madonna, swim in rivers filled with cars

Chorus:

Note: For the lead guitar through the chorus, I've used the following abbreviations;
7 = 17th fret
8 = 18th fret
9 = 19th fret
0 = 20th fret
1 = 21st fret
2 = 22nd fret

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|----------------------------------0rrrrrr-|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8----------|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2       Gm                 Csus2
E|---------------------------------------------------0rrrrrr--------|
B|---8-0------8h0p8-0s2-----8h0p8-0-------8h0p8---------------------|
G|7s9--------------9-------------9--------------9-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
      Western men untie my hands, lead me through the shifting sands

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

Guitar solo;
For this guitar solos I've used the following abbreviations;

9 = 9th fret
0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret

 

        Csus2   ***        Bbsus2                  Dm
E|----------------0------------------------------------------|
B|---------------0---------1rrrrr-0h1p0----------------------|
G|0b2b0h2rrrsd--0--2b3b2-0-------------2-9h0p9---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------2p0h2rrrrrrr--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 

Verse 2; (similar lead guitar as verse 1)

Dm                                        Csus2
Take me to your banker, let me default on my loan

 

        Bbsus2                          Dm           Csus2
Give me twenty years of payments, and a debt to call my own

       Dm                                         Csus2
Let me camp out on the welfare, dig a hole to get my high

        Bbsus2                    Dm           Csus2
Show me rows and rows of oriental toys that I must buy

 

Chorus:

Note: For the lead guitar through the chorus, I've used the following abbreviations;
7 = 17th fret
8 = 18th fret
9 = 19th fret
0 = 20th fret
1 = 21st fret
2 = 22nd fret

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|----------------------------------0rrrrrr-|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8----------|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2       Gm                 Csus2
E|---------------------------------------------------0rrrrrr--------|
B|---8-0------8h0p8-0s2-----8h0p8-0-------8h0p8---------------------|
G|7s9--------------9-------------9--------------9-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
      Western men untie my hands, lead me through the shifting sands

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

Guitar solo; (normal tab - no abbreviations)

  Dm                                                 Dm
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------8-8---------------|
G|5s7-7-7-7-9-7h9p7--------------------------------5s7-7-7-7-9-9h10-9h10p9p7-9-----9p7----7-7-7sd|
D|------------------10-7-7-9h10-10-9p7----7-7-7-7--------------------------------------10--------|
A|-------------------------------------10--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Csus2                  Bbsus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------0---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------2------------2----------0-----3--------------------------------|
A|----3-------------------1----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  The airwaves talk to me deep into the night

 

  Dm                                                 Dm
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------8-8---------------|
G|5s7-7-7-7-9-7h9p7--------------------------------5s7-7-7-7-9-9h10-9h10p9p7-9-----9p7----7-7-7sd|
D|------------------10-7-7-9h10-10-9p7----7-7-7-7--------------------------------------10--------|
A|-------------------------------------10--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Csus2                  Bbsus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------0---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------2---------2-------------0-----3----0---------------------------|
A|----3----------------3--1----------------------1-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     I trust the voice of Radio Free Europe

 

Guitar solo;
  Dm                     Dm
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|7h10p7---7-7s5-5---5---7h10p7---7-7s5-5-----|Play twice
D|------10---------7---7-------10---------7---|
A|------------------------------------------5-|
E|--------------------------------------------|

 

  Dm                Bbsus2 Csus2 Dm              Bbsus2   Csus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|10h14p10----10-10s9-9----------10h14p10----10-10s9-9-------|Play twice
D|---------14-----------12-10-12----------14-----------12----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Dm                     Dm
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|7h10p7---7-7s5-5---5---7h10p7---7-7s5-5-----|Play twice
D|------10---------7---7-------10---------7---|
A|------------------------------------------5-|
E|--------------------------------------------|

 

  Dm                Bbsus2 Csus2 Dm              Bbsus2   Csus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|10h14p10----10-10s9-9----------10h14p10----10-10s9-9-------|Play twice
D|---------14-----------12-10-12----------14-----------12----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Dm                                                 Csus2
I have come from the Eastworld, with a missile for a god

 

         Bbsus2                     Dm               Csus2
Where my mouth was always empty, my feet were barely shod

 

Chorus:

Note: For the lead guitar through the chorus, I've used the following abbreviations;
7 = 17th fret
8 = 18th fret
9 = 19th fret
0 = 20th fret
1 = 21st fret
2 = 22nd fret

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|----------------------------------0rrrrrr-|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8----------|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2       Gm                 Csus2
E|---------------------------------------------------0rrrrrr--------|
B|---8-0------8h0p8-0s2-----8h0p8-0-------8h0p8---------------------|
G|7s9--------------9-------------9--------------9-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
      Western men untie my hands, lead me through the shifting sands

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

Chorus again:

Note: For the lead guitar through the chorus, I've used the following abbreviations;
7 = 17th fret
8 = 18th fret
9 = 19th fret
0 = 20th fret
1 = 21st fret
2 = 22nd fret

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|----------------------------------0rrrrrr-|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8----------|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

       F             Bbsus2       Gm                 Csus2
E|---------------------------------------------------0rrrrrr--------|
B|---8-0------8h0p8-0s2-----8h0p8-0-------8h0p8---------------------|
G|7s9--------------9-------------9--------------9-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
      Western men untie my hands, lead me through the shifting sands

 

       F             Bbsus2         Gm
E|------------------------------------------|
B|---8-0---8h0p8---0s2-------8h0p8--8rrrrsd-|
G|7s9-----------9-----------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
       All bound for miracle land today

 

Guitar solo;
  Dm                     Dm
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|7h10p7---7-7s5-5---5---7h10p7---7-7s5-5-----|Play twice
D|------10---------7---7-------10---------7---|
A|------------------------------------------5-|
E|--------------------------------------------|

 

  Dm                Bbsus2 Csus2 Dm              Bbsus2   Csus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|10h14p10----10-10s9-9----------10h14p10----10-10s9-9-------|Play twice
D|---------14-----------12-10-12----------14-----------12----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Dm                     Dm
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|7h10p7---7-7s5-5---5---7h10p7---7-7s5-5-----|Play twice
D|------10---------7---7-------10---------7---|
A|------------------------------------------5-|
E|--------------------------------------------|

 

  Dm                Bbsus2 Csus2 Dm              Bbsus2   Csus2
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|10h14p10----10-10s9-9----------10h14p10----10-10s9-9-------|Play twice
D|---------14-----------12-10-12----------14-----------12----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 

  Dm                     Dm
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|7h10p7---7-7s5-5---5---7h10p7---7-7s5-5-----|Play twice to fade
D|------10---------7---7-------10---------7---|
A|------------------------------------------5-|
E|--------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

Chords:

CHORD | E A D G B E
Bbsus2| 1 1 3 3 1 1
C     | 3 3 2 0 1 0
Csus2 | 3 3 5 5 3 3
Dm    | 5 5 7 7 6 5
F     | 1 3 3 2 1 1 
Gm    | 3 5 5 3 3 3

If preferred, the Bbsus2 and Csus2 can be played as Bb and C respectively.