"Pink Marshmallow Moon" by Big Country
From the Album "The Buffalo Skinners"

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - December 2004

Comments and corrections welcome!

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

 

s = slide
ssss = slow slide (the more s's, the slower the slide)
sd = slide down
su = slide up, all the way to the bridge
r = let ring (sustain)

Intro;

Played with a bottle of Bud.
Also works with a bottle of Miller.
For best results, drink the contents of the bottle before you start,
otherwise the weight of the bottle might make it more difficult to play
(well, that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it).
This will also allow the bottle to come up to room temperature and thus
reduce the risk of getting condensation all over your guitar:-)

Stuart's part (slide guitar)

                             Em     C                        G        D
E|------------------------------------10-----------------------------------------|
B|12-10ss12ss10---------10sss12rrrr------10ss12ss10------------------------------|
G|---------------10s12-------------------------------10s12-10ss12sd---5sssss7rrr-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bruce's part (use palm muting);

  Em           C           G          D      
E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------5--5--5--5---------------7--7--7--7-|Play twice
A|--2--2--2--2-3--3--3--3----5--5--5--5-5--5--5--5---|
E|0--0--0--0---------------3--3--3--3----------------|

 

Verse 1;

 

Bruce play's the following part through the verses, using
palm muting most of the time;

  Em           C           G           (no mute) 
E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------5--5--5--5--------------------2-----|
A|--2--2--2--2-3--3--3--3----5--5--5--5----2-5---5-2-|
E|0--0--0--0---------------3--3--3--3--3-3-----------|

 

  Em           C           G         (no mute) 
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------5--5--5--5-----------------2-------2-|
A|--2--2--2--2-3--3--3--3----5--5--5----2-5-----2-5---|
E|0--0--0--0---------------3--3--3--3-3-------3-------|

 

  Em           C           G            D      
E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------5--5--5--5---------------7--7--7--7-|
A|--2--2--2--2-3--3--3--3----5--5--5--5-5--5--5--5---|
E|0--0--0--0---------------3--3--3--3----------------|

 

  Em           C           G            D      
E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------5--5--5--5---------------7--7--7--7-|
A|--2--2--2--2-3--3--3--3----5--5--5--5-5--5--5--5---|
E|0--0--0--0---------------3--3--3--3----------------|

 

Em               C  
We could both be something still

G                  G
We could spend our lives fulfilled

Em                 C
We could leave the battlefields

G               G
No more arrows, no more shields

 

E|17ss15rrrrr-|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|------------|

 

Em               C
When the dust of war subsides

G               D
Will I find you by my side?

E|------------------|
B|17ss15rrrssss17rr-|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|

 

Em             C
We could be at peace out there

G                 D
Before the summer fair

 

Chorus;

Bruce's part during chorus;

  C                        G         D
E|------10-7--------------------7---------|
B|---8------8-----------------8---8-------|
G|7-------------9-7---7-----7------7------|
D|------------------9----9-----------7rrr-|repeat twice
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Stuart's slide guitar during chorus is very difficult to make out given all
the other things going on at the same time but it sounds something like this
(this part is not played in the live versions of the song);

E|-------12ss15rrr-----------------------------|
B|10ss12------------10ss12-12-12ss10-----------|
G|-----------------------------------12ss14rrr-|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

E|-------12ss15rrr---15ss19rrss15--15ss17rr--14s15-14s15rrrrsd-|
B|10ss12-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 

             C              G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Today has come too soon

             C                      G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Beneath a pink marshmallow moon

 

                                Em     C                        G        D
E|---------------------------------------10-------------------------------------------|
B|10s12-10ss12ss10---------10sss12rrrr------10ss12ss10--------------------------------|
G|------------------10s12-------------------------------10s12-10ss12sd---4s5-5sss7rrr-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Verse 2; (same guitar as verse 1)

Em             C
On the road to Monterey

G              G
I will be with you one day

Em                 C
Ride the length of highway one

G             G
Silhouettes against the sun

E|----------------------|
B|15s14-15s14sssss15rrrr|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

 

Em            C
You can be my surfer queen

G              D
I will be your football team

E|-----12--12s10-----------|
B|10s12--12-----10sss12rrr-|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

Em             C
We can build a love machine

G                   D
At least you let me dream

 

Chorus;

             C              G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Today has come too soon

             C                      G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Beneath a pink marshmallow moon

 

Guitar solo;

(chords are Em  C  G  G / Em  C  G  G / Em  C  G  D / Em  C  G  D )

 

E|------------------------------------10---------------------------------|
B|12-10ss12ss10---------10sss12rrsd------10ss12ss10----------------------|
G|---------------10s12-------------------------------10s12-10ss12sd------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----12----12ss10------10sss12rrsd------15-15-15-15--10s12ss10----------------|
G|10s12---12-------10s12-------------12s15----------------------10ssss12rrrrrsd-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|------12----12ss10-------10ss12rr-------12--12s15-14-12ss10-------|
B|10s12----12--------10s12-----------10s12--12---------------10ss12-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|12-12s10---------------------------------------|
B|-------- 10s12s10-11s12-11s12-12ss10-----------|
G|-------------------------------------12ss9rr---|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

 

                                                             
E|----12---------------------------------15-14-12su--|
B|---------12ss13--13-13s12----12ss15rrr-------------|
G|9s12--12------------------12-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

 

Verse 3;

Em              C
We could find a secret room

G                G
Somewhere in the house of gloom

E|----------------|
B|12sss11sss12rrrr|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

 

Em                C
Meet the lost and lonely man

G                 G
With his lost and lonely plan

 

Em               C
He will say what I said then

G                  D
You have loved and will again

E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|12sss11sss12----|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

 

Em              C
Even though the gift of rain

G                D
Is destined to remain

 

Chorus;

             C              G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Today has come too soon

             C                      G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Beneath a pink marshmallow moon

 

Chorus;

             C              G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Today has come too soon

             C                      G                D
We’ll live tomorrow girl. Beneath a pink marshmallow moon

 

Guitar solo;

(chords are Em  C  G  G / Em  C  G  G / Em  C  G  D / Em  C  G  D / Em)

E|--------------------------------------10----------------------------|
B|-----12-----12ss10------10sss12rrsd------10s12ss10------------------|
G|11s12--11s12------10s12-----------------------------10s12-10ss12sd--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----12-----12-----12--------------12rrrrsd----12s15-15-15-15sd-12s10----------|
G|11s12--11s12--11s12--12-12s10-10s12----------12----------------------10s12rrsd-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|-----12-----12-----12--12s10-----12rrrr-------12--12s15-14-12ss10-------|
B|11s12--11s12--11s12--12-----10s12--------10s12--12---------------10ss12-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E|12-12s10---------------------------------------|
B|-------- 10s12s10-11s12-11s12-12ss10-----------|
G|-------------------------------------12ss9rr---|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

 

                                                            
E|---------------------------------------15-14-12-------14s12-10s12rrrsd|
B|----12---12ss13--13-13s12----12ss15rrr----------12-15-----------------|
G|9s12--12------------------12------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Chords:

CHORD | E A D G B E
C     | 3 3 2 0 1 0
C     | 3 3 5 5 5 3
D     | 5 5 7 7 7 5
Em    | 0 2 2 0 0 0
G     | 3 5 5 4 3 3