• Song:

    Game Of Pricks

  • Artist:

    Guided By Voices

  • Album:

    Jellyfish Reflector

GAME OF PRICKS
                         As recorded by Guided By Voices
                          (From the 1995 EP TIGERBOMB)

Words and Music by Robert Pollard
Transcribed by emtilt

This is the whole song, just as I think it is played. An explanation of the durations is at the bottom of the tab. Enjoy.

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

  Q=143
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr II
| W                 W
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0--|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|
| PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||----0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|
||o-5---5---5---5---|-7---7---9---9---|
||------------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|
|
|   PM---------------------------------
|   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-|
||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-|
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-|
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-|
||------------------|-----------------|


   E E  E E  E E  E E    E E  E E  E E  E E
|----0----0----0----0-|----0----0----0----0--||
|-10---10---10---10---|-10---10---10---10---o||
|---------------------|----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------o||
|---------------------|----------------------||
|
|-----------------------------------------|
|  E E  E E  E E  E E    E E  E E  E E  E E
|--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2-|--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--||
|--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-|--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-o||
|--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2-|--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--||
|--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-|--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--||
|---------------------|---------------------o||
|---------------------|----------------------||


    Gtr II
    Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E  4x
||--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-4--4-4-2--2-2-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--||
||o-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-5--5-5-2--2-2-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-o||
||--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-6--6-6-2--2-2-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--||
||--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-6--6-6-4--4-4-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--||
||o-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-4--4-4-4--4-4-|----------------o||
||-----------------|--------2--2-2-|-----------------||


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E S S   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E S S
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2--2-2-4-4-4-4-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3--3-3-5-5-5-5-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-2--2-2-1-1-1-1-|-4--4-4-6-6-6-6-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4--4-4-6-6-6-6-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2--2-2-4-4-4-4-|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


   4/4
    Gtr I
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||----0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0--||
||o-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---o||
||------------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|------------------||
|
|   Gtr II
|   Q   E E E E E E   Q   E E Q   E E   Q   E E E E E E
||--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-4---4-4-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2--||
||o-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|-5---5-5-2---2-2-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-o||
||--2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|-6---6-6-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2--||
||--2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|-6---6-6-4---4-4-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--||
||o-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-4---4-4-4---4-4-|-----------------o||
||------------------|---------2---2-2-|------------------||


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0----|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5-----|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E S S   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E S S
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| Q   E E E E E E   Q   E E E E E E   Q   E E E E E E
|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2---2-2-4-4-4-4-|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3---3-3-5-5-5-5-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-2---2-2-1-1-1-1-|-4---4-4-6-6-6-6-|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4---4-4-6-6-6-6-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2---2-2-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


    Gtr II
    Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E  4x
||--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-4--4-4-2--2-2-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--||
||o-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-5--5-5-2--2-2-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-o||
||--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-6--6-6-2--2-2-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--||
||--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-6--6-6-4--4-4-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--||
||o-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-4--4-4-4--4-4-|----------------o||
||-----------------|--------2--2-2-|-----------------||


  Gtr I
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0----|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5-----|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E S S   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E S S
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|


     E E  E E  E E  E E    E E  E E  E E  E E    E E  E E  E E  E E  3x
||-----0----0----0----0-|----0----0----0----0-|----0----0----0----0--||
||o-10---10---10---10---|-10---10---10---10---|-10---10---10---10---o||
||----------------------|---------------------|----------------------||
||----------------------|---------------------|----------------------||
||o---------------------|---------------------|---------------------o||
||----------------------|---------------------|----------------------||
|
|    Q    E E  E E  E E    Q    E E  E E  E E    Q    E E  E E  E E  3x
||---0----0-0--0-0--0-0-|--2----2-2--4-4--4-4-|--2----2-2--2-2--2-2--||
||o--2----2-2--2-2--2-2-|--3----3-3--5-5--5-5-|--3----3-3--3-3--3-3-o||
||---2----2-2--1-1--1-1-|--4----4-4--6-6--6-6-|--2----2-2--2-2--2-2--||
||---2----2-2--2-2--2-2-|--4----4-4--6-6--6-6-|--0----0-0--0-0--0-0--||
||o--0----0-0--0-0--0-0-|--2----2-2--4-4--4-4-|---------------------o||
||----------------------|---------------------|----------------------||


   W
|-------*|
|-10----*|
|-------*|
|-------*|
|-------*|
|-------*|
|
|  W
|--0----*|
|--2----*|
|--2----*|
|--2----*|
|--0----*|
|-------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - 

acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it 

represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  

Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  

Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 PM  - palm muting


Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = 

swing 16ths
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