• Song:

    Game Of Pricks

  • Artist:

    Guided By Voices

  • Album:

    Jellyfish Reflector

Game of Pricks - Guided By voices
Written by Bob Pollard
Tabbed by Andrew Morrison

This is a great song with a simple but catchy melody,with a little different 
arrangement. There are two versions; the one that is on the album Alien Lanes, 
and the EP version, which is also on their newest best of album. Which one you 
like better depends on your taste. The EP version is played double-speed with a 
crunchy overdrive; the album version more slowly with a clear, bell-like clean 
tone. Note: the song is tabbed in A maj, but B-flat is another option.

Intro (2 parts, lead and rythm - read it like a score)

Lead 
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
b|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
g|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|77777777|77777777|77777777|77777777|77777777|
A|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
          [ play through 3x play through 3x   ]
Rythm
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
b|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
g|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A|--------|00000000|22224444|55555555|55555555|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
          [ play through 3x play through 3x   ]
At this point lead and rythm become the same, at least for now
  A        C#  F#   D        A        C#  F#   D
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
b|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
g|--------|6666----|77777777|--------|6666----|77777777|
D|77777777|66664444|77777777|77777777|66664444|77777777|
A|77777777|44444444|55555555|77777777|44444444|55555555|
E|55555555|----2222|--------|55555555|----2222|--------|


Verse
  A        C#  F#   D        A        C#  F#   D
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
b|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
g|--------|6666----|77777777|--------|6666----|77777777|
D|77777777|66664444|77777777|77777777|66664444|77777777|
A|77777777|44444444|55555555|77777777|44444444|55555555|
E|55555555|----2222|--------|55555555|----2222|--------|

  B                  D
e|--------|-------- |--------|--------|
b|--------|-------- |--------|--------|
g|44444444|44444444/|77777777|77777777|
D|44444444|44444444/|77777777|77777777|
A|22222222|22222222/|55555555|55555555|
E|--------|-------- |--------|--------|

  A        B   C#   D        A (very last time)
e|--------|--------|--------|--------|
b|--------|--------|--------|--------|
g|22222222|44446666|77777777|--------|
D|22222222|44446666|77777777|7-------|
A|00000000|22224444|55555555|7-------|
E|--------|--------|--------|5-------|
(When playing the outro/last verse, this bar is played e times and ends on an A
power chord)

Intro
Verse (x3 - 2 verses, the last verse is split between an interlude and
the outro)

Notes: Starting with the second verse, the lead guitar will
stray from the melody and play a sequence of single A notes during the first bar.

Happy playing
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