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Tabs - Never Bet the Devil Your Head - Madness is Genius By Design

Index - Baypath Road | Example | Never Bet The Devil Your Head | Misc. - - Tablature Explanation
Song: Madness is Genius by Design
Album: Never Bet the Devil Your Head
Music by: Subrosa
Tabbed by: db

This is the arranger's own work and is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.  
Even so, if you have any comments, questions, or corrections, please feel 
free to email me at dbroyles@hotmail.com.  Thank you and enjoy the tablature.

All strings tune down one half step, but tune the G string (or the 3rd) up 
to Bb.  From low to high, the guitar should be at bE, bA, bD, bB, bB, bE.  
Make sure your second and third strings are unison (or they ring the same 
note, creating a sound resemblant to a 12-string guitar).

__ denotes a tie between notes
/ or \ are up and down slides respectively
. is a palm mute given to a single note or chord
~~ is a vibrato

The intro is played on a slightly dirty sounding guitar with the volume 
turned down, playing the following figure (Note: Tablature is written as 
if the guitar were not tuned down a half step to reduce compexity; in this 
case, tune the G up to B.) :

Riff A
_____E5(sus4)_________________________.
E-|-----------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------|
D-|--------2--2--2----------2--2--2---|
A-|--2--2--2--0--2----2--2--2--0--2---|
E-|--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0---|
light P. M. throughout

Then there is a guitar dubbed over Riff A.

Riff B
____Em7___________A/E__________G/E____________.
E-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
D-|------12--12--------11--11--------9---9----|
A-|----14--14--14----12--12--12---10--10--10--|
E-|--0-------------0------------0-------------|
let ring throughout
_____F#m/E_______Em____________D/E___________.
E-|------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------------|
D-|------7---7--------5---5---------4---4----|
A-|----9---9---9----7---7---7-----5---5---5--|
E-|--0------------0------------0-------------|
____N.C.__________________________.
E-|-------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------|
D-|-------0__2---------0__2-------|
A-|--0__2---------0__2------------|
E-|------------0-------------0----| End Riff B
slight P.M.

For the first chorus play Riff A then Fill 1 (below)
Fill 1

E-|-----------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------|
D-|--------4--4---------5--5----|
A-|--------4--4---------5--5----|
E-|--0--0--2--2---0--0--3--3----|
_____.__._________.__.__________          

Play Riff A and Fill 1 again then do this...

Riff C
E-|---------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------|
D-|-10-10-10--9--9--9-------4-4------5-5--|
A-|-10-10-10--9--9--9-------4-4------5-5--|
E-|--8--8--8--7--7--7---0-0-2-2--0-0-3-3--|
________________________._.______._.______

Riff D
E-|-----------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------|
E-|--0--2--3--/5--3--2--0--2--3--/7--5--3~~-|

Then there is the really cool riff (This is where the alternate tuning makes 
the difference in this song.).

Riff E
E-|-------------0------------0------------0--|
B-|------14-15-14-----12-14-12-----10-11-10--|
B-|----0-------------0------------0----------|
D-|--16------------14-----------12-----------|
A-|------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------------|


E-|-----------0----------0----------0--------|
B-|------8-10-8------7-8-7------5-7-5--------|
B-|----0-----------0----------0--------------|
D-|--11----------9----------7----------------|
A-|------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------------|
Repeat the last two figures two more times.

Then there is the little 2nd chorus figure:
E-|
B-|------/3-/3----/4-/4-------------------------|
B-|------/3-/3----/4-/4-------------/11-12-11\--|
D-|------------------------/8-/8----------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------|
E-|--0-0-------0-0------0-0------0-0------------|

From there it uses all the previous riffs for the most part.  After the 
"Not afraid" part, Travis plays something really weird that I 
don't have here unfortunately.  But by listening to the song you should 
be able to figure out where what goes.  Have fun!

Questions, comments, corrections: dbroyles@hotmail.com
    

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